Elias Yount Beecher
Martha Stoner Grube
William Penn Beecher
Bertha May Shirk
Thelma M. Beecher


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1. Harold M. Killian Sr.

Thelma M. Beecher 1 2 3

  • Born: 27 Apr 1917, Leola, Lancaster, PA 1 3
  • Marriage (1): Harold M. Killian Sr.
  • Died: 12 Feb 2006, York, York, PA at age 88 2 3
  • Buried: Salunga: Salunga Mennonite Cemetery, Lancaster, PA, USA 2 3

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1920 in Upper Leacock Twp., Lancaster, PA. 1 3 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. 3 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. Obituary: Lancaster Intelligencer Journal: obituary of Thelma M. Killian on 14 Feb 2006 in Lancaster, Lancaster, PA. 2 3 Thelma M. Killian, 88 of 4945 Lewisberry Rd., Dover, Pa. died on Sunday at Manor Care North in York. She was the wife of the late Harold M. Killian, Sr., who died in 1973. Born in Leola, Pa., she was the daughter of the late William and Bertha Shirk Beecher, Sr. She was of the Lutheran faith. She was a member of AARP and enjoyed sewing, baking and working in her garden. Surviving is a son: Harold M. Killian, Jr. of Mount Joy and a daughter: Geraldine, wife of Robert Sweitzer of York; two sisters: Dorothy Riley of California and Mary Minnich of Columbia; and the following grandchildren: Brian and David Nace, both of York, Michael Killian of Wrightsville, Donna J. Cataldi of Dover, Lori Stover of York, Kimberly Killian of Bainbridge, and Karen Kauffman of Columbia; and 17 great- grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son: Donald M. Killian; a grandson: David Killian; two brothers: William and Leon Beecher; and a sister: Florence Hershey. Funeral Services for Thelma will be held from the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Inc., 519 Walnut St., Columbia, Pa. on Thursday, February 16, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Mark S. Kopp officiating. Interment will follow in Salunga Mennonite Cemetery. Friends may call at the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Inc. on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. The family requests that flowers be omitted. Memorials in Thelma's memory may be made to a Charity of one's choice.

Thelma married Harold M. Killian Sr. (Harold M. Killian Sr. was born on 10 Sep 1912 in , , Pennsylvania, USA,5 died in Dec 1973 in , Lancaster, PA 2 5 and was buried in Salunga: Salunga Mennonite Cemetery, Lancaster, PA, USA 5.)


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

2 Lancaster Intelligencer Journal Newspaper (Lancaster, Lancaster County, PA), 14 Feb 2006, page 3. Obituary of Thelma M. Killian.

3 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=131721305.

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

5 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=131720836.

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