William Valentine Beecher
(1831-1900)
Julia Ann Beecher
(1835-1915)
William Henry Harrison Dell
(1841-1897)
Naomi Murden
(1843-1923)
Cyrus Morton Beecher
(1865-1948)
Julia Vanellie Dell
(1866-1941)
Rev. William Clyde Beecher
(1898-2000)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Jennie Quesenbury Campbell

Rev. William Clyde Beecher 3 4

  • Born: 2 Sep 1898, Kalkaska, Kalkaska, MI 3 5 6
  • Marriage (1): Jennie Quesenbury Campbell on 11 Aug 1925 in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, CA 1 2
  • Died: 10 Dec 2000, San Diego, San Diego, CA at age 102 6

   Another name for William was Clyde Beecher.5

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1900 in Kalkaska, Kalkaska, MI. 5 Syrus Beecher, drayman, 35, born Jan 1865, was married for 13 years to Julia V., 34, Feb 1866. She had birthed 4 children, 3 were alive in 1900: Fern, 11, Feb 1889; Howard, 8, Feb 1892; and Clyde, 1, Sep 1898. Everyone was born in Indiana. Syrus' parents were born in Pennsylvania; Julia's father was from Ohio, and mother from Indiana.

2. Census in 1910 in Alamogordo, Otero, NM. 7 The 1910 census recorded at 192 Virginia Avenue: Cyrus M. Beecher, clerk grocery store, 45, living with wife Julia V., 44; daughter A. Fern, 21; and sons T. Howard, 18; and W. Clyde, 11. They were married for 23 years and had birthed 4 children, 3 alive in 1910. Everyone was born in Indiana except W. Clyde in Michigan. Cyrus' father was born in Pennsylvania and his mother in Ohio. Julia's father was born in Ohio and her mother in Indiana.

3. Newspaper: Van Nuys News: "Jennie Campbell, Margery Leslie, Clyde Beecher and Ward Campbell motored to Los Angeles Thursday evening to hear Harry Lauder.", 1 Feb 1918, Van Nuys, Los Angeles, CA. 8

4. Newspaper: Van Nuys News: "Clyde Beecher, who was training at the University of Southern California, has entered the service.", 23 Aug 1918, Van Nuys, Los Angeles, CA. 8 9

5. Occupation: student, employed by the U.S. Army at The Presidio on 2 Sep 1918 in San Francisco, San Francisco, CA. 3

6. Newspaper: Van Nuys News: "Men Returned From Service: Wm. C. Beecher", 27 Jun 1919, Van Nuys, Los Angeles, CA. 8 10

7. Census in 1920 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA. 11 The 1920 census recorded at 162 Delano Street: Cirus Beecher, clerk grocery store, 50, living with wife Julia V., 53; and son Clyde William, single, no occupation, 21. Cirus was born in Indiana, his father in Pennsylvania and mother in Ohio. Julia and her mother were born in Indiana, her father in Ohio. Clyde was born in Michigan.

8. Newspaper: Van Nuys News: "Clyde Beecher, who has been ill for the past month, returned to U. S. C. On Monday.", 30 Apr 1920, Van Nuys, Los Angeles, CA. 8 12

9. Newspaper: Van Nuys News: "Clyde Beecher and Marlar Campbell, who are both recuperating from illness, left Thursday on a motor camping trip through the Coachella valley.", 6 Apr 1922, Van Nuys, Los Angeles, CA. 13

10. Newspaper: Van Nuys News: "A very enjoyable party was given Saturday evening by Mr. And Mrs. C. M. Beecher of Mission Acres for thier son Clyde Beecher. A large number of yuong people from Van Nuys were present.", 5 Sep 1922, Van Nuys, Los Angeles, CA. 14

11. Newspaper: Van Nuys News: "Methodist Episcopal Church: The Epworth League meeting at 6:30 p. M. Will be led by the Rev. Clyde Beecher and promises to be the livest meeting yet. Sunday evening will be "Young People's Night" and the pastor will preach ., 24 Nov 1922, Van Nuys, Los Angeles, CA. 15

12. Newspaper: Van Nuys News: "Clyde Beecher Will Graduate From University of S. Calif., 15 Jun 1923, Van Nuys, Los Angeles, CA. 16 Clyde Beecher, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Beecher of MIssion Acres, will receive the bachelor degree of arts at the commencement exercises of the University of Southern California on June 21st. The exercises will be held at Exposition Park in the afternoon. Mr. Beecher will enter the ministry of the Methodist church.

