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


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1. Hazel Mae Gunsalus

Emory Long Beecher 2 3 4 5 6

  • Born: 10 Jul 1907, Altoona, Blair, PA 2 3
  • Marriage (1): Hazel Mae Gunsalus on 24 Jun 1937 in Cumberland: First Methodist Church, Allegany, MD, USA 1
  • Died: 3 May 1963, Altoona, Blair, PA at age 55 3 4 6
  • Buried: Altoona: Rose Hill Cemetery, Blair, PA 3

   FamilySearch ID: LX34-PST.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Newspaper: Altoona Times, 13 Jul 1907, Altoona, Blair, PA. 7 Edward Beecher Called "Pop."
Edward Beecher, of 200 East Fourth Avenue, was happy yesterday, his unusual happiness aroused the curiosity of his shopmates and when Mr. Beecher passed around the cigars no further explanation was needed. A 10-pound boy baby was presented to him yesterday morning and now the shop-mates call him "Pop."

2. Census in 1910 in Altoona, Blair, PA. 2 The 1910 census recorded Jeremiah Long, 65, living with wife Letitia C., 63; daughter Viola B. Long, 22; daughter Bessie Beecher, 24, with her husband Edgar A. Beecher, 27, and their son Emery L., 2. Also in the home was Florence Kittell, 29, George O. Kittell, 29; and a son, Otto V. Long, 33. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

3. Newspaper: Altoona Tribune: "Emory L. Beecher, of 1112 Fifth avenue, was reported to the board of health yesterday as being ill from scarlet fever.", 25 Apr 1912, Altoona, Blair, PA. 8

4. Census in 1920 in Altoona, Blair, PA. 9 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.

5. Census in 1930 in Logan Twp., Blair, PA. 10 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.

6. Occupation: Juniata shops of Pennsylvania Railroad on 24 Jun 1937 in Juniata, Blair, PA. 1

7. Newspaper: Altoona Tribune: Beecher-Gunsalus, 14 Jul 1937, Altoona, Blair, PA. 1 Mr. and Mrs. William E. Gunsalus of 614 East Franklin avenue, announce the marriage of their daughter, Hazel Mae, to Emory L. Beecher, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar A. Beecher of Greenwood.
The ceremony was performed on June 24 at the First Methodist church, Cumberland, Md., with Rev. George E. Baughman, pastor, officiating. The bride is an employee of the Shaffer stores company, while the bridegroom is employed in the Juniata shops of the Pennsylvania railroad.

8. Census in 1940 in Altoona, Blair, PA. 11 The 1940 census recorded owning a $2200 home at 616 E. Caroline Avenue: William Gunsalus, freight brakeman at steam railroad shops, 59, living with wife Rose, 54; daughter Hazel Beecher, 29; and son-in-law Emery Beecher, machinist at steam railroad shops, 32. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. They lived at the same place in 1935.

9. Residence: on 1 Jan 1943 in East End, Blair, PA, USA. 5

10. Newspaper: Altoona Tribune: Condition Serious, 4 Sep 1944, Altoona, Blair, PA. 12 Emory L. Beecher, 37, of 616 East Carolina avenue, injured in an accident Friday night, was reported to be in a serious condition at Altoona hospital early this morning. Both he and Harry Bathurst, 36, of R. D. 3, Altoona, were reported as fair last night, but Beecher became worse during the night. Both traveling to their homes from employment with the PRR were injured when they lost control of the car and it was wrecked against a tree along the highway at East Walton avenue and Wlson street.

11. Census in 1950 in Logan Twp., Blair, PA. 13 The 1950 census recorded at Box 51-A on Greenwood Road: Emery L. Beecher, machinist for railroad, 42, living with wife Hazel M. 39. They were born in Pennsylvania.

Emory married Hazel Mae Gunsalus, daughter of William Edward Gunsalus and Rose May Stiver, on 24 Jun 1937 in Cumberland: First Methodist Church, Allegany, MD, USA.1 (Hazel Mae Gunsalus was born on 26 Sep 1910 in Altoona, Blair, PA,6 14 died on 19 Sep 1995 in Hollidaysburg, Blair, PA, USA 6 14 and was buried on 23 Sep 1995 in Altoona: Rose Hill Cemetery, Blair, PA 6 14.)


1 Altoona Tribune (Altoona, PA), 14 Jul 1937, page 4. Beecher-Gunsalus.

2 1910 United States Census, Edgar A Beecher in entry for Jeremiah Long, 1910.

3 Find A Grave,

4 Pennsylvania Department of Health, Pennsylvania, Death Indices (Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records, New Castle, PA, 16103. Online at .), Death Certificate 047889. Emory L. Beecher, age 55.

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

6 Altoona Mirror (Altoona, PA) (Altoona, Blair County, Pennsylvania), 21 Sep 1995, obituary of Hazel G. Beecher.

7 Altoona Times (Altoona, PA), 13 Jul 1907, page 11.

8 Altoona Tribune (Altoona, PA), 25 Apr 1912, page 12.

9 1920 United States Census, Edgar A Beecher, 1920.

10 1930 United States Census, Edgar A Beecher in entry for Edward A Beecher, 1930.

11 1940 United States Census, William Gunsalus, Ward 10, Altoona, Altoona City, Blair, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 7-44, sheet 7A, line 7, family 115.

12 Altoona Tribune (Altoona, PA), 4 Sep 1944, page 1.

13 "1950 United States Census," Emory L. Beecher Logan Twp Balir Co PA.

14 Find A Grave,

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