Irvin Daniel Beecher
Alva Tamia Fisher
William Jacob Mays
Helen Mary Summons
Elwood Herman Beechert
Katherine Mary Mays
Helen Virginia Beecher


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1. Thurman A. Wise

Helen Virginia Beecher 1 2 3

  • Born: 11 Sep 1922, Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, USA 1 2 3
  • Christened: 30 Nov 1922, Reading: Second Reformed Church, Berks, PA 1
  • Marriage (1): Thurman A. Wise
  • Died: Sep 1986 at age 64 3 4
  • Buried: Sinking Spring: Sinking Spring Cemetery, Berks, PA 3

   FamilySearch ID: L6YT-NPS.

  Christening Notes:

Sponsors were the mother and Dorothy Tessler

  Noted events in her life were:

1. She was adopted about 1923 in Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, USA by Helen was adopted by Raymond Miller. 2

2. Newspaper: Reading Times: Miss Beatrice Mays, Bride of Carl W. Fisher, 6 Sep 1926, Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, USA. 5 "Miss Beatrice E. Mays became the bride of Carl W. Fisher at 4 o'clock Saturday afternoon..."
"...Mrs. Ellwood Beecher, a twin sister of the bride, attended as matron of honor. She wore a frock of orchid flat crepe, adorned with a silver flower at the waist and on the left shoulder. She wore an orchid picture hat and carried arm bouquet of pink roses."
"...The flower girls, Virginia Beecher and Elizabeth Mays, who carried baskets of rosebuds, which they scattered in the path of the bride, wore dainty dresses of a pale shade of green with rose trimmings, and little polk shaped green bonnets."

3. Residence: in Sep 1986 in Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, USA. 4

Helen married Thurman A. Wise, son of Amos Ellsworth Wise and Verna May Hoch. (Thurman A. Wise was born on 5 Jun 1917 in Bern Twp., Berks, PA,2 6 7 died on 25 Apr 2000 in Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, USA 6 7 8 and was buried in Sinking Spring: Sinking Spring Cemetery, Berks, PA 7.)


1, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013, Berks > Reading > United Church of Christ > Second United Church of Christ (formerly Second Reformed). Online image 45 of 182.

2 Mase, Catherine A., Mace, Maize, Mase, Mays, Maze : Family History (Lebanon, PA. 1978. 86 pages. Book online at

3 Find A Grave,

4 U.S. Social Security Death Index, H Virginia Wise b. 11 Sep 1922.

5 Reading Times (Reading, PA) (Reading, Berks, Pernnsylvania.), 6 Sep 1926, page 7.

6 U.S. Social Security Death Index, null, 25 Apr 2000; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

7 Find A Grave,

8, Pennsylvania Obituaries, 1977-2010, Thurman A Wise, d. 25 Apr 2000. Reading Eagle Reading Times.

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