Edward E. Beecher
Martha Adella Trumbower
John Wilhelm
(Abt 1880-)
(Abt 1888-)
Harold Edward Beecher
Emma Thomas Wilhelm
Donald H. Beecher


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Donald H. Beecher 1

  • Born: Jun 1936, Coatesville, Chester, PA 1
  • Marriage (1): Betty J.
  • Died: 9 Oct 2012, Coatesville, Chester, PA at age 76 1

   Another name for Donald was Donny Beecher.1

   FamilySearch ID: L6BK-7YH.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1940 in Caln, Chester, PA. 2 Two Beecher families are on the same page.

The 1940 census recorded Harold E. Beecher, drill presser in an iron manufacturing company, 24, living with wife Emma, 23; and Donald, 3.

Edward E. Beecher, chipper in a boiler manufacturing company, 54, was living with wife Mary A., 55; step-son Edward H. Richards, 29; step daughter-in-law Agnes D. Richards, 24; and their son (Mary's grandson) Roger Edward Richards, 7 months old.

Everyone was born in Pennsylvania except Mary A. in Maryland.

2. Census in 1950 in Caln, Chester, PA. 3 The 1950 census recorded Harold Beecher, drill press operator in iron works, 34, living with wife Emma, 34; Donald, 13; Vernon, 9; daughter Adella, 3; and Gary, 2. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

3. Obituary: The Daily Local on 11 Oct 2012 in Coatesville, Chester, PA. 1 Donald H. Beecher of Coatesville
Donald H. Beecher, 76, died Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at his home. He was the husband of Betty J. Beecher, with whom he shared 54 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Harold E. and Emma Thomas Wilhelm Beecher. Donny graduated from S. Horace Scott High School in 1954. In 1990, he retired from Lukens Steel Co. after 35 years of service. After he retired, he was a driver for Krapf Bus Company. In addition to his wife Betty, Donny is survived by his son, Kevin D. Beecher of Coatesville and his daughter, Cathy Gabriel of Lancaster County; two grandsons Nathan and Nicholas Santiago; one sister, Adella E. Hall (John) of Coatesville; and two brothers, Vernon E. Beecher (Carol) of Arizona and Gary J. Beecher. Donny's memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, October 15, at Wentz Funeral Home, 342 East Chestnut Street, Coatesville 610-384-0318, where family and friends may call beginning at 12 noon. Interment will be private.

Donald married Betty J.


1 Daily Local News, Chester County, PA (West Chester, Chester County, PA), 11 Oct 2012, obituary of Donald H. Beecher.

2 1940 United States Census, Year: 1940; Census Place: Caln, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: T627_3464; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 15-4.

3 "1950 United States Census," https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6XBR-3WPF Harold Beecher Caln, PA.

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