Levi Reifsnyder Beecher
(1848-1929)
Ellen Louise Lake
(1855-1915)
Elias H. Moyer
(1839-1888)
Sarah M. Staley
(1845-1906)
William L. Beecher
(1870-1925)
Clara S. Moyer
(1871-1926)
Lew Wallace Beecher
(1892-1935)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Clara P. Bellows

Lew Wallace Beecher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

  • Born: 29 May 1892, Reading, Berks, PA 3 4 5 7 9 10
  • Christened: 7 Aug 1892, Wernersville: St. John's (Hains) Reformed Church, Berks, PA 4
  • Marriage (1): Clara P. Bellows on 23 Jun 1917 in Reading, Berks, PA 1
  • Died: 2 Jun 1935, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA at age 43 7 9 10 11 12
  • BuriedMale: 6 Jun 1935, Wernersville: St. John's Cemetery, Berks, PA 7 8 9 10 11

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1900 in Reading, Berks, PA. 3 The 1900 Census recorded at 204 Rose Street in Reading blacksmith helper William Beecher, 30, born Oct 1870, living with wife Clara, schoolteacher, 29, Nov 1871; Lew. W. Beecher, 8, May 1892; and widowed mother-in-law Sarah Moyer, 55, Jun 1845. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania, including William's father, but his mother was born in England. Clara had been married for 9 years and given birth to 1 child by 1900.

2. Newspaper: Reading Times: "William L. Beecher and son, Lew Wallace, of this city, are spending ten days at Richmond, Va. Mr. Beecher is a clerk in the Philadelphia custom house and is now taking his annual vacation.", 27 Jul 1904, Reading, Berks, PA. 13

3. Census in 1910 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 14 The 1910 census recorded renting at 918 Saint Bernard Street: William L. Beecker, government clerk, 39, living with wife Clara, 38; and son Louis, 17. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

4. Newspaper: Harrisburg Telegraph: "Thirty-One Pass Druggist Exams: Thirty-one of the sixty applicants for registration as pharmacists were successful at the recent examinations by the State Pharmaceutical Examing Board. Successful applicants....Lew W. Beecher.", 5 Dec 1911, Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 15

5. Newspaper: Reading Times, 10 Aug 1912, Reading, Berks, PA. 16 William L. Beecher, his son, Lew Wallace Beecher, Stanley Milne and Douglas Milne, of Philadelphia, visited Mr. Beecher's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Levi R. Beecher, near Hain's Church. They made the trip from Philadelphia and return on their Twin Indian Motorcycles.

6. Residence: 918 N St. Bernard St, Philadelphia on 5 Jun 1917 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 5

7. Occupation: pharmacist at Wm. H. House, 4936 Brown St., Philadelphia on 5 Jun 1917 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 5

8. Newspaper: Reading Times: Rev. W. J. Kershner, pastor of Hain's Reformed Church, married at his home, 115 South Third street, Lew Wallace Beecher, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Beecher of Philadelphia and Clara P. Bellows, daughter of Mrs. Clara P. Bellows of that city., 23 Jun 1917, Reading, Berks, PA. 1 "Rev. W. J. Kershner, pastor of Hain's Reformed Church, married at his home, 115 South Third street, Lew Wallace Beecher, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Beecher of Philadelphia and Clara P. Bellows, daughter of Mrs. Clara P. Bellows of that city."

9. Military from 2 Jul 1918 to 10 Feb 1919 in , , PA: U.S. Navy, Pharmicist Mate, 3rd Class. 9

10. Census in 1920 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 17 The 1920 census recorded at 1214 56th Street: Lew Beecher, druggist, 27, living with wife Clara, 22. They are their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

11. Residence: Lew gave his address as 1214 S. 56th St., Philadelphia, Pa. when he signed as informant on his mother's death certificate. on 20 Nov 1926 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 18

12. Census in 1930 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 19 The 1930 census recorded owning an $8000 home at 1214 S. 36th Street in Philadelphia: Lew Beecher, druggist, 38, lliving with wife Clira, 33; daughter Jean, 2 years 6 months; son William, 7; and mother-in-law Claire Ballows, 73. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania, except Claire's mother in Maryland. Lew was married at age 25, Clira at age 20.

