William Valentine Beecher
(1831-1900)
Julia Ann Beecher
(1835-1915)
Noah T. Hoover
(1842-1903)
Temperance Conrad
(1846-1907)
William C. Beecher
(1868-1934)
Mary Alpha Etta Hoover
(1868-1914)
Dwight Elvin Beecher
(1892-1919)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Cleo Verl Fisher

Dwight Elvin Beecher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

  • Born: 11 Sep 1892, Twelve Mile, Cass, IN 3 4 5 7 8
  • Marriage (1): Cleo Verl Fisher on 21 Jul 1912 in Miami, Miami, IN 1 2
  • Died: 31 Jan 1919, Peru, Miami, IN at age 26 5 7 8
  • Buried: 2 Feb 1919, Mexico: Green Lawn Cemetery, Miami, IN 5 7 8 9

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1900 in Jefferson Twp., Miami, IN. 3 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.

2. Census in 1910 in Jefferson Twp., Miami, IN. 10 The 1910 census recorded Wm. C. Bucher [two handwritten e's transcribed in census as a u], farmer, 42, living with wife Mary A., 42; son Dwight E., farm laborer, 17; and son Kenneth. W., 7. Also in the home is William's mother Julia A., 74, born in Ohio. All and their parents were born in Indiana, except William's father in Pennsylvania and mother in Ohio, and Julia's parents in Pennsylvania.

3. Cause of Death: fracture of base of skull caused by falling from chimney, 31 Jan 1919, Peru, Miami, IN. 7

4. Occupation: locomotive fireman on 31 Jan 1919 in Peru, Miami, IN. 7

5. Residence: on 31 Jan 1919 in Peru, Miami, IN. 7

6. Obituary: Indianapolis News: Man Plunges 120 Feet When Stack Gives Way on 3 Feb 1919 in Peru, Miami, IN. 11 Dwight Beecher, age 26, Is Dead of Injuries at Peru
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Widow and Son Survive
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PERU, Ind., February 1. -- Dwight Beecher, age twenty-six, died Saturday as the result of injuries he received Friday afternoon when he fell 130 feet with the top section of a concrete smokestack, on which he was at work at the Chesapeake & Ohio railroad shops here, where a $125,000 power plant is in course of construction. The top section of the stack, which was being finished, slipped and tumbled to the ground. Beecher was caught under the cement, and, besides having a fractured skull, his right arm was broken, his hips crushed and one foot was crushed badly. A widow and son survive.


Dwight married Cleo Verl Fisher, daughter of Irvin Fisher and Jennie May Conn, on 21 Jul 1912 in Miami, Miami, IN.1 2 (Cleo Verl Fisher was born on 22 May 1894 in Union Twp., Miami, IN,2 12 13 14 15 16 died on 5 Nov 1974 in Kokomo, Howard, IN 2 12 13 14 15 and was buried on 7 Nov 1974 in Mexico: Green Lawn Cemetery, Miami, IN 2 12 13 14 15.)


Sources


1 <i>Miami County Indiana Marriages</i> (Online at: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~berta/micmg/b.html), County Courthouse, Book C16, page 194.

2 <i>Kokomo Tribune</i> (Kokomo, Howard, Indiana.), 6 Nov 1974, page 5. Obituary of Mrs. Cleo Suddarth.

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

4 <i>United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KZLM-J1S Dwight Elvin Beecher, 1917-1918.

5 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=101597349.

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

7 Ancestry.com, "Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011," Certificate 2735. Dewite Elvin Beecher. Father Wm C Beecher. Mother Mary Hoover. Informant Wm C Beecher.

8 <i>Billion Graves Index</i>, http://billiongraves.com/pages/record/DwightBeecher/1622974.

9 <i>Pharos-Tribune (Logansport, IN)</i> (http://www.pharostribune.com/), 7 Feb 1919, page 10.

10 <i>1910 United States Census</i>, Year: 1910; Census Place: Jefferson, Miami, Indiana; Roll: T624_371; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 0120; FHL microfilm: 1374384.

11 "Indianapolis News (Indianapolis, IN)," 3 Feb 1919, page 1.

12 <i>Billion Graves Index</i>, http://billiongraves.com/pages/record/CleoVBeecher/1622975.

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:
http://www.fulco.lib.in.us/Tombaugh/Cemeteries/Miami%20County/Html/miami(2).htm).

14 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=101597294.

15 Ancestry.com, "Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011," Certificate 74-040538. Cleo V. Suddrath. Father Rev. Irwin Fisher. Mother Jennie Conn. Divorced. Informant Irvin W. Beecher, son.

16 Ancestry, <i>Indiana, Select Marriages Index, 1748-1993</i>, Cleo Fisher Lewis and Charles Suddarth, FHL Film Number 1940245, page 32.



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