John Simon Beecher
Carrie Irene Gilbert
Francis Wayne Woods
Mary Minerva Clouse
Herman David Beecher
Anna Laura Woods
Jean Irene Beecher


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Jean Irene Beecher 1 2 3

  • Born: 12 Jun 1924, Monroe Twp., Cumberland, PA 1 3 4
  • Died: 20 May 2006, East Pennsboro Twp., Cumberland, PA at age 81 1 3 4
  • Buried: 24 May 2006, Camp Hill: Rolling Green Cemetery, Cumberland, PA 3 4

   FamilySearch ID: L6WZ-NCT.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Newspaper: Harrisburg Telegraph: Shiremanstown, April 19 -- Mr. and Mrs. Herman D. Beecher and Miss Jean Beecher entertained Mr. and Mrs. Owen Baughman, Elizabeth Baughman, John Baughman, and Claire Baughman, of Brandtsville., 19 Apr 1929, Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 5

2. Census in 1930 in Shiremanstown, Cumberland, PA. 6 The 1930 census recorded Herman D. Beecher, 30, living with wife Anna L., 30; and daughter Jean I., 5. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

3. Newspaper: Harrisburg Telegraph: Shiremanstown Notes, 15 Jan 1931, Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 7 Mr. and Mrs. Herman D. Beecher, and daughter Jean L. Beecher, visited at Centerville with Mr. and Mrs. John Beecher, Sr., and at Newville with Mrs. Mary Wood and family.

4. Newspaper: Harrisburg Telegraph: "Mrs. Herman D. Beecher and daughter, Jean Beecher, visited for several days with Mrs. Beecher's mother, Mrs. Mary Wood and other relatives at Newville.", 6 Jun 1931, Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 8

5. Newspaper: Evening News: Shiremanstown: Jean Irene Beecher, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman D. Beecher, is celebrating her eighth birthday today. She is amember of Miss Portia Best's class of the United Brethren Sunday School and attends Daily Vacation Bible School., 11 Jun 1932, Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 9

6. Census in 1940 in Wormleysburg, Cumberland, PA. 6 The 1940 census recorded living at 12 S. Second Street: Herman D. Beecher, laborer building supply company, 40, living with wife Anna L., 40; and daughter Jean I., 15. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

7. Newspaper: Evening News: Ninety-one members are in the senior class at Lemoyne High School. Members of the class are...Jean Irene Beecher, 20 May 1942, Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 10

8. Census in 1950 in Camp Hill, Cumberland, PA. The 1950 census recorded Herman D. Beecher, carpenter for supply company, 50, living with wife Anna L., 50; and daughter Jean I., revenue clerk for Bell Telephone Co., 25. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

9. Residence: on 19 Jul 1988 in East Pennsboro Twp., Cumberland, PA. 2

10. Obituary: Carlisle Dailey Sentinel: obituary of Jean I. Beecher on 23 May 2006 in Carlisle, Cumberland, PA. 4 Jean I. Beecher, 81, of Camp Hill, died Saturday, May 20, 2006, in the Beverly Health Care Center, East Pennsboro Township.

Miss Beecher was born on June 12, 1924, in Monroe Township, Cumberland County, the daughter of the later Herman D. and Anna Woods Beecher.

She was a 1942 graduate of the former Lemoyne High School and a retired employee of the Bell Telephone Co.

She was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Wormleysburg and belonged to the Bell Telephone Pioneers. She enjoyed traveling.

She is survived by several cousins.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, in the Musselman Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 324 Hummel Ave., Lemoyne. A viewing will be held from 1 p.m. Wednesday until the time of services in the funeral home. Burial will be in Rolling Green Memorial Park, Lower Allen Township.

Memorial contributions may be made to her church, P.O. Box 259, Lemoyne, PA 17042.


1 U.S. Social Security Death Index, Jean I Beecher, 20 May 2006; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

2 The Sentinel (Carlisle, PA) (, 21 Jul 1988, page 10. Obituary of Herman D. Beecher.

3 Find A Grave,

4 Carlisle Daily Sentinel (Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania), 23 May 2006, obituary of Jean I. Beecher.

5 Harrisburg Telegraph (Harrisburg, PA), 19 Apr 1929, page 9.

6 1930 United States Census, Herman D Beecher, Shiremanstown, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0044, sheet , family 19, NARA microfilm publication .

7 Harrisburg Telegraph (Harrisburg, PA), 15 Jan 1931, page 8.

8 Harrisburg Telegraph (Harrisburg, PA), 6 Jun 1931, page 15.

9 Harrisburg Evening News, Harrisburg, PA, 11 Jun 1932, page 12.

10 Harrisburg Evening News, Harrisburg, PA, 20 May 1942, page 27.

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