John Jacob Beacher Sr.
(1812-After 1880)
Angeline Eisenhuth
(1815-1885)
William James Jacobs Sr.
(1812-1902)
Mary Ann Hough
(1822-1908)
Benjamin Franklin Beacher Sr.
(1845-1922)
Sarah Jane Jacobs
(1846-1886)
Mary Beacher
(1879-1909)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. William Henry Derrick

Mary Beacher 3 4

  • Born: 17 Dec 1879, Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA 5 6 7
  • Marriage (1): William Henry Derrick on 1 Feb 1901 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA 1 2
  • Died: 21 Mar 1909, North Braddock, Allegheny, PA at age 29 3 7 8
  • Buried: 22 Mar 1909, Shenandoah Heights: Odd Fellows Cemetery, Schuylkill, PA 7

   Another name for Mary was Mamie Beacher.3 9 10 11

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1880 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 5 The 1880 census recorded on Center Street in Shenandoah: Benjamin Beacher, miner, 35, living with wife, Sarah Jane, 33; daughters Emma, 10, Laura, 8, Sallie, 6, and Angeline, 5, son Benjamin, 3, and daughter Mary, 1. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

2. Census in 1900 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 12 The 1900 census recorded renting a home at 118 West Apple Avenue: Benjamin F. Beacher, coal miner, 55, born May 1845, widowed, living with son Benjamin, