William Newton Beecher
Almira Correlia Swain
William John Robertson
Clara Bell Tabb
William Gordon Beecher Sr.
Mary Gertrude Robertson
Clara Gertrude Beecher


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1. Howard Graham Wood

Clara Gertrude Beecher 2 4 5 6 7

  • Born: 11 Jun 1909, Catonsville, Baltimore, MD 4 7 8
  • Marriage (1): Howard Graham Wood on 3 Oct 1939 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD 1 2 3
  • Died: 22 Dec 1975, Baltimore, Baltimore, MD at age 66 1 7 8

   FamilySearch ID: L6KJ-6Z7.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1910 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 4 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.

2. Census in 1920 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 5 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.

3. Newspaper: Baltimore Sun: Engagment photo of Miss Gertrude Beecher, 6 Aug 1939, Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 2 MISS GERTRUDE BEECHER (photo)
The marriage of Miss Beecher, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Gordon Beecher, of Dutton avenue, Catonsville, and Mr. Howard Graham Wood is scheduled to take place October 3. Mr. Wood is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Wood, who live in Roland Park.

4. Newspaper: Baltimore Sun: Wood-Beecher Wedding, 8 Oct 1939, Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 2 -----
The marriage of Miss Clara Gertrude Beecher, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Gordon Beecher, of Dutton avenue, Catonsville, and Mr. Howard Graham Wood, son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Wood, of Roland Park, took place October 3 in the Catonsville Presbyterian Church. The Rev. John Bright Jr, pastor of the church, performed the ceremony, which was followed by a reception at the home of the bride's parents. Mrs. William Gordon Beecher, Jr., a sister-in-law of the bride, was her matron of honor and the bridesmaids were Miss Margaret Wilson Wood, a sister of the bridegroom; Mrs. William A. Snyder, a cousin of the bride; Mrs. Stewart Robertson, a cousin of the bride, and Mrs. Burton Lewis Smith. Mr. Samuel Wiley was best man and the ushers were Lieut. William Gordon Beecher, Jr., U. S. N.; Mr. George D. F. Robinson, Jr., Mr. Thomas Beck, Mr. William P. Neilson, Jr., and Mr. Caleb Kelley. After a honeymoon in the South, Mr. and Mrs. Wood will live at 104 West University Parkway.

5. Census in 1940 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 9 The 1940 census recorded at University Apartments #E-1 at 104 W. University Parkway: Howard Wood, banker, 29, living with wife Gertrude B., 30.

6. Residence: on 23 Sep 1954 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 10

7. Residence: on 27 Jan 1963 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 6

8. Obituary: Baltimore Sun: funeral of Mrs. H. Graham Wood on 23 Dec 1975 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 7 Funeral services for Mrs. H. Graham Wood, wife of the retired executive vice president and head of the trust department of the First National Bank of Maryland, will be held 10 A.M. today at Roland Park Presbyterian Church, Roland avenue at Upland road. Mrs. Wood, who was 66, died at home yesterday after a long illness. She lived at 401 Woodlawn road. A native of Catonsville, Mrs. Wood attended the Robert Beach School there and graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art. She was a member of the Women's Club of Roland Park. The former Gertude Beecher is survived by her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Robert G. Delauney, Jr., of Baltimore; a son, Robert G. Wood, of Baltimore; a sister, Mrs. Harry H. Henderson, of Virginia Beach, Va.; and two grandchildren.

Clara married Howard Graham Wood, son of Howard Wood and Etta J. Graham, on 3 Oct 1939 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD.1 2 3 (Howard Graham Wood was born on 27 Jul 1910 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD 1 11 12 and died on 15 May 1998 in Roland Park, Baltimore, MD 1.)


1 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915 (From originals housed at the Philadelphia City Archives. "Death Records."), https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDPT-KJF Thomas Lancaster, 18 Feb 1909; citing cn 4525, Department of Records; FHL microfilm 1405066.

2 Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, MD), 8 Oct 1939, page 75. Wood-Beecher Wedding.

3 Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, MD), 6 Aug 1939, page 64. Engagement of Gertrude Beecher and Howard Graham Wood.

4 1910 United States Census, Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore District 1, Series: T624 Roll: 550 Page: 42.

5 1920 United States Census, Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore Ward 28, Series: T625 Roll: 667 Page: 257.

6 Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, MD), 28 Jan 1963, pages 1 and 11, obituary of William Gordon Beecher.

7 Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, MD), 23 Dec 1975, page 12. Funeral of Mrs. H. Graham Wood.

8 Ancestry.com, U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-Current (Ancestry.com Operations Inc), Gertrude Wood, SSN 216-03-4948, born 11 Jun 1909, died Dec 1975 Baltimore.

9 1940 United States Census, Year: 1940; Census Place: Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland; Roll: T627_1519; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 4-282.

10 Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, MD), 24 Sep 1954, page 17. Obituary of Mrs. Gertrude Beecher.

11 Ancestry.com, Philadelphia Passenger Lists, 1800-1948 (Ancestry.com Operations Inc), 1936 > September > Ship: Iriona.

12 1920 United States Census, Year: 1920; Census Place: Baltimore Ward 27, Baltimore (Independent City), Maryland; Roll: T625_669; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 454; Image: 243.

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