Emanuel Herr Beecher
(1870-1911)
Lulu H. Hughes
(1871-1938)
Henry Augustus Dress
(1849-1917)
Susan Kinsey
(1857-1924)
William Stanley Beecher Sr.
(1890-1956)
Grace Irene Dress
(1890-1942)
William Stanley Beecher Jr.
(1919-1978)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Alice Waldstein

William Stanley Beecher Jr. 1 2 3 4 5 6

  • Born: 3 Feb 1919, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 1 2 3 4 7 8
  • Marriage (1): Alice Waldstein on 4 May 1941 in Cambridge, Middlesex, MA 1
  • Died: 22 Oct 1978, Burlington, Middlesex, MA at age 59 1 3 4 5 7
  • Buried: 25 Oct 1978, Woburn, Middlesex, MA 4 5 7

   FamilySearch ID: LDBN-N1X.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1920 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 2 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.

2. Census in 1930 in Oaklyn, Camden, NJ. 9 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.

3. He was educated in 1939 in Boston, Suffolk, MA. 10 He was in the Class of 1941 at Northeastern University and is pictured in the 1939 yearbook as a member of Alpha Kappa Sigma fraternity.

4. Census in 1940 in Quincy, Norfolk, MA. 11 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.

5. He was educated at Northeastern University on 16 Oct 1940 in Cambridge, Middlesex, MA. 8

6. He was described as 5' 10" 160 lbs brown eyes brown hair dark complexion on 16 Oct 1940 in Cambridge, Middlesex, MA. 8

7. Residence: 36 Highland Avenue, Cambridge MA on 16 Oct 1940 in Cambridge, Middlesex, MA. 8

8. He was educated in 1941 in Boston, Suffolk, MA. 12 He was graudated in 1941 from Northeastern University and listed in the 1941 Yearbook as follows:

William S. Beecher, Jr.
Chemical Engineering
7 East Clinton Ave., Oaklyn, N.J.
Freshman Honor List; Cross Country 1; Track 1; Student Union 4, Vice President 5; News 4, 5; A.C.S.; A.I.Ch.E.; Chess Club 2, 3.
Alpha Kappa Sigma.

9. Residence: Beecher, W Stanley (Alice) GE Co. (RW) h 897 Western av, Lynn, Massachusetts in 1945 in Lynn, Essex, MA. 13

10. Census in 1950 in Springfield, Hampden, MA. 14 The 1950 census recorded at 32 Fenwick Street: William Beecher, chief machinist at motorcycle plant, 31, living with wife Alice, 31; Russell, 7; Kathleen, 5; Daniel, 2, and Geraldine, 1. Everyone was born in Massachusetts except William in Pennsylvania.

11. Residence: Beecher William S. (Alice) chief metallurgist IMCo h 32 Fenwick, Springfield, Massachusetts in 1951 in Springfield, Hampden, MA. 15

12. Residence: on 13 Sep 1964 in Woburn, Middlesex, MA. 16

13. Residence: on 7 Sep 1969 in Woburn, Middlesex, MA. 6

14. Residence: 57 Pearl St, Woburn, MA, 01801-6488 in 1978 in Woburn, Middlesex, MA. 17

15. Obituary: Boston Globe: obituary of William S. Beecher on 24 Oct 1978 in Boston, Suffolk, MA. 5 BEECHER Of Woburn, suddenly, October 23, William S., husband of Alice (Waldstein), father of Russell of Brazil, Daniel W. of Burlington, Kathleen Carsons of Topsfield, Geraldine of Calif., Madeline and Christine, both of Woburn and the late Jennifer Irene. Uncle of Jeffrey McHone of Florida. 8 grandchildren also survive. Services at the Graham Funeral Home, 3 Arlington Rd., WOBURN, Wednesday, at 12 noon. Visiting hours Wednesday morning 10:30-12.


William married Alice Waldstein, daughter of Samuel Harry Waldstein and Bessie Frank, on 4 May 1941 in Cambridge, Middlesex, MA.1 (Alice Waldstein was born on 25 Feb 1919 in Boston, Suffolk, MA,17 18 died on 18 Sep 2017 18 and was buried in Woburn, Middlesex, MA 18.)


Sources


1 Russ Beecher, Beecher-Copeland Families Tree (Ancestry.com), http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/37930170/person/19159380145.

2 1920 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia Ward 32, Series: T625 Roll: 1633 Page: 244.

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

4 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/138694615.

5 "The Boston Globe (Boston, MA)," 24 Oct 1978, page 36. Obituary of William S. Beecher.

6 "The Boston Globe (Boston, MA)," 7 Sep 1969, page 126. Beecher-Parsons Engagement.

7 Social Security Death Index, Death record of Wm Beecher, social security number 031-03-5788.

8 Ancestry.com, U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947 (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), William Stanley Beecher Jr. b. 3 Feb 1919 Philadelphia PA.

9 1930 United States Census, 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.

10 Ancestry.com, U.S. School Yearbooks, 1939 Northeastern University Yearbook, Boston, Massachusetts. Image 113.

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

12 Ancestry.com, U.S. School Yearbooks, 1941 Northeastern University Yearbook, Boston, Massachusetts. Image 72.

13 Ancestry.com, U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995, Lynn, Massachusetts, City Directory, 1945.

14 "1950 United States Census," https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6F38-GGJ3 William Beecher Springfield MA.

15 Ancestry.com, U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995, Springfield, Massachusetts, City Directory, 1951.

16 "The Daily Item (Port Chester, NY)," 16 Sep 1964, page 11. Copeland-Beecher Wedding.

17 Ancestry.com, U.S. Public Records Index (Original data: Voter Registration Lists, Public Record Filings, Historical Residential Records, and Other Household Database Listings.), Volume 1.

18 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/207817162.



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