Cyrus F. Beecher
(1826-1915)
Emeline Boyd
(1830-1878)
Cartarino Baldonada
(Abt 1820-)
Rosita Esperza
(Abt 1840-)
James Beecher
(Abt 1856-1885)
Luciana Baldonada
(1859-1941)
Joseph William Beecher
(1884-1951)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Petra Valenzuela

Joseph William Beecher 3 4 5 6

  • Born: 18 Aug 1884, , , NM 4
  • Marriage (1): Petra Valenzuela on 15 Jul 1903 in , Cochise, AZ 1 2
  • Died: 26 Jan 1951, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA at age 66 4 7 8
  • Buried: 29 Jan 1951, Gardena: Roosevelt Memorial Park, Los Angeles, CA 4

   FamilySearch ID: L67B-LBQ.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. He has conflicting birth information of 15 Aug 1884 and , , NM. 7

2. Census in 1900 in Central City, Grant, NM. 9 Joseph Beecher, 15, born Aug 1884, was living with his mother who had remarried, Lucy Shaw, 32, Jun 1867. The census states she had birthed 10 children by 1900 and 6 were still alive that year. Also in the home was her son Samuel Shaw, 13, Feb 1887; Julia Shaw, 11, Feb 1890; George Shaw, 8, Dec 1891; and her son Charles Sadillos, 5, Jan 1895; and daughter Rosa Sadillos, 1, Aug 1898. Everyone was born in New Mexico except Lucy in Mexico. Beecher's father was born in Pennsylvania. The Shaws' father was born in Illinois. The Sadillos' father was born in New Mexico.

3. Census in 1910 in Willcox, Cochise, AZ. 1 The 1910 census recorded Joe W. Beecher [index in census Bunker not Beecher], quartz miner, 26, living with wife Petra, 26; son James P., 5; Charlie E., 3; Helen M., 1; and Clara J., 3 months old when the census was record 14 May 1910. Joe was born in New Mexico, his father in United States and mother in Mexico (Spanish). Peter was born in Arizona, her parents in Mexico (Spanish). All children were born in Arizona. Joe and Petra were married 7 years, and she had birthed 5 children, 4 still living in 1910.

4. Occupation: miner on 29 Jul 1915 in Dos Cabezas, Cochise, AZ. 10

5. Residence: on 29 Jul 1915 in Dos Cabezas, Cochise, AZ. 10

6. Occupation: engineer for Shannon Cap. Co. On 12 Sep 1918 in Gleeson, Cochise, AZ. 11

7. Residence: on 12 Sep 1918 in Gleeson, Cochise, AZ. 11

8. Census in 1920 in Gleeson, Cochise, AZ. 12 The 1920 census recorded Joseph H. Bucher, 35, born in New Mexico, living with wife Petra, 35; James P., 15; Charles E., 13; Mary E., 11; Joseph H., 8; Samuel P., 6; and Julia P., 2. Everyone was born in Arizona except Joseph H. in New Mexico.

9. Census in 1930 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA. 13 The 1930 Census recorded owning the home at 1019 E. O Street: Joseph W. Beecher, truck driver, 45, living with wife Petra, 46; James P., mainteainence labor at oil refinery, 25; Charles E., longshoreman at dock, 23; William J., delivery man, ship chandlers, 18; Samuel P., 17; and Julia P., 12. Joseph married when he was 18; Petra was 19. Everyone was born in Arizona except Joseph in New Mexico. His father was born in Pennsylvania and his mother in Mexico. Perta's parents were born in Mexico.

10. Residence: 1019 East O Street, Wilmington, CA on 28 Sep 1937 in Wilmington, Los Angeles, CA. 5

11. Census in 1940 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA. 14 The 1940 census recorded owning a home at 1019 O Street: Joseph W. Beecher, transfer transporation, 55, living with wife Petra, 56; son James P., pump man oil refinery, 36; and daughter Julia Pearl, medical secretary in doctor's office, 22. Also with them is neice Margarita Carabajal, 13, born in New Mexico. Joseph was born in New Mexico, all others in Arizona.

12. Residence: 1949 San Pedro City Directory: Beecher, Jos W (Petra) h 1023 East O. Street, Wilmington, CA in 1949 in Wilmington, Los Angeles, CA. 15

13. Residence: Beecher, Jas P (Jacoba) oilwkr h1019 East O ; Beecher Jos W (Petra) h1023 East O ; Beecher Saml P (Dorothy) pipeftr h909 East L ; Beecher Wm D longshrmn h437 N Fries av in 1949 in Wilmington, Los Angeles, CA. 16

14. Census in 1950 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA. 17 The 1950 census recorded at 1023 E. Cruces Street: Joseph W. Beecher, 65, living with wife Petra, 66, and grandson Robert L. Beecher, 16. Joseph was born in New Mexico, Petra in Arizon, and Robert in California. No one was employed.

