Person:Richard Beers (1)

Richard Charles BEERS
b.4 Jun 1894 Chester, MA
m. 7 Oct 1886
  1. Elizabeth BEER1880 - 1880
  2. Samuel John Beer1881 - 1959
  3. Mary Anne (Annie M) BEER1884 - 1968
  4. Florence BEER1885 - 1909
  5. Harry BEER1887 - 1985
  6. William James BEER1889 - 1974
  7. Melinda Beer1891 - 1950
  8. Richard Charles BEERS1894 - 1977
  1. Richard Charles BEERS1927 - 1985
  2. Mavis June BEER1932 - 2005
Facts and Events
Name[1][2][3] Richard Charles BEERS
Gender Male
Birth[11] 4 Jun 1894 Chester, MA
Alt Birth[8] 4 Jun 1894
Reference Number Ida Mae Jansen
Other[9] 29 Aug 1917 Military
Death[4] Apr 1977 Aurora, Arapahoe, Colorado, United States of America
Alt Death[10] 6 Apr 1977
Alt Death? 7 Apr 1977 Aurora, Adams, Colorado
Other[6] COVital
Other[7] MassachusettsSSN issued
Reference Number? 3166
Soc Sec No? 016-05-4278
Soc Sec No[5] 016-05-4278

In 1950, at the time of his sister's death, Charles lived in Pittsfield, MA

27 December 1945 "The Berkshire Eagle" Pool Tickets Printed at GE, Lotter Defendant Declares Richard C Beers, 51, Tells Police 100 Tickets Are Made Up Weekly In Screw Machine Department Treasury Pool tickeets "printed on paper used in some deparments of General Electric Company, accordingin to a defendant who appeared in District Cout this morning, have resulted in a weekly take of about $100.00. The defdenant, Richard C. Beers, 51, of Oak Street, a machine operator, pleaded guilty to a charge of being concerned in setting up and promoting a lottery for money and was fined $50 by Judge Charles L. Hibbard. He also pleaded guilty to a drunkenness complaint and was fined $15. Beers was arrested at 11:05 last night for drunkenness. When relieved of his personal belongings at police headquuarters before being placed in a cell, police found in his pockets 59 lottery tickets .. were clipped together by a stapler. Beers Questioned: Sgt. Raymond F Coakley questioned Beers a few hours after he was locked up and learned, according to his report to Chief of Police John L. SUllivan, that 100 tickets are made up weekly in a screw machine department at the Pittsfield works of the GE and that prizes of $15 dailly and $25 on Saturday are paid to winners of the pool. The last two figures of teh daily treasury balance determine the winner, Beers told Sgt. Coakley and teh Boston Post is listed as the offical newspaper for the winning numbers.

Chief Sullivan characterized Beers as the "sole operator" of the pool in the machinne screw department. While informing Sgt. Coakley that the tickets are on the paper used inn the GE, Beers said he had only 49 tickets on his person becuase he distributed the others to fellow employees in the shop. WHen he was arrested he had $62.16 on his person.

  1. 1891.
  2. Social Security Death Index.
  3. U.S. Veterans Cemeteries, ca.1800-2004.
  4. Social Security Death Index.
  5. Social Security Death Index.
  6. U.S. Veterans Cemeteries, ca.1800-2004.
  7. Social Security Death Index.
  8. Social Security Death Index.
  9. U.S. Veterans Cemeteries, ca.1800-2004.
  10. U.S. Veterans Cemeteries, ca.1800-2004.
  11. Recorded Vol 439, page 637