William John Robertson
(1853-1913)
Clara Bell Tabb
(1855-1923)
Mary Gertrude Robertson
(1881-1954)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. William Gordon Beecher Sr.

Mary Gertrude Robertson 2 3 4 5 6

  • Born: 29 Jan 1881, Baltimore, Baltimore, MD 1 7
  • Marriage (1): William Gordon Beecher Sr. <1903> 1
  • Died: 23 Sep 1954, , Baltimore, MD at age 73 4 7 8
  • Buried: Baltimore: Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore, MD 7

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1900 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 5 The 1900 Census recorded owning a home at 718 N. Arlington Avenue: William J. Robertson, occupation insurance, 47, living with wife Clara B., 45; John F., clerk, 21; Mary G., 19; Ethel K., 18; Clara M., 13; and aunt Elizabeth Scarburgh, 78. Everyone was born in Maryland except Clara and her parents in Virginia. William's father was born in Maryland and mother in Virginia.

2. Census in 1910 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 1 Renting at 401 Seminole Ave was Gordon W. Beecher, architect, 33. He was married for 7 years to wife Gertrude R., 29. She had given birth to 3 children: W. Gordon Jr., 6; Mary, 4; and Clara G., 11 months old on May 9, 1910 when the census was recorded. Also in the home was Clara B. Robertson, mother in law, 55, married for 32 years with 4 children, including 2 daughters living with her: Ethel K., 27, single; and C. M., 23, single. Everyone was born in Maryland except the mother-in-law in Virginia.

3. Census in 1920 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 9 William G. Beecher, architect, 42, was living with wife Gertrude, 38; William G. Jr., 15; Mary I., 13; C. Gertrude, 10; and C. Robertson Beecher, 7. Also with them: Clara B. Robertson, mother in law, 64, widowed; and C. Myrtle Robertson, sister in law, clerk in a telephone company, 32. William was renting his home at 254 Frederick Ave. Everyone and their parents were born in Maryland, except Gertrude's mother Clara was born Virginia of Virginian parents.

4. Residence: 1923 Baltimore City Directory: Beecher Wm G (Smith, May & Beecher) h Athol Fdk rd in 1923 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 10

5. Residence: Beecher Wm G (Gertrude) archt 12 E Pleasant h7 Dutton av (Catonsville) in 1927 in Catonsville, Baltimore, MD. 11

6. Residence: 1929 Baltimore City Directory: Beecher Wm G (Gertrude) archt 12 E Pleasant r Catonsville Md in 1929 in Catonsville, Baltimore, MD. 12

7. Census in 1940 in Catonsville, Baltimore, MD. 13 The 1940 census recorded William G. Beecher, 63, living with wife Gertrude R., 59.

8. Residence: 7 Dutton Ave, Catonsville, Baltimore, MD on 25 Apr 1942 in Catonsville, Baltimore, MD. 3

9. Obituary: Baltimoore Sun: Mrs. Beecher Dies At Home on 24 Sep 1954 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 14 Mrs. Beecher, 73, Dies At Her Home
Mrs. Gertrude Robertson Beecher, wife of William Gordon Beecher, the well-known architect, died early yesterday at her home at 4420 Roland avenue. She was 73, and had been ill for several months. The daughter of the late Mr. William J. Robertson, of Virginia, she had lived in Catonsville and Baltimore since 1909. She is survived by her husband and by a son, Rear Admiral William Gordon Beecher, Jr., USN, chief of information in the Department of the Navy. She also is survived by two daughters, Mrs. H. Graham Wood, of Baltimore, and Mrs. H. H. Henderson, whose husband, Rear Admiral Henderson, is commander of the Middle East Force, and by four other children, all deceased. Services will be held at the Tickner funeral establishment, North and Pennsylvania avenues, at 1.30 P.M. Saturday. Burial will be in Loudon Park Cemetery.

10. Obituary: The Frederick Post: MRS. BEECHER DIES on 24 Sep 1954 in Frederick, Frederick, MD. 8 MRS. BEECHER DIES

Baltimore. Sept. 23. Mrs. Gertrude Robertson Beecher, 73-year-old wife of a Baltimore architect and mother of an admiral, died today after a long illness.

A native of Baltimore, she was the husband of William G. Beecher and the mother of Rear Adm. William G. Beecher Jr., chief of information, department of the Navy, Arlington, Va. annex.


Mary married William Gordon Beecher Sr., son of William Newton Beecher and Almira Correlia Swain, <1903>.1 (William Gordon Beecher Sr. was born on 13 Mar 1877 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD,2 3 4 15 16 17 18 19 20 died on 27 Jan 1963 in Annandale, Fairfax, VA, USA 4 17 19 20 and was buried on 30 Jan 1963 in Baltimore: Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore, MD 4 19 20.)


Sources


1 <i>1910 United States Census</i>, Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore District 1, Series: T624 Roll: 550 Page: 42.

2 FamilySearch.org, <i>United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942</i>, (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F3XV-CZ7 William Gordon Beecher, 1942.

3 FamilySearch.org, <i>United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F3XV-CZ7 William Gordon Beecher, 1942.

4 database(http://www.baltimoresun.com), 28 Jan 1963, pages 1 and 11, obituary of William Gordon Beecher.

5 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M3K2-CB7 William J Robertson, Precinct 11 Baltimore city Ward 18, Baltimore, Maryland, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 239, sheet 16B, family 291.

6 Ancestry.com, <i>Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014</i> (Original data: Virginia, Deaths, 1912–2014. Virginia Department of Health, Richmond, Virginia.), Death Certificate 228 533 80-025473 Virginia Beecher Henderson, father William Gordon Beecher, mother Mary Gertrude, spouse Harry Havelock Henderson, informant neice Mrs. Virginia W. Delauney.

7 <i>Find A Grave</i>, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/26051985.

8 <i>The Frederick Post</i> (Frederick, Frederick, Maryland.), Friday, 24 Sep 1954, page 22.

9 <i>1920 United States Census</i>, Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore Ward 28, Series: T625 Roll: 667 Page: 257.

10 Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, 1923 Baltimore City Directory, printed page 339, online image 184.

11 Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, 1927 Baltimore City Directory. Printed page 340. Online image 174.

12 Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, 1929 Baltimore City Directory, printed page 262, online image 196.

13 <i>1940 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K76V-F7D William G Beecher, 1940.

14 database(http://www.baltimoresun.com), 24 Sep 1954, page 17. Obituary of Mrs. Gertrude Beecher.

15 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore Ward 19, Series: T623 Roll: 616 Page: 297.

16 1880 United States Census, Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore 19th Ward Precinct 8, Family History Library Film 1254505, NA Film Number T9-0505, Page 212D.

17 U.S. Social Security Death Index.

18 <i>WWI Civilian Draft Registrations</i>, Sept 12, 1918, Baltimore, Maryland.

19 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26051978.

20 Ancestry.com, <i>Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014</i> (Original data: Virginia, Deaths, 1912–2014. Virginia Department of Health, Richmond, Virginia.), Death certificate 129-55-2302 William Gordon Beecher, father William N. Beecher, mother Myra Swain, spouse Gertrude Beecher, informant William Gordon Beecher Jr.



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