Cornelius Beechert
(1844-1928)
Sarah Alice Noll
(1844-1930)
Aaron H. Schaeffer
(1835-1916)
Angeline H. Grubb
(1838-1914)
George Henry Beecher
(1873-1966)
Emily Sallie Schaeffer
(1874-1933)
Luther Martin Beecher
(1895-1984)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Ada Mary Henson

2. Eva M. Dippery
3. Dorothy Louise Chubb

Luther Martin Beecher 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

  • Born: 6 Jan 1895, Host, Berks, PA 3 5
  • Christened: 27 Feb 1895, Hamburg: Trinity Lutheran Church, Berks, PA 5
  • Marriage (1): Ada Mary Henson on 2 Aug 1918 in Easton on the Hill, East Northamptonshire, NTH, ENG 1
  • Marriage (2): Eva M. Dippery on 3 Sep 1926 in , Berks, PA 2
  • Marriage (3): Dorothy Louise Chubb on 3 Sep 1955 in , Berks, PA
  • Died: 10 Jul 1984, Reading, Berks, PA at age 89 3
  • Buried: Reading: Charles Evans Cemetery, Berks, PA

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1900 in Reading, Berks, PA. 10 The 1900 census recorded George H. Beechirt, machinist, 27, born May 1873, living with wife Emie S., 24, Feb 1876; and Luther M. 5, Jun 1895. The couple had been married 6 years and given birth to 2 children, 1 still alive in 1900. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

2. Census in 1910 in Reading, Berks, PA. 11 The 1910 census recorded at 306 Front Street in Reading: George H. Brecher [indexed wrong, handwriting looks like Beecher], 36, proprieter automobile shop, living with wife Emily S., 36 and their son Luther M., 16. They were married for 15 years and birthed 2 children, 1 still alive in 1910. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

3. Military Draft: 5 Jun 1917, Reading, Berks, PA. 12 World War I Draft Registration Card
Name: Luther Martin Beecher
Address: 306 No. Front, Reading, Penna.
Date of birth: January 6, 1895
Where born: Host, Penna. USA
Occupation: Schoefer 30
Employer: Issac Bear, Reading
Married or single: Single
Caucasian, tall, slender, blue eyes, light brown hair

4. Newspaper: Reading Times: "The 27 army recruits who left for Harrisburg on Tuesday are: Luther M. Beecher, 22, 306 North Front street, ambulance section", 1 Aug 1917, Reading, Berks, PA. 13

5. Census in 1920 in Reading, Berks, PA. 14 The 1920 Census recorded at 225 5th St. in Reading: George H. Bucker, occupation tires automobile, 46, living with wife Emily S., 45; son Luther M., tires automobile, 25; his wife Ada, 26; and their son Kenneth G., 1 year 3 months. Ada, her parents, and Kenneth were born in England. Everyone else and their parents were Pennsylvanian.

6. Occupation: Reading City Directory: Beecher Luther M., (Ada), chauffeur, r. Fairview, Hyde Villa in 1924 in Reading, Berks, PA. 15

7. Newspaper: Reading Times: "Marriage Licenses: Luther M. Beecher, auto mechanic, 31, of Hyde Villa, son of Mr. And Mrs. George H. Beecher, and Eva M. Dippery, 33, of the same place, daughter of the late Mr. And Mrs. James N. Dippery.", 6 Sep 1926, Reading, Berks, PA. 16

8. Census in 1930 in Muhlenberg, Berks, PA. 17 The 1930 Census recorded at 422 Pennsylvania Street in Muhlenberg: Luther M. Beecher, laborer railroad, 35, living with wife Eva M., clerk underwear mill, 36; and son Kenneth G., 11; and daughter Mary E., 9. Luther, Eva, and their parents were born in Pennsylvania. Kenneth and Mary's mother was born in England, as was Kenneth. Mary was born in Pennsylvania.

9. Census in 1940 in Muhlenberg, Berks, PA. 18 The 1940 census recorded at 605 Raymond Street: Luther M. Beecher, gas station attendant, 45, living with wife Eva, 47; and son Kenith, laborer steel mill, 21. The parents were born in Pennsylvania, the son in England.


Luther married Ada Mary Henson, daughter of George Henson and Charlotte Henrietta Foster, on 2 Aug 1918 in Easton on the Hill, East Northamptonshire, NTH, ENG.1 (Ada Mary Henson was born on 3 Mar 1893 in Easton on the Hill, East Northamptonshire, NTH, ENG 1 6 14 19, christened on 16 Mar 1894,1 died on 24 Apr 1924 in Muhlenberg, Berks, PA 6 19 and was buried on 27 Apr 1924 in Bern Twp.: Epler's Church Cemetery, Berks, PA 6 19.)


Luther next married Eva M. Dippery, daughter of James W. Dippery and Hannah B., on 3 Sep 1926 in , Berks, PA.2 (Eva M. Dippery was born on 1 Aug 1893 in , Berks, PA,8 20 died on 18 Aug 1953 in West Reading, Berks, PA 8 21 and was buried on 22 Aug 1953 in Sinking Spring: Sinking Spring Cemetery, Berks, PA 8.)


Luther next married Dorothy Louise Chubb, daughter of Robert Philip Chubb and Anna Mae Fornwalt, on 3 Sep 1955 in , Berks, PA. (Dorothy Louise Chubb was born on 9 Feb 1916 in , Dauphin, PA,22 died on 3 Mar 2010 in West Reading, Berks, PA 22 and was buried in Reading: Charles Evans Cemetery, Berks, PA 22.)


Sources


1 Ancestry.com, <i>U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925</i>, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington D.C; Applications of Wives of Members of the AEF in Europe; Collection Number: ARC Identifier 1244184/MLR Number A1 545; Box #: 4787; Volume #: 1. Record for Ada H. Beecher.

2 Ancestry.com, <i>Berks County, Pennsylvania Marriages, 1885-1929</i> (Berks County Pennsylvania Register of Wills. Berks County, Pennsylvania Marriage Records 1885-1929. Reading, PA, USA. Berksregofwills.com.), Eva M. Dippery and Luther Beecher.

3 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=80566563&.

4 <i>Reading Eagle (Reading, PA)</i> (Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania.), 25 Feb 2013. Obituary of Mary E. Beecher Fisher.

5 Ancestry.com, <i>Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records</i> (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Historical Society of Pennsylvania.), Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 575.

6 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 42353. Mrs. Ada Mary Beecher. Father Henry Henson. Mother not listed.

7 Fox, Cyrus T, <i>Reading and Berks County, Pennsylvania, a history</i> (New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co., 1925, 1315 pgs.), Page 270, biography of George Henry Beecher.

8 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 68501. Eva M. Beecher. Parents unknown. Informant Luther Beecher.

9 <i>Reading Times (Reading, PA)</i> (Reading, Berks, Pernnsylvania.), 8 Apr 1933, page 17. Death of Mrs. Emily Beecher.

10 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M3M5-CW2 George H. Beechirt, 1900.

11 <i>1910 United States Census</i>, Year: 1910; Census Place: Reading Ward 6, Berks, Pennsylvania; Roll: T624_1314; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 0063; FHL microfilm: 1375327.

12 Ancestry.com, <i>U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918</i> (United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M1509, 4,582 rolls.), Registration State: Pennsylvania; Registration County: Berks; Roll: 1926596; Draft Board: 4.

13 <i>Reading Times (Reading, PA)</i> (Reading, Berks, Pernnsylvania.), 1 Aug 1917, page 5.

14 <i>1920 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M61X-MDH George H Bucker, 1920.

15 Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, 1924 Reading City Directory, printed page 182, image 103 of 718.

16 <i>Reading Times (Reading, PA)</i> (Reading, Berks, Pernnsylvania.), 6 Sep 1926, page 2.

17 <i>1930 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XCZV-981 Luther M Beecher, 1930.

18 <i>1940 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KQ84-RDN Luther M Beecher, Muhlenberg Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 6-64A, sheet 11B, family 246, NARA digital publication T627, roll 3434.

19 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.), Certificate 42353, Ada Mary Beecher, father Henry Henson, mother unknown.

20 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, Year: 1900; Census Place: Spring, Berks, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1379; Enumeration District: 0110; FHL microfilm: 1241379.

21 Pennsylvania Department of Health, <i>Pennsylvania, Death Indices</i> (Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records, New Castle, PA, 16103. Online at http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/public_records/20686 .), Death Certificate 68501, Eva M. Beecher.

22 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=50195313.



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