George Lincoln Beecher
Sarah Emma Fisher
George Helston Moss
Mary Elizabeth Hill
Walter Vernon Beecher Sr.
Gertrude Emily Moss
Walter Vernon Beecher Jr.


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1. Rosemarie Goodman

Walter Vernon Beecher Jr. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

  • Born: 3 May 1927, Logansport, Cass, IN 1 4 5 6
  • Marriage (1): Rosemarie Goodman on 5 Sep 1948 in Logansport, Cass, IN 1 2 3
  • Died: 24 Mar 2004, Sebring, Highlands, FL at age 76 1 4 5
  • Buried: 29 Mar 2004, Vincennes: Memorial Park Cemetery, Knox, IN 4

   FamilySearch ID: L66Q-24Z.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Residence: 2313 High St., Logansport, IN on 3 May 1927 in Logansport, Cass, IN. 6

2. Census in 1930 in Logansport, Cass, IN. 8 The 1930 census recorded Walter B. Beecher, 34, living with wife Gertrude, 31; Mary E., 8; and Walter B. Jr., 2. Everyone was born in Indiana except Gertrude in Illinois.

3. Census in 1940 in Logansport, Cass, IN. 9 The 1940 census recorded Walter V. Beecher, 44, living with wife Gertrude E., 42; Mary Elizabeth, 18; and Walter V., 13. Everyone was born in Indiana except Gertrude in Illinois.

4. Newspaper: Kokomo Tribune: Goodman-Beecher, 19 Aug 1948, Kokomo, Howard, IN. 3 Mr. and Mrs. Jere O. Goodman, Logansport, have announced the approaching marriage of their daughter, Rosemarie, to Walter v. Beecher Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter V. Beecher Sr., also of Logansport.
The couple will be married in the Broadway Methodist church September 5. Mr. Beecher, a draftsman at the Turner Manufacturing company, and his bride will reside in Kokomo.

5. Residence: on 5 Sep 1948 in Kokomo, Howard, IN. 3

6. Newspaper: Linton Daily Citizen: Beecher-Goodman Wedding, 8 Sep 1948, Linton, Greene, IN. 10 Beecher-Goodman Vows Read At Logansport

An early fall wedding was solemnized at the Broadway Methodist church Sunday September 5 when Miss Rosemarie Goodman was united in marriage to Walter Vernon Beecher, Jr.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jere O. Goodman, of Logansport and formerly of Lanton, and the bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Vernon Beecher Sr., also of Logansport.

Before an altar decorated with multi-colored gladioli, green fernery, assorted summer flowers and lighted by candlelight, the Rev, J. Vergil Siberal, pastor of the church, read the vows of the double ring ceremony.

Preceding and during the rites, Mrs. Myrtle Castle, organist, offered traditional bridal airs including "The Lord's Prayer" and "Ave Maria." Vocal selections "I Love You Truly" and "Because" were presented by Bill Gillum, soloist.

Miss Goodman, given in marriage by her father, was gowned in traditional white satin, featuring a low square neckline, defined by Chantilly lace, long fitted sleeves, tapering at the wrists and a gathered full skirt secured in the back by tiny satin covered buttons.

Her veil was of sheer illusion falling from a pearlized tiara. She carried a bridal bouquet composed of baby pink and white rosebuds bowed with white satin and her only jewelry was a strand of pearls, gift of the bridegroom.

Miss Pat McKillen of Logansport who attended the bride as maid of honor, wore a gown of pale green, also fashioned with a low neckline and long full skirt, She wore a headdress composed of net and matching gauntlets, Her bouquet was of colonial design featuring peach and yellow gladioli, tied with matching ribbon,

Homer Jenkins of Logansport served as best man. Mrs. Goodman, the bride's mother, chose a frock of cinnamon-brown, with brown accessories, complimented by a yellow pom pom corsage. The bridegroom's mother, Mrs. Beecher, wore navy blue crepe, black accessories and a white gardenia corsage.

