Marcus B. Beher
(Abt 1841-1896)
Mary Elizabeth Dill
(Abt 1841-1877)
Theophilus John Jackson Jett
(Abt 1835-1892)
Cynthia Ann Reed
(Abt 1839-1894)
Jefferson D. Beher
(1868-1928)
Willie Elizabeth Jett
(1875-1926)
Fredrick Jackson Beher
(1903-1942)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Nina Mae McGee

2. Atha Lea Plummer

Fredrick Jackson Beher 2 3 4 5 6 7

  • Born: 29 Jul 1903, Elwood, Madison, IN 7 8
  • Marriage (1): Nina Mae McGee
  • Marriage (2): Atha Lea Plummer in Mar 1941 in Fort Worth, Tarrant, TX, USA 1
  • Died: 2 Mar 1942, Fort Worth, Tarrant, TX, USA at age 38 4 8 9
  • Buried: 6 Mar 1942, Fort Worth: Greenwood Memorial Park, Tarrant, TX, USA 2 8

   Another name for Fredrick was Fred Jackson Beher.8 10

   FamilySearch ID: LV68-PN4.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Newspaper: Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Marriage Licenses: F. J. Beher, 3632 Calmont, and Atha Lee Dugan, 2507 Lincoln., 9 Mar 194, Fort Worth, Tarrant, TX, USA. 1

2. He has conflicting birth information of His Texas Death Certificate 14498 bears a 29 July 1900 birth date., 29 Jul 1900 and , , IN. 2

3. Census in 1920 in Fort Worth, Tarrant, TX, USA. 11 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.

4. Residence: on 10 Apr 1926 in Fort Worth, Tarrant, TX, USA. 10

5. Occupation: car repairer on 16 Apr 1927 in Fort Worth, Tarrant, TX, USA. 3

6. Residence: 702 East Elmwood Ave., Fort Worth, TX on 16 Apr 1927 in Fort Worth, Tarrant, TX, USA. 3

7. Census in 1930 in Fort Worth, Tarrant, TX, USA. 12 The 1930 census recorded Fred Beher, railroad car inspector, 30, divorced, living as a boarder in the household of Melvin J. Tierce, 43. Fred was born in Texas and his parents in the United States.

8. Census in 1940 in Fort Worth, Tarrant, TX, USA. 13 The 1940 census recorded Fred Beher, railroad car inspector, 31, single, living as a lodger in the household of Elijah Dodd, railroad carpenter, 55. Fred was born in Texas and lived in Ft. Worth in 1935.

9. Cause of Death: The deceased came to his death from gun shot would self inflicted. Suicide., 2 Mar 1942, Fort Worth, Tarrant, TX, USA. 2

10. Fact: The informant on Frederick Jackson Beher's death certificate was Miss Ruby Beher of Los Angeles, Calif., 2 Mar 1942, Fort Worth, Tarrant, TX, USA. 2

11. Occupation: engineer, T & P. Railroad on 2 Mar 1942 in Fort Worth, Tarrant, TX, USA. 2

12. Residence: 3632 Calmont, Fort Worth, TX on 2 Mar 1942 in Fort Worth, Tarrant, TX, USA. 2 14

13. Newspaper: Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Railroad Car Inspector Kills Wife and Himself at Drive-In Stand Here, 3 Mar 1942, Fort Worth, Tarrant, TX, USA. 4
Railroad Car Inspector Kills Wife and Himself at Drive-In Stand Here

F. J. Beher, about 35, a railroad car inspector, at noon Monday fatally wounded his wife, Mrs. Atha Lea Beher, while she stood near a drive-in stand at 2301 North Main Street, and then took his own life by shooting himself through the head.
Mrs. Beher died about an hour after the shooting.
Justice of the Peace Hurley returned an inquest verdict of murder and suicide.
The Beher home as at 3632 Calmont Avenue.

Two Cars Drove Up.

W. M. Alford, 1612 Elizabeth Boulevard, an employe at the drive-in stand, told Hurley that about noon Monday an automobile containing three women drove up to the stand and that almost immediately a second car driven by a lone man arrived.
The man, Alford related, went to the automobile containing the women, but found the car doors locked. He then talked to the woman in the rear seat and she finally left that car and walked to the automobile driven by the man.
"Suddenly the man pulled out a pistol and shot the woman through the stomach, and then shot himself in the head," Alford said.
The woman staggered to the drive-in stand, but the man fell dead, in the driveway. Alford reported that the two women in the other automobile drove off immediately.
Identified at Scene.
Beher whose body was taken to Shannon's North Side Funeral Home, and his wife were identified to police at the scene of the shooting.
Beher is a nephew of J. F. Beher, 825 East Mulkey Street, who said that his nephew borrowed his automobile Sunday and had not returned it. J. F. Beher said his nephew and his nephew's wife had "been having trouble lately."
Mrs. Beher filed suit for divorce from her husband last Monday and obtained a temporary restraining order to prevent his disposing of any community property. The suit was set in Seventeenth District Court.
Cal Estill, attorney for Mrs. Beher, said the pair had been having trouble for some time and the Mrs. Beher had told him Monday morning that her husband threatened to kill himself. They had been married about a year, Estill said. Beher had a son by a former marriage.
Mrs. Beher was employed at Armour & Co. Beher had been employed by the Texas and Pacific Railway for 19 years.

