William Henry Beeker
Minnie Elizabeth Russell
Amos William Reed
Hattie Elizabeth Caldwell
Fred Robert Beeker Sr.
Christine Laverne Reed
John Samuel Beeker


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1. Hazel Wedley

John Samuel Beeker 1 2 3 4

  • Born: 5 Dec 1923, Eutaw, Greene, AL, USA 1
  • Marriage (1): Hazel Wedley on 11 Jan 1945 in Altrincham, , CHS, ENG
  • Died: 30 May 2004, , Jefferson, AL, USA at age 80 1 5
  • Buried: 2 Jun 2004, Trussville: Jefferson Memorial Gardens East, Jefferson, AL, USA 1 5

   FamilySearch ID: LRFP-N1K.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1940 in Eutaw, Greene, AL, USA. 6 The 1940 census recorded renting a home for $15 a month on Wilson Avenue across the railroad crossing: F. R. Beeker, foreman at planer mill, 54, living with wife Christie, 47; son Chris, expressman at A. G. S. Depot, 19; son John, 16; and daughter Minnie Evelyn, 2. All were born in Alabama except F. R. in North Carolina.

2. Census in 1950 in Birmingham, Jefferson, AL. 7 The 1950 census recorded at 2305 18th Street: John S. Beeker, apprentice lineman for power company, 26, living with wife Hazel, 25; daughter Astasia J., 4, and daughter Carolyn M., 3. John and Carolyn were born in Alabama, Hazel in Canada, and Astasia in England.

3. Residence: on 27 Jul 1956 in Birmingham, Jefferson, AL. 8

4. Obituary: Birmingham News: obituary of John S. Beeker Sr. On 1 Jun 2004 in Birmingham, Jefferson, AL. 5 BEEKER, JOHN S., SR., age 80 of Trussville, AL, passed away on May 30, 2004. Retired as a control operator with Alabama Power Co. after 44 years of service. Member of Clay First Baptist Church. Veteran of World War II where he was attached to the Eighth Air Force and served in England.

Survivors include his wife, Hazel W. Beeker, children, Astarsia Elliott (Robert), Carolyn Jessen (Jimmy), Deborah Knox (Ron), John S. Beeker, Jr. (Charlotte), grandchildren, Amy McDougal (Tommy), Eric Stinson (Carlyn), Chris Knox (Sally), Tim Knox (Tracy), great granddaughter, Emma Stinson, sisters, Ina Merle Brannon and Minnie Evelyn Elliott (Bill), brother, Chris Reed Beeker (Nell).

Services will be Wednesday, June 2, 2004, at 12 noon at Jefferson Memorial Chapel with burial at Jefferson Memorial Gardens East. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 until 8 PM at the funeral home. Rev. Michael Sanders and Rev. Rick Hinkle officiating. Jefferson Memorial Trussville directing.

John married Hazel Wedley on 11 Jan 1945 in Altrincham, , CHS, ENG. (Hazel Wedley was born on 13 Nov 1924 in Islington, Toronto, ON, CAN,9 died on 24 Aug 2011 in , Jefferson, AL, USA 9 10 and was buried on 27 Aug 2011 in Trussville: Jefferson Memorial Gardens East, Jefferson, AL, USA 9 10.)


1 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=25139883.

2 Ancestry.com, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.), John Samuel Beeker. b. 5 Dec 1924 Father Fred R. Beeker, mother Christie L. Reed.

3 Charleston News and Courier (Charleston, SC), 27 Jun 1965, page 36. Beeker-Jessen Engagement.

4 Ancestry.com, Virginia, U.S., Marriage Records, 1936-2014 (Original data: Virginia, Marriages, 1936-2014. Virginia Department of Health, Richmond, Virginia.), Astarsia Jean Beeker m. 29 Mar 1974 Ronald Stephen Smith in Prince William VA.

5 Birmingham News (Birmingham, AL) (Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama.), 1 Jun 2004, obituary of John S. Beeker Sr.

6 1940 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V1GD-1NH F R Beeker Eutaw, AL.

7 "1950 United States Census," https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6F75-5NGX John S Beeker Birmingham AL.

8 "Greene County Democrat (Eutaw, AL)," 2 Aug 1956 page 1, obituary of Fred R. Beeker.

9 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=25139924.

10 Birmingham News (Birmingham, AL) (Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama.), 26 Aug 2011, obituary of Hazel W. Beeker.

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