Benjamin Franklin Beacher Jr.
Bertha Priscilla Snyder
John A. Horan
Carrie Mae Reisenweaver
Benjamin Donald Beacher
Margaret Elizabeth Horan
Douglas Boyd Beacher


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1. Mary Eileen Hoag

2. Wilma Carol Pierce

Douglas Boyd Beacher 2 3

  • Born: 18 Feb 1947, Williamsport, Lycoming, PA 2
  • Marriage (1): Mary Eileen Hoag
  • Marriage (2): Wilma Carol Pierce on 26 Feb 1977 in Cherry Hill, Camden, NJ 1

   FamilySearch ID: LF2L-GNT.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Occupation: data processing consultant and wrestling coach. 2

2. Residence: on 12 Apr 1950 in Salladasburg, Lycoming, PA. 4

3. Residence: in Thorndale, Chester, PA. 2

4. Census in 1950 in Salladasburg, Lycoming, PA. 5 The 1950 census recorded B. Donald Beacher, district manager at electric supply company, 36, living with wife Margaret E., 35; Beverly Ann, 13; Dennis, 8; Duane, 5; Douglas, 3; and Darryl, 1. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

5. Newspaper: Delaware County Daily Times: photo of Doug Beacher, 24 Sep 1957, Chester, Delaware, PA. 6 (photo of Doug Beacher at bowling alley)
CAPTION: 'IF THE SHOE FITS' -- Doug Beecher, 10, of 856 West av., Springfield, won the pair of bowling shoes he's shown trying on here. Fact is, it was discovered that 20 boys could wear this particular pair of shoes. But Doug won 'em with his high bowling score of 93 in an event sponsored by bowling program of Springfield Athletic Assn.
Two Bowling Leagues Made Up of 137 Boys
SPRINGFIELD -- The 137 boys in the SAA bowling school have been divided into two leagues of 10 teams each and will begin their team play next Saturday. The boys received their final instruction lessons and completed their practice sessions at the Stoney Creek Park Bowling Alleys last Saturday.
It was at this same session of the bowling school that Doug Beecher, 10, won a pair of bowling shoes in a Cinderella contest. Twenty boys, whose feet fit the size 4 shoes, were eligible for the contest, but Beecher won the shoes since his score of 93 was the highest.
All the other boys in the school had a chance to win another pair of shoes in a lucky number contest. Randy Young won this prize.

6. He was educated at Gettysburg College in 1969 in Gettysburg, Adams, PA. 7

7. Newspaper: York Dispatch: Wrestler Doug Beacher, 10 Dec 1970, York, York, PA. 8 The York YMCA wrestling team opens its 1970-71 Mason-Dixon YMCA League season Friday night.... The 126-pound division will be handled by Gettysburg College grad Doug Beacher, a former regional champion at Springfield High School.

8. Residence: on 27 Jun 1973 in Fairfield, Adams, PA. 9

9. Newspaper: Wilmington Star-News: Beacher-Starnes Wedding, 5 Mar 1977, Wilmington, New Hanover, NC. 1 Beacher-Starnes

St. Michael's Lutheran Church, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, was the setting Saturday, Febraury 26, for the marriage of Wilma Pierce Starnes and Douglas Boyd Beacher. Officiating at the ceremony was the Rev. Richard Overcash.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Z. C. Pierce of Wilmington. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. B. Donald Beacher of Springfield, Pa.

Mrs. Karen Knoblauch served as the matron of honor. Mr. Darryl Beacher and Mr. Duane Beacher served as their brother's best man and usher.

A reception followed at the Sheraton Poste Inn, Mr. and Mrs. Beacher now honeymooning in Curacao, will reside in Palmyra, N.J.

The bride is a computer programmer for a data processing firm in Cherry Hill, N.J. The groom is a systems analytst and manager in the same firm.

10. Residence: on 5 Mar 1977 in Cherry Hill, Camden, NJ. 1

Douglas married Mary Eileen Hoag.

Douglas next married Wilma Carol Pierce, daughter of Zollie Carol Pierce and Margaret Shepard, on 26 Feb 1977 in Cherry Hill, Camden, NJ.1 (Wilma Carol Pierce was born on 19 Mar 1949 in , New Hanover, NC 10 11.)


1 Wilmington Star-News (Wilmington, Hanover, North Carolina.), 5 Mar 1977, page 26. Beacher-Starnes Wedding. Online at

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

3 Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, PA), 21 Aug 2002, page B-8. Death of Margaret E. Beacher.

4 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "FamilySearch," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 16 Nov 2022), entry for Douglas Boyd Beacher, person ID LF2L-GNT.

5 "1950 United States Census," B Donald Beacher.

6 Delaware County Daily Times (Chester, PA), 24 Sep 1957, page 26.

7 Delaware County Daily Times (Chester, PA), 10 Jul 1969, page 13.

8 The York Dispatch (York, PA), 10 Dec 1970, page 51.

9 Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, PA), 27 Jun 1973, page 5.

10, U.S. Public Records Index (Original data: Voter Registration Lists, Public Record Filings, Historical Residential Records, and Other Household Database Listings.), Volume 1.

11, North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000, Wilma Carol Pierce, 1949.

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