A reception at the home of the bride's parents followed the ceremony. Hostesses for the occasion were Miss Georgianna Vaughn. Royal Oak, Mich., sister of the bride and Mrs. Robert Hunter, Logansport cousin of the bridegroom. Centering the long bridal table at which guests were seated was a three-tiered wedding cake, used with crystal and linen.

For traveling, the bride selected a suit of somber blue corduroy which she wore with accessories of brown and pink. Her corsage was of pink roses.

When the couple returns from their wedding trip to Niagara Falls, they will reside in Kokomo.

A graduate of Logansport high school, where she was president of the senior class, she is employed at present in the office at Osten's Department Store. Mr. Beecher, also a graduate of the Logansport high school, served in the armed forces and has completed one and one-half years at I. U. extension in Kokomo, which he will enter again this fall.

Guests from Linton who attended the wedding included Mr. and Mrs. Flem Goodman, Mr. and Mrs. O. R. Webb, and Miss June Richardson.

7. Newspaper: Kokomo Tribune: Births: BEECHER Mr. And Mrs. Walter Beecher, 218 West Markland avenue, a boy, 5 pounds 7 ounces, at 10:14 o'clock Saturday morning., 26 Mar 1949, Kokomo, Howard, IN. 11

8. Census in 1950 in Bloomington, Monroe, IN, USA. 12 The 1950 census recorded Walter V. Beecher Jr., no occupation, 22, living with wife Rosemarie, 20, and son Robert Stephen, 1. Everyone was born in Indiana.

9. Newspaper: Logansport Pharos-Tribune: birth of Carol Ann Beecher, 26 May 1953, Logansport, Cass, IN. 13 Mr. and Mrs. Walter Beecher, Jr., of Muncie, are parents of a daughter, Carol Ann, weighing eight pounds, eight ounces, born at the Ball Memorial hospital in that city. Mrs. Beecher is the former Rose Marie Goodman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jere Goodman, of Wabash, formerly of Logansport. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Walter Beecher Sr. of this city.

10. Newspaper: Logansport Pharos-Tribune: Birth of Linda Lee Beecher, 10 Jan 1956, Logansport, Cass, IN. 14 Mr. and Mrs. Walter Beecher Jr., of Frankfort, are the parents of a daughter, Linda Lee, born January 6. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Walter Beecher, of 2313 High street, and maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Goodman, of Westfield, Indiana.

11. Residence: Frankfort City Directory: Beecher Walter V (Rosemarie) emp Cal-Pak h703 Catterlin in 1957 in Frankfort, Clinton, IN. 15

12. Residence: R. R. 6, Box 194, Vincennes, IN on 17 Feb 1984 in Vincennes, Knox, IN. 7

13. Residence: 2727 N Old Fort Knox Rd, Vincennes, IN 47591 in 1992 in Vincennes, Knox, IN. 16

14. Newspaper: Pharos-Tribune: Beecher Reunion, 22 Sep 1994, Logansport, Cass, IN. 17 Those attending the Beecher reunion, held June 28, at the home of Fred and Jean Klepinger, 715 Davis Road, were: Maxine and Randy Johnson, Harriett and Jack Morris, Fred, Jean, Jim and Eric Klepinger, all of Logansport; Esther Beecher, Elaine Shafer, Ken, Connie, Jacob and Amy Phillips, all of Royal Center; George Beecher, Donna and Tammy Antonides, all of Warsaw; W. V. and Rosemarie Beecher, Vincennes; Carr and Ann Beecher, Jane and Rich Robbins, all of Denver; Merrill and Jean Grable, and Larkin and Norma Jean Beecher, all of Twelve Mile; LaVern Beecher, Indianapolis; Fred and Pat Beecher, Russ, Julia, Terra and Cathilyn Domermuth and Jenna Beecher, all of LaCrosse; Helen Hull, Edwardsburg, Mich.; Bruce, Kathy, Olivia and Alan Beecher, all of Wanatah; and Stanley Beecher, Fort Wayne.

