Daniel John Kane Sr.
(1842-1918)
Catherine Hughes
(Abt 1843-Bef 1880)
Sarah Bertha Kane
(1870-1920)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. James R. Beecher

Sarah Bertha Kane 2 3 4 5 6

  • Born: 7 Feb 1870, Cambria City, Cambria, PA, USA 4
  • Marriage (1): James R. Beecher on 15 Jun 1891 in Wheeling, Ohio, WV 1
  • Died: 30 Jan 1920, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA at age 49 4 5 7
  • Buried: 3 Feb 1920, Lawrenceville: St. Mary's Cemetery, Allegheny, PA 4 7

   Other names for Sarah were Sadie Bertha Kane 8 9 10 and Sarah Keene.11

   FamilySearch ID: L6KR-LWQ.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1870 in Cambria City, Cambria, PA, USA. 12 The 1870 census recorded Daniel Kane, laborer, 26, living with wife Cathrin, 26; Sarah, 5; Michel, 3; and James, 1. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania except Daniel in England. The post office was Johnstown.

2. She has conflicting birth information of 1871 and Cambria City, Cambria, PA, USA.

3. She has conflicting birth information of 1871 and Johnstown, Cambria, PA, USA. 11

4. Census in 1880 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 13 The 1880 census recorded at 149 Denny Street: D. J. Kane, 37, occupation roller, born in England, living with his children born in Pennsylvania: daughter Sarah, 15; son M. J., rolling mill, 13; James M., 12; Ellen C., 9; Mary, 8; and Dan J., 3. The children's parents were both born in England.

5. Newspaper: Pittsburg Dispatch: "To-Day's Trial List: Criminal Court: J. R. Beecher, Sarah Kane.", 22 Sep 1891, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 14

6. Census in 1900 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 11 The 1900 Census recorded at 6931 Frankstown Avenue in Pittsburgh: James Beecher, house carpenter, 50, born May 1850, living with wife Sarah, 35, Jun 1865. They were married for 16 years (1884) and she had birthed 5 children, 4 still alive in 1900: Catherine, 15, Sep 1885; Margrete, 8, Mar 1892; Ellen, 6, Oct 1894; and Leoda, 3, Mar 1897. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

7. Newspaper: Pittsburgh Daily Post: obituary of Daniel J. Kane Jr., 26 Apr 1906, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 15 Daniel J. Kane, Jr., 29 years old, son of Daniel J. and Kathryn Kane, died yesterday morning at the residence of his sister, Mrs. James R. Beecher, 339 Forty-fourth street. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, where requiem high mass will be celebrated over the remains at 9 o'clock to-morrow morning.

8. Newspaper: Pittsburgh Press: Other indictments yesterday were: crimes against morality, Sarah Beecher, Louis Lochinger., 13 May 1908, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 16

9. Newspaper: Pittsburgh Press: Among the cases scheduled for trial in Criminal Court next week are: List of Defendants: Tuesday -- Louis Lochinger, Sarah Beecher, 21 May 1908, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 17

10. Newspaper: Pittsburgh Press: Mrs. Beecher Arrested in Court Room, 2 Jan 1909, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 18 Woman Arrested in Court Room
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Mrs. Beecher Had Testified Against Husband -- He had Been Threatened With Punishment If He Didn't Pay
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Latter Made Charge Against Prosecutrix
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Arrested in the court room just as she finished testifying against her husband, James R. Beecher, Mrs. Sarah Beecher will have a hearing before Alderman William A. Means, of the East End, on a charge made by her husband.
Mrs. Beecher had made an information against her husband, charging him with desertion and non-support.
Both the prosecutrix and the defendant are middle-aged, and a daughter about 17 years old testified. It was brought out during the testimony that Beecher had given his wife $180 in July, after he had sold some property. Criminations and recriminations were made during the hearing. Beecher accuseing his wife of being unfaithful and stated that she even now is living with another man. The daughter testified to the unfaithfulness of the prosecutrix. Mrs. Beecher stated that she had no place to go and this man took her in as a housekeeper.
Judge Joseph M. Searingen then placed the costs on Beecher, after First Assistant District Attorney Robert T. McElroy threatened Beecher with arrest if he refused to pay the costs.
It then was announced in court that Constable Alexander Coyle, of Alderman Means' office, was in the court room ready to serve a warrant on the woman. She at once furnished bond and the parties left the court room.

11. Newspaper: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Mrs. Sarah Beecher arrested, 3 Jan 1909, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 19 Mrs. Sarah R. Beecher, prosecutor in a desertion and non-support hearing against her husband, James R. Beecher, was arrested immediately after the hearing to answer a charge preferred against her by her husband before Alderman Means.
The husband accused his wife of being unfaithful and was supported in his testimony by their 17-year-old- daughter. He testified to having given his wife $180 last July.
Mrs. Beecher declared that she had no place to go and was keeping house for a man in the East End. The costs in the case were placed upon Beecher. Constable Alexander Coyle served the warrant on Mrs. Beecher, who at once gave bond.

12. Census in 1910 in Upper Saint Clair Twp., Allegheny, PA. 20 21 The 1910 census recorded Sarah Beacher, 43, living as a housekeeper in the home of Louis Lochinger, glassworker table ware, 40. With Sarah is her son, William Beacher, 6, and daughter, Sarah, 1. Sarah had been married 24 years ago and birthed 6 children, 5 alive in 1910. The children and their parents were born in Pennsylvania. Sarah's mother was born in Pennsylvania and father in England. Louis was born in Pennsylvania, his father in Germany, and mother in New York.

