Harry C. Walton
Dora L. Schoenbach
Frances Verona Walton


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1. Frederick Halla
2. George Robinson Beecher

Frances Verona Walton 1 3

  • Born: 14 Nov 1900, West Elizabeth, Allegheny, PA 1 4 5
  • Marriage (1): Frederick Halla on 10 Oct 1942 in Redwood City, San Mateo, CA 1 2
  • Marriage (2): George Robinson Beecher on 19 Feb 1949 in , Allegheny, PA 1
  • Died: 16 Jul 1983, Johnson City, Washington, TN at age 82 3 4 5
  • Buried: 20 Jul 1983, Dravosburg: Richland Cemetery, Allegheny, PA 3 5

   Another name for Frances was Francis Walton.5

   FamilySearch ID: L628-V5V.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Residence: 205 Big Valley Dr, Johnson City, TN, 37601-1354 in Johnson City, Washington, TN. 6

2. Census in 1910 in West Elizabeth, Allegheny, PA. 7 The 1910 census recorded Doretta Sheonbach (sic, indexed as Sheonbach in census), widow, 62, born in Germany to German parents, living with her daughters: Lillie M., milliner, 29, single, and Dora Walton, dress maker, 32, with Dora's children Francis S., 9, and Alma M., 6, all born in Pennsylvania. Lillie and Dora's parents were born in Germany.

3. Census in 1940 in San Jose, Santa Clara, CA. 8 The 1940 census recorded renting at 490 North First Street in San Jose: Frances V. Walton, 39, telephone operator, divorced, born in Pennsyvlania. She lived in the same place in 1935.

4. Residence: on 19 Feb 1949 in Belle Vernon, Fayette, PA. 9

5. Residence: Frances Walton Beecher on jury, published in Uniontown Evening Standard on 12 Apr 1961 in Belle Vernon, Fayette, PA.

6. Obituary: Pittsburgh Press: obituary of Frances W. Beecher on 18 Jul 1983 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 3 BEECHER, Frances W. on St., July 16, in Johnson City, Tenn., sister of Mrs. Alma Shanvall; aunt of J. Raife Weinstein, Ronald W. Weinsten. Friends received at the EDWIN N. WOLFE FUNERAL HOME, Export, Tues., 7-9 p.m. Funeral Services Wed. 10 a.m. in the Funeral Home.

Frances married Frederick Halla on 10 Oct 1942 in Redwood City, San Mateo, CA.1 2 The marriage ended in divorce on 16 Jul 1946. (Frederick Halla was born about 1900 in , , , MEX 2.)

Frances next married George Robinson Beecher, son of Walter Bryan Beecher and Caroline McAleese, on 19 Feb 1949 in , Allegheny, PA.1 (George Robinson Beecher was born on 21 Aug 1904 in , Lawrence, PA 1 10 11 12 13 and died on 28 Oct 1990 in Hudson, Pasco, FL 11 12 14.)


1 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KHX2-YHZ George R Beecher and Frances Walton Halla, 1949.

2 FamilySearch.org, California, San Mateo County Records, 1851-1991, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QL9G-QHPP Frederick Halla and Frances Verona Walton, Marriage 10 Oct 1942; citing page 124, County Clerk, Redwood City.

3 Pittsburgh Press (Pittsburgh, PA), 18 Jul 1983, page 23.

4 U.S. Social Security Death Index, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V9TH-CWR Frances Beecher, Jul 1983; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

5 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=120775573.

6 Ancestry.com, U.S. Public Records Index (Original data: Voter Registration Lists, Public Record Filings, Historical Residential Records, and Other Household Database Listings.), Vol. 2. Francis W. Beecher.

7 1910 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MGQC-9VW Doretta Sheoubach, West Elizabeth, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 262, sheet 1B, family 18.

8 1940 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9DY-YZK Frances V Walton, Area A, San Jose, San Jose Judicial Township, Santa Clara, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 43-68A, sheet 61B, line 64, family 171.

9 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.), Certificate 35054. James A. Watt. Father David Watt. Mother Sarah Jane McKinley.

10 1910 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MGHF-1MJ Walter B Beecher, Pittsburgh Ward 11, Allegheny, Pennsylvania; citing sheet 1B, family 20, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1375315.

11 FamilySearch.org, Florida Death Index, 1877-1998, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VVZ7-TB6 George R Beecher, 28 Oct 1990; from "Florida Death Index, 1877-1998,."

12 U.S. Social Security Death Index, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/J1ML-32D George R Beecher, 28 Oct 1990; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

13 Ancestry.com, U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947 (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), George Robinson Beecher b. 21 Aug 1904 Lawrence Co. PA.

14 Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, FL), 30 Oct 1990, page 13. Obituary of George R. Beecher.

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