Sophronia Beeker 1
- Born: 10 Aug 1860, Tippecanoe Township, Tippecanoe, IN, USA 1
- Marriage (1): Dr. Albert Warren Shoup on 10 Sep 1888 in , Tippecanoe, IN
- Died: 31 May 1892, West Lafayette, Tippecanoe, IN at age 31 1 2
- Buried: 2 Jun 1892, Battle Ground: Battle Ground Cemetery, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States 1 2
Another name for Sophronia was Fronia Beeker.
Noted events in her life were:
1. Census in 1880 in Tippecanoe Township, Tippecanoe, IN, USA. 3 The 1880 census records 4 Beeker households as neighbors.
Hannah Beeker, 41, was living with daughter Eldira, 20; son John, 18; daughter Lilla J., 13; and two orphans: Theadora Emily, 8; and Charles Baily, 14. Also in the home is Charles Beeker, farmer, 24. Hannah was born in Ohio and her parents in Pennsylvania. Her children were born in Pennsylvania, their father in Ohio.
Next door is Narcemos Beeker, farmer, 38, with wife Mary J., 43; Frank E., 13; George L., 10; Harry W., 7; Charles C., 5; and Clide R., 1. Everyone was born in Indiana, and Narcemos and Mary's parents in Onio.
Next door is Manford Beeker, farmer, 37, with wife Magdaline, 35; Lavira, 11; John L., 10; May 8; Dermeranda, 6; and 18-year-old Charles E. Deardoff, farm laborer. Everyone was born in Indiana, and Manford and Magdaline's parents in Onio.
Next door is Daniel Beeker, farmer, 62, with wife Mary F., 57; Charles W., farmer, 26; daughter Ferona, 19; Jennie, 17; and Rosetta, 12;
Daniel and his children were born in Indiana and his parents in North Carolina. Mary F. and her parents were born in Kentucky.
2. Tombstone: Inscription: Sophronia Beeker wife of Albert W. Shoup Died May 31 1892 Aged 31Yrs. 9M & 21Ds, 31 May 1892, Battle Ground, Tippecanoe, IN. 1
3. Obituary: Lafayette Daily Courier: Death of Mrs. A. W. Shoup. On 1 Jun 1892 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe, IN, United States. 2 ---
Death of Mrs. A. W. Shoup.
A life sweetened with the beautiful nature and loved by all went out in West Lafayette last night. Mrs. A. W. Shoup died at 1:10 o'clock at the family residence, her life pain the sacrifice of giving life to another, whose death also occurred on May 15th. The deceased's maiden name was Miss Fronia Beeker, daughter of Daniel Beeker, of Battle Ground, whose sorrow is the greatest thing that his gray hairs have ever shared. She was a devoted daughter, a wife true, affectionate and wise, and the husband's loss is greater than words can measure. She married William Shoup about four years ago, and gave to him a home made sweet with her care, love and counsel. Ever since her residence in West Lafayette begun, she has taken an active and leading interest in the M. E. Church, becoming loved by every member for her noble work and impulses. Her christian life was unblemished by wrongful word or deed and every heart is saddened at the close of so beautiful an existence. Her character was a jewel that brightened all who came within its radiant raise. Her hands filled the mission of angels, and her soul will live with them and forever brighten the eternal world. She suffered intensely for several weeks, but through it all she was gentle and kind. It is a particularly sad death, under such circumstances and everyone shares with the distressed husband the terrible sorrow that fills his heart in a obliterates all the beauty and brightness of life, until sweet memories of her overcome his grief and he lives over again their happy days together. The funeral will be held from the M. E. Church at 10:30 o'clock to-morrow morning. Revs. James G. Campbell, of West Lafayette, and W. B. Slutz, of Frankfort, conducting the services. The remains will be taken to Battle Ground for burial.
Sophronia married Dr. Albert Warren Shoup, son of Daniel L. Shoup and Elizabeth Caroline Lamar, on 10 Sep 1888 in , Tippecanoe, IN. (Dr. Albert Warren Shoup was born on 9 Nov 1857 in Monticello, White, IN,4 died on 12 Sep 1910 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe, IN, United States 4 5 and was buried on 14 Sep 1910 in Battle Ground: Battle Ground Cemetery, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States 4 5.)