James R. Beecher
Sarah Bertha Kane
Joseph Habjanetz
Anna Marie Wieck
William Elmer Beecher
Pauline Catherine Habernet
William Joseph Beecher


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William Joseph Beecher 1

  • Born: 1935, , Allegheny, PA
  • Marriage (1): Myrtle Jean Van Horn on 30 Aug 1962 in , Los Angeles, CA 1

   Another name for William is Bill Beecher.2

   FamilySearch ID: G333-F3V.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1940 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 3 The 1940 census recorded renting at at 228 Fordyce St.: William Beecher, teacher in trade school, 35, living with wife Pauline, 30; son William J., 4; son James P., 3; father-in-law Joseph Habernet, laborer in road construction, 61; sister-in-law Dorothy Habernet, 19; and sister-in-law Irene Habernet, 25. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania except Joseph in Germany. They lived in the same house in 1935.

2. Census in 1950 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 4 The 1950 census recorded William E. Beecher, instructor at auto mechanic school, 47, living with wife Pauline, 40; son William J., paper route, 14; son James P., paper route, 13. and father-in-law Joseph Habernet, coal miner, 72. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania except Joseph in Germany.

William married Myrtle Jean Van Horn, daughter of Lee Van Horn and Myrtle Beresford House, on 30 Aug 1962 in , Los Angeles, CA.1 (Myrtle Jean Van Horn was born on 28 Sep 1929 in Kansas City, Jackson, MO, christened on 4 Jun 1930 in Anniston, Calhoun, AL, USA and died in Feb 2020.)


1 FamilySearch.org, California Marriage Index, 1960-1985, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V6PM-MY7 William J Beecher and Jean Vanhorn, 30 Aug 1962.

2 Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA), 15 May 1974, Page 50. Obituary of Phillip Donald Stambaugh Jr.

3 1940 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KQZ7-316 William Beecher, Ward 18, Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh City, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 69-530, sheet 7A, line 33, family 135.

4 "1950 United States Census," William E. Beecher, Pittsburgh, PA.

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