Leonard Beeker
(1814-1884)
Anna L. Stingley
(1808-1859)
Henry Rush
(1805-1873)
Rachel Douglas
(1810-1865)
Norcemous Beeker
(1841-1912)
Mary Jane Rush
(1835-1924)
Frank Ellsworth Beeker
(1867-1926)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Pearl Alice Bartlett

Frank Ellsworth Beeker 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

  • Born: 5 Aug 1867, Tippecanoe Township, Tippecanoe, IN, USA 1
  • Marriage (1): Pearl Alice Bartlett
  • Died: 24 Oct 1926, Lafayette, Tippecanoe, IN, USA at age 59 1 6
  • Buried: 25 Oct 1926, Battle Ground: Battle Ground Cemetery, Tippecanoe, IN, USA 1 6

   FamilySearch ID: LVZX-9F8.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1870 in Tippecanoe Township, Tippecanoe, IN, USA. 2 The 1870 census recorded Norssman Becker [indexed wrong due to poor handwriting], farmer, 28, living with wife Mary Jane, 30; sons Frank Ellsworth, 3, and George L. Beeker, 9 months, born in November. Also in the home is William VanCamp, 23. Everyone was born in Indiana. Norssman's real estate was valued at $1000 and personal estate $600.

2. Census in 1880 in Tippecanoe Township, Tippecanoe, IN, USA. 9 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 Prairie Township, White, IN, USA. 10 The 1900 census recorded Frank G. Beeker, farm laborer, 33, born Aug 1867, with wife Pearl A. Beeker, servant, 18, Feb 1882, living in the household of Henry Gordon, farmer, 43, Jul 1857, and his wife Louisa D., 27, Jul 1873, and their children. Frank and Pearl had been married less than a year and she had birthed no children by 19 June 1900 when the census was recorded. Frank, his father, and Pearl were born in Indiana. Frank's mother was born in Ohio. pearl's father was born in Kentucky and mother in New Jersey.

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4. Occupation: farmer on 22 Mar 1909 in Tippecanoe Township, Tippecanoe, IN, USA. 11

5. Census in 1910 in Tippecanoe Township, Tippecanoe, IN, USA. 12 The 1910 census recorded Frank Becker [sic, indexed wrong due to poor handwriting of Beeker by census taker], farmer, 43, living with wife Pearl, 28; Ross, 7; Lewis, 5; Mary Jane, 3; and Josephine, 1. The next home is Frank's uncle, Manford Beeker, widowed, farmer, 67, living alone. Eveyone and their parents were born in Indiana. The census column records Pearl had birthed 5 children and 4 were alive in 1900.

6. Census in 1920 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe, IN, USA. 13 The 1920 census recorded renting a home at 402 Prune Avenue: Frank E. Becker [sic, indexed wrong due to poor handwriting of Beeker by census taker], boiler maker at railroad shop, 52, living with wife Pearl A., 37; Ross N., photographer at art gallery, 17; Lewis E., 14; Mary J., 12; E. Josephine, 10; and Alice M., 6. Everyone and their parents were born in Indiana, except Frank's mother in Ohio, and Pearl's father in Kentucky and mother in New Jersey.

7. Occupation: boilermaker helper on 22 Aug 1924 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe, IN, USA. 3

8. Residence: 6 S. 26th Street, Lafayette, IN on 22 Aug 1924 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe, IN, USA. 3

