Jacob Henry Beecher
Susan Catherine Oberlin
Francis Allen Gibson
Alice Hicks
John Mullin Batten Beecher
Ora Lee Gibson
Elaine Gibson Beecher


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1. Royal Hewson Wadleigh

Elaine Gibson Beecher 1 2

  • Born: 15 Apr 1909, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 1 2
  • Marriage (1): Royal Hewson Wadleigh on 30 Mar 1935 in Montclair, Essex, NJ
  • Died: 13 Apr 1962, Boston, Suffolk, MA at age 52 2
  • Buried: Paxtang: Paxtang Cemetery, Dauphin, PA 2

   FamilySearch ID: L4TH-CCX.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1910 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 3 In the 1910 Census in Philadelphia Ward 46 is listed John M. Beecher, 30, married to Ora, 30, living with daughter Elaine, 1. They are their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

2. Census in 1920 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 1 In the 1920 Census in Philadelphia is listed John M. B. Beecher, 39, married to Ora, 39, living with daughter Elaine G., 10. They are their parents were born in Pennsylvania. Also in the home is Henry Hill, 44, born in India, and John Edwards, 23, born in Virginia.

3. Newspaper: Harrisburg Telegraph: "Mr. And Mrs. F. A. Gibson, 1525 N. Second street, and daughter Mrs. J. M. Beecher and Miss Elain Beecher, of Philadelphia, are motoring to Altoona for Old Home Week.", 11 Aug 1922, Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 4

4. Newspaper: Harrisburg Telegraph: "Miss Elaine Beecher, Philadelphia, is the guest of Miss Gladys J. Smith, 102 Hamilton street.", 15 Apr 1924, Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 5

5. Newspaper: Harrisburg Telegraph: "Mrs. Ora Beecher and Miss Elain Beecher, Wilmington, N. C., are visiting F. A. Gibson, 1525 North Second street.", 19 Jun 1925, Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 6

6. Census in 1930 in East Orange, Essex, NJ, USA. 7 The 1930 census recorded renting for $90 a month at 148 Halsted Street: John Buecher [indexed as written on the census page], machinist - laundry machine mfg., 48, living with wife Olda G., 48, and daughter Elaine, 20. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

7. Newspaper: Evening News: marriage of Elaine Gibson Beecher, 29 Mar 1935, Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 8 Miss Mildred Smyser, 416 Muech street, will leave this evening for Montclair, N. J., to attend the wedding of Miss Elaine Gibson Beecher, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John M. Beecher, of East Orange, N. J., to Royal H. Waidleigh, son f Mr. and Mrs. William Waidleigh.
Miss Beecher is the granddaughter of Frank Gibson, 1525 North Second street. She is a graduate of Penn Hall, and attended the New York School of Fine and Applied Arts. Mr. Waidleigh attended the Scranton Military Academy and Pratt Institute. Before returning here Miss Smyser will visit Miss Margaret Whittle in Chester.

Elaine married Royal Hewson Wadleigh, son of William Lincoln Wadleigh and Ella Blanche Hewson, on 30 Mar 1935 in Montclair, Essex, NJ. (Royal Hewson Wadleigh was born on 28 Apr 1906 in Newton, Middlesex, MA,9 died on 19 May 1978 in Newburyport, Essex, MA 10 and was buried in Newton: Newton Cemetery, Middlesex, MA, USA 10.)


1 1920 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MXMY-3TT John M B Beecher, , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; citing enumeration district (ED) , sheet 7A, family 172, NARA microfilm publication T625, FHL microfilm 1821646.

2 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/45344021.

3 1910 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MGZ5-QK9 Ora Beecher in household of John M Beecher, Philadelphia Ward 46, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; citing sheet 8B, family 207, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1375426.

4 Harrisburg Telegraph (Harrisburg, PA), 11 Aug 1922, page 7.

5 Harrisburg Telegraph (Harrisburg, PA), 15 Apr 1924, page 8.

6 Harrisburg Telegraph (Harrisburg, PA), 19 Jun 1925, page 6.

7 1930 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X4D8-H8Q John Buecher, East Orange, Essex, New Jersey, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 378, sheet 1B, line 98, family 26.

8 Harrisburg Evening News, Harrisburg, PA, 29 Mar 1935, page 9.

9 FamilySearch.org, Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FH1D-5XX Royal Hewson Wadleigh, 28 Apr 1906; citing Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, ; FHL microfilm 743,869.

10 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/171539494.

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