Clara Leona Bell


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1. Earl Roy Beecher Sr.

Clara Leona Bell 1

  • Born: 13 Apr 1905, Wichita, Sedgwick, KS 1
  • Marriage (1): Earl Roy Beecher Sr. on 1 Jul 1922 in San Mateo, San Mateo, CA
  • Died: 23 May 1976, San Mateo, San Mateo, CA at age 71 1
  • Buried: San Mateo: Skylawn Memorial Park, San Mateo, CA, USA 1

   FamilySearch ID: KJWS-PB2.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1940 in San Mateo, San Mateo, CA. 2 The 1940 census recorded renting a home at 8 N. Eldorado St: Earl Beecher, truck driver retail furniture, 38, living with wife Leona, 34; daughter Marion, 15; and sons Earl, 13; and Glenn, 4. Everyone was born in California except Leona in Kansas. They lived in the same place in 1935.

2. Obituary: The Times: obituary of Leona C. Beecher on 24 May 1976 in San Mateo, San Mateo, CA. 1 Leona C. Beecber, 71, of 28 15th Ave., San Mateo, died on Sunday at Mills Hospital after an illness. She was a native of Wichita, Kansas and had lived in San Mateo County for 55 years. She had been the bookkeeper for Schneider's retail clothing store in downtown San Mateo for 25 years. Mrs. Beecher was a past Noble Grand of Elmwood Rebekah Lodge No. 13, past District Deputy of District 24 of the Rebekah Lodge, past president of the Ladies' Auxillary, Patriarch Militant, State of California, and past district president of L.E.A. She was the widow of the late Earl R. Beecher Sr., and is survived by three children, Marian E. Bedard of San Bruno, Glenn L. Beecher of Marysyille, Wash., and Earl R. Beecher Jr. of Dublin, Calif. Eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive. Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Patterson O'Connell Funeral Home under the auspices of Elmwood Rebekah Lodge No. 13 of San Mateo. Interment will be in Skylawn Memorial Park. The family prefers contributions to the Odd Fellows Infirmary Fund, I.O.O.F. Home, Saratoga, Calif.

Clara married Earl Roy Beecher Sr., son of James Alexander Beecher and Ellen Parthenia Clemm, on 1 Jul 1922 in San Mateo, San Mateo, CA. (Earl Roy Beecher Sr. was born on 25 May 1901 in Anderson, Shasta, CA, USA,3 4 5 died on 12 Jul 1974 in San Mateo, San Mateo, CA 4 5 6 and was buried on 15 Jul 1974 in San Mateo: Skylawn Memorial Park, San Mateo, CA, USA 5.)


1 San Mateo Times (San Mateo, Ca.), 24 May 1976, page 22, obituary of Leona C. Beecher.

2 1940 United States Census, Earl Beecher, San Mateo, Judicial Township 2, San Mateo, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 41-38, sheet 8B, family 221.

3 1910 United States Census, California, Alameda County, San Leandro, Series: T624 Roll: 69 Page: 10.

4 U.S. Social Security Death Index, Earl Beecher, Jul 1974; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

5 Find A Grave,

6, California Death Index, 1940-1997 (Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.), Earl R. Beecher, SSN 553010890, b. 25 May 1901, d. 12 Jul 1974 in San Mateo.

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