William L. Beecher
Clara S. Moyer
Andrew Jackson Bellows
Clara Palmer
Lew Wallace Beecher
Clara P. Bellows
William Lew Beecher


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1. Beverly Jean Briggs

William Lew Beecher 2 3 4 5 6

  • Born: 6 May 1922, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 2 4 6
  • Marriage (1): Beverly Jean Briggs in 1946 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 1
  • Died: 2 Jan 1985, Broomall, Delaware, PA at age 62 4 7
  • Buried: Drexel Hill: Arlington Cemetery, Delaware, PA 7

   FamilySearch ID: L6SW-VMN.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1930 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 2 The 1930 census recorded owning an $8000 home at 1214 S. 36th Street in Philadelphia: Lew Beecher, druggist, 38, lliving with wife Clara, 33; daughter Jean, 2 years 6 months; son William, 7; and mother-in-law Claire Bellows, 73. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania, except Claire's mother in Maryland. Lew was married at age 25, Clira at age 20.

2. Census in 1940 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 3 The 1940 census recorded at 1214 56th Street: Calra [Clara] Beecher, sales clerk, 43, widow, living son Wm F., 17; and daughter Jean C., 12. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

3. Military on 18 Feb 1943 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA: World War II. 5

4. Census in 1950 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 8 The 1950 census recorded at 1214 South 56th Street: Clara Beecher, clerk for naval base, widowed, 49, living with son William L. Beecher, clerk for life insurance company, 27, and his wife Beverly J., typist for automobile insurance company, 24, and Clara's daughter Jean C. Beecher, typist for life insurance company, 22. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania except Beverly in Iowa.

5. Residence: 1214 S 56th Street, Philadelphia, PA in 1950 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 5

6. Obituary: Philadelphia Inquirer: obituary of William L. Beecher on 4 Jan 1985 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 9 BEECHER -- On Jan. 2, 1985 WILLIAM L. beloved husband of Beverly of Broomall, Pa., devoted father of Mark, Heidi and Adam; also survived by his mother, Clara and sister, Jean Fenton of Broomall. Relatives and friends are invited to his funeral service Sat. 11 A. M. in the VIDEON-GIBSON FUNERAL HOME, 2001 Sproul Rd., Broomall, Pa. where friends may call one hour before service. Memorials may be sent in his name to The Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 19th & Lombard St., Phila. Pa. 19102. Int. Arlington Cem.

William married Beverly Jean Briggs, daughter of Loxley Alonzo Briggs and Beulah Elnora Heath, in 1946 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA.1 (Beverly Jean Briggs was born on 4 Sep 1924 in Correctionville, Woodbury, IA,6 10 11 died on 12 Nov 2010 in Bryn Mawr, Montgomery, PA 6 and was buried in Drexel Hill: Arlington Cemetery, Delaware, PA 6.)


1 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Marriage Indexes, 1885-1951 (FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org)), William L. Beecher m. 1946 Briggs in Philadelphia, PA.

2 1930 United States Census, Year: 1930; Census Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2129; Page: 23B; Enumeration District: 205; Image: 300.0; FHL microfilm: 2341863.

3 1930 United States Census, Year: 1940; Census Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Roll: T627_3756; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 51-2220.

4 U.S. Social Security Death Index, Number: 189-16-4191; Issue State: Pennsylvania.

5 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Veteran Compensation Applications, WWII, 1950, William Lew Beecher.

6 Obituaries Free (http://www.ObituariesFree.com), http://www.obituariesfree.com/2010/11/beverly-j-beecher.htm .

7 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=69508467.

8 "1950 United States Census," https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6XB5-VNCP Clara Beecher Philadelphia PA.

9 Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, PA), 4 Jan 1985, page 24. Obituary of William L. Beecher.

10 1930 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XMK6-T9S Beulah E Briggs in household of Loxely A Briggs, Correctionville, Woodbury, Iowa, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0072, sheet , family 56.

11 FamilySearch.org, Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XVNG-VXB Beulah Elnora Heath in entry for Beverly Jean Briggs, 1924.

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