Charles W. Horn
Mary Snyder
William Henry Neff
Priscilla Eck
Robert William Peter Horn
Kathryn E. Neff
Alden Kenneth Horn


Family Links

1. Evelyn Ruth Beacher

Alden Kenneth Horn 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

  • Born: 16 Oct 1909, Allentown, Lehigh, PA 3 4 5 6
  • Christened: 10 Jan 1910, Allentown, Lehigh, PA 4
  • Marriage (1): Evelyn Ruth Beacher on 23 May 1930 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA 1 2
  • Died: 15 Jan 1979, Allentown, Lehigh, PA at age 69 3 4 5 7 10
  • Buried: 19 Jan 1979, Allentown: Grandview Cemetery, Lehigh, PA 4 5

  Death Notes:

He died suddenly at the wheel of his car.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1910 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 6 The 1910 census recorded renting a home at 30 St. Cloud Street: Robert W. P. Horn, mechanical engineer drafting, 35, living with wife Katharine E., 34; daughter Frances, 10; son Burton, 2; and son Alden, 6 months. Robert and Katharine were married for 12 years and she had birthed 3 children by1900, all alive that year. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

2. Newspaper: Allentown Morning Call: Ruth Beacher and Alden K. Horn Wed, 24 May 1931, Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 11 The wedding of Miss E. Ruth Beacher, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Beacher, of 224 South Sixteenth street, and organist of Grace E. C. church, and Alden K. Horn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Horn, was solemnized Saturday afternoon at 5.30 o'clock in Grace church. Friends and relatives of the young couple as well as many members of the congregation attended the wedding at which Rev. H. E. Snyder, pastor of the church, officiated with Rev. C. P. Kichline, pastor of Trinity E. C. church, assisting. At 5 o'clock, a half-hour recital was given by Mrs. Pierson, of Bethlehem, organist, and Miss Laura Jones, of this city, vocalist, friends of the bride. Miss Beacher was attired in an Empress Josephine gown of pink baptiste, cut ankle-length with a ruffled skirt. Her picture hat was of a similar shade and she carried an old-fashioned bouquet. The bride was attended by Miss Katherine Hardenstine as maid of honor. Miss Hardenstine's costume was of the same style as Miss Beacher's, but baby blue in color. Her bouquet was sweet peas. Burton Horn, brother of the bridegroom, was the best man, and Donald Beacher, a brother of the bride, and Robert Keck, were ushers. Following the wedding, a dinner was served to sixteen guests at the home of the bride. Afterward the couple left for a week's honeymoon trip, the destination of which they have not revealed. On their return they will receive their many friends at 224 South West street. Miss Beacher is a graduate of Shenandoah High school, class of 1924, and of the New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, Mass., in 1927. She has been teaching piano and serving as organist of Grace church. Mr. Horn graduated from Allentown High school in 1925 and after completing an engineering course in Philadelphia became identified with the Pennsylvania Power and Light company as draftsman.

3. Residence: 134 S. St. Cloud Street, Allentown, Pa. On 8 Jul 1956 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 9

Alden married Evelyn Ruth Beacher, daughter of Benjamin Franklin Beacher Jr. and Bertha Priscilla Snyder, on 23 May 1930 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA.1 2 (Evelyn Ruth Beacher was born on 1 Apr 1906 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA,1 4 9 12 13 died on 8 Jul 1956 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA 4 9 12 14 and was buried on 11 Jul 1956 in Allentown: Grandview Cemetery, Lehigh, PA 4 9 12 14.)


1 Genealogy Research conducted by Bruce Franklin Beacher Ph.D. (1919-2004).

2, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, Benj F Beacher in entry for Alden K Horn and E Ruth Beacher, 23 May 1931; citing Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States, n 53076; FHL microfilm 2080298.

3 U.S. Social Security Death Index.

4 Letter from Anne Horn Ettinger, 27 Feb 2004.

5 Find A Grave,

6 1910 United States Census, Year: 1910; Census Place: Allentown Ward 13, Lehigh, Pennsylvania; Roll: T624_1364; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 0162; FHL microfilm: 1375377.

7 Hazleton Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA (Hazleton, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania), 18 Oct 1990, page 2. Obituary of Mrs. Frances Kline.

8 Stroudsburg Pocono Record (Stroudsburg, Monroe, Pennsylvania.), 31 Oct 1977, page 10. Obituary of Burt D. Horn.

9, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1966. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 63637. Ruth Horn. Father Benjamin F. Beacher. Mother Bertha Snyder. Spouse Alden K. Horn.

10 Beacher, Bruce Franklin, Beau-Chere, The Beacher Family Newsletter, 1 Mar 1979.

11 Morning Call (Allentown, PA), 24 May 1931, page 5. Wedding of Ruth Beacher and Alden Horn.

12 Find A Grave,

13, Pennsylvania, Birth Records, 1906-1909 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Birth certificates, 1906–1909. Series 11.89 (50 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Certificate 43168. Evalyn Beacher. Father Benjamin Beacher. Mother Bertha Patience.

14 Republican and Herald (Pottsville, PA) (, 10 Jul 1956, page 8. Obituary of Ruth Beacher Horn.

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