Peter J. Beecher
(1831-1924)
Elizabeth A. Ridenour
(1825-1900)
Joseph C. Pickering
(1839-1922)
Margaret Sparks
(1836-1918)
George Albert Beecher
(1855-1940)
Sadie E. Pickering
(1861-1919)
Carl Albert Beecher
(1889-1917)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Florence J. Osborne

Carl Albert Beecher 1 2 3 4 5 6

  • Born: 11 Oct 1889, Arkansas City, Cowley, KS 2 3 5
  • Marriage (1): Florence J. Osborne on 1 May 1915 in Arkansas City, Cowley, KS 1
  • Died: 20 Feb 1917, Arkansas City, Cowley, KS at age 27 3 5 7
  • Buried: 22 Feb 1917, Arkansas City: Hope Cemetery, Cowley, KS 3

   FamilySearch ID: L61L-RPY.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1895 in Arkansas City, Cowley, KS. 8 Peter Beecher, 63, was with Elizabeth, 69; Emma, 31; and S. May Bell, 20. Peter was born in Pennsylvania, Elizabeth in Ohio, and the others in Indiana. Everyone's occupation was farmer and all came to Kansas from Iowa.

Next door is G. A. Beecher, 40; Sadie P., 33; Carl A., 5; and Maggie, 2. G.A. was born in Ohio, Sadie in Illinois, and the children in Kansas. G.A. was a carpenter who came from Iowa. Sadie came to Kansas from New Mexico.

The post office Arkansas City. The township is Bolton.

2. Census in 1900 in Bolton Twp., Cowley, KS. 2 George Beecher, farmer, 45, born Jan 1855, was married for 13 years to wife Sadie, 38, Sept 1863. She has birthed two children, both alive in 1900: Carl A., 10, Oct 1889; and Maggie, 8, Apr 1892. George and his mother was born in Ohio, his father in Pennsylvania. Sadie was born in Illinois, her father in Ohio and mother in Indiana. The children were born in Kansas.

Living next door is George's father, Peter Beecher, farmer, widowed, 68, born Oct 1831 in Pennsylvania where his parents were born. He is with his daughter, Emma A., 36, born Feb 1864 in Indiana. Her mother was from Ohio.

3. Newspaper: Weekly Republican-Traveler: Carl Beecher Sees Cyclone Form, 11 Jun 1903, Arkansas City, Cowley, KS. 9 Carl Beecher, who lives with his father on the hill west of the city, saw the formation of the cyclone clouds northeast of the city Wednesday evening. His view was unobstructed. His attention was first attracted to the clouds by their peculiar movements. There seemed to be three of them at first, but after a great deal of manuevering, two of them disappeared and then the one funnel shaped clouid developed and appeared to come down to the earth.

4. Census in 1910 in Valverde Township, Sumner, KS, USA. 10 The 1910 census recorded George A. Beecher, house carpenter, 55, living with wife Sadie P., 48; Carl A., farmer, 20; and Maggie, 17. George and Sadie were married for 22 years and had birthed 2 children by 1910. George and his mother were born in Ohio, and his father in Pennsylvania. Sadie as born in Illinois, her father in Ohio, and mother in Indiana. Carl and Maggie were born in Kansas, their father in Ohio and mother in Illinois.

5. Newspaper: Arkansas City Daily News, 5 Jun 1912, Arkansas City, Cowley, KS. 11 CARL BEECHER GETS A FIFTEEN POUNDER WITH HOOK.
Carl Beecher and Elmer Fagan, who were out at the dam on a fishing expedition yesterday were very well paid for their trouble. Carl Beecher landed a fifteen pound catfish and some smaller ones. Mr. Curry and Elmer Fagan also landed many large ones.

6. Newspaper: Arkansas Daily News: Carl Beecher has recently launched here in business as a jeweler, having taken a place with Otis Little. Mr. Beecher was a very apt student, having learned the business in a very short time and is getting along nicely with the work., 31 Dec 1912, Arkansas City, Cowley, KS. 12

7. Newspaper: Arkansas City Daily Traveler: "Dr. Otis Little made a professional visit to Foraker, Okla. Yesterday. He also visited Carl Beecher, who is now in the grocery business in Foraker.", 14 Apr 1913, Arkansas City, Cowley, KS. 13

