William Edward Gunsalus
Rose May Stiver
Hazel Mae Gunsalus


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1. Emory Long Beecher

Hazel Mae Gunsalus 1 2 3

  • Born: 26 Sep 1910, Altoona, Blair, PA 2 3
  • Marriage (1): Emory Long Beecher on 24 Jun 1937 in Cumberland: First Methodist Church, Allegany, MD, USA 1
  • Died: 19 Sep 1995, Hollidaysburg, Blair, PA, USA at age 84 2 3
  • Buried: 23 Sep 1995, Altoona: Rose Hill Cemetery, Blair, PA 2 3

   FamilySearch ID: LX34-PX4.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Occupation: Shaffer stores on 24 Jun 1937 in Altoona, Blair, PA. 1

2. Newspaper: Altoona Tribune: Beecher-Gunsalus, 14 Jul 1937, Altoona, Blair, PA. 1 Mr. and Mrs. William E. Gunsalus of 614 East Franklin avenue, announce the marriage of their daughter, Hazel Mae, to Emory L. Beecher, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar A. Beecher of Greenwood.
The ceremony was performed on June 24 at the First Methodist church, Cumberland, Md., with Rev. George E. Baughman, pastor, officiating. The bride is an employee of the Shaffer stores company, while the bridegroom is employed in the Juniata shops of the Pennsylvania railroad.

3. Census in 1940 in Altoona, Blair, PA. 4 The 1940 census recorded owning a $2200 home at 616 E. Caroline Avenue: William Gunsalus, freight brakeman at steam railroad shops, 59, living with wife Rose, 54; daughter Hazel Beecher, 29; and son-in-law Emery Beecher, machinist at steam railroad shops, 32. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. They lived at the same place in 1935.

4. Census in 1950 in Logan Twp., Blair, PA. 5 The 1950 census recorded at Box 51-A on Greenwood Road: Emery L. Beecher, machinist for railroad, 42, living with wife Hazel M. 39. They were born in Pennsylvania.

5. Obituary: Altoona Mirror: obituary of Hazel G. Beecher on 21 Sep 1995 in Altoona, Blair, PA. 3 Hazel G. Beecher, 84, of the Presbyterian Home of Hollidaysburg, formerly of 616 E. Caroline Ave., died unexpectedly Tuesday evening, Sept. 19, 1995, at the home.

She was born Sept. 26, 1910, in Altoona, the daughter of William and Rose (Stiver) Gunsalus. She married Emory Beecher. He died May 3, 1963.

Mrs. Beecher retired as a clerk from Mickels Store in Altoona.

Surviving is her twin brother, Elwood of Baltimore.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Mauk & Yates Funeral Home, Juniata.

BEECHER - Services for Hazel G. Beecher, formerly of 616 E. Carolina Ave., will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Mauk & Yates Funeral Home Inc., Juniata, by the Rev. David S. Miller. Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Also surviving are a number of nieces and nephews.

Hazel married Emory Long Beecher, son of Edgar Andrew Beecher Sr. and Bessie Gale Long, on 24 Jun 1937 in Cumberland: First Methodist Church, Allegany, MD, USA.1 (Emory Long Beecher was born on 10 Jul 1907 in Altoona, Blair, PA,6 7 died on 3 May 1963 in Altoona, Blair, PA 3 7 8 and was buried in Altoona: Rose Hill Cemetery, Blair, PA 7.)


1 Altoona Tribune (Altoona, PA), 14 Jul 1937, page 4. Beecher-Gunsalus.

2 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=67137193.

3 Altoona Mirror (Altoona, PA) (Altoona, Blair County, Pennsylvania), 21 Sep 1995, obituary of Hazel G. Beecher.

4 1940 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KQ8H-JCV William Gunsalus, Ward 10, Altoona, Altoona City, Blair, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 7-44, sheet 7A, line 7, family 115.

5 "1950 United States Census," https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6XBK-HK1Z Emory L. Beecher Logan Twp Balir Co PA.

6 1910 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MGC1-44Y Edgar A Beecher in entry for Jeremiah Long, 1910.

7 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=67137278.

8 Pennsylvania Department of Health, Pennsylvania, Death Indices (Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records, New Castle, PA, 16103. Online at http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/public_records/20686 .), Death Certificate 047889. Emory L. Beecher, age 55.

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