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)
Norman Beecher
(1888-1942)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Nettie Mae Steigelman

Norman Beecher 1 3 4 5 6 7

  • Born: 28 Dec 1888, Coatesville, Chester, PA 1 2 3 5 8
  • Marriage (1): Nettie Mae Steigelman on 10 Dec 1910 in Wagontown, Chester, PA 1 2 3
  • Died: 12 May 1942, Lancaster, Lancaster, PA at age 53 1 4 5 9
  • Buried: 14 May 1942, Lancaster: Mellinger Mennonite Cemetery, Lancaster, PA 5 8

   Another name for Norman was Norman Beacher.10

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1900 in Coatesville, Chester, PA. 10 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: on 10 Dec 1910 in Wagontown, Chester, PA. 3

3. Census in 1920 in Lancaster, Lancaster, PA. 11 Norman Beecher, laborer contracting, 31, was living with wife Nettie, 34; and Lenora, 1. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

4. Census in 1930 in Lancaster, Lancaster, PA. 12 The 1930 census recorded renting at 520 Rockland Street: Norman Beecher, laborer city, 41, living with wife Nettie M., 44; Lenora M., 11; Edith C., 5; and Stella M., 1. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

5. Census in 1940 in Lancaster, Lancaster, PA. 13 The 1940 census recorded renting at 463 Pershing Avenue: Norman Beecher, pipe layer WPA pipeline project, 51, living with wife Nettie N., 54; Edith C., 15; and Stella M., 11. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania and living in the same place in 1935.

6. Cause of Death: acute dilation of heart due to cardiac asthma, 12 May 1942, Lancaster, Lancaster, PA. 5

7. Occupation: W.P.A. On 12 May 1942 in Lancaster, Lancaster, PA. 5

8. Residence: 463 Pershing Ave, Lancaster, Pa. On 12 May 1942 in Lancaster, Lancaster, PA. 5

9. He has conflicting burial information of 14 May 1942 and Coatesville: Fairview Cemetery, Chester, PA. 9

10. Obituary: Daily Local News on 15 May 1942 in West Chester, Chester, PA. 4 Norman Beecher. At his home in Lancaster, Tuesday, Norman Beecher passed away following three months of illness. He was 53 years old and death was due to a heart condition. The deceased was born in Coatesville, the son of the late Paris and Elizabeth Beecher. He is survived by his wife, the former Nettie Steigelman, and three daughters, Eleanora M., wife of Charles M. Myers, of Lancaster; Edith, wife of Raymond Wenger, of Lancaster, and Stella M., at home. The following sisters and brothers also survive: Mrs. Mary Chambers, Lancaster; Ruth, wife of Charles Jackson, of Chester, and Edna, Nora, James, Roberts and Joseph, all of Coatesville.


Norman married Nettie Mae Steigelman, daughter of Omer Franklin Steigelman and Elizabeth Mae Frankford, on 10 Dec 1910 in Wagontown, Chester, PA.1 2 3 (Nettie Mae Steigelman was born on 21 Feb 1886 in Landis Valley, Lancaster, PA,1 3 7 died on 18 Mar 1960 in Lancaster, Lancaster, PA 1 7 14 15 and was buried on 21 Mar 1960 in Lancaster: Mellinger Mennonite Cemetery, Lancaster, PA 7 14.)


Sources


1 Records of Nancy Eitnier, a descendant.

2 Chester County Archives, Pennsylvania, http://www.chesco.org/DocumentCenter/View/1726.

3 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VF9Q-FP9 Norman Beecher and Nettie Steighelman, 10 Dec 1910; citing Marriage, Pennsylvania, county courthouses, Pennsylvania; FHL microfilm 556688.

4 Daily Local News, Chester County, PA (West Chester, Chester County, PA), May 15, 1942. Obituary of Norman Beecher.

5 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.), Death Certificate 46272. Norman Beecher. Father Paris Beecher. Mother Elizabeth ___. Spouse Nettie ___.

6 Lancaster Intelligencer Journal Newspaper (Lancaster, Lancaster County, PA), 15 Dec 2005, page 3. Obituary of Edith C. Wenger.

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.), Death Certificate 27239. Nettie M. Beecher. Father Homer Steighelman. Mother Elizabeth ?. Spouse Norman Beecher. Informant Willie Danlinger.

8 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=71559587.

9 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=36144408.

10 1900 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Chester County, Coatesville, Series: T623 Roll: 1393 Page: 213.

11 1920 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lancaster Ward 7, Series: T625 Roll: 1584 Page: 90.

12 1930 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XHQQ-GDX Norman Beecher, Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0061, sheet 14A, family 269, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 2057.

13 1940 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KQFG-R9H Norman Beecher, Ward 7, Lancaster, Lancaster City, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 36-75, sheet 15B, family 329.

14 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=71559538.

15 Pennsylvania Department of Health, Pennsylvania, Death Indices (Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records, New Castle, PA, 16103. Online at http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/public_records/20686 .), 1960. Beecher, Nettie M., age 74, died Lancaster, 18 Mar 1960, death certificate 027239.



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