Noah M. Beecher
Margaret Bull
(Abt 1845-Bef 1880)
Hammond Whipperman
Rosa A. Marvell
John Henry Beeker
Lillie Pleasant Whipperman
Charles Russell Beeker


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1. Lillian R. Sbardella

Charles Russell Beeker 1 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 20 Oct 1895, Baltimore, Baltimore, MD 2 3 4 6
  • Marriage (1): Lillian R. Sbardella in Sep 1928 in , York, PA 1
  • Died: 7 May 1983, Seward, Westmoreland, PA, USA at age 87 2 7
  • Buried: Armagh: Armagh Cemetery, Indiana, PA, USA

   FamilySearch ID: G31V-9R5.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1900 in Election District 7, Baltimore County, MD, USA. 8 The 1900 census recorded renting a home: John H. Beaker, farmer, 32, born Jul 1868, living with wife Lillie P., 31, Sep 1869; and children: Harvey P., 11, Jun 1889; Elsie M., 9, Dec 1891; Bessie V., 7, Apr 1893; Charles R., 5, Oct 1895; Nancy M., 2, Jun 1898; and servant John S. Gruel, 14, whose parents are living next door. John and his father were born in Pennsylvania and his mother in Maryland. Lillie, her parents, and all children were born in Maryland. John and Lillie were married for 11 years and she had birthed 5 children by 1900, all alive that year.

2. Census in 1910 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 9 The 1910 census recorded renting a home at 109 Union Avenue: John Beeker, laborer park work, 41, living with wife Lillie, 40; Harvey, railroad track work, 22; his wife, John's daughter-in-law Ida, 19, and their child, Margaret, 1; and John's children: Elsie, 19; Bessie, 17; Charles, laborer park work, 15; Nancy, 10; Mamie, 5. Everyone and their parents were born in Maryland, except John's father in Pennsylvania. John and Lillie were married for 22 years and she had birthed 10 children, 6 were alive in 1910. Harvey and Ida were married for 2 years and had 1 child.

3. Military on 25 Jun 1919 in Paris, , , FRA: Corporal, arrived in France with the American Expeditionary Forces during WW1. Applied for passport to visit Spain and Portugal for the AEF. 6 10 Decorations: Order of St. Sava (Serbian)
RA pvt; pvt 1c 9/17/17; corp 2/18/18; pvt 2/27/19; corp 6/23/19, 5 Cav; Hq Tr GHQ 9/17/17; Co A Hq Bn GHQ 2/18/18; Hq Tr 5 Div 7/24/18; Hq Tr 3 Army Corps 10/30/18; Mil Attache Off American Legation Lisbon Portugal 7/14/19; Mil Attache Off Belgrade Serbia 12/13/19, Still in service 1/1/20, Overseas 6/15/17 to (1/1/20), St Die Sector; Villers-en-Haye Sector; St Mihiel; Meuse-Argonne.

4. Occupation: blacksmith on 27 Jun 1919 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 6

5. He was described as 23 years old, 5 feet 6 inches, blue eyes, brown hair on 27 Jun 1919 in Paris, , , FRA. 6

6. Newspaper: Evening Sun: Marriage Licenses: Charles R. Beeker, Johnstown, Pa., and Lillian Spardella, New Florence, Pa., 7 Sep 1928, Hanover, York, PA. 1

7. Census in 1930 in Greenwich, Fairfield, CT. 11 The 1930 census recorded renting at 122 North Greenwich Road: Charles R. Beeker, stable manager at a private estate, 35, living with wife Lillian, 21, and brother-in-law Edward Spardella, groom at private estate, 17. Charles and Lillian were married when he was 33 years old and she was 19. Charles and his parents were born in Maryland. Lillian and her parents were born in Italy. Edward was born in West Virginia and his parents in Italy. Lillian immigrated in 1913 and had become a U.S. citizen.

8. Newspaper: Altoona Tribune: Fine Riding Marks Horse Show, 23 Feb 1939, Altoona, Blair, PA. 12 Fine riding coupled with the color and precision of the military attracted a large crowd to the first annual Military and Hunter Horse show last night at the Troop C cavalry post on Frankstown road. Entries from Johnstown, Clearfield, Tyrone, Philipsburg and Harrisburg attracted much interest. A trophy and four ribbons were awarded in each class. Particularly brilliant was the mounted exhibition drill by a platoon of Troop C cavalrymen with Sgt. S. T. A. Crawford in command. Lady riders in the hunter classes gave a fine performance and among the most promising riders in the show was 16-year-old Dick Shaffer, son of Dr. and Mrs. John Shaffer, of this city. Jean Bird Dovey of Johnstown and Frances Crous of Revloc also carried away attractive awards.
Placing in the various classes were the following in order of trophy and three ribbons:
Seat and Hands -- Dixie Way, Dick Shaffer, first; Gaucho, Lt. McKinney, second; Green River, Charles R. Beeker, third and Craigston, Charles E. Maloy, fourth. Officers' charger -- Darkey Hanover, Capt. R. C. Lutz, first; Cannabis, Lt. J. B. Stauffer, second; Miss Springtime, Lt. L. A. Shull, third and Gaucho, Lt. Robert O'Brien, fourth.

