Jacob Franklin Beecher Sr.
(1796-1882)
Catherine Braun
(1802-Abt 1840)
William Lightner Beecher
(1830-1918)
Alidia Kinard
(1828-1899)
Parris Epler Beecher
(1855-1929)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Elizabeth Featon

2. Catherine Ryan

Parris Epler Beecher 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14

  • Born: 29 Dec 1855, Lower Windsor Twp., York, PA 9
  • Marriage (1): Elizabeth Featon on 28 May 1879 in Coatesville: Coatesville Presbyterian Church, Chester, PA 1 2
  • Marriage (2): Catherine Ryan about 1895
  • Died: 12 May 1929, Coatesville, Chester, PA at age 73 6 9 11 15
  • Buried: 16 May 1929, Coatesville: Fairview Cemetery, Chester, PA 6 9 11

   Another name for Parris was Paris Beacher.1

  Noted events in his life were:

1. He has conflicting birth information of Death certificate has 28 Dec 1856; tombstone has 29 Dec 1855., 28 Dec 1856 and Lower Windsor Twp., York, PA. 11

2. Census in 1860 in Lower Windsor Twp., York, PA. 16 Parris E. Beecher, 35, tailor, is listed in the 1860 Census in Lower Windsor Township in York County with real estate valued at $0 and possessions worth $100. Living with him is Rebecca, 27; Ann Aliza, 7; daughter Jesiah, 4; John Henry, 2; and Sarah, 7 months in July 1860 when the census was recorded. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

Living next door is William Beecher, age 24 (might be 27, handwriting uncertain), occupation blacksmith. His possessions are worth $30. With him is Lydia, 21; Jacob Franklin, 6; Parris Elphnor, 4; and Mary Jane, 7 months in July 1860 when the census was recorded. For all the nearest post office is Chanceford.

3. Census in 1870 in Salisbury Twp., Lancaster, PA. 17 William Beecher, 42, farm laborer, was living with wife Lydia, 32; Parris E., 18, farm laborer; William L., 7; Sarah J., 4; and Henry W., 1. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. William had no real estate of value.

4. Residence: on 28 May 1879 in Wagontown, Chester, PA. 2

5. Census in 1880 in West Caln Twp., Chester, PA. 18 Paris Beecher, 22, laborer, is living with Elizabeth, 17. Her father was born in England. Her mother and Paris' parents were born in Pennsylvania.

6. Tax List: 1890 Chester County Tax Index, 1890, Coatesville, Chester, PA. 19

7. Census in 1900 in Coatesville, Chester, PA. 1 Owning the home at 237 South First Avenue was Paris Beacher, 43, born Dec 1856, who was married for 16 years, but his wife isn't listed. With him: daughter Mary, 18, Nov 1871 [should be 1881], single; Herbert, 16, Apr 1884; Edward, 14, Apr 1886; Norman, 12, Dec 1887. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania. Also with them: housekeeper Catherine Pension, 28, born in Ireland; her daughter Mary, 7; and her son Joseph, 5.

8. Residence: 237 S. 1St Avenue, Coatesville, Pa. On 31 Jul 1908 in Coatesville, Chester, PA. 20

9. Residence: 237 S. 1St Avenue, Coatesville, Pa. On 5 Aug 1909 in Coatesville, Chester, PA. 21

10. Residence: a farm he rented in 1911 in Wagontown, Chester, PA. 7 22

11. Newspaper: Reading Times: "As Paris Becher, of Wagontown, was getting into his carriage, he slipped and fell under the wheel, which passed over his body, fracturing several ribs and inflicting several severe cuts and bruises.", 1 Aug 1911, Reading, Berks, PA. 23

12. Census in 1920 in West Brandywine Twp., Chester, PA. 24 The 1920 census recorded Paris Beecher, farmer, 63, living with wife Catharine, 50; daughters Ruth Ella, seamstress, 16; Nora Elizabeth, 10, and Edna, 7; and grandson Harold, 3; and son Robert Edward Beecher, furance helper at steel mill, widowed, 34.

13. Cause of Death: arteriosclerosis, softening of brain, 12 May 1929, Coatesville, Chester, PA. 11

14. Obituary: Daily Local News on 12 May 1929 in West Chester, Chester, PA. 6 BEECHER-In Coatesville, on May 12, 1929, Parris Beecher, in his 73rd year. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services on Thursday, May 16, 1929, from his later home 151 Strode's Avenue, Coatesville. Interment at Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday evening.


