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1. George Lincoln Beecher

Sarah Emma Fisher 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

  • Born: 9 Jul 1858, , Miami, IN 2 5 9 13 14
  • Marriage (1): George Lincoln Beecher on 2 Mar 1884 in Miami, Miami, IN 1 2 3
  • Died: 26 Feb 1942, Fulton, Fulton, IN at age 83 2 5 9 13 14
  • Buried: 28 Feb 1942, Mexico: Green Lawn Cemetery, Miami, IN 5 9 13 14

  Burial Notes:

Buried in Section 4, Row 29.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1900 in Adams Twp., Cass, IN. 15 George L Beicher*, age 37 born Sep 1862, farmer, is found in the 1900 Census in Adams Township in Cass County living with his wife, Sarah E., age 41 born Jul 1858; son Clinton E., 15 born Feb 1885; son Lyman E., 13 born Dec 1886; daughter Wreatha F., 11 born Dec 1888; and son Walter V., 4 born Nov 1895. Everyone was born in Indiana. George and Sarah's fathers were born in Pennsylvania, and their mothers in Ohio. George owned the home. George and Sarah were married 16 years, and 4 of her 5 children were alive in 1900. *While the Census index records Beicher, the handwriting on the census page might be Beecher.

2. Census in 1910 in Adams Twp., Cass, IN. 16 The 1910 census recorded George L. Bucher [sic], farmer, 47, living with wife Sarah E., 51; daughter Wreatha F., 21; and son Walter, farm laborer, 14. George and Sarah were married 26 years and she had birthed 5 children, 4 alive in 1910. Everyone was born in Indiana. George's father was born in Pennsylvania and mother in Ohio. Sarah's father was born in Virginia and mother in Indiana.

3. Census in 1920 in Adams Twp., Cass, IN. 17 The 1920 census recorded Sara Bucher [sic], widowed, farmer, 61, living with son Walter, farm laborer, 24. Both were born in Indiana.

4. Newspaper: Pharos-Tribune: Ad selling entire farm and estate of George L. Beecher by Sarah Emma Beecher, 28 Sep 1922, Logansport, Cass, IN. 18

5. Newspaper: Pharos-Tribune: "Twelve Mile: Emma Beecher's sale was attended by a very large crowd Monday.", 7 Oct 1922, Logansport, Cass, IN. 19

6. Newspaper: Pharos-Tribune: "Twelve Mile: Mr. And Mrs. Sam Rush moved Thursday from the M. C. Krider farm to the Mrs. Emma Beecher farm.", 11 Nov 1922, Logansport, Cass, IN. 19 20

7. Census in 1930 in Liberty Twp., Fulton, IN. 21 The 1930 census recorded Sarah Beecher, widowed, 71, born in Indiana, living alone. Her parents were born in Virginia.

8. Newspaper: Pharos-Tribune: funeral of Fern B. Ronk, 8 Sep 1930, Logansport, Cass, IN. 22 Walter V. Beecher, 2313 High street, and mother, Mrs. Sarah E. Beecher of Fulton, Ind., have returned from Twin Falls, Idaho, where they attended the funeral of their sister and daughter, respectively, Mrs. Fern B. Ronk, who died following a protracted illness.
Mrs. Ronk, who for three years was dean of women at Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, Virginia, was the wife of Rev. Charles W. Ronk, and was active in religious work. She was born in Cass county December 29, 1888, the daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. George L. Beecher.
The husband, one daughter, three sons and a brother, Lyman Beecher of South Bend, Ind., also survive.

[Note: on 9 Sep 1930 the paper printed:] In the account of the death of Mrs. Fern B. Ronk, fomerly of Cass county, the name of Clinton Beecher, a brother residing in Bethlehem township, was unintentionally omitted form the list of survivors.

9. Census in 1940 in Liberty Twp., Fulton, IN. 23 The 1940 census recorded Sarah Beecher, widowed, 81, born in Indiana, living alone.

10. Cause of Death: coronary embolism, 24 Feb 1942, Fulton, Fulton, IN. 9

11. Newspaper: The News-Sentinel, 26 Feb 1942, Fulton, Fulton, IN. 24 Mrs. Sarah Emma BEECHER, about 84 years of age, was discovered dead in her home at the south edge of Fulton, about 10 o'clock this morning. Mrs. Beecher, found sitting in a rocking chair with one stocking and shoe off, is believed to have succumbed from a sudden heart attack.
A neighbor, John BINKLEY, became suspicious after failing to see any life about the Beecher home for several days. In attempting to enter the home for investigation, Binkley found that both screen doors were locked. He summoned Marshal Frank BUCKINGHAM, who forced open a window and discovered the aged woman in her chair.
Coroner Dean K. STINSON was called and announced a verdict of death by heart attack. It is thought that Mrs. Beecher was fatally stricken Tuesday evening in preparing to retire. She had resided alone in Fulton for several years and little was known about her by the townspeople. A complete obituary was not available as this issue of The News-Sentinel went to press, but will appear in an early edition. The body has been removed to the Ditmire funeral home, in Fulton.

