John Beecher Sr.
(1757-1819)
Mary Ann Albrecht
(1762-1834)
Samuel F. Finney
(Abt 1780-from 1840/1850)
Elizabeth
(Abt 1790-from 1830/1840)
Benjamin Beecher
(1801-1878)
Margaret Finney
(1804-1886)
Samuel F. Beecher Sr.
(1828-1901)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Elizabeth S.

Samuel F. Beecher Sr. 1 2 3 4

  • Born: 11 Jan 1828, , , PA 1 3 5
  • Marriage (1): Elizabeth S.
  • Died: 4 Oct 1901, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA at age 73 3 7
  • Buried: 8 Oct 1901, Lansdowne: Fernwood Cemetery, Delaware, PA 3 7

   Another name for Samuel was Samuel T. Beecher.8

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Tabernacle Methodist Episcopal Church in 1867 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 9

2. Residence: The 1867 Philadelphia Directory listed: Beecher Samuel F., salesman, 426 Market, h 439 George in 1867 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 6

3. Census in 1870 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 5 The 1870 census recorded Saml Beecher, salesman shoe store, 42, living with wife Elizabeth, 42; Mary, 6; and Catherine, 1. Also with them is Sallie Horst, 22, domestic servant. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

4. Residence: The 1873 Philadelphia City Directory lists: Beecher, Samuel F., salesman, 512 Market, h 931 Ontario. In 1873 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 10

5. Newspaper: Philadelphia Inquirer: "An unsuccessful attempt was made to rob the house of Samuel Beecher, No. 931 Ontario street, on Thursday evening, but the thieves were frightened off by the neighbors.", 4 May 1877, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 11

6. Census in 1880 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 12 Living at 931 Ontario St. was Samuel F. Beecher, salesman, 52, with wife Elizabeth S., 50. With them: Mary W. 17; and Catherine E. 11. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

7. Residence: 1889 Philadelphia Directory: Beecher, Samuel F., salesman, h 931 Ontario in 1889 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 13

8. Residence: The 1891 Philadelphia City Directory lists: Beecher, Samuel F., salesman, h 931 Ontario. In 1891 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 14

9. Census in 1900 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 1 Owning a home at 931 N. Watts Street in Philadelphia in the 1900 Census is Samuel F. Beecher, age 72, shoe salesman, born Jan. 1828, widowed. He is living with his daughters: Mary. W, born Nov. 1863; and Catherine, born March, 1870. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

10. He signed a will Will of Samuel F. Beecher on 29 Sep 1900 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 15 I, Samuel F. Beecher, now residing at No. 931 North Watt Street, in the City of Philadelphia, being of sound mind memory and understanding, do make and publish my last will and testament in manner and form as follows, that is to say:
I order and direct that all my just debts and funeral expenses shall be fully paid as soon as possible after my decease.
ITEM: All the rest residue and remainder of my estate, Real, Personal and Mixed, Whatsoever and Wheresoever, of which I may be seized and possessed or be entitled to at the time of my death, I give devise and bequeath to my two daughters, Mary W., and Katharyne E. Beecher, share and share alike, to have and to hold the same to themselves, their heirs and assigns forever.
LASTLY: I do hereby nominate and appoint my esteemed friend, and relative, Samuel M. Pyfer, to be the Executor of this my Last Will and Testament.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF I, the said Samuel F. Beecher, have to this my Last Will and Testament set my hand and seal this Twenty-ninth day of September, Anno Domini, One Thousand Nine Hundred.
Samuel F. Beecher (seal)
And at his request, and in the presence of each other, subscribed our names as witnesses hereto, this Twenty-ninth day of September, Anno Domini, One Thousand Nine Hundred.
S M Pyfer
Wm R Bricker

11. Cause of Death: dilated heart and edema of lungs, 4 Oct 1901, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 7

12. Residence: 931 N Watts St. On 4 Oct 1901 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 7

13. Obituary: The Times: Funeral notice for Samuel F. Beecher on 7 Oct 1901 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 16 BEECHER -- On Friday, October 4, 1901, Samuel F. Beecher, aged 73 years. The relatives and friends of the family, officers and members of Olive Branch Lodge, No. 115, I. O. O. F., and Kensington Council, No. 9, O. U. A. M., are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services, on Tuesday at 2 o'clock, at his late residence, No. 931 North Watts street. Interment private.

14. Newspaper: The Times: Estate notice of Samuel F. Beecher, 30 Oct 1901, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 17 Estate of Samuel F. Beecher, Deceased. Letters testamentary on the above estate having been granted to the undersigned, all persons indebted to the said estate are requested to make payment, and those having claims to present the same, without delay, to S. M. Pyfer, or to William R. Bricker, Attorney, 711 Fidelity Building.

15. Samuel F. Beecher's estate inventory was completed by his cousins, Benjamin Conley Beecher, and George W. Beecher, sons of Samuel's uncle Jacob Franklin Beecher Sr. On 15 Nov 1901 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 18


Samuel married Elizabeth S. (Elizabeth S. was born in 1829 in , , PA,19 20 died on 9 May 1900 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 4 19 20 and was buried on 12 May 1900 in Lansdowne: Fernwood Cemetery, Delaware, PA 4 19 20.)


Sources


1 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 20-Ward Philadelphia, Series: T623 Roll: 1461 Page: 250.

2 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966</i> (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1966. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 33810. Mary Wagner Beecher Pyfer. Father Samuel F. Beecher. Mother Elizabeth S. Spouse Samuel M. Pyfer.

3 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=114930411.

4 <i>Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, PA)</i>, 10 May 1900, page 14. Obituary of Elizabeth S. Beecher.

5 <i>1870 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MZ55-M8D Saml Beecher, Pennsylvania, United States; citing p. 187, family 1422, NARA microfilm publication M593, FHL microfilm 552905.

6 A. McElroy & Co, <i>McElroy's Philadelphia city directory</i> (Philadelphia : A. McElroy & Co.), 1867 edition.

7 FamilySearch.org, <i>Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915</i> (From originals housed at the Philadelphia City Archives. "Death Records."), Death record for Samuel F. Beecher.

8 FamilySearch.org, <i>Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V2F1-RYQ Catharine E. Beecher, 19 Mar 1869.

9 <i>Pennsylvania Church and Town Records, 1708-1985</i> (http://www.Ancestry.com. Original from Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records.), Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 377, Image 86.

10 Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Image 107 of 750. Philadelphia, 1873 Pennsylvania City Directory, Page 194.

11 <i>Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, PA)</i>, 4 May 1877, page 3. Police Intelligence.

12 1880 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia Ward 20, Series: T9 Roll: 1179 Page: 78.

13 Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, 1889 Philadelphia Directory, printed page 168, online image 86.

14 Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Image 157 of 2090. Philadelphia City Directory, Page 143.

15 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania, Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993</i>, Philadelphia, PA, Will No. 1744, year 1901, Will of Samuel F. Beecher.

16 <i>Philadelphia Times (Philadelphia, PA)</i>, 7 Oct 1901, page 11.

17 <i>Philadelphia Times (Philadelphia, PA)</i>, 30 Oct 1901, page13.

18 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania, Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993</i>, Will No. 1744 1901 Will of Samuel F. Beecher.

19 FamilySearch.org, <i>Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915</i> (From originals housed at the Philadelphia City Archives. "Death Records."), https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JK79-344 Mrs. Elizabeth S. Beecher, 09 May 1900; citing cn 24756, Department of Records; FHL microfilm 1838985.

20 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=114930412.



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