William Valentine Beecher
Julia Ann Beecher
Olynthus Howard Pershing
Eva Louisa Lord
Charles Wilson Beecher
Minnie Corrine Pershing
Grace Elizabeth Beecher


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Grace Elizabeth Beecher 1 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 16 Feb 1912, Peru, Miami, IN 3 5 6 7
  • Died: 18 Sep 1996, Franklin, Johnson, IN at age 84 3 6 8
  • Buried: 20 Sep 1996, Peru: Mount Hope Cemetery, Miami, IN 3 6

   FamilySearch ID: L6Y8-BGP.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Residence: 356 E. Fifth St., Peru, IN on 16 Feb 1912 in Peru, Miami, IN. 4

2. Census in 1920 in Peru, Miami, IN. 9 The 1920 census recorded at 356 E. Fifth St.: Charles W. Beecher, Peru Trust Co. bookkeeper, 47, living with wife Minnie, 42; and daughters Katrina, 16; Evelyn, 10; Grace, 7; and Barbara, 7. Everyone was born in Indiana. Charles' parents were born in Pennsylvania. Minnie's father was born in Indiana and mother in Illinois.

3. Census in 1930 in Peru, Miami, IN. 10 The 1930 census recorded at 356 East Fifth St.: Charles W. Beecher, bank treasurer, 57, living with Minnie C., teacher in public school, 52; Evelyn, 20; and twins Grace and Barbara, 18, both employed typing in school office. Everyone was born in Indiana. Charles' father was born in Pennsylvania and mother in Ohio. Minnie's father was born in Indiana and mother in Illinois.

4. Census in 1940 in Indianapolis, Marion, IN. 11 The 1940 census recorded Grace E. Beecher, public school treacher, 28, single, as a lodger in the household of Frank Rummel, retail druggist, 49, and his wife Lorena, 47. Grace was born in Indiana.

5. Magazine: University of Illinois Bulletin, Vol. 41, Number 18. Grace E. Beecher sent to Marianas, 21 Dec 1943, Urbana, Champaign, IL. 12 ALUMNAE IN WAR WORK Grace E. Beecher, B.S.'41, is being sent to the Marianas to set up a library, according to a letter of April 10 from Lawrence J. Kipp, B.S.'41. "A challenging assignment," comments Mr. Kipp, in which we concur. He adds that he had been informed she was at that time on the island of Oahu where he was stationed, but that he had not seen her. Miss Beecher had been post librarian, Mitchell United States Army Convalescent Hospital, Campo, California. Her mailing address is 356 East Fifth Street, Peru, Indiana.

6. Sailed on S.S. Cape Mendocino from Saipan, Marinas Islands on 29 Apr 1946 arriving Honolulu, Hawaii, 9 May 1946 on 29 Apr 1946 in Saipan, , , Mariana Islands. 7

7. Residence: on 9 Oct 1961 in Indianapolis, Marion, IN. 2

8. Cause of Death: Ischemia congestive heart failure, arteriosclerotic heart disease, 18 Sep 1996, Franklin, Johnson, IN. 3

9. Occupation: librarian on 18 Sep 1996 in Franklin, Johnson, IN. 3

10. Residence: 1070 W. Jefferson Apt 104, Franklin, IN 46131 on 18 Sep 1996 in Franklin, Johnson, IN. 3

11. Obituary: Kokomo Tribune: "Grace Elizabeth Beecher, 84, fomerly of Peru, died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 1996, At Johnson Memorial Hospital, Franklin. Services were Sept. 20 At Wright Memorial Chapel, Franklin United Methodist Home." on 29 Sep 1996 in Kokomo, Howard, IN. 8


1 Tombaugh, Wendell C., Fulton County Indiana Obits / Biogs, The Rochester Sentinel. (Tombaugh House, 700 Pontiac St, Rochester IN 46975-1538. 1993.), 1926.

2 The Logansport Press (Logansport, Miami, Indiana), 11 Oct 1961, page 13. Obituary of Charles W. Beecher.

3 Ancestry.com, "Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2017," Certificate 027997. Grace Elizabeth Beecher. Father Charles W. Beecher. Mother Minnie Corine Pershing. Spouse: never married. Informant: Evelyn Beecher.

4 Ancestry.com, Indiana, U.S., Birth Certificates, 1907-1944, Certificate 37546. Grace Elizabeth Beecher. Father Charles W. Beecher. Mother Minnie Corrine Pershing.

5 1910 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MK53-NGB Charles W Beacher, Peru Ward 2, Miami, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 128, sheet 1B.

6 Billion Graves Index, http://billiongraves.com/pages/record/GraceEBeecher/2402932.

7 FamilySearch.org, Hawaii, Honolulu Passenger Lists, 1900-1953, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV98-MNVT Grace E Beecher, 1946; citing Ship , NARA microfilm publication A3422.

8 Kokomo Tribune (Kokomo, IN), 29 Sep 1996, page 21. Obituary of Grace Elizabeth Beecher.

9 1920 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MF7Y-J22 Charles W Beecher, Peru Ward 3, Miami, Indiana, United States; citing sheet 4B.

10 1930 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X4YT-7CQ Charles W.Beecher.

11 1940 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V11G-M3K Grace E Beecher in household of Frank Rummel, Ward 21, Indianapolis, Washington Township, Marion, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 96-368, sheet 9B, family 203.

12 University of Illinois Bulletin (Published weekly at University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois.), Vol. 41 No. 18. Page 8.

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