12. Obituary: The News-Sentinel on 27 Feb 1942 in Rochester, Fulton, IN. 2 Funeral services will be held at 1:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon from the Mexico Church of the Brethren for Mrs. Sarah Emma BEECHER, 83, who was found dead in her home in Fulton Thursday morning. Death was caused by a heart attack, Tuesday evening. Rev. OBERLIN, of Peru, and Rev. Walter BALSBAUGH, of Mexico, will officiate at the last rites and burial will be made in the Greenlawn cemetery, near Mexico. Mrs. Beecher had been a resident of Fulton for 18 years.
Born July 9th, 1858, near Mexico, the deceased was the daughter of Benjamin and Elizabeth FISSURE. She was united in marriage on March 2, 1884, to George L. Beecher, who died in 1919. The deceased was a member of the Mexico Church of the Brethren.
Surviving are three sons, Clinton, Cass county, Walter and Lyman, both of Logansport; 17 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The body was returned at noon today to the residence in Fulton, where friends may call until the hour of the funeral.

Sarah married George Lincoln Beecher, son of William Valentine Beecher and Julia Ann Beecher, on 2 Mar 1884 in Miami, Miami, IN.1 2 3 (George Lincoln Beecher was born on 22 Sep 1862 in Inwood, Marshall, IN,8 13 25 26 27 28 died on 6 Jun 1919 in Adams Twp., Cass, IN 2 8 13 25 27 28 29 and was buried on 8 Jun 1919 in Mexico: Green Lawn Cemetery, Miami, IN 8 13 27 28 30.)


1 <i>Miami County Indiana Marriages</i> (Online at:, County Courthouse, Book C7, page 234.

2 Tombaugh, Wendell C, <i>Fulton County Indiana Obits / Biogs, The Rochester Sentinel.</i> (Tombaugh House, 700 Pontiac St, Rochester IN 46975-1538. 1993.), 1942, Page 30.

3 Jehu Z. Powell, William T Wilson, <i>History of Cass County, Indiana</i> (Lewis Publishing Company, 1913), Page 1074.

4 Tombaugh, Wendell C, <i>Fulton County Indiana Obits / Biogs, The Rochester Sentinel.</i> (Tombaugh House, 700 Pontiac St, Rochester IN 46975-1538. 1993.), 1969.

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

6 <i>Pharos-Tribune (Logansport, IN)</i> (, 22 May 1920, page 11.

7, <i>Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937</i> (Department of Health and Welfare, Boise; FHL microfilm 1,530,851.), Fern Beecher Ronk, 28 Aug 1930.

8, "Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011," Certificate 136. George Lincoln Beecher, Father William Beecher. Mother Julia Beecher. Spouse Sarah C. Beecher (informant.).

9, "Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011," Certificate 4286. Sarah Emma Beecher. Father Benjamin Fisher. Mother Elizabeth Rush. Spouse George L. Beecher. Informant Walter Beecher.

10, "Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011," Certificate 74-024070 Lyman Edgar Beecher. Father George Beecher. Mother Sarah Fisher. Informant Sylvia See Beecher, wife.

11 <i>Pharos-Tribune (Logansport, IN)</i> (, 29 Jun 1974. Obituary of L. E. Beecher.

12, "Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011," Certificate 69-016150 Clinton E. Beecher. Father George E. Beecher. Mother Sarah E. Fisher. Spouse Blanche Beecher. Informant Mr. Gean Grable, daughter.

13 Tombaugh, Wendell C. and Jean C, <i>Miami County, Ind. Cemeteries, Vol. 2: Richland, Jefferson, Erie Townships</i> (1988, Tombaugh House, 700 Pontiac Street, Rochester, Indiana, 46975
Online at:

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

15 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, Indiana, Cass County, Adams Township, Series: T623 Roll: 362 Page: 1.

16 <i>1910 United States Census</i>, George L Bucher, Adams, Cass, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 16, sheet 8B, family 207, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1374354.

17 <i>1920 United States Census</i>, Year: 1920; Census Place: Adams, Cass, Indiana; Roll: T625_425; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 16; Image: 593.

18 <i>Pharos-Tribune (Logansport, IN)</i> (, 28 Sep 1922, page 9.

19 <i>Pharos-Tribune (Logansport, IN)</i> (, 7 Oct 1922, page 10.

20 <i>Pharos-Tribune (Logansport, IN)</i> (, 11 Nov 1922, page 6.

21 <i>1940 United States Census</i>, Year: 1930; Census Place: Liberty, Fulton, Indiana; Roll: 588; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 0006; Image: 372.0; FHL microfilm: 2340323.

22 <i>Pharos-Tribune (Logansport, IN)</i> (, 8 Sep 1930, page 2.

23 <i>1940 United States Census</i>, Year: 1940; Census Place: Liberty, Fulton, Indiana; Roll: T627_1045; Page: 14A; Enumeration District: 25-6.

24 Tombaugh, Wendell C, <i>Fulton County Indiana Obits / Biogs, The Rochester Sentinel.</i> (Tombaugh House, 700 Pontiac St, Rochester IN 46975-1538. 1993.), 1942, Page 29.

25 Indiana Works Projects Administration, <i>Index to Death Records for Cass Co., Indiana, 1882-1920</i> (Compiled 1940. Online at:, Page 27 on WPA Index; record in Book H-20 Page 73 at County Courthouse.

26 <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.

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

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

29, <i>Indiana Deaths, 1882-1920</i> (Original data: Various Indiana county death records indexed by the Indiana Works Projects Administration. Indiana: circa 1938-1941.), George L. Beecher d. 6 Jun 1919, Adams Township. WPA Book H-20 on page 73.

30 <i>Pharos-Tribune (Logansport, IN)</i> (, 14 Jun 1919, page 10. Funeral of George Beecher.

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