William Thomas Crowell
Martha Caroline Miller
Onnie Gertrude Crowell


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1. James Arthur Beeker

Onnie Gertrude Crowell 1 2 3 4

  • Born: 27 Sep 1908, , Stanly, NC, USA 2 3 5
  • Marriage (1): James Arthur Beeker on 29 Jun 1929 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, SC 1
  • Died: 7 Dec 1980, Asheboro, Randolph, NC, USA at age 72 2 3
  • Buried: 9 Dec 1980, New London: New London Cemetery, Stanly, NC, USA 2 3

   FamilySearch ID: KHR9-87T.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Newspaper: Greensboro Daily News: Crowell-Beeker Wedding, 14 Jul 1929, Greensboro, Guilford, NC. 1 Chesterfield, S. C. July 13 -- Miss Gertrude Crowell and James Beeker were quietly married in Chesterfield, S. C. on June 29. Mrs. Beeker now holds a responsible position as stenographer in the Atleen mills, Biscoe, N. C., and Mr. Beeker is now employed in High Point, N. C. They expect to make their home in High Point in the near future. Mr. and Mrs. Beeker are both of Albemarle, N. C.

2. Census in 1930 in Albemarle, Stanly, NC, USA. 6 The 1930 census recorded renting for $22.50 a month at 304 Fifth Street: J. A. Beeker, knitter in hosiery mill, 23, living with wife Gertrude, 21. Also in the home are Gertrude's sisters: Kathleen Crowell, knitter at hosiery mill, 19, and Lucy Crowell, stenographer for register of deeds, 17. Everyone was born in North Carolina.

3. Census in 1940 in Asheboro, Randolph, NC, USA. 7 The 1940 census recorded James A. Beeker, knitter in textile mill, 32, living with wife Gertrude, 30; son Ned, 8; and daughter Peggy, 3. In 1935 they lived in Albermarle, NC. Also in the home is a lodger, Lydia Biles, topper at textile mill, 19. Everyone was born in North Carolina.

4. Census in 1950 in Asheboro, Randolph, NC, USA. 8 The 1950 census recorded at 609 Highland Street: James A. Beeker, hosiery foreman in hosiery mill, 43, living with wife Gertrude C., secretary for power company, 42; son Ned A., clerk in clothing store, 18; and daughter Peggy A., 13. Everyone was born in North Carolina.

5. Residence: 735 Uwharrie St., Asheboro, NC on 7 Dec 1980 in Asheboro, Randolph, NC, USA. 3

6. Obituary: Greensboro Daily News: obituary of Mrs. James A. Beeker on 8 Dec 1980 in Greensboro, Guilford, NC. 3 Mrs. James A. Beeker

Asheboro - Mrs. Gertrude Crowell Beeker, 72, of 735 Uwharrie St. died Sunday at Brian Nursing Center.
Funeral will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Ridge Funeral Home with the Rev. Wilkes D. Macaulay and the Rev. Dean Bailey officiating. Graveside service will be 3:30 p.m. at the New London Cemetery.
She was a Stanly County native, a retired employee of the Agriculture Extension Service and an employee of Sikes, Morton and Brown law firm in Albermarle. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are husband, James A. Beeker, daughter, Mrs. Peggie Pitts of Charlotte; son, Ned Beeker of Lexington; sisters, Mrs. Lucy Wilson of Lexington, Mrs. Marquerite Thompson of Lexington; brothers, Lucian Crowell of New London, Price and Jack Crowell of Granite Quarry, Otha Crowell of Salisbury; three grandchildren.
The family will be at the funeral home 7-9 p.m. today.

Onnie married James Arthur Beeker, son of Oscar John Beeker and Pattie Senora Hall, on 29 Jun 1929 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, SC.1 (James Arthur Beeker was born on 14 May 1907 in Concord, Cabarrus, NC, USA,9 10 11 died on 6 Oct 1989 in Charlotte, Mecklenburg, NC 9 10 12 and was buried on 7 Oct 1989 in New London: New London Cemetery, Stanly, NC, USA 9 10 12.)


1 Greensboro Daily News (Greensboro, NC), 14 Jul 1929, page 8. Marriage of Crowell-Beeker.

2 Find A Grave, http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=56972900.

3 Greensboro Daily News (Greensboro, NC), 8 Dec 1980, page 19. Obituary of Mrs. James A. Beeker.

4 Ancestry.com, U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947 (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), James Arthur Beeker b. 14 May 1907 Cabarrus Co. NC.

5 FamilySearch.org, North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VCQD-GRP Onnie Gertrude Crowell, 1908.

6 1930 United States Census, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X37W-XLL J A Becker, Albemarle, Stanly, North Carolina.

7 1940 United States Census, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KW7T-6NY James A Beeker Asheboro NC.

8 "1950 United States Census," https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6FM9-5TKG James A. Beeker Asheboro Randolph NC.

9 FamilySearch.org, North Carolina Deaths, 1931-1994, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FG8W-7C4 James Arthur Beeker, 06 Oct 1989; citing Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, v 45A cn 45133, State Department of Archives and History, Raleigh; FHL microfilm 1,991,565.

10 Find A Grave, http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=56972899.

11 FamilySearch.org, North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VH53-5YH James Arthur Beeker, 14 May 1907 citing vol. 12, p. 338, Cabarrus, North Carolina, North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh.

12 The Charlotte Observer (Charlotte, NC) (Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina), 7 Oct 1989, page 108. Obituary of James Arthur Beeker.

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