Benjamin Franklin Beacher Jr.
Bertha Priscilla Snyder
John A. Horan
Carrie Mae Reisenweaver
Benjamin Donald Beacher
Margaret Elizabeth Horan
Duane Brian Beacher


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1. Shirley Elaine Steward

Duane Brian Beacher 1 2 3 4

  • Born: 16 Apr 1944, Williamsport, Lycoming, PA 2
  • Marriage (1): Shirley Elaine Steward on 13 Mar 1971 in Brookhaven: Christ United Methodist Church, Delaware, PA 1

   FamilySearch ID: LF2L-GVH.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1950 in Salladasburg, Lycoming, PA. 5 The 1950 census recorded B. Donald Beacher, district manager at electric supply company, 36, living with wife Margaret E., 35; Beverly Ann, 13; Dennis, 8; Duane, 5; Douglas, 3; and Darryl, 1. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

2. Newspaper: Delaware County Daily Times: Versatile Student Is Lauded, 15 Mar 1960, Chester, Delaware, PA. 6 ----
Versatile Student Is Lauded
Duane Beacher, an outstanding member of the Class of 1962,is spotlighted for his fine achievements as a versatile student and athlete. The treasurer of the sophomore class, Duane is the son of Mr and Mrs. B. Donald Beacher, 856 West Ave., Springfield.
As a member of the varsity wrestling team and Suburban Champ for two years, Duane is what Springfield High School and challenging schools consider a terrific mat man. Not only does he wrestle in the 95-lb. class, but he is a participant in Springfield's tennis and cross country teams. Other than school sports Duane enjoys playing basketball and has an interesting hobby of astronomy.
Last year as a freshman he received an award from TIME magazine and was also awarded a varsity key in wrestling.
As far as future plans are concerned, Duane hopes to receive scholarship to Lehigh University following graduation from high school. This summer he will serve as a junior counselor at Cam Nik O Mahs.

3. Newspaper: Delaware County Daily Times Marriage Notices, 8 Dec 1970, Chester, Delaware, PA. Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Steward, 101 Ash Road, Wallingford, announce the engagement of their daughter, Shirley Elaine to Duane Brian Beacher, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. Donald Beacher, 856 West Ave., Springfield.

Miss Seward, a graduate of Chester High School, attended Goldey Beacon Junior College and is employed by TWA Airlines, Philadelphia.

Her fiance, an alumnus of Springfield High School ansd Lehigh University, is employed by the West Chester Electric Co.

A March wedding is planned.

4. Newspaper: Delaware County Daily Times: Marriage of Bower - Beacher., 17 Mar 1971, Chester, Delaware, PA. 1 MIDDLETOWN. Christ United Methodist Church was the setting Saturday for the wedding of Miss Shirley Elaine Steward, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Steward, 101 Ash Road, Nether Providence, to Duane B. Beacher, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. Donald Beacher, 856 West Ave., Springfield. Rev. Ellsworth Jennings officiated. A reception at the Alpine Inn, Springfield, followed the ceremony. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a satin empire gown trimmed in Venise lace on the bodice and detachable chapel train.

5. Residence: in 1999 in West Chester, Chester, PA. 7

6. Philadelphia Inquirer: Real Estate Sales: East Goshen, 1424 Heather Lane Dueane B. And Shirley E. Beacher to John Robb and Susan Kazmerczak, $231,000. On 2 May 1999 in East Goshen Township, Delaware, PA, USA. 8

7. Residence: in 2007 in Lady Lake, Lake, FL. 7

Duane married Shirley Elaine Steward, daughter of Charles S. Steward and Thelma Powell, on 13 Mar 1971 in Brookhaven: Christ United Methodist Church, Delaware, PA.1 (Shirley Elaine Steward was born on 20 Oct 1946 in Chester, Delaware, PA, United States,9 10 died on 13 Sep 2010 in The Villages, Sumter, FL 9 10 11 and was buried in Linwood: Lawn Croft Cemetery, Delaware, PA 10.)


1 Delaware County Daily Times (Chester, PA), 17 Mar 1971, page 10. Wedding of Duane B. Beacher and Shirley Elaine Steward.

2 Genealogy Research conducted by Bruce Franklin Beacher Ph.D. (1919-2004).

3 Beacher, Bruce Franklin, Beau-Chere, The Beacher Family Newsletter, 1 Mar 1979.

4 Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, PA), 21 Aug 2002, page B-8. Death of Margaret E. Beacher.

5 "1950 United States Census," B Donald Beacher.

6 Delaware County Daily Times (Chester, PA), 15 Mar 1960, page 22. Duane Beacher Is Lauded.

7, United States Public Records, 1970-2009, Duane B Beacher, b. 16 Apr 1944, Residence, Lady Lake, Florida.

8 Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, PA), 2 May 1999, page 292. Real Estate Sales.

9 Social Security Death Index,

10 Find A Grave,

11 Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, PA), Obituary Shirley Beacher

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