|Birth: ||Apr. 20, 1919|
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
|Death: ||Feb. 5, 1997|
Esther Lois Beeler was born on April 20, 1919 in New York City, the daughter of Amanda Gall Beeler (July 30, 1889 - July 17, 1981) and John Allen Beeler (June 28, 1867 - July 11, 1945), a prominent engineer and consultant in transit modernization plans in large cities throughout the country. When Betty was nine months old, her family moved to New York City and later to Scarsdale (Westchester County), New York, where she grew up.
Her mother Amanda Ida Rosina Gall was born on July 30, 1889 in Sebewaing, Michigan, the daughter of Gustav Reinhold Gall (July 9, 1862 – July 22, 1940), a German immigrant, and Malvina Grassmann Gall, the daughter of German immigrants (August 22, 1867 – June 24, 1959).
Her father John Allen Beeler was born on June 28, 1867, in Towanda, Illinois, where his maternal grandmother, Mary Livingston Brown Mead Hilts (1810-1897), lived at the time of his birth. Although his parents lived in Cincinnati, Ohio, his mother went to Illinois to stay with her mother and step-father when he was born. He was the son of John Beeler (born March 16, 1837 in Sharonville, Ohio – died February 12, 1920, Denver, Colorado) and Emma Walker Mead (born September 19, 1842, Springdale, Ohio - died August 11, 1928, New York City). John met Amanda Beeler when she was working in Denver. They married on July 17, 1913 in Chicago. He was the general manager of the Denver Tram Company when they married. He was the president of the Beeler Organization, Inc., Consultant Engineers, in New York City at the time of his death.
Esther had two sisters, Betty Malvina Beeler (born on October 22, 1916 in Chicago, Illinois) and Rosemary Virginia Beeler Knight (born on March 8, 1921 in New York City).
She married Louis W. Evangelist on July 28, 1941 in Scarsdale, Westchester County, New York. They had one child. Craig Evangelist was born on February 17, 1946 in White Plains, Westchester County, New York and died June 28, 1946 in White Plains from complications related to a heart defect. Esther and Louis divorced after the death of their son.
Esther married Russell M. Magner on August 20, 1950 in Scarsdale.
Esther Beeler and Russell Magner had two children:
• Russell Magner, Jr. was born and died in 1951 in White Plains, New York.
• Elizabeth Marshall Magner was born in 1955 in Buffalo, New York. She married Theodore Bernard Barthle in 1978 in Miami, Florida.
Esther died on February 5, 1997 in Pembroke Pines, Florida.
John Allen Beeler (1867 - 1945)
Amanda Ida Rosina Gall Beeler (1889 - 1981)
Horace Gillette Beeler (1896 - 1924)**
Betty Malvina Beeler Johnson (1916 - 1991)*
Esther Lois Beeler Magner (1919 - 1997)
Rosemary Virginia Beeler Knight (1921 - 2011)*
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Created by: Sandra Johnson Witt
Record added: Mar 23, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 67326268