John Henry Beecher
(1858-1927)
Ella M. Godfrey
(1858-1891)
Alfred Howard Jacoby
(1866-1900)
Carrie Lory
(1867-1949)
Henry Ward Beecher
(1887-1950)
Katharine Beck Jacoby
(1892-1952)
Henry Jacoby Beecher
(1922-2016)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Susan Cecelia Wagman

2. Virginia Lee Tiderman

Henry Jacoby Beecher 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

  • Born: 27 Jul 1922, Greensboro, Guilford, NC 4 5 12
  • Marriage (1): Susan Cecelia Wagman on 31 Dec 1949 in Dallastown, York, PA 1 2
  • Marriage (2): Virginia Lee Tiderman in 1988 in , York, PA 3
  • Died: 31 May 2016, York, York, PA at age 93 8
  • Buried: Manchester: Manchester Union Cemetery, York, PA

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Residence: The 1922 Greensboro City Directory recorded: Beecher, Henry W. (Katherine), mgr North State Motor Co. Inc. H 210 E. Bessemer ave - phone 3143 in 1922 in Greensboro, Guilford, NC. 13

2. Census in 1930 in Greensboro, Guilford, NC. 4 The 1930 census recorded at 1312 W. Market Street: Henry W. Beecher, proprietor real estate company, 42, living with wife Katherine, 36; sons Henry J., 7; Kenneth, 4 and 2 months; David, 2. Also with them: Lula Mills, servant, 34. The parents and their parents were born in Pennsylvania, and the children and Lula in North Carolina.

3. Newspaper: Gazette and Daily: Henry Beecher, Jr., returned home after spending some time at Greensboro, N. C., the guest of friends., 13 Aug 1938, York, York, PA. 14

4. Census in 1940 in Manchester, York, PA. 15 The 1940 census recorded at 69 S. Main Street: Henry Beecher, 52, candy maker candy factory, living with wife Katherine, candy maker candy factory, 47; and son Kenneth, 14. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

Henry's sons Henry and David were mistakenly not listed on page 4B of the census with their parents, and their correction is listed on page 61A in Manchester, York. The information there:

Henry, 17, single, 3 years of high school; and David, 12, 6 years of school. Both born in Pennsylvania.

5. Newspaper: Gazette and Daily: "Henry Beecher, a student at the University of North Carolina, is spending the summer vacation at the home of his parents, Mr. And Mrs. H. W. Beecher.", 12 Jun 1941, York, York, PA. 16

6. Military on 24 Nov 1942 in Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA: World War II, Warrant Officers. 17 Name:Henry J Beecher
Birth Year:1922
Race:White, citizen (White)
Nativity State or Country:North Carolina
State of Residence:Pennsylvania
County or City:York
Enlistment Date:24 Nov 1942
Enlistment State:Pennsylvania
Enlistment City:Harrisburg
Branch:Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Branch Code:Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Grade:Private
Grade Code:Private
Term of Enlistment:Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
Source:Civil Life
Education:2 years of college
Marital Status:Single, without dependents
Height:68
Weight:146

7. Newspaper: Gazette and Daily: "Corp. Henry J. Beecher, stationed at Edgewood Arsenal, spent the week-end at the home of his parents, Mr. And Mrs. H. W. Beecher.", 17 Sep 1943, York, York, PA. 18

8. Newspaper: Gazette and Daily: "David Beecher, a student at Staunton Military Academy, Va., and Sgt. Henry Beecher, are spending the holiday vacation with their parents, Mr. And Mrs. Henry Beecher.", 27 Dec 1945, York, York, PA. 19

9. Newspaper: Philadelphia Inquirer: Engagement of Susan Cecilia Wagman and Henry Jacoby Beecher, 14 Aug 1949, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 9 ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCED (photo caption) Miss Susan Cecilia Wagman, whose engagement to Mr. Henry Jacoby Beecher, of Manchester, Pa., has been announced by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George A. Wagman, of Dallastown, Pa.
Beecher-Wagman
Mr. and Mrs. George A. Wagman of Dallastown, Pa., have announced the engagement of their daughter, Miss Susan Cecilia Wagman, to Mr. Henry Jacoby Beecher, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry W. Beecher, of Manchester, Pa. Miss Wagman attended Barry College, Miami, Fla., and the College of William and Mary, Richmond, Va. Mr. Beecher, who was graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1948, served with the U. S. Army for three years.

