Elmo Lee Beeker
(1889-1969)
Alice Myrtle Myers
(1889-1966)
Steven L. Foster
(1894-1932)
Rossie Mae Tucker
(1895-1985)
Harold Walton Beeker
(1917-2006)
Sarah Louise Foster
(1920-2020)
Roger Walton Beeker
(1939-)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Myra Louise Yow

Roger Walton Beeker 1 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 23 Nov 1939, Fork, Davie, NC, USA 3
  • Marriage (1): Myra Louise Yow on 13 Jul 1968 in Gibsonville, Guilford, NC, USA 1

   FamilySearch ID: GVZ2-DH4.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1940 in Winston-Salem, Forsyth, NC, USA. 6 The 1940 census recorded renting a home at 98 West End Boulevard: Harold W. Becker [sic, as indexed, but handwriting is Beeker], fitter in furniture factory, 22, living with wife Sarah L., 20; and son Roger W, 3 months. Everyone was born in North Carolina. In 1935, Harold was in Reeds, Davidson County, NC, and Sarah was in rural Davie County, NC. Also in their home in 1940 were three lodgers: Ula D. Foster, 18; Ione M. Pack, 21; and Veta R. Pack, 23, all working in a knitting mill.

2. Census in 1950 in Tyro, Davidson, NC, USA. 7 The 1950 census recorded Elmo L. Beeker, no occupation, 61, with wife Alice M., 61. They also had 2 lodgers in their home: son-in-law David Tussy, carpenter, 28, and his wife Lola, 18, the Beeker's daughter.
Next door is Elmo's son: Harold Beeker, maintenance at dairy, 33, living with wife Sarah, 30, and son Roger, 10.
They were born in North Carolina.

3. Newspaper: The Daily Times-News: Miss Myra Louise Yow Becomes Bride of Mr. Beeker On Saturday Afternoon, 15 Jul 1968, Burlington, Alamance, NC, USA. 1 Miss Myra Louise Yow Becomes Bride of Mr. Beeker On Saturday Afternoon
(Photo of Mrs. Roger Walton Beeker by Westbrook)
The wedding of Miss Myra Louise Yow, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Flynn Yow of Dick Street, and Roger Walton Beeker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Beeker of Lexington, was solemnized Saturday evening at 7 o'clock in the First Baptist Church here.
The Rev. Jack Chellew, minister of the church, officiated at the ceremony, and music was by Mrs. Donald Overman, vocalist, and Monty Busick, organist.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a gown of white crepe made along simple lines with short sleeves and a modified A-line skirt. Her headpiece was a mantilla of Brussels lace ending in a chapel train, and she carried a bouquet of white roses.
Mrs. Randolph C. McLeod of Silver Springs, Md., was matron of honor for her sister, and Mrs. Paul Hepler of Wilkesboro was bridesmaid. Their gowns of Dutch iris lavender crepe were styled the same as the bride's, and they carried white fans with asters and contrasting ribbon streamers.
Mr. Beeker's father was his best man, and ushers were Charles Ronald Yow of Gibsonville, Randolph C. McLeon of Silver Springs, Md., Wesley Max Walser of Fayetteville, David Homer Craver of Lexington.
Mrs. W. Cauzell Yow directed the wedding.
Following a wedding trip, Mr. and Mrs. Beeker will be at home at 1117 Sandusky Drive. Lynchburg, Va., after August 5.
The bride is a graduate of Gibsonville High School and attended Gardner Webb Junior College. She was graduated form Appalachian State University in June with a B. A. degree in sociology.
Mr. Beeker is a graduate of Reeds High School, Lees-McRae Junior College Appalachian State Teacher's College. He taught at Smith High School in Greensboro for one year, served in Alaska with the U.S. Army, and returned to Appalachian State University and received his Master's degree in industrial arts. For the past year he has taught at Appalachian, and on August 5 will join the faculty of Central Virginia Community College at Lynchburg.

4. Residence: 1117 Sandusky Dr., Lynchburg, VA on 5 Aug 1968 in Lynchburg, Lynchburg, VA. 1

5. Residence: 115 Temple Cir, Lynchburg, VA 24502 on 1 Mar 1993 in Lynchburg, Lynchburg, VA. 8

6. Fact: Roger W. Beeker posted a message on Ancestry.com Beeker Message Board, 30 May 1999, , , VA. 2 Looking for Beekers
by Roger W. Beeker
I would like to hear from any Beeker out there. I was born in Fork, North Carolina and lived my early years (2-18) in Reeds (5 miles west of Lexington). I have been in Va. since 1968. I would like to trace my family back to Germany if possible. So, I am looking for contacts that may be part of our family.

7. Residence: on 4 Aug 2001 in Lynchburg, Highland, OH. 9

8. Residence: on 18 Jun 2006 in Lynchburg, Lynchburg, VA. 5

9. The Dispatch: The Public Record: Roger W. Beeker and Myra Y. Beeker to Lawrence Reese Issel Jr. And Tracy L. Issel, lots, Tanglewood Forest, $439. On 14 Aug 2006 in Lexington, Davidson, NC, USA. 10

10. Residence: 5098 W. Old US Highway 64, Lexington, NC 27295 on 29 Oct 2007 in Lexington, Davidson, NC, USA. 11


Roger married Myra Louise Yow, daughter of Robert Flynn Yow and Annie Louise Scoggin, on 13 Jul 1968 in Gibsonville, Guilford, NC, USA.1 (Myra Louise Yow was born on 14 Jun 1946 in Greensboro, Guilford, NC 12.)


Sources


1 The Daily Times-News (Burlington, North Carolina) (Burlington, Alamance, North Carolina), 15 Jul 1968, page 9. Marriage of Myra Louis Yow and Roger Walton Beeker.

2 Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com Message Board, Beeker Message Board, 30 May 1999, post by Roger W. Beeker.

3 FamilySearch.org, North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VHJW-HN6 Roger Waltom [sic] Beeker, 23 Nov 1939. citing vol. 25, p. 251, Davie, North Carolina, North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh.

4 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/205963481.

5 "Lowe Funeral Home (Burlington, NC)," https://www.lowefuneralhome.com/obituaries/annie-yow.

6 1940 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KW39-FGS Harold W Becker, Ward 2, Winston-Salem, Winston Township, Forsyth, North Carolina, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 34-42, sheet 5B, line 63, family 88.

7 "1950 United States Census," https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6FM9-RVGZ Elmo L Beeker Tyro NC.

8 FamilySearch.org, United States Public Records Index, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KYWT-GVM Roger W Beeker Lynchburg, VA.

9 Richmond Times-Dispatch (Richmond, VA) (Richmond, Henrico, Virginia), 9 Sep 2001, page F9. Marriage Beeker - Fields.

10 "The Dispatch (Lexington, NC)" (Lexington, Davidson, North Carolina), 14 Aug 2006. The Public Record, land sales.

11 FamilySearch.org, United States Public Records Index, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KYWT-GVM Roger W Beeker Lexington NC.

12 FamilySearch.org, North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VHLR-FL8 Myra Louise Yow, 14 Jun 1946 citing vol. 103, p. 939, Guilford, North Carolina, North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh.



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