|William C. Beecher
Noted events in his life were:
1. Census in 1870 in Peru, Miami, IN. 4 William V. Beecher, 38, farmer, was living with wife Julia H., 34; Margaret J., 16; Mary J., 12; Elizabeth E., 11; George L., 7; Cyrus M., 5; William, 2; Benjamin, 68; and Margaret, 64. Benjamin, Margaret, and William V. were born in Pennsylvania. George, Cyrus, and young William in Indiana, and the others in Ohio. William's real estate was worth $3800, his personal estate $1240.
2. Census in 1880 in Jefferson Twp., Miami, IN. 12 William Beecher, 48, farmer, is found in the 1880 Census in Jefferson in Miami County living with his wife, Julia A, age 44; Mary J., 22; Elizabeth E., 20; George L, 17; Cyrus M., 15; William C.; 13; Grant U.S., 10; Charles W., 7; and Gracie P., 4; plus Margret Beecher, mother, age 75. William and his mother were born in PA; Julia, Mary and Elizabeth in OH; and all other children in IN.
3. Census in 1900 in Jefferson Twp., Miami, IN. 5 William Beecher, farmer, 68, born Dec 1831, was with wife Julien A., 64, Oct 1835. They had been married 47 years. She had birthed 9 children, 8 alive in 1900. Living with them: son Grant, school teacher, 29, Jun 1870. Grant was born in Indiana, his mother in Ohio , and his father and all grandparents in Pennsylvania.
4. Census in 1910 in Jefferson Twp., Miami, IN. 13 The 1910 census recorded Wm. C. Bucher [two handwritten e's transcribed in census as a u], farmer, 42, living with wife Mary A., 42; son Dwight E., farm laborer, 17; and son Kenneth. W., 7. Also in the home is William's mother Julia A., 74, born in Ohio. All and their parents were born in Indiana, except William's father in Pennsylvania and mother in Ohio, and Julia's parents in Pennsylvania.
5. Residence: on 27 Dec 1914 in Jefferson Twp., Miami, IN. 8
6. Census in 1920 in Adams Twp., Cass, IN. 14 The 1920 census recorded living on M. Swank Road: William Bucher [indexed wrong in census since two handwritten e's look like a u], farmer, 51, living with wife Emma C., 51; and son Kenneth W., farm labor, 16. Everyone and their parents were born in Indiana except William's father in Pennsylvania and mother in Ohio.
7. Newspaper: Van Nuys News: William C. Beecher Moving to California, 14 Jan 1927, Van Nuys, Los Angeles, CA. 15 William C. Beecher, visiting here from Mexico, Ind., expects to make his permanent home in San Fernando Valley. Mr. Beecher is spending the winter at the home of his brother, C. M. Beecher of Mission Acres. Visitors last week at the Beecher home were Calvin Fisher, Mr. and Mrs. J. Maus and Mr. and Mrs. Andrews of Indiana.
8. Census in 1930 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA. 16 The 1930 census recorded owning a home worth $15,000 at 717 Broadway: William C. Beecher, retired, 62, living with wife Mary J., 63. They were born in Indiana. His parents and her father were born in Ohio, and her mother in Indiana.
9. Newspaper: Van Nuys News: "Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Beecher and their daughter, Mrs. J. H. Carr were guests of his brother, William Beecher and family at Santa Monica yesterday.", 20 Apr 1931, Van Nuys, Los Angeles, CA. 17
10. Newspaper: Van Nuys News: "Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Beecher and their daughter, Mrs. J. H. Carr were guests of his brother, William Beecher and family at Santa Monica yesterday.", 20 Apr 1931, Van Nuys, Los Angeles, CA. 17
11. Residence: on 7 Dec 1931 in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, CA. 18
12. Obituary: Logansport Pharos-Tribune: Former Miami Man Exipires On Coast on 13 Jul 1934 in Logansport, Cass, IN. 19 Former Miami Man Exipires On Coast
13. Newspaper: Logansport Pharos-Tribune: W. G. Beecher Funeral At Mexico Wednesday, 16 Jul 1934, Logansport, Cass, IN. 11 W. G. Beecher Funeral At Mexico Wednesday
William married Mary Alpha Etta Hoover, daughter of Noah T. Hoover and Temperance Conrad, on 18 Dec 1890 in Miami, Miami, IN.1 (Mary Alpha Etta Hoover was born on 19 Apr 1868 in , Cass, IN,5 7 8 20 died on 27 Dec 1914 in Jefferson Twp., Miami, IN 7 8 20 21 and was buried on 29 Dec 1914 in Mexico: Green Lawn Cemetery, Miami, IN 7 8 20.)
