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Ethel A. Knight[1]

Female 1888 - 1953


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  • Name  Ethel A. Knight 
    Born  9 Nov 1888  Siskiyou Cty., CA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender  Female 
    Census  1920  Big River, Mendocino, CA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census  1930  Big River, Mendocino, CA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census  1940  Big River, Mendocino, CA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died  31 Oct 1953  Fort Bragg, Mendocino, CA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    • death notice:

      Mrs. Ethel Knight Switzer died October 31, 1953 in Fort Bragg. Born in Siskiyou County November 9, 1888, she married George Switzer in Ukiah February 3, 1913. She lived on the coast for 45 years, 7 at Fort Bragg. Her husband survived along with a daughter Mrs. Edith Beckman Sutherland, a son Jack Switzer, all of Fort Bragg. Another daughter, Jean Nelda Switzer, was deceased. A brother, Lawton Knight of Boonville, also survived. The funeral was November 2nd led by Rev. J. Lewis Kent. Interment was as Rose Memorial. - from Ruth Whetnall
    Buried  2 Nov 1953  Rose Memorial Park, Fort Bragg, Mendocino, CA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • 1st marriage for ETHEL A. KNIGHT:
      RICHARD M. BECKMAN married ETHEL A. KNIGHT 26 May 1907 at Gualala, California.
      Issue: EDITH BECKMAN born 27 Oct 1908 Mendocino Co., CA.
      Died 12 July 1993 Fort Bragg, Mendocino Co., CA

      1910 Census Big River Twp., Mendocino Co., CA:
      ETHEL BECKMAN age 21 & daughter EDITH (age 1-7/12 born Oct 1909) are residing with Ethel's parents . Census states that Ethel Beckman is married.

      1920 census EDITH BECKMAN is residing with GEORGE & ETHEL SWITZER.
      1930 census EDITH has married RALPH C. SUTHERLAND (abt 1928) nd they are in Big River Twp. #2, Mendocino Co., CA. No issue at that time.
      Ralph C. Sutherland was born @ 1903 in California; son of Thomas Sutherland and Hilma Petersen. Ralph and Edith (Beckman) Sutherland owned and operated the International Truck & Chrysler/Plymouth dealership in Fort Bragg until 1968. Ralph died 16 Feb 1975.

      The censuses state that Edith Beckman's father (Richard M. Beckman) was born in Iowa. In the 1930 census for Monterey Co., CA there's a RICHARD M. BECKMAN born @ 1880 Iowa & married (wife is Atla Beckman).

      California _death records show a Richard M. Beckman born 9-09-1881; died 10 Sept 1965 Monterey Co., CA. Unable to locate Richard Beckman in any of the 1900, 1910 or 1920 censuses.

      It would seem most likely that if there was a BECKMAN divorce, it might have been filed in Mendocino Co., CA.

    Person ID  I1489  Switzer Family
    Last Modified  6 Mar 2015 

    Family/Spouse 1  Richard M. Beckman,   b. 9 Sep 1881, , , IA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1965, Monterey Co., CA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  26 May 1907  Gualala, Mendocino, CA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Edith Beckman,   b. 27 Oct 1908, Mendocino Co., CA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1993, Fort Bragg, Mendocino, CA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F578  Group Sheet

    Family/Spouse 2  George Hayward Switzer,   b. 9 Dec 1879, Mendocino, Mendocino, CA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1954, Fort Bragg, Mendocino, CA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  3 Feb 1913  Ukiah, Mendocino, CA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Jean Nelda Switzer,   b. 4 Jul 1915, Mendocino Co., CA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1947, San Francisco, CA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Jack K. Switzer,   b. 1 Jul 1918, Mendocino Co., CA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 2004, San Francisco, CA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F577  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Nov 1888 - Siskiyou Cty., CA, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 May 1907 - Gualala, Mendocino, CA, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Feb 1913 - Ukiah, Mendocino, CA, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1920 - Big River, Mendocino, CA, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1930 - Big River, Mendocino, CA, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1940 - Big River, Mendocino, CA, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 31 Oct 1953 - Fort Bragg, Mendocino, CA, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 2 Nov 1953 - Rose Memorial Park, Fort Bragg, Mendocino, CA, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S144] Kate Switzer - e-mail.

    2. [S143] Ruth Whetnall - e-mail.

    3. [S120] 1920 US census.

    4. [S121] 1930 US census.

    5. [S166] California Death Index, 1940-1997.