George Lincoln Beecher
Sarah Emma Fisher
Larkin Edwin Condon
Mary Elizabeth Wallace
Clinton Everett Beecher
Grace Hazel Condon
Marion Wallace Beecher


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1. Esther Catherine Bickett

Marion Wallace Beecher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

  • Born: 10 Sep 1916, Fulton, Fulton, IN 1 2
  • Marriage (1): Esther Catherine Bickett on 25 Dec 1937 in La Crosse, LaPorte, IN
  • Died: 5 Apr 1988, Royal Center, Cass, IN at age 71 1
  • Buried: 7 Apr 1988, Royal Center: Royal Center Cemetery, Cass, IN 1 8

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1920 in Adams Twp., Cass, IN. 9 The 1920 census recorded Clinton Beeches, 35, living with wife Grace, 30; Merrill, 8; Elaine, 7; Evertt, 5; Marion, 3; and Maxine, 1. Everyone was born in Indiana.

2. Census in 1930 in Bethlehem Twp., Cass, IN. 10 The 1930 census recorded Clinton E. Beecher, 45, living with wife Grace H., 40; Merrill, 18; Elaine, 17; Everett, 16; Marion, 13; Maxine, 11; Carr, 8; Harriett, 6; Harold Larkin, 2; and Alma Jean, 0. Everyone was born in Indiana.

3. Census in 1940 in California Township, Starke, IN. 11 The 1940 census recorded Marion Beecher, farmer, 23, living with wife Esther, 21, and son Harlan, 1. Esther was born in Ohio, the others in Indiana. In 1935, Marion was in rural Cass, Indiana, and Esther lived in Lacrosse, LaPorte, Indiana.

4. Residence: on 27 Jul 1954 in Royal Center, Cass, IN. 7

5. Residence: on 13 Nov 1954 in Royal Center, Cass, IN. 6

6. Residence: on 3 Apr 1969 in Royal Center, Cass, IN. 12

7. Residence: in 1955 in Royal Center, Cass, IN. 1

8. Cause of Death: cardiac arrest, arteriosclerotic coronary artery disease, 5 Apr 1988, Royal Center, Cass, IN. 8

9. Obituary: Rochester Sentinel on 5 Apr 1988 in Rochester, Fulton, IN. 1 Marion W. BEECHER, 71, Rt. 1, Royal Center, died at 6 a.m. today at his home. He was born Sept. 10, 1916 in Fulton to Clinton E. and Grace H. CONDON BEECHER. He was married Dec. 25, 1937 in LaCrosse to Esther BICKETT, who survives. A Boone Township, Cass County farmer and purebred Angus breeder, he attended Purdue University for one year. He was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church and was a Cass County 4-H supporter.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Connie PHILLIPS, Rt. 2, Royal Center; two sons, Kip BEECHER, Grover City, Calif., and Jim BEECHER, Rt. 1, Royal Center; seven grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; three brothers, Everett [BEECHER], Wanatah; Carr [BEECHER], Denver, and Harold LARKIN, Rt. 2, Rochester; four sisters, Elaine SHAFER, Rt. 2, Royal Center; Maxine JOHNSON and Harriet MORRIS, both of Logansport, and Jean GRABLE, Twelve Mile. A brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Royal Center, with the Rev. Steve LAUE officiating. Burial will be in the Royal Center Cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Wednesday and from 8 a.m. Thursday until services.

10. Occupation: farmer and pure bred angus breeder, own farm on 5 Apr 1988 in Royal Center, Cass, IN. 8

11. Residence: Rt. 1, Royal Center, IN 46978 on 5 Apr 1988 in Royal Center, Cass, IN. 8

Marion married Esther Catherine Bickett, daughter of Lester Lee Bickett and Emma Hazel Sphar, on 25 Dec 1937 in La Crosse, LaPorte, IN. (Esther Catherine Bickett was born on 3 Jun 1919 in Xenia, Greene, OH,13 14 died on 9 Apr 2006 in Logansport, Cass, IN 13 14 and was buried on 11 Apr 2006 in Royal Center: Royal Center Cemetery, Cass, IN 14.)


1 <i>Rochester Sentinel, Rochester, Indiana</i>, Obituaries, Tuesday, April 5, 1988.

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

3 <i>Pharos-Tribune (Logansport, IN)</i> (, 22 Dec 2010, obituary of Connie S. Phillips nee Beecher.

4 <i>Descendants of David Dean</i> (Patricia Diane Portenier,,

5, <i>Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011</i>, Certificate 055833. Connie S. Phillips. Father Marion Wallace Beecher. Mother Esther Catherine Bickett. Spouse Ken A. Phillips.

6 <i>Pharos-Tribune (Logansport, IN)</i> (, 15 Nov 1954, page 7. Obituary of Merrill C. Beecher.

7 <i>Pharos-Tribune (Logansport, IN)</i> (, 27 Jul 1954, page 6. Photo of Mr and Mrs Clinton Beecher.

8, <i>Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011</i>, Certificate 88-012796 Marion W. Beecher. Father Clinton E. Beecher. Mother Grace H. Condon. Spouse Esther Bickett (informant).

9 <i>1920 United States Census</i>, Clinton Beeches, Adams, Cass, Indiana, United States; citing sheet , family 190, NARA microfilm publication T625, FHL microfilm 1820425.

10 <i>1930 United States Census</i>, Merrill Beecher in household of Clinton E Beecher, Bethlehem, Cass, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0002, sheet , family 124, NARA microfilm publication .

11 <i>1940 United States Census</i>, Harlan Beecher in household of Marion Beecher, California Township, Starke, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 75-1, sheet 7A, family 87.

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

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

14, <i>Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011</i>, Certificate 011758. Esther C. Beecher. Father L. L. Bickett. Mother Emma Sphar. Informant Jim Beecher, son.

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