Jesse Beecher
(1821-1880)
Elisabeth Trostle
(1829-1892)
Jacob Creek
(1841-1927)
Delila Cortwright
(1844-1912)
William Peter Beecher
(1866-1939)
Louella May Creek
(1869-1937)
Chester Earl Beecher
(1888-1949)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Edith Sarah Barrett

2. Elise Westcott

Chester Earl Beecher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

  • Born: 25 Dec 1888, Hartford City, Blackford, IN 1 2 8
  • Marriage (1): Edith Sarah Barrett on 10 Jul 1909 in , Delaware, IN
  • Marriage (2): Elise Westcott on 19 Sep 1938 in De Pere, Brown, WI
  • Died: 18 Jul 1949, , Orange, FL at age 60 8
  • Buried: 22 Jul 1949, De Pere: Mount Cavalry Cemetery, Brown, WI 8

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1900 in Hartford City, Blackford, IN. 1 Renting at 119 Chestnut St: William P. Beecher, 33, born May 1867, was married for 13 years to wife Luella M., 30, Oct 1869. She had birthed 4 children, 3 alive in 1900: Chester E., 11, Dec 1888; Alta E., 10, Jan 1890; and Ruth J., 2, May 1898. He was a laborer in a paper mill. Everyone and their parents were born in Indiana, except William's parents were from Pennsylvania.

2. Census in 1910 in Hartford City, Blackford, IN. 9 The 1910 census recorded renting at 418 Washington Street: Chester E. Beecher, backtender paper mill, 21, living with wife Edith S., 16; and Chester A., 0. They had been married 1 year. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

On the same census page at 718 Water Street is Chester's father, William P. Beecher, millright in paper mill, 43, with wife Lewella M., 41. They had been married 21 years and she had birthed 7 children, 6 alive in 1910. Living with them: Ruth J., 11; Opal M., 9; William R., 6; and Watson H., 2. Everyone and their parents were born in Indiana.

3. Residence: on 12 Aug 1912 in Hartford City, Blackford, IN. 7

4. Occupation: paper maker on 21 Jan 1916 in Hartford City, Blackford, IN. 4

5. Residence: 719 E. Kickapoo St., Hartford City, IN on 21 Jan 1916 in Hartford, Hartford, CT. 4

6. Occupation: paper maker at Hartford City Paper Co. On 5 Jun 1917 in Hartford City, Blackford, IN. 2

7. Residence: 719 E. Kick, Hartford City, IN on 5 Jun 1917 in Hartford City, Blackford, IN. 2

8. Census in 1920 in Conshohocken, Montgomery, PA. 10 The 1920 census recorded renting at 806 Maple Street: Chester E. Beecher, superintendent paper mill, 33, living with wife Edith, 26; Arthur, 9; Charles, 7; Murletta, 6; and Marie, 3. Everyone and their parents were born in Indiana.

9. Residence: 1929 Eaton Directory: Beecher Chester E. (Edith S.), president in 1929 in Eaton, Delaware, IN. 11

10. Census in 1930 in Whitpain Township, Montgomery, PA. 12 The 1930 census recorded Chester E. Beecher, 41, widowed, paper maker in paper mill, living only with his children: Chester A., 19; Charles L, 17; Murletta, 16; Marie, 14; and Betty, 9. Everyone was born in Indiana except Betty in Pennsylvania. [Note: while he is listed as widowed, his ex-wife Edith Beecher is found in the 1930 census in Eaton, Indiana as divorced and living with her father, John Barrett.]]

11. Residence: 1933 Green Bay City Directory: Beecher, Chester E. Supt. H517 Crooks in 1933 in Green Bay, Brown, WI. 13

12. Residence: 603 S. Oakland Ave., Green Bay, WI on 26 Nov 1937 in Green Bay, Brown, WI. 6

13. Census in 1940 in De Pere, Brown, WI. 14 The 1940 census recorded at 203 Reid Street: Chester E. Beecher, superintendent paper mill, 52, born in Indiana, living with wife Elise, 42, born in Wisconsin. In 1935 he was living in Green Bay, and she was living in the same place.

14. Obituary: Green Bay Press-Gazette: Obituary of Chester Earl Beecher on 18 Jul 1949 in Green Bay, Brown, WI. 15 Chester Beecher Dies in Florida
DE PERE - Chester Earl Beecher, 61, 213 Reid street, former general superintendent of the Nicolet Paper corporation plant here, died at 4 o'clock this morning in an Orlando, Fla., hospital. He had been in ill health for the last six months, and had spent the last few months in Florida. His two sons, Chester A., and Charles L., both of De Pere, flew to Florida Saturday and with Mrs. Beecher were with their father at the time of his death. The body will be brought to the Ryan Funeral home but arrangements for services are incomplete. Mr. Beecher retired from work three years ago, after 16 years as superintendent of the Nicolet Paper corporation plant. He had worked in the paper-making industry all his life, starting at the age of 14 at Hartford City. Ind. Later he was associated with the Glassine Paper company In Conshohocken. Pa., and while there invented a process whereby glassine paper was improved and more efficiently manufactured. He came to Green Bay about 2 years ago and was a member of the Holy Name society of St. Joseph church. Besides his wife, the former Elsie Westcott, and his two sons, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Paul Regial, Philadelphia, Pa., and Mrs. Ted McCleery, Muncie, Ind., and five grandchildren. Two brothers and two sisters of Philadelphia also survive.


Chester married Edith Sarah Barrett, daughter of John H. Barrett and Susan, on 10 Jul 1909 in , Delaware, IN. The marriage ended in divorce about 1928. (Edith Sarah Barrett was born in Sep 1893 in , Delaware, IN 9 16.)


Chester next married Elise Westcott on 19 Sep 1938 in De Pere, Brown, WI. (Elise Westcott was born about 1898 in , , WI 14.)


Sources


1 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, Indiana, Blackford County, Hartford City Ward 4, Series: T623 Roll: 360 Page: 291.

2 <i>United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KZKV-YSZ Chester E Beecher, 1917-1918; citing Blackford County, Indiana, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509.

3 FamilySearch.org, <i>Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1935</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VNLS-6LW Robert M Harrington and Marie Beecher, 06 Jul 1934; citing p. 206, Montcalm, Michigan; FHL microfilm 1295522.

4 Ancestry.com, <i>Indiana, Birth Certificates, 1907-1940</i>, Certificate 3742. Ruth M. Beecher. Father Chester E. Beecher. Mother Edith Barett.

5 <i>Green Bay Press Gazette</i> (Green Bay, Wisconsin.), 25 Nov 1982, page 35. Obituary of Charles L. Beecher.

6 <i>Green Bay Press Gazette</i> (Green Bay, Wisconsin.), 29 Nov 1937, page 10. Miss Warner Becomes Bride.

7 Ancestry.com, <i>Indiana, Birth Certificates, 1907-1940</i>, Certificate 3585.Charles LeRoy Beecher. Father Chester E. Beecher. Mother Edith S. Barrett.

8 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=122750560.

9 <i>1910 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MKL1-BTY Chester E Beecher, Hartford Ward 4, Blackford, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 13, sheet 1B, family 18, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1374353.

10 <i>1920 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MFYK-V1K Chester E Beecher, Conshohocken Ward 4, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet 5, family 110, NARA microfilm publication T625, FHL microfilm 1821606.

11 Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, 1929 Muncie, Indiana City Directory 1929. Page 1078, Beecher Chester E., online image 548.

12 <i>1930 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XHZH-JPP Chester E Beecher, Whitpain, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0166, sheet 1B, family 4, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 2085.

13 Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, 1933 Green Bay City Directory, printed page 84, online image 48.

14 <i>1940 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K7NH-2L9 Chester E Beecher, Ward 3, De Pere, De Pere City, Brown, Wisconsin, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 5-9A, sheet 2A, family 19.

15 <i>Green Bay Press Gazette</i> (Green Bay, Wisconsin.), 18 Jul 1949, page 21. Obituary of Chester Earl Beecher.

16 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MMBT-FNL John Barrett, Union Township (east half) Eaton town, Delaware, Indiana, United States; citing sheet 14B, family 327, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1240368.



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