Jacob Franklin Beecher Sr.
(1796-1882)
Catherine Braun
(1802-Abt 1840)
John Emery
(Abt 1796-1868)
Mary Woodward
(Abt 1803-Aft 1881)
John Valentine Beecher
(1821-1886)
Elizabeth S. Emery
(1824-1869)
Catherine Louisa Beecher
(1852-1921)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Oliver Lawson

Catherine Louisa Beecher 2 3 4 5 6

  • Born: 21 Mar 1852, Fermanagh Twp., Juniata, PA 3 6
  • Marriage (1): Oliver Lawson on 12 Jun 1883 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 1 2
  • Died: 25 Aug 1921, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA at age 69 3 6
  • Buried: 28 Aug 1921, Philadelphia: Mount Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA 3 6

   Other names for Catherine were Kate Beecher 7 8 and Katherine L. Beecher.9

   FamilySearch ID: LD38-6R3.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1860 in Fermanagh Twp., Juniata, PA. 8 John Beecher, machinist, 39, was living with wife Elizabeth, 35; son Franklin, 15; Anna, 9; Catharine, 6; Martha, 3; John 3; and Margaret, 3 months. All were born in Pennsylvania. John's real estate was worth $1,800 and possessions $900. The post office was Mifflintown.

2. Moved: 1866, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA.

3. Census in 1870 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 10 John Beecher was recorded twice in the 1870 census at two locations. On 18 Jul 1870 he was recorded as John Beecher, laborer, 49, living with wife Ann, 38; Kate, 16; Mattie, 14; John, 10; Maggie, 10; Harry, 6; and Rebecca, 5. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania except mother Ann in New York. On 15 Nov 1870 he was living on N Side of Federal Street as: John Beecher, 40, with wife Anna, 30; Margaret, 10; John, 10; Henry, 8; Rebecca 5. Kate apparently had move elsewhere by November.

4. Newspaper: Philadelphia Inquirer: Married Lawson-Beecher, 16 Jun 1883, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 2 MARRIED. LAWSON-BEECHER -- On the 12th inst. at the parsonage of the Eleventh Street Methodist Episcopal Church, No. 1438 Christian street by Rev. George S. Broadbent, Mr. Oliver Lawson, formerly of Norway, and Miss Catharine Louisa Beecher, formerly of Coventryville, Chester county, all now of Philadelphia.

5. Census in 1900 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 1 The 1900 census recorded at 1422 S. 20th Street: Oliver Lawson, 63, born Oct 1837, living with wife Catherine L., 46, Mar 1854; sons George A., 17, Oct 1883; Kendall, 16, Sep 1884; and Raymond, 12, Dec 1888; and brother-in-law Harry W. Beecher, 34, Nov 1866; and boarder John Brasten, 67, Jun 1833, born in Ireland. Oliver and his parents were born in Norway. The others were born in Pennsylvania, as were Catherine and Harry's parents. Oliver and Catherine were married for 27 years and she had birthed 5 children, all alive in 1900.

6. Census in 1910 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 9 The 1910 census recorded renting at 2237 Carpenter Street: Oliver Lawson, inspector Philadelphia arsenal, 72, born in Norway, living with his family all born in Pennsylvania: wife Katherine L., 55; sons George A., assistant fireman in woolen mill, 26; Kendal L, fireman filter station, 24; and Raymond S., wireless electrician, 21. Oliver and Katherine were married 27 years and she had birthed 6 children, 3 alive in 1910.

7. Residence: When Margaret Beecher Finlay died she was living with sister Mrs. Oliver Lawson at 2237 Carpenter St., Philadelphia, Pa. On 22 May 1916 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 11

8. Cause of Death: Katherine died at Presbyterian Hospital of cardiac failure, chronic mydocarditis, 25 Aug 1921, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 8

9. Residence: 1022 S. 247th St., Philadelphia, Pa. On 25 Aug 1921 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 8

10. Obituary: Philadelphia Inquirer: obituary of Catherine L. Lawson on 26 Aug 1921 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 12 DIED. LAWSON -- Aug. 25. Catherine L., wife of Oliver Lawson. Relatives and friends invited to attend funeral services, Sun. 2 P. M. precisely, residence, 1022 S. 24th st. Int. private. Friends may call Sat. eve.


Catherine married Oliver Lawson, son of Larson and Larson, on 12 Jun 1883 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA.1 2 (Oliver Lawson was born in Oct 1838 in , , , NOR,1 died on 30 Sep 1923 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 13 14 15 and was buried on 4 Oct 1923 in Bellmawr: Hedding United Methodist Church Cemetery, Camden, NJ 13 14 15.)


Sources


1 1900 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M37D-9RM Catharine L Lawson in household of Oliver Lawson, Philadelphia city Ward 7, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet 6B, family 128.

2 Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, PA), 16 Jun 1883, page 4. Marriage of Lawson-Beecher.

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.), Certificate 73993. Mrs. Catherine Lawson. Father John Beecher. Mother __ Emery.

4 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Births, 1860-1906 (www.FamilySearch.org), https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/J69L-BQN Catharine L. Beecher in entry for George Lawson, 26 Oct 1913; citing cn 24895, Department of Records; FHL microfilm 1421409.

5 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 26922. Kendall Lawson. Father Oliver Lawson. Mother Catharine Beecher.

6 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/190196973.

7 1870 United States Census, Year: 1870; Census Place: Philadelphia Ward 26 District 88, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1414; Page: 570B; Image: 462; Family History Library Film: 552913.

8 1860 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Juniata County, Fermanagh Township, Series: M653 Roll: 1119 Page: 595.

9 1910 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MG7H-TSD Katherine L Lawson in household of Oliver Lawson, Philadelphia Ward 26, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 713, sheet 10A, family 199.

10 1870 United States Census, Year: 1870 18 Jul; Census Place: Philadelphia Ward 26 District 88, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1414; Page: 570B; Image: 462; FHL Film: 552913. 2nd listing: 1870 15 Nov, , Ward 26. N Side Federal Street.

11 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 5859. Maggie Finlay. Father John Beecher. Mother Elizabeth Emery.

12 Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, PA), 26 Aug 1921, page 7. Obituary of Catherine L. Lawson.

13 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=63202175.

14 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 92702. Oliver Lawson.

15 Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, PA), 3 Oct 1923, page 7. Obituary of Oliver Lawson.



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