Edward F. Beecher
Lovie Alice Stambaugh
Samuel A. Barnhill
Catherine E. Wentz
Edward Stambaugh Beecher
Pauline Florence Barnhill
Dorothy Mae Beecher


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1. Albert Bernard Sher
2. John Franklin Strayer

Dorothy Mae Beecher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

  • Born: 28 Mar 1927, Spring Grove, York, PA 3 4 6 10 11
  • Marriage (1): Albert Bernard Sher on 1 Jun 1952 in York, York, PA 1 2
  • Marriage (2): John Franklin Strayer on 9 Nov 1967 in Alexandria, Alexandria, VA 3
  • Died: 23 Aug 2018, Longstown, York, PA, USA at age 91 10
  • Buried: 1 Sep 2018, York.: Mount Rose Cemetery, York, PA 10

   FamilySearch ID: LF2L-GYJ.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1930 in Spring Grove, York, PA. 6 The 1930 census recorded at 164 Water Street: Edward S. Bucher [transcription error, handwriting in census is Beecher], barber, 25, living with wife Pauline F., 23; Dorothy M., 3 years 1 month; and Joan M., 1 year 6 months. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania. Living in the same building are relatives Thomas Staumbaugh, 26, and his wife Gertrude. In the home at 163 Water Street is Anna Stambaugh, widow, 68, and her daughter Edna M., single, 42.

2. Census in 1940 in York, York, PA. 4 The 1940 census recorded at 659 N. Market Street: Edward Beecher, barber (own shop), 35, living with wife Pauline, 33; Dorothy, 13; and Joan, 11. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. In 1935 Edward was living in Newport, Perry county.

3. Census in 1950 in York, York, PA. 12 The 1950 census recorded at 940 W. Princess Street: Edward S. Beecher, barber shop proprietor, living with wife Pauline, 43; and daughter Dorothy M., operator for telephone company, 23. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

4. Newspaper: Gazette and Daily: Dorothy Beecher Become Bride, 2 Jun 1952, York, York, PA. 2 Dorothy Beecher Becomes Bride
Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward S. Beecher, 622 West King street, wed to Albert Sher in ceremony at Temple Beth Israel.
The marriage of Dorothy Mae Beecher, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward S. Beecher, 622 West King street, to Albert Bernard Sher, 563 West Market street, son of Mrs. Minnie Sher, Philadelphia, was solomnized at 11 a. m. yesterday at Temple Beth Israel.
Rabbi Marcus Kramer officiated at the single ring ceremony. Escorted by her father, the bride wore a gown of white silk tulle over satin. A tiara of white flowers held a fingertip veil, and she carried a white bible with a white orchid.
Matron of honor, Mrs. Thomas Dauber, sister of the bride, 622 West King street, wore a yellow net over taffeta gown and carried a bouquet of mixed flowers. Robert H. Leepcr, 508 South Pershing avenue, was best man and Thomas Dauber, ushered.
A reception for about 50 guests took place at the bride's home. The couple will reside at 563 West Market street.
Graduated from William Penn Senior High school in 1945, the bride is employed by B. A. Wagner, realtor. The bridegroom, graduated from Temple university, Philadelphia, in 1949, is sports director at radio station WORK.

5. Residence: 150 East 37th St., New York, NY on 9 Nov 1967 in New York, New York, NY. 3

6. Residence: on 20 Jun 1972 in Goldens Bridge, Westchester, NY, USA. 13

7. Residence: on 5 Oct 1990 in Spring Grove, York, PA. 9

8. Newspaper: York Daily Record: Large Public Sale for Dorothy Mae Strayer - Heindel Now a resident of Blough Nursing Home and the late Penrose H. Heindel, 18 Apr 1996, York, York, PA.

9. Residence: on 13 May 2005 in Spring Grove, York, PA. 5

10. Obituary: York Dispatch: obituary of Dorothy B. Strayer on 28 Aug 2018 in York, York, PA. 10 Dorothy Strayer, 1927-2018

York - Dorothy B. Strayer, 91, of York, died on August 23, 2018 at The Brunswick at Longstown. She was the wife of the late John F. Strayer. Born in York on March 28, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Edward S. and Pauline (Barnhill) Beecher.

Dorothy was the public relations director for White Plains Hospital and was a costume designer at the York Little Theatre.

