Cornelius Beechert
(1844-1928)
Sarah Alice Noll
(1844-1930)
Jared B. Seifrit
(1841-1897)
Emma S. Tobias
(1843-1902)
Charles Calvin Beechert
(1874-1951)
Anna T. Seifrit
(1872-1943)
Vernon Stanley Beechert
(1910-2001)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Doris Mildred Drace

Vernon Stanley Beechert 2 3 4 5 6

  • Born: 15 Oct 1910, Reading, Berks, PA 2 3 5 6
  • Christened: 27 Nov 1910, Reading, Berks, PA
  • Marriage (1): Doris Mildred Drace on 2 Sep 1935 in Reading, Berks, PA 1
  • Died: 6 Nov 2001, West Reading, Berks, PA at age 91 3 4 5 7
  • Buried: Bern Twp.: Epler's Church Cemetery, Berks, PA 5 8

   FamilySearch ID: L6YX-Y97.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Residence: 728 Schuylkill Avenue, Reading, PA on 15 Oct 1910 in Reading Twp., Adams, PA. 8

2. Newspaper: Reading Times: Mr. And Mrs. Charles Beechert and son, Vernon, of Reading, and Mr. And Mrs. Cornelius Beechert, of Sihllington, in a Buick auto, visited Margaret Beechert., 12 Sep 1914, Reading, Berks, PA. 9

3. Census in 1920 in Reading, Berks, PA. 2 The 1920 census recorded at 728 Schuylkill Avenue in Reading: Charles C. Beechert, paper hanger, 45, living with wife Annie T, 46, and Vernon S., 9. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

4. Census in 1930 in Reading, Berks, PA. 10 The 1930 census recorded at 728 Schuylkill Ave. in Reading: Charles C. Beeches, painter and paper hanger, 55, living with wife Anna T., 57; and son Vernon S., painter and paper hanger, 19.

5. Newspaper: Reading Times: Miss Doris M. Drase [sic] Weds Vernon Beechert, 4 Sep 1935, Reading, Berks, PA. 1 The wedding of Miss Doris M. Drase, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand Drase, of 417 West Douglass st., and Mr. Vernon S. Beechert, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Beechert, of 728 Schuylkill ave., took place Monday morning at 11 o'clock in the Second Reformed church. The Rev. Dr. Elmer L. coblentz officiated.
Miss Ruth Drase, sister of the bride, was her maid of honor, and Mr. George Taylor was best man.
The bride wore a blue satin dress with a full floor length skirt and a jacket. She carried a bouquet of white rosebuds, blue delphinium and baby's breath. the bridesmaid's dress was of pink taffeta. she carried pink rosebuds. Both wore slippers to match their dresses.
Guests at a dinner at the bride's home following the ceremony were Mr. and Mrs. Charles Beechert, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas O'Neil, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Drase, Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Sponagle, Miss Ruth Drase, Miss Mary Drase, Mr. and Mrs. George Taylor, Mr. Joseph Fox and Mr. and Mrs. Ferninand Drase.

6. Census in 1940 in Reading, Berks, PA. 11 The 1940 census recorded at 728 Schuylkill Ave. in Reading: Vernon Beechert, paper hanger paint and paper store, 29, living with wife Doris, 28. With them is his father, Charles, proprieter paint and paper store, 65, and Annie P., 66.

7. He was described as 5' 5" 140 lbs. Gray eyes brown hair dark complexion on 16 Oct 1940 in Reading, Berks, PA. 6

8. Residence: 728 Schuylkill Avenue, Reading, PA on 16 Oct 1940 in Reading, Berks, PA. 6

9. Census in 1950 in Reading, Berks, PA. 12 The 1950 census recorded at 728 Schuylkill Avenue: Vernon Beechert, part owner and operator of wall papering and painting, 39, living with wife Doris M., 37; daughter Bonnie Mae, 9; and father in law Charles C. Beechert, widowed, part owner and operator of wall papering and painting, 75. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

10. Occupation: Reading City Directory: Beecher Irving D. Painter Vernon S. Beechert r 109 S 2d, West Reading in 1958 in Reading, Berks, PA. 13

