Benjamin Franklin Beacher Sr.
Sarah Jane Jacobs
Charles Wagner
Emma Rishel
Arthur Garfield Beacher
Lottie Mabel Wagner
Arthur Fredrick Beacher


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1. Dorothy Jan Jones

Arthur Fredrick Beacher 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

  • Born: 9 Dec 1908, Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA 2 8 11 12 13 14
  • Marriage (1): Dorothy Jan Jones on 29 Nov 1928 in , Schuylkill, PA 1
  • Died: 11 Jan 1980, Danville, Montour, PA at age 71 2 3 13 14 15
  • Buried: 14 Jan 1980, Shenandoah Heights: Odd Fellows Cemetery, Schuylkill, PA 13

   FamilySearch ID: KHSL-NDP.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Occupation: mining engineer. 3

2. Census in 1910 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 16 Arthur [indexed as Beecker in 1910 census], painter, 26, was living with wife Lottie, 20. They were married for 2 years and she had birthed one child: Arthur, 1. They and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

3. Newspaper: Evening Herald: Arthur Beacher, Jr., of West Washington avenue, returned from Catawissa, where he spent a pleasant vacation with his grandfather, Charles Wagner., 23 Aug 1919, Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 17

4. Census in 1920 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 18 The 1920 census recorded at 102 North Washington Avenue: Arthur Beacher, machinist in coal mine, 36, living with wife Lottie, 30; Arthur, 11; Evelyn, 9; Dorothy, 6; and Robert, 2 months. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania. [Note: Robert was recorded by census taker as a mistake, should be Paul].

5. Occupation: student on 24 Nov 1928 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 1

6. Newspaper: Evening Herald: Jones-Beacher Wedding, 30 Nov 1928, Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 19 Wedded Yesterday at Shenandoah Heights
A pretty wedding took place at noon yesterday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Jones, Shenandoah Heights, when their daughter, Miss Dorothy, was united in marriage to Arthur Beacher, also of the Heights. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. David J. Jones, pastor of Calvary Baptist church, in the presence of members of the immealate families. William Brown and Miss Margaret Major, of Tamaqua, were the attendants. The couple received many handsome and useful gifts. The bride is employed as an operator tor the Bell Telephone Company, and is well known and popular. Mr. Beacher is also well known and enjoys a large circle of friends. Following the ceremony a Thanksgiving dinner was served. The couple has the best wishes of many friends for a happy voyage o'er the sea of matrimony.

7. Census in 1930 in West Mahanoy Twp., Schuylkill, PA. 11 Arthur Beacher, machinist colliery, 46, was married at age 24 to wife L?ttie, 39, who married at age 17. With them: Arthur Jr., coal engineer in coal mines, 21, who married at age 19; Dorothy, operator in telephone co., daughter-in-law, 24, who married Arthur Jr. at age 22; Evelyn, waitress, daughter, 19; Dorothy, 16; Paul, 11; and Jean, 5. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania, except Dorothy's parents were from Wales. They are living at 208 Ohio Avenue.

8. Census in 1940 in West Mahanoy Twp., Schuylkill, PA. 12 In the 1940 Census in West Mahanoy Township was recorded Arthur Beacher, age 56, retired, living with wife Lotte, 49; son Paul, 20, clerk in lumber company; daughter Jean, 15; plus son Arthur Beacher, 31, laborer in coal mine, and his wife Dot, 33, and their daughter Joan, 6. Also in the home is Arthur Sr's daughter Joan Balliet and her husband, John Balliet, 33, clerk in lumber company, and their child John Jr., 7. Everyone was born in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, except Lottie Beacher in Roaring Creek, Pennsylvania; John Jr. Balliet and Joan Beacher in Shenandoah Heights; and John Balliet Sr. In 1935 everyone lived in Shenandoah Heights.

9. Occupation: East Bear Ridge Colliery Co. On 16 Feb 1942 in Mahanoy Plane, Schuylkill, PA. 8

10. He was described as 5' 7" 165lbs, blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion on 16 Feb 1942 in Shenandoah Heights, Schuylkill County, PA. 8

11. Residence: 208 Ohio Ave., Shenandoah Heights, PA on 16 Feb 1942 in Shenandoah Heights, Schuylkill County, PA. 8

12. Census in 1950 in Frackville, Schuylkill, PA. 20 The 1950 census recorded at 425 Washington Street: Arthur F. Beacher, engineer coal mining, living with wife Dorothy, 43; and daughter Joan D., 16. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

13. Newspaper: Evening Herald, 29 Nov 1958, Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 21 Anniversaries. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Beacher, 42 Washington street, are today being congratulated on the occasion of their 30th wedding anniversary. Mrs. Beacher is the former Dorothy Jones. The couple are the parents of a daughter, Joan.

14. Residence: on 8 Sep 1966 in Frackville, Schuylkill, PA. 6

15. Residence: 425 Washington St., Frackville, PA in Sep 1968 in Frackville, Schuylkill, PA. 9

16. Newspaper: Evening Herald: Arthur Beacher, 425 Washington st., Frackville, is a patient at the Geisinger Medical Cetner, Danville. He is in room 355., 4 Sep 1969, Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 22

17. Residence: Washington St., Frackville, PA on 16 Nov 1971 in Frackville, Schuylkill, PA. 7

18. Residence: on 17 Jan 1977 in Frackville, Schuylkill, PA. 5

19. Newspaper: Evening Herald: "Arthur F. Beacher, Frackville, and Jean Beacher Gibbon, Shenandoah Heights, executors of the estate of Arthur G. Beacher, to Lawrence and Cherl Murphy, premises in Shenandoah Heights, $20,000.", 18 Apr 1977, Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 23

20. Newspaper: Evening Herald: photo of Arthur Beacher, mining engineer, 4 Jun 1977, Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 24 Photo caption: "Finish" was written to the Kehley Run Mine Fire Project Friday as state officials toured the tract and found all in order. Pictured are, from left, Arthur Beacher, mining engineer; Stanley Reed, DER Bureau of Operations; Michael Yccino, DER engineer in Pottsville; Connie Reese, Shenandoah council president; Al Roman, No. 1 Contracting Company superintendent; Mal Hopkins, councilman; Cilff McConnell, DER deputy secretary of resources management; Ed Pelsinky, councilman; Donald Fowler, DER assistant; Neal Rodino, DER construction foreman.

21. Obituary: Pottsville Republican: obituary of Arthur Beacher on 11 Jan 1980 in Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 14 Arthur F. Beacher, 425 Washington St., Frackville, died Thursday evening at Geisinger Medical Center. He was admitted Jan. 8.
Mr. Beacher was born and raised in Shenandoah and lived in Frackville since 1942. He was a son of the late Arthur G. and Lottie Wagner Beacher.
Mr. Beacher was employed at Corriele Construction Co., Hazleton, for 25 years. He was last employed as a state mining engineer, retiring in 1978.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Frackville, and Frackville Free and Accepted order of Masons Lodge 737.
Surviving are his widow, the former Dorothy Jones; one daughter, Joan, wife of Emil Micun, Philadelphia; two sisters, Evelyn, wife of John Balliett and Jean, wife of Fred Gibbons, Shenandoah; a brother Paul Beacher, Danville; a grandson David and nieces and nephews.
Services will be held Monday morning from Nice Funeral Home, Frackville. The Rev. Dale Lewis Miller, First United Methodist Church, will officiate. Interment will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Shenandoah.

Arthur married Dorothy Jan Jones, daughter of John G. Jones and Elizabeth Davies, on 29 Nov 1928 in , Schuylkill, PA.1 (Dorothy Jan Jones was born on 28 Aug 1905 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA,2 11 25 died on 26 Mar 1988 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 2 25 and was buried in Shenandoah Heights: Odd Fellows Cemetery, Schuylkill, PA 25.)


1, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, Arthur Beacher and Dorothy Jones, 29 Nov 1928; citing , Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States; FHL microfilm 2131693.

2 U.S. Social Security Death Index.

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

4 Beacher, Bruce Franklin, Beau-Chere, The Beacher Family Newsletter, Issue 1 Jun 1979.

5 The Evening Herald (Shenandoah, PA), 17 Jan 1977, page 2. Obituary of Arthur G. Beacher.

6 Delaware County Daily Times (Chester, PA), 9 Sep 1966, page 4. Obituary of Miss Dorothy M. Beacher.

7 The Evening Herald (Shenandoah, PA), 16 Nov 1971, page 2.

8, U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 (National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.), Arthur Frederick Beacher b.9 Dec 1908.

9 The Evening Herald (Shenandoah, PA), 26 Sep 1968, page 10. Marriage of Joan Dorothy Beacher and Emil David Micun.

10 DiGiacomo Funeral Home (Philadelphia, PA), Obituary of Joan Micun.

11 1930 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, West Mahanoy Township, Series: T626 Roll: 2148 Page: 248.

12 1940 United States Census, Arthur Beacher, West Mahanoy Township, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 54-181, sheet 7B, family 114, NARA digital publication T627, roll 3607.

13 Find A Grave,

14 Pottsville Republican (Pottsville, PA), 11 Jan 1980, page 2, obituary of Arthur Beacher.

15 Beacher, Bruce Franklin, Beau-Chere, The Beacher Family Newsletter, 1 Jun 1980.

16 1910 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, Shenandoah Ward 3, Series: T624 Roll: 1419 Page: 97.

17 The Evening Herald (Shenandoah, PA), 23 Aug 1919, page 3.

18 1920 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, Shenandoah, Enumeration District 123 Sheet 7 Visit 124.

19 The Evening Herald (Shenandoah, PA), 30 Nov 1928, page 5.

20 "1950 United States Census," Arthur Beacher.

21 The Evening Herald (Shenandoah, PA), 29 Nov 1958, page 10.

22 The Evening Herald (Shenandoah, PA), 4 Sep 1969, page 8.

23 The Evening Herald (Shenandoah, PA), 18 Apr 1977, page 11.

24 The Evening Herald (Shenandoah, PA), 4 Jun 1977, page 1. Photo of Arthur Beacher.

25 Find A Grave,

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