Peter Hoover
Emma Cecelia Peters
Gertrude E. Hoover


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1. Samuel Meryl Beecher Jr.

Gertrude E. Hoover 1 2 3

  • Born: 29 May 1918, Wheatfield Township, Perry, PA, USA 1 4
  • Marriage (1): Samuel Meryl Beecher Jr.
  • Died: 6 Dec 1987, Dover Twp., York, PA at age 69 1 4
  • Buried: 9 Dec 1987, Dover: Suburban Memorial Gardens, York, PA 1

   FamilySearch ID: 9SJM-2XC.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1920 in Wheatfield Township, Perry, PA, USA. 5 The 1920 census recorded Peter Hoover, engineer oil plant, 46, living with wife Emma S., 46; Helen M., 13; Peter E., 10; son Styles F., 8; Stewart W., 7; Walter E., 6; Mildred E., 4 years 3 months; and Gertrude L., 1 year 8 months old when the census was recorded on 15 Jan 1920. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

2. Census in 1940 in Monaghan Twp., York, PA. 6 The 1940 census recorded Samuel M. Beecher, punch machine operator at an ice machine company, 25, living with his wife, Gertrude E. Beecher, 22. They were born in Pennsylvania. In 1935 Samuel was living at Lemoyne, Cumberland county, Pennsylvania and Gertrude was in York.

3. Newspaper: Harrisburg Telegraph: "Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Beecher, Dillsburg R. D. 2, announce the birth of a son on February 24 at the Seidle Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Beecher was Miss Gertrude Hoover, Duncannon.", 27 Feb 1941, Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 2

4. Census in 1950 in Dover Twp., York, PA. 7 The 1950 census recorded on Carlisle Pike: Samuel Beecher, production forman at York. Corp., 34, living with wife Gertrude, 32; and son Garry Lee, 8. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

5. Residence: 3753 Carlisle Rd., Dover, Pennsylvania, 17315 on 6 Dec 1987 in Dover, York, PA. 8 9

6. Obituary: York Dispatch: obituary of Gertrude E. Beecher on 7 Dec 1987 in York, York, PA. 9 Gertrude E. Beecher; Dover resident

DOVER -- Mrs. Gertrude E. Beecher, 69, of 3753 Carlisle Road died at 3:55 a.m. Sunday at York Hospital.
She was the wife of Samuel M. Beecher.
Mrs. Beecher was born in Duncannon, Perry County, a daughter of the late Emma Hoover.
Survivors include:
A son -- Gary L. Beecher, 2340 Blackberry Road.
A granddaughter.
A brother -- Stewart Hoover, Fort Wayne, Ind.
Vieweing will be 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Scott B. Emig Funeral Home, 47 N. Queen St.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Officiating will be the Rev. Herbert D. Wierback.
Burial will be in Surburban Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, York County Council, 301 E. Market St., York, Pa. 17403; or to Dover Assembly of god, 4780 Carlisle Road, Dover, Pa. 17315.

7. Newspaper: York Daily Record, 28 Feb 1991, York, York, PA. 10 Auditing Notice, Orphans' Court Division
BEECHER - The First and Final account of Gary Lee Beecher, Executor of the Last Will and Testament of Gertrude E. Beecher, late of Dover Township, York County, Pennsylvania, deceased (67-90-0182)
BEECHER - The First and Final account of Gary Lee Beecher, Executor of the Last Will and Testament of Samuel M. Beecher, Jr., a/k/a Samuel M. Beecher, late of Dover Township, York County, Pennsylvania, deceased (67-909-0030)

Gertrude married Samuel Meryl Beecher Jr., son of Samuel Meryl Beecher Sr. and Flora Belle Galbraith. (Samuel Meryl Beecher Jr. was born on 13 May 1915 in Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA,3 11 12 13 died on 31 Dec 1989 in Dover, York, PA 3 12 13 and was buried on 3 Jan 1990 in Dover: Suburban Memorial Gardens, York, PA 3 13.)


1 Find A Grave,

2 Harrisburg Telegraph (Harrisburg, PA), 27 Feb 1941, page 2.

3 York Daily Record (York, PA), 2 Jan 1990, obituary of Samuel M. Beecher Jr.

4 U.S. Social Security Death Index, Gertrude Beecher, December 1987; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

5 1920 United States Census, Year: 1920; Census Place: Wheatfield, Perry, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1613; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 145; Image: 870.

6 1940 United States Census, Samuel M Beecher, 1940.

7 "1950 United States Census," Samuel Beecher.

8, United States Public Records Index, Gertrude E Beecher, 01 Jan 1996-01 Jan 2004.

9 The York Dispatch (York, PA), 7 Dec 1987, obituary of Gertrude E. Beecher.

10 York Daily Record (York, PA), 28 Feb 1991, page 39.

11 1920 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg Ward 8, Series: T625 Roll: 1558 Page: 239.

12 Social Security Death Index.

13 Find A Grave,

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