Paris Epler Beecher
(1825-1909)
Rebecca Guth
(1832-1895)
William Bupp
(1843-1917)
Mary Ann Smith
(1851-1909)
Thomas Howard Beecher
(1868-1937)
Minnie May Bupp
(1872-1949)
William Ross Beecher
(1896-1969)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Florence May Briggs

William Ross Beecher 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

  • Born: 14 Aug 1896, Seven Valleys, York, PA 4 7 9 10 11 12
  • Marriage (1): Florence May Briggs on 2 Oct 1915 in York, York, PA 1
  • Died: 17 Feb 1969, York, York, PA at age 72 4 7 9 12 13
  • Buried: 20 Feb 1969, Seven Valleys: Mount Prospect Cemetery, York, PA 4 7

   Another name for William was William Russell Beecher.9 10

   FamilySearch ID: LDHM-Y81.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. He has conflicting birth information of Both his WWI and WWII draft have 17 Aug 1896, but death certificate & Social Security have 14 Aug 1896., 17 Aug 1896 and Seven Valleys, York, PA. 2

2. Census in 1900 in North Codorus Twp., York, PA. 10 The 1900 census recorded Howard Beecher, cigar maker, 32, born Apr 1868,, living with wife Minnie M., 28, Jan 1872; Lettie M., 6, Nov 1893; William R., 4, Aug 1895; and Mary R., 1, Oct 1898. Minnie had given birth to 5 children by 1900, and 3 were still alive.

3. Census in 1910 in York, York, PA. 14 The 1910 census recorded renting at 114 Park Alley: Thomas H. Beecher, cigar maker in cigar factory, 41, living with wife Minnie M., cigar maker in cigar factory, 38; son William N., 13; and daughter Mary R., 11. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania. Thomas and Minnie were married for 20 years and had birthed 7 children and 3 were alive in 1910.

4. Occupation: Poole Engineering Co., Woodberry, Md. On 3 Jun 1918 in Woodberry, Baltimore, MD. 11

5. Residence: 307 Clifford Ave, Ardmore, Pa. On 3 Jun 1918 in Ardmore, Montgomery, PA. 11

6. Census in 1920 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 15 The 1920 census recorded renting at 5209 Park Heights Ave: William Beecher, foreman machine shop, 23, living with wife Florence, 30. They and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

7. Residence: 512 S. George St., York, Pa on 20 May 1921 in York, York, PA. 16

8. Census in 1930 in York, York, PA. 17 The 1930 census recorded at renting at 596 Princess Street: Wm. R. Beecher, foreman safe works, 34, living with wife Florence M., 39; and son Wm J. Beecher, 7. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

9. Residence: 594 W. Princess St., York, Pa. Was given when he signed as informant on his father's death certificate. On 27 Dec 1937 in York, York, PA. 5 18

10. Census in 1940 in York, York, PA. 19 The 1940 census recorded William R. Beecher, 43, living with wife Florence, 50; and son William J., 17. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

11. Occupation: York Safe and Lock Co., Loucks Mill Rd., York, Pa. On 26 Apr 1942 in York, York, PA. 2

12. Residence: 182 Broad St., Hallam, Pa. On 26 Apr 1942 in Hallam, York, PA. 2

13. Residence: on 6 Sep 1947 in Hallam, York, PA. 6

14. Census in 1950 in Hallam, York, PA. 20 The 1950 census recorded at 182 S. Broad Street: William R. Beecher, glass worker at glass window factory, 53, living with wife Florence M., 60.

15. Residence: 182 Broad St., Hallam, Pa. On 16 Jan 1950 in Hallam, York, PA. 21

16. Cause of Death: pulmonary edema due to acute myocardial infarction, 17 Feb 1969, York, York, PA. 7

17. Occupation: glass woker on 17 Feb 1969 in Hellam Twp., York, PA. 7

18. Residence: 182 Broad St., Hellam PA on 17 Feb 1969 in Hellam Twp., York, PA. 7

19. Obituary: Gazette and Daily: obituary of William Beecher on 18 Feb 1969 in York, York, PA. 22 William Russell Beecher, 72, husband of Mrs. Florence Briggs Beecher, 182 Broad street, Hallam, died yesterday at 12:45 p.m. at York hospital. He was an employe of Rudy Glass Company Inc., and member of St. Paul's United Methodist church, Hallam, and York Lodge 213, Benevolent Protective Order of Elks. Born in Seven Valleys, he was the son of the late T. Howard and Minnie Bupp Beecher. Surviving also are a son, William J. Beecher, 911 South Russell street; two sisters, Mrs. Lettje Zimmermann, Lancaster; and Mrs. Harry E. Kottcamp, 519 West Market street. The funeral will be Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Robert F. Koller Funeral Home, 2000 West Market street, with interment in Mt. Postpect Cemetery, Seven Valleys. Rev. Chester L McCullough, his pastor, assisted by Rev. Lewis Kline, his former pastor, will officiate.

