Henry Augustus Dress
Susan Kinsey
Grace Irene Dress


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1. William Stanley Beecher Sr.

Grace Irene Dress 2 3 4

  • Born: Sep 1890, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 2 5
  • Marriage (1): William Stanley Beecher Sr. on 5 Sep 1916 1
  • Died: 13 Oct 1942, Cambridge, Middlesex, MA at age 52 3

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1900 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 5 The 1900 census recorded Henry A. Dress, boatman, 51, born Jan 1849, living with wife Susan, 43, Oct 1857; Edward C., 21, Dec 1878; Bessie B., 17, Apr 1883; Jessie G., 14, June 1885; William A., 12, Jun 1887; Grace I., 9, Sep 1890; Walter, 6, Jun 1893; and Russell H., 4, May 1896. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania. Henry and Susan were married for 25 years and she had birthed 10 children, 9 alive in 1900. The census record was recorded on Jun 1900.

2. 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.

3. Census in 1930 in Oaklyn, Camden, NJ. 6 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.

4. Census in 1940 in Quincy, Norfolk, MA. 7 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.

Grace married William Stanley Beecher Sr., son of Emanuel Herr Beecher and Lulu H. Hughes, on 5 Sep 1916.1 (William Stanley Beecher Sr. was born on 2 Dec 1890 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 2 8 9 10, christened on 28 Jan 1899 in Philadelphia: West York Street Methodist Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, PA 10 and died on 12 Aug 1956 in Woburn, Middlesex, MA 1.)


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

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

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

4 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.

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

6 <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.

7 <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.

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

9 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.

10 <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.

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