Lot Emerich Beacher Sr.
Margaret M. Horwart
Joseph A. Beacher


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Joseph A. Beacher 1 2

  • Born: May 1914, , Schuylkill, PA 1 2 3
  • Died: 6 Jan 1935, Saint Clair, Schuylkill, PA at age 20 2 3
  • Buried: East Norwegian Twp.: Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Schuylkill, PA 2

   FamilySearch ID: L1FG-JVF.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1930 in Saint Clair, Schuylkill, PA. 1 In the 1930 Census in Saint Clair was recorded Lodi Beacher, age 43, born in Czechoslovakia. Living with him: wife Margaret, 37; son Joseph, 15; son Lodi, 14; daughter Helen, 12; son Steve, 10; son Georgie, 8; daughter Mary, 5; and son John, 2. Everyone except Lodi Sr. was born in Pennsylvania.

2. Cause of Death: Mine accident. Smothered to death by a rush of coal from the stock bank., 6 Jan 1935, Saint Clair, Schuylkill, PA. 3

3. Residence: 150 S. Third St., Saint Clair, Pa. On 6 Jan 1935 in Saint Clair, Schuylkill, PA. 3

4. Newspaper: Mount Carmel Item: Youth Killed by Coal Slide, 7 Jan 1935, Mount Carmel, Northumberland, PA. 4 Joseph Beacher, aged 20 years, St. Clair, was instantly killed Sunday morning at the St. Clair Coal Corporation when he was pinned beneath a slide of frozen coal, that was being removed from the stock bank of the company.

5. Newspaper: Shamokin News-Dispatch: Worker Killed In Rush Of Coal, 8 Jan 1935, Shamokin, Northumberland, PA. 5 Joseph Beacher, 20, of St. Clair, employed as a laborer by the St. Clair Coal Corporation, was crushed to death when buried beneath a rush of frozen coal.
Beacher was engaged in prying down coal in a stock bank when several tons of the fuel suddenly broke away and covered him before he could leap to safety. He was dead when uncovered some time later. His parents and several brothers and sisters survive.


1 1930 United States Census, (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XHH9-3X6 Lodi Beacher, Saint Clair, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania; citing enumeration district (ED) 0153, sheet 1B, family 10, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 2147.

2 Billion Graves Index, http://billiongraves.com/pages/record/JOSEPHABEACHER/2580001.

3 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.), Death Certificate 9790. Joseph Beacher. Father Lott Beacher. Mother Margaret Howart.

4 Mount Carmel Item (Mount Carmel, Northumberland, Pennsylvania.), 7 Jan 1935, page 7. Youth Killed by Coal Slide.

5 Shamokin News-Dispatch (Shamokin, Northumberland, Pennsylvania.), 8 Jan 1935, page 5.

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