William Beecher
Juliann Carpenter
John Spangler
Susanna Schmidt
William Beecher
Susan Spangler
(Abt 1835-Between 1895/1900)
William Arthur Beecher
(Abt 1875-1958)


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William Arthur Beecher 1 2

  • Born: Abt 1875, , , IN 1
  • Died: 20 Apr 1958 about age 83 3
  • Buried: Topeka: Penwell-Gabel Cemetery and Mausoleum, Shawnee, KS, USA 3

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1880 in Silver Lake, Shawnee, KS. 4 William Beecker [as indexed in census, handwriting looks like Beecher], farmer, 54, was living with wife Susan, 52; son Francis M., laborer on farm, 25; daughter Modora, 22; son Jeremiah, 18; Reuben A., 16; and William A., 5. The parents and their parents were born in Pennsylvania. Francis and Maderu were born in Ohio, the younger children in Indiana.

2. Kansas State Census census on 1 Mar 1885 in Topeka, Shawnee, KS. 2 The 1885 Kansas state census recorded Wm. Beechard, laborer, 60, living with wife Susanna, 57; Francis M., farmer, 30; Medora E., 28; Laura A., 25; Jeramiah, 23; Reuben A., 21; and Wm. Arthur, 10. Wm. Sr. was born in Pennsylvania, Jeramiah and Reuben in Indiana, and all others in Ohio. They moved to Kansas from Ohio.

3. Kansas State Census census on 1 Mar 1895 in Topeka, Shawnee, KS. 1 The 1895 Kansas census recorded William Bucher [handwriting fuzzy Beecher], 70, living with wife Susanah, 59; Jerry, 34; Rubin, 30; William Jr., 20; Frank, 40; and Laura, 36. William Sr. and Susanah were born in Pennsylvania; Jerry and Rubin in Indiana, and the others in Ohio.

4. Occupation: Helper in 1907 in Topeka, Shawnee, KS. 5 The 1907 Polk-Radges Directory for Topeka, Kansas recorded:
Beecher, Reuben A., painter, r. 533 N. Kansas Av.
Beecher, Rose (wid Jerry), r 1219 E 10th
Beecher, Wm, carp, b 533 N Kansas Av.
Beecher, Wm A., helper Whieker Bros, b 811 N. Jackson

5. Census in 1940 in Topeka, Shawnee, KS. 6 The 1940 census recorded William A. Bucher [ the 2 e's looked like a u when indexed ), age 65, widowed, living as a lodger in the home of J. D. Smith, 62. William was living in the same place in 1935 and was born in Ohio.

6. Tombstone: Siblings Medora, William and Reuben Beecher are buried at A-Acacia Lawn, Lot 288, sp. 3A, 20 Apr 1958, Topeka: Penwell-Gabel Cemetery and Mausoleum, Shawnee, KS, USA.


1 Ancestry.com, <i>Kansas State Census</i> (Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925.), Roll v115_142, Topeka Ward 1, family 345.

2 Ancestry.com, <i>Kansas State Census</i> (Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925.), Kansas State Historical Society; Topeka, Kansas; 1885 Kansas Territory Census; Roll: KS1885_127; Line: 14.

3 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=117874306.

4 1880 United States Census, Kansas, Shawnee County, Silver Lake Township, Series: T9 Roll: 397 Page: 274.

5 Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Topeka, Kansas. Printed page 114, Image 391 of 665.

6 <i>1940 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VR2Z-18X William A Bucher in entry for John R Lowe, 1940.

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