Sara Sleeter Collum
(1875-1959)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Frederick Cook Beecher Sr.

Sara Sleeter Collum 3 4

  • Born: 16 Feb 1875, Shelbyville, Shelby, IN 5
  • Marriage (1): Frederick Cook Beecher Sr. on 2 Mar 1897 in Philadelphia: St. Phillip's Protestant Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, PA 1 2 3
  • Died: 27 Dec 1959, Lansdowne, Delaware, PA at age 84 4 6
  • Buried: 31 Dec 1959, Camp Hill: Rolling Green Cemetery, Cumberland, PA 4

   Other names for Sara were Sallie Sleeter Collum 2 and Sarah Sleeter Collum.4 7 8 9 10

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1880 in Shelbyville, Shelby, IN. 5 The 1880 census recorded Richard S. Collum, 42, living with wife Georgie B., 41; William, 20; Walter, 19; Richard M., 15; Gertrude, 13; Georgie C., 11; Johnson J., 7; and Sallie S., 5. Also in the home was Jane L. Collum, mother, 65, born in Virginia. Everyone was born in Indiana except William and Walter in Missouri, Gertrude in District of Columbia, and Johnson in Massachusetts. Richard's father was born in Ohio and mother in Virginia. Georgie's parents were born in Pennsylvania. Jane's parents were born in Virginia.

2. She has conflicting birth information of The 1880 census for her parents shows a Sallie S. Age 5, born abt. 1875. Her marriage record at St. Phillip's also records a Sallie born abt. 1875 As birth year.. But her death certificate has 1881., 16 Feb 1881 and Shelbyville, Shelby, IN. 11

3. Census in 1930 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 12 The 1930 census recorded Fred C. Beecher, 56, born in New York, living with wife Sarah C., widowed, 54, born in Indiana. Living with them: sons Richard S., 25; Lee C., 23; David, 20; and daughter Lucille, 13. The children were born in Pennsylvania.

4. Residence: 400 S. 45Th St., Philadelphia, PA on 7 Oct 1939 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 11

5. Census in 1940 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 13 The 1940 census recorded renting at 400 45th Street: David K. Beecher, investigator loan co., single, 30, living with his widowed mother, Sara C., 61; and "resident friend" Mabel B. Bower, widowed, 55. They were born in Pennsylvania except Sara in Indiana. The Beechers were living in the same place in 1935.

6. Residence: 225 W. Albemarle Ave., Lansdowne, Pa. On 23 Jan 1950 in Lansdowne, Delaware, PA. 10

7. Cause of Death: coronary arlery disease, coronary arteriosclerosis, 27 Dec 1959, Lansdowne, Delaware, PA. 4

8. Residence: 225 W. Albermarle Ave., Lansdowne, PA on 27 Dec 1959 in Lansdowne, Delaware, PA. 4


Sara married Frederick Cook Beecher Sr. on 2 Mar 1897 in Philadelphia: St. Phillip's Protestant Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, PA.1 2 3 (Frederick Cook Beecher Sr. was born on 1 Dec 1871 in Clymer, Chautauqua, NY,9 11 14 died on 7 Oct 1939 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 11 and was buried on 10 Oct 1939 in Camp Hill: Rolling Green Cemetery, Cumberland, PA 11.)


Sources


1 <i>Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Marriage Indexes, 1885-1951</i> (FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org)), https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JJDY-3PX Frederick Cook Beecher and Collum, 1897.

2 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013</i>, Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 1004. Philadelphia > St. Phillip's Protestant Episcopal Church.

3 Ancestry.com, <i>Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Marriage Index, 1885-1951</i>, Sara Collum m. Frederick Beecher. Marriage license 91803. 1897, Philadelphia.

4 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966</i> (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1966. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 111975. Sara C. Beecher. Father Richard S. Collum. Mother Georgetta Kimmey. Spouse Frederick C. Beecher.

5 1880 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MHSD-XDF Richard S. Collum, Shelbyville, Shelby, Indiana, United States; citing sheet 283B, family 0, NARA microfilm publication T9-0310.

6 Pennsylvania Department of Health, <i>Pennsylvania, Death Indices</i> (Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records, New Castle, PA, 16103. Online at http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/public_records/20686 .), Death Certificate 111975. Sara C. Beecher.

7 Texas State Registrar Office, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," database, <i>FamilySearch.org</i> (https://familysearch.org), https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K34Z-SLT : accessed 28 Nov 2013), Fred C Beecher in entry for Lee Chapline Beecher, 26 Apr 1959; citing certificate number 19827, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2115909.

8 <i>1910 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MGHN-FQT Sarah Beecher in household of Frederick C Beecher, Ford City, Armstrong, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet , family 39, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1375322.

9 <i>Armstrong County, Pennsylvania: Her People Past and Present</i> (J.H. Beers & Co, 1914), Page 622. Fred C. Beecher.

10 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania, Veteran Compensation Applications, WWII, 1950</i>, David Kinney Beecher.

11 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966</i> (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1966. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 84614. Fred C. Beecher. Father Ira T. Beecher. Mother ? Cook. Spouse Sarah Collum Beecher.

12 <i>1930 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XH4N-2FN Fred C Beecher, Philadelphia (Districts 0251-0500), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0496, sheet , family 239.

13 <i>1940 United States Census</i>, Year: 1940; Census Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Roll: T627_3749; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 51-2006.

14 William H. Beecher IV and Jim Shaw, <i>Descendants of John Beecher 1594-1637</i> (On Rootsweb at http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=billjim), http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=billjim&id=I12567.



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