Leonard Beeker
(1814-1884)
Anna L. Stingley
(1808-1859)
Manford A. Beeker
(1843-1929)
Mary Magdalene Stoyker
(1845-1895)
Laura Frances Beeker
(1868-1954)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Sherman T. Shigley

Laura Frances Beeker 1 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 7 Aug 1868, Battle Ground, Tippecanoe, IN 2 3
  • Marriage (1): Sherman T. Shigley on 13 Feb 1890 in Battle Ground, Tippecanoe, IN 1
  • Died: 14 Jun 1954, Lafayette, Tippecanoe, IN, USA at age 85 2 3
  • Buried: 17 Jun 1954, Battle Ground: Pretty Prairie Cemetery, Tippecanoe, IN, USA 2 3

   FamilySearch ID: LVZX-XFG.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1870 in Tippecanoe Township, Tippecanoe, IN, USA. 6 The 1870 census recorded Leonard Becker [indexed wrong due to poor handwriting], farmer, 58, living with son Manford, laborer, 28; his wife Maggie, 27; their children Laura, 3; and John L., 8 months when the census was recorded 6 Sep 1870. Also in their home was domestic Silas Wilent, 19, male; and farmer Wm. Halifan, 35. Everyone was born in Indiana except Wm. in Ohio. Leonard's real estate was valued at $5000 and personal estate $2000; Manford $2500 and $100; and Wm. $2000 and $700. The post office is Chauncey.

2. Census in 1880 in Tippecanoe Township, Tippecanoe, IN, USA. 7 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.

3. Census in 1900 in Battle Ground, Tippecanoe, IN. 8 The 1900 census recorded Shurman Shigley, grocery, 36, born Jul 1864, living with wife Laura L, 33, Aug 1867; May, 10, Jul 1890; and Russel, 8, Jul 1892. Laura was married for 10 years to Sherman and she had birthed 2 children, both alive in 1900. Everyone and their parents were born in Indiana except Sherman's father in Ohio and mother in Sweden.

4. Census in 1910 in Battle Ground, Tippecanoe, IN. 9 The 1910 census recorded owning a home at 500 North Salisbury Street in Battle Ground: Sherman Shigley, restaurant proprietor, 46, living with wife Laura, 42; May, 19; and Russell, 17. The census columns record Laura and Sherman were married at age 20 and she had birthed 2 children by 1910. They and their parents were born in Indiana.

5. Residence: on 6 Aug 1925 in Kouts, Porter, IN, USA. 5

6. Census in 1930 in Tippecanoe Township, Tippecanoe, IN, USA. 10 The 1930 census recorded owning a home: Laura Shigley, widowed, farmer, 61, living with her daughter, May Black, widowed, 39. They and their parents were born in Indiana.

7. Residence: on 9 Dec 1937 in Battle Ground, Tippecanoe, IN. 4

8. Census in 1940 in Tippecanoe Township, Tippecanoe, IN, USA. 11 The 1940 census recorded owning a $2500 home: Laura Shigley, manager of farm, 70, living with her grandson, Robert Black, laborer, 25. They were born in Indiana and lived in the same place in 1935.

9. Cause of Death: Laura died at St. Elizabeth Hospital from carcinomatosis, carcinoma of sigmoid colon, 14 Jun 1954, Lafayette, Tippecanoe, IN, USA. 3

10. Residence: R. R. 2, Lafayette, IN on 14 Jun 1954 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe, IN, USA. 3


Laura married Sherman T. Shigley, son of William M. Shigley and Anna Johnson, on 13 Feb 1890 in Battle Ground, Tippecanoe, IN.1 The marriage ended in divorce. (Sherman T. Shigley was born on 17 Jul 1860 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe, IN, USA,1 12 13 died on 5 Sep 1944 in Indianapolis, Marion, IN 14 15 and was buried on 7 Sep 1944 in Indianapolis: Floral Park Cemetery, Marion, IN, USA 14 15.)


Sources


1 FamilySearch.org, Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XFX4-KRY Sherman T. Shigley and Laura F. Beeker, 13 Feb 1890; citing reference item 4 p 84; FHL microfilm 872,060.

2 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7215274.

3 Ancestry.com, "Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2017," Certificate 19401. Laura Frances Shigley. Father Manford Beeker. Mother Magdalene Stroker.

4 "Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)," 10 Dec 1937, page 10, obituary of John L. Beeker.

5 "Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)," 7 Aug 1925, page 10. Obituary of Randa Beeker.

6 1870 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MX6D-YMH Leonard Becker, Indiana, United States; citing p. 51, family 380.

7 1880 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHSN-HF1 4 Beeker Households in Tippecanoe, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district ED 20, sheet 160A.

8 1900 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M994-YY4 Shurman Shigley, Tippecanoe Township (west part) Battle Ground city, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 111, sheet 1B, family 26.

9 1910 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MK5Y-B9P Sherman Shigley, Wabash, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 188, sheet 4B, family 86.

10 1930 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X4BG-1YJ Laura Shigley, Tippecanoe, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 26, sheet 10B, line 99, family 135.

11 1940 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V1BW-BR3 Laura Shigley, Tippecanoe Township, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 79-32, sheet 14B, line 64, family 293.

12 FamilySearch.org, Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FW17-9TX Sherman T. Shigley and Minnie M. Smith, 25 Aug 1917; citing Newport, Campbell, Kentucky, United States, Madison County Courthouse, Richmond; FHL microfilm 1,913,169.

13 Ancestry.com, "Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2017," Certificate 27715. Sherman T. Shigley. Father Thos. G. Shigley. Mother Mary A. Johnson born in Sweden. Informant: Esther Willis, daughter.

14 The Indianapolis Star (Indianapolis, IN), 6 Sep 1944, page 16. Obituary of Sherman T. Shigley.

15 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/207463077.



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