Henry Beecher
(from 1776/1794-1822)
Letty Cownover
(1792-1863)
William Beecher
(1816-1897)
Isabella Alexander
(Abt 1818-1894)
Emma Louise Beecher
(1845-1923)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Thomas P. Nicholson

Emma Louise Beecher 1 2 3 4 5 6

  • Born: 24 Jun 1845, Manchester, Allegheny, PA 1 2
  • Marriage (1): Thomas P. Nicholson
  • Died: 1 Jun 1923, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA at age 77 1
  • Buried: 4 Jun 1923, Pittsburgh: Union Dale Cemetery, Allegheny, PA 1

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1850 in Manchester, Allegheny, PA. 7 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 Allegheny City, Allegheny, PA. 8 The 1870 census recorded in the sixth ward of Allegheny City: Thomas Nicholson, shipping clerk, 27, living with wife Emma, 23; daughter Bella,3; and daughter Hattie, 8 months when the census was recorded on 1 Sep 1870. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. Thomas real estate was valued at $5000.

4. Census in 1880 in Springfield Township, Fayette, PA, USA. 9 The 1880 census recorded Thomas Nichelson, laborer, 36, living with wife Emma, 32; Belle, 14; Hattie, 9; Katie, 8; Maud, 4; and Willis, 1. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

5. Newspaper: Pittsburgh Press: The Beecher Will Admitted To Probate, 11 Feb 1897, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 6 Caveat Withdrawn.
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The Beecher Will Admitted to Probate
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Attorney William Blakeley has withdrawn the caveat filed a few days ago to the probate of the will of William Beecher, deceased. The will was presented this morning and admitted to probate. It makes certain small bequests to his children and makes his two daughters, Emma Louisa Nicholson and Mary Jemima Bridge, the residuary legatees.

6. Census in 1900 in Allegheny City, Allegheny, PA. 10 The 1900 census recorded renting at 732 South Avenue: Emma Nicholson, widowed, 54, born Jun 1845, living with her daughters: Hattie B., 25, Dec 1874; Kate A., tailoress gents clothing, 23, Aug 1876; and Violet, clerk in notion store, 18, Apr 1882. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania except Emma's parents were born in Maryland. Emma had given birth to 10 children by 1900 and 4 were alive that year.

7. Census in 1910 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 11 The 1910 census recorded renting at 7249 Kelly Street: Emma L. Nicholson, widowed, "own income", 64, living with daughters Mattie B., single, 30, and Violet, saleswoman department store, single, 28. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

8. Census in 1920 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 12 The 1920 census recorded Joseph Rocereto, 37, living with wife Katherine A., 37; Violet N., 15; Edna N., 13; William J., 10; Edward, 8; and Eugene, 4 years 2 months. Also in the home is mother-in-law Emma Nicholson, 64; and her daughter Hattie, 38.

9. Cause of Death: bronchis pneumonia, 1 Jun 1923, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 1

10. Residence: 753 Mellow St., Pittsburgh, PA on 1 Jun 1923 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 1


Emma married Thomas P. Nicholson, son of Thomas Witter Nicholson and Mary A. Biffle. (Thomas P. Nicholson was born on 25 Jun 1844 in , Fayette, PA,13 14 died on 1 Jan 1898 in Allegheny City, Allegheny, PA 14 and was buried in Pittsburgh: Union Dale Cemetery, Allegheny, PA 14.)


Sources


1 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966</i> (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1966. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). 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.

2 <i>1860 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Manchester Boro, Series: M653 Roll: 1062 Page: 380.

3 FamilySearch.org, <i>Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VF3J-BHK Emma. Nicolson mother of Bella Nicholson married Martin Neighbors.

4 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966</i> (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1966. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 21173. Katherine Rocereto. Father Thomas S. Nicholas. Mother Emma Beecher. Spouse Joseph Rocereto.

5 <i>Pittsburgh Daily Post (Pittsburgh, PA)</i>, 26 Jan 1897, page 8. Obituary of William Beecher.

6 <i>Pittsburgh Press (Pittsburgh, PA)</i>, 11 Feb 1897, page 3. Beecher Will Admitted to Probate.

7 <i>1850 United States Census</i>, 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.

8 <i>1870 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MZL3-WP1 Emma Nicholson in household of Thomas Nicholson, Pennsylvania, United States; citing p. 15, family 114.

9 1880 United States Census, Year: 1880; Census Place: Springfield, Fayette, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1130; Family History Film: 1255130; Page: 469D; Enumeration District: 055; Image: 0470.

10 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MS1Z-T62 Emma Nicholson, Precinct 4 Allegheny city Ward 1, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet 6A, family 113.

11 <i>1910 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MG7B-TMW : accessed 6 December 2014), Emma L Nicholson, Pittsburgh Ward 13, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 449, sheet 12B, family 256.

12 <i>1920 United States Census</i>, Year: 1920; Census Place: Pittsburgh Ward 13, Allegheny, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1522; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 525; Image: 205.

13 <i>1850 United States Census</i>, Year: 1850; Census Place: Nicholson, Fayette, Pennsylvania; Roll: M432_779; Page: 103A; Image: 211.

14 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania, Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-2012</i> (Pennsylvania Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-2012. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Bureau of Archives and History. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Thomas P. NIcholson. buried Union Dale #2, Section H Lot 3, Range 2.



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