William M. Beacher
Priscilla Brigitta Wary
William Robinson Beecroft Sr.
Elizabeth Isabella Kay
Alfred Beacher Sr.
Emma Jane Beecroft
William Beacher


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William Beacher 1 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 8 Dec 1924, , , PA 2 4
  • Died: 19 Jan 1950, Ingleside, Queen Anne's, MD, USA at age 25 2 4 6
  • Buried: 22 Jan 1950, Templeville: Templeville Cemetery, Caroline, MD 2 4 5

   Another name for William was Bill Beacher.8

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1930 in Clementon, Camden, NJ. 3 The 1930 census in Clementon recorded Alfred Beacher, 37, living with wife Emma J., 30; John C., 12; Lillian A., 9; Alfred R., 7; William, 5; Henry, 3; and Richard G., 0. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania except John in Ohio and Alfred R. in Delaware.

2. Census in 1940 in Lewes, Sussex, DE. 9 The 1940 census recorded living the home at 115 Woodland: Alfred Beacher, 48, living with wife Emma J., 40; John C., 23; Lillian A. Evans, 20; Alfred R., 17; William, 15; Henry W., 13; and Richard G., 11, Lura M., 7, and Joseph L., 2. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania except John and Lura in Ohio and Alfred R. in Delaware. Also in their home was Laban Evans, son in law, 23, born in Maryland, and granddaughter Reida V. Evans, 2 and grandson Alfred J. T. Evans, 0, both born in Delaware. In 1935, the census reports they were living in Burton, Geauga, Ohio.

3. Newspaper: Daily Mail: "Crash Kills Two", 19 Jan 1950, Hagerstown, Washington, MD. 6 Ingleside, Md., Jan 19 -- William Beecher, 24, and his sister-in-law, Thelma Lassen Beecher, 27, were killed early today when their car smashed into a culvert near here. They lived between Barclay and Templeville, few miles north of Ingleside.

4. Newspaper: The News: "Farmer, Sister-In-Law Die in Highway Wreck", 19 Jan 1950, Frederick, Frederick, MD. 10 Ingleside, Jan 19 (AP) -- A Queen Anne's county farmer and his sister-in-law were killed early today when their car crashed into a culvert on State Route 19 just east of here.

State Police identified the victims as William Beecher, 24, and Thelma Lassen Beecher, 27. They lived between Barclay and Templeville, a few miles north of here.

State Trooper George R. Cole said Beecher apparently tried to go too fast around a curve and hit the culvert. The car's motor was driven back into the front seat, pinning both victims. Mrs. Beecher died immediately of a fractured skull and Beecher died about an hour later of hemorrhages and shock.

5. Newspaper: Denton Journal: Funeral services for Mr. William Beacher and Mrs. Thelma Beacher, victims of an automobile accident, were conducted from Templeville Methodist Church on Sunday, jan 22nd, at 1 p. M. By the Rev. C. H. Atkins., 27 Jan 1950, Denton, Caroline, MD. 5


1 Beacher, Bruce Franklin, <i>Beau-Chere, The Beacher Family Newsletter</i>, Issue 1 Sep 1978.

2 <i>Templeville Cemetery, Templeville, Caroline County, Maryland</i>.

3 <i>1930 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X48B-2PL Alfred Beacher, Clementon, Camden, New Jersey; citing enumeration district (ED) 0091, sheet 5A, family 91, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 1323.

4 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=5296718.

5 <i>Denton Journal</i> (Denton, Caroline County, Maryland.), 27 Jan 1950, page 11. Funeral of Mr. William Beacher and Mrs. Thelma Beacher.

6 (Hagerstown, Washington, Maryland), 20 Jan 1950, page 7. Crash Kills Two.

7 <i>Genealogy Research conducted by Bruce Franklin Beacher Ph.D. (1919-2004)</i>.

8 <i>The Daily Times</i> (Salisbury, Maryland.), 15 Jun 2007, page 10, obituary of Lillian Alma Evans.

9 <i>1940 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VRZ2-3YT Alfred Beacher, Representative District 3, Sussex, Delaware, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 3-15B, sheet 5B, family 115, NARA digital publication T627, roll 547.

10 <i>The News (Frederick Maryland)</i> (Frederick, Frederick, Maryland.), 19 Jan 1950, page 1.

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