John Simon Beecher
Carrie Irene Gilbert
Charles Eyster Moore
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John Raymond Beecher
Verna Eldema Moore
Harold Raymond Beecher Sr.


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Harold Raymond Beecher Sr. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

  • Born: 12 Aug 1922, Walnut Bottom, Cumberland, PA 1 3 5 16
  • Marriage (1): Margaret C. Davidson
  • Died: 22 Aug 2003, Carlisle, Cumberland, PA at age 81 1 3 5 16
  • Buried: Newville: Centerville Memorial Park, Cumberland, PA 3 5 16

   FamilySearch ID: L6W8-47K.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1930 in Penn Twp., Cumberland, PA. 17 The 1930 census recorded owning a $2000 home: John R. Beecher, sheet metal tinner, 32, living with wife Verna E. 31; daughter Evenley G., 9; and sons Harold R., 7, and Lynn K., 5. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

2. Census in 1940 in Penn Twp., Cumberland, PA. 18 The 1940 census recorded John Beecher, roofing tinsmith, 42, living with wife Verna, 41; daughter Evelyn, presser in dress factory, 20; son Harold, 17; son Lynn, 15; son Donald, 3. Also in the home is a lodger: Nevin Le Dane, 19. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

3. Residence: on 22 Mar 1946 in Centerville, Cumberland, PA. 6

4. Census in 1950 in Penn Twp., Cumberland, PA. 19 The 1950 census recorded Harold Beecher, carpenter, 28, living with wife Margaret, 26; daughter Margaret A., 8; and daughter Nancy L., 6. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

5. Residence: on 27 Jul 1961 in Dickinson, Cumberland, PA. 20

6. Residence: on 8 Mar 1964 in Dickinson, Cumberland, PA. 10

7. Newspaper: The Sentinel: deed transfers - estate of Verna Moore Beecher, 24 May 1972, Carlisle, Cumberland, PA. 21 ---
Deed Transfers
Evelyn B. LePane. and Harold R. Beecher, Evelyn B. LeDane and C. Nevin LeDane, Harold R. and Margaret Beecher, Donald R. and Viola Beecher, and Lynn K. and Geraldine Beecher to Harold R. and Margaret Beecher, $500, .401 acres, Centerville, Penn Township. ---
Evelyn B. LeDane and Harold R. Beecher, Evelyn B. LeDane and C. Nevin LeDane, Harold R. and Margaret Beecher, Donald R. and Viola Beecher, and Lynn K. and Geraldine Beecher to Charles N. and Evelyn B. LeDane, $1, bt, Penn Township.
Evelyn B. LeDane and Harold R. Beecher, Evelyn B. and C. Nevin LeDane, Harold R. and Margaret Beech, Donard R. and Viola Beecher, and Lynn K. and Geraldine Beecher, to Charles N. and Evelyn B. LeDane, $300, tract, Penn Township.

8. Newspaper: Valley Times-Star: Mr. and Mrs. James Clifford and sons, Carlisle, spent Sunday with Mrs. Clifford's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Beecher. Other Sunday visitors at the Beecher home were Mr. and Mrs. Roger Hoover and family, Newville., 25 Jul 1973, Newville, Cumberland, PA. 22

9. Residence: on 15 Jan 1974 in Dickinson, Cumberland, PA. 9

10. Residence: on 21 Apr 1979 in Dickinson, Cumberland, PA. 14

11. Residence: on 7 Oct 1989 in Dickinson, Cumberland, PA. 12

12. Residence: on 26 Jan 1991 in Centerville, Cumberland, PA. 4

13. Obituary: The Sentinel on 23 Aug 2003 in Carlisle, Cumberland, PA. 1 Harold R. Beecher, 81, of 1884 Walnut Bottom Road, Newville, died Friday, Aug. 22, 2003, in Carlisle Regional Medical Center.
Born Aug. 12, 1922, in Walnut Bottom, he was a son of the late John R. and Verna E. Beecher.

