Jesse Beecher
(1821-1880)
Elisabeth Trostle
(1829-1892)
Jacob Creek
(1841-1927)
Delila Cortwright
(1844-1912)
William Peter Beecher
(1866-1939)
Louella May Creek
(1869-1937)
William Raymond Beecher
(1903-1969)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Anna May Harris

William Raymond Beecher 1 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 5 Sep 1903, Hartford City, Blackford, IN 4
  • Marriage (1): Anna May Harris
  • Died: 9 Oct 1969, Norristown, Montgomery, PA at age 66 1 4
  • Buried: 13 Oct 1969, Norristown: Riverside Cemetery, Montgomery, PA 4

   FamilySearch ID: LXM4-FQT.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. He has conflicting birth information of His WWII draft and PA death certificate have 1902 birth but his birth certificate and tombstone have 1903., 5 Sep 1902 and Hartford City, Blackford, IN. 2 3

2. Census in 1910 in Hartford City, Blackford, IN. 2 The 1910 census recorded renting at 418 Washington Street: Chester E. Beecher, backtender paper mill, 21, living with wife Edith S., 16; and Chester A., 0. They had been married 1 year. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

On the same census page at 718 Water Street is Chester's father, William P. Beecher, millright in paper mill, 43, with wife Lewella M., 41. They had been married 21 years and she had birthed 7 children, 6 alive in 1910. Living with them: Ruth J., 11; Opal M., 9; William R., 6; and Watson H., 2. Everyone and their parents were born in Indiana.

3. Census in 1920 in West Conshohocken, Montgomery, PA. 6 The 1920 census recorded William Beecher, machiinist in paper mill, 55, with wife Luella, 53; Ruth, stenographer, 20; William, laborer in paper mill, 17; Watson, 12. Also in the home is Opal Williams, 19; Opal's daughter Helen Williams, 1 year 1 month; Watson P. Vance, 38; Alta Vance, 29; Thelma Vance, 11; William Vance, 9; and Pauline Vance, 1 year 5 months. Everyone was born in Indiana except the elder William, Helen, and Pauline were born in Pennsylvania.

4. Census in 1930 in Conshohocken, Montgomery, PA. 7 The 1930 census recorded renting at 310 West Tenth Avenue: William R. Bucher [indexed wrong, handwritten e's look like a u], repair work in paper mfg., 28, living with wife Anna M., 36; daughter Anna M., 2 years and 2 months, and step-daughter Elma Moore, 18. William and his parents were born in Pennsylvania. Anna, her parents, and her daughter Anna were born in Pennsylvania.

5. Census in 1940 in Conshohocken, Montgomery, PA. 8 The 1940 census recorded owning a home at 310 Tenth Avenue: William R. Beecher, presser in paper factory, 38, born in Indiana, living with wife Anna M., 46, and daughter Anna M., 12, both born in Pennsylvania.

6. Occupation: Glassine Paper Co. On 16 Feb 1942 in West Conshohocken, Montgomery, PA. 3

7. He was described as 5' 11" 192lbs gray eyes blonde hair light complexion on 16 Feb 1942 in Conshohocken, Montgomery, PA. 3

8. Residence: 310 W 10th Ave, Conshohocken, PA on 16 Feb 1942 in Conshohocken, Montgomery, PA. 3

9. Cause of Death: left ventricular failure due to chronic rheumatic heart disease, 9 Oct 1969, Norristown, Montgomery, PA. 5

10. Occupation: machinist on 9 Oct 1969 in Conshohocken, Montgomery, PA. 5

11. Residence: 227 W. 11th Avenue, Conshohocken, PA on 9 Oct 1969 in Conshohocken, Montgomery, PA. 5


William married Anna May Harris, daughter of John C. Harris and Barbara S. Hesh. (Anna May Harris was born on 17 May 1892 in Phoenixville, Chester, PA,8 9 10 died on 8 Mar 1968 in Conshohocken, Montgomery, PA 9 10 and was buried on 12 Mar 1968 in Norristown: Riverside Cemetery, Montgomery, PA 10.)


Sources


1 U.S. Social Security Death Index, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VM5H-42K null, Oct 1969; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

2 1910 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MKL1-BTY Chester E Beecher, Hartford Ward 4, Blackford, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 13, sheet 1B, family 18, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1374353.

3 Ancestry.com, U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947 (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), William Raymond Beecher, b. 5 Sep 1902 Hartford, IN.

4 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/205808706.

5 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates. Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Certificate 100492 William R. Beecher b. 5 Sep 1903 d. 9 Oct 1969 Norristown PA father William P Beecher mother Louella Crick spouse Anna May Harris.

6 1920 United States Census, Year: 1920; Census Place: West Conshohocken, Montgomery, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1606; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 190; Image: 794.

7 1930 United States Census, Year: 1930; Census Place: Conshohocken, Montgomery, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2081; Page: 22A; Enumeration District: 0035; Image: 735.0; FHL microfilm: 2341815.

8 1940 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KQF1-W7L William R Beecher, Ward 4, Conshohocken, Conshohocken Borough, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 46-47, sheet 8B, family 147.

9 U.S. Social Security Death Index, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JB1Z-63B null, Mar 1968; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

10 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates. Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Certificate 030923-68 Anna May Beecher, b. 17 May 1892, d. 8 Mar 1968, father John Harris, mother Barbara Hesh, spouse William R. Beecher.



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