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Helen Whitman Beecher 1 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 2 Dec 1910, South Pottstown, Chester, PA 2 4 5
  • Marriage (1): William Andrew Dillman on 2 Jan 1929 in Pottstown, Montgomery, PA 1
  • Died: 18 Dec 2006, Royersford, Montgomery, PA at age 96 2 4
  • Buried: Pottstown: Edgewood Cemetery, Montgomery, PA 4

   FamilySearch ID: LD38-8RW.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1920 in North Coventry Twp., Chester, PA. 3 The 1920 census recorded at 238 S. Main Street in South Pottstown: William A. Beecher, laborer in stone foundry, 49, living with wife Laura E., 52; and daughters Edna, 29; Eva M., 23; and Helen W., 9; and grandson James M. Beecher, 6. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

2. Occupation: worker at Feroe Box factory in 1928 in Pottstown, Montgomery, PA. 1

3. Newspaper: Pottstown Mercury: 10 Years Ago: Marriage of Helen Whitman Beecher and William Andrew Dillman, 2 Jan 1939, Pottstown, Montgomery, PA. 1 January 2, 1929
Marriage -- A quiet wedding took place in First M. E. church when Miss Helen Whitman Beecher, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William A. Beecher, 58 West Main street, South Pottstown, was united in marriage to William Andrew Dillman, son of Mr. and Mrs. William H. S. Dillman, 782 Beech street. The cetemony was performed by the Rev. George F. Conner, pastor. Following the wedding ceremony, a reception took place at the Dillman residence. The new Mrs. Dillman formerly was employed at the Feroe Box factory. Mr. Dillman, well known athlete, was one of the original members of the Midget Five, Pottstown basketball team.

4. Census in 1940 in Pottstown, Montgomery, PA. 6 The 1940 census recorded renting at 357 Chestnut St. in the home owned by Annie Roshaw: William Dillamn, lathe hand in stell fabricating co., 33, living with wife Helen, 29; son William L., 10; Joan, 6; and Judith, 3 months old. They were all born in Pennsylvania.
They lived in the same house in 1935.

5. Obituary: The Mercury on 19 Dec 2006 in Pottstown, Montgomery, PA. 7 Helen (Beecher) Dillman

Helen (Beecher) Dillman, 96, of Royersford, formerly of Pottstown, widow of William A. Dillman, died Monday at Parkhouse Providence Point, Royersford

Born in South Pottstown, PA, she was a daughter of the late Emma L. (Whitman) Beecher and William A. Beecher. She was a devoted wife and homemaker. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Pottstown. She was a member of the Susanna Circle, Asbury Sunday School Class, Nifty Fifty Senior Citizens, Grace Lutheran Senior Center, and Grace Lutheran Neighborhood Fellowship.

She is survived by a son William L. husband of Edith A. Dillman, Sr., Pottstown; a daughter Joan D. wife of Kenneth L. Landis, Pottstown; six grandchildren Deborah E. wife of Neal Cressman, Douglassville, William L, husband of Holly Dillman, Jr., Spring City, David A. husband of Kathleen Dillman, Birdsboro, Kendra wife of Daniel Waters, Gilbertsville, Kerry wife of Carson Kline, Pottstown, Kenneth L. husband of Nancy Landis, Jr., Douglassville; twelve great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; and several nieces & nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter Judith A. Dillman.

Funeral Services will be 11:00 A.M. on Friday from the Schumacher & Benner Funeral Home & Crematory 359 King Street, Pottstown. Officiating will be Reverend Karen Creasy. Burial will be in Edgewood Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday morning from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made in her memory to First United Methodist Church 414 High Street Pottstown, PA 19464.

Arrangements are by the Schumacher & Benner Funeral Home & Crematory, at 359 King St. in Pottstown, PA.

Helen married William Andrew Dillman, son of William H. S. Dillman and Edith Leah Dellicker, on 2 Jan 1929 in Pottstown, Montgomery, PA.1 (William Andrew Dillman was born on 8 Apr 1907 in Pottstown, Montgomery, PA,2 8 9 died on 13 Oct 1972 in Pottstown, Montgomery, PA 2 8 9 and was buried on 17 Oct 1972 in Pottstown: Edgewood Cemetery, Montgomery, PA 8 9.)


1 Pottstown Mercury (Pottstown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania), 2 Jan 1939, page 4.

2 Social Security Death Index.

3 1920 United States Census, Year: 1920; Census Place: North Coventry, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1550; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 54; Image: 662.

4 Find A Grave,

5, Pennsylvania, U.S., Birth Certificates, 1906-1914, Certificate 191853. Helen Whitman Beecher, b. 2 Dec 1910 in N. Coentry Township, Chester, PA, father William A. Beecher, mother Emma Laura Whitman.

6 1940 United States Census, William Dillman, Ward 2, Pottstown, Pottstown Borough, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 46-168, sheet 17B, line 78, family 446.

7 Pottstown Mercury (Pottstown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania), 19 Dec 2006 Obituary of Helen Dillman.

8 Find A Grave,

9 The Mercury (Pottstown, PA), 14 Oct 1972, page 2. Obituary of William A. Dillman.

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