15. Residence: on 22 Sep 1998 in Vincennes, Knox, IN. 17

16. Obituary: Greene County Daily World: obituary of Walter V. Beecher on 29 Mar 2004 in Linton, Greene, IN. 18 Walter V. Beecher, 76, of Sebring, Fla., passed away at 11:54 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, 2004 at Florida Hospital Heartland in Sebring, Fla.

Born May 3, 1927 in Logansport, he was the son of Walter V. Sr. and Gertrude E. (Moss) Beecher.

He was a former school teacher and later retired as owner-operator of Beecher Mobile Homes. He attended Indiana University where he received his bachelor of science degree, and then Butler University where he received his master's degree. Music ministry was his hobby. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Sebring, Fla., and the First Church of God in Vincennes.

Survivors include his wife, Rosemarie (Goodman) Beecher, whom he married Sept. 5, 1948; three daughters, Carol Ann Raines of Venice, Fla., Linda Lee Stanley of Spencer, and Judy Lynn Jones of Bedford; two sons, Robert Stephen Beecher of Danville, Va., and Richard Lane Beecher of Mooresville; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister and his parents.

Funeral service will be at Goodwin Funeral Home in Vincennes on Monday at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. George Karl and Pastor Michael Woodhouse officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Vincennes.

Friends may call from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the New Testament Mission, 604 Lemon Street, Sebring, Fla., 33870.

Walter married Rosemarie Goodman, daughter of Jere Oscar Goodman and Myrtle Elsar Corbin, on 5 Sep 1948 in Logansport, Cass, IN.1 2 3 (Rosemarie Goodman was born on 27 May 1929 in Linton, Greene, IN 19 20 21 and died in Aft Jul 2014 20.)


1 Greene County Daily World (Linton, Indiana., 29 Mar 2004, obituary of Walter V. Beecher Jr.

2 Pharos-Tribune (Logansport, IN) (, 18 Aug 1948, page 6. Rosemarie Goodman and Walter Beecher to Wed September 5.

3 Kokomo Tribune (Kokomo, IN), 19 Aug 1948, page 7. Goodman-Beecher Engagement.

4 Find A Grave,

5, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.), Walter Vernon Beecher Jr., SSN 313207050.

6, Indiana, U.S., Birth Certificates, 1907-1944, State # 21276. Walter Vernon Beecher Jr. Father Walter Vernon Beecher. Mother Gertrude Moss.

7, "Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2017," Certificate 84-004927. Gertrude E. Beecher. Father George H. Moss. Mother Mary Elizabeth Hill. Informant Walver V. Beecher Jr., son.

8 1930 United States Census,

9 1940 United States Census, Mary Elizabeth Beecher in household of Walter V Beecher, Ward 5, Logansport, Eel Township, Cass, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 9-22, sheet 7A, family 156.

10 "Linton Daily Citizen (Linton, IN)," 8 Sep 1948 page 3, Beecher-Goodman Wedding.

11 Kokomo Tribune (Kokomo, IN), 26 Mar 1949, page 9.

12 "1950 United States Census," Walter V Beecher Bloomington, IN.

13 Pharos-Tribune (Logansport, IN) (, 26 May 1953, page 7.

14 Pharos-Tribune (Logansport, IN) (, 10 Jan 1956, page 6.

15, U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995, 1957 Frankfort City Directory, printed page 67, online image 44.

16, U.S. Public Records Index (Original data: Voter Registration Lists, Public Record Filings, Historical Residential Records, and Other Household Database Listings.), Walter V. Beecher Jr. Vincennes IN.

17 Pharos-Tribune (Logansport, IN) (, 22 Sep 1994, page 16. Beecher Reunion.

18 Greene County Daily World (Linton, Indiana., 29 Mar 2004, obituary of Walter V. Beecher Jr.

19, U.S. Public Records Index (Original data: Voter Registration Lists, Public Record Filings, Historical Residential Records, and Other Household Database Listings.), Vol. 1, Rosemarie Beecher, Sebring, FL.

20 Find A Grave,

21, Indiana, U.S., Birth Certificates, 1907-1944, Rose Marie Goodman, b. 28 May 1929 Linton IN father Jere Goodman mother Myrtle Corbin.

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