She is survived by a niece Jane Duke Powers and her husband Bill of Dallastown, a nephew Thomas W. Dauber and his wife Barbara of Spring Grove, a great nephew, a great niece and two great-great nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister, Joan Dauber in 1990.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at 11:00 am at Mount Rose Cemetery, 1502 Mount Rose Avenue, York. Those attending are asked to meet at the cemetery entrance at 10:45 am.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association Greater Pennsylvania Chapter, 3544 N. Progress Ave., Suite 205, Harrisburg, PA 17110 or to Memorial White Rose Hospice, 1412 6th Avenue, York, PA 17403.

Arrangements by the Etzweiler-Koller Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, 2000 West Market Street, York, PA 17404.

Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Aug. 28, 2018.

Dorothy married Albert Bernard Sher, son of Israel F. Sher and Minnie Factor, on 1 Jun 1952 in York, York, PA.1 2 (Albert Bernard Sher was born on 10 Oct 1922 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 14 15 16 and died on 6 Jul 1997 in Palm Beach, Palm Beach, FL, USA 15 16.)

Dorothy next married John Franklin Strayer, son of George Drayton Strayer and Cora Elizabeth M. Bell, on 9 Nov 1967 in Alexandria, Alexandria, VA.3 (John Franklin Strayer was born on 18 Nov 1908 in New York, New York, NY,3 11 17 died on 2 Apr 1981 in Chapel Hill, Orange, NC 7 8 and was cremated on 5 Apr 1981 in Chapel Hill, Orange, NC 7.)


1 York County Courthouse, Pennsylvania, https://countyfusion2.kofiletech.us marriage license 1952-67299 Beecher Dorothy Mae and Sher Albert Bernard.

2 The Gazette and Daily (York, PA) (York, York, Pennsylvania.), 2 Jun 1952, page 5. Dorothy Beecher Become Bride.

3 Ancestry.com, Virginia, U.S., Marriage Records, 1936-2014 (Original data: Virginia, Marriages, 1936-2014. Virginia Department of Health, Richmond, Virginia.), Certificate 67-040102. John Frankly Strayer and Dorothy Mae Beecher, both divorced.

4 1940 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KQZ9-MFY Edward Beecher, 1940.

5 York Daily Record (York, PA), 13 May 2005, obituary of Pauline F. Beecher.

6 1930 United States Census, Year: 1930; Census Place: Spring Grove, York, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2166; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 0074; Image: 517.0; FHL microfilm: 2341900.

7 FamilySearch.org, North Carolina Deaths, 1931-1994, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FG2D-BCX John Franklin Strayer, 2Apr1981; citing Chapel Hill, Orange, North Carolina, v 16A cn 16217, State Department of Archives and History, Raleigh; FHL microfilm 1,984,727.

8 New York Times (New York, New York. Some articles online at http://query.nytimes.com/), 5 Apr 1981, 5 Apr 1981. Obituary of John F. Strayer.

9 York Daily Record (York, PA), 5 Oct 1990, page 13. Obituary of Joan M. Dauber.

10 The York Dispatch (York, PA), 28 Aug 2018, obituary of Dorothy B. Strayer.

11 Ancestry.com, U.S. Public Records Index (Original data: Voter Registration Lists, Public Record Filings, Historical Residential Records, and Other Household Database Listings.), Vol. 1.

12 "1950 United States Census," https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6X17-HJP3 Edward S Beecher York, PA.

13 York Daily Record (York, PA), 22 Jun 1972, page 8. Obituary of Edward S. Beecher.

14 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Veteran Compensation Applications, WWII, 1950, Albert Bernard Sher b. 10 Oct 1922 mother Minnie Sher.

15 Ancestry.com, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.), SSN 180186971 Albert Bernard Sher b. 10 Oct 1922 Philadelphia died 6 Jul 1997 father Israel F. Sher mother Minnie Factor.

16 FamilySearch.org, Florida Death Index, 1877-1998, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VVCT-MHS Albert Bernard Sher, 06 Jul 1997.

17 FamilySearch.org, New York, New York City Births, 1846-1909, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2W8G-W3L John Franklin Strayer, 18 Nov 1908; citing Manhattan, New York, New York, United States, reference 63595 New York Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 1,992,403.

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