Henry Beecher
(from 1776/1794-1822)
Letty Cownover
(1792-1863)
William Beecher
(1816-1897)
Isabella Alexander
(Abt 1818-1894)
Henry J. Beecher
(Abt 1851-1891)

 

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Henry J. Beecher 1 2

  • Born: Abt 1851, Manchester, Allegheny, PA 1 2
  • Died: 30 Jan 1891, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA about age 40 2
  • Buried: 1 Feb 1891

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1860 in Manchester, Allegheny, PA. 1 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.

2. Residence: 1879 Pittsburgh Directory: Beecher Henry J, machinist, 164 Chartiers, A in 1879 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 3 Beechers in 1879 Pittsburgh (A is abbrev. for Allegheny)
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Beecher Geo R, nailer, Forbes, bt Van Braam and Marion
Beecher H J. of H J Beecher & Co, Pleasant Valley
Beecher H J & Co. eating saloon, 27 E Diamond, A
Beecher Harvey, machinist, 89 Charles, A
Beecher Henry J, machinist, 164 Chartiers, A
Beecher Jacob II, nailer, Morgan, n Centre
Beecher Jas R, carpenter, Penn av, opp station, 20th ward
Beecher John, capenter, Sheridan av, e e
Beecher John, helper, bds 216 Beaver av, A

3. Residence: 1885 Pittsburgh Directory: Beecher Henry J, machinist, 77 Beaver av, A in 1885 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 4 Beechers in 1885 Pittsburgh (A is abbrev. for Allegheny)
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Beecher Geo R, fireman, Locust, n Gist
Beecher Henry J, machinist, 77 Beaver av, A
Beecher J H, nailor, Morgan, n Vera
Beecher J R, carpenter, 5827 Ellsworth av
Beecher Margaret, widow John, 5803 Walnut
Beecher William, carpenter, 91 Charles, A

4. Residence: 1887 Pittsburgh Directory: Beecher Henry J., machinist, 76 Manhattan, Allegheny in 1887 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 5

5. Newspaper: Pittsburg Dispatch: death of Henry J. Beecher, 31 Jan 1891, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 2 Took Too Much Morphine.
Henry J. Beecher, aged 52 years, died suddenly at his home, No. 40 Market street, yesterday morning, and the verdict of the Coroner's jury, at the inquest last night, was that death was due to an overdose of morphine, to which the deceased had been addicted.

6. Newspaper: Pittsburg Dispatch: Funeral of Henry J. Beecher, 1 Feb 1891, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 6 DIED. BEECHER -- On Friday, January 30, 1891, Henry J. Beecher, aged 57 years. Funeral Sunday, February 1, 1891, from his late residence, corner Market and Greenwood streets, Allegheny City. Members of Allegheny Council 445, R. A., will meet at their hall on Sunday at 2 p. m. to attend the funeral.


Sources


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

2 <i>Pittsburg Dispatch (Pittsburgh, PA)</i>, 31 Jan 1891, page 2.

3 Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, 1879 Pittsburgh City Directory, online image 54.

4 Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, 1885 Pittsburgh City Directory, online image 50.

5 Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, 1887 Pittsburgh City Directory. Online image 54.

6 <i>Pittsburg Dispatch (Pittsburgh, PA)</i>, 1 Feb 1891, page 5. Funeral of Henry J. Beecher.



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