8. Newspaper: Arkansas City Daily Traveler: Osborne-Beecher wedding, 3 May 1915, Arkansas City, Cowley, KS. 4 Saturday evening, May 1, at the home of the bride's grandmother, Mrs. Jennie McDevitt, occurred the wedding of Miss Florence J. Osborne and Carl A. Beecher. These young folks are well known in Arkansas City, both having resided here nearly all their lives. The Rev. J. E. Henshaw performed the marriage ceremony. The following relatives of the bride and groom were present: Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Pickering, Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Beecher, Miss Maggie Beecher, P. Beecher, Miss Emma Beecher, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Peek, Mr. and Mrs. Guy Cutchfield and daughter Lena, Mrs. R. H. Robb and son, E. E. Robb, Mrs. Jennie McDevitt. The out of town guests were Mrs. Sarah Ridenour of Hammond, Ind., and aunt of the groom, and Mrs. Lue Hamilton and son, Johnny, of Chilocco, Okla., and aunt and nephew of the bride, and Miss "Billie" Henshaw. After the ceremony refreshments were served to the guests and the presents were displayed. The gifts were many and useful as well as beautiful. At a late hour the guests departed wishing Mr. and Mrs. Beecher a long and happy wedded life. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Beecher of 523 North Third street. He is a fine young man. Miss Osborne has for some months past been employed as stenographer in the office of the Retail Merchants association and she is an accomplished young woman. The Traveler unites with the many friends of the young couple in extendeding congratulations.

9. Residence: on 3 May 1915 in Arkansas City, Cowley, KS. 1

10. Residence: in Nov 1916 in Las Vegas, San Miguel, NM, USA. 5

11. Cause of Death: tuberculosis, 20 Feb 1917, Arkansas City, Cowley, KS. 5

12. Obituary: Arkansas City Daily Traveler: Osborne-Beecher wedding on 21 Feb 1917 in Arkansas City, Cowley, KS. 5 Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Beecher Passed Away Last Night.

Carl A. Beecher, son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. A. Beecher of 523 North Third street, passed away last night at the family home at that location at 10 o'clock following an illness of several years duration and most of that time he had been unable to perform his regular duties. Mr. Beecher's death was the result of an attack of tuberculosis. Some months ago he went to Las Vegas [note: New Mexico], at which place his wife has been employed as a stenographer, in the hope of benefitting his health. He returned several weeks ago however and since that time has been gradually sinking until the end came last night. HIs wife was called home last week, on account of his serious condition and she, together with the parents and a sister, Miss Maggie, who is a teacher in the Sleeth addition school were at his bedside when death came.
Carl Beecher was a bright young man and had a promising future before him. He had man yfriends in and near the city, all of whom will learn of his demise, with much regret. He was aged 27 years, 4 months and 9 days.
Funeral services for Mr. Beecher are to be held tomorrow, Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the First Methodist church, conducted by Rev. W. H. Moore. The body will be interred in Mercer cemetery, west of the city.


Carl married Florence J. Osborne on 1 May 1915 in Arkansas City, Cowley, KS.1 (Florence J. Osborne was born on 9 Sep 1896 in Arkansas City, Cowley, KS 14 15 and died on 10 Aug 1972 in San Diego, San Diego, CA 15.)


Sources


1 Arkansas City Traveler (Arkansas City, KS), 3 May 1915, page 3. Marriage license Carl Albert Beecher and Florence J Osborne.

2 1900 United States Census, Kansas, Cowley County, Bolton Township, Series: T623 Roll: 476 Page: 82.

3 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=40035472.

4 Arkansas City Traveler (Arkansas City, KS), 3 May 1915, page 4. Wedding articlel for Carl Albert Beecher and Florence J Osborne.

5 Arkansas City Traveler (Arkansas City, KS), 21 Feb 1917, page 5. Death of Carl Beecher.

6 Peter Darcuss Ridenour (1831-1909), Genealogy of the Ridenour family (Published 1908. Online in FamilySearch.org Books at https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/489133-genealogy-of-the-ridenour-family), Page 29.

7 Arkansas City Traveler (Arkansas City, KS), 26 Feb 1917, page 3.

8 Ancestry.com, Kansas State Census (Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925.), Kansas, Cowley County, Bolton Township, Roll: v115_29 Page 25.

9 Weekly Republican-Traveler (Arkansas City, Kansas) (Arkansas City, Cowley, Kansas.), 11 Jun 1903, page 7.

10 1910 United States Census, Year: 1910; Census Place: Valverde, Sumner, Kansas; Roll: T624_458; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 0159; FHL microfilm: 1374471.

11 Arkansas City Daily News (Arkansas City, KS), 5 Jun 1912, page 3.

12 Arkansas City Daily News (Arkansas City, KS), 31 Dec 1912, page 3.

13 Arkansas City Traveler (Arkansas City, KS), 14 Apr 1913, page 2.

14 1900 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MMT8-9HR Chas E Osborne, Arkansas city Ward 3, Cowley, Kansas, United States; citing sheet 6B, family 150.

15 FamilySearch.org, California Death Index, 1940-1997 (Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.), https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VPDP-G2B Florence J Durbin, 10 Aug 1972; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.



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