Light Hagen Beecher Jr. 1
- Born: 5 Feb 1879, , Appling, GA, USA 1 2
- Died: 3 Mar 1955, Baxley, Appling, GA, USA at age 76 1
- Buried: Baxley: Carter Cemetery, Appling, GA, USA 1
Noted events in his life were:
1. Census in 1900 in Baxley, Appling, GA, USA. 2 The 1900 census recorded in the 457th District (Baxley) in Appling County four Beecher households as neighbors.
The first household was headed by William Carter, farmer, 63, born May, 1837, married for 32 years to wife Mary M. 51, Aug 1848, living with son William E., farm laborer, 21, Apr 1879; daughter Minnie L, 14, Mar 1886; and son-in-law Lite H. Beecher, laborer turpentine, 24, Jun 1875, married to William Sr.'s daughter Sabra S., 23, Jul 1876. They were married 4 years and had 2 children: daughter Earnie, 3, Mar 1897; and son Fred, 1 Jan 1899. Everyone and their parents were born in Georgia.
William. A. Beecher, farmer, 60, born Jan 1840, was living with wife Mary, 59, May 1841. They were married for 6 years and the census column records she had birthed no children by 1900. Mary, her parents, William, and his mother were born in Georgia. His father was born in England.
The next household is headed by Elijah Mock, farmer, 35, Jan 1865, married for six years to wife Mazelle, 40, Apr 1860, living with stepson Lite Beecher, farm laborer, 21, Feb 1879; and stepson Henry L. Beecher, farm laborer, 16, May 1884; and son Lennie Mock, 4, Oct 1895. Everyone and their parents were born in Georiga, except Elijah and his parents in South Carolina.
The next household is headed by Lumpkin Beecher, farmer, 54, Apr 1846, married for 33 years to wife Cornelia A., 54, Mar 1846. She had birthed no children by 1900.With them is father Henry Beecher, 87 is first written but then crossed out and overwritten as 77, Jul 1822, widowed. Henry and his parents and Lumpkin's father were born in England. Lumpkin, his mother, Cornelia and her parents, were born in Georgia.
2. Obituary: Baxley News Banner: obituary of Light Hagan Beecher on 3 Mar 1955 in Baxley, Appling, GA, USA. 3 Light Hagan "Pid" Beecher, 76, who was injured February 19 in a wreck on US 1 died early this mornning at Appling General Hospital.
Mr. Beecher was a resident of Baxley. He was born in this county and was a prominent farmer. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Georgia Branch Beecher, six daughters, Mrs. Otis Carter, Baxley, Mrs. J.E. Shadron, Brunswick, Mrs. Ernest Baxley, Baxley, Mrs. Morris Wolfson, Baxley, Mrs. Howell Brantley, Jacksonville, FL, and Judy Beecher, Jacksonville, FL.; four sons, Bernice, David L. and J. D. Beecher, all of Baxley, and Colon Beecher, Ludowici; one sister, Mrs. Lora Fennell, 23 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 3:00 p.m. at Spring Branch Church, conducted by the Rev. Braswell Carter and assisted by the Rev. Joe Branch and the Rev. Willie Beall of Hazlehurst. Burial will follow in the Carter Family Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Carl Baxley, Buddy Baxley, David Sellers, Floyd Beecher, Winton Branch and Clennie Branch. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Fowler White, J. M. Dunn, Hershel Sellers, Dr. M. E. Long, Frank Craven, Norwood Moody, Johnnie Willoughby, Seab Craven, Norman Overstreet, Nathan Finkelstein, Dr. H. C. McCrackin, George Vaughn, Bill Morris, E. L. McBride, Clarence McDaniel, Ed Davis, Cliff Branch, Jack Carter, W. F. Hutchinson, Roscoe Williams, Dr. J. T. Holt, and Jim Carter.