William next married Emma Conn, daughter of Joseph C. Conn and Lavina Brubaker, on 26 Jan 1916 in Miami, Miami, IN.2 (Emma Conn was born on 1 Mar 1868 in Bethlehem Twp., Cass, IN,9 22 died in 1925 9 22 and was buried in Mexico: Green Lawn Cemetery, Miami, IN 9 22.)
William next married Nancy Jane Woodhouse, daughter of Daniel Woodhouse and Siner S. Cox, on 31 Mar 1927 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA.3 (Nancy Jane Woodhouse was born on 2 Feb 1867 in Adams Twp., Cass, IN,23 24 died on 10 Feb 1943 in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, CA 23 and was buried in Santa Monica: Woodlawn Cemetery, Los Angeles, CA.)
1 (Online at: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~berta/micmg/b.html), County Courthouse, Book C8, page 461.
2 (Online at: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~berta/micmg/b.html), County Courthouse, Book C20, page 261.
3 FamilySearch.org, California, County Marriages, 1850-1952, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K8N6-22G William C Beecher and Nancy J Reed, 31 Mar 1927; citing p. 131, Los Angeles, California, United States; FHL microfilm 2074625.
4 , Indiana, Miami County, Peru Township, Series: M593 Roll: 343 Page: 162.
5 , Indiana, Miami County, Jefferson Township, Series: T623 Roll: 393 Page: 136.
6 , http://billiongraves.com/pages/record/WILLIAMCBEECHER/1840482.
7 , http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=101951759.
8 Ancestry.com, "Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2011," Certificate 154. Mary Alpha Etta Beecher. Father Noah Hoover. Mother Temperance Conradt. Spouse W. C. Beecher, informant.
9 Ancestry.com, "Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2011," Certificate 37544. Emma C. Beecher. Father Joseph Conn. Mother Levina Brubaker. Spouse: William C. Beecher, informant.
10 (Chicago, Brant & Fuller, 1887. Available online at http://books.google.com/books?id=GETWAAAAMAAJ Google Books.), Page 684. Biography of William V. Beecher.
11 (http://www.pharostribune.com/), 16 Jul 1934, page 8. Funeral of William Beecher.
12 1880 United States Census, Film T9-0298, Page 461B.
13 , Year: 1910; Census Place: Jefferson, Miami, Indiana; Roll: T624_371; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 0120; FHL microfilm: 1374384.
14 , Year: 1920; Census Place: Adams, Cass, Indiana; Roll: T625_425; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 16; Image: 605.
15 , 14 Jan 1927, page 7.
16 , Year: 1930; Census Place: Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California; Roll: 174; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 1493; Image: 1086.0; FHL microfilm: 2339909.
17 , 20 Apr 1931, page 10.
18 Tombaugh, Wendell C, Fulton County Indiana Obits / Biogs, The Rochester Sentinel. (Tombaugh House, 700 Pontiac St, Rochester IN 46975-1538. 1993.), 1931.
19 (http://www.pharostribune.com/), 13 Jul 1934, page 7. Obituary of William Beecher.
20 , http://billiongraves.com/pages/record/MARYABEECHER/1840484.
21 (http://incass-inmiami.org/miami/), Miami County Deaths. http://incass-inmiami.org/miami/vitals/deaths/miamideath.html.
22 , http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=78818865.
23 FamilySearch.org, California Death Index, 1940-1997 (Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.), https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VPVT-WXM Nancy Jane Beecher, 10 Feb 1943; father Woodhouse mother Cox.
24 , Year: 1870; Census Place: Adams, Cass, Indiana; Roll: M593_302; Page: 3A; Image: 9; Family History Library Film: 545801.