Elias Yount Beecher
Martha Stoner Grube
William Penn Beecher
Bertha May Shirk
Florence Beatrice Beecher


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1. Harry Eckert Harsh Jr.
2. Earl Benjamin Hershey

Florence Beatrice Beecher 1 2 3 4

  • Born: 1 Mar 1907, Leola, Lancaster, PA 1 4 5
  • Marriage (1): Harry Eckert Harsh Jr.
  • Marriage (2): Earl Benjamin Hershey about 1972
  • Died: 18 Jan 2002, Lititz, Lancaster, PA at age 94 4 6
  • Buried: Ephrata: Mohler Cemetery, Lancaster, PA 4

   Another name for Florence was Florence Beatrice Becher.1

   FamilySearch ID: LRQR-HLJ.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1910 in Upper Leacock Twp., Lancaster, PA. 1 Jacob E. Becher, cigar maker, 36, was married for 13 years to wife Christiana, 33. She had birthed one child by 1910: Lester Paul, 12. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

Next door is William Penn Becher, 24, married for 3 years to wife Bertha May, 25. She had birthed one child: Florence Beatrice, 3. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

2. Census in 1920 in Upper Leacock Twp., Lancaster, PA. 2 William P. Beecher, carpenter, 34, was living with wife Bertha M., 36; Florence B., 12; Leon E., 9; William J?, 5; and thelma M., 2 year 8 months when the census was recorded on 10 Jan 1920. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

3. Obituary: Intelligencer Journal: obituary: Florence B. Hershey, 94, seamstress on 19 Jan 2002 in Lancaster, Lancaster, PA. 6 Florence Beatrice Harsh Hershey, 94, of 68 St. John Circle, Luther Acres, Lititz, formerly of Ephrata and Leola, died unexpectedly Friday morning at home. She was under a doctors care. Mrs. Hershey retired in 1972 after 32 years as a seamstress at the Rosenau Co., Ephrata. She belonged to Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity Of Ephrata, where she was a former church school teacher and member of the Lutheran Church Women. She was a member of Cloister 406, Order of the Eastern Star, where she belonged to the choir. She was a member of Golden Years Club of Ephrata and Lititz Senior Citizens. She was a graduate of Upper Leacock High School and attended Wolf Institute of Music. Bom in Leola, she was a daughter of the late William and Bertha Shirk Beecher. She and her husband, Earl B. Hershey,, were married 33 years. Her first husband, Harry E. Harsh Jr., died in 1966. Surviving besides her husband are a son, Donald B., married to Mary R. Risk Harsh of Malvern; a stepson, Fred G., married to Katie McKenzie Hershey of Ephrata; three sisters, Thelma M. Killian of Dover R3, Dorothy E. Riley of Orangevale, Calif., and Mary, married to Eugene Minnich of Columbia; two grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; four greatgrandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.

Florence married Harry Eckert Harsh Jr. (Harry Eckert Harsh Jr. was born on 17 Feb 1907 in Bareville, Lancaster, PA,7 died on 2 Feb 1966 in Ephrata, Lancaster, PA 7 and was buried in Ephrata: Mohler Cemetery, Lancaster, PA 7.)

Florence next married Earl Benjamin Hershey about 1972. (Earl Benjamin Hershey was born on 21 Jul 1909 in Monterey, Lancaster, PA 8 and died on 10 Mar 2002 in Ephrata, Lancaster, PA 8.)


1 1910 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Upper Leacock Township, Series: T624 Roll: 1355 Page: 46.

2 1920 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Upper Leacock Township, Series: T625 Roll: 1585 Page: 96.

3 Lancaster New Era (Lancaster, PA), 18 Dec 1989, page 16. Obituary of William Beecher.

4 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/106799724.

5 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Birth Certificates, 1906-1914, Certificate 33564.Florence Beatrice Beecher.

6 Intelligencer Journal (Lancaster, PA), 19 Jan 2002, page 13. Obituary of Florence Beecher Hershey.

7 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/106799715.

8 Intelligencer Journal (Lancaster, PA), 12 Mar 2002, page 20. Obituary of Earl Hershey.

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