Howard BEELER Margaret Lorene BEELER Clarence Forest BEELER Dorothea Mary BEELER Thomas Gilbert GREEN Mini tree diagram
Katherine Belle STRICKER

Katherine Belle STRICKER1,2,6,7,3,4,5,8,9

5th Oct 18931,2,3,4,5 - 20th May 19412,5

Life History

5th Oct 1893

Born in Centerburg, Knox, Ohio.1,2,3,4,5

16th Aug 1911

Married Howard BEELER in Marion County, Indiana.1,3

7th Mar 1912

Birth of daughter Margaret Lorene BEELER in Cumberland, Marion, Indiana.3,11,12,13,14,15

22nd Jan 1914

Birth of son Clarence Forest BEELER in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana.3,13,16,17,12,4

23rd Nov 1915

Birth of daughter Dorothea Mary BEELER in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana.3,4,12,15

after 1933

Married Thomas Gilbert GREEN in Fresno County, California.10,5,8

about 1934

Divorced from Howard BEELER in Fresno County, California.5,8

20th May 1941

Died in Madera, Madera, California.2,5

Massive collapse of Right Lung, due to carcinoma of Lung; other conditions Circulatory failure.  Autopsy Carcinoma Melasteous throughout abdomenruert lung [sic]

23rd May 1941

Buried in Belmont Memorial Park, Madera, Fresno County, California.2


  • Several genealogies report that Katherine's primary husband was HowardBeeler, and they married in Indiana when she was 18.  Thisy alsoreport she was also married to Thomas Gilbert Green, which matchessparse information on the Green side that Tom's second wife was namedKatherine.  But no genealogy has a timline or marriage date forinformation on a divorce for Katherine and Howard.  Howard lived until1966, and Katherine died in 1977.  Tom died in 1968, and his firstwife Delora Black died in 1941.  No marriage record has been found forTom and Katherine.

    Indiana, Select Marriages Index, 1748-1993
    Howard Beeler
    Birth 1889 Friendswood, Ind.
    Marriage Age 22
    Father Joseph Beeler
    Mother Annie Rooker
    Spouse Katherine B Stricker
    Birth 1893 Centerburg, Ohio
    Age 18
    Father Henry Stricker
    Mother Mary Writesman
    Marriage 16 Aug 1911 Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana
    Record Book p 66

    Howard and Katherien have not been found in the 1920 census.

    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]

    Two of Katherine's children, Clarence Beeler and Hahn of Fresno werereported as surviving stepchildren of Thomas Gilbert Green.  Clarenceis reported in the 1933 city directories Howard and Katherine appearin.

    Fresno, California, City Directory, 1933, p 61
    Beeler, Clarence O chauf r 2339 White Av
    Beeler, Howard (Kath B) lab h 2339 White Av

    That was the last directory to list both Belle and Howard.  IN 1935,she is alone with their three chidlren.

    In the 1933 directory, Howard is not in the picture.  Belle is listedalone with her three adult children.  This would indicate theydivorced abotu 1934.  Belle married Thomas Gilbert Green in Fresnoaome time between 1935 and the 1940 census, when they are reportedmarried and her three chidlren are in Thomas' hosuehold

    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

    By the 1940 census, Katherine is married to Tom Green.

    1940 Federal Census, Fresno County, California, 10 April, Township 11,District 1-30, page 2A, White Bridge Rd, Hse #19, Owns $2500
    Green, Tom Head M W 47 Grade 2 b Okla Rural Fresno Co in 1935 Farmer
    Green, Katherine Wife F W 46 Grade 8 b Ohio Fresno in 1935

    California, Death Index, 1940-1997
    Katherine Belle Green [Katherine Belle Stricker]
    Residence Kerman, Fresno County, California
    Birth 5 Oct 1893 Centerburg, Ohio
    Married, Husband Tom Green, age 50, Kerman, California
    Father Henry Oscar Stricker, born Pennsylvania
    Mother's Maiden Name Wretesman, born Illinois;
    Death 20 May 1941 Dearborn Hospital, Madera, Madera County,California, 16 days in hospital
    Cause of death Massive collapse of Right Lung, due to carcinoma ofLung; other conditions Circulatory failure.  Autopsy CarcinomaMelasteous throughout abdomenruert lung [sic]
    Burial 23 May Belmont Memorial Park, by Joseph B Mashburn, MaderaFuneral Home
    Filed 21 May 1941


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