13. Residence: on 8 Jul 1916 in Bridgeville, Allegheny, PA. 2

14. Residence: 7219 Frankstown Ave., Pittsburgh, PA on 12 Dec 1918 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 9

15. Census in 1920 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 22 The 1920 census recorded renting at 7214 Fleury Way: Sarah Beecher, married, 54, living with her brother, Michael Kane, railroad fireman, single, 52. They and their mother were born in Pennsylvania and their father in England.

16. Cause of Death: lobar pneumonia, influenza, 30 Jan 1920, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 4

17. Residence: 7219 Forest Way, Pittsburgh, PA on 30 Jan 1920 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 4

18. Obituary: Pittsburgh Daily Post: Obituary of Sarah Bertha Beecher on 31 Jan 1920 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 5 Beecher, Sarah Bertha - On January 30, 1929 at 6:40 p.m. Sarah Bertha Beecher, beloved wife of James R. Beecher and daughter of the late Daniel and Catherine Hughes Kane. Funeral from the home of her daughter Mrs. H. Bowler, 7219 Forest way.

19. Obituary: Pittsburgh Daily Post: death notice for Sarah Bertha Beecher on 1 Feb 1920 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 23 Beecher, Sarah Bertha -- On Friday, January 30, 1920, at 6:40 p. m., Sarah Bertha Beecher, beloved wife of James R. Beecher and daughter of the late Daniel and Catherine Kane (nee Hughes). Funeral from the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. Dowler, 7219 Forest way, on Tuesday, February 3, at 8;30 a. m. Requiem mass at Holy Rosary Church at 9 a. m. Friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend.


Sarah married James R. Beecher, son of John C. Beecher and Margaret McCracken, on 15 Jun 1891 in Wheeling, Ohio, WV.1 (James R. Beecher was born on 10 May 1851 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA,2 8 11 24 25 26 27 died on 15 Sep 1935 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA 8 27 and was buried on 17 Sep 1935 in Lawrenceville: St. Mary's Cemetery, Allegheny, PA 8 27.)


Sources


1 FamilySearch.org, West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FTBL-L4D James R Beecher and Sarah Kane, Ohio, West Virginia, United States; citing ; FHL microfilm 863804.

2 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VFMS-PGH James R. Beecher in entry for John D. O'Connell and Francis L. Beecher, 08 Jul 1916; citing Mount Gretna, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States; FHL microfilm 21472.

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 23477. Leota Frances O'Connell. Father James Beecher. Mother Sarah Kane.

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 46. Sarah Bertha Beecher. Father Daniel Kane born England. Mother Catherine Hughes born Pittsburgh PA. Informant Margret Bowler (daughter).

5 Pittsburgh Daily Post (Pittsburgh, PA), 31 Jan 1920, page 7. Obituary of Sarah Bertha Beecher.

6 FamilySearch.org, California Death Index, 1940-1997 (Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.), https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPXD-1HC William Elmer Beecher, 26 Mar 1988.

7 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=42947405.

8 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 77489. James Beecher. Father John Beecher. Mother Margaret McCraken.

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.), Death Certificate 195553. Daniel John Kane. Father Michael Kane born in Ireland. Mother Catherine Givens born in Ireland. Informant Mrs. Sadie Beecher.

10 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:HFN1-2KMM William Elmer Beecher b. 16 Feb 1904 Pittsburgh PA father James Beecher mother Sadie Kane.

11 1900 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MS1R-JT7 Sarah Beecher in entry for James Beecher, 1900.

12 1870 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MZGM-6TR Daniel Kane, Pennsylvania, United States; citing p. 9, family 63.

13 1880 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MW6K-CT1 Sarah Kane in household of D J Kane, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district 135, sheet 203A.

14 Pittsburg Dispatch (Pittsburgh, PA), 22 Sep 1891, page 8.

15 Pittsburgh Daily Post (Pittsburgh, PA), 26 Apr 1906, page 3.

16 Pittsburgh Press (Pittsburgh, PA), 13 May 1908, page 11.

17 Pittsburgh Press (Pittsburgh, PA), 21 May 1908, page 17.

18 Pittsburgh Press (Pittsburgh, PA), 2 Jan 1909, page 1.

19 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA), 3 Jan 1909, page 5.

20 1910 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Roll 1297 Book 3, Page 258b.

21 1910 United States Census, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MG75-PGX Sarah Beacher in household of Louis Lochinger, Upper St Clair, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 253, sheet 2B, family 45.

22 1920 United States Census, Year: 1920; Census Place: Pittsburgh Ward 13, Allegheny, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1522; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 525; Image: 220.

23 Pittsburgh Daily Post (Pittsburgh, PA), 1 Feb 1920, page 31. Death notice for Sarah Bertha Beecher.

24 1880 United States Census, FHL Film 1255094; National Archives Film T9-1094; Page 478C.

25 1860 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Wilkins Township, Series: M653 Roll: 1064 Page: 889.

26 Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh City Deaths, 1870-1905 (www.FamilySearch.org), https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XZ7B-5KM James R. Beecher in death record of Marne Olive Beecher, 26 May 1900; citing v 99 p 393, Allegheny County Courthouse; FHL microfilm 505866.

27 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=132149038.



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