9. Cause of Death: shot wound of head, suicidal, 24 Oct 1926, Lafayette, Tippecanoe, IN, USA. 6

10. Obituary: Journal and Courier: Frank Beeker Uses A Gund To End Troubles on 25 Oct 1926 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe, IN, USA. 14 ---
Frank Beeker Uses A Gun To End Troubles
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Despondent Man Blows Out Brains in Basement of Monon Y. M. C. A. -- Picks Own Undertaker
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Frank Beeker, a laborer, committed suicide at 12:45 Sunday morning by shooting himself through the right side of the head, using a 25-caliber automatic pistol. Beeker had been loafing in the Monan Y. M. C. A. for some time and ended his life in the washroom in the basement. It appeared he had stood in front of a mirror and placing the muzzle of the weapon to his head, just in front and above the right ear, pulled the trigger. The report of the shot was heard by John Julius, former marshal of West Lafayette, who works at night in the Y. M. C. A. He had noticed Beeker was acting strangely during the past week and others who noticed him suggested to Julius that Beeker would kill himself. Julius went to the basement and found Beeker on the floor. The pistol was still gripped in his right hand and a stream of blood was flowing from the wound.
Chooses Undertaker.
The police were notified Beeker had shot himself, but was still alive. Captain Albert Nichols and patrolman William Staub responded with the city ambulance but Beeker was dead when they arrived. A note in his hat stated he wanted his body taken to the Rogers & Smith Funeral Home. The note also gave directions to a deed for a lot in the Battle Ground Cemetery where he wanted to be buried and disposed of a few trinkets.
Beeker was about 69 years of age and formerly lived at Battle Ground. He worked at the Monon shops for a time, but recently, it is said he had not been employed. Six children survive. He is also survived by a brother, Clyde Beeker, Battle Ground. The funeral was held Monday with Rev. W. M. Nicely of Battle Ground officiating. Buried at Battle Ground.


Frank married Pearl Alice Bartlett, daughter of Richard N. Bartlett and Catherine Denelsbeck. (Pearl Alice Bartlett was born on 27 Feb 1882 in , White, IN,15 16 17 died on 19 Jan 1954 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe, IN, USA 15 16 17 and was buried on 21 Jan 1954 in Battle Ground: Battle Ground Cemetery, Tippecanoe, IN, USA 15 17.)


Sources


1 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=15054110.

2 1870 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MX6D-ZR5 Norssman Becker, Indiana, United States; citing p. 25, family 187.

3 Ancestry.com, Indiana, U.S., Birth Certificates, 1907-1944, Certificate 50246. Robert Bartlett Beeker. Father Frank E. Beeker. Mother Pearl A. Bartlett.

4 Ancestry.com, "Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2017," Certificate 72-019935. Lewis E. Beeker. Father Frank Beeker. Mother Pearl Bartlett. Spouse Milly Beeker.

5 Ancestry.com, "Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2017," Certificate 025435 Robert B. Beeker father Frank Beeker mother Pearl Bartlett informant Doris Wyant.

6 Ancestry.com, "Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2017," Certificate 34769. Frank E. Beeker, divorced. Father Norcemous Beeker. Mother Madeline Rush. Informant Clyde R. Beeker.

7 FamilySearch.org, New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940 (Marriage, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States, New York City Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 1,558,496.), https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:24D2-CHS Leroy R. Hall and Elda Josephine Beeker, 14 Oct 1933; citing Marriage, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States, New York City Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 1,684,804.

8 The Daily Times (Salisbury, Maryland), 28 Jan 2003, page 4. Obituary of Josephine B. Hall.

9 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.

10 1900 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M99G-L1K Frank G Beeker in household of Henry Gordon, Prairie Township, Precinct 1 (west half), White, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 134, sheet 6B, family 125.

11 Ancestry.com, Indiana, U.S., Birth Certificates, 1907-1944, Certificate 46623. Unamed daughter. Father Frank E. Beeker. Mother Pearl A. Bartlett.

12 1910 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MK5Y-FS4 Frank Becker, Tippecanoe, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 183, sheet 10A, family 201.

13 1920 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MF4B-PTH Frank E Becker, Lafayette Ward 4, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States; citing ED 171, sheet 7B, line 63, family 185.

14 "Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)," 25 Oct 1926, page 8. Frank Beeker Uses A Gun To End Troubles.

15 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=15054119.

16 "Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)," 19 Jan 1954, page 10, obituary of Mrs. Pearl A. Beeker.

17 Ancestry.com, "Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2017," Certificate 2348 Pearl A. Beeker, father Richard N. Bartlett, mother Catherine Denelsbeck, informant Lews Beeker son.



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