Isabella Alexander 1 2 3 4
FamilySearch ID: L6C6-6JY.
Noted events in her life were:
1. Census in 1850 in Manchester, Allegheny, PA. 9 William Bucher (two handwritten e's look like a u so was indexed wrong) is listed in the 1850 Census in Manchester as a carpenter, age 31, living with wife Isabella, 33; Emma, 5; and Mary, 3. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. His real estate is valued at $800.
2. Census in 1860 in Manchester, Allegheny, PA. 2 William Beecher, master carpenter, 44, was living with wife Isabella, 42; Emma, 15; Mary, 12; and Henry, 9. William's real estate was valued at $5000 and person posessions $200. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. The post office was West Manchester.
3. Census in 1870 in McClure Twp., Allegheny, PA. 1 William Beacher, carpenter, 40, is living with wife Isabella, 40. William's real estate is worth $6,000 and possessions $500. The next household is Harvey Bucher (indexed wrong, should be Beecher), machinist, 19; and wife Fanny, 17. Harvey has nothing of value. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.
4. She signed a will Last Will and Testament of Isabella Beecher Deceased on 18 Oct 1879 in Allegheny City, Allegheny, PA. 10 No 184 Vol 53 Page 304
5. Obituary: Pittsburgh Press: BEECHER - On Friday, June 22, 11 P. M. Isabella Beecher, wife of Wm. Beecher. Funeral from the residence. 71 Charles street, Allegheny, at 2:30 P. M. Interment private at a later hour. on 23 Jun 1894 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 7
6. Isabella Beecher's probate record begins on 24 Jun 1894 in Allegheny County Proceedings Index Vol. 10. on 24 Jun 1894 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 6 Her probate proceedings indexed as follows:
7. The 1897 obituary of her husband William Beecher states his wife died "about three years ago" or 1894, but her will was not filed until 18 Mar 1897 shortly after her husband's death acknowled by two witnesses on the will, W. C. Alexander and Joseph Park. on 18 Mar 1897 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA.
Isabella married William Beecher, son of Henry Beecher and Letty Cownover. (William Beecher was born on 10 Mar 1816 in Taneytown, Carroll, MD,1 2 5 died on 24 Jan 1897 in Allegheny City, Allegheny, PA 5 11 and was buried on 26 Jan 1897 in Pittsburgh: Union Dale Cemetery, Allegheny, PA 11 12 13.)
1 , Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, McClure Township, Series: M593 Roll: 1294 Page: 129.
2 , Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Manchester Boro, Series: M653 Roll: 1062 Page: 380.
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 86078. Mary Gordon. Father William Beecher born Maryland. Mother Isabell Alexander born Pittsburgh. Spouse William J. Gordon.
4 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 64438. Emma L. Nicholson. Father Wm. Beecher. Mother Isabella Alexander.
5 , 26 Jan 1897, page 8. Obituary of William Beecher.
6 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993, Allegheny > Proceedings Index, Vol 009-010 Page 195 Section 8.
7 , 23 Jun 1894, page 7. Obituary of Mrs. Isabella Beecher.
8 , https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/215610549.
9 , https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M44C-XSL William Bucher in household of William Bucher, Manchester, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States; citing dwelling 61, family 61, NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 744.
10 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993, Allegheny > Will Packets, Vol 52-53, 1897, Online Image 1966. No. 184 Vol. 53 Page 304.
11 , https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/215609619.
12 , 26 Jan 1897, page 9. Death of William Beecher.
13 FamilySearch.org, "Pennsylvania Deaths and Burials, 1720-1999," https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:H5H9-SCZM William Beecher, 1897.
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