James Buchanan Dittenhafer
(1856-1941)
Elizabeth Margaret Heintzelman
(1862-1944)
Howard Cleveland Dittenhafer
(1884-1951)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Grace Rebecca Beecher

2. Irene R. Jackson

Howard Cleveland Dittenhafer 3 4 5 6 7 8

  • Born: 10 Sep 1884, Biglerville, Adams, PA 3 4 5 6 8
  • Marriage (1): Grace Rebecca Beecher on 7 Sep 1911 in York, York, PA 1 2
  • Marriage (2): Irene R. Jackson
  • Died: 8 Jun 1951, Aspers, Adams, PA at age 66 5 8 9
  • Buried: 11 Jun 1951, Coatesville: Fairview Cemetery, Chester, PA 5 8

   FamilySearch ID: 2W7B-RXZ.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1900 in Butler Twp., Adams, PA. 10 The 1900 census recorded James Diffenhafer, farmer, 44, born Nov 1856, living with wife Elizabeth, 38, Nov 1862; Howard, 16, Sep 1884; Wilda, 14, Sep 1886; Myrtle, 12, Oct 1889; Esta, 7, Jan 1893; and Daniel, 2, Jul 1898. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

2. Census in 1910 in York, York, PA. 11 The 1910 census recorded Howard Ditenhafer, laborer in paper mill, 22, single, as a boarder at 938 West College Avenue. He and his parents were born in Pennsylvania.

3. Newspaper: York Daily: "James Murray was given a six months' term in jail for stealing a silver watch from Howard Dittenhafer, his roommate, at a West College avenue boarding house.", 11 Apr 1911, York, York, PA. 12

4. Newspaper: York Daily: marriage of Howard Dittenhafer and Grace Beecher, 11 Sep 1911, York, York, PA. 13 Dittenhafer -- Beecher
Howard Dittenhafer and Miss Grace Beecher, this city, were married last Thursday evneing at 8 o'clock. The ceremony was performed at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Amos Shreiner, 435 West College avenue, by the Rev. Allen J. Barr, of Hopewell township.

5. Residence: 418 Codorus Avenue, York, PA on 30 Mar 1912 in York, York, PA. 14

6. Residence: York City Directory: Dittenhafer Howard C, lab, res 422 Salem av. In 1913 in York, York, PA. 15

7. Residence: 729 Jersey Place, York, PA on 3 Nov 1913 in York, York, PA. 7

8. Residence: York City Directory: Dittenhafer Howard C, lab, bds 910 W. Poplar in 1917 in York, York, PA. 16

9. Newspaper: York Daily: "Masters were appointed in divorce cases as follows: James G. Glessner, in case of Howard C. Dittenhafer vs. Grace R. Dittenhafer.", 5 Feb 1918, York, York, PA. 17

10. Occupation: machinist on 9 Sep 1918 in Chester, Delaware, PA. 3

11. Residence: 980 W. Poplar St., York, PA on 9 Sep 1918 in York, York, PA. 3

12. Occupation: Cochrane Corporation, 17th & Allegheny Ave., Philadelphia, PA on 27 Apr 1942 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 4

13. He was described as 5'4", 152 lbs, blue eyes, brown hair on 27 Apr 1942 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 4

14. Residence: 1705 Susquehanna Ave, Philadelphia, PA on 27 Apr 1942 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 4

15. Census in 1950 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 18 The 1950 census recorded at 2558 9th Street: Howard DIttenhafer, assembly man in machine shop, widowed, 65, born in Pennsylvania. He was living alone.

16. Occupation: machinist, water and steam mfg. Co. On 6 Jun 1951 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 5

17. Cause of Death: chronic nephritis, myocarditis, 8 Jun 1951, Aspers, Adams, PA. 5

18. Obituary: Evening Sun: obituary of Howard C. Dittenhafer on 8 Jun 1951 in Hanover, York, PA. 9 Howard C. Dittenhafer, 66, Philadelphia, a native of Adams county, died this morning at 6.15 o'clock at the home of his brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Francis M. Beamer, Aspers R. D. 1. He had been ill and was at the Beamer home the past two weeks. the deceasede resided in Philadelphia 31 years and for the past 22 years was a machinist for a Philadelphia engineering corporation. His wife, Irene Jackson, Philadelphia, died eight years ago. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Beamer, Mrs. Victor Kumpf, Boyerstown, and Mrs. Oscar Starner, Gardners R. D. 2; two brothers, Daniel, Harrisburg, and James, Washington. Funeral services will be held Monday at 9 a. m. in the Dugan funeral home, Bendersville. The Rev. Richard H. L. Vanaman will officiate. Interment will be in the Coatesville cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p. m. Sunday.

