William Blair Davidson
Grace Velva Hartman
Margaret C. Davidson


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1. Harold Raymond Beecher Sr.

Margaret C. Davidson 1 2 3 4 5 6

  • Born: 18 Feb 1924, Penn Twp., Cumberland, PA 6 7 8
  • Marriage (1): Harold Raymond Beecher Sr.
  • Died: 24 Jun 2017, Newville, Cumberland, PA at age 93 6 8
  • Buried: Newville: Centerville Memorial Park, Cumberland, PA 6

   Another name for Margaret was Peg Davidson.1 9

   FamilySearch ID: LF2L-YB4.

  Noted events in her life were:

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

2. Newspaper: Shippensburg News-Chronicle: "Mr. and Mrs. Harold Beecher and daughters Peggy Ann and Nancy Lee spent Thanksgiving day with Grace Davidson.", 2 Dec 1949, Shippensburg, Cumberland, PA. 10

3. Census in 1950 in Penn Twp., Cumberland, PA. 11 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.

4. Residence: on 15 Jan 1974 in Dickinson, Cumberland, PA. 4

5. Residence: on 7 Oct 1989 in Dickinson, Cumberland, PA. 5

6. Obituary: The Sentinel: obituary of Margaret C. Beecher on 26 Jun 2017 in Carlisle, Cumberland, PA. 8 Margaret C. Beecher, age 93 of Newville, passed away on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born Monday, February 18, 1924 in Penn Township, the child of the late William Blair and Velva Grace (Hartman) Davidson.
She was a graduate of Shippensburg High School. She was a member of the Centerville Lutheran Church and she was also a member of the American Business Women's Association. Margaret was fond of gardening and bowling. She loved having friends and family at the house and feeding everyone that visited.
She is survived by her daughters, Margaret Ann Clifford and Nancy Lee Widney, sons, Thomas Blair Beecher, Daniel Ray Beecher and John Allan Beecher, her 19 grandchildren, her 18 great-grandchildren, and 19 great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Raymond Beecher, her sons, Harold Raymond Beecher, Jr. and Michael Edward Beecher and sister, Charlotte Gebhart.
Professional services are entrusted to Dugan Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., Shippensburg. A memorial service to honor her life will be held at 3 PM on Friday, June 30, 2017 at the Centerville Lutheran Church, 1874 Walnut Bottom Road, Newville. A visitation will be held from 1 PM until time of services.
Memorial contributions may be made to your local SPCA or the American Cancer Society by visiting www.cancer.org. Friends may express online condolences at www.DuganFH.com.

Margaret married Harold Raymond Beecher Sr., son of John Raymond Beecher and Verna Eldema Moore. (Harold Raymond Beecher Sr. was born on 12 Aug 1922 in Walnut Bottom, Cumberland, PA,1 12 13 14 died on 22 Aug 2003 in Carlisle, Cumberland, PA 1 12 13 14 and was buried in Newville: Centerville Memorial Park, Cumberland, PA 12 13 14.)


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

2 ObitsForLife.com, Obituary of Michael "Mike" E. Beecher http://www.obitsforlife.com/obituary/351578/Beecher-Michael.php.

3 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 22708. Harold R. Beecher. Father Harold R. Beecher. Mother Margaret C. Davidson.

4 The Sentinel (Carlisle, PA) (www.cumberlink.com), 16 Jan 1974, page 3. Obituary of Grace Davidson.

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

6 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/254092823.

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

8 The Sentinel (Carlisle, PA) (www.cumberlink.com), http://cumberlink.com/lifestyles/announcements/obituaries/margaret-c-beecher/article_8d7d5ee4-9407-5861-a112-c412626720cf.html Obituary of Margaret C. Beecher 26 Jun 2017.

9 Clary Memorial Funeral Home, https://www.clarymemorialfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Bradley-Beecher/#!/Obituary.

10 Shippensburg News-Chronicle (Shippensburg, Cumberland, Pennsylvania.), 2 Dec 1949, page 14.

11 "1950 United States Census," Harold Beecher, Penn Township.

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

13 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=108755660.

14 Centerville Memorial Park Cemetery (Newville, Cumberland, Pennsylvania.), http://files.usgwarchives.net/pa/cumberland/cemeteries/penncentervillemem.txt.

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