William Herr Beecher Sr.
Elizabeth Mary Sites
William E. Hughes Sr.
(1842-Bef 1910)
Sarah Jane "Jennie" Paris
Emanuel Herr Beecher
Lulu H. Hughes
William Stanley Beecher Sr.


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1. Grace Irene Dress

William Stanley Beecher Sr. 2 3 4 5 6

  • Born: 2 Dec 1890, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 2 3 4 5
  • Christened: 28 Jan 1899, Philadelphia: West York Street Methodist Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, PA 5
  • Marriage (1): Grace Irene Dress on 5 Sep 1916 1
  • Died: 12 Aug 1956, Woburn, Middlesex, MA at age 65 1

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1900 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 2 Manuel Beecher, son-in-law, compositor, 29, born Nov 1870, was married for 11 years to Lulu, 29, Mar 1871. She had birthed 5 children, 2 alive in 1900: William S., 9, Dec 1890; and Henry W., 6, Apr 1894. They were living in the home of Lulu's father, W. E. Hughes, 57, Jul 1842, married for 30 years to Jennie, 49, Dec 1850. Manuel and his parents were born in Pennslvania. Lulu and her mother were born in Washington DC, and her father in Pennsylvania. William and Henry were born in Pennsylvania. They were living at 2654 N. 17th.

2. Census in 1910 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 7 Emanuel H. Beacher, compositor printing office, 39, was married for 21 years to wife Lulu, 39. She had birthed 6 children, 2 were alive in 1910. With them: William S., 19; and Henry W., 15. Emanuel and his parents were born in Pennsylvania; Lulu and her mother were born in Washington, DC and her father in Pennsylvania, and the children in Pennsylvania.

3. Census in 1920 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 3 William S. Beecher, occupation commercial stationary, 30, was living with wife Grace I, 27; William S. Jr., 11 months old when the census was recorded on 9 Jan 1920. Wiliam's mother was born in Washington DC, and everyone else and their parents in Pennsylvania. They were living in an apartment at 2046 N. Gratz St.

4. Census in 1930 in Oaklyn, Camden, NJ. 8 William S. Beecher, 39, was living with wife Grace I., 38; son William S., 11; and daughter Grace I., 8, who was born in New Jersey; all others were born in Pennsylvania. William Sr.'s father was born in Pennsylvania, his mother in the District of Columbia.

5. Census in 1940 in Quincy, Norfolk, MA. 9 The 1940 census reported at renting a home at 93 S. Bayfield Road in Quincy: William S. Beecher, salesman paper manufacture, 49, living with wife Grace, 48; son William S., 21; and daughter Grace I., salesgirl dept. store, 18. In 1935 they were living in the same home. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania except Grace I. in New Jersey.

6. Fact: World War II Draft Registration Card, 26 Apr 1942, Cambridge, Middlesex, MA. 4 World War II Draft Registration Card Serial # U2655.
William Stanley Beecher Sr.
36 Highland Ave, Cambridge, Middlesex, Mass.
Age: 51
Place of Birth: Phil. Penn.
Date of Birth: Dec 2 1890.
Name and address of person who will know your address: Mrs. Grace Beecher, 36 Highland Ave, Camb. Mass.
Employer's Name and Address: American Tissue Mills, 120 Boylston St., Boston, Suffolk, Mass.
Race: white. Height: 5' 8 1/2". Eyes: brown. Hair: gray. Complexion: sallow.

7. Military in 1942: during World War II.

8. Residence: 136 Lake St. In 1942 in Arlington, Middlesex, MA.

William married Grace Irene Dress, daughter of Henry Augustus Dress and Susan Kinsey, on 5 Sep 1916.1 (Grace Irene Dress was born in Sep 1890 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 3 10 and died on 13 Oct 1942 in Cambridge, Middlesex, MA 11.)


1 Russ Beecher, <i>Beecher-Copeland Families Tree</i> (Ancestry.com), http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/37929953/person/19159346130.

2 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia Ward 28, Series: T623 Roll: 1470 Page: 196.

3 <i>1920 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia Ward 32, Series: T625 Roll: 1633 Page: 244.

4 FamilySearch.org, <i>United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V12P-JYD William Stanley Beecher, 1942; citing NARA microfilm publications M1939, M1936, and M1937; FHL microfilm 2372203.

5 <i>West York Street Methodist Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA</i> (Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 380. Online at Ancestry.com in Pennsylvania, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985.), Record of Baptisms. Image 310.

6 Ancestry.com, <i>U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007</i> (Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.), Wm Stanley Beecher Jr., SSN 031035788.

7 <i>1910 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia Ward 28, Series: T624 Roll: 1402 Page: 2.

8 <i>1930 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X4D9-KC4 William S Beecher, Oaklyn, Camden, New Jersey; citing enumeration district (ED) 0153, sheet 22A, family 549, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 1324.

9 <i>1940 United States Census</i>, Year: 1940; Census Place: Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts; Roll: T627_1632; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 11-239. Quincy Ward Area 6.

10 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M3WS-7BX Henry A Dress, 1900.

11 Russ Beecher, <i>Beecher-Copeland Families Tree</i> (Ancestry.com), http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/37929953/person/19159346131.

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