13. Newspaper: Van Nuys News: "Miss Margaret Gilmore, Miss Jennie Campbell and Ward Campbell and Clyde Beecher motored Friday to Berkeley to attend the annual football game between the Trojans and the Bears.", 4 Nov 1924, Van Nuys, Los Angeles, CA. 17

14. Newspaper: Van Nuys News: "Next Wednesday Clyde Beecher, son of Mr. And Mrs. C. M. Beecher of Mission Acres, will we Miss Jennie Campbell.", 7 Aug 1925, Van Nuys, Los Angeles, CA. 18

15. Occupation: Clergyman on 11 Aug 1925 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA. 1

16. Residence: 121 W. 89Th St., Los Angeles, CA on 11 Aug 1925 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA. 1

17. Newspaper: Van Nuys News: "Miss Capmbell Becomes Bride", 14 Aug 1925, Van Nuys, Los Angeles, CA. 2 Among the pretty weddings of the month was that of Miss Jennie Campbell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Campbell, and William Clyde Beecher, son of Mr. and Mrs. Morton Beecher of Mission Acres.
The ceremony was held Tuesday evening at the home of the bride, 6185 Woodman avenue. Rev. Frank e. Dell, uncle of the bridegroom, officiated.
The home was adorned with ferns and summer flowers, and was lighted by candles.
Alfred toux accompanied by Margaret Meyere played two violin selections, "Salut D'Amour," by Elgar and Thais.
Miss Margaret Bradway sang, "What's in the Air To-day" and "Because." Mrs. Walter Williams cousin of the bride played the Lohengrin wedding march.
The bride wore a frock of white georgette crepe. Her tulle veil was held in place by a coronet of orange blossoms and she carried a shower bouquet of bride roses and lilies of the valley.
Miss Jessie Campbell, maid of honor, was gowned in an orchid flowered georgette crepe and carried a bouquet of orchid sweet peas and pink roses. Ward Campbell attended the bridegroom, as best man. Little Miss Nancy Bright and Billie Bright, cousins of the bride were flower girl and ring bearer respectively.
After a wedding trip Mr. and Mrs. Beecher will make their home in Los Angeles.
Mrs. Beecher was graduated from the University of Southern California and has been teaching in the Van Nuys Grammar School.
Mr. Beecher is a graduate of the University of Southern California and is now pastor of the Westland Methodist Episcopal Church in Los Angeles.
Out-of-town guests included Mr. John Edmondson, Miss Mida Edmondson, Everett Edmondson, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Earl M. Scott of Downey; Rev. and Mrs. F. E. Dell of Highland Park; Mrs. J. H. Carr of El Paso, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. Greenbury Bright, Miss Edith Bright, Miss Sue Bright, Nancy and Billie Bright, Miss Lou Marlar, Mrs. H. C. Duff and son, Harrison, of Phoenix, Arizona; Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Blackwelder of San Pedro; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Reed of Santa Monica; Mrs. L. C. Newcomer, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Newcome of Los Angeles; Miss Linda Bradway and Chatten Bradway of Omaha; and Miss Margaret Bradway of Boston, Mass.

18. Newspaper: Van Nuys News: "Mr. And Mrs. Clyde Beecher have returned from a two weeks' vacation, spent up in the big trees country.", 20 Aug 1926, Van Nuys, Los Angeles, CA. 19

19. Newspaper: Van Nuys News: "Sunday afternoon Mrs. L. B. Tilden and Mrs. C. M. Beecher drove in into the city. After visiting Mr. Tilden's mother they drove to the Westland church to hear the Mother's Day sermon of Mrs. Beecher's son, Rev. Clyde Beecher.", 14 Jan 1927, Van Nuys, Los Angeles, CA. 20

20. Residence: on 22 Jul 1927 in San Diego, San Diego, CA. 21

21. Newspaper: Van Nuys News: Mr. And Mrs. Ward Campbell, Woodman Visited, 31 Jul 1928, Van Nuys, Los Angeles, CA. 22 Mr. and Mrs. Ward Campbell, Woodman avenue, were visited recently by Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Beecher of San Diego. Mrs. Beecher is Mr. and mrs. Campbell's daughter. The Campbell's will join their daughter and son-in-law Thursday in a trip to the mountains.

22. Newspaper: Van Nuys News: Mr. And Mrs. William Campbell of Woodman avenue are spending their vacation at the Tuolumne Meadows. They are accompanied by Rev. And mrs. Beecher of San Diego., 7 Aug 1928, Van Nuys, Los Angeles, CA. 23

23. Census in 1930 in San Diego, San Diego, CA. 24 The 1930 census recorded William C. Beecher, clergyman Methodist Church, 31, was living with wife Jenny G., 30. She was born in California, he in Michigan. He was born in Michigan, his parents in Indiana. She was born in California, her parents in Arkansas.

