John Jacob Beacher Jr.
(1840-1915)
Angeline Ocum
(1845-1918)
Jacob Hepner
(1841-1910)
Lavina Weller
(1847-1922)
Thomas Franklin Beacher Sr.
(1874-1948)
Agnes May Hepner
(1877-1936)
Lillian May Beacher
(1898-1969)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. William Reese Opie
2. John Joseph Curley Sr.

3. John Joseph Sullivan Jr.

Lillian May Beacher 3 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

  • Born: 6 May 1898, New Castle Twp., Schuylkill, PA 3 5 6 11 15
  • Marriage (1): William Reese Opie on 5 Apr 1915 in Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA 1 2 3
  • Partnership (2): John Joseph Curley Sr.
  • Marriage (3): John Joseph Sullivan Jr. on 11 Nov 1919 in Pottsville: First United Church of Christ, Schuylkill, PA 3 4
  • Died: 16 Nov 1969, Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA at age 71 9 11 14 15
  • Buried: 20 Nov 1969, Schuylkill Haven: Schuylkill Memorial Park, Schuylkill, PA, USA 11 14 15

   FamilySearch ID: 9C6N-2HW.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1900 in East Norwegian Twp., Schuylkill County, PA. 6 The 1900 census recorded renting at 18 South Nicholas Street: Agnes Beacher, 23, born Feb 1877, living with son John, 4, Oct 1896; and daughter Lillian, 2, May 1898. Agnes had been married 4 years and birthed 3 children, 2 alive in 1900. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

2. Census in 1910 in New Castle Twp., Schuylkill, PA. 5 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.

3. Newspaper: Reading Times: "Pottsville: Three weddings are recorded at the First Reformed Church during the past week. William R. Opie and Miss Lillian Beacher, both of Shamokin, left on a brief honeymoon trip and will remain in Shamokin.", 14 Apr 1915, Reading, Berks, PA. 17

4. Fact: Since her marriage record to John Sullivan in 1919 mentions Lillian was married once, and there is a record of her marriage in 1915 to William Opie, one can conclude she never married John Curley Sr., the father of her first child John Curley Jr., 17 Apr 1917, Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA.

5. Residence: 413 Fairview St., Pottsville, PA on 5 Jun 1917 in Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 18

6. She was divorced on 19 Feb 1918 in , Wayne, MI. 2 On Lillian's marriage record to John Sullivan is this note: Date of divorce of former husband: Feb 19, 1918. "Copy of divorce exhibited, cause desertion. Granted in the Circuit Court of the County of Wayne, State of Michigan. Copy made and seal of Thos. S. Farrell, Register in Chauncey."

7. Residence: At the time her first son John Curley died Lillian was living with her father Thomas Beacher at 806 N 3rd St., Pottsville, PA on 24 Oct 1918 in Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 12

8. Occupation: factory worker on 11 Nov 1919 in Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 3

9. Residence: on 11 Nov 1919 in Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 3

10. Newspaper: Daily Republican: Sullivan-Beacher, 12 Nov 1919, Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 19 At the First Reformed parsonage, 903 W. Market St., at eight o'clock on Tuesday evening, Miss Lillian Beacher and John J. Sullivan, both young people of this city, were united in marriage by Rev. L. M. Fetterolf.

11. Census in 1920 in Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 20 The 1920 census recorded renting at 717 Fairview Street: John J. Sullivan, laborer steam railroad, 20, living with wife Lillian, operator knitting mill, 21. They and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

12. Census in 1930 in Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 21 The 1930 census recorded at 421 Spring Garden Street: John Sullivan, laborer colliery, 38, living with wife Lillian, 36; June, 9; John, 8; Robert, 6; and Lillian, 4. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

13. Census in 1940 in Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 22 The 1940 census recorded renting a home at 531 Harrison Streeet: John Sullivan, coal miner, 39, living with wife Lillian, 41; John, 18; Robert, 16; Lillian, 14; and Geraldine, 8. Also in the home is a daughter Joan with surname Thorpe, 19. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania and lived in the same house in 1935.

14. Residence: on 16 Nov 1948 in Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 13

15. Cemetery: in Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA in 1950. 23 The 1950 census recorded at 531 Harrison Street: John J. Sullivan, brewery laborer, 49, living with wife Lillian May, 51, and daughter Geraldine, 18. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

16. Newspaper: Pottsville Republican, 25 Apr 1950, Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 24 Mr. and Mrs. Harry Beacher, St. Clair; Harold Beacher, Diener's Hill; Mrs. John Sullivan and son, John, Mrs. William Lloyd and Mrs. Harold Caloway, all of Pottsville, attended the funeral of Mrs. Charles Felty in Phila., Monday. Mrs. Felty was a sister to Mr. Harry Beacher.

17. Residence: on 7 Feb 1965 in Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 10

18. Cause of Death: arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease due to diabetes mellitus, 16 Nov 1969, Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 15

19. Residence: 531 Harrison St., Pottville, PA on 16 Nov 1969 in Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 15

20. Obituary: Pottsville Republican: obituary of Mrs. John J. Sullivan on 17 Nov 1969 in Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 14 Mrs. Lillian Sullivan, wife of John J. Sullivan of 531 Harrison St., died Sunday in Pottsville Hospital. She had been a patient five days.
She was born in New Castle, a daughter of the late Thomas and Agnes (Hepner) Beacher. She was a member of First United Church of Christ, Pottsville; and the Adult Fellowship.
Surviving, in addition to her husband, are children, John L. Sullivan, Pottsville; Robert J. Sullivan. Levittown; June, wife of Robert Portland, Levittown; Lillian, wife of Frank Valent, and Geraldine, wife of Paul Stoudt, both of Pottsville; a brother, Charles Beacher, Detroit, Mich.; sisters, Caroline, wife of Harold Callaway, Pottsville; Mrs. Cora Lloyd, Deer Lake; 19 grandchildren.
Funeral Thursday afternoon from the First United Church of Christ, Pottsville. Rev. Chester Brachman, officiating. Interment Schuylkill Memorial Park. Morgan Home for Funerals has charge.


