James Buchanan Dittenhafer
(1856-1941)
Elizabeth Margaret Heintzelman
(1862-1944)
John Henry Beecher
(1858-1927)
Ella M. Godfrey
(1858-1891)
Howard Cleveland Dittenhafer
(1884-1951)
Grace Rebecca Beecher
(1890-1955)
Elizabeth Diane Beecher
(1913-2003)

 

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Parents:
1. James Beecher
2. Howard Cleveland Dittenhafer & Grace Rebecca Beecher

Elizabeth Diane Beecher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

  • Born: 3 Nov 1913, York, York, PA 1 2 3 6 7
  • Died: 26 Jan 2003, Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA at age 89 3 6 8
  • Buried: Paxtang: Paxtang Cemetery, Dauphin, PA 3

   Other names for Elizabeth were Betty Beecher 9 10 and Hariett Beecher Dittenhafer.2

   FamilySearch ID: LXSD-CNC.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Fact: 3 Nov 1913, York, York, PA. 11 Her birth name was Hariett Beecher Dittenhafer but on 13 Aug 1979 Elizabeth Diane Beecher filed a request to have her name on her original PA Birth Certificate changed from Hariett Beecher Dittenhafer to Elizabeth Diane Beecher. This birth certificate can be viewed on Ancestry.com.

Her date of birth remained 3 Nov 1913. Further confusion: her U.S. Social Security Application & Claims Index record dated Dec 1936 has her parents as James B. Beecher (her step-father) and mother Rebecca G. Goho and birth date 3 Nov 1914 with correct death date 26 Jan 2003.

2. Residence: 729 Jersey Place, York, PA on 3 Nov 1913 in York, York, PA. 2

3. Census in 1920 in Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 1 The 1920 census recorded at 932 Penn Street in Harrisburg: James M. Bucher [indexed wrong, handwriting looks like Beecher], laborer railroad, 35, living with wife Grace R., 27; Gladys C., 7; Elizabeth D., 6; Madeline V., 2 years 5 months, and Rhea A., 5 months when the census was recorded on 5 Jan 1920. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania, except James and his parents in Maryland.

4. Census in 1930 in Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 12 The 1930 census recorded at 1210 Susquehanna Street: Grace R. Beecher, widowed, 39, living with single daughters Gladys C., child's nurse for private family, 18; Elizabeth D., 16; Madeline V., 12; and Rhea A., 10.

5. Newspaper: Harrisburg Telegraph: Elizabeth Beacher wants to enter secretarial field, 8 Jun 1932, Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 13 Elizabeth Beacher wants to enter the secretarial field. Gordon Hall, Md., will be her future scholastic address. She was a member of her class soccer team and of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Sorority During the summer she will go to California. She is the daughter of Mrs. G. Beecher, 1210 Susquehanna street.

6. Census in 1940 in Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 14 The 1940 census recorded at 1210 Susquehanna Street: Grace R. Beecher, widowed, 39, living with 3 daughters Elizabeth D., single, 25; Madeline V., single, saleslady retail clothing, 22; and Rhea A. Maff, married, 20. Also in the home was lodger Robert W. McMollen, iceman, 59. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania and lived in the same house in 1935.

7. Census in 1950 in Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 15 The 1950 census recorded at 1109 Penn Street: Edward Maff, office work at air depot, 36, living with wife Rhea, 30; Madeline, 9; Julia Ruth, 5; and Angela Rhea, 2. Also in the home is mother-in-law Grace Beecher, salad woman at air depot, widowed, 58, and her daughter Elizabeth Beecher, saleswoman at drug store, 35. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

8. Residence: on 28 Jun 2000 in Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 10

9. Obituary: on 28 Jan 2003 in Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 8 Elizabeth Diane "Betty" Beecher, 89, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, a former employee with Pilchard and Price Pharmacy for many years, died at Dauphin Manor Nursing Home on Sunday, January 26, 2003. Funeral services and burial will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are appreciated to Dauphin Manor, 1205 South 28th Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102. Arrangements entrusted to Reese Funeral Home, Inc., Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.


Sources


1 1920 United States Census, Year: 1920; Census Place: Harrisburg Ward 5, Dauphin, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1558; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 72; Image: 733.

2 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Birth Certificates, 1906-1913, Harriet Beecher Dittenhafer, b. 3 Nov 1913, father Howard Clevon Dittenhafer, mother Grace Rebecca Beecher.

3 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=86721112.

4 Harrisburg Evening News, Harrisburg, PA, 18 Sep 1924, page 15. Funeral of James E. Beecher.

5 Ancestry.com, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.), Elizabeth Diane Beecher. SSN 172016565. Father James B. Beecher. Mother Rebecca G. Goho.

6 U.S. Social Security Death Index, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/J29P-DPP Elizabeth D Beecher, 26 January 2003.

7 Ancestry.com, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.), Elizabeth Diane Beecher d. 26 Jan 2003 b. 3 Nov 1914 York, York Co., PA father James B. Beecher mother Rebecca G. Goho.

8 Legacy.com, http://www.legacy.com/Obituaries.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonId=752026 Obituary of Elizabeth Diane "Betty" Beecher.

9 The Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) (Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania.), 4 Dec 2011, obituary of Rhea Angela Beecher Maff.

10 The Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) (Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania.), 3 Jul 2000, obituary of Glady Caroline Lang.

11 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Birth Certificates, 1906-1913, https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/35248978:60484 Elizabeth Diane Beecher.

12 1930 United States Census, Year: 1930; Census Place: Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2026; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 0023; Image: 665.0; FHL microfilm: 2341760.

13 Harrisburg Telegraph (Harrisburg, PA), 8 Jun 1932, page 19.

14 1940 United States Census, Year: 1940; Census Place: Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania; Roll: T627_3481; Page: 61A; Enumeration District: 22-29A.

15 "1950 United States Census," https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6X1Q-NYB5 Edward Maff Harrisburg PA.



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