John Hull Joseph Beeker
(1867-1938)
Elizabeth Agnes Tracy
(1871-1951)
Edward Meinrad Seibel
(1881-1962)
Marie Mary Jane Myers
(1880-)
Emmet Richard Beeker Sr.
(1893-1968)
Cornelia Ann Seibel
(1901-1995)
Emmet Richard Beeker Jr.
(1926-2010)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Phyllis Irene Davis

2. Donna Mae Reed

Emmet Richard Beeker Jr. 1 3 4 5 6 7

  • Born: 29 Aug 1926, Saint Cloud, Osceola, FL, USA 2 5 6 7 8
  • Marriage (1): Phyllis Irene Davis on 27 Dec 1947 in Bloomington, Monroe, IN, USA 1
  • Marriage (2): Donna Mae Reed on 29 Aug 1969 in Bloomington, Monroe, IN, USA 2 3
  • Died: 22 Sep 2010, Bloomington, Monroe, IN, USA at age 84 5 8
  • Buried: Bloomington: Payne Cemetery, Monroe, IN, USA 6

   FamilySearch ID: G3M7-Y53.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Emmet appeared in the household of John Hull Joseph Beeker in a census in 1930 in Dearborn, Wayne, MI. 9 9 The 1930 census recorded owning a $10,000 home at 7022 Neckel Street: John J. Beeker, general foreman in automobile factory, 63, living with wife Agnes E., 62; their son Emmet R., 37, and his family: wife: Cornelia A., 29; John E., 9; Mary E., 7; and Richard E., 3. John was born in Indiana, Agnes in Kansas, Emmet and Cornelia in Ohio, John E. and Mary in Michigan, and Richard in Florida. John's parents were from Pennsylvania and Agnes' from Kansas. Cornelia's parents were from Indiana.

2. He appeared in the household of Emmet Richard Beeker Sr. In a census in 1940 in Dearborn, Wayne, MI. 10 10 The 1940 census recorded renting at 1306 Mason Street: Emitte Beeker, auditor in automobile company, 46; living with wife Cornelia, 38; John E., machinist in automobile company, 19; daughter Mary E., 17; Richard E., 13. Also in the home: ward Edward Haas, 12; father-in-law Edward Seibel, painting and decorating, 58; mother-in-law Mary J. Seibel, sewing inspector, 59; and two lodgers: Aryahr Moyhouse, high school english teacher, 27; and George Moyhouse, service man, 22. Emitte and Cornelia were born in Ohio; John and Norby and Haas in Michigan; Richard in Florida, and the others in Indiana.

3. He was described as 5' 8" 122 lbs. Blue eyes brown hair light complexion on 9 Sep 1944 in Dearborn, Wayne, MI. 7

4. Residence: 1306 Mason Street, Dearborn, MI on 9 Sep 1944 in Dearborn, Wayne, MI. 7

5. Census in 1950 in Bloomington, Monroe, IN, USA. 11 The 1950 census recorded at 1501 E. 1st Street: Emmet Richard Beeker, radio operator for radio station, 23, living with wife Phyllis I., 19; Emmet R. 2nd, 1; and Daniel Edward, born Nov 1949. All were born in Indiana except Emmet Sr. in Florida.

6. Occupation: TV Engineer on 29 Aug 1969 in Bloomington, Monroe, IN, USA. 2

7. Residence: on 16 Jan 1972 in Bloomington, Monroe, IN, USA. 12

8. Residence: on 14 Oct 1987 in , , IN. 4

9. Cause of Death: pancreatic cancer, 22 Sep 2010, Bloomington, Monroe, IN, USA. 6

10. Occupation: chief engineer for radio & television at Indiana University on 22 Sep 2010 in Bloomington, Monroe, IN, USA. 6

11. Residence: 4298 E. Robinson Rd., Bloomington, IN on 22 Sep 2010 in Bloomington, Monroe, IN, USA. 6

12. Obituary: Allen Funeral Home: obituary of Emmet Beeker Jr. On 22 Sep 2010 in Bloomington, Monroe, IN, USA. 8 Emmet Richard Beeker Jr. of Bloomington, passed away Wednesday, September 22, 2010.
He was born to the late Emmet and Cornelia Beeker, August 29, 1926 in Saint Cloud, Florida. He attended Henry Ford Trade School prior to entering the Navy, graduated from Terre Haute Gerstmeyer Vocational School and attended Indiana University.
Emmet attained his childhood goal, becoming a radio and television engineer. He established several television stations including WTTV for Sarkes Tarzian, the Jefferson County Kentucky School System, and Indiana University. As chief engineer for Radio and Television at IU, he worked with the architects of Assembly Hall to make it one of the first sports venues where camera positions would not block patrons' views of basketball games. He was a life-long learner and mentor.
Emmet is survived by his wife of 42 years, Donna Reed Beeker, five children: Emmet Beeker III of Springfield, VA, Daniel Beeker, Charles Beeker, and Catherine Bologna Beeker of Bloomington, and Barbara Beeker, of Indianapolis. He is also survived by seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flower, donations in memory of Emmet Beeker may be made to Bloomington Hospital Hospice or IU Foundation - WTIU or WFIU.
A Remembrance Celebration is being planned. Information can be obtained from Emmet Beeker, III at 571-205-7224.
Allen Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.allenfuneralhome.org.


