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


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1. Barbara Joan Payne

Joseph Laban Beacher Sr. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

  • Born: 26 Jul 1937, Seaford, Sussex, DE 2 3 9 10
  • Marriage (1): Barbara Joan Payne
  • Died: 7 Oct 1996, Newark, New Castle, DE at age 59 2 6 9 11
  • Buried: 10 Oct 1996, Templeville: Templeville Cemetery, Caroline, MD 2 3 6

   Another name for Joseph was Joe Beacher.8

   FamilySearch ID: 9C6N-G36.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. He has conflicting birth information of 26 Jul 1936 and Seaford, Sussex, DE. 11

2. Census in 1940 in Lewes, Sussex, DE. 12 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. Census in 1950 in Queen Anne, Queen Anne's, MD, USA. 13 The 1950 census recorded Alfred Beacher, farmer, 58, living with wife Emma J., 51; son John C., attends to nursery plants, 33; Henry W., carpenter, widowed, 23; Lura Mae, sewing sheets in rubber manufacturing, 18; Joseph L., 12; James W., 9; and Suzanne, 6. Alfred, Emma, and Henry were born in Pennsylvania. John C. and Lura Mae were born in Ohio. Joseph and James were born in Delaware, and Suzanne in Maryland.

4. Residence: on 23 Dec 1977 in Newark, New Castle, DE. 4

5. Newspaper: The Morning News: (in article listing area servicemen) Pfc. Alfred W. Beacher, son of Barbara J. and Joseph L. Beacher Sr. of 2622 Frazer Road., 11 Jul 1985, Wilmington, New Castle, DE. 14

6. Newspaper: The News Journal: Marine Cpl. Alfred W. Beacher, son of Joseph L. and Barbara J. Beacher of 2622 Frazer Road, Glasgow, recently returned., 20 Jul 1989, Wilmington, New Castle, DE. 15

7. Residence: on 23 Jan 1991 in Newark, New Castle, DE. 5

8. Obituary: The News Journal: obituary of Joseph Labon Beacher Sr. on 9 Oct 1996 in Wilmington, New Castle, DE. 6 JOSEPH LABAN BEACHER SR., 59, of 2622 Frazer Road, Newark, died Monday of complications from emphysema at home. Mr. Beacher was a heavy equipment operator from 1957 to 1975, working out of IBEW Local 126, and later worked for Delmarva Power Co. in the transmission and distribution division. He retired in 1992. Survivors: wife, Barbara Joan; daughter, Barbara Jo Howell of Bear; sons, Alfred W. of Acturas, Calif., and Joseph L. Jr. of Newark; sisters, Lillian Evans of Salisbury, Md., Laura Mae Parsons of Reading, Pa., and Suzanne Bello of Elkton, Md.; and brothers, Alfred of Baltimore, Henry of Tampa, Fla., and Richard and James, both of Elkton. Service: 10 a.m. Thursday, Gee Funeral Home, 259 E. Main St., Elkton. Visitation: after 7 tonight. Burial: Templeville (Md.) Cemetery. Contributions: American Lung Association.

Joseph married Barbara Joan Payne, daughter of William Isaac Payne and Cora Lucy Jane Dyson. (Barbara Joan Payne was born on 25 Jul 1939 in Mountain City, Johnson, TN,8 16 died on 9 Sep 2022 in Newark, New Castle, DE 8 and was buried on 17 Sep 2022 in Templeville: Templeville Cemetery, Caroline, MD 8.)


1 Beacher, Bruce Franklin, Beau-Chere, The Beacher Family Newsletter, Issue 1 Sep 1978.

2 Templeville Cemetery, Templeville, Caroline County, Maryland.

3 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=5296727.

4 The Morning News (Wilmington, DE), 28 Dec 1977, page 7. Obituary of Emma J. Beacher.

5 The News Journal (Wilmington, Delaware), 25 Jan 1991, page 3. Obituary of John C. Beacher.

6 The News Journal (Wilmington, Delaware), 9 Oct 1996, page 14. Obituary of Joseph Labon Beacher Sr.

7 Daily Times (Salisbury, MD), 15 Jun 2007, page 10, obituary of Lillian Alma Evans.

8 Cecil Whig (Elkton, MD), https://www.cecildaily.com/obituaries/barbara-beacher/article_510f658e-4dfc-5f04-bbf8-aef6ba7bd0ab.html 14 Sep 2022, obituary of Barbara Joan Beacher.

9 U.S. Social Security Death Index.

10 The Morning News (Wilmington, DE), 28 Jul 1937, page 6.

11 Ancestry.com, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.), Joseph Labon Beacher, SSN 218328637.

12 1940 United States Census, 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.

13 "1950 United States Census," https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6F9V-FHGZ Alfred Beacher.

14 The Morning News (Wilmington, DE), 11 Jul 1985, page 70.

15 The News Journal (Wilmington, Delaware), 20 Jul 1989, page 75.

16 Ancestry.com, U.S. Public Records Index (Original data: Voter Registration Lists, Public Record Filings, Historical Residential Records, and Other Household Database Listings.), Volume 1.

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