Frederick Cook Beecher Sr.
Sara Sleeter Collum
David Kinney Beecher


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1. Jane Finn

David Kinney Beecher 1 2 3 4 5 6

  • Born: 3 Apr 1910, Ford City, Armstrong, PA 1 2 4 5 6
  • Marriage (1): Jane Finn
  • Died: 14 Apr 1988 at age 78 5 6
  • Buried: Lewiston: Mount Hope Cemetery, Androscoggin, ME 5

   FamilySearch ID: L6SW-C9S.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1930 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 7 The 1930 census recorded Fred C. Beecher, 56, born in New York, living with wife Sarah C., 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.

2. Newspaper: Harrisburg Telegraph: David K. Beecher studying architecture, 5 Aug 1930, Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 8 Another interesting display of ambition comes from David K. Beecher, son of the Fred beechers. The Beechers, you know, were residents of Camp Hill until recently. They are now living in Philadelphia, where David is studying architecture at the University and coming through with flying colors. He is spending the summer on a special course of drawing that he expects will benefit him a great deal. We are all expecting startling results from this young man and you are sure to hear more about him.

3. Census in 1940 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 2 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.

4. Military from 27 Jun 1944 to 13 Dec 1945 in Columbia, Lancaster, PA: World War II. 4

5. Residence: 910 New Holland Ave., Lancaster, Pa. On 27 Jun 1944 in Lancaster, Lancaster, PA. 4

6. Residence: 601 W. 115 St. Apt 82, New Yor, NY on 11 Apr 1950 in New York, New York, NY. 4

David married Jane Finn. (Jane Finn was born on 3 Aug 1911,9 10 died in Dec 1986 in Queens, Queens, NY 9 10 and was buried in Lewiston: Mount Hope Cemetery, Androscoggin, ME 9.)


1 1910 United States Census, Frederick C Beecher, Ford City, Armstrong, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet , family 39, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1375322.

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

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

4, Pennsylvania, U.S., Veteran Compensation Applications, WWII, 1950, David Kinney Beecher.

5 Find A Grave,

6 U.S. Social Security Death Index, null, 14 Apr 1988; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

7 1930 United States Census, Fred C Beecher, Philadelphia (Districts 0251-0500), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0496, sheet , family 239.

8 Harrisburg Telegraph (Harrisburg, PA), 5 Aug 1930, page 4.Sally Harris Letter.

9 Find A Grave,

10 U.S. Social Security Death Index, null, Dec 1986; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

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