Jesse Franklin Beecher
(1864-1932)
Flora Walker
(1864-1942)
Abraham Jacob Kiehl
(1867-1935)
Anna Maria Peck
(1871-1909)
Thompson Walker Beecher
(1892-1988)
Anna Pearl Kiehl
(1896-1964)
Capt. Jess Stanley Beecher
(1915-1996)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Dorothy Marie Beckley
2. Alda Mae Mauk
3. Bobbie Marcella Biffle

Capt. Jess Stanley Beecher 4 5 6 7 8

  • Born: 23 Apr 1915, Carlisle, Cumberland, PA 5 6 8 9 10
  • Marriage (1): Dorothy Marie Beckley in Jul 1941 in Louisville, Jefferson, KY 1
  • Marriage (2): Alda Mae Mauk on 2 Jul 1942 in Fort Eustis, Newport News, VA, USA 2
  • Marriage (3): Bobbie Marcella Biffle on 27 Oct 1945 in , Allegheny, PA 3 4
  • Died: 11 Dec 1996, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA at age 81 6 7 8 9
  • Buried: 14 Dec 1996, Sinnemahoning: Gilmore Cemetery, Cameron, PA, USA 7 8

   FamilySearch ID: LXMW-165.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1920 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 5 The 1920 census recorded renting at 6617 Apple Avenue: Thompson Beecher, brakeman steam railroad, 28, living with wife Pearl, 23; Virginia, 6 and 3 months; Jesse, 4 and 8 months; Kenneth, 3 and 8 months; and Sarah Snyder, boarder, 79. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

2. Census in 1930 in North Braddock, Allegheny, PA. 11 The 1930 census recorded renting at 408 Stokes Avenue: Thompson W. Beecher, brakeman steam railroad, 37, living with Pearl, 34; Virginia, 16; Jesse, 14; and Kenneth, 13. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

3. Census in 1940 in Swissvale, Allegheny, PA. 12 The 1940 census recorded owning the home at 2330 Braddock Avenue: Thompson W. Beecher, brakeman rail road, 45, living with wife Pearl K., 42; Jess, chemical engineer, 25; and Kenneth, 23. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. In 1935 they were living in North Braddock, PA.

4. Newspaper: Courier-Journal: Marriage Licenses: Jess S. Beecher, 26, engineer, Swissvale, Penn., and Dorothy Beckley, 21, or 209 York., 29 Jul 1941, Louisville, Jefferson, KY. 1

5. Military from 4 Aug 1941 to 1 Apr 1946 in Fort Eustis, Newport News, VA, USA: World War II. 10

6. Residence: 2330 Braddock Ave, Swissvale, PA on 4 Aug 1941 in Swissvale, Allegheny, PA. 10

7. Court: Jess' obtained permission from Oprhan's Court to marry on the same day as his marriage application because he was on leave from U.S. Army in Norfolk, VA. On 27 Apr 1945 in Norfolk, Norfolk, VA. 13

8. Military on 27 Apr 1945 in Norfolk, Norfolk, VA: World War II: U.S. Army Captain. 3

9. Fact: Jess listed beneficiaries as "not married" on his WWII Veterans Compensation application., 20 Jan 1950, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA.

10. Residence: 1316 Tennessee Ave, Pittsburgh, PA on 20 Jan 1950 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 10

11. Residence: on 17 Mar 1963 in , , NY. 14

12. Residence: 3252 Comanche Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15241 in 1996 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA.

13. Obituary: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: obituary of Jesse Stanley Beecher on 12 Dec 1996 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 7 JESSE STANLEY BEECHER Of Bethel Park, on Wed., Dec. 11, 1996, age 81; survived by sister Virginia Beecher Francis and five nieces. Mr Beecher was employed by the Drew Chemical Corp. for 45 years and was the principal consultant for Industrial Water Treatment. There will be no visitation. Memorial service at the Bethel Presbyterian Church on Saturday at 3 p.m. If desired, memorials in his name to Bethel Presbyterian Church, Bethel Church Road, Bethel . Park, PA 15102, will be appreciated by the family. Arrangements made by the FREYVOGEL-SLATER FUNERAL DIRECTORS, 835-1860.


Jess married Dorothy Marie Beckley in Jul 1941 in Louisville, Jefferson, KY.1 (Dorothy Marie Beckley was born on 10 Apr 1922.)


Jess next married Alda Mae Mauk, daughter of Alfred Roy Mauk and Una Mae Rodgers, on 2 Jul 1942 in Fort Eustis, Newport News, VA, USA.2 The marriage ended in divorce on 30 Oct 1943. (Alda Mae Mauk was born on 11 Jul 1918 in Ambridge, Beaver, PA, USA 2 and died on 8 Dec 2015 in Willoughby, Lake, OH, USA.)


Jess next married Bobbie Marcella Biffle, daughter of Jonathan Theodrick Biffle Jr and Myrtle Cary Duggan, on 27 Oct 1945 in , Allegheny, PA.3 4 The marriage ended in divorce before 1949. (Bobbie Marcella Biffle was born on 4 Oct 1924 in Hobart, Kiowa, OK 3 and died on 15 Mar 2000 in Denton, Callahan, TX.)


Sources


1 "The Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)," 29 Jul 1941, page 18. Marriage Licenses.

2 Ancestry.com, Virginia, U.S., Marriage Records, 1936-2014 (Original data: Virginia, Marriages, 1936-2014. Virginia Department of Health, Richmond, Virginia.), Jess Stanley Beecher and Alda Mae Mauk.

3 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KHXS-XTT Jess S Beecher and Bobbie Biffle, 27 Oct 1945; citing Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, ; FHL microfilm 2024228.

4 Pennsylvania, U.S., Marriages, 1852-1854 ([database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Original data: Secretary of the Commonwealth. Series 26.28, Record and Indexes of Births, Deaths, and Marriages. Microfilm, rolls 668-673. Records of the Department of State, Record Group 26. Pennsylvania State Archives, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Bobbie Biffle m. Jess S. Beecher 27 Oct 1945 Allgeheny Co. PA.

5 1920 United States Census, Year: 1920; Census Place: Pittsburgh Ward 12, Allegheny, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1521; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 504; Image: 747.

6 U.S. Social Security Death Index, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JP8Y-D4W Jesse S Beecher, 11 December 1996; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

7 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA), 12 Dec 1996, page 46. obituary of Jesse Stanley Beecher.

8 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=124492928.

9 Ancestry.com, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.), SSN 168052192. Jess Stanley Beecher.

10 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Veteran Compensation Applications, WWII, 1950, Jess Stanley Beecher. Serial # 0-364480.

11 1930 United States Census, Year: 1930; Census Place: North Braddock, Allegheny, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1967; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 0730; Image: 1012.0; FHL microfilm: 2341701.

12 1940 United States Census, Year: 1940; Census Place: Swissvale, Allegheny, Pennsylvania; Roll: T627_3418; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 2-540.

13 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, Court Document https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-21045-3968-30?cc=1589502&wc=MMY5-3YB:993755856.

14 Pittsburgh Press (Pittsburgh, PA), 17 Mar 1963, section 4 page 12. 50th Anniversary Mr. Mrs. Thompson Walker Beecher.



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