24. Occupation: minister in Methodist Church in 1930 in San Diego, San Diego, CA. 24

25. Newspaper: Van Nuys News: Beecher Baby Baptised, 20 Apr 1931, Van Nuys, Los Angeles, CA. 25 Rev. and Mrs. Clyde Beecher and baby who have been visiting in Van Nuys during the two weeks that Rev. Beecher has attended a convention at Long Beach, left yesterday for this home in La Mesa. The Clyde Beechers, the C. M. Beechers and Mr. and Mrs. William Campbell motored to Long Beach Sunday when the baby was baptised.

26. Newspaper: Van Nuys News: "Mr. And Mrs. W. C. Beecher of Santa Monica were guests at the home of Mr. And Mrs. C. M. Beecher here Sunday.", 23 Apr 1934, Van Nuys, Los Angeles, CA. 26

27. Residence: on 23 Apr 1934 in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, CA. 26

28. Newspaper: Van Nuys News: "Rev. And Mrs. Clyde Beecher and daughter, Mary Katherine, and Mrs. Beecher's father, Mr. Campbell, have been vacationing two weeks in Oregon, northern Colorado, and Big Tree territory.", 24 Aug 1936, Van Nuys, Los Angeles, CA. 27

29. Census in 1940 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA. 28 The 1940 census recorded at 1840 West 39 Street: William C. Beecher, pastor, 41, with wife Jennie D., 40; Mary Katherine, 9; and James Morton, 6 months. They were living here in La Mesa in1935. William was born in Michigan, Jennie and the children in California.

30. Newspaper: Van Nuys News: "Clyde Beecher, son of Mrs. C. M. Beecher of Van Nuys, is a chaplain in the navy, as is Rev. Fay Butler.", 6 Jul 1943, Van Nuys, Los Angeles, CA. 29

31. Residence: on 10 Oct 1948 in Phoenix, Maricopa, AZ. 30

32. Residence: 515 East Osborn Road, Phoenix, AZ on 16 Mar 1952 in Phoenix, Maricopa, AZ. 4

33. Newspaper: Spokane Daily Chronicle: Pastor Returns, 7 Jan 1956, Spokane, Spokane, WA. 31 The Rev. Clyde W. Beecher, pastor of Central Methodist church, and Mrs. Beecher and their son, Jim, returned earlier this week from Los Angeles where they spent Christmas with their daughter, Mrs. Harold Sadler, and her family. Mrs. Sadler ahs been seriously ill since September, so Mrs. Beecher has been with her since then.

34. Newspaper: Spokane Daily Chronicle: San Diego Calls, 1 Aug 1959, Spokane, Spokane, WA. 32 The Rev. W. Clyde Beecher, pastor of Central Methodist church, and Mrs. Beecher will leave Monday for San Diego, Calif., for a visit with their daughter. Mr. Beecher will return to Spokane August 13 and then he and their son, Jim will go to San Diego August 24, the whole family returning here after Labor day. Jim attend the College of Puget Sound.

35. Newspaper: Spokesman Review: Pastor Gets Methodist Area Post, 3 Apr 1960, Spokane, Spokane, WA. 33 The Rev. W. Clyde Beecher, pastor of Central Methodist church, will become superintendent of the Vancouver district of the Methodist church in June, the Rev. A. Maurice Chamberlin, superintendent of the Spokane district, said yesterday.
Mr. Beecher will succeed the Rev. melvin M. Finbeiner, another former Spokane pastor, in the position. His office and home will be in Chehalis, Wash.
A graduate of the University of Southern California, Mr. Beecher has been Central's pastor for five years. He has been in the ministry since 1926.

36. Newspaper: Spokesman-Review: "The Rev. W. Clyde beecher will deliver his final sermon ending a five-year pastorate at Central Methodist church tomorrow. His topic is "Go Ye Into All The World." Mr. Beecher has been named superintendent of the Vancouver District .", 28 May 1960, Spokane, Spokane, WA. 34

37. Newspaper: Spokesman-Review: Methodist Church Post Change Due, 30 Apr 1966, Spokane, Spokane, WA. 35 A former Spokane minister is stepping down in June from the position of superintendent of the Methodist Church's Vancouver District.
Bishop Everett W. Palmer of the Pacific Northwest Annual Conference, announced Friday that the Rev. Bruce G. Parker, Tacoma, will succeed the Rev. W. Clyde Beecher, who has been superintendent of the Vancouver District with offices in Chehalis since 1960.
The Rev. Mr. Beecher was pastor of Central Methodist Church in Spokane from 1955 to 1960.
Friends here said he is retiring and plans to live in San Diego.


William married Jennie Quesenbury Campbell, daughter of William M. Campbell and Jennie Katherine Marlar, on 11 Aug 1925 in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, CA.1 2 (Jennie Quesenbury Campbell was born on 20 Jan 1900 in , Orange, CA 36 and died on 2 Dec 1981 in San Diego, San Diego, CA 36 37.)