10. Newspaper: Gazette and Daily: "Applications to Wed: Henry Jacoby Beecher, Manchester, and Susan Cecelia Wagman, 428 East Main street, Dallastown.", 17 Dec 1949, York, York, PA. 1

11. Residence: on 17 Dec 1949 in Manchester, York, PA. 1

12. Newspaper: Gazette and Daily: Susan Wagman of Dallastown Becomes Bride, 7 Jan 1950, York, York, PA. 20 Dallastown - Miss Susan Cecelia Wagman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George A. Wagman, 428 East Main street, and Henry Jacoby Beecher, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry W. Beecher, Manchester, were united in marriage last Saturday morning in the rectory of St. Joseph's Catholic church.
Rev. Joseph L. Browne, pastor, performed the single ring ceremony.
The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore an invory satin gown with fitted bodice buttoned down the back and with a scalloped neckline. Her hooped skirt opened in a cascade of Chantilly lace ruffles and ended in a short train. Her finger-tip length mantilla veil of matching Chantilly lace was fastened with orange blossoms.
Mrs. Robert J. Klunk, 416 South Pleasant avenue, was her sister's only attendant. She wore a Victorian style, purple velvet gown with a portrait neckline and peneled back giving the effect of a train. Her flowers were orchids on a white ermine muff.
The bride's mother chose an olive-green dress with black accessories and the bridegroom's mother chose a gray crepe dress with black accessories. Both mothers wore corsages of orchids.
David Lory Beecher was his brother's best man. Mrs. Mary Louise Waltersdorf Koenig, York soloist, sang "Ich Liebe Dich" (Greig), "My Hero" and "L'Amour Tourjour." Music was furnished by Bernard Hochberger and his orchestra.
A wedding breakfast was held in Hotel Yorktowne, York. After a wedding trip in New York city the couple will reside in their new home in Manchester.
The bride is a graduate of Barry college, Miami, Fla., and of the division of the College of William and Mary which is located in Richmond, Va.
The bridegroom was graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1948. He is now a partner with his parents in the firm of Katherine Beecher, Manchester.

13. Residence: on 4 Apr 1950 in Manchester, York, PA. 11

14. Newspaper: Gazette and Daily: Property Transfers: Wyndham Hills corporation to Henry J. Beecher and wife, Spring Garden township., 6 Jan 1954, York, York, PA. 21

15. Residence: 99 Country Club Rd, York, PA 17403 in 2001 in York, York, PA. 22

16. Residence: in 2008 in York, York, PA.

17. Obituary: York Daily Record: obituary of Henry J. Beecher on 5 Jun 2016 in York, York, PA. 8 Henry J. Beecher, 93, passed away at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at Spiritrust Lutheran Home on Sprenkle Drive. He was the husband of the late Virginia L. (Tiderman) Beecher.
Henry was born July 27, 1922 in Greensboro, N.C. and was the son of the late Henry and Katharine Beck (Jacoby) Beecher.
He graduated from Manchester High School in 1940 and later earned a degree in History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during WW II. He was the co-owner of the Katharine Beecher Candies in Manchester until the company was sold. He worked in sales with Engle Printing in Mount Joy and later was employed by Peoples State Bank in East Berlin in their Marketing Department until his retirement. He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Manchester where he was very active and served on several church committees in various positions. He also was a member of the York County Historical Society and Lancaster County Historical Society. In his later years Henry poured his life into Genealogy
Henry is survived by his two sons, Stephen Beecher and his wife, Lisa of Middlebrook, Va., Jonathan Beecher and his wife, Mary Beth of York; his two daughters, Katharine Detwiler and her husband, David of York and Victoria Godfrey and her husband, Timothy Smith of Swoope, Va.; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and his brother, David Beecher and his wife, Elaine of York. Henry was preceded in death by a brother, Kennette Beecher.
A celebration of life service will begin at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday June 8, 2016 at Christ Lutheran Church, 66 S. Main St., Manchester. Burial will be Private. Officiating at the service will be his pastor, The Reverend Edwina Landry from Christ Lutheran Church.
Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider Christ Lutheran Church, 66 South Main Street, Manchester, PA 17345 or the Alzheimer's Association , 3544 North Progress Ave., Suite 205, Harrisburg, 17110.
To share memories of Henry please visit www.diehlfuneralhome.com.


Henry married Susan Cecelia Wagman, daughter of George Aloyisus Wagman and Susan Cecelia Baker, on 31 Dec 1949 in Dallastown, York, PA.1 2 (Susan Cecelia Wagman was born on 31 Jul 1922 in Dallastown, York, PA,23 24 died in , York, PA and was buried in York.: Mount Rose Cemetery, York, PA.)


