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Ulysses Simpson Grant Beecher


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1. Ethlyn M. Thompson

Ulysses Simpson Grant Beecher 1 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 22 Jun 1870, Chili, Miami, IN 1 2 4 6 7 8
  • Marriage (1): Ethlyn M. Thompson on 25 Dec 1901 in Anderson, Madison, IN
  • Died: 22 Mar 1956, Wyandotte, Wayne, MI, United States at age 85 2 4 6 8
  • Buried: 25 Mar 1956, Mexico: Green Lawn Cemetery, Miami, IN 6

   Another name for Ulysses was Grant Beecher.6 8 9 10

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1880 in Jefferson Twp., Miami, IN. 11 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.

2. Census in 1900 in Jefferson Twp., Miami, IN. 1 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.

Living next door is a son William Beecher, farm hand, 32, born Mar 1868. He was married for 9 years to wife Merry, 32, Apr 1868. She had one child born: Dwight, son, 7, Sep 1892. All were born in Indiana, including Merry's parents. William's father was born Pennsylvania and mother in Ohio.

3. Census in 1910 in Peru, Miami, IN. 12 The 1910 census recorded at 174 W. Third Street: Grant Beecher, ticket agent railroad, 39, living with wife Lynnie, 37; Kent, 7; and Bazier, 5. Everyone was born in Indiana except Lynnie in Kansas. Her parents were born in Indiana. Grant's father was born in Pennsylvania and mother in Ohio.

4. Census in 1920 in Kokomo, Howard, IN. 13 The 1920 census recorded living at 1125 N. Courtland: Grant Beecher, ticket agent railroad, 49, with wife Lynnie T., 47; Kent F., 16; and Branier K., 14. Everyone was born in Indiana except Lynnie in Kansas. Her parents were born in Indiana. Grant's father was born in Pennsylvania and mother in Ohio.

5. Census in 1930 in Kokomo, Howard, IN. 14 The 1930 census recorded at 1125 N. Courtland Avenue: Grant Beecher, clerk railroad, 59, living with wife Lynnie, 57.

6. Newspaper: Kokomo Tribune: Births: Beecher, 5 Mar 1931, Kokomo, Howard, IN. 15 Grant Beecher, Nickel Plate railroad clerk, has received a telegram announcing the birth of Alfred Eugene Beecher, weighing nine pounds, to Mr. and Mrs. Brazier Beecher, Barberton, Ohio, on Wednesday, March 4, bringing to the recipient of the good news the title of grandfather. Mrs. Grant Beecher is with her son and family. Brazier Beecher was reared in Kokomo.

7. Residence: on 7 Dec 1931 in Kokomo, Howard, IN. 16

8. Newspaper: Kokomo Tribune: Births: Beecher, 19 Dec 1933, Kokomo, Howard, IN. 17 Grant Beecher, upon returning from a business trip to Detroit, Saturday, found awaiting him a message from Mrs. Beecher announcing the arrivate of a new daughter at the home of their son, Brazier K. Beecher, Barberton, Ohio. The baby weighed 9 pounds and 6 ounces at birth and has been named Barbara Ellen. She arrived at 1:30 p.m. December 14. This is the second child in the home. The first born is a son, Alfred.

9. Residence: on 11 Jul 1934 in Kokomo, Howard, IN. 3

10. Newspaper: Van Nuys News: Indiana Visitors House Guests at Beecher Home, 31 Oct 1935, Van Nuys, Los Angeles, CA. 18 Mr. and Mrs. Grant Beecher of Kokomo, Ind., visiting in California for the first time in 20 years, are the house guests until Monday of Mr. Beecher's brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Beecher of Van Nuys.
Last week-end the visitors and their hosts drove to San Diego where they saw Rev. and Mrs. Clyde beecher and attended the exposition. They have been enjoying a number of sight seeing trips and were in Santa Monica with friends Tuesday.

11. Census in 1940 in Kokomo, Howard, IN. 19 The 1940 census recorded at 1125 N. Courtland Avenue: Grant Beecher, clerk Nickel Plate Railroad, 69, living with wife Lynne, 66.

12. Residence: on 10 Oct 1948 in Kokomo, Howard, IN. 20

13. Newspaper: Kokomo Tribune: photo of Mr. And Mrs. Grant Beecher: Observe Golden Wedding Date, 22 Dec 1951, Kokomo, Howard, IN. 21 (photo)
Christmas Day will have more than usual significance this year for Mr. and Mrs. Grant Beecher, 1125 N. Courtland Ave., for it will marke the fiftieth anniversary of their marriage. The ceremony took place Dec 25, 1901 at Anderson, Ind.
Celebration of the event will not be held until the following Sunday, Dec. 30, when an open house for the couple will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Main Street Christian Church. Mr. and Mrs. Beecher have been active members of the church throughout their residence in this city. For 26 years Mrs. Beecher was the teacher of the Beecher class of the Sunday School.
Mr. Beecher who is a native of Miami county is 81 years old. His wife, the former Miss Lynnie Thompson, who is 79, was born at Columbus, Ind.
For 42 years Mr. Beecher was a railroad employee, retiring in 1948. He came to Kokomo in 1912 to take the position of ticket agent at the local station of the Nickel Plate Road, a post he held at the time he retired.
Mr. and Mrs. Beecher are the parents of two children, Kent of Kokomo and Brazier of Wyandotte, Mich. There are four grandchildren.

14. Newspaper: Kokomo Tribune: Mr. And Mrs. Grant Beecher returned from Albany, N.Y., 5 Nov 1952, Kokomo, Howard, IN. 22 Mr. and Mrs. Grant Beecher, 1135 N. Courtland Ave., have returned from Albany, N. Y., where they attended Saturday the wedding of their grandson, Alfred E. Beecher, which took place at the First Presbyterian Church in that city. The bride is the former Miss Jacques Milner, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. William A. Milner of Albany. Alfred Beecher is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Brazier Beecher of Wyandotte, Mich. He is a member of the senior class at the University of Michigan where he will be a candidate for a degree in electrical engineering next June. The father of the bridegroom was reared in Kokomo.

15. Residence: 1125 N. Courtland, Kokomo, IN on 28 Oct 1954 in Kokomo, Howard, IN. 10

16. Death Certificate: Ulysses Simpson Grant Beecher, 22 Mar 1956, Wyandotte, Wayne, MI, United States. 2 Michigan Death Certificate:
Name: Ulysses Simpson Grant Beecher
Gender: Male
Burial Date: 25 Mar 1956
Burial Place: Mexico, Indiana
Death Date: 22 Mar 1956
Death Place: Wyandotte, Wayne, Michigan
Age: 86
Birth Date: 22 Jun 1870
Birthplace: Chili, Indiana
Occupation: Clerk
Race: White
Marital Status: Widowed
Spouse's Name: Lynnie M. Thompson
Father's Name: William Beecher
Father's Birthplace:
Mother's Name: Julia Beecher
Mother's Birthplace:

17. Obituary: Kokomo Tribune: Deaths: Grant Beecher on 22 Mar 1956 in Kokomo, Howard, IN. 4 Ulysses S. Grant Beecher, 85, clerk here for the L. E. & W. division of the Nickel Plate Railroad for several years, died at 4:10 a.m. Thursday in the Wyandotte Hospital in Wyandotte, Mich.
He had been in failing health since last May and his condition became critical last Friday.
The deceased was born Jun 22, 1870,near Chili in Miami County, the son of William V. and Julia B. Beecher. For 16 years he taught school in the Denver, Ind. area.
He then entered the employ of the railroad company, retiring in 1948 after 42 years of service.
His home here is at 1125 N. Courtland Ave. He was a member of the Main Street Christian Church.
In 1901 he married Ethelyn Thompson, who died in October, 1954. Surviving are two sons, Kent of Kokomo and Brazier of Wyandotte, Mich. There are four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
One brother survives, Charles W. Beecher of Peru and there are serveral nephews and nieces.
The body is being returned to Kokomo to the Fenn Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Ulysses married Ethlyn M. Thompson, daughter of William J. Thompson and Celeste Jane Chambers, on 25 Dec 1901 in Anderson, Madison, IN. (Ethlyn M. Thompson was born on 9 Aug 1872 in Burlingame, Osage, KS, USA,10 23 24 25 26 died on 28 Oct 1954 in Kokomo, Howard, IN 4 23 25 26 27 and was buried on 31 Oct 1954 in Mexico: Green Lawn Cemetery, Miami, IN 10 23 25.)


1 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, Indiana, Miami County, Jefferson Township, Series: T623 Roll: 393 Page: 136.

2, <i>Michigan, Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995</i>, Ulysses Simpson Grant Beecher, 22 Mar 1956.

3 <i>Pharos-Tribune (Logansport, IN)</i> (, 13 Jul 1934, page 7. Obituary of William Beecher.

4 <i>Kokomo Tribune</i> (Kokomo, Howard, Indiana.), 22 Mar 1956, page 2. Obituary of Ulysses S. Grant Beecher.

5, <i>Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011</i>, Certificate 022385. Brazier Kirby Beecher. Father Ulysses Simpson Grant Beecher. Mother Lynn Thompson. Informant Alfred E. Beecher.

6 <i>Billion Graves Index</i>,

7 <i>History of Miami County, Indiana: From the Earliest Time to the Present, with Biographical Sketches, Notes, Etc.</i> (Chicago, Brant & Fuller, 1887. Available online at Google Books.), Page 684. Biography of William V. Beecher.

8 <i>Find A Grave</i>,

9, <i>Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011</i>, Certificate 81-009180. Frederick Kent Beecher. Father Grant Beecher. Mother Linnie Thompson. Spouse/informant Jennie Hale Beecher.

10, <i>Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011</i>, Certificate 30361. Ethlyn M. Beecher. Father Wm J. Thompson. Mother Celesta J. Thompson. Informant Grant Beecher.

11 1880 United States Census, Film T9-0298, Page 461B.

12 <i>1910 United States Census</i>, Grant Beecher, 1910.

13 <i>1920 United States Census</i>, Grant Beecher, 1920.

14 <i>1930 United States Census</i>, Grant Beecher, 1930.

15 <i>Kokomo Tribune</i> (Kokomo, Howard, Indiana.), 5 Mar 1931, page 9.

16 Tombaugh, Wendell C, <i>Fulton County Indiana Obits / Biogs, The Rochester Sentinel.</i> (Tombaugh House, 700 Pontiac St, Rochester IN 46975-1538. 1993.), 1931.

17 <i>Kokomo Tribune</i> (Kokomo, Howard, Indiana.), 19 Dec 1933, page 7.

18 <i>The Van Nuys News (Van Nuys, California)</i>, 31 Oct 1935, page 4.

19 <i>1940 United States Census</i>, Grant Beecher, 1940.

20 <i>Pharos-Tribune (Logansport, IN)</i> (, 13 Oct 1948, page 13. Obituary of C. M. Mort Beecher.

21 <i>Kokomo Tribune</i> (Kokomo, Howard, Indiana.), 22 Dec 1951, page 4. Photo of Mr. and Mrs. Grant Beecher.

22 <i>Kokomo Tribune</i> (Kokomo, Howard, Indiana.), 5 Nov 1952, page 8. Marriage of Alfred E. Beecher and Jacques Milner.

23 <i>Billion Graves Index</i>,

24 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, Linnie M Thompson in entry for William Thompson, 1900.

25 <i>Find A Grave</i>,

26 <i>Kokomo Tribune</i> (Kokomo, Howard, Indiana.), 29 Oct 1954, page 2. Obituary of Mrs. Grant Beecher.

27 <i>Pharos-Tribune (Logansport, IN)</i> (, 30 Oct 1954, page 16. Mrs. Beecher Dies.

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