Sources


1 FamilySearch.org, <i>California, County Marriages, 1850-1952</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K8N8-5K6 William Clyde Beecher and Jennie Quesenbury Campbell, 1925.

2 <i>The Van Nuys News (Van Nuys, California)</i>, 14 Aug 1925, page 7. Wedding of Campbell-Beecher.

3 <i>United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KZV6-Z8X William Clyde Beecher, 1917-1918.

4 <i>Arizona Republic</i> (Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona.), 16 Mar 1952, Page M-3. Engagement of Mary Katherine Beecher and Harold G. Sadler.

5 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, Michigan, Kalkaska County, Kalkaska, Series: T623 Roll: 721 Page: 260.

6 <i>Social Security Death Index</i>, SSN Number: 538-36-2762; Issue State: Washington; Issue Date: 1955-1956. W. C. Beecher.

7 <i>1910 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MGSF-TVJ A Fern Beecher in household of Cyrus M Beecher, Alamogordo, Otero, New Mexico, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 135, sheet 11A, family 196.

8 <i>The Van Nuys News (Van Nuys, California)</i>, 1 Feb 1918, page 5.

9 <i>The Van Nuys News (Van Nuys, California)</i>, 23 Aug 1918, page 1.

10 <i>The Van Nuys News (Van Nuys, California)</i>, 27 Jun 1919, page 6.

11 <i>1920 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MHQ6-Z1Q Clyde William Beecher in entry for Cirus Beecher, 1920.

12 <i>The Van Nuys News (Van Nuys, California)</i>, 30 Apr 1920, page 5.

13 <i>The Van Nuys News (Van Nuys, California)</i>, 6 Apr 1922, page 5.

14 <i>The Van Nuys News (Van Nuys, California)</i>, 5 Sep 1922, page 4.

15 <i>The Van Nuys News (Van Nuys, California)</i>, 24 Nov 1922, page 7.

16 <i>The Van Nuys News (Van Nuys, California)</i>, 15 Jun 1923, page 1.

17 <i>The Van Nuys News (Van Nuys, California)</i>, 4 Nov 1924, page 5.

18 <i>The Van Nuys News (Van Nuys, California)</i>, 7 Aug 1925, page 6.

19 <i>The Van Nuys News (Van Nuys, California)</i>, 20 Aug 1926, page 7.

20 <i>The Van Nuys News (Van Nuys, California)</i>, 14 Jan 1927, page 7.

21 <i>The Van Nuys News (Van Nuys, California)</i>, 22 Jul 1927, page 6.

22 <i>The Van Nuys News (Van Nuys, California)</i>, 31 Jul 1928, page 4.

23 <i>The Van Nuys News (Van Nuys, California)</i>, 7 Aug 1928, page 4.

24 <i>1930 United States Census</i>, Year: 1930; Census Place: San Diego, San Diego, California; Roll: 193; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 187; Image: 590.0; FHL microfilm: 2339928.

25 <i>The Van Nuys News (Van Nuys, California)</i>, 20 Apr 1931, page 10.

26 <i>The Van Nuys News (Van Nuys, California)</i>, 23 Apr 1934, page 12.

27 <i>The Van Nuys News (Van Nuys, California)</i>, 24 Aug 1936, page 4.

28 <i>1940 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K9Z7-CZ4 William C Beecher, 1940.

29 <i>The Van Nuys News (Van Nuys, California)</i>, 6 Jul 1943, page 5.

30 <i>Pharos-Tribune</i> (Logansport, Indiana. http://www.pharostribune.com/), 13 Oct 1948, page 13. Obituary of C. M. Mort Beecher.

31 <i>Spokane Daily Chronicle</i> (Spokane, Washington.), 7 Jan 1956, page 6.

32 <i>Spokane Daily Chronicle</i> (Spokane, Washington.), 1 Aug 1959, page 3 of 28. Online: http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=0wFYAAAAIBAJ&sjid=H_cDAAAAIBAJ&pg=2836%2C23963.

33 <i>The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Washington)</i> (Spokane, Spokane, Washington.), 3 Apr 1960, page 8.

34 <i>The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Washington)</i> (Spokane, Spokane, Washington.), 28 May 1960, page 31.

35 <i>The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Washington)</i> (Spokane, Spokane, Washington.), 30 Apr 1966, page 17.

36 U.S. Social Security Death Index, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JG76-LTB Jennie Beecher, Dec 1981.

37 FamilySearch.org, California Death Index, 1940-1997 (Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.), https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPXS-ZBS Jennie Quesenbury Beecher, 02 Dec 1981.



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