Howard BEELER Margaret Lorene BEELER Noveita N MURRY Dorothea Mary BEELER Katherine Belle STRICKER Mini tree diagram
Clarence Forest BEELER

Clarence Forest BEELER1,2,3,4,5,6,8,13,9,10,7,11,14,15

also known as Clarence Oscar Beeler

22nd Jan 19141,2,3,4,5,6 - 6th Aug 19882,3,5

1947 to 1960 City Direcotries; Clarence is reported as an electrician,sign hanger or painter for Fresno Neon Signs in directories.7,8,9,10,11

Life History

22nd Jan 1914

Born in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana.1,2,3,4,5,6

11th Apr 1930

Resident The Beeler family moved to Fresno and were enumerated in the 1930census.  They have not been found in the 1920 census. in Fresno, Fresno, California.6

1933

Occupation 1933 Fresno City Directory, reported as a Chauffeur. in Fresno, Fresno, California.13

21st Aug 1943

Married Noveita N MURRY in Seattle, King, Washington.14

Aug 1943

Resident Marriage to Noveita N Murry in Seattle, Washington both reported asresidents of King County (Seattle) in Seattle, King, Washington.14

1947

Occupation 1947 to 1960 City Direcotries; Clarence is reported as an electrician,sign hanger or painter for Fresno Neon Signs in directories. in Fresno, Fresno, California.7,8,9,10,11

1947

Resident 1947 City Directory, Clarence O and Noveita Beeler, address 4984Montecito Ave.  He was an electrician for Fresno Neon Sign. in Fresno, Fresno, California.8

1960

Resident 1960 City Directory; Clarence O and Noveita N Beeler, adress 3129 N8th Street. He is a printer for Fresno Neon Sign. In 1949 and 1955 hewas described as a sign hanger for the same company. in Fresno, Fresno, California.10

24th Apr 1968

Resident Obit of Thomas G Green; Clarence and his sisster Margaret Hahn arereported as two survivors at the death of their stepfather Thomas GGreen in Kerman, a rural community near Fresno. in Fresno, Fresno, California.12

1985

Resident Public records compilation reports Clarence Oscar Beeler in Fresno in1985 at 3129 N 8th St, and in 1989 at 1859 Mayfair Dr E. The latterlisting is the year after he died in August 1988. Noveita must havekept the records in his name for some time. in Fresno, Fresno, California.4

6th Aug 1988

Died in Fresno, Fresno, California.2,3,5

Notes

  • Indiana, Birth Certificates, 1907-1940
    Clarence Forest Beeler
    Birth 22 Jan 1914 at home, 841 Virginia Avenue, Indianapolis
    Father Howard Beeler, age 21, born Friendswood, Indiana, Teamster
    Residence 841 Virginia Avenue, Indianapolis
    Mother Bell Stricker, age 20, Centerburg (Knox Co), Ohio, Housewife
    Certificate #34325
    Indiana State Dept. of Health

    1930 Federal Census, Fresno County, California, 11 April, Fresno,District 10-38, Page 17B, 2339 White Ave, Hse #235, Fam #242
    Beeler, Howard Head Rents $10 Has No Radio  M W 38 First Married atage 19 [abt 1911] IN IN IN No Occup [b abt 1892]
    Beeler, Katherine  Wife F W 36 First Married at age 17 [abt 1911] OHPA OH Demonstrator [b abt 1872]
    Beeler, Clarence Son M W 16 IN IN OH [b abt 1914]
    Beeler, Dorthea Dau F W 14 IN IN OH [b abt 1916]

    U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    Fresno, California, City Directory, 1933, p 61
    Beeler, Clarence O chauf r 2339 White Av
    Beeler, Howard (Kath B) lab h 2339 White Av

    His father is not with his mother in the 1935 directory, giving us anapproximate time of their divorce as about 1934.  All three childrenare reported in the directory.  Belle married Thomas Gilbert Greensome time before the 1940 census, when she was reported as his wife.

    U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    Fresno, California, City Directory, 1935, p  62
    Beeler Belle Mrs h 2339 White av
    Beeler Clarence r 2339 White av
    Beeler Dorothy r 2339 White av
    Beeler Margt clk r 2339 White av

    In August 1943, Clarence married Noveita N Murry in Seattle,Washington.  On the marriage record they were both reported asresidents of King County, Washington, probably Seattle.