Emmet married Phyllis Irene Davis, daughter of Joseph Alvin Dean Davis and Thelma Lucile Collins, on 27 Dec 1947 in Bloomington, Monroe, IN, USA.1 (Phyllis Irene Davis was born on 13 Jan 1931 in Bloomington, Monroe, IN, USA,1 13 14 15 16 died on 30 Sep 1999 in Bloomington, Monroe, IN, USA 14 16 and was cremated on 2 Oct 1999 in Nashville: Duncan Cemetery, Brown, IN, USA 14 16.)


Emmet next married Donna Mae Reed, daughter of Willliam G. Reed and Lillian R. Beach, on 29 Aug 1969 in Bloomington, Monroe, IN, USA.2 3 (Donna Mae Reed was born on 27 Jan 1937 in Ghent, Carroll, KY, USA,2 3 17 died on 7 Jul 2020 in Indianapolis, Marion, IN 3 and was buried on 11 Jul 2020 in Bloomington: Payne Cemetery, Monroe, IN, USA 3.)


Sources


1 Ancestry.com, Indiana, Marriage Certificates, 1917-2005 (Indiana State Board of Health. Marriage Certificates, 1958–2005. Microfilm. Indiana Archives and Records Administration, Indianapolis, Indiana.), Phyllis Irene Davis and Emmet R. Beeker.

2 Ancestry.com, Indiana, Marriage Certificates, 1917-2005 (Indiana State Board of Health. Marriage Certificates, 1958–2005. Microfilm. Indiana Archives and Records Administration, Indianapolis, Indiana.), Emmet Richard Beeker Jr. and Donna Mae Reed, certificate 69-040991.

3 "Allen Funeral Home (Bloomington, IN)," https://www.allencares.com/obituaries/Donna-Beeker/#!/Obituary.

4 Detroit Free Press (Detroit, Michigan) (On newspapers.com publisher extra.), 17 Oct 1987, page 44. Obituary of John E. Beeker.

5 U.S. Social Security Death Index, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JK4Y-Y4S Emmet Richard Beeker, 22 Sep 2010.

6 Ancestry.com, "Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2017," Emmet Richard Beeker, Jr., father Emmet Richard Beeker, mother Cornelia Beeker Seibel. Informant Emmet Richard Beeker III, son.

7 Ancestry.com, U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947 (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), Richard Beeker Jr. b. 29 Aug 1926 St. Cloud FL.

8 "Allen Funeral Home (Bloomington, IN)," https://www.allencares.com/obituaries/EmmetBeeker-Jr-26598/#!/Obituary obituary of Emmet Beeker Jr.

9 1930 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X7M2-8DS John J Beeker, Dearborn, Wayne, Michigan, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 890, sheet 1B, line 95, family 20.

10 1940 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K411-58D Emitte Beeker, Tract 826, Dearborn, Dearborn City, Wayne, Michigan, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 82-7, sheet 7A, line 20, family 191.

11 "1950 United States Census," https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6XLJ-CQ6M Emmet Richard Beeker Bloomington IN.

12 "The Bedford Daily-Times (Beford, IN)," 16 Jan 1972, page 20. Engagement of Gilberta Grammer and Emmet Beeker III.

13 Ancestry.com, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.), SSN 309-30-9240 Phyllis Irene Davis, b. 13 Jan 1931, father Alvin J. Davis, mother Thelma L. Collins.

14 Ancestry.com, "Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2017," Certificate 031973. Phyllis Irene Sexton - Beeker. Father Alvin Dean Davis. Mother Thelma Collins. Informant Dan Beeker.

15 Ancestry.com, Indiana, U.S., Birth Certificates, 1907-1944, Phyllis Irene Davis, b. 13 Jan 1931, father Joseph Alvin Davis, mother Thelma Lucile Collins.

16 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7519288.

17 FamilySearch.org, Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKHY-N5HS Donna Mae Reed, 1937; citing Birth, Carroll, Kentucky.



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