Mr. Beecher was an Army veteran of World War II and a retired carpenter who worked for the Charley-Roger Construction Co., Newville, for more than 20 years.

He was a member of the Newville Failor-Wagner American Legion Post 421 and a charter member of the Penn Township Volunteer Fire Company. He enjoyed hunting and the outdoors.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Margaret "Peg" C. (Davidson) Beecher of Newville; four sons, Michael E. Beecher and Daniel R. Beecher, both of Shippensburg, Thomas B. Beecher of Newville and John A. Beecher of Carlisle; two daughters, Margaret A. Clifford of Newville and Nancy L. Widney of Orrstown; a brother, Donald Beecher of Carlisle; a sister, Evelyn LeDane of Pine Grove; 16 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a son, Harold R. Beecher Jr.; a grandson, Justin Beecher; and a brother, Lynn Beecher.
Memorial services with military honors provided by Cumberland County Honor Squad will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, with the Rev. Carol Bowman officiating.

Burial will be in Centerville Memorial Park, Penn Township.

There will be no viewing or visitation.

Memorial contributions may be made to Shippensburg Historical Society, 52 W. King St., Shippensburg, PA 17257 or to the American Diabetes Association, 3544 N. Progress Ave., Suite 202, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

Harold married Margaret C. Davidson, daughter of William Blair Davidson and Grace Velva Hartman. (Margaret C. Davidson was born on 18 Feb 1924 in Penn Twp., Cumberland, PA,23 24 25 died on 24 Jun 2017 in Newville, Cumberland, PA 24 25 and was buried in Newville: Centerville Memorial Park, Cumberland, PA 25.)


1 Carlisle Daily Sentinel (Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania), 23 Aug 2003, Obituary of Harold R. Beecher.

2, Obituary of Michael "Mike" E. Beecher

3 Find A Grave,

4 The Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) (Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania.), 26 Jan 1991, obituary of Lynn K. Beecher.

5 Centerville Memorial Park Cemetery (Newville, Cumberland, Pennsylvania.),

6, 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 22708. Harold R. Beecher. Father Harold R. Beecher. Mother Margaret C. Davidson.

7 Shippensburg News-Chronicle (Shippensburg, Cumberland, Pennsylvania.), 29 Mar 1955, page 6. Births.

8 Shippensburg News-Chronicle (Shippensburg, Cumberland, Pennsylvania.), 26 Mar 1946, page 2.

9 The Sentinel (Carlisle, PA) (, 16 Jan 1974, page 3. Obituary of Grace Davidson.

10 The Sentinel (Carlisle, PA) (, 9 Mar 1964, page 6. Obituary of John R. Beecher.

11 The Valley Times-Star (Newville, PA), 15 Sep 1960, page 3. Beecher - Hoover Are Married.

12 The Sentinel (Carlisle, PA) (, 9 Nov 1989, page 12. Kingery - Beecher Wedding.

13 The Sentinel (Carlisle, PA) (, 19 Nov 1981, page 6. Obituary of Justin Thomas Beecher.

14 The Sentinel (Carlisle, PA) (, 16 May 1979, page 9. Kyner-Beecher.

15 Clary Memorial Funeral Home,!/Obituary.

16 National Cemetery Administration, U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006, Harold R Beecher.

17 1930 United States Census, John R Beecher Penn Townshp Cumberland Co PA.

18 1940 United States Census, Donald Beecher in entry for John Beecher, 1940.

19 "1950 United States Census," Harold Beecher, Penn Township.

20 The Sentinel (Carlisle, PA) (, 27 Jul 1961, page 5. Margaret Ann Beecher J. B. Clifford to Wed.

21 The Sentinel (Carlisle, PA) (, 24 May 1972, page 3.

22 The Valley Times-Star (Newville, PA), 25 Jul 1973, page 2.

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

24 The Sentinel (Carlisle, PA) (, Obituary of Margaret C. Beecher 26 Jun 2017.

25 Find A Grave,

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