Samuel Lewis Leighton
(1844-1904)
Sara Shick
(1852-1912)
Olive Ethel Leighton
(1890-1949)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. John Earl Beecher

Olive Ethel Leighton 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

  • Born: 16 Jan 1890, Pottstown, Montgomery, PA 1 2 5 6
  • Marriage (1): John Earl Beecher on 7 Feb 1911 in Pottstown, Montgomery, PA 1 2
  • Died: 3 Jan 1949, Allentown, Lehigh, PA at age 58 5 8 11 12
  • Buried: 7 Jan 1949, Allentown: Grandview Cemetery, Lehigh, PA 5

   FamilySearch ID: 9KLW-4P7.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1900 in South Coventry Twp., Chester, PA. 13 The 1900 census recorded Sam Leighton, farmer, 56, born Oct 1844, living with wife Saria, 48, Nov 1852; Henry, 27, Agu 1873; Bessie I., 18, Feb 1882; George W., 16, Jul 1884; Daisy F., 14, Oct 1886; Frank B., 12, Dec 1889; Ethel, 10, Jun 1890, and Samuel C., 7, May 1893. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

2. Census in 1910 in North Coventry Twp., Chester, PA. 14 The 1910 census recorded Sara Leighton, widowed, 56, living with her son, Frank, 20; daughter Ethel, 19; son Samuel, 16; and grandson Harry Fox, 6. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

3. Residence: on 7 Feb 1911 in North Coventry Twp., Chester, PA. 1

4. Occupation: dressmaker on 7 Feb 1911 in North Coventry Twp., Chester, PA. 1

5. Census in 1920 in Pottstown, Montgomery, PA. 15 The 1920 census recorded Earl J. Beecher, 27, living with wife Ethel O., 27; Robert L., 8; Ethel L., 4; and Esther L., 4. Everyone was and their parents were born in born in Pennsylvania.

6. Census in 1930 in Pottstown, Montgomery, PA. 16 The 1930 census recorded renting at 359 Laurel Street: Earl Bucher [indexed wrong], picture operator - amusement, 38, living with wife Ethel, 40; twin daughters Ethel, 14 and Esther, 14; and son Robert, 18. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

7. Census in 1940 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 17 The 1940 census recorded renting at 108 N. 9th Street: Earl J. Bucher [indexed wrong], motion picture projectionist - theatre, 47, living with wife Olive E, 50; and twin daughters Ethel, clerk, single, 24 and Esther, cashier, single, 24. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. In 1935 they were all living in Pottstown, Montgomery County.

8. Residence: 108 N. 9th St., Allentown, PA on 21 Apr 1942 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 18

9. Cause of Death: coronary occlusion, 3 Jan 1949, Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 5

10. Residence: 1124 Walnut St., Allentown, PA on 3 Jan 1949 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 5

11. Obituary: Morning Call: obituary of Mrs. J. Earl Beecher on 4 Jan 1949 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 8 MRS. J. EARL BEECHER
Mrs. Olive Ethel Beecher, 57, wife of J. Earl Beecher, died unexpectedly at 6:30 a. m. Monday at her home, 108 N. 9th Street, Allentown. Born in Pottstown, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Sara (Schick) Leighton. She had been a resident of this city for 14 years, and was of the Methodist faith. Her husband is the proprietor of the Beecher Bicycle shop. Besides her husband she is survived by a son Robert L., Allentown, and two daughters, Mrs. James Smith, Allentown, and Esther L at home. Also surviving are a grandchild, three brothers, Frank B. and Samuel C. both of Pottstown, and two sisters Mrs. Daisy Moser and Mrs. Bertha Carpenter, both of Pottstown.

12. Obituary: Pottstown Mercury: obituary of Ethel Leighton Beecher. On 5 Jan 1949 in Pottstown, Montgomery, PA. 12 ETHEL (LEIGHTON) BEECHER, wife of Earl Beecher, died Monday morning at the family residence in ALLENTOWN. Born in Pottstown, she had resided in Allentown for the past 15 years. She was a daughter of the late Samuel and Sarah (Shick) Leighton.

Besides her husband, she is survived by three children; a son, Robert, and twin daughters, Ethel and Esther, Allentown, and a grandson, Robert Beecher Jr.; also two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Carpenter, 27 North Adams street; Daisy, wife of Walter Moser, 659 Walnut street; and three brothers. She was a former member of the First Methodist Episcopal church here. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p. m. from a funeral home at 1124 Walnut street. Allentown, with interment in a cemetery in that city.


Olive married John Earl Beecher, son of William Ayers Beecher and Emma Laura Whitman, on 7 Feb 1911 in Pottstown, Montgomery, PA.1 2 (John Earl Beecher was born on 26 Aug 1892 in Pughtown, Chester, PA,2 7 19 20 21 22 died on 22 May 1980 in Bethlehem, Lehigh, PA 21 22 and was buried on 24 May 1980 in Allentown: Grandview Cemetery, Lehigh, PA 7 22.)


Sources


1 FamilySearch.org, "Pennsylvania Marriages, 1709-1940," https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V2XN-YD3 J. Earl Beecher and O. Ethel Leighton, 1911.

2 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VF93-G4W J. Earl Beecher and O. Ethel Leighton, 07 Feb 1911; citing Pottstown, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States; FHL microfilm 556688.

3 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VFW9-KQL Robert L Beecher and Arline F Davis, 31 Dec 1936; citing , Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States; FHL microfilm 2080352.

4 Morning Call (Allentown, PA), 21 Apr 2005. Obituary of Esther L. Danas.

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 4185. Olive Ethel Beecher. Father Samuel Leighton. Mother Sarah Scheck. Spouse J Earl Beecher.

6 Ancestry.com, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.), Olive Ethel Beecher.

7 Morning Call (Allentown, PA), 23 May 1980, page 64. Obituary of Earl Beecher.

8 Morning Call (Allentown, PA), 4 Jan 1949, page 2. Obituary of Mrs. J. Earl Beecher.

9 Morning Call (Allentown, PA), 21 Jun 1984, page 44. Obituary of Mrs. Ethel Mehlman.

10 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 016106-67 Robert L. Beecher Sr., father John Earl Beecher, mother Olive Ethel Beecher, spouse Arline F. Davis.

11 Pennsylvania Department of Health, Pennsylvania, Death Indices (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 4185, Olive E. Beecher.

12 Pottstown Mercury (Pottstown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania), 5 Jan 1949, page 3. Obituary of Ethel Leighton Beecher.

13 1900 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M39V-KR2 Sam Leighton, South Coventry Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet 1A, family 7, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1241393.

14 1910 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MG3W-X1T Sara Leighton, North Coventry, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 42, sheet 7A, family 157.

15 1920 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MF1S-XXR Robert L Beecher in household of Earl J Beecher, Pottstown Ward 5, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet 4A, family 81, NARA microfilm publication T625.

16 1930 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XHZW-YYV Earl Bucher, Pottstown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0119, sheet 6A, family 111, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 2084.

17 1940 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KQCS-38W Earl J Bucher, Ward 7, Allentown, Allentown City, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 39-22, sheet 2B, family 44, NARA digital publication of T627.

18 Ancestry.com, U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 (National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.), J. Earl Beecher b. 26 Aug 1892 Chester Co. PA.

19 1900 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Chester County, North Coventry Township, Series: T623 Roll: 1393 Page: 174.

20 United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K6VR-Z41 J Earl Beecher, 1917-1918.

21 U.S. Social Security Death Index, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JY34-MNL null, May 1980; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

22 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/203458018.



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