John Raymond Beecher
Verna Eldema Moore
William Blair Davidson
Grace Velva Hartman
Harold Raymond Beecher Sr.
Margaret C. Davidson
Margaret Ann Beecher


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1. James Bascom Clifford Jr.

Margaret Ann Beecher 1 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 23 Sep 1941, , Cumberland, PA 6
  • Marriage (1): James Bascom Clifford Jr. on 3 Sep 1961 in Centerville, Cumberland, PA 1

   Another name for Margaret was Peggy Ann Beecher.7 8

   FamilySearch ID: LF2L-Y21.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. 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. 7

2. Census in 1950 in Penn Twp., Cumberland, PA. 9 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.

3. Newspaper: The Sentinel: Margaret Ann Beecher J. B. Clifford To Wed, 27 Jul 1961, Carlisle, Cumberland, PA. 5 ----
Margaret Ann Beecher J. B. Clifford To Wed
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Beecher, Dickinson, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Miss Margaret Ann Beecher, to James B. Clifford, Jr. son of Mr. and Mrs. James B. Clifford, Sr., Los Angeles.
Miss Beecher is a graduate of the Big Spring High School, Class of 1959, and of the Joan-Lee Beauty School. She is employed at Charlotte's Beauty Shoppe.
Her fiance, who served four years in the Air Force, is employed at Keysone Masonry Co., Newville.
A September wedding is planned.

4. Newspaper: The Sentinel: Bridal Shower for Peggy Beecher, 21 Aug 1961, Carlisle, Cumberland, PA. 8 A bridal shower was held at the home of Mrs. Harold Beecher on Monday evening in honor of Miss Peggy Ann Beecher. Those present were Mrs. Vera Barrick. Mrs. Caroline Walker, Mrs. Charles Hoover, Mrs. Lulu Stitt, Mrs. Nev-in LeDane, Linda and Kathy Miss Ella Beecher, Mrs. Leonara Stouffer, Mrs. Mac Hoover, Karen Ann Hoover, Vonnie Hoover, Mrs. Peggy Hoover, Mrs. John Beecher, Mrs. Lynn -Beecher, Mrs. John Deutch, Mrs. Joan Ashburn, Theodore Gebhart, Mrs. Reed, Mrs. Jack Nye, Mrs. Eva Snoke, Mrs. Caroline Shearer, Miss Joan Barr, Mrs. Harold Beecher and Mike, Tom and Danny, Grace Davidson.

5. Newspaper: The Sentinel: Centerville: Miss Margaret Ann Beecher and James Clifford Jr. were married in the Lutheran Church on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. by Rev. Laverne Strangle., 7 Sep 1961, Carlisle, Cumberland, PA. 1

6. Newspaper: The Sentinel: Births: Born to Mr. and Mrs. James (Margaret Beecher) Clifford Jr., RD1, Newville, a boy., 3 Sep 1962, Carlisle, Cumberland, PA. 10

7. Newspaper: Valley Times-Star: Births: Mr. and Mrs. James B. (Margaret Beecher) Clifford Jr., Newville R.D. 1, a boy, April 15., 19 Apr 1967, Newville, Cumberland, PA. 11

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. 12

9. Residence: in 2011 in Newville, Cumberland, PA. 3

Margaret married James Bascom Clifford Jr. on 3 Sep 1961 in Centerville, Cumberland, PA.1 The marriage ended in divorce before 1986. (James Bascom Clifford Jr. was born on 6 Jul 1939 in Lomita, Los Angeles, CA,13 14 died on 23 Nov 2019 in Carlisle, Cumberland, PA 13 and was buried on 27 Nov 2019 in Carlisle: Westminster Memorial Gardens, Cumberland, PA 13.)


1 The Sentinel (Carlisle, PA) (, 7 Sep 1961, page 10. Marriage of James Clifford Jr. and Margaret Ann Beecher.

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

3, Obituary of Michael "Mike" E. Beecher

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

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

6, U.S., Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 2, Margaret Clifford b. 23 Sep 1941, residence Carlisle, PA.

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

8 The Sentinel (Carlisle, PA) (, 21 Aug 1961, page 2.

9 "1950 United States Census," Harold Beecher, Penn Township.

10 The Sentinel (Carlisle, PA) (, 3 Sep 1962, page 2. Births.

11 The Valley Times-Star (Newville, PA), 19 Apr 1967, page 3.

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

13 Find A Grave,

14 and, California Birth Index, 1905-1995, James Bascom Clifford, b. 6 Jul 1939 Mother's Maiden Name: Secora Birth County: Los Angeles.

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