Harold F. Sleicher
Ethel Helen Siebert
Dora Marie Sleicher


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1. Thomas Allen Beacher

Dora Marie Sleicher 1 2 3

  • Born: 19 May 1927, Romulus, Wayne, MI 4
  • Marriage (1): Thomas Allen Beacher on 27 Jan 1951 in Wayne, Wayne, MI 1

   FamilySearch ID: LF2L-TX6.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1930 in Romulus, Wayne, MI. 4 The 1930 census recorded Harold F. Sleicher, 32, living with wife Ethel H., 31; Dora Marie, 2, and Kathleen, 1. Everyone was born in Michigan except harold in New York.

2. Newspaper: Detroit Free Press: photo of Dora Marie Sleicher with flowers, 27 Aug 1932, Detroit, Wayne, MI. 5 DORA MARIE SLEICHER "You can't fool me. They're not real," said little Dora Marie Friday when she found these huge blooms at the Wayne Flower Show.

3. Census in 1940 in Romulus, Wayne, MI. 6 The 1940 census recorded owning a $6000 home at 6047 Wayne Road: Harold F. Sleicher, occupation trimmer in iron foundry, 42, living with wife Ethel H., 42; Dora M., 12; Katherine L, 11; and Jerome H., 8. They lived in the same place in 1935. Harold was born in New York and the others in Michigan.

4. Fact: An article about Dora Beacher appears on the Michigan Humane Society website, 2008, Wayne, Wayne, MI. 7 Dora Beacher is a member of the Michigan Humane Society Heritage Guild because she believes in making a difference for pets and people in her community. Indeed, she has made a tremendous difference for the animals in MHS' care through her generous volunteer and financial support since the mid-1980s.
The first dog who touched her life, Herman, was a stray that adopted her family when her children were young. The beagle mix made himself at home in her yard and quickly found himself at home in her heart.
Now 88, Beacher's longstanding relationship with MHS began after Herman passed away and she decided it was time to start looking for a new family dog. She started visiting the MHS Westland shelter, which today is known as the MHS Berman Center for Animal Care. It was there that she found, in her words, "the lovely Brownie," a sweet little terrier mix who became her loving companion.
As a long-time educator in southeastern Michigan, Beacher always made it her mission to impart the importance of compassion to her students. She retired from teaching on a Friday in 1986, and the following Monday morning, called the MHS shelter manager to inquire about volunteering '96which she continued to do for more than a decade.
Her many interests include gardening, traveling and cars. Always one with a zest for life, she even went parasailing at the age of 84. Her interest in the welfare of animals spans the globe; she was a longtime friend and member of Refugio Internacional Para Animales, a small but hearty animal welfare group located on the island of Tenerife, Spain.
"Animals have always been very important to me, and I believe that supporting the Michigan Humane Society is the best way for me to take action on behalf of so many local animals in need," says Beacher. "I have always believed in MHS, and I think one of the really important things I can do is to remember the animals in my will and leave a gift that embodies and reflects just how important animals are in my life."
By including the Michigan Humane Society in her estate plans, Beacher is helping to ensure that MHS will have the ability to extend the compassion she has always shown to homeless animals for years to come.

5. Residence: 3252 3rd St., Wayne MI on 31 Jan 2009 in Wayne, Wayne, MI. 8

6. Fact: A photo of Dora Beacher attending the Michigan Humane Society 27th Annual Bow Wow Brunch appeared on the dBusiness website, 25 Apr 2016, Detroit, Wayne, MI. 9

Dora married Thomas Allen Beacher, son of John Jacob Beacher and Hazel Beatrice Miller, on 27 Jan 1951 in Wayne, Wayne, MI.1 (Thomas Allen Beacher was born on 12 May 1920 in Detroit, Wayne, MI,2 10 11 12 13 died on 27 Feb 2001 in St. Clair, St. Clair, MI 2 11 12 13 and was buried on 5 Mar 2001 in St. Clair: Hillside Cemetery, St. Clair, MI 2.)


1 Ancestry.com, Michigan, U.S., Marriage Records, 1867-1952 (Original data: Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867–1952. Michigan Department of Community Health, Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics.), Thomas A. Beacher and Dora M. Sleicher, County File # 798786, State File # 476673.

2 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=14866485.

3 Uht Funeral Home (35400 Glenwood Rd., Westland, Michigan, 48186. http://www.uhtfuneralhome.com/), Obituary of Jerome Harold Sleicher d. 31 Jan 2009.

4 1930 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X73W-F8V Dora Marie Sleicher in household of Harold F Sleicher, Romulus, Wayne, Michigan, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 1048, sheet 3B, family 65.

5 Detroit Free Press (Detroit, Michigan) (On newspapers.com publisher extra.), 27 Aug 1932, page 2. Photo of Dora Marie Sleicher.

6 1940 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHM6-677 Harold F Sleicher, Romulus Township, Wayne, Michigan, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 82-217A, sheet 2A, family 25.

7 Michigan Humane Society, http://support.michiganhumane.org/site/News2?id=32912#.V4kc6I-cGUk Article about Dora Beacher.

8 Uht Funeral Home (35400 Glenwood Rd., Westland, Michigan, 48186. http://www.uhtfuneralhome.com/), http://www.uhtfuneralhome.com/obituaries/memorial.aspx?index=2933 Obituary of Jerome Harold Sleicher.

9 dbusiness Magazine (Detroit, Wayne, Michigan), http://www.dbusiness.com/Events-Party-Pictures/27th-Annual-Bow-Wow-Brunch/#.V4kg17grKUk Photo of Dora Beacher.

10 1940 United States Census, John J Beacher, Ward 1, St. Clair, St. Clair City, St. Clair, Michigan, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 74-59, sheet 13B, family 295, NARA digital publication T627, roll 1816.

11 U.S. Social Security Death Index, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JRGL-2MZ Thomas A Beacher, 27 Feb 2001; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

12 Ancestry.com, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.), Thomas Allen Beacher, SSN 385146215.

13 Ancestry.com, U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010 (Beneficiary Identification Records Locator Subsystem (BIRLS) Death File. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.), SSN 385146215 Thomas Beacher b.12 May 1920 d.27 Feb 2001. Enlisted 1 Nov 1941.

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