Lillian married William Reese Opie, son of James Phillips Opie and Annie Jeremiah, on 5 Apr 1915 in Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA.1 2 3 The marriage ended in divorce on 19 Feb 1918. (William Reese Opie was born on 15 Aug 1894 in Shamokin, Northumberland, PA 1 25 and died on 21 Jan 1950 in Erin Twp., Macomb, MI 25.)


Lillian had a relationship with John Joseph Curley Sr., son of Patrick Michael Curley and Mary E. Merideth. (John Joseph Curley Sr. was born on 25 Nov 1895 in Ashland, Schuylkill, PA 18.)


Lillian next married John Joseph Sullivan Jr., son of John Joseph Sullivan Sr. and Ellie Koons, on 11 Nov 1919 in Pottsville: First United Church of Christ, Schuylkill, PA.3 4 (John Joseph Sullivan Jr. was born on 17 Jul 1900 in Girardville, Schuylkill, PA,3 26 27 28 29 died on 6 Nov 1972 in Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA 9 27 29 and was buried on 10 Nov 1972 in Schuylkill Haven: Schuylkill Memorial Park, Schuylkill, PA, USA 9 29.)


Sources


1 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.

2 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KMC1-VBP John J Sullivan and Lillian Beacher, 11 Nov 1919; citing , Schuyl, Pennsylvania, United States; FHL microfilm 2131499.

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

4 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013, Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 506. PA -> Schuylkill -> Pottsville -> First United Church of Christ.

5 1910 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, New Castle Township, Series: T624 Roll: 1417 Page: 212.

6 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.

7 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KMZZ-3QN Frank James Valent and Lillian Doris Sullivan, 21 Aug 1947; citing Marriage, Pennsylvania, county courthouses, Pennsylvania; FHL microfilm 2,134,214.

8 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KMZZ-X7P John L Sullivan and Mary Louise Leahy, 28 Aug 1948; citing Marriage, Pennsylvania, county courthouses, Pennsylvania; FHL microfilm 2,134,215.

9 Pottsville Republican (Pottsville, PA), 7 Nov 1972, obituary of John L Sullivan.

10 Port Huron Times Herald, 8 Feb 1965, page 13. Obituary of John J. Beacher.

11 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/140905344.

12 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates. Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Certificate 129584. John Curley b. 17 Apr 1917 in Pottsville, PA d. 24 Oct 1918 in Pottsville, PA. Father John Curley, mother Lilian Beacher born in New Castle, PA.

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

14 Pottsville Republican (Pottsville, PA), 17 Nov 1969 page 12. Obituary of Mrs. John J. Sullivan.

15 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates. Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Certificate 113700 Lillian May Sullivan b. 6 May 1898 New Castle Twp PA d. 16 Nov 1969 Pottsville PA father Thomas Beacher mother Agnes Hepner spouse John Sullivan.

16 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates. Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Certificate 42674 John L. Sullivan b. 18 Nov 1921 d. 4 Apr 1970 Pottsville father John L. sullivan mother Lillian Beacher spouse Mary Louise Ball Sullivan.

17 Reading Times (Reading, PA) (Reading, Berks, Pernnsylvania.), 14 Apr 1915, page 3. Three Pottsville Couples Made Happy at First Reformed Parsonage.

18 United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K6KP-D3D John Joseph Curley, b.28 Nov 1895; citing Schuylkill County no 5, Pennsylvania.

19 Pottsville Republican (Pottsville, PA), 12 Nov 1919, page 7. Sullivan-Beacher.

20 1920 United States Census, Year: 1920; Census Place: Pottsville Ward 5, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1651; Page: 23A; Enumeration District: 97; Image: 927.

21 1930 United States Census, Year: 1930; Census Place: Pottsville, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2146; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 0092; Image: 843.0; FHL microfilm: 2341880.

22 1940 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KQ6C-1NW, John Sullivan, Ward 5, Pottsville, Pottsville City, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 54-117, sheet 7B, family 142, NARA digital publication of T627, roll 3605.

23 "1950 United States Census," https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6XBT-4KYK John J Sullivan, Pottsville, PA.

24 Pottsville Republican (Pottsville, PA), 25 Apr 1950, page 6. Funeral of Mrs. Charles Felty.

25 FamilySearch.org, Michigan Death Certificates, 1921-1952, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KFQS-NNK William Reese Opie, 1950.

26 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KMZZ-3QN John J Sullivan in entry for Frank James Valent and Lillian Doris Sullivan, 21 Aug 1947; citing , Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States; FHL microfilm 2134214.

27 U.S. Social Security Death Index, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JP6S-ZY6 John Sullivan SSN 179-09-7509.

28 Ancestry.com, U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947 (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), John Joseph Sullivan b. 17 Jul 1900.

29 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/140905304.



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