Jesse Franklin Beecher
Flora Walker
Abraham Jacob Kiehl
Anna Maria Peck
Thompson Walker Beecher
Anna Pearl Kiehl
Virginia Martha Beecher


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1. Charles B. Francis Jr.

Virginia Martha Beecher 1 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 1 Sep 1913, East Liberty, Allegheny, PA 1 2 5 6 7 8
  • Marriage (1): Charles B. Francis Jr. on 6 Nov 1936 in Wellsburg, Brooke, WV 1
  • Died: 30 Nov 2002, Upper Saint Clair Twp., Allegheny, PA at age 89 7 8

   FamilySearch ID: LXMW-16Z.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Residence: 310 Larimer Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA on 1 Sep 1913 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 5

2. Census in 1920 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 2 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.

3. Census in 1930 in North Braddock, Allegheny, PA. 9 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.

4. Residence: on 27 May 1964 in Upper Saint Clair Twp., Allegheny, PA. 3

5. Obituary: Pittsburgh Tribune: obituary of Virginia Beecher Francis on 1 Dec 2002 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 8 Virginia Beecher Francis, age 89, died peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2002, at Baptist Homes in Mt. Lebanon, after a brief illness. Beloved wife of Charles Blaine Francis. A loving and devoted wife, mother and homemaker, she is also survived by daughters, Jamee F. Schrader of Upper St. Clair and Pamela F. Bryant of Syracuse, N.Y.; grandchildren, K.C. Graham of Los Angeles, Calif., Robert Bryant, Melissa Bryant and James Bryant, all of Syracuse; and great-grandchildren, Maya and Robert Bryant, both of Syracuse. Virginia was born Sept. 1, 1913 in Pittsburgh. She and Charles, 50-year residents of Brookside Farms in Upper St. Clair, had recently celebrated their 66th anniversary on Nov. 6, 2002. As a member of the Upper St. Clair Women's Club, Virginia, a book lover, was instrumental along with other club members in laying the groundwork for what would become Upper St. Clair Public Library. After her marriage to Charles, she left public school teaching and the couple first settled in Pleasant Hills, where she started Girl Scouts as well as ballet classes at the fire hall. As a member of Pleasant Hills Community Presbyterian Church, she was a choir mother and sewed choir robes for all the children's choirs. Visitation from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at FREYVOGEL-SLATER FUNERAL DIRECTORS, 112 Ft. Couch Road, Bethel Park. Service will follow visitation at 8 p.m. Interment at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Jefferson Memorial Park.

Virginia married Charles B. Francis Jr. on 6 Nov 1936 in Wellsburg, Brooke, WV.1 (Charles B. Francis Jr. was born on 31 May 1916 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA 1 10 and died on 12 Feb 2003 in Upper Saint Clair, Allegheny, PA 10.)


1 West Virginia Division of Culture and History (Vital Records search. .), Marriage of Charles B. Francis Jr. and Virginia Beecher.

2 1920 United States Census, Year: 1920; Census Place: Pittsburgh Ward 12, Allegheny, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1521; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 504; Image: 747.

3, 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 045677-64 Anna Pearl Beecher, father Abrham Jacob Kiehl, mother Snyder, spouse Thompson W. Beecher, informant Mrs. Charles Francis Jr., Upper St. Clair, PA.

4 Pittsburgh Press (Pittsburgh, PA), 17 Mar 1963, section 4 page 12.

5, Pennsylvania, U.S., Birth Certificates, 1906-1914, Virginia Martha Beecher, b. 1 Sep 1918, father Thompson W. Beecher mother Anna Pearl Kiehl.

6, U.S. Public Records Index (Original data: Voter Registration Lists, Public Record Filings, Historical Residential Records, and Other Household Database Listings.).

7 U.S. Social Security Death Index, Virginia B Francis, 30 November 2002; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

8 Pittsburgh Tribune Review (Pittsburgh, PA), 1 Dec 2002, obituary of Virginia Beecher Francis.

9 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.

10 U.S. Social Security Death Index, Charles B Francis, 12 February 2003; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

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