15. Obituary: Daily Press Journal: Joseph Beecher Dies In Hospital: Joseph William Beecher, 1019 East O Street, died early today in a Los Angeles hospital. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Cartwright Mortuary, 702 Broad avenue. On 26 Jan 1951 in Wilmington, Los Angeles, CA. 18

16. Obituary: Daily Press Journal: obituary of Joseph W. Beecher on 27 Jan 1951 in Wilmington, Los Angeles, CA. 8 Masonic funeral services for Joseph William Beecher, 1019 East O street, will be held Monday, January 29, at 2 p.m. at Cartwright Mortuary Chapel, 702 Broad avenue. Rev. Charles H. Swift, Sr., will officiate, and interment in Roosevelt Memorial Park will follow. Mr. Beecher, age 66, passed away yesterday in a Los Angeles hospital. He had been a resident of Wilmington for 27 years. In addition to his widow, Petra, the deceased is survived by three sons, James Paul, Joseph William, Jr., and Samuel; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Roberts and Mrs. Julia Bogdanoff, and nine grandchildren.


Joseph married Petra Valenzuela, daughter of Juan Valenzuela and Felicita Martinez, on 15 Jul 1903 in , Cochise, AZ.1 2 (Petra Valenzuela was born on 12 Feb 1884 in Willcox, Cochise, AZ,13 19 20 died on 18 Dec 1961 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 19 20 and was buried in Gardena: Roosevelt Memorial Park, Los Angeles, CA 19.)


Sources


1 1910 United States Census, Year: 1910; Census Place: Willcox, Cochise, Arizona; Roll: T624_38; Page: 17A; Enumeration District: 0013; FHL microfilm: 1374051.

2 FamilySearch.org, Arizona, Marriages, 1865-1949, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FQ2H-QVW Joseph W. Beecher and Petra Valenzuela, 15 Jul 1903.

3 FamilySearch.org, California, County Marriages, 1850-1952, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K8JH-WRJ Samuel Peter Beecher and Dorothy Ekman, 1932.

4 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=38854044.

5 FamilySearch.org, California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QGKK-6C6M Charles Edward Beecher b. 3 Jan 1907 d. 28 Sep 1937.

6 FamilySearch.org, "Arizona, Birth Certificates and Indexes, 1855-1930," https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:ZW8H-PB2M James Paul Beecher b. 22 Jun 1904 Dos Cabezas AZ.

7 FamilySearch.org, California Death Index, 1940-1997 (Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.), https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VPJ8-GJQ Joseph William Beecher, 1951.

8 "Wilmington Daily Press Journal (Wilmington, CA)," 27 Jan 1951, page 3. Obituary of Joseph W. Beecher.

9 1900 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MML9-ZPP Joseph Beecher in entry for Lucy Shaw, 1900.

10 FamilySearch.org, "Arizona, Birth Certificates and Indexes, 1855-1930," https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Z47B-HQPZ Julia Beecher b. 29 Jul 1915 Wilcox AZ.

11 United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-91SJ-9NZW Joseph William Beecher.

12 1920 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MCRX-LFF Joseph H Bucher, Gleeson, Cochise, Arizona, United States; citing sheet , family 36, NARA microfilm publication T625, FHL microfilm 1820046.

13 1930 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XC89-PPC Petra Beecher in entry for Joseph W Beechers, 1930.

14 1940 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K9ZK-6Y3 Joseph W Beecher, Councilmanic District 15, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Township, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 60-1262, sheet 4A, family 84.

15 Ancestry.com, U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995, California > San Pedro > 1949, printed page 532, online image 76.

16 Ancestry.com, U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995, 1949 San Pedro / Wilmington City Directory, Printed page 532-533. Online image 76-77.

17 "1950 United States Census," https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6XG4-Y9YZ Joseph W. Beecher Wilmington CA.

18 "Wilmington Daily Press Journal (Wilmington, CA)," 26 Jan 1951, page 1.

19 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=38860126.

20 FamilySearch.org, California Death Index, 1940-1997 (Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.), https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VPNC-QY2 Petra Beecher, 1961.



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