John Simon Beecher
Carrie Irene Gilbert
Eli Zook Jones
Anna Catherine Richardson
Paul Edward Beecher Sr.
Pearl Margaret Jones
Winnifred V. Beecher


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1. Calvin Alexander Beam Sr.

Winnifred V. Beecher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

  • Born: 16 Sep 1929, Roxbury, Cumberland, PA, USA 1 2 3 7 8
  • Marriage (1): Calvin Alexander Beam Sr.
  • Died: 24 May 2017, Carlisle, Cumberland, PA at age 87 7 8
  • Buried: 30 May 2017, Carlisle: Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens, Cumberland, PA 7 8

   Another name for Winnifred was Winifred V. Beecher.9

   FamilySearch ID: LF2L-145.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1930 in Penn Twp., Cumberland, PA. 3 The 1930 census recorded Paul E. Bucher [incorrectly indexed in census but handwriting is Beecher - two e's look like a u], farm laborer, 21, living with wife Pearl A., 20; and daughter Winfred V, 6 months old. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

2. Census in 1940 in Newville, Cumberland, PA. 2 The 1940 census recorded two Beecher families as close neighbors on Rural Delivery route 1 in Newville:

John Beecher, widowed, 80, was living with his daughter, Ella Beecher, 46; son Paul, bulldozer operator, 30; daughter Winifred, 10; and son Glenn, 9. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. [Note: Winified and Glen are the children of Paul, and John is their grandfather. Their mother is living alone in Shippensburg in 1940.]

Samuel Beecher, 34, was living with wife Elizabeth D., 34; Leona, 13; Gerald, 12; Margaret, 9; Richard, 7; Mary, 4; Joan, 1. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. No one had an occupation listed.

3. Census in 1950 in Southampton Township, Cumberland, PA. The 1950 census recorded living on Governor Ritner Highway: Calvin A. Beam, upholsterer at U.S. ordinance depot, living with wife Winifred V., 20; Calvin J., 1; and Edward K., born Aug 1949. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

4. Newspaper: Valley Times-Star: Births: Mr. and Mrs. Calvin (Winifred Beecher) Beam, Dickinson, have announced the birth of a son at the Carlisle hospital July 25., 3 Aug 1955, Newville, Cumberland, PA. 10

5. Newspaper: Valley Times-Star: Births: Mr. and Mrs. Calvin (Winifred Beecher) Beam, Dickinson, have announced the birth of a son at the Carlisle hospital, Aug. 17., 22 Aug 1956, Newville, Cumberland, PA. 11

6. Residence: on 6 Sep 1977 in Newville, Cumberland, PA. 12

7. Residence: in 1998 in Carlisle, Cumberland, PA. 1

8. Residence: on 30 Apr 2016 in Carlisle, Cumberland, PA. 4

9. Obituary: Hoffman Funeral Home: obituary of Winnifred V. B. Beam on 24 May 2017 in Carlisle, Cumberland, PA. 8 Winnifred V. B. Beam, age 87, of Carlisle, passed away Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at Cumberland Crossings.
She was born September 16, 1929 in Roxbury to the late Paul and Pearl (Jones) Beecher and was the widow of Calvin A. Beam, Sr.
Winnifred was previously employed by the Valley Baking Company, Leader Nursing Home and the Musselman Canning factory. She was a life member of Penn Township Fire Company where she was a former President of the Ladies Auxiliary and was a member of Huntsdale Church of the Brethren.
She is survived by: six sons, Calvin A. (wife Linda) Beam, Jr. of Landisburg, Edward K. Beam of Walnut Bottom, Alan R. (wife Beverly) Beam of Loysville, Kenneth B. (wife Karen) Beam of Annville, Daniel L. Beam of Newville and Thomas G. (wife Cathy) Beam of Newville; a daughter, Kathy Jo (husband James) Day of Gardners; two half brothers, James S. Beecher of Chambersburg and Edward Beecher of Carlisle; twelve grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, Winnifred was preceded in death by a brother, Glen E. Beecher, Sr., daughter-in-law, Deborah Beam and sister-in-law, Emma Beecher.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at Hoffman Funeral Home & Crematory, 2020 W. Trindle Road, Carlisle, PA with Pastor Darlene Stouffer and Rev. Bob Baldwin co-officiating. Burial will follow at Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens, Carlisle. There will be a viewing on Tuesday at the funeral home from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the services.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Huntsdale Church of the Brethren, 170 Church Road, Carlisle, PA 17015 or to Penn Township Volunteer Fire Co., 1750 Pine Road, Newville, PA 17241.

Winnifred married Calvin Alexander Beam Sr., son of Roy Miller Beam and Emma L. Stouffer. (Calvin Alexander Beam Sr. was born on 21 Jan 1924 in Shippensburg, Cumberland, PA,13 14 15 died on 15 Apr 1988 in Hershey, Dauphin, PA 5 13 14 15 and was buried on 19 Apr 1988 in West Pennsboro Twp.: Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens, Cumberland, PA 5 14 15.)


1 Cumberland Times-News (Cumberland, Allegany, Maryland), 01 Jun 1998, obituary of William Donald Glotfelty.

2 1940 United States Census, John Beecher, Penn Township, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 21-46, sheet 5B, family 85, NARA digital publication T627, roll 3479.

3 1930 United States Census, Year: 1930; Census Place: Penn, Cumberland, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2025; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 0038; Image: 478.0; FHL microfilm: 2341759.

4 The Sentinel (Carlisle, PA) (, Obituary of Nancy Beecher Jackson.

5 The Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) (Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania.), 17 Apr 1988, obituary of Calvin A. Beam Sr.

6 The Valley Times-Star (Newville, PA), 3 Aug 1955, page 2. Births.

7 Find A Grave,

8 Hoffman Funeral Home (Carlisle, PA) (, Obituary of Winnifred V. B. Beam.

9, United States Public Records, 1970-2009, Daniel L. Beam b. 25 Jul 1955 living in 2005 in Newville, PA.

10 The Valley Times-Star (Newville, PA), 3 Aug 1955, page 2.

11 The Valley Times-Star (Newville, PA), 22 Aug 1956, page 2.

12 The Sentinel (Carlisle, PA) (, 8 Sep 1977, page 16. Obituary of Paul E. Beecher Sr.

13, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.), SSN 159-24-8288 Calvin Alexander Beam. Father Roy M. Beam. Mother Emma L. Stouffer.

14, Pennsylvania, Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-2012 (Pennsylvania Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-2012. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Bureau of Archives and History. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Calvin A. Beam Sr.

15 Find A Grave,

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