20. Obituary: Intelligencer Journal: obituary of William R. Beecher on 19 Feb 1969 in Lancaster, Lancaster, PA. 13 William R. Beecher, 72, Hellam, died Monday at 12:45 p.m. in the York Hospital after a brief illness.
He was employed as a stained glass mechanic for the Rudy Glass Co. Born in Seven Valley, a son of the late Howard and Minnie Bupp Beecher, he was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Hellam; and Elks Lodge 213, York.
Surviving are his wife, Florence Griggs Beecher; a son, William J., York; and two sisters, Mrs. Lettie Zimmerman, Lancaster; and Mrs. Harry Kottcamp, York.


William married Florence May Briggs, daughter of Jesse William Briggs and Margaret Jameson, on 2 Oct 1915 in York, York, PA.1 (Florence May Briggs was born on 9 Jun 1889 in York, York, PA,8 9 23 24 died on 7 Apr 1970 in Spring Garden Twp., York, PA 8 9 23 25 and was buried on 10 Apr 1970 in Seven Valleys: Mount Prospect Cemetery, York, PA 8 23 25.)


Sources


1 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VF3C-FG4 William H. Beecher and Florence May Briggs, 02 Oct 1915; citing , York, Pennsylvania, United States; FHL microfilm 1287399.

2 FamilySearch.org, United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VQFZ-NLQ William Ross Beecher, 1942; citing ARC identifier 563728, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C; FHL microfilm 2243664.

3 York Daily Record (York, PA), 16 Jul 2014. Obituary of William J. Beecher.

4 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=132882872.

5 The Gazette and Daily (York, PA) (York, York, Pennsylvania.), 28 Dec 1937, page 5. Thomas H. Beecher Removed By Death.

6 York County History Center (250 E Market St, York, PA 17403 https://www.yorkhistorycenter.org/), Hershey-Beecher newspaper clipping in the library's Beecher surname file, newspaper name not cited.

7 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 021976-69 William R. Beecher b. 14 Aug 1896 d. 17 Feb 1969 York PA father T Howard Beecher mother Minnie M Dupp spouse Florence M Beecher.

8 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 43688 Florence M. Beecher b. 9 Jun 1889 PA d 7 Apr 1970 Spring Garden PA father Jesse Briggs mother Margaret Jamison spouse William R Beecher.

9 Genealogy Research conducted by Bruce Franklin Beacher Ph.D. (1919-2004), Letter from William Jesse Beecher, 1/28/1979.

10 1900 United States Census, Year: 1900; Census Place: North Codorus, York, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1502; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 0167; FHL microfilm: 1241502.

11 United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K6VV-DCF William R Beecher, 1917-1918; citing Delaware County no 1, Pennsylvania, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509, FHL microfilm 1877945.

12 U.S. Social Security Death Index, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VS2D-22N null, Feb 1969; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

13 Intelligencer Journal (Lancaster, PA), 19 Feb 1969, page 6. Obituary of William R. Beecher.

14 1910 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MGC5-SLK Thomas H Beecher, York Ward 4, York, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 118, sheet 11A, family 270, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1375448.

15 1920 United States Census, Year: 1920; Census Place: Baltimore Ward 27, Baltimore (Independent City), Maryland; Roll: T625_669; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 458; Image: 391.

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 52173, Infant Beecher. Father W B Beecher, mother Florence Briggs.

17 1930 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XHCX-4C4 Wm J Beecher in household of Wm R Beecher, York, York, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0108, sheet 7B, family 178, NARA microfilm publication T626.

18 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.), Death Certificate 120242. T. H. Beecher. Father Paris E. Beecher. Mother Rebecca Good.

19 1940 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KQW7-JL2 William J Beecher in household of William R Beecher, Ward 9, York City, York City, York, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 67-133, sheet 9A, family 260.

20 "1950 United States Census," https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6X1M-Z9SW William R. Beecher Hallam PA.

21 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Veteran Compensation Applications, WWII, 1950, Application of William J. Beecher. Online image 1366.

22 The Gazette and Daily (York, PA) (York, York, Pennsylvania.), 18 Feb 1969, page 30. Obituary of William Beecher.

23 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=132882946.

24 1900 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M3HH-4FF Florence M. Briggs in household of Jesse Briggs, York city Ward 5, York, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet 11B, family 226.

25 The Gazette and Daily (York, PA) (York, York, Pennsylvania.), 9 Apr 1970, page 12. Obituary of Florence Briggs Beecher.



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