Francis W. Dauber Sr.
Francis William Dauber Jr.


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1. Joan Marie Beecher

Francis William Dauber Jr. 1 3 4 5 6 7

  • Born: 8 Sep 1924, York, York, PA 4 5
  • Marriage (1): Joan Marie Beecher on 17 Jun 1947 in York: Immaculate Conception Church, York, PA, USA 1 2
  • Died: 22 Feb 2011, Spring Grove, York, PA at age 86 4 5
  • Buried: Arlington: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA

   Another name for Francis was Tom Dauber.4

   FamilySearch ID: L68S-SN9.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Newspaper: Gazette and Daily: Weddings - Dauber - Beecher, 18 Jun 1947, York, York, PA. 1 DAUBER - BEECHER
The marriage of Miss Joan Marie Beecher, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward S. Beecher, 940 West Princess street, and Francis William Dauber, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis W. Dauber, Sr., 1521 North George street, was solemnized at 9 o'clock yesterday morning in Immaculate Conception church by Rt. Rev. Msgr. George J. Breckel.
For the single ring ceremony the bride chose as her only attendant her sister, Dorothy Mae Beecher. James Sowers, 1401 West King street, was best man.
The bride's gown was simply fashioned of tulle over ivory satin with a fitted bodice, short puffed sleeves and full skirt. She wore a tulle veil, fingertip length, and carried a cascade bouquet of white orchids and stephanotis. Miss Beecher was frocked in delicate pink net over pink satin, with which she wore a shoulder-length net veil falling from a halo of pink flowers and carried a bouquet of mixed flowers. The bride's mother chose a dove rose crepe suit with black accessories and a shoulderette of gardenias, and the bridegroom's mother wore navy blue with matching accessories and a shoulderette of gardenias.
A wedding breakfast was served to the immediate families at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ivan A. Bortner, 599 West Market street, after which Mr. and Mrs. Dauber left for Lake Placid, N. Y., and an extended trip through Canada. They will be at home to friends after July 15 in their newly-furnished apartment at 303 South George street. The bride travelled in a short coat of pastel blue over a plain black linen dress.
The bride attended schools in Ohio and York and was formerly employed by the Bell Telephone company. The bridegroom attended York Catholic High school, served three years with the Ski troops and is now affiliated with John Dauber, Florist.
Out-of-town guests here for the wedding included Mrs. C. A. Shive and son, Springfield, Ill., Mr. and Mrs. Clifford R: Burgbigler, Pittsburgh, Pa., and Mr. and Mrs. John C. Clements, of North Carolina.

2. Residence: 1861 N. George St., York, PA on 5 Jan 1985 in York, York, PA. 7

3. Obituary: York Daily Record & York Dispatch on 24 Feb 2011 in York, York, PA. 4 SPRING GROVE Francis W. "Tom" Dauber, Jr., 86, entered into rest on Tuesday, February 22, 2011, at his home. A funeral service in celebration of his life will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Irwin-Beck Funeral Home & Cremation Service PC, 175 N. Main St., Spring Grove, with the Rev. Thomas C. Marickovic officiating. Following cremation he will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors. A viewing will be held on Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Tom was born in York, on September 8, 1924, and was the son of the late Eleanora (Stitely) Dauber and Francis W. Dauber, Sr. He graduated from York Catholic High School class of 1943. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army as a cook in the 86th Infantry Regiment 10th Mountain Division. His regiment was responsible for the liberation of Italy. He was honorably discharged at the rank of Corporal. He received numerous medals for his service and was proud to have received a Bronze Star 1985. Tom worked as a florist and general manager at the family business, John Dauber Florist in York, until the business closed in 1986. One of his proud accomplishments was the honor of decorating the White House during the Carter Presidency. He was a longtime member of St. Mary Catholic Church in York and Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spring Grove. He was a former member of the Viking Athletic Association and the American Legion Post #14 in Hanover. Tom was an avid fisherman and enjoyed traveling to New England and antiquing. Tom is survived by his son, Thomas W. Dauber and wife, Barbara of Spring Grove; his daughter, Jane Dauber Duke and husband, Ivan of Dallastown; his grandchildren, Thomas E. Dauber, and Joanna Sager and her husband, Craig; his great-grandchildren, Andrew and Ethan Sager; and his sister, Constance Jones of Sunnyvale, Calif. He was predeceased by his wife, Joan M. (Beecher) Dauber; and his longtime companion, Ruth Bechtel. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Operation Homefront of PA & DE - or Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund - Condolences may be shared at

Francis married Joan Marie Beecher, daughter of Edward Stambaugh Beecher and Pauline Florence Barnhill, on 17 Jun 1947 in York: Immaculate Conception Church, York, PA, USA.1 2 The marriage ended in divorce. (Joan Marie Beecher was born on 13 Dec 1928 in Spring Grove, York, PA,2 8 9 10 11 died on 2 Oct 1990 in Falls Church, Fairfax, VA 2 10 11 and was buried in York.: Mount Rose Cemetery, York, PA 10.)


1 The Gazette and Daily (York, PA) (York, York, Pennsylvania.), 18 Jun 1947, page 10. Weddings. Dauber - Beecher.

2, Virginia, U.S., Death Records, 1912-2014 (Original data: Virginia, Deaths, 1912–2014. Virginia Department of Health, Richmond, Virginia.), Certificate 90-036724 Joan M. Dauber. Father Edward S. Beecher. Mother Pauline F. Barnhill. Informant: Jane Duke, daughter.

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

4 York Daily Record (York, PA), 24 Feb 2011, obituary of Francis W. Dauber Jr.

5 Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia ( has online gravsite locator.).

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

7 York Daily Record (York, PA), 7 Feb 1985, page 26. Marriage of Jane Beecher Dauber and Ivan Eugene Duke Jr.

8 1940 United States Census, Edward Beecher, 1940.

9 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.

10 Find A Grave,

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

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