William Lightner Beecher
(1830-1918)
Alidia Kinard
(1828-1899)
William W. Featon
(Abt 1819-)
Mary Jane Osborne
(1831-1887)
Parris Epler Beecher
(1855-1929)
Elizabeth Featon
(Abt 1863-Bef 1896)
Robert Edward Beecher
(1886-1969)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Bessie Margaret Sellers

2. Martha Adella Trumbower
3. Mary Anna Gregg

Robert Edward Beecher 1 2 4

  • Born: 22 Feb 1886, Coatesville, Chester, PA 3 5
  • Marriage (1): Bessie Margaret Sellers on 15 Aug 1909 in Wilmington, New Castle, DE 1 2
  • Marriage (2): Martha Adella Trumbower on 25 Apr 1914 in , Chester, PA 1
  • Marriage (3): Mary Anna Gregg on 7 Apr 1920 in Coatesville, Chester, PA 1 3
  • Died: 12 Mar 1969, Coatesville, Chester, PA at age 83 6
  • Buried: Coatesville: Fairview Cemetery, Chester, PA 6

   Another name for Robert was Edward E. Beecher.5 6

  Noted events in his life were:

1. He appeared on the census in 1900 in Coatesville, Chester, PA. 5 Owning the home at 237 South First Avenue was Paris Beacher, 43, born Dec 1856, who was married for 16 years, but his wife isn't listed. With him: daughter Mary, 18, Nov 1871 [should be 1881], single; Herbert, 16, Apr 1884; Edward, 14, Apr 1886; Norman, 12, Dec 1887. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania. Also with them: housekeeper Catherine Pension, 28, born in Ireland; her daughter Mary, 7; and her son Joseph, 5.

2. Residence: 368 Valley Rd., Coatesville, Pa. On 16 Oct 1910 in Coatesville, Chester, PA. 7

3. He appeared on the census in 1920 in West Brandywine Twp., Chester, PA. 8 The 1920 census recorded Paris Beecher, farmer, 63, living with wife Catharine, 50; daughters Ruth Ella, seamstress, 16; Nora Elizabeth, 10, and Edna, 7; and grandson Harold, 3; and son Robert Edward Beecher, furance helper at steel mill, widowed, 34.

4. He appeared on the census in 1940 in Caln, Chester, PA. 9 Two Beecher families are on the same page.

The 1940 census recorded Harold E. Beecher, drill presser in an iron manufacturing company, 24, living with wife Emma, 23; and Donald, 3.

Edward E. Beecher, chipper in a boiler manufacturing company, 54, was living with wife Mary A., 55; step-son Edward H. Richards, 29; step daughter-in-law Agnes D. Richards, 24; and their son (Mary's grandson) Roger Edward Richards, 7 months old.

Everyone was born in Pennsylvania except Mary A. in Maryland.

5. Residence: on 6 May 1960 in Coatesville, Chester, PA. 4

6. Obituary: Daily Local News on 13 Mar 1969 in West Chester, Chester, PA. 6 Edward E Beecher, 83, of 201 Seltzer Ave., Caln Township, Coatesville, died at his home yesterday following a lengthy illness. The husband of Mary A. Gregg Beecher, he was born n Coatesville and had resided in the area his entire life. He was the son of the later Parris and Elizabeth Pheaton Beecher. Mr. Beecher was employed by the Downingtown Iron Co, where he had been a shipper for 23 years. He retired in 1951. He was a member of the Thorndale Fire Co. and Retired Men's Club of Chester County. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Harold E., of Coatesville; a step-son, Edward H. Richards of Coatesville; three sisters, Mrs. Ruth Jackson of Chester, Nora, wife of Paul Smith of Claymont, Del., and Edna, wife of Benjamin Marsh of Coatesville; a brother James, of Coatesville; a step-brother Joseph Pyncheon of Coatesville; six grandchildren, and several great- grandchildren.

Ibid: BEECHER- Of 201 Seltzer Ave., Caln Township, Coatesville, Pa., on Thursday, March 13, 1969, Edward E. Beecher, husband of Mary A. Gregg Beecher, aged 83 years. Relatives and friends are invited to attend services from the Funeral Home of Harry E. Wentz, 342 E. Chestnut St., Coatesville, Pa., on Monday, March 17, 1969, at 2 p.m. Interment in Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday evening.


Robert married Bessie Margaret Sellers, daughter of Frederick O. Sellers and Mary E. Collins, on 15 Aug 1909 in Wilmington, New Castle, DE.1 2 (Bessie Margaret Sellers was born on 4 Feb 1892 in Duncannon, Perry, PA,7 10 died on 16 Oct 1910 in Coatesville, Chester, PA 1 2 11 and was buried on 19 Oct 1910 in Coatesville: Fairview Cemetery, Chester, PA 7 11.)


Robert next married Martha Adella Trumbower, daughter of Elias F. Trumbower and Ida L. Rettew, on 25 Apr 1914 in , Chester, PA.1 (Martha Adella Trumbower was born on 14 Apr 1883 in , , PA,1 12 died on 18 Jun 1917 in Coatesville, Chester, PA 1 12 and was buried on 21 Jun 1917 in Coatesville: Fairview Cemetery, Chester, PA 12 13.)


Robert next married Mary Anna Gregg, daughter of Joseph N. Gregg and Sarah A., on 7 Apr 1920 in Coatesville, Chester, PA.1 3 (Mary Anna Gregg was born on 1 Apr 1887 in , Cecil, MD 3 14 and died on 30 Sep 1980 in Salisbury Twp., Lancaster, PA 15 16.)


Sources


1 Records of Nancy Eitnier, a descendant.

2 Daily Local News, Chester County, PA (West Chester, Chester County, PA), October 17, 1910. Obituary of Mrs. Robert Beacher (Bessie Zealars).

3 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VF9Q-C2P Edward E. Beecher and Mary A. Richards, 1920.

4 The News Journal (Wilmington, Delaware), 6 May 1960, page 10, Obituary of Mrs. Parris Beecher.

5 1900 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Chester County, Coatesville, Series: T623 Roll: 1393 Page: 213.

6 Daily Local News, Chester County, PA (West Chester, Chester County, PA), March 13, 1969. Obituary of Edward E. Beecher.

7 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1966. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Certificate 99023: Bessie Margaret Beecher. Father Frederick O. Sellers, mother Mary Collins.

8 1920 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MFTY-SLL Catharine Beecher in entry for Paris Beecher, 1920.

9 1940 United States Census, Year: 1940; Census Place: Caln, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: T627_3464; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 15-4.

10 1900 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M37Q-ZN6 Bessie G Sellers in household of F O Sellers, Penn Township, Perry, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet 2A, family 21, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1241451.

11 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=36143916.

12 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1966. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Certificate 63682, Martha Adella Beecher. Father Elias Trumbower, mother Ida L. Rettew.

13 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=36144433.

14 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VF9W-Q3F George V. Richards and Mary Anna Gregg, 1909.

15 U.S. Social Security Death Index, SSN 195-44-3170 Mary Beecher b. 1 Apr 1887 d. Sep 1980.

16 Lancaster Register of Wills and Marriages (Lancaster, PA) (http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/897/Search-Probate-Records), Mary A. Beecher d. 30 Sep 1980 Salisbury Twp.



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