Manford A. Beeker
(1843-1929)
Mary Magdalene Stoyker
(1845-1895)
Henry C. Downing
(1834-1910)
Lucinda P. Graves
(1843-1917)
Randa Beeker
(1874-1925)
Nellie May Downing
(1881-1933)
Donald Earl Beeker
(1909-1944)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Florence Lucile Gollmier

Donald Earl Beeker 1 2 3 4 5 6

  • Born: 6 May 1909, Battle Ground, Tippecanoe, IN 2 4
  • Marriage (1): Florence Lucile Gollmier on 28 Aug 1934 in , Clark, IN, USA
  • Died: 8 Feb 1944, Indianapolis, Marion, IN at age 34 3 4
  • Buried: 11 Feb 1944, Indianapolis: Memorial Park Cemetery, Marion, IN, USA 3 4

   FamilySearch ID: LVZ2-SWY.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1910 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe, IN, USA. 7 The 1910 census recorded renting at 1213 South 12th Street: Rand A. Becker [sic, indexed in census wrong due to poor handwriting of Beeker], motorman on street car, 36, living with wife Nellie, 30; daughter Bessie, 10; and sons Clifford 8, Leonard, 4, and Donald, 11 months. The census columns state Randa and Nellie were married for 14 years and she had birthed 5 children, 4 alive in 1910.

2. Census in 1920 in Wheatfield, Jasper, IN, USA. 8 The 1920 census recorded renting a farm in Wheatfield: Randa Beeker, farmer, 47, lving with wife Nellie M., 40; Clifford F., farm laborer, 18; Lenord, 14; and Donald, 10. They and their parents were born in Indiana.

3. Residence: on 6 Aug 1925 in Wheatfield, Jasper, IN, USA. 1

4. Census in 1930 in Indianapolis, Marion, IN. 9 The 1930 census recorded renting for $25/month at 1524 N. Ewing Street: Griff Marcy, salesman for wholesale oil, 37, living with wife Bess, 30; son Beauferd, 8; John, 2; mother-in-law Nellie Becker [sic, poor handwriting], widowed, practical nurse, 50; brother-in-law Leonard Becker, salesman in auto store, 24; and brother-in-law Donald Becker, salesman in shoe store, 20. Griff and his parents were born in Michigan. All others and their parents were born in Indiana. Griff married at age 28 and Bess at 21.

5. Occupation: salesman on 28 Aug 1934 in Indianapolis, Marion, IN.

6. Residence: 1225 N. Tuxedo St., Indianapolis, IN on 28 Aug 1934 in Indianapolis, Marion, IN.

7. Occupation: salesman, Producer's Oil Co. On 4 Apr 1935 in Indianapolis, Marion, IN. 5

8. Residence: 2039 Houston St., Indianapolis, IN on 4 Apr 1935 in Indianapolis, Marion, IN. 5

9. Census in 1940 in Hopkinsville, Christian, KY, USA. 10 The 1940 census recorded renting a home at 1512 Canton Street: Don E. Becker [sic, indexed wrong due to poor handriting of Beeker by census taker], salesman for paint company, 31, living with wife Florence Lucile, 27; and sons John Gordon, 5, and Stephen D., 9 months. Everyone was born in Indiana except Stephen in Kentucky. In 1935 they lived in Indianapolis.

10. Cause of Death: gun shot wound under chin and into head. Man shot while handling 22 calibre rifle which was accidentally discharged., 8 Feb 1944, Indianapolis, Marion, IN. 3

11. Occupation: salesman, Sargeant-Gerke Co. On 8 Feb 1944 in Indianapolis, Marion, IN. 3

12. Residence: 976 W. 29th Street, Indianapolis, IN on 8 Feb 1944 in Indianapolis, Marion, IN. 3

13. Obituary: Courier and Press: obituary of Donald E. Beeker on 10 Feb 1944 in Evansville, Vanderburgh, IN. 11 Donald E. Beeker, former Evansville paint salesman, was killed accidentally Tuesday night at his home in Indianapolis when a rifle he was cleaning discharged. Mr. Beeker, who was a brother of Chief Clifford Beeker, of the Indianapolis police department, moved his family to Indianapolis last June. Surviving are a wife, Florence, and two sons, John and Stephen, of Indianapolis.


Donald married Florence Lucile Gollmier, daughter of Joseph William Gollmier and Delia C. Leonard, on 28 Aug 1934 in , Clark, IN, USA. (Florence Lucile Gollmier was born on 6 Mar 1913 in Indianapolis, Marion, IN,12 13 14 died on 1 Mar 1980 in Indianapolis, Marion, IN 12 14 15 and was buried on 4 Mar 1980 in Indianapolis: Memorial Park Cemetery, Marion, IN, USA 12 14 15.)


Sources


1 "Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)," 7 Aug 1925, page 10. Obituary of Randa Beeker.

2 Ancestry.com, Indiana, U.S., Birth Certificates, 1907-1944, Certificate 46701 Don E. Beeker b. 6 May 1909 father Randa Beeker mother Nellie Downing.

3 Ancestry.com, "Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2017," Certificate 6090 Donald E. Beeker father Randa Beeker mother Nellie Downing spouse Florence L. Beeker informant.

4 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/89347238.

5 Ancestry.com, Indiana, U.S., Birth Certificates, 1907-1944, Certificate 14858 Jon Gordon Beeker b. 4 Apr 1935 father Donald E. Beeker mother Florence Gollmier.

6 The Indianapolis Star (Indianapolis, IN), 14 Jun 1933, page 19. Obituary of Nellie May Beeker.

7 1910 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MK5B-96F Rand A Becker, Lafayette Ward 1, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 155, sheet 10A, family 217.

8 1920 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MF75-GZY Randa Beeker, Wheatfield, Jasper, Indiana, United States; citing ED 19, sheet 12B, line 61, family 58.

9 1930 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X41D-D1D Griff Marcy, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 307, sheet 19A, line 31, family 315.

10 1940 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K7RD-KWD Don E Becker, Hopkinsville, Magisterial District 2, Christian, Kentucky, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 24-6, sheet 16A, line 20, family 457.

11 Evansville Courier Press (Evansville, Indiana), 10 Feb 1944, page 11, obiituary of Donald E. Beeker.

12 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/89347237.

13 Ancestry.com, Indiana, U.S., Birth Certificates, 1907-1944, Certificate 33293 Florence Lucile Gollmeier b. 6 Mar 1913, father Joseph Gollmeier, mother Delia Leonard.

14 Ancestry.com, "Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2017," Certificate 80-010139 Florence Lucille Fulkerson, father Joseph W. Gollmier, mother Delia Leonard, spouse Earl V. Fulkerson.

15 The Daily Reporter (Greenfield, IN), 1 Mar 1980, page 28. Obituary of Florence L. Fulkerson.



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