Adam Beecher
Christina Barbara Bittinger
Jeremiah Clay Long
Letitia C. Bohn
Edgar Andrew Beecher Sr.
Bessie Gale Long
Robert Harry Beecher


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1. Ruth Fern Byrd

Robert Harry Beecher 1 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 15 May 1917, Altoona, Blair, PA 1 2
  • Marriage (1): Ruth Fern Byrd
  • Died: 26 Mar 1973, Altoona, Blair, PA at age 55 1
  • Buried: Altoona: Alto-Reste Park Cemetery, Blair, PA 1

   FamilySearch ID: LX34-PQX.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1920 in Altoona, Blair, PA. 6 The 1920 census recorded Edgar A. Beecher, 36, living with wife Bessie D., 35; Emery L., 12; Catherine C., 9; Robert H., 2 years 7 months. Also in the home was Gale E. Thomas, 13. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

2. Census in 1930 in Logan Twp., Blair, PA. 7 The 1930 census recorded Edward A. Beecher, 46, living with wife Bessie, 45; Emery L., 22; Catherine, 19; Robert H., 12; Edgar A., 9; and David C., 4. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

3. Newspaper: Altoona Tribune: Beecher's Car Struck, 28 Dec 1936, Altoona, Blair, PA. 8 Robert Beecher, 19, of Altoona R. D. 3, reported to highway patrolmen that he parked his machine along the Altoona-Tyrone road at 5 o'clock Saturday morning due to a flat tire.
Beecher's car was struck from the rear by a car operated by Harold Feathers, of 133 North Centre street, Sunbury, who told the motor patrolmen he was blinded by lights of an approaching car.

4. Newspaper: Altoona Tribune: Beecher-Byrd Wedding, 13 Dec 1938, Altoona, Blair, PA. 9 Mr. and Mrs. Edgar A. Beecher of R. D. 3 Greenwood announce the marriage of their son, Robert H. to Ruth F. Byrd, 225 East Twenty-third avenue. The ceremony was performed Thanksgiving day at high noon in the parsonage of the First United Brethren church of Tyrone, which the Rev. John Colledge, pastor, officiating.
Following the ceremony a delicious dinner was tendered the newlyweds at the Beecher home, after which the couple left on a wedding trip through eastern cities. Upon their return they will make their home in their newly furnished apartment, 1221 Fourteenth avenue.

5. Census in 1940 in Elizabeth, Elizabeth City County, VA. 10 The 1940 census recorded at 1916 Electric Avenue: Robert H. Beecher, sheet metal worker in shipyard, 22, born in Pennsylvania, living with Ruth F. Beecher, sales lady in Woolworth's, 22, born in Ohio. In 1935 Robert lived in Altoona, Pennsylvania.

6. Residence: on 1 Jan 1943 in Greenwood, Blair, PA. 3

7. Military from 21 May 1945 to 2 Mar 1946 in Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA: World War II: U.S. Army. 2

8. Residence: R.D. 3, Box 51A, Altoona, Pa. On 13 Apr 1950 in Altoona, Blair, PA. 2

9. Residence: 136 N. Hawthorne Dr., Altoona, PA on 31 Jul 1964 in Altoona, Blair, PA. 5 11

10. Newspaper: Altoona Mirror, 26 Mar 1974, Altoona, Blair, PA. 12 Altoona Mirror, 26 Mar 1974, page 22

In Memoriam

In loving memory of Robert H Beecher who passed away one year ago March 26

Oh my Lord and Savior dear
Has it only been a year
Since he went away and left me here?
On that terrible night when the moon shone bright
And we waited there in silent prayer
But he went away and left me here
Has it really only been a year?
But now my Lord I think I see
Why he went on ahead of me
For as in this life he shielded me
He's gone ahead so he could see
That on my day when God does call
The path is clear and I'll not fall
And together we'll walk to that beautiful gate
Where you my Lord and Savior wait
These words I've written just today
Are to tell you again that I love you and pray
When God bids each of us on our day
You're waiting to greet us and show us the way

Wife Ruth, Son Denny and Family.

Robert married Ruth Fern Byrd. (Ruth Fern Byrd was born on 23 Jan 1918 in Akron, Summit, OH,13 died on 27 Oct 2005 in Martinsburg, Blair, PA 13 and was buried in Altoona: Alto-Reste Park Cemetery, Blair, PA 13.)


1 Find A Grave,

2, Pennsylvania, U.S., Veteran Compensation Applications, WWII, 1950, Robert H. Beecher.

3 Altoona Tribune (Altoona, PA), 2 Jan 1943, page 10. Obituary of Edgar Andrew Beecher.

4 Altoona Mirror (Altoona, PA) (Altoona, Blair County, Pennsylvania), 10 Jan 2022, obituary of Dennis L. Beecher

5, Virginia, U.S., Marriage Records, 1936-2014 (Original data: Virginia, Marriages, 1936-2014. Virginia Department of Health, Richmond, Virginia.), Certificate Number 1964021667, m. 31 Jul 1964 Winchester, Virginia Dennis L Beecher and Judith A Hostler.

6 1920 United States Census, Edgar A Beecher, 1920.

7 1930 United States Census, Edgar A Beecher in entry for Edward A Beecher, 1930.

8 Altoona Tribune (Altoona, PA), 28 Dec 1936, page 2.

9 Altoona Tribune (Altoona, PA), 13 Dec 1938, page 8.

10 1940 United States Census, Robert H Beecher, 1940.

11 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "FamilySearch," database, FamilySearch†( : accessed 1 Apr 2022), entry for Dennis Lee Beecher, person ID LF2L-Y2Y.

12 Altoona Mirror (Altoona, PA) (Altoona, Blair County, Pennsylvania), Altoona Mirror, 26 Mar 1974, page 22. Memorial poem about Robert H. Beecher.

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