Theophilus John Jackson Jett
(Abt 1835-1892)
Cynthia Ann Reed
(Abt 1839-1894)
Willie Elizabeth Jett
(1875-1926)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Jefferson D. Beher

Willie Elizabeth Jett 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 17 Feb 1875, Atlanta, Fulton, GA 2 3
  • Marriage (1): Jefferson D. Beher on 15 Apr 1890 in Fort Worth, Tarrant, TX, United States 1
  • Died: 10 Apr 1926, Fort Worth, Tarrant, TX, United States at age 51 3 4
  • Buried: 11 Apr 1926, Fort Worth: Greenwood Memorial Park, Tarrant, Texas, United States 3 6

  Noted events in her life were:

1. She has conflicting birth information of Willie's death certificate has a 18 Feb 1875 birth but her tombstone has 17 Feb 1875, 18 Feb 1875 and Atlanta, Fulton, GA. 4

2. Census in 1880 in , Johnson, TX, USA. 7 The 1880 census recorded in Precinct 7: Jackson Jelt [sic, indexed wrong due to poor handwriting which is Jett], farmer, 47, living with wife Agatha [as indexed, but handwriting is not very readable], 38; Belle, 18; Fannie, 14; Thomas, 11; Louise, 8; Eliza, 6. Also Luck Jelt, 26, with his son Henry, 2; James Reed, 23; and William West, 23. Everyone was born in Georgia except Fannie and thomas in Alabama. Jackson's parents were born in South Carolina.

3. Census in 1900 in Duck Creek Township, Madison, Indiana, United States. 8 The 1900 census recorded Jefferson Beher, teamster, 32, born Feb 1868, living with wife Millie E. [sic, indexed as Millie but poor handwriting in census is Willie], 26, Feb 1874; Mable G., 10, Nov 1890; Ella L., 6, Oct 1894; and Rubie, 4, Nov 1896. Jefferson, his parents, and Ella were born in Indiana. Mable and Rubie were born in Texas. Willie and her father were born in Georgia and her mother in Alabama.

4. Census in 1910 in Fort Worth, Tarrant, TX, United States. 9 The 1910 census recorded at 1508 Pacific Avenue: Jeff D. Beher, blacksmith in own shop, 41, living with wife Willie B., 35; and daughters Elta, seamstress in overall factory, 16, and Ruby, 13. Jeff, his parents, and Elta were born in Indiana. Willie and her parents were born in Georgia. Ruby was born in Texas. Willie had birthed 4 children by 1910 and all were alive.

5. Census in 1920 in Fort Worth, Tarrant, TX, United States. 10 The 1920 census recorded renting at 1508 Pacific Street: Jeff R. Beher, blacksmith for supply co., 51, living with wife Willie, 44; son Frederick, glass washer for engraving, 16; brother John F. Beher, locomotive engineer for railroad, 45; and brother Samuel I. Beher, watchman for railroad, 51. Jeff, John, Samuel and their parents were born in Indiana, as was Frederick. Willie and her parents were born in Georgia. On the same census page is Jeff's daughter, Ruby, 25, living with her husband Rayford D. Ward, 34, at 1515 Pacific St.

6. Cause of Death: chronic myocarditis, nephritis, 10 Apr 1926, Fort Worth, Tarrant, TX, United States. 4

7. Residence: 1508 East Presidio St., Fort Worth, TX on 10 Apr 1926 in Fort Worth, Tarrant, TX, United States. 4

8. Obituary: Dallas Morning News: obituary of Mrs. J. Beher on 13 Apr 1926 in Dallas, Dallas, TX. 6 Fort Worth, Texas, April 12 -- Mrs. J. Beher, 51 years old, of 255 East Presidio street, was buried in Greenwood Cemetery following funeral services at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Chambers Hill Baptist Church.

Mrs. Beher, resident of Fort Worth for forty-eight years, is survived by her husband, J. D. Beher; a son, Fred Beher of Fort Worth; three daughters, Mrs. Fred Gibbany and Mrs. M. H. Bagley, both of Los Angeles, and Mrs. R. D. Ward of Fort Worth, and a granddaughter, Geraldine Bagley of Los Angeles.


Willie married Jefferson D. Beher, son of Marcus B. Beher and Mary Elizabeth Dill, on 15 Apr 1890 in Fort Worth, Tarrant, TX, United States.1 (Jefferson D. Beher was born on 17 Feb 1868 in Jackson Township, Rush, Indiana, United States,11 12 died on 10 Dec 1928 in Fort Worth, Tarrant, TX, United States 12 13 and was buried on 12 Dec 1928 in Fort Worth: Greenwood Memorial Park, Tarrant, Texas, United States 12.)


Sources


1 Ancestry.com, <i>Texas, Select County Marriage Records, 1837-2015</i>, Willie E. Jett and J. D. Beher, certificate 3668, Tarrant County, TX.

2 Texas State Registrar Office, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," database, <i>FamilySearch.org</i> (https://familysearch.org), https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K3D7-NLB Fredrick Jackson Beher, 02 Mar 1942; citing certificate number 14498.

3 <i>Find A Grave</i>, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/120739448.

4 Texas State Registrar Office, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," database, <i>FamilySearch.org</i> (https://familysearch.org), https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K37K-S91 Mrs. J D Beher, 10 Apr 1926; citing certificate number 15782, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,114,141.

5 FamilySearch.org, <i>California, County Marriages, 1850-1952</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8X1-BSQ Fred C Gibbany and Mabel G Beher, 26 Jul 1923; citing Orange, California.

6 <i>Dallas Morning News (Dallas, TX)</i>, 13 Apr 1926, obituary of Mrs. J. Beher.

7 1880 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFNP-JFV Jackson Jelt, Precinct 7, Johnson, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district ED 87, sheet 397A.

8 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9MM-KLJ Jefferson Beher, Duck Creek Township, Madison, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 89, sheet 11A, family 213.

9 <i>1910 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M2SY-CHD Jeff D Beher, Fort Worth Ward 3, Tarrant, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 105, sheet 5A, family 92.

10 <i>1920 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MH1L-SQ2 Jeff R Beher, Fort Worth Ward 3, Tarrant, Texas, United States; citing ED 106, sheet 18A, line 49, family 478.

11 <i>1870 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MX61-4JT Marcus Beher, Jacksotn Township, Rush, Indiana, United States; citing p. 3, family 20.

12 Texas State Registrar Office, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," database, <i>FamilySearch.org</i> (https://familysearch.org), https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K3QL-CMG Mary Elizabeth Dill in entry for Jeff D Beher, 10 Dec 1928; citing certificate number 55489.

13 <i>Find A Grave</i>, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/120739449.



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