Daniel Horan
(-Bef 1900)
Ellen Keating
Peter Reisenweaver
Elizabeth Rittenhouse
John A. Horan
Carrie Mae Reisenweaver
Margaret Elizabeth Horan


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1. Benjamin Donald Beacher

Margaret Elizabeth Horan 1 4 5 6 7

  • Born: 24 Jan 1915, Drums, Luzerne County, PA 2 8
  • Christened: 30 Apr 1915, Drums, Luzerne County, PA
  • Marriage (1): Benjamin Donald Beacher on 17 Sep 1935 in Drums, Luzerne County, PA 1 2 3
  • Died: 19 Aug 2002, West Chester, Chester, PA at age 87 8

   Another name for Margaret was Margie Horan.

   FamilySearch ID: KZXP-367.

  General Notes:

Her maiden name was Young. Her mother remarried a Horan and Margaret used that surname when marrying Donald Beacher.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Occupation: stenographer on 11 Sep 1935 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 2

2. Residence: 1746 West Erie Ave., Philadelphia on 11 Sep 1935 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 2

3. Margaret witnessed the physical description of Benjamin Donald Beacher on 26 May 1936 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA: Allentown Morning Call: Beacher-Horn Wedding Of Sept 17 Announced. 3 3 The wedding last September 17 of Margaret Horn, daughter of Mrs. Carrie Young, of Drums, and B. Donald Beacher, of Philadelphia, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Beacher, 224 South Sixteenth street, has been announced by the bride's mother, a former Allentown resident. The wedding was held in the Methodist Episcopal church at Drums, with Rev. G. Metzgar officiating. Attendants at the wedding were Mildred Conrad, of Philadelphia, and Charles A. Heiberger, of this city, while Ruth Beacher . Horn, organist of Grace E. C. church, this city, and a sister of the bridegroom, played the nuptial music. The newlyweds are residing at 417 West Olney avenue, Philadelphia. The bride was graduated from Allentown High school In '31 and has resided in Philadelphia for the past four years. Mr. Beacher also was graduated from the local High school in '31 and from Lehigh university last year. He is a member of the Eta Kappa Nu, honorary electrical fraternity, and was active in Boy Scout work in this city, assisting at Camp Trexler for several seasons. He is employed in the engineering department of the Crew-Levick company, Philadelphia.

4. Census in 1940 in Salladasburg, Lycoming, PA. 9 The 1940 census recorded renting a home: Donald Beecher, salesman electrical supplies, 28, living with wife Margaret, 25; and daughter Beverly, 3. In 1935, Donald and Margaret were living in Philadelphia. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. Donald's annual salary in 1939 was $1200. He was paying $10 a month rent for his home. Donald and Margaret were college graduates.

5. Census in 1950 in Salladasburg, Lycoming, PA. 10 The 1950 census recorded B. Donald Beacher, district manager at electric supply company, 36, living with wife Margaret E., 35; Beverly Ann, 13; Dennis, 8; Duane, 5; Douglas, 3; and Darryl, 1. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

6. Residence: 856 West Ave., Springfield, Pa. was the address Donald listed as the informant on his mother Bertha's death certificate. on 5 Jan 1959 in Springfield, Delaware, PA. 11

7. Residence: 856 West Ave., Springfield, PA on 21 Mar 1972 in Springfield, Delaware, PA. 4

8. Obituary: Philadelphia Inquirer: death of Margaret E. Beacher on 21 Aug 2002 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 6 BEACHER MARGARET E. (nee Horan), age 87, of Havertown and Springfield Del. County. Devoted wife of the late B. Donald, mother of the late Beverly Ann Trowbridge and survived by 4 sons Dennis, Duane, Douglas and Darryl, 9 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

Margaret married Benjamin Donald Beacher, son of Benjamin Franklin Beacher Jr. and Bertha Priscilla Snyder, on 17 Sep 1935 in Drums, Luzerne County, PA.1 2 3 (Benjamin Donald Beacher was born on 9 Dec 1913 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA 1 2 5 8 12 and died on 20 Jun 1999 in Brookline, Delaware, PA 1 8 12.)


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

2 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KHF3-LN4 B Donald Beacher and Margaret Elizabeth Horn, 1935.

3 Morning Call (Allentown, PA), 26 May 1936, page 20. Wedding of Donald Beacher and Margaret Horn.

4 Hazleton Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA (Hazleton, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania), 22 Mar 1972, page 40. Obituary of Mrs. Carrie M. Young.

5 Ancestry.com, U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 (National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.), B. Donald Beacher, b 9 Dec 1913.

6 Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, PA), 21 Aug 2002, page B-8. Death of Margaret E. Beacher.

7 Wilkes-Barre Times (Wilkes-Barre, PA) (Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne, Pennsylvania.), 7 Jan 1957, page 6. Obituary of Nelson A. Young.

8 U.S. Social Security Death Index.

9 1940 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KQNM-K4D Donald Beecher, Salladasburg Borough, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 41-54, sheet 3A, family 53, NARA digital publication of T627, roll 3566.

10 "1950 United States Census," https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6XBR-K3BW B Donald Beacher.

11 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 3905. Bertha P. Beacher. Father Henry C. Snyder. Mother Lizza A. ?. Spouse Benjamin F. Beacher. Informant B. D. Beacher.

12 Ancestry.com, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.), SSN 159035227 B. Donald Beacher, father Benjamin F. Beacher, mother Bertha P. Snyder.

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