William Valentine Beecher
Julia Ann Beecher
Noah T. Hoover
Temperance Conrad
William C. Beecher
Mary Alpha Etta Hoover
Kenneth William Beecher


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1. Viola Kathryn Plummer

2. Ethel Faye Ditch

Kenneth William Beecher 1 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 28 Jan 1903, Mexico, Miami, IN 1 2
  • Marriage (1): Viola Kathryn Plummer in 1923 in , Miami, IN
  • Marriage (2): Ethel Faye Ditch on 31 Jul 1937 in Huntington, Huntington, IN
  • Died: 19 Jan 1968, Sarasota, Sarasota, FL at age 64 1 2 6
  • Buried: 23 Jan 1968, Mexico: Green Lawn Cemetery, Miami, IN 1 2

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1910 in Jefferson Twp., Miami, IN. 7 The 1910 census recorded Wm. C. Bucher [two handwritten e's transcribed in census as a u], farmer, 42, living with wife Mary A., 42; son Dwight E., farm laborer, 17; and son Kenneth. W., 7. Also in the home is William's mother Julia A., 74, born in Ohio. All and their parents were born in Indiana, except William's father in Pennsylvania and mother in Ohio, and Julia's parents in Pennsylvania.

2. Census in 1920 in Adams Twp., Cass, IN. 8 The 1920 census recorded living on M. Swank Road: William Bucher [indexed wrong in census since two handwritten e's look like a u], farmer, 51, living with wife Emma C., 51; and son Kenneth W., farm labor, 16. Everyone and their parents were born in Indiana except William's father in Pennsylvania and mother in Ohio.

3. Occupation: railroad clerk on 8 Jun 1924 in Mexico, Miami, IN.

4. Residence: on 8 Jun 1924 in Mexico, Miami, IN.

5. Census in 1930 in Jefferson Twp., Miami, IN. 9 10 The 1930 census recorded Kenneth W. Beecher, railway clerk - Nickel Plate rairoad, 27, living with wife Viola K., 25; and son Wayne E., 5. Everyone and their parents were born in Indiana.

6. Residence: on 11 Jul 1934 in Mexico, Miami, IN. 3

7. Residence: in 1937 in Kokomo, Howard, IN.

8. Census in 1940 in Kokomo, Howard, IN. 11 The 1940 census recorded at 1518 North Bell Street: Kenneth Beecher, railway clerk, 37, living with wife Ethel, 34; nephew Irvin W., truck driver motor express co., 23, and niece Dorothy, 20, born in Ohio. Everyone else was born in Indiana. In 1935 Kenneth and Ethel were living in Mexico, Indiana; Irvin was in Indianapolis, and Dorothy was in Davis county, Indiana.

9. Residence: Beecher, Kenneth W. (Ehtel F.) agt Nickel Plate h313 E. 7Th St., Michigan City, IN; Beecher Wm W. Studt r313 E 7th from 1951 to 1968 in Michigan City, LaPorte, IN. 6 12

10. Obituary: Kokomo Tribune: obituary of Kenneth W. Beecher on 21 Jan 1968 in Kokomo, Howard, IN. 6 PERU -- Kenneth W. Beecher, 64. of Michigan City, formerly of Miami County, died in the Memorial Hospital, Sarasola. Fla., Friday. He had moved there just one week ago. He was a retired Norfolk and Western Railroad freight agent. Born in Miami County, Jan. 28, 1903, he was the son of William and Mary (Hoover) Beecher. Survivors are the widow, Ethel Deisch Beecher; two sons, William Beecher, Atlanta. Ga., and Wayne Beecher, Peru R. R. 3; and three grandchildren. He had lived in Michigan City for 17 years. Funeral services will be at the McCain Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Tuesday , with the Rev. Charles Patterson of Michigan City officiating. Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.

Kenneth married Viola Kathryn Plummer, daughter of Charles William Plummer and Celesta Louwilda Fishburn, in 1923 in , Miami, IN. (Viola Kathryn Plummer was born on 14 Feb 1905 in Jefferson Twp., Miami, IN,10 died on 21 Jan 1997 in Peru, Miami, IN 10 and was buried on 24 Jan 1997 in Mexico: Green Lawn Cemetery, Miami, IN 10.)

Kenneth next married Ethel Faye Ditch, daughter of Rev. Levi Wesley Ditch and Jennie Stimmel, on 31 Jul 1937 in Huntington, Huntington, IN. (Ethel Faye Ditch was born on 17 Jun 1905 in Goshen, Elkhart, IN,1 13 14 15 died on 16 Dec 1978 in Sarasota, Sarasota, FL 1 13 14 15 and was buried on 19 Dec 1978 in Mexico: Green Lawn Cemetery, Miami, IN 1 13.)


1 Tombaugh, Wendell C. and Jean C, <i>Miami County, Ind. Cemeteries, Vol. 2: Richland, Jefferson, Erie Townships</i> (1988, Tombaugh House, 700 Pontiac Street, Rochester, Indiana, 46975
Online at:

2 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=109642161.

3 <i>Pharos-Tribune (Logansport, IN)</i> (http://www.pharostribune.com/), 13 Jul 1934, page 7. Obituary of William Beecher.

4 Ancestry.com, <i>Indiana, Birth Certificates, 1907-1940</i>, Certificate 32918 Wayne Elvin Beecher father Kenneth Beecher mother Viola Kathryn Plummer.

5 Ancestry.com, "Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011," Certificate 88-002363 Wayne E. Beecher. Father Kenneth Beecher. Mother Viola Nutt. Informant Nancy Felix, daughter.

6 <i>Kokomo Tribune</i> (Kokomo, Howard, Indiana.), 21 Jan 1968, page 2. Obituary of Kenneth W. Beecher.

7 <i>1910 United States Census</i>, Year: 1910; Census Place: Jefferson, Miami, Indiana; Roll: T624_371; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 0120; FHL microfilm: 1374384.

8 <i>1920 United States Census</i>, Year: 1920; Census Place: Adams, Cass, Indiana; Roll: T625_425; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 16; Image: 605.

9 <i>1930 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X4YR-LLT Kenneth W Beecher, Jefferson, Miami, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0013, sheet 3B, family 80, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 618.

10 Ancestry.com, "Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011," Certificate 001830. Viola K. Nutt. Father Charles Plummer. Mother Celesta Fishburn. Informant Rodney Curtis Nutt, son.

11 <i>1940 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V1TC-NTD Kenneth Beecher, Ward 1, Kokomo, Center Township, Howard, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 34-2, sheet 8B, family 151.

12 Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, 1960 Michigan City Directory. Printed page 30. Online image 92.

13 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=66145441.

14 <i>Pharos-Tribune (Logansport, IN)</i> (http://www.pharostribune.com/), 17 Dec 1978, obituary of Ethel Beecher.

15 FamilySearch.org, <i>Florida Death Index, 1877-1998</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VV8J-MK8 Ethel Faye Beecher ertificate number 97114, Florida Department of Health, Office of Vital Records, Jacksonville.

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