9. Census in 1940 in Seward, Westmoreland, PA, USA. 13 The 1940 census recorded owning a $3000 home on a farm on Route 711 in Seward: Charles R. Becker [sic, indexed wrong due to poor handwriting in census], riding teacher in own academy, 42, living with wife Lillian, instructor in riding academy, 31. Charles was born in Maryland and Lillian in Italy. In 1935 they lived in Johnstown, Cambria County, PA.

10. Occupation: Penna. Electric on 27 Apr 1942 in , Indiana, PA, USA. 4

11. Residence: on 27 Apr 1942 in New Florence, Westmoreland, PA, USA. 4

12. Military from 10 May 1943 to 30 Aug 1944 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA: WWII. 3

13. Residence: on 10 May 1943 in New Florence, Westmoreland, PA, USA. 3

14. Newspaper: Ligonier Echo, 8 Feb 1946, Ligonier, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, USA. 14 FOR SALE -- Good 100 acre farm, 8 room house with hot and cold water, electric light, hot air furnance, bath, all modern conveniences. All outbuildings, barn, etc. in good condition. Situated 12 miles north of Ligonier on Route 711 at foot of Fairfield Hill. Known as Ranch House. Bus service. Inquire of C. R. Beeker, R. D. 1, New Florence.

15. Residence: on 21 Jan 1950 in Seward, Westmoreland, PA, USA. 3

16. Newspaper: Everett Press: Deeds Recorded: Dudley E. Lovely to Charles R. Beeker, lots, E. St. Clair Twp., 11 Sep 1953, Everett, Bedford, PA. 15

17. Newspaper: The Ligonier Echo: Charles Beeker, well-known horseman, celebrated his 70th birthday last week; he is retired from the Army (20 years) and as a horsemanship instructor., 29 Oct 1965, Ligonier, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, USA. 16

18. Newspaper: Indiana Gazette: Real Estate Transfers: Lillian R. Beeker and husband to Curtis Andrew Fleck and wife parcel in West Wheatfield Twp., $3000., 4 Jun 1968, Indiana, Indiana, PA, USA. 17

19. Residence: on 7 Jan 1970 in Seward, Westmoreland, PA, USA. 18

20. Residence: on 15 Feb 1974 in Johnstown, Cambria, PA, USA. 5

21. Residence: on 27 Apr 1977 in Johnstown, Cambria, PA, USA. 19

Charles married Lillian R. Sbardella, daughter of Giacomo "Jack" Sbardella and Amabile "Mabel" Damin, in Sep 1928 in , York, PA.1 (Lillian R. Sbardella was born on 29 Dec 1908 in , , , ITA,20 21 died on 2 Nov 1998 in Seward, Westmoreland, PA, USA 20 21 and was buried in Armagh: Armagh Cemetery, Indiana, PA, USA 20.)


1 The Evening Sun (Hanover, Pennsylvania) (Hanover, York, Pennsylvania.), 7 Sep 1928, page 6. Marriage License Charles R. Beeker and Lillian Spardella.

2 Find A Grave,

3, Pennsylvania, U.S., Veteran Compensation Applications, WWII, 1950, Charles Russell Beeker, b. 20 Oct 1895.

4, United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, Charles Russell Beaker, 1942.

5 The Evening Sun (Baltimore, MD), 18 Feb 1974, page 32. Obituary of Ruth A. Beeker Brown.

6, United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925, Charles R Beeker, 1919; citing Passport Application, France, source certificate #121546.

7 U.S. Social Security Death Index, Charles Beeker, May 1983.

8 1900 United States Census, John H Beaker, Election District 7, Precinct 1, Baltimore, Maryland, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 34, sheet 8B, family 151.

9 1910 United States Census, John Beeker, Baltimore Ward 13, Baltimore (Independent City), Maryland, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 214, sheet 8A, family 132.

10, "Maryland Military Men, 1917-1918."

11 1930 United States Census, Charles R Beeker, Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 130, sheet 6B, line 84, family 122.

12 Altoona Tribune (Altoona, PA), 23 Feb 1939, page 1.

13 1940 United States Census, Charles R Becker, St. Clair Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 65-184, sheet 1A, line 19, family 4.

14 The Ligonier Echo (Ligonier, PA), 8 Feb 1946, page 8.

15 Everett Press (Everett, PA), 11 Sep 1953, page 11.

16 The Ligonier Echo (Ligonier, PA), 29 Oct 1965, page 9.

17 The Indiana Gazette (Indiana, Pennsylvania) (Indiana, indiana, Pennsylvania.), 4 Jun 1968, page 21.

18 The Ligonier Echo (Ligonier, PA), 7 Jan 1970, page 12. Obituary of Amabile Sbardella.

19 The Ligonier Echo (Ligonier, PA), 27 Apr 1977, page 11.

20 Find A Grave,

21, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.), SSN 169224053 Lillian R. Beeker, b. 29 Dec 1908, d. 2 Nov 1998, father Jack Sbardella, mother Mabel.

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