Samuel Beecher
(1816-1889)
Margaret Jane Smith
(Abt 1819-Bet 1870/1880)
Edward Nelson Parker
(1822-1881)
Louisa Moore Lackland
(1826-1869)
James M. Beecher
(1847-1907)
Margaret Ann Parker
(1854-1935)
Samuel Edward Beecher
(1879-1961)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Mae Ella Bradley

Samuel Edward Beecher 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

  • Born: 21 Feb 1879, Washington, Franklin, MO 1 4 5 9 12 13
  • Marriage (1): Mae Ella Bradley on 28 Jun 1905 in Saint Louis, St. Louis, MO 1 2
  • Died: 20 Oct 1961, Saint Louis, St. Louis, MO at age 82 12
  • Crem.: 23 Oct 1961, Saint Louis: Valhalla Cemetery, St. Louis (City), MO 12

   Another name for Samuel was Edward Beecher.1 12 14 15 16

   FamilySearch ID: K85V-288.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1880 in Washington, Franklin, MO. 4 James Beecher, revenue agent, 32, was living with wife M. A., 25; Samuel E., 1; and sister-in-law Lori. L. Parker, 23. Everyone and their parents were born in Missouri, except James' father was born in Maryland, and M.A and Lori's father in New Hampshire and mother in Maryland.

2. Census in 1900 in Saint Louis, St. Louis, MO. 5 Margaret Beecher headed the household in 1900. she was 45, born Aug 1854, and married for 22 years, having birthed 6 children by 1900, 4 still alive that year. With her: Samuel E., wood engraver, 21, Feb 1879; William L., clerk insurance, 19, Sep 1880; Walter S., office boy, Sep 1885, and Mai L., 10, Jan 1889. Also in the home: Emily E. Owens, niece, stenographer, 19, May 1880. Everyone and their parents were born in Missouri, except Mai in Illinois, and Margaret's father was born in New Hampshire and mother in Maryland. They were renting the home at 2736 Walnut St.

3. Residence: 1904 Gould's Directory: Beecher Samuel E artist r 3624A Hartford in 1904 in Saint Louis, St. Louis, MO. 17

4. Newspaper: St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Engagement Announcement Bradley - Beecher, 19 May 1905, Saint Louis, St. Louis, MO. 18 Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Bradley of Washington boulevard have announced the engagement of their daughter, Miss Mae Bradley, to Edward Beecher. Mr. Beecher is of an old St. Louis family, and is one of the leading artists of St. Louis. In accordance with the young lady's wishes, a very quiet home wedding will take place the last week in June, and it is probably that only the immediately families will be present.

5. Residence: 1908 Gould's Directory: Beecher Edward sec D'Arcy Advertising Co 122 N 7th r 1285 Hamilton av in 1908 in Saint Louis, St. Louis, MO. 19

6. Census in 1920 in Kirkwood, St. Louis, MO. 15 Edward Beecher, agent advertising, 40, was living with wife Mae B., 40; Elizabeth, 5; Marian, 4 years and 1 month, and Margaret, 1 year 4 months when the census was recorded on 8 Jan 1920. Everyone and their parents were born in Missouri, except Mae's father was born in Ireland, and her mother in Kentucky. They were renting the home at 634 Scott Ave.

7. Census in 1910 in Central Twp., St. Louis, MO. 20 In 1910 Edward Beecher, 31, was living alone with wife Mae, 30. Both were born in Missouri.

8. Edward owned a home that is now on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1920 in Kirkwood, St. Louis, MO. 21 The Romanzo N. Bayley house, at 419 East Argonne, in Kirkwood, Missouri, is significant under Criterion C, in the area of ARCHITECTURE, as a large highly intact example of an Italianate residence. The irregular massing, bracketed cornices, arched windows, and general architectural detailing of the house are all typical of Property Type B.: Italianate Houses. The house meets the registration requirements for that property type set forth in the MPS,Cover document "Historic Resources of Kirkwood, Missouri," and falls under the context "The Creation of Kirkwood, a Planned Railroad Suburb-1851-1864."

This is one of the earliest surviving examples of the Italianate style left in the historic core of Kirkwood. The use of Italianate styling for this ante-bellum house marks this as a somewhat innovative residence in terms of style. The house gains further significance from the high level of craftsmanship exhibited by its individual architectural components.

It was built ca. 1858 by or for Romanzo N. Bayley, and a few years later became the home of Ellen and George Gill. The Gills owned the property for the next half century, and it is they with whom it is most strongly associated locally. Bayley was a local merchant; George and Ellen Gill were active in local community and business affairs throughout the late 1800s. The period of significance for the property runs from the original construction date of ca. 1858, to ca. 1900, by which time it had taken its current form. The house is in excellent condition, and exhibits a high degree of integrity of location, design, materials, workmanship, feeling and association.

In 1918 the Gill family sold the property to Robert C. Forsyth, as recorded in Book 431 page 225 at the Recorder of Deed's Office in St. Louis County. Two years later, Betty W. Forsyth, Robert's widow, conveyed the property by deed recorded in Book 479 page 152 to Edward Beecher and Mae B. Beecher, his wife.

