Benjamin Franklin Beacher Sr.
Sarah Jane Jacobs
Charles Wagner
Emma Rishel
Arthur Garfield Beacher
Lottie Mabel Wagner
Dorothy M. Beacher


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Dorothy M. Beacher 1 2 3 4

  • Born: 18 Jul 1913, Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA 4 5
  • Died: 8 Sep 1966, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA at age 53 1 5 6 7
  • Buried: 12 Sep 1966, Shenandoah Heights: Odd Fellows Cemetery, Schuylkill, PA 5

   Another name for Dorothy was Dot Beacher.1 8

   FamilySearch ID: 9C6N-LYK.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1920 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 9 The 1920 census recorded at 102 North Washington Avenue: Arthur Beacher, machinist in coal mine, 36, living with wife Lottie, 30; Arthur, 11; Evelyn, 9; Dorothy, 6; and Robert, 2 months. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania. [Note: Robert was recorded by census taker as a mistake, should be Paul].

2. Census in 1930 in West Mahanoy Twp., Schuylkill, PA. 4 Arthur Beacher, machinist colliery, 46, was married at age 24 to wife L?ttie, 39, who married at age 17. With them: Arthur Jr., coal engineer in coal mines, 21, who married at age 19; Dorothy, operator in telephone co., daughter-in-law, 24, who married Arthur Jr. at age 22; Evelyn, waitress, daughter, 19; Dorothy, 16; Paul, 11; and Jean, 5. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania, except Dorothy's parents were from Wales. They are living at 208 Ohio Avenue.

3. She was educated at Cooper High School in 1931 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 8 1931 Cooper High School Yearbook: photo of Dorothy M. Beacher.
"Jolly, good-natured, popular, marks Dot. Always talking, ceaselessly chattering, that's why it's impossible to fall asleep when Dot is around.
She had won great honoros in the basketball field and is considered one of the best athletes. Dot is always ready to go in for anything exciting, regardless of consequences. Through her friendly disposition, she has won many friends, especially among the boys. Dot has a weakness for band members, hasn't she? She intends to pursue a course in physicial education. Keep up the good work, Dot, and we are sure you will sail on the "Ship of Success" and embark in the Land of Fortune.

4. Census in 1950 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 10 The 1950 census recorded at 3016 Carlisle Street: Dorothy M. Beacher, bookkeeper in wholesale food company, as a lodger in the home of Thomas D. MacDonald, pipe fitter in oil refinery, 25. and his wife Anna M., 27. Dorothy is marked "never married" and was born in Pennsylvania.

5. Cause of Death: Dorothy died at Community Hospital from generalized cucinomatosis, 8 Sep 1966, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 5

6. Occupation: tax clerk for Acme Markets on 8 Sep 1966 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 7

7. Residence: 359 Cedar Avenue, Holmes, PA on 8 Sep 1966 in Holmes, Delaware, PA, USA. 5

8. Obituary: Delaware County Daily Times: obituary of Miss Dorothy M. Beacher on 9 Sep 1966 in Chester, Delaware, PA. 6 Miss Dorothy M. Beacher, 53, of 359 Cedar Ave., Holmes, Ridley Township, died Thursday in the Community Hospital, Philadelphia.
Miss Beacher, daughter of Arthur G. Beacher of Shenandoah, was a tax clerk for Acme Markets Inc., Philadelphia. She was a member of the Reconciliation Reformed Episcopal Church, Philadelphia.
In addition to her father, she is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Evelyn Balliet and Mrs. Jane Gibbons, both of Shenandoah; two brothers, Arthur F., of Frackville and Paul C. of Danville, Pa.
Services will be 9 p.m. Saturday at the Johnston & Son Funeral Home, 69 E. Baltimore Ave., Lansdowne. Calling hours will be after 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Burial will be Monday in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Shenandoah.

9. Obituary: Pottsville Republican: obituary of Dorothy Beacher on 9 Sep 1966 in Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 7 Dorothy Beacher, 359 Cedar Ave., Holmes, died Thursday at Community Hospital, Phila. She was employed as a tax clerk for Acme Markets. She was a member of the Reconciliation Reformed Episcopal Church, Phila.
Miss Beacher was a graduate of Shenandoah H. S. class of 1931.
Surviving are her father, Arthur G. Beacher, Shenandoah Heights; two sisters, Evelyn, wife of John Balliett, Shenandoah; Jean, wife of Fred Gibbon, Shenandoah Heights; two brothers, Arthur, Frackville; Paul, Danville.
Funeral services Monday afternoon from W. Harry Waters and Sons Funeral Home. Interment in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Shenandoah.


1 Miller, Hazel Horrox and Horn, Ruth Beacher, History of the Beacher Family (1970, typewritten pages, self published.).

2 Genealogy Research conducted by Bruce Franklin Beacher Ph.D. (1919-2004).

3 Beacher, Bruce Franklin, Beau-Chere, The Beacher Family Newsletter, Issue 1 Jun 1979.

4 1930 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, West Mahanoy Township, Series: T626 Roll: 2148 Page: 248.

5, 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 91962. Dorothy M. Beacher. Father Arthur G. Beacher. Mother Lottie Wagner. Spouse: never married.

6 Delaware County Daily Times (Chester, PA), 9 Sep 1966, page 4. Obituary of Miss Dorothy M. Beacher.

7 Pottsville Republican (Pottsville, PA), 9 Sep 1966, page 16. Obituary of Dorothy Beacher.

8, U.S. School Yearbooks, 1931 Cooper High School Yearbook, Shenandoah, PA. Page 40.

9 1920 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, Shenandoah, Enumeration District 123 Sheet 7 Visit 124.

10 "1950 United States Census," Dorothy M. Beacher, Philadelphia, PA.

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