Lawrence Beecher
Caroline Agnes Kennedy
John Joseph Beecher Sr.
Caroline C. Ferris
John Joseph M. Beecher Jr.


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1. Mary Alice Tyler

John Joseph M. Beecher Jr. 1 2 3 4 5 6

  • Born: 28 Mar 1917, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 2 3 4 6
  • Marriage (1): Mary Alice Tyler in 1942 1
  • Died: 18 Aug 1999 at age 82 5 6
  • Buried: Norfolk: Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk, VA 5 6

   Another name for John was Jack Beecher.1

   FamilySearch ID: LX3Y-NH2.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1920 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 3 The 1920 census recorded at 742 Morris Street: John J. Beecher, bricklayer, 42, living with wife Caroline, 35; daughter Caroline, 11; daughter Kathryn,10; and son John, 2 years 10 months. Also in the home is brother-in-law Daniel Ferris, clerk, 28. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

2. Census in 1930 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 2 The 1930 census recorded renting at 2434 S. Eleventh Street: John J. Beecher, bricklayer buildings, 52, living with wife Caroline, 46; daughter Katherrine, 20; and son John Jr., 13. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

3. Census in 1940 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 7 The 1940 census recorded renting at 2434 S. Eleventh Street: John J. Beecher, bricklayer building construction, 63, living with wife Caroline, 57; son John Jr., clerk U.S. census bureau, 23, and brother-in-law Daniel Ferris, manager - electric, single, 50. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

4. Military from 7 Dec 1941 to 27 Mar 1946 in Richmond, Henrico, VA: World War II: U.S. Air Force, Lt. Colonel. 4

5. Residence: 2434 S. 11th St., Philadelphia, Pa. on 7 Dec 1941 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 4

6. Residence: South Glen Rd, RFD #2 on 21 Mar 1950 in Rockville, Montgomery, MD. 4

7. Obituary: The Virginian-Pilot: obituary of John J. M. "Jack" Beecher on 23 Aug 1999 in Norfolk, Norfolk, VA. 1 John J.M. "Jack" Beecher died Wednesday, Aug. 18, 1999. A native of Philadelphia, he attended the University of Pennsylvania on an academic scholarship, graduating in 1939. He was drafted in August 1941, married Mary Alice Tyler of Norfolk in 1942, and was commissioned in July of that year. He then assumed command of the 1973rd Aviation Truck Company. The company operated in England as part of the 8th Air Force. He returned to the United States in the latter part of 1943 and assumed command of the 2122nd Aviation Truck Company (Chinese), taking it to India and then by way of the Ledo-Burma Road into China, where it operated as part of the 14th Air Force until the end of the war. He retired in 1972 as chief of the organization and management branch of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission and moved his family to Norfolk. He was a member of the Retired Officer's Association, Sewells Point Man's Golf Association, Virginia Opera Guild, Chrysler Museum of Art, Hermitage Foundation Auxiliary, the Mowbray Arch Society, and the Norfolk Society of Arts. He is survived by his wife, Mary Alice Tyler Beecher of Norfolk, and a son, Marc Beecher of Phoenix. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel. Memorial donations may be made to the Virginia Opera and/or to the Chrysler Museum of Art.

John married Mary Alice Tyler, daughter of William Perry Tyler and Maude Joyner, in 1942.1 (Mary Alice Tyler was born in Oct 1919 in , Bertie, NC 1 8 9.)


1 The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA), 23 Aug 1999, page B-6. Obituary of John J. M. "Jack" Beecher.

2 1930 United States Census, John J Beecher, Philadelphia (Districts 0001-0250), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0155, sheet 5A, family 77.

3 1920 United States Census, Year: 1920; Census Place: Philadelphia Ward 39, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1640; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 1418; Image: 486.

4, Pennsylvania, U.S., Veteran Compensation Applications, WWII, 1950, Application of John J. M. Beecher, father John J. Beecher, mother Caroline C. Beecher.

5 National Cemetery Administration, U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006, John J. M. Beecher. d. 18 Aug 1999.

6 Find A Grave,

7 1940 United States Census, John J Beecher in household of John J Beecher, Ward 39, Philadelphia, Philadelphia City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 51-1546, sheet 7A.

8, North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000, Roll NCVR_B_C010_66002, Vol. 5, Page 351. Mary Alice Taylor b. 1919, father Wm. P. Tyler, mother Maude Joyner.

9 1920 United States Census, Year: 1920; Census Place: Roxobel, Bertie, North Carolina; Roll: T625_1285; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 6; Image: 872.

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