19. Residence: 2558 N 9th St., Philadelphia, PA on 8 Jun 1951 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 5

20. Obituary: News Comet: funeral of Howard C. Dittenhafer on 15 Jun 1951 in East Berlin, Adams, PA. 19 Howard C. Dittenhafer
Howard C. Dittenhafer, 66, Philadelphia, died June 8 at 6:15 a.m. at the home of his brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Francis M. Beamer, Aspters R. 1.
Dr. C. C. Crist, Adams county coroner, investigated and attributed death to natural causes.
Mr. Dittenhafer was a native of Adams county, a son of the late James and Elizabeth (Heintzelman) Dittenhafter. He resided in Philadelphia for the last 31 years.
Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Beamer; Mrs. Victor Kumpf, Boyertown, and Mrs. Oscar Starner, Gardners R. 2; two brothers, Daniel, Harrisburg, and James O. Washington, D. C.
Funeral services Monday at 9 a.m. from the Dugan funeral home, Bendersville, conducted by the Rev. Richard H. L. Vanaman. Interment in a Coatesville cemetery.
The pallbearers included Francis and Gilbert Beamer, James and Daniel Dittenhafer, Elwood Davidheiser and Norman Bushey.


Howard married Grace Rebecca Beecher, daughter of John Henry Beecher and Ella M. Godfrey, on 7 Sep 1911 in York, York, PA.1 2 The marriage ended in divorce on 11 Mar 1918. (Grace Rebecca Beecher was born on 4 Sep 1890 in New Freedom, York, PA, USA,20 21 22 23 died on 22 Dec 1955 in Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA 21 22 and was buried on 24 Dec 1955 in Paxtang: Paxtang Cemetery, Dauphin, PA 21 22.)


Howard next married Irene R. Jackson. (Irene R. Jackson was born on 24 Aug 1876 in La Plata, Charles, MD, United States,24 died on 29 Apr 1943 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 24 and was buried on 3 May 1943 in Coatesville: Fairview Cemetery, Chester, PA 24.)


Sources


1 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VFW6-M4Y marriage James Bernard McMahon and Grace R. Beecher, 1918.

2 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VFSL-XC3 Howard C. Dittenhafer and Grace R. Beecher, 1911.

3 United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K623-XJ8 Howard C Dittenhaffer, 1917-1918.

4 FamilySearch.org, United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VQFJ-TZJ Howard Cleveland Dittenhafer, 1942.

5 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates. Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 49524. Howard Cleveland Dittenhafer. Father James Dittenhafer. Mother Elizabeth Heintzelman.

6 Ancestry.com, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.), Howard C. Dittenhafer, SSN 159092433.

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

8 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/175561636.

9 The Evening Sun (Hanover, Pennsylvania) (Hanover, York, Pennsylvania.), 8 Jun 1951, page 14. Obituary of Howard C. Dittenhafer.

10 1900 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MS1C-FL1 James Dittenhafer, Butler Township, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet 7B, family 160.

11 1910 United States Census, Year: 1910; Census Place: York Ward 9, York, Pennsylvania; Roll: T624_1435; Page: 14A; Enumeration District: 0128; FHL microfilm: 1375448.

12 The York Daily (York, PA), 11 Apr 1911, page 8.

13 The York Daily (York, PA), 11 Sep 1911, page 6.

14 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Birth Certificates, 1906-1913, Gladys Elizabeth Dittenhafer, b. 30 Mar 1912, father Howard Clayton Dittenhafer, mother Rebecca Grace Beecher, 418 Codorus Avenue, York PA.

15 Ancestry.com, U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995, 1913 York City Directory, printed page 239, online image 115.

16 Ancestry.com, U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995, 1917 York City Directory, printed page 241, online image 102.

17 The York Daily (York, PA), 5 Feb 1918, page 7. Divorce of Howard C. Dittenhafer and Grace R. Dittenhafer.

18 "1950 United States Census," https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6XBR-QWBR Howard C Dittenhafer Philadelphia PA.

19 News Comet (East Berlin, PA), 15 Jun 1951, page 3.

20 1900 United States Census, Pennsylvania, York County, York Ward 6, Roll 1503 Book 1, Page 49.

21 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=86721196.

22 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates. Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 105751. Grace R. Beecher. Father John Beecher. Mother Ella Godfrey.

23 Ancestry.com, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.), Grace Rebecca Beecher.

24 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates. Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Certificate 32693. Irene R. Dittenhafer. Father __ Jackson. Mother Charlotte Hagne. Spouse Howard C. Dittenhafer.



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