Herbert Sylvester Beecher
Mae Ellen Hampton
James W. Shaw
"Mamie" Mary Gaukel
Harold Sylvester Beecher Sr.
Myrtle Shaw
Harold Sylvester Beecher Jr.


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Harold Sylvester Beecher Jr. 1 2 3

  • Born: 18 Jan 1940, West Chester, Chester, PA 1 4
  • Died: 6 Jul 2002, Exton, Chester, PA at age 62 1 2 4
  • Buried: Broomall: Glenwood Memorial Gardens, Delaware, PA

   FamilySearch ID: L6BK-QRF.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1950 in Chester, Delaware, PA. 5 The 1950 census recorded at 244 E. Chestnut Street: Harold S. Beecher, dispatcher for electric company, 39, living with wife Myrtle, 37; Harold S. Jr., 9; and Carol, 3. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

2. Residence: 244 E. Chestnut St., West Chester, PA on 28 Feb 1950 in West Chester, Chester, PA. 6

3. Residence: 106 S Valley Rd, Paolia, PA 19301 in 1993 in Paoli, Chester, PA. 7

4. Residence: 106 S. Valley Rd, Paoli, PA 19301 in 2002 in Paoli, Chester, PA. 8

5. Obituary: Daily Local News on 8 Jul 2002 in West Chester, Chester, PA. 1 2 Harold S. Beecher, Jr., 62, of Paoli (PA) died Saturday, July 6, 2002, at New Seasons of Exton. Born in Coatesville (PA), he was the son of the late Harold S. Sr. and Myrtle Shaw Beecher.

He graduated from West Chester High School in 1958 and served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1958 to 1963. Harold received a bachelor's degree from Shippensburgh University in 1968 and his master's degree from Widener University in 1977. At the time of his death, he was self-employed as an accountant and business owner.

He was a founding member of the Currency Club of Chester County and held numerous leadership positions in coin, currency and stamp organizations. Mr. Beecher is survived by two sisters, Carol Brown of Forksville (PA) and Nancy Christy of West Chester.

Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Glenwood Memorial Gardens, Broomall (PA).


1 Records of John W. Jackson, grandson of Mae Ellen Hampton Beecher and John T. Jackson, Email 2 Jul 2008.

2 Daily Local News, Chester County, PA (West Chester, Chester County, PA), 7/8/2002 Obituary of Harold S. Beecher Jr.

3 "Homer Funeral Home (Dushore, PA)," https://www.homerfuneralhome.com/obituary/3323374 obituary of Carol A. (Beecher) Brown.

4 U.S. Social Security Death Index, Harold S. Beecher, b. 18 Jun 1840, d. 6 Jul 2002.

5 "1950 United States Census," https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6X1M-9DHY Harold S Beecher Chester PA.

6 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Veteran Compensation Applications, WWII, 1950, Harold Sylvester Beecher.

7 Ancestry.com, U.S., Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 1 (Ancestry.com), Harold S. Beecher b. 18 Jun 1840, residence 1993 Paoli PA.

8 Ancestry.com, U.S., Index to Public Records, 1994-2019, Harold S. Beecher, b. Jun 1940, residence 2006 Paoli, PA.

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