William Valentine Beecher
(1831-1900)
Julia Ann Beecher
(1835-1915)
Olynthus Howard Pershing
(1852-1939)
Eva Louisa Lord
(1853-1932)
Charles Wilson Beecher
(1872-1961)
Minnie Corrine Pershing
(1877-1963)
Barbara Helen Beecher
(1912-1999)

 

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Barbara Helen Beecher 1 2 3 4 5 6

  • Born: 16 Feb 1912, Peru, Miami, IN 2 3 4 5 6
  • Died: 22 Dec 1999, Asheville, Buncombe, NC at age 87 3
  • Buried: Peru: Mount Hope Cemetery, Miami, IN 2

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1920 in Peru, Miami, IN. 7 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.

2. Census in 1930 in Peru, Miami, IN. 8 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.

3. Occupation: Miami County Welfare Dept.: "MIss Barbara Beecher is the new employee added to the staff who investigate the circumstances surrounding each individual application for assistance." on 24 Sep 1937 in Peru, Miami, IN. 9

4. Occupation: Pharos-Tribune: Welfare Worker Plans Career As Missionary on 27 Dec 1937 in Peru, Miami, IN. 10 PERU, Ind., Dec. 27 -- Miss Barbara Beecher, who has been employed in the Miami county welfare department at the court house, has resigned that position to sail from New York city on January 14 for India, where she will be a Methodist missionary. She is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Beecher and following her graduation from DePauw university took special missionary training at a college in Nashville, Tenn. Mrs. Charles Rich will fill the vacancy in the local office.

5. Census in 1940 in Peru, Miami, IN. 11 The 1940 census recorded owning a $5000 home at 356 East Fifth St.: Charles W. Beecher, commercial bank treasurer, 67, living with wife Minnie C., 62; and daughter Barbara, missionary in Methodist church, 28. Barbara's name is marked (Ab) meaning she was absent? All were born in Indiana.

6. Sailed on S. S. Capetown Castle from Capetown on 18 May arriving New York 16 Jun 1943 on 18 May 1943 in Cape Town, , Western Cape, RSA. 6

7. Newspaper: Pharos-Tribune: Peru Native, On Leave As Missonary, Talks at Peru Church Today, 19 Apr 1959, Peru, Miami, IN. 12 PERU -- Miss Barbara Beecher, a native of Peru, and who in recent years has been a Methodist missionary to India, will speak at the morning church service at the First Methodist Church, Sunday.
Miss Beecher, who has been on leave, will return to Lucknow, India, next month. She is treasurer of the Isabelle Thoburn College there.
Her father, Charles W. Beecher, who was treasurer at the Peru Trust Co. fo rmany years and who now lives at the Methodist Home, Warren, ind., will be present for the service.
A basket meal in their honor will be served at teh church dining hall at 12:30 p.m.

8. Residence: on 9 Oct 1961 in Lucknow, , Uttar Pradesh, IND. 13


Sources


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

2 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=17497667.

3 U.S. Social Security Death Index, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VMVY-4M3 Barbara H Beecher, 22 Dec 1999; citing U.S. Social Security Administration.

4 <i>1910 United States Census</i>, 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.

5 Ancestry.com, <i>Indiana, Birth Certificates, 1907-1940</i>, Certificate 37545. Barbara Helen Beecher. Father Charles W. Beecher. Mother Minnie Corrine Pershing.

6 Ancestry.com, <i>New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957</i> (Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, 1820-1897; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M237, 675 rolls); Records of the U.S. Customs Service, Record Group 36; National Archives, Washington, D.C.
Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, 1897-1957; (National Archives Microfilm Publication T715, 8892 rolls); Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service; National Archives, Washington, D.C.
Supplemental Manifests of Alien Passengers and Crew Members Who Arrived on Vessels at New York, New York, Who Were Inspected for Admission, and Related Index, compiled 1887 - 1952; (National Archives Microfilm Publication A3461, 21 rolls); RG 85, Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1787 - 2004; Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service; National Archives, Washington, D.C.), Roll > T715, 1897-1957 > 6001-7000 > Roll 6713, online image 535. Barbara H. Beecher.

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

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

9 <i>Pharos-Tribune (Logansport, IN)</i> (http://www.pharostribune.com/), 24 sep 1937, page 4.

10 <i>Pharos-Tribune (Logansport, IN)</i> (http://www.pharostribune.com/), 27 Dec 1937 page 4.

11 <i>1940 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V1YD-FKL Charles W Beecher, Peru, Peru Township, Miami, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 52-20, sheet 9A, family 210.

12 <i>Pharos-Tribune (Logansport, IN)</i> (http://www.pharostribune.com/), 19 Apr 1959, page 14.

13 <i>The Logansport Press</i> (Logansport, Miami, Indiana), 11 Oct 1961, page 13. Obituary of Charles W. Beecher.



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