William Valentine Beecher
Julia Ann Beecher
Benjamin Fisher
Mary Elizabeth Rush
George Lincoln Beecher
Sarah Emma Fisher
Wreatha Fern Beecher


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1. Rev. Charles Walter Ronk Sr.

Wreatha Fern Beecher 1 2 3

  • Born: 29 Dec 1888, Logansport, Cass, IN 1 2 4
  • Marriage (1): Rev. Charles Walter Ronk Sr. on 28 Apr 1910 in , Cass, IN 1
  • Died: 28 Aug 1930, Twin Falls, Twin Falls, ID, USA at age 41 4
  • Buried: Twin Falls: Twin Falls Cemetery, Twin Falls, ID

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1900 in Adams Twp., Cass, IN. 5 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. 6 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. Cause of Death: Fern died at Twin Falls County Hospital from intraperitoneal hemorrhage, contributory ectopic gestation, 28 Aug 1930, Twin Falls, Twin Falls, ID, USA. 4

4. Residence: 711 3rd Ave., Twin Falls, ID on 28 Aug 1930 in Twin Falls, Twin Falls, ID, USA. 4

5. Newspaper: Pharos-Tribune: funeral of Fern B. Ronk, 8 Sep 1930, Logansport, Cass, IN. 7 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.

Wreatha married Rev. Charles Walter Ronk Sr., son of Jesse D. Ronk and Martha Jane Neff, on 28 Apr 1910 in , Cass, IN.1 (Rev. Charles Walter Ronk Sr. was born on 21 Sep 1885 in New Ross, Montgomery, IN,1 3 8 9 10 11 died on 9 May 1949 in Twin Falls, Twin Falls, ID, USA 10 11 and was buried in Twin Falls: Sunset Memorial Park, Twin Falls, ID, USA 11.)


1 FamilySearch.org, <i>Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XFWQ-YD9 Charles Walter Rouk and Wreatha Fern Beecher, 28 Apr 1910; citing reference P 234-235; FHL microfilm 1,987,544.

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

3 <i>United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZVW-NRP Charles Walter Ronk.

4 FamilySearch.org, <i>Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937</i> (Department of Health and Welfare, Boise; FHL microfilm 1,530,851.), https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLY7-FY2 Fern Beecher Ronk, 28 Aug 1930.

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

6 <i>1910 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MKG9-G9C George L Bucher, Adams, Cass, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 16, sheet 8B, family 207, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1374354.

7 <i>Pharos-Tribune (Logansport, IN)</i> (http://www.pharostribune.com/), 8 Sep 1930, page 2.

8 FamilySearch.org, <i>United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVJT-LZZH Charles Walter Ronk.

9 Ancestry.com, <i>Indiana Births, 1880-1920</i> (Works Progress Administration. Index to Birth Records. Indiana: Indiana Works Progress Administration, 1938-1940.), Charles W Ronk, father Jesse, mother Martha J. Neff.

10 Ancestry.com, <i>Idaho, Death Index, 1890-1964</i> (Original data: Bureau of Health Policy and Vital Statistics. Idaho Death Index, 1911-51. Boise, ID, USA: Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.), Charles Walter Ronk. Death Certificate 001833.

11 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=155835518.

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