Henry next married Virginia Lee Tiderman, daughter of Sanford Oscar Tiderman Sr. and Fern E. Davis, in 1988 in , York, PA.3 (Virginia Lee Tiderman was born on 29 Jul 1933 in Reading, Berks, PA,6 25 26 died on 10 Nov 1997 in York, York, PA 6 25 27 and was buried on 13 Nov 1997 in Manchester: Manchester Union Cemetery, York, PA 25.)


Sources


1 <i>The Gazette and Daily (York, PA)</i> (York, York, Pennsylvania.), 17 Dec 1949, page 7.

2 <i>York County Courthouse, Pennsylvania</i>, https://countyfusion2.kofiletech.us marriage license 1949-64919 Beecher Henry Jacoby and Wagman Susan Cecelia.

3 <i>York County Courthouse, Pennsylvania</i>, https://countyfusion2.kofiletech.us marriage license 1988-132981 Beecher Henry Jacoby and Kidd Virginia Lee.

4 <i>1930 United States Census</i>, Year: 1930; Census Place: Greensboro, Guilford, North Carolina; Roll: 1694; Page: 20A; Enumeration District: 26; Image: 1137.0; FHL microfilm: 2341428.

5 FamilySearch.org, <i>North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VHT9-PNQ Henry J Beecher, 1922.

6 <i>York Daily Record</i> (York, York County, Pennsylvania), 12 Nov 1997, page 4. Obituary of Virginia L. (Tiderman) Kidd Beecher.

7 <i>The Gazette and Daily (York, PA)</i> (York, York, Pennsylvania.), 2 Jul 1956, page 10. Marriage of Elaine Louise Stitzel and David Lory Beecher.

8 <i>York Daily Record</i> (York, York County, Pennsylvania), 5 Jun 2016. Obituary of Henry J. Beecher. Online http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/york/obituary.aspx?n=henry-beecher&pid=180219805.

9 <i>Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, PA)</i>, 14 Aug 1949, page 56.

10 <i>York Daily Record</i> (York, York County, Pennsylvania), 23 October 2017, obituary of David Lory Beecher.

11 <i>York County History Center</i> (250 E Market St, York, PA 17403 https://www.yorkhistorycenter.org/), Henry Ward Beecher obituary newspaper clipping in the library's Beecher surname file, newspaper name not cited.

12 <i>Records of Sharon Nickol Swope</i> (http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=nickol), Email 30 Jul 2008.

13 Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, 1922 Greensboro, North Carolina City Directory. Printed page 179. Microfilm image 96.

14 <i>The Gazette and Daily (York, PA)</i> (York, York, Pennsylvania.), 13 Aug 1938, page 9.

15 <i>1940 United States Census</i>, Year: 1940; Census Place: Manchester, York, Pennsylvania; Roll: T627_3642; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 67-54. Also see Page 61A for his sons correction.

16 <i>The Gazette and Daily (York, PA)</i> (York, York, Pennsylvania.), 12 Jun 1941, page 9.

17 National Archives and Records Administration, U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 (Ancestry.com Operations Inc), Henry J. Beecher, birth 1922 in North Carolina, residence York, PA.

18 <i>The Gazette and Daily (York, PA)</i> (York, York, Pennsylvania.), 17 Sep 1943, page 13.

19 <i>The Gazette and Daily (York, PA)</i> (York, York, Pennsylvania.), 27 Dec 1945, page 23.

20 <i>The Gazette and Daily (York, PA)</i> (York, York, Pennsylvania.), 7 Jan 1950, page 12.

21 <i>The Gazette and Daily (York, PA)</i> (York, York, Pennsylvania.), 6 Jan 1954, page 29.

22 FamilySearch.org, <i>United States Public Records Index</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2QGK-B4J Henry J Beecher, Residence, York, Pennsylvania, United States; from a third party aggregator of publicly available information.

23 Ancestry.com, <i>U.S. Public Records Index</i> (Original data: Voter Registration Lists, Public Record Filings, Historical Residential Records, and Other Household Database Listings.), Susan W. Beecher, York, Pa.

24 Ancestry.com, <i>U.S. Public Records Index</i> (Original data: Voter Registration Lists, Public Record Filings, Historical Residential Records, and Other Household Database Listings.), Vol 1.

25 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=98780013.

26 FamilySearch.org, <i>United States Public Records Index</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QJ2C-VPMW Virginia Kidd, 01 Jan 1996.

27 <i>York Community Courier (York, PA)</i>, 19 Nov 1997, obituary of Virginia L. Beecher.



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