    Washington, Marriage Records, 1854-2013
    Clarence O Beeler
    Spouse Noveita N Murry
    Both reported as residents of King County, Washington
    Marriage 21 Aug 1943 Seattle, King County, Washington, USA
    Witnesses Joseph T Girouard and Jeanne M Klinkhamer
    Ceremony performed by F W Goodale, Justice of the Peace, DuwamishPrecinct, Seattle
    Certificate #93626 filed 4 September 1943

    They were reported together in several Fresno City Drectories from1847 on.

    U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    Fresno, California, City Directory, 1947, p 67
    Beeler Clarence O (Noveita) electn h 4984 Montecito av

    U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    Fresno, California, City Directory, 1949, p 70
    Beeler Clarence O (Noveita N) sign hngr Fresno Neon Sign h 4984 EMontecito av

    In the 1951 directory, an entry for an M Lorene Beeler appears to beour Margaret Lorene.  She was listed as M Lorene Beeler, a beautyoperator in Fresno, in the 1951 Fresno City Direcotry.   However,there is also a Chester Beeler, who appears also in one or two otherdirectories.  And his wife is reported as M Lorene Beeler.  Chesteralso appears in the 1960 directory, when his wife is reported as MaryL, matching the M Lorene of 1951.  Chester is lsited in 1960 asChester T Beeler.  His identity has not been determined.

    U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    Fresno, California, City Directory, 1951, p 61
    Beeler Chester P (M Lorene) [no occup rptd] h 909 Boyd av
    Beeler Clarence O (Noveita N) hngr Fresno Neon Sign h 4984 E Montecitoav
    Beeler M Lorene Mrs beauty opr Mrs L I Porter r 909 Boyd av [wife ofChester]

    U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    Fresno, California, City Directory, 1951, p 61
    Beeler Chester P (M Lorene) [no occup rptd] h 909 Boyd av
    Beeler Clarence O (Noveita N) hngr Fresno Neon Sign h 4984 E Montecitoav
    Beeler M Lorene Mrs beauty opr Mrs L I Porter r 909 Boyd av [wife ofChester]

    U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    Fresno, California, City Directory, 1955, p 58
    Beeler Clarence O (Noveita N) sign hanger Fresno Neon Sign h 4692 EMontecito av

    U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    Fresno, California, City Directory, 1960, p 58
    Beeler Chester T (Mary L; Beeler's Furniture & Appliance) h 4556Woodward av
    Beeler Clarence O (Noveita N) pntr Fresno Neon Sign h 3129 N 8th

    Clarence and his sister Margaret Margaret are listed as survivors oftheir stepfather Thomas Gilbert Green.

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    Thomas G Green

    Kerman - Funeral Services will be held Friday [26 April 1968] in theBragg & Sons Chapel in Kerman for Thomas G. Green, 77, of 14800 A St.,Kerman, who died yesterday [23 April 1968] in a Fresno hospital.Burial will be in Fresno Memorial Gardens.

    He was a native of Oklahoma and lived in the Kerman area 30 years.

    Surviving are a stepson, Clarence Beeler, and a stepdaughter, MrsMargaret Hahn, of Fresno.
    --  The Kerman News of Kerman, Fresno, California, 24 April 1968
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    It looks like Clarence changed his name from Clarence Forest Beeler toClarence Oscar Beeler.  His records in later life, including his gravemarker, have Clarence Oscar or Calrence O.  Note that in the citydirectory cited above, his middle initial is already reported there asO.  The year was missing from this record, but it was beforeClarence's parents divorced, which was some time between 1930 and1940.

    U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 1
    Clarence Oscar Beeler
    Birth Date 22 Jan 1914
    3129 N 8th St, Fresno, CA, 93703-1414 (1985)
    1859 Mayfair Dr E, Fresno, CA, 93703-3221 (1989)

    U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010
    Clarence Beeler
    Birth Date 22 Jan 1914
    Death Date 6 Aug 1988, Natural Causes
    Coast Guard
    Enlistment Date 25 Jul 1942
    Release Date 29 Aug 1945
    SSN 550078230

    California, Death Index, 1940-1997
    Clarence O Beeler
    Birth 22 Jan 1914 Indiana
    Death 6 Aug 1988 Fresno
    Mother's Maiden Name Stricker
    Social Security #550078230

    U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
    Clarence O Beeler
    Born 22 Jan 1914
    Died 6 Aug 1988
    Last Residence Fresno, Fresno, California 93703
    SSN 550-07-8230 issued California (Before 1951)

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