John Jacob Beacher Sr.
(1812-After 1880)
Angeline Eisenhuth
(1815-1885)
Daniel Ocum
(Abt 1817-Bef 1860)
Mary A. Miller
(Abt 1818-)
John Jacob Beacher Jr.
(1840-1915)
Angeline Ocum
(1845-1918)
Thomas Franklin Beacher Sr.
(1874-1948)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Agnes May Hepner

Thomas Franklin Beacher Sr. 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

  • Born: 23 Feb 1874, Ringtown, Schuylkill, PA 1 10 12 13 16
  • Marriage (1): Agnes May Hepner on 26 Aug 1895 in Camden, Camden, NJ 1 2 3
  • Died: 16 Nov 1948, Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA at age 74 12 13 20 21
  • Buried: 20 Nov 1948, Saint Clair: Odd Fellows Cemetery, Schuylkill, PA 12 13 21

  Noted events in his life were:

1. He appeared on the census in 1880 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 22 Jacob was recorded in the 1880 Census as John J. Deacher, 41, miner, living with his wife Angeline, 34; Mary E., 12; Thomas F., 6; and Catherine A., 4. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

2. Newspaper: Philadelphia Inquirer: MARRIED. BEACHER-HEPNER.-- August 26, 1895, by Rev. G. W. Finlaw, pastor of Stratford M. E. Church, Camden, N. J., Mr. Thomas F. Beacher to Miss Agnes May Hepner, both of Broad Mountain, Pa., 9 Oct 1895, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 3

3. Occupation: laborer on 28 Mar 1908 in New Castle, Schuylkill County, PA. 23

4. He appeared on the census in 1910 in New Castle Twp., Schuylkill, PA. 1 Thomas Beecher, miner, 36, was married for 15 years to wife Agnes, 32. She had birthed 8 children, 7 alive in 1910. With them: John J., 13; Lillian M., 11; Charles, 8; Edna, 5; Carrie E., 3; Agnes I., 2; and Sara L., 8 months old when the census was recorded on 21 Apr 1910. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

5. Residence: in 1915 in Shamokin, Northumberland, PA. Shamokin, Pennsylvania, City Directory, 1915
Thomas F. Beacher
29 Bear Valley Ave. Occupation: laborer.

6. Residence: 1917 Pottsville City Directory: Beacher, Thomas F., laborer, h 806 N 3d in 1917 in Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 24

7. Military Draft: 12 Sep 1918, Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 10 World War I Draft Registration Card 3282
Thomas Franklin Beacher
806 N 3rd St., Pottsville, Schyl Pa.
Age: 44 Date of Birth: Feby 23, 1874
Occupation: coal picker
Employer: Phila & Rdg Coal Co.
Eagle Hill Colliery, Blythe Twp Schyl Pa.
Nearest relative: Agnes May Beacher (wife)
806 N 3rd Pottsville Schyl Pa.
Height: Medium Build: Medium Eyes: Brown Hair: Brown

8. Occupation: pipe fitter at steel mill on 11 Nov 1919 in Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 6

9. He appeared on the census in 1920 in Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 25 The 1920 census recorded owning a home at 806 North Third Street: Thomas Beecher, pipefitter in steel mill, 45, living with wife Agnes, 42; daughter Carrie, 13; daughter Cora, 10; daughter Agnes, 11, son Charles, 17; and mother [Mrs.] Jacob Heffner,widow, 72. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

10. He appeared on the census in 1930 in Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 26 The 1930 census lists Thomas Beacher, 56, living with wife Agnes, 53; daughter Agnes, 22, and son-in-law William Lloyd, 28 and his wife, Cora Beacher Lloyd, 27.

11. He appeared on the census in 1940 in Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 27 The 1940 census recorded at 806 N. 3rd in Pottsville: Thomas Beacher, father in law, age 6, living in the household of William Lloyd, 37, married for 8 years to Cora, age 30. Obviously the census taker wrote the wrong age for Thomas, 6 instead of 66, since Thomas was born in 1874. William and Cora have a daughter, Shirley, age 3. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. William is a fire man in an iron factory; Thomas is unable to work.

