George Washington Rice
(1869-1926)
Mary Magdalene Fuller
(1872-1928)
Edith M. Rice
(1901-1997)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. John Raymond Beecher

2. Joseph W. Calaman

Edith M. Rice 1 2

  • Born: 22 Jan 1901, , Perry, PA 1 2 3 4
  • Partnership (1): John Raymond Beecher
  • Marriage (2): Joseph W. Calaman on 3 May 1921 in Carlisle, Cumberland, PA 1
  • Died: 4 Mar 1997, Carlisle, Cumberland, PA at age 96 2 4 5
  • Buried: Carlisle: Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens, Cumberland, PA 4

   Another name for Edith was Edith Calaman.3

   FamilySearch ID: LJGP-8BP.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. LifeSketch:,. Edith M. Rice gave birth while unmarried to John R. Beecher Jr. (1918-1937), son of John Raymond Beecher (1898-1964). Edith appears in the 1920 census as Edith Rice living with her parents and their infant grandson, John R. Beecher. In 1921 John's mother married Joseph W. Calaman (1901-1975) indicating on her application she was not previously married. In the 1930 census John R. is living in his step-father's home as John R. Calaman, age 12, not Beecher. In Nov 1937 John was tragically killed in an auto accident, just 4 months after his marriage to Anna Mary Landis, who is identified on his PA death certificate. That document lists his mother as Edith Calaman and father "unknown."

2. Census in 1910 in Saville Township, Perry, PA. 6 The 1910 census recorded George W. Rice, laborer odd jobs, 40, living with wife Mmary, 38; Samuel S., laborer odd jobs, 14; Ella M., 13; Anna F., 11; Edith M., 9; twins Effie S. and Nora S., 6; son Davison C., 4; and Benjamin F., 2. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

3. Census in 1920 in , Cumberland, PA. 7 The 1920 census recorded George W. Rice, 50; his wife Mary M., 48; and their daughters: Edith M., 19; Effie S., 16; Nora S., 16; and a son Davidson C. Rice, 13. Also in the home is grandson John R. Beecher, 1 year 11 months old in January, 1920, the son of Edith M. Rice who did not marry his father; she married Joseph Calaman in 1921 and that marriage record states she was not previously married. John Beecher's death certificate identifies his mother as Edith Calaman, but his father was listed "unknown."

4. Census in 1930 in West Pennsboro Twp., Cumberland, PA. 8 The 1930 census recorded Joseph W. Calaman, farmer, 28, living with wife Edith M., 29/ John R. [listed as a Calaman but actually born of father Beecher], 12; Bettie B., 6; and Edward S., 1. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania. Next door is Joseph's parents, James E. Calaman, 53, and Mary A., 60.

5. Obituary: Patriot-News: obituary of Edith R. Calaman on 6 Mar 1997 in Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 5 PLAINFIELD. Edith R. Calaman, 96, of 71 E. Main St. died Tuesday in the Thornwald Home, Carlisle.

She was a member of the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church of Carlisle, its Ladies Bible Class and the United Methodist Women.

She was the widow of Joseph W. Calaman. Surviving are a son, Edward S. of Carlisle; a daughter, Betty C. Allen of Carlisle; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home, Carlisle. Burial will be in Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens, West Pennsboro Township.


Edith had a relationship with John Raymond Beecher, son of John Simon Beecher and Carrie Irene Gilbert. (John Raymond Beecher was born on 9 Feb 1898 in Penn Twp., Cumberland, PA,9 10 11 12 died on 8 Mar 1964 in Dickinson, Cumberland, PA 10 11 12 13 and was buried on 11 Mar 1964 in Newville: Centerville Memorial Park, Cumberland, PA 10 11 12 13.)


Edith next married Joseph W. Calaman on 3 May 1921 in Carlisle, Cumberland, PA.1 (Joseph W. Calaman was born on 9 Nov 1901 in Dickinson, Cumberland, PA,1 14 15 died in Jun 1975 in Plainfield, Cumberland, PA 14 15 and was buried in Carlisle: Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens, Cumberland, PA 14.)


Sources


1 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VFWD-R72 Joseph Calaman and Edith Rice, 03 May 1921; citing Carlisle, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States; FHL microfilm 21017.

2 U.S. Social Security Death Index, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/J27K-G6L null, Mar 1997; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

3 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 104665. John R. Beecher. Mother: Edith Calaman.

4 Find A Grave, Carlisle: Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States.

5 The Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) (Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania.), 6 Mar 1997, obituary of Edith R. Calaman.

6 1910 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MGWZ-8SC George W Rice, Saville, Perry, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 138, sheet 9B, family 162, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1375398.

7 1920 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MFY9-8QZ John R Beecher in entry for George W Rice, 1920.

8 1930 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XHSM-8LQ Joseph W Calaman, West Pennsboro, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0053, sheet 15A, family 340, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 2025.

9 1900 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Penn Township, Series: T623 Roll: 1400 Page: 12-13.

10 Centerville Memorial Park Cemetery (Newville, Cumberland, Pennsylvania.), http://files.usgwarchives.net/pa/cumberland/cemeteries/penncentervillemem.txt.

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.), Certificate 024632-64 John Raymond Beecher, father John Samuel Beecher, mother Carrie Giblert. Spouse Verna E. Beecher, informant.

12 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/129881012.

13 The Sentinel (Carlisle, PA) (www.cumberlink.com), 9 Mar 1964, page 6. Obituary of John R. Beecher.

14 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=66866320.

15 U.S. Social Security Death Index, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VM5T-QWG null, Jun 1975; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).



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