Edward Beecher was the mayor of Kirkwood from 1922 to around 1924, and in 1927 was appointed to the first board of directors for the Public Library of Kirkwood.6 He and his wife also maintained extensive gardens on the property. The Beecher family owned the property until 1964, when the current owners purchased it. It has always served as a single family home, and is today remarkably unchanged, and in excellent condition. The house continues to exhibit high level of integrity and craftsmanship, and is one of the oldest and most intact Italianate houses in the historic core of Kirkwood.

A photo of the house: http://www.co.st-louis.mo.us/parks/landmarks/Kirkwood-landmark.pdf.

9. He was elected as mayor in 1922 in Kirkwood, St. Louis, MO. 3

10. Residence: 419 E. Argonne Drive, Kirkwood, MO in 1922 in Kirkwood, St. Louis, MO. 16

11. Census in 1930 in Kirkwood, St. Louis, MO. 1 Edward Beecher, president own advertising co., 51, was living with Mae B., 50. Edward was 26 when he married, when she was age 25. With them: Elizabeth, 15; Mariann, 14; and Margaret, 11. Everyone and their parents were born in Missouri, except mae's father was born in North Carolina. They owners the home, worth $25,000, at 419 E. Argonne.

12. Residence: on 21 Apr 1935 in Kirkwood, St. Louis, MO. 14 Edward was the informant on his mother's death certiicate and reported Kirkwood as his address.

13. Census in 1940 in Kirkwood, St. Louis, MO. 22 The 1940 census recorded owning a $15,000 home at 419 Argonne Drive: Edward Beecher, president advertising agency, 61, living with wife Mae, 60; daughter Margaret, copywriter advertising agency, 21; daughter Elizabeth Pierson, 25; and granddaughter Patricia Pierson, 1, born in Ohio. All others were born in Missouri.

14. Newspaper: Washington Citizen: Grandfather Was A Carpenter Here Hundred Years Ago, 19 Nov 1948, Washington, Franklin, MO. 23 Gus Budde of St. Louis, manager of the St. Louis Sports, Travel and Boat Show, accompanied by Edward Beecher of Kirkwood, were in Washington Wednesday afternoon. Mr. Budde had been invited to address the members of the Washington Garden Club at the home of B. J. Hungate. His subject was "Conservation."
Mr. Beecher is a former resident of Washington and lived here with his parents many years ago. His grandfather, Samuel Beecher, was a carpenter here in Washington from 1838 to 1850. He also edited the Franklin County Observer at one time.
The Post-Dispatch printed a letter from Mr. Beecher last Saturday in which he cites several instances in which Army Engineers' proposals would flood out Missouri's treasured springs.

15. Census in 1950 in Kirkwood, St. Louis, MO. 24 The 1950 census recorded Edward Beecher, retired, 71, living with wife Mae B., 70; daughter Elizabeth B. Pierson, instructor for telephone company, 35, and granddaughter Patricia E. Pierson, 11, who was born in Ohio. The others were born in Missouri.

16. Cause of Death: Edward was D.O.A. At City Hospital due to cerebrovascular accident, arteriosclerosis, 20 Oct 1961, Saint Louis, St. Louis, MO. 12

17. Death Certificate: 20 Oct 1961, Saint Louis, St. Louis, MO. 25 Death Certificate 9729-61-038280
Edward Beecher
Father James Beecher
Mother Margaret Parker
b. 21 Feb 1879 Washington, MO
d. 20 Oct 1961 D. O. A. at City Hospital, St. Louis, MO.

18. Occupation: retired from Beecher-Maxwell Advertising Co. On 20 Oct 1961 in Saint Louis, St. Louis, MO. 25

19. Residence: 419 E. Argonne Dr., Kirkwood, MO on 20 Oct 1961 in Kirkwood, St. Louis, MO. 25

20. Obituary: St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Ad Man Dead.Funeral Monday. On 22 Oct 1961 in Saint Louis, St. Louis, MO. 26 Ad Man Dead
FUNERAL MONDAY
Funeral services for Edward Beecher, a co-founder of D'Arcy Advertising Co. and former mayor of Kirkwood, will be at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Bopp undertaking establishment, 10610 Manchester road, Kirkwood. Burial will be private. Mr. Beecher, 82 years old, died Friday at City Hospital after suffering a stroke a meeting of the Missouri State Chamber of Commerce at the Sheraton-Jefferson Hotel. With William C. D'Arcy, Mr. Beecher founded the D'Arcy Advertising Co. in 1906. He was elected in 1924. He resigned before the expiration of the second term because of ill health. He had lived at 419 East Argonne drive since 1920. An ardent conservationist, Mr. Beacher was active in the Friends of the Land and the Conservation Federation of Missouri. He was a proponent of local planning and control of watershed development and a strong opponent of the high darn concept of flood control advocated by the Army Corps of Engineers. Surviving are his wife, the former Mae Bradley, and three daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth B. Pierson, Mrs. Marian B. Betty of Columbia, Mo., and Mrs. Margaret B. Heitzeberg of Morristown, N. J.


Samuel married Mae Ella Bradley, daughter of Charles E. Bradley and Mary Ella Capelle, on 28 Jun 1905 in Saint Louis, St. Louis, MO.1 2 (Mae Ella Bradley was born in Dec 1879 in Saint Louis, St. Louis, MO,1 15 27 died on 1 Apr 1969 in Saint Louis, St. Louis, MO 28 29 and was cremated in Saint Louis: Valhalla Cemetery, St. Louis (City), MO.)


Sources


1 1930 United States Census, Missouri, St. Louis County, Kirwood Ward 1, Series: T626 Roll: 1223 Page: 5.

2 FamilySearch.org, Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1802-1969, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:669P-3F95 Edward Beecher m. 28 Jun 1905 Mae E. Bradley in St. Louis MO.

3 Kirkwood, Missouri (http://www.ci.kirkwood.mo.us), http://www.ci.kirkwood.mo.us/gallery/historical/City%20Council/councilLIST.htm.

4 1880 United States Census, Missouri, Franklin County, Washington, Series: T9 Roll: 686 Page: 271.

5 1900 United States Census, Missouri, St. Louis, St. Louis Ward 14, Series: T623 Roll: 895 Page: 118.

6 Washington Missourian (Washington, Missouri) (Washington, Franklin, Missouri), 4 Jan 1929, page 1.

7 Ancestry.com, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.), Margaret Parker Beecher Heitzeberg. Father Samuel E. Beecher. Mother Mary E. Bradley.

8 Ancestry.com, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.), SSN 488169002 Marian Beecher Betty, father Edward Beecher, mother Mary E. Bradley.

9 Parker, Theodore, Genealogy and biographical notes of John Parker of Lexington and his descendants (1893, Press of Charles Hamilton, Worchester, Massachusetts. Online at https://archive.org/stream/genealogybiograp00park), Page 431, family of James M. Beecher.

10 The St. Louis Star and Times (St. Louis, MO), 22 Apr 1935, page 20. Obituary of Margaret A. Beecher.

11 Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, MD), 26 Dec 1928, page 4. Obituary of William L. Beecher.

12 Missouri Death Cerfiticate (http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates/), http://www.sos.mo.gov/images/archives/deathcerts/1961/1961_00038280.PDF Edward Beecher, father James Beecher, mother Margaret Parker.

13 Ancestry.com, U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 (Original data: Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. Louisville, Kentucky: National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Microfilm, 508 rolls.), Application 76594 Edward Beecher.

14 Missouri Death Cerfiticate (http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates/), Death certificate 14755, Margaret Ann Beecher.

15 1920 United States Census, Missouri, St. Louis County, Kirwood, Series: T625 Roll: 945 Page: 123.

16 Social Register Association, Social Register St. Louis (Social Register Association, 315 Fourth Av., New York, NY.), St. Louis, 1922, Vol. XXXVI, No. 7, page 10, page 133. Online https://books.google.com/books?id=etoyAQAAMAAJ&lpg=PA133&ots=mevZk3gSQ-&dq=mae%20bradley%20beecher&pg=PA10#v=onepage&q=beecher&f=false.

17 Ancestry.com, U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995, 1904 Gould's St. Louis Directory. Page 186. Online image 93. Beecher.

18 St. Louis Post-Dispatch (St. Louis, Missouri), 19 May 1905, page 6. Engagement of Beecher - Bradley.

19 Ancestry.com, U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995, 1908 Gould's St. Louis Directory. Page 171. Online image 81. Beecher.

20 1910 United States Census, Missouri, St. Louis County, Central Township, Series: T624 Roll: 810 Page: 120.

21 National Register of Historic Places (National Park Service, Washington, DC.), Registration form for Bavlev. Romanzo N.. House online at http://www.dnr.missouri.gov/shpo/nps-nr/02001086.pdf.

22 1940 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K7W3-3Y8 Edward Beecher, Ward 1, Kirkwood, Bonhomme Township, St. Louis, Missouri, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 95-2B, sheet 5A, family 100.

23 Washington Citizen (Washington, Missouri) (Washington, Franklin, Missouri.), 19 Nov 1948, page 1.

24 "1950 United States Census," https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6F99-YK5J Edward Beecher Kirkwood MO.

25 Missouri Death Cerfiticate (http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates/), http://www.sos.mo.gov/images/archives/deathcerts/1961/1961_00038280.PDF Edward Beecher father James Beecher mother Margaret Parker.

26 St. Louis Post-Dispatch (St. Louis, Missouri), 22 Oct 1961, page 1. Obituary of Edward Beecher.

27 1880 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M6FR-JV4 Charles E Bradley, St Louis, St Louis, Missouri, United States; citing enumeration district ED 147, sheet 314D.

28 Missouri, St. Louis Public Library Obituary Index, 1880-2011 (Searchable online at http://www.slpl.org/), Beecher, Mae Bradley, St. Louis Post-Dispatch 1969 4/2 p20D, Burial permit 4/6 p40D.

29 St. Louis Post-Dispatch (St. Louis, Missouri), 2 Apr 1969, page 66. Obituary of Mrs. Edward Beecher.



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