William Herr Beecher Sr.
(1811-1875)
Elizabeth Mary Coleman
(Abt 1821-1864)
James Spencer
Alice A. Herr Beecher
(1856-1876)
Sylvia A. Beecher Spencer
(1876-1953)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Albert Barrow Millett

Sylvia A. Beecher Spencer 2 3

  • Born: 15 Aug 1876, Pottstown, Montgomery, PA 2 3 4
  • Marriage (1): Albert Barrow Millett on 22 Nov 1898 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 1
  • Died: 16 Jan 1953 at age 76 2 5
  • Buried: 20 Jan 1953, Philadelphia: Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA 2 6

   Another name for Sylvia was Sylvia Beecher Spencer.4

   FamilySearch ID: KC8K-Z7Z.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Fact: William Herr Beecher Jr. Adopted his sister's daughter, Sylvia Beecher Spencer. Sylvia's mother, Alice A. Herr Beecher who married James Spencer, died shortly after giving birth to Sylvia., Sep 1876, , , PA. 3

2. Census in 1880 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 7 William H. Beecher, 37, agent, was living with wife Sylvania C., 29; his brother, Myer C. Beecher, 28; niece Sylva B. Spencer, 3; and mother-in-law Isabella Missinker, 59; and sister-in-law Irene E. Missinker, 17. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania, except William's father was born in Dayton.

3. Newspaper: Philadelphia Times: "Summer Doings: Mr. And Mrs. William Herr Beecher and Miss Sylvia Beecher are at Atlantic City for the season.", 19 Jul 1896, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 8

4. Census in 1900 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 4 The 1900 census recorded owning a home at 1903 Venango Street: Albert B. Millett, builder, 28, born Mar 1872, living with wife Sylvia B., 24, Aug 1876; and servant Katie Lyons, 30, born May 1870 in Ireland who immigrated in 1885.. Sylvia, her parents, and Albert were born in Pennsylvania. His parents were born in England. Albert and Sylvia were married for 1 year and had birthed no children.

5. Census in 1920 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 9 The 1920 census recorded owning a home at at 1903 Vanango Street: Albert B. Millett, builder real estate, 47, living with wife Sylvie B., 43. Sylvie, her parents, and Albert were born in Pennsylvania. His parents were born in England. Also in their home is maid Estes Johnson, 26, born in Sweden who immigrated in 1915.

6. Census in 1920 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 9 The 1920 census recorded owning a home at at 1903 Vanango Street: Albert B. Millett, builder real estate, 47, living with wife Sylvie B., 43. Sylvie, her parents, and Albert were born in Pennsylvania. His parents were born in England. Also in their home is maid Estes Johnson, 26, born in Sweden who immigrated in 1915.

7. Census in 1930 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 10 The 1930 census recorded owning a $12,000 home at at 1903 Vanango Street: Albert B. Millett, home builder, 58, living with wife Sylvie B., 53. Sylvie, her parents, and Albert were born in Pennsylvania. His parents were born in England.

8. Residence: 1938 Atlantic City Directory: Millett Albert B (Sylvia B) bldr h103 S Washington av (Ventnor) in 1938 in Ventnor City, Atlantic, NJ, USA. 11

9. Residence: 103 S. Washington Ave, Ventnor City, NJ in 1953 in Ventnor City, Atlantic, NJ, USA. 12


Sylvia married Albert Barrow Millett, son of Fonrose Millett and Sarah Troughson, on 22 Nov 1898 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA.1 (Albert Barrow Millett was born on 28 Mar 1872 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA,4 13 14 died on 10 Oct 1956 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 12 13 and was buried on 13 Oct 1956 in Philadelphia: Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA 6 12 13.)


Sources


1 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Marriage Indexes, 1885-1951 (FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org)), https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JVDN-26L Millett and Sylvie A B Spencer, 1898; citing license number 108274, City Hall.

2 Find A Grave, http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=111602759.

3 Berks History Center Library (Reading, PA) (http://www.berkshistory.org), Collection GA N Box 01A Folder 17 03. 53 pages of notes about Nagle, Norton, Coleman, Otto, Hinckel, Fretz, Beecher families.

4 1900 United States Census, (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M3WT-849 Sylvia B Millett in household of Albert B Millett, Philadelphia city Ward 38, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet 17A, family 301.

5 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013, PA > Philadelphia > Laurel Hill Cemetery, image 1345.

6 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013, PA > Philadelphia > Laurel Hill Cemetery, image 1038.

7 1880 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Family History Library Film 1255187, NA Film Number T9-1187, Page 500B.

8 Philadelphia Times (Philadelphia, PA), 19 Jul 1896, page 27.

9 1920 United States Census, Year: 1920; Census Place: Philadelphia Ward 38, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1635; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 1328; Image: 988.

10 1930 United States Census, Year: 1930; Census Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2125; Page: 25B; Enumeration District: 0778; Image: 1062.0; FHL microfilm: 2341859.

11 Ancestry.com, U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995, 1938 Atlantic City Directory, Albert Millett, printed page 542, online image 269.

12 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates. Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 92717. Albert B. Millett. Father Fonrose Millett.

13 Find A Grave, http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=111602681.

14 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Births, 1860-1906 (www.FamilySearch.org), https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VB11-JXL Albert B. Millett, 28 Mar 1872; citing bk 1872 p 53, Department of Records; FHL microfilm 1289314.



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