12. Residence: 806 N. 3Rd St., Pottsville, PA on 27 Apr 1942 in Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 28

13. Residence: Pottsville City Directory: Beacher Thomas F. H 806 N 3d in 1945 in Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 29

14. Cause of Death: Thomas died at Pottsville Hospital due to generalized arterio-sclerosis, 16 Nov 1948, Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 13

15. Obituary: Pottsville Republican: obituary of Thomas Beecher on 16 Nov 1948 in Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 21

16. Occupation: retired pipe fitter, Eastern Steel Mill on 16 Nov 1948 in Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 13

17. Residence: 806 N. Second St., Pottsville, Pa. On 16 Nov 1948 in Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 13


Thomas married Agnes May Hepner, daughter of Jacob Hepner and Lavina Weller, on 26 Aug 1895 in Camden, Camden, NJ.1 2 3 (Agnes May Hepner was born in Feb 1877 in New Castle, Schuylkill County, PA,1 30 31 32 died on 27 Sep 1936 in Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA 31 32 33 and was buried on 1 Oct 1936 in Saint Clair: Odd Fellows Cemetery, Schuylkill, PA 31 32.)


Sources


1 1910 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, New Castle Township, Series: T624 Roll: 1417 Page: 212.

2 New Jersey, Marriages, 1678-1985 (www.FamilySearch.org), https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FZ22-VT5 Thomas F. Beacher and Agnes M. Hepner, 26 Aug 1895.

3 Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.), 9 Oct 1895, page 9. Beacher-Hepner Married.

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

5 Genealogy Research conducted by Bruce Franklin Beacher Ph.D. (1919-2004), Letter from Albert Horrox in 1980.

6 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KMC1-VBT Marriage of Lillian Beacher to John Sullivan.

7 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KMCY-82Z Marriage of William R Opie and Lillian Beacher, 1915.

8 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KMZS-6S5 Marriage William J Lloyd and Cora Beacher, 1927.

9 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KMZ9-TYH Harold J Calloway and Caroline Grace Beacher, 1925.

10 WWI Civilian Draft Registrations, Registration State: Pennsylvania; Registration County: Schuylkill; Roll: 1926601; Draft Board: 5.

11 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 Number 239586. Edna Beacher.

12 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=132929920.

13 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 99820. Thomas Beacher. Father Jacob Beacher. Mother Angeline Okum. Spouse Agnes Hepner.

14 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 45179. Agnes T. Messina. Father Thomas Beacher. Mother Agnes Hepner. Spouse Charles Messina.

15 Ancestry.com, Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952 (Original data: Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867–1952. Michigan Department of Community Health, Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics.), County File # 373998. State # 82 65773. Charles B. Beacher and Loraine Reutter.

16 Ancestry.com, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.), SSN 164182436 Thomas Franklin Beacher. Father Jacob Beacher. Mother Angeline.

17 Ancestry.com, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.), SSN 193505578, Caroline Grace Callaway, father Thomas Beacher, mother Agnes Hefner.

18 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Birth Records, 1906-1909 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Birth certificates, 1906–1909. Series 11.89 (50 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Birth Certificate 132957 Caroline Grace Beacher, father Thomas Franklin Beacher, mother Agnes May Hepner.

19 The Miners Journal (Pottsville, PA), 31 Aug 1895, page 1.

20 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 .), Death Certificate 99820, Thomas Beacher.

21 Pottsville Republican (Pottsville, Schuylkill County, PA), 16 Nov 1948, page 18. Obituary of Thomas Beecher.

22 1880 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MWV4-FQ6 John J. Deacher, Shenandoah, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet 50B, family 0.

23 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Birth Records, 1906-1909 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Birth certificates, 1906–1909. Series 11.89 (50 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Certificate 48625. Agnes Thelma Beacher b. 28 Mar 1908.

24 Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, 1917 Pottsville City Directory, printed page 81, online image 34.

25 1920 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M6Y1-QBY Thomas Beecher, , Schuylkill, Pennsylvania; citing enumeration district (ED) , sheet 3A, family 63.

26 1930 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XH41-B85 Thomas Beacher, Pottsville, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania; citing enumeration district (ED) 0092, sheet 3B, family 56.

27 1940 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KQ6C-R8B William Lloyd, Ward 5, Pottsville, Pottsville City, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 54-114, sheet 6A, family 103.

28 FamilySearch.org, United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J49R-BKS John Jacob Beacher, 1942.

29 Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, 1945 Pottsville City Directory, page 32. Online image 19.

30 1900 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M343-TRW Agnes Beacher, ED 140 East Norwegian Township St. Clair borough Ward North & Middle, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet 27B, family 521.

31 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 86878. Mrs. Agnes Beecher. Father Jacob Hepner. Mother Lavinia Miller.

32 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=132929979.

33 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 .), Beacher, Agnes, death certificate 86878, died Pottsville 27 Sep 1936.



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