13. Cause of Death: heart disease, arterial hypertension, sclerosis, myocarditis, cardiac hypertrophy, sinus rhythm, fatal nephritis, 2 Jun 1935, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 7

14. Occupation: pharmacist in Veterans Administration Hospital on 2 Jun 1935 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 7

15. Residence: 1214 S. 56th St., Philadelphia, Pa. on 2 Jun 1935 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 7

16. Obituary: Philadelphia Inquirer: obituary of L. W. Beecher on 5 Jun 1935 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 8 BEECHER June 2. Lew W., husband of Clara Beecher, of 1214 S. 56th St. Relatives and friends and Thomas R. Patton Lodge, No. 59, P. and A. M., are invited to funeral services, Thurs. 11 A. M., at David G. Frankenfield Bldg., 317 N. 52d st. Burial at Wernersville, Pa. Viewing Wed., 8 to 10 P. M.


Lew married Clara P. Bellows, daughter of Andrew Jackson Bellows and Clara Palmer, on 23 Jun 1917 in Reading, Berks, PA.1 (Clara P. Bellows was born on 25 Dec 1896 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, died on 12 Jan 1988 in Broomall, Delaware, PA 20 and was buried in Drexel Hill: Arlington Cemetery, Delaware, PA 20.)


Sources


1 <i>Reading Times (Reading, PA)</i> (Reading, Berks, Pernnsylvania.), 23 Jun 1917, page 10. Marriage of Lew Wallace Beecher and Clara P. Bellows.

2 Montgomery, Morton L, <i>Historical and Biographical Annals of Berks County Pennsylvania</i> (Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1909. Online at: http://archive.org/details/cu31924097286300), Page 853.

3 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M3M5-M6G William Beecher, ED 65 Precinct 4 Reading city Ward 6, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet 9A, family 172, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1241378.

4 <i>St. John's (Hains) Reformed Church, Wernersville, Berks County, PA</i> (Lower Heidelberg Township), http://archive.org/stream/historyofstjohns00kers/historyofstjohns00kers_djvu.txt.

5 <i>United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K6K6-DTC Lew Wallace Beecher, 1917-1918.

6 <i>Obituaries Free</i> (http://www.ObituariesFree.com), http://www.obituariesfree.com/2010/11/beverly-j-beecher.htm .

7 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1967</i> (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 52653. Lew Wallace Beecher. Father William L. Beecher. Mother Clara Moyer.

8 <i>Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, PA)</i>, 5 Jun 1935, page 29. Obituary of L. W. Beecher.

9 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania, Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-2012</i> (Pennsylvania Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-2012. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Bureau of Archives and History. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania Veterans Burial Cards, 1929-1990; Archive Collection Number: Series 1-1; Folder Number: 30. Beecher, Lew W. (Wallace).

10 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania, Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-2012</i> (Pennsylvania Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-2012. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Bureau of Archives and History. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Beecher, Lew W. 1892-1935.

11 FamilySearch.org, <i>United States Headstone Applications for U.S. Military Veterans, 1925-1949</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VHZW-8NR Lew Wallace Beecher, 1935.

12 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 52653, Lew W. Beecher.

13 <i>Reading Times (Reading, PA)</i> (Reading, Berks, Pernnsylvania.), 27 Jul 1904, page 5.

14 <i>1910 United States Census</i>, Year: 1910; Census Place: Philadelphia Ward 44, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Roll: T624_1412; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 1134; FHL microfilm: 1375425.

15 <i>Harrisburg Telegraph (Harrisburg, PA)</i>, 5 Dec 1911, page 4.

16 <i>Reading Times (Reading, PA)</i> (Reading, Berks, Pernnsylvania.), 10 Aug 1912, page 7.

17 <i>1920 United States Census</i>, Year: 1920; Census Place: Philadelphia Enumeration District: 1511; Description: Philadelphia City, Ward 40, Tract A N 8 (part) bounded by 56th, Florence Ave, 58th, Thomas AveWard 40, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

18 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1967</i> (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 114326. Clara S. Beecher. Father Elias Moyer. Mother Sarah Staley.

19 <i>1930 United States Census</i>, Year: 1930; Census Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2129; Page: 23B; Enumeration District: 205; Image: 300.0; FHL microfilm: 2341863.

20 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=69508466.



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