Elias Yount Beecher
(1847-1941)
Martha Stoner Grube
(1851-1927)
William Penn Beecher
(1885-1957)
Bertha May Shirk
(1883-1966)
Leon E. Beecher
(1910-1944)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Esther Mae Bushman

Leon E. Beecher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

  • Born: 29 Nov 1910, Upper Leacock Twp., Lancaster, PA 1 2 6
  • Marriage (1): Esther Mae Bushman
  • Died: 18 Aug 1944, Susquehanna Twp., Dauphin, PA at age 33 6 8
  • Buried: 21 Aug 1944, Lancaster: Mellinger Mennonite Cemetery, Lancaster, PA 6

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1920 in Upper Leacock Twp., Lancaster, PA. 1 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.

2. Census in 1930 in Lancaster, Lancaster, PA. 4 The 1930 census recorded William Beecher, 43, living with wife Bertha M., 45; Leon E., 19; William J., 15; Thelma M., 12; Dorothy E., 8; Betty M., 4; and William's father, Elias Y., 84. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

3. Residence: 17 N. Jefferson, Lancaster, Pa. On 18 Mar 1931 in Lancaster, Lancaster, PA. 5

4. Census in 1940 in Lancaster, Lancaster, PA. 9 The 1940 census recorded William P. Beecher, 55, living with wife Bertha M., 56; Leon E., 29; William J., 25; Dorothy E., 19; Mary, 15; and William's father, Elias Y., 93. Also in the home is granddaughter Shirley Ann Beecher, 1. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

5. Cause of Death: Leon died at Harrisburg State Hospital of pulmonary tuberculosis, 18 Aug 1944, Susquehanna Twp., Dauphin, PA. 6

6. Occupation: factory worker on 18 Aug 1944 in Susquehanna Twp., Dauphin, PA. 6

7. Residence: 634 S. Plum St., Lancaster, Pa. On 18 Aug 1944 in Susquehanna Twp., Dauphin, PA. 6


Leon married Esther Mae Bushman. (Esther Mae Bushman was born on 5 Jan 1912 in , Lancaster, PA 10 and died on 23 May 1983 in Lancaster, Lancaster, PA 10 11.)


Sources


1 1920 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Upper Leacock Township, Series: T625 Roll: 1585 Page: 96.

2 1920 United States Census, "United States Census, 1920," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M613-Z6J William P Beecher, , Lancaster, Pennsylvania; citing enumeration district (ED) , sheet 5B, family 96.

3 Lancaster Intelligencer Journal Newspaper (Lancaster, Lancaster County, PA), Obituary for Nancy Retallack, Jun 19, 2008.

4 1930 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XHQ7-X81 Elias Y Beecher in entry for William Beecher, 1930.

5 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates. Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 31087. Mary Beecher. Father Leon Beecher. Mother Esther Bushman.

6 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates. Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 71215. Leon Beecher. Father William Beecher. Mother Bertha Shirk.

7 Lancaster New Era (Lancaster, PA), 27 Aug 1955, page 5. Miss Beecher Married To D. B. Retallack.

8 Pennsylvania Department of Health, Pennsylvania, Death Indices (Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records, New Castle, PA, 16103. Online at http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/public_records/20686 .), Death Certificate 71215, Leon Beecher.

9 1940 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KQFP-MJP William P Beecher, Ward 7, Lancaster, Lancaster City, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 36-77, sheet 7B, family 140.

10 U.S. Social Security Death Index, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JPD6-H3Y null, May 1983; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

11 Lancaster Register of Wills and Marriages (Lancaster, PA) (http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/897/Search-Probate-Records), File 1984-0617 Esther M. Beecher d. 23 May 1983.



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