Parris married Elizabeth Featon, daughter of William W. Featon and Mary Jane Osborne, on 28 May 1879 in Coatesville: Coatesville Presbyterian Church, Chester, PA.1 2 (Elizabeth Featon was born about 1863 in , Chester, PA 18 25 and died before 1896.)


Parris next married Catherine Ryan, daughter of John Ryan and Catherine, about 1895. (Catherine Ryan was born on 6 Jul 1867 in Ballyragget, KIK, Leinster, IRL,26 27 died on 6 May 1960 in Wilmington, New Castle, DE 22 27 28 and was buried on 9 May 1960 in Coatesville: Fairview Cemetery, Chester, PA 26 27 28.)


Sources


1 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Chester County, Coatesville, Series: T623 Roll: 1393 Page: 213.

2 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013</i>, Chester > Coatesville > Presbyterian Church. Parris Beecher, Wagontown, and Sarah Elizabeth Feten, Hibernia, 28 May 1879. Images 155-156.

3 <i>1860 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, York County, Lower Windsor Township, Series: M653 Roll: 1201 Page: 502.

4 <i>Daily Local News, Chester County, PA</i> (West Chester, Chester County, PA), October 17, 1910. Obituary of Mrs. Robert Beacher (Bessie Zealars).

5 <i>Coatesville Record, Coatesville, Chester County, Pennsylvania</i>, August 6, 1909. Obituary of Cathryn Beecher.

6 <i>Daily Local News, Chester County, PA</i> (West Chester, Chester County, PA), May 12, 1929. Obituary of Paris Beecher.

7 <i>Daily Local News, Chester County, PA</i> (West Chester, Chester County, PA), May 11, 1911. Obituary of Walter Beecher.

8 <i>Daily Local News, Chester County, PA</i> (West Chester, Chester County, PA), March 13, 1969. Obituary of Edward E. Beecher.

9 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=47193030.

10 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.), Certificate 22601. Herbert S. Beecher [indexed as Herbert S. Bucher].

11 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 55465. Paris Beecher. Father William Beecher. Mother Lidia Kinard.

12 <i>Daily Local News, Chester County, PA</i> (West Chester, Chester County, PA), 25 Feb 1918, obituary of William Beecher.

13 Ancestry.com, <i>U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007</i> (Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.), Edna Beecher, SSN 176074458.

14 <i>Intelligencer Journal (Lancaster, PA)</i>, 24 Apr 1991, page 15. Obituary of Edna Beecher Marsh.

15 Pennsylvania Department of Health, <i>Pennsylvania, Death Indices</i> (Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records, New Castle, PA, 16103. Online at http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/public_records/20686 .), Death Certificate 55465, Parris Beecher. d. 12 May 1929 Coatesville, Pa.

16 <i>1860 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, York County, Lower Windsor Township, Series: M653 Roll: 1201 Pages: 502-503.

17 <i>1870 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Salisbury Township, Series: M593 Roll: 1359 Page: 267.

18 1880 United States Census, FHL Film 1255114; National Archives Film T9-1114; Page 70B.

19 <i>Chester County Archives, Pennsylvania</i>, 1890 Chester County Tax Index, P. Beecher, http://www.chesco.org/DocumentCenter/View/4262.

20 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.), Certificate 64322. Anna May Beecher. Father Parris Beecher, mother Catherine Rian.

21 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.), Certificate 72616. Catherine M. Beecher. Father Parris Beecher, mother Catherine Ryan.

22 <i>Records of Nancy Eitnier, a descendant</i>.

23 <i>Reading Times (Reading, PA)</i> (Reading, Berks, Pernnsylvania.), 1 Aug 1911, page 3.

24 <i>1920 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MFTY-SLL Catharine Beecher in entry for Paris Beecher, 1920.

25 <i>1920 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Chester County, Coatesville Ward 2, Series: T625 Roll: 1549 Page: 116.

26 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=47193029.

27 FamilySearch.org, <i>Delaware Vital Records, 1650-1974</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QGNT-K7MY Catherine Beecher, 06 May 1960; citing Death, Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware.

28 <i>The News Journal (Wilmington, Delaware)</i>, 6 May 1960, page 10, Obituary of Mrs. Parris Beecher.



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