Benjamin Beecher
(1801-1878)
Margaret Finney
(1804-1886)
William Beecher
(1799-1879)
Juliann Carpenter
(1803-1883)
William Valentine Beecher
(1831-1900)
Julia Ann Beecher
(1835-1915)
Charles Wilson Beecher
(1872-1961)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Minnie Corrine Pershing

Charles Wilson Beecher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

  • Born: 30 Dec 1872, Jefferson Twp., Miami, IN 1 5 9 11 12
  • Marriage (1): Minnie Corrine Pershing on 20 Jun 1901 in Center Township, Delaware, IN, USA 1
  • Died: 9 Oct 1961, Warren, Huntington, IN, USA at age 88 1 5 12
  • Buried: 12 Oct 1961, Peru: Mount Hope Cemetery, Miami, IN 5 12

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1880 in Jefferson Twp., Miami, IN. 13 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 Peru, Miami, IN. 14 The 1900 census recorded at 157 E. 5th Street: Joseph B. Kunse, house work, 46, born Oct 1854, living with wife Margaret J., real estate and insurance agent, 46, Apr 1854; daughter Edna P., milliner, 21, Mar 1879; son Chester B., 16, Sep 1884; and brother-in-law Charles W. Beecher, bookkeeper in bank, 27, Dec 1873. Margaret and Joseph were married for 26 years and had birthed 2 children by 1900. Everyone was born in Indiana. Joseph's parents were born in OHio. Margaret and Charles' father was born in Pennsylvania and mother in Ohio.

3. Residence: 356 East 5th St., Peru, IN on 22 Dec 1909 in Peru, Miami, IN. 6

4. Census in 1910 in Peru, Miami, IN. 15 The 1910 census recorded at 356 East Fifth St: Charles We. Beacher, bank bookkeeper, 37, living with wife Minnie C., 32; and daughters Minnie K., 7; and Julia E., 4 months. Everyone was born in Indiana. Charles father was born in Pennsylvania and mother in Ohio. Minnie's father was born in Indiana and mother in Wisconsin. Charles and Minnie were married for 9 years and she had birthed 2 children by 1910.

5. Residence: 356 E. Fifth St., Peru, IN on 16 Feb 1912 in Peru, Miami, IN. 16

6. Occupation: accounting, Peru Trust Co., 71 Broadway, Peru, IN on 12 Sep 1918 in Peru, Miami, IN. 9

7. He was described as medium height, medium build, blue eyes, gray hair on 12 Sep 1918 in Peru, Miami, IN. 9

8. Residence: 356 East 5th St., Peru, IN on 12 Sep 1918 in Peru, Miami, IN. 9

9. Census in 1920 in Peru, Miami, IN. 17 The 1920 census recorded at 356 E. Fifth St.: Charles W. Beecher, Peru Trust Co. bookkeeper, 47, living with wife Minnie, 42; and daughters Katrina, 16; Evelyn, 10; Grace, 7; and Barbara, 7. Everyone was born in Indiana. Charles' parents were born in Pennsylvania. Minnie's father was born in Indiana and mother in Illinois.

10. Census in 1930 in Peru, Miami, IN. 18 The 1930 census recorded at 356 East Fifth St.: Charles W. Beecher, bank treasurer, 57, living with Minnie C., teacher in public school, 52; Evelyn, 20; and twins Grace and Barbara, 18, both employed typing in school office. Everyone was born in Indiana. Charles' father was born in Pennsylvania and mother in Ohio. Minnie's father was born in Indiana and mother in Illinois.

11. Residence: on 7 Dec 1931 in Peru, Miami, IN. 19

12. Residence: on 11 Jul 1934 in Peru, Miami, IN. 3

13. He was elected as Board of Trustees of DePauw University in 1939 in Greencastle, Putnam, IN, USA. 20

14. Census in 1940 in Peru, Miami, IN. 21 The 1940 census recorded owning a $5000 home at 356 East Fifth St.: Charles W. Beecher, commercial bank treasurer, 67, living with wife Minnie C., 62; and daughter Barbara, missionary in Methodist church, 28. All were born in Indiana.

15. Occupation: bank executive living in Peru, Indiana on 10 Oct 1948 in Peru, Miami, IN. 22

16. Residence: on 22 Mar 1956 in Peru, Miami, IN. 23

17. Cause of Death: Charles died at the Methodist Memorial Home from arterio sclerotic heart disease, 9 Oct 1961, Warren, Huntington, IN, USA. 5

18. Obituary: Kokomo Tribune: Retired Banker Dies on 11 Oct 1961 in Kokomo, Howard, IN. 24 Charles W. Beecher, 88, a prominent resident and bank official for a number of years, died during his sleep at the Methodist Memorial Home, Warren, Ind. Monday night.
The time of his death was set at 11 p.m. He was found Tuesday morning.
Mr. and Mrs. Beecher had lived at 356 E. Fifth St., until 1956 when they moved to the Warren Home.
Mr. Beecher was associated with the Peru Trust Co. for 56 years, retiring on his anniversary, March 1, 1956. He had joined as a stenographer and bookkeeper on March 1, 1900.
He was employed in Chicago for several years and also taught school in Jefferson Township for a year.
Mr. Beecher was a trustee of DePauw University for 18 years and was a trustee of the Warren Memorial Home for the Aged for 31 years, prior to his retirement.
He was also active in civic affairs and held important offices in the Peru Methodist Church for many years.
He was also a member of the Peru IOOF Lodge.
Born in Jefferson Township, Dec. 30, 1872, he was the son of William B. and Julia A. Beecher. He was married in Peru, June 20, 1901 to Minnie Pershing, who survives.
Also surviving are three daughters, Miss Grace and Miss Evelyn Beecher, Indianapolis, and Miss Barbara Beecher, a Methodist missionary and now treasurer of Isabel Thoburn College, Lucknow, India.
The body was removed to the Grogg Funeral Home, Warren, and will be returned to the Memorial Home Chapel.
Funeral services will be held at the Peru Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Thursday. The casket will be opened there and there will be viewing at the church from noon until 2 p.m.

19. Obituary: Logansport Press: Charles W. Beecher, Former Peru Banker, Dies; Rites Thursday on 11 Oct 1961 in Logansport, Cass, IN. 1 PERU -- Charles W. Beecher, 88, former prominent Peru resident and banker, died at the Methodist Memorial Home, Warren, Ind., at 11 p.m. Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Beecher had lived at 356 E. Fifth St. until they moved to the Warren Home in 1956. He was associated with the Peru Trust Company 56 years, retiring on his anniversary, Mary 1, 1956.
He served as trustee of DePauw University for 18 years and as a trustee of the warren Memorial Home for the Aged for 31 years prior to his retirement.
Born in Jefferson Twp. Dec. 31 1872, he was the son of William B. and Julia A. Beecher. he was married in Peru, June 20, 1901 to Minnie Pershing, who survives.
Also surviving are three daughters, Miss Grace and Miss Evelyn Beecher, Indianapolis; and Miss Barbara Beecher, a Methodist missionary and now treasurer of Isabel Thoburn College, Lucknow, India.
The body was removed to the Grogg Funeral Home, Warren, and will be returned to the Memorial Home Chapel. Funeral services will be held from the First Methodist Church in Peru at 2 p.m. Thursday. The casket will be opened and there will be viewing at the church from noon until 2 p.m. Thursday.


Charles married Minnie Corrine Pershing, daughter of Olynthus Howard Pershing and Eva Louisa Lord, on 20 Jun 1901 in Center Township, Delaware, IN, USA.1 (Minnie Corrine Pershing was born on 8 Sep 1877 in Warsaw, Kosciusko, IN,6 12 25 died on 27 Jul 1963 in Warren, Huntington, IN, USA 12 25 and was buried on 29 Jul 1963 in Peru: Mount Hope Cemetery, Miami, IN 12 25.)


Sources


1 <i>The Logansport Press</i> (Logansport, Miami, Indiana), 11 Oct 1961, page 13. Obituary of Charles W. Beecher.

2 Tombaugh, Wendell C, <i>Fulton County Indiana Obits / Biogs, The Rochester Sentinel.</i> (Tombaugh House, 700 Pontiac St, Rochester IN 46975-1538. 1993.), 1926.

3 <i>Pharos-Tribune</i> (Logansport, Indiana. http://www.pharostribune.com/), 13 Jul 1934, page 7. Obituary of William Beecher.

4 <i>Pharos-Tribune</i> (Logansport, Indiana. http://www.pharostribune.com/), 19 May 1926, page 7.

5 Ancestry.com, <i>Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011</i>, Certificate 61-033629. Charles Wilson Beecher. Father William Beecher. Mother Julia A. Beecher.

6 Ancestry.com, <i>Indiana, Birth Certificates, 1907-1940</i>, Certificate 34525. Julia Evelyn Beecher, father Charles Wilson Beecher, mother Minnie Corrine Pershing.

7 Ancestry.com, <i>Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011</i>, William Valentine Beecher. Father Benj. Beecher. Mother Margaret Finney. Informant C. W. Beecher.

8 Ancestry.com, <i>Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011</i>, Certificate 027997. Grace Elizabeth Beecher. Father Charles W. Beecher. Mother Minnie Corine Pershing. Spouse: never married. Informant: Evelyn Beecher.

9 <i>United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZLM-J13 Charles Wilson Beecher.

10 Ancestry.com, <i>Indiana, Birth Certificates, 1907-1940</i>, Certificate 37545. Barbara Helen Beecher. Father Charles W. Beecher. Mother Minnie Corrine Pershing.

11 <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 http://books.google.com/books?id=GETWAAAAMAAJ Google Books.), Page 684. Biography of William V. Beecher.

12 <i>Billion Graves Index</i>, http://billiongraves.com/pages/record/CHARLESWBEECHER/2259738.

13 1880 United States Census, Film T9-0298, Page 461B.

14 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9MX-CBT Charles W Beecher in household of Joseph B Kunse, Peru Township Peru city Ward 3, Miami, Indiana, United States; citing sheet 3A, family 63.

15 <i>1910 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MK53-NGB Charles W Beacher, Peru Ward 2, Miami, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 128, sheet 1B.

16 Ancestry.com, <i>Indiana, Birth Certificates, 1907-1940</i>, Certificate 37546. Grace Elizabeth Beecher. Father Charles W. Beecher. Mother Minnie Corrine Pershing.

17 <i>1920 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MF7Y-J22 Charles W Beecher, Peru Ward 3, Miami, Indiana, United States; citing sheet 4B.

18 <i>1930 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X4YT-7CQ Charles W.Beecher.

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

20 <i>Pharos-Tribune</i> (Logansport, Indiana. http://www.pharostribune.com/), 21 Feb 1939, page 3.

21 <i>1940 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V1YD-FKL Charles W Beecher, Peru, Peru Township, Miami, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 52-20, sheet 9A, family 210.

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

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

24 <i>Kokomo Tribune</i> (Kokomo, Howard, Indiana.), 11 Oct 1961, page 29.Obituary of Charles W. Beecher.

25 Ancestry.com, <i>Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011</i>, Certificate 63-029506. Minnie C. Beecher. Father O. H. Pershing. Mother Eva Lord.



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