11. Occupation: Reading City Directory: Beechert Vernon S. (Doris) pntr and paperhanger 728 Schuyl Av in 1958 in Reading, Berks, PA. 13

12. Occupation: Vernon S. Beechert Painting & Decorating in 1981 in Reading, Berks, PA. 7

13. Residence: 728 Schuylkill Avenue, Reading, PA on 6 Nov 2001 in Reading, Berks, PA. 7

14. Obituary: Reading Eagle: obituary of Vernon S. Beechert on 14 Nov 2001 in Reading, Berks, PA. 7 Vernon S. Beechert, retired businessman
Vernon S. Beechert, a retired Reading businessman, was dead on arrival Nov. 6 at 8:35 a.m. in Reading Hospital.
Beechert, 91, of 728 Schuylkill Ave., was the husband of Doris M. (Drace) Beechert.
He was the owner-operator of Vernon S. Beechert Painting & Decorating Contractor, Reading, for 31 years, retiring in 1981.
Born in Reading, he was a son of the late Charles C. and Annie T. (Seifrit) Beechert.
Beechert was a member of St. Mark's United Church of Christ, Reading, where he was a former consistory member and dart team member.
He was a past officer of the Keystone Pointer & Setter Club. Beechert was a life member of the South End Gun Club. He was a past president of the Reading Chapter of Painting & Decorating Contractors of America.
Beechert is also survived by a daughter, Bonnie M. (Beechert) Goodwin, Reading; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be Nov. 30 at 11 a.m. in St. Mark's UCC. Burial will be private in Epler's Church Cemetery, Bern Township. Bean Funeral Homes Inc., Reading, is in charge of arrangements.


Vernon married Doris Mildred Drace, daughter of Ferdinand S. Drace and Myra L. Detwiler, on 2 Sep 1935 in Reading, Berks, PA.1 (Doris Mildred Drace was born on 18 Apr 1912 in Reading, Berks, PA,14 15 16 died on 26 Sep 2010 in Shillington, Berks, PA 14 15 and was buried in Bern Twp.: Epler's Church Cemetery, Berks, PA 15.)


Sources


1 Reading Times (Reading, PA) (Reading, Berks, Pernnsylvania.), 4 Sep 1935, page 10. Marriage of Vernon Beechert and Doris M. Drase.

2 1920 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M6BR-CFY Charles C Beechert, 1920.

3 U.S. Social Security Death Index, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/J2WW-16G Vernon S Beechert, 6 November 2001.

4 Bean Funeral Home (Bean Funeral Home, 1605 Rockland St., Reading PA 19604. http://www.beanfuneralhomes.com), Obituary of Doris Drace Beechert.

5 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/154793981.

6 Ancestry.com, U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947 (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), Vernon Stanley Beechert b. 15 Oct 1910 Reading PA.

7 Reading Eagle (Reading, PA) (Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania.), 14 Nov 2001, page B4. Obituary of Vernon S. Beechert.

8 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Birth Certificates, 1906-1913, Vernon Stanley Beechert, b. 15 Oct 1910, father Chas. C. Beechert, mother Annie Seifrit.

9 Reading Times (Reading, PA) (Reading, Berks, Pernnsylvania.), 12 Sep 1914, page 10.

10 1930 United States Census, Year: 1930; Census Place: Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2002; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 54; Image: 671.0; FHL microfilm: 2341736. Indexed as Charles C. Beeches.

11 1940 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KQJQ-P6Z Doris Beechert in entry for Vernon Beechert, 1940.

12 "1950 United States Census," Vernon Beechert, Reading, PA.

13 Ancestry.com, U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995, 1958 Reading City Directory, image 110 of 620.

14 U.S. Social Security Death Index, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/J5R7-YNR Doris M Beechert, 26 September 2010.

15 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/154794042.

16 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Birth Certificates, 1906-1913, Doris Mildred Drace, b. 18 Apr 1912, Reading PA father Ferdinand S. Drace mother Myrs L. Detwiler.



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