Went to Lunch with Mrs. Beher.

Two other Armour & Co. employes, Mrs. Eddie Orand, 3420 West Sixth Street, and Mrs. Billie Lou Molder, 2208 Roosevelt Avenue, had gone to lunch with Mrs. Beher.
They told City Detective Hoote they had no idea Beher was following them until they had turned into the drive at the stand.
Beher left two notes in a writing tablet in the car he was using. Both noted were dated March 1.
The first, addressed to Beher's attorney, Will R. Parker, said: "Mr. Parker, this gun (a .45 caliber revolver) belongs to Wolf & Klar. I paid $5 down on it so take it back so their will be more money left for Bobby Jack. Also the car I'm driving belongs to my uncle. Please see it gets to him." The note was signed "Fred Beher."
The second note, signed "Fred" was addressed to "friends of Atha Lee's." One paragraph addressed to "Mrs. Parker" said: "Go get Bobby Jack. He is in school."

14. Obituary: The Vernon Daily Record: Murder and Suicide Is Death Verdict for Man and Wife on 4 Mar 1942 in Vernon, Wilbarger, TX, USA. 9 Fort Worth, March 4 (AP) -- Funeral arrangements were made today for Mr. and Mrs. Fred J. Beher, slain yesterday when, Justic of the Peace Frnak Hurley said in a coroner's verdict, the husband shot his wife and turned the gun on himself.
Mrs. Beher, shot in the abdomen, died in a hospital an hour and one-half after the shooting which occurred at a North Main Street drive-in cafe. Beher, 41, a Texas and Pacific Railway inspector, died instantly of a head wound.

15. Obituary: Fort Worth Star-Telegram on 7 Mar 1942 in Fort Worth, Tarrant, TX, USA. 15 BEHER, FREDERICK JACKSON, age 41, residence 3632 Calmont, died Monday, March 2. Survived by son, Boobie Jack; three sisters, Mrs. Mable Gibbany, San Diego, Cal.; Mrs. Elta Bagley, Miss Ruby Beher of Los Angeles, Cal., who are here for the service. Service 4 p. m. today, Shannon's North Side Funeral Chapel, Rev. T. A. Keenan, Brooklyn Heights Baptist Church, officiating. Interment Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers, Will R. Parker, Ben Williams, C. A. Senior, H. S. McMullen, Ed Beldon, E. L. Dodd.


Fredrick married Nina Mae McGee, daughter of William G. McGee and Mary Jane Malone. (Nina Mae McGee was born on 2 Jul 1904 in , Denton, TX, USA,16 17 died on 9 Feb 1998 in La Mesa, San Diego, CA 16 17 and was buried in San Diego: Cypress View Mausoleum and Crematory, San Diego, CA, USA 16.)


Fredrick next married Atha Lea Plummer, daughter of Walter Harvey Plummer and Margaret Elizabeth Graves, in Mar 1941 in Fort Worth, Tarrant, TX, USA.1 (Atha Lea Plummer was born on 24 Jan 1911 in Fort Worth, Tarrant, TX, USA,14 18 died on 2 Mar 1942 in Fort Worth, Tarrant, TX, USA 4 9 14 18 and was buried on 5 Mar 1942 in Fort Worth: Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park, Tarrant, TX, USA 14 18.)


Sources


1 Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Fort Worth, TX), 9 Mar 1941, page 31.

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

3 FamilySearch.org, Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VHZ1-JY5 Bobbie Jack Beher, 16 Apr 1927; citing Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States, certificate 28347.

4 Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Fort Worth, TX), 3 Mar 1942, page 1. Railroad Car Inspector Kills Wife and Himself at Drive-In Stand Here.

5 Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Fort Worth, TX), 22 Dec 2011, obituary of Bobby J. Beher.

6 "Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)," 28 Dec 2011, obituary of Bobby J. Beher.

7 Ancestry.com, U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947 (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), Frederick Jackson Beher, b. 29 Jul 1900 Elwood IN.

8 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/120739469.

9 The Vernon Daily Record (Vernon, TX), 4 Mar 1942, page 4. Murder and Suicide Is Death Verdict for Man and Wife.

10 Dallas Morning News (Dallas, TX), 13 Apr 1926, obituary of Mrs. J. Beher.

11 1920 United States Census, 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.

12 1930 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:HV1C-SMM Fred Beher in household of Melvin T Tierce, Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 67, sheet 7A, line 47, family 66.

13 1940 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K43K-49C Fred Beher in household of Elijah Dodd, Justice Precinct 1, Tarrant, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 220-5, sheet 2A, line 27, family 24.

14 Texas State Registrar Office, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," database, FamilySearch.org (https://familysearch.org), https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K3D7-NLR Atha Lee Beher, 02 Mar 1942; citing certificate number 14497.

15 Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Fort Worth, TX), 7 Mar 1941, page 13.

16 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/155411081.

17 U.S. Social Security Death Index, Mae Beher b. 2 Jul 1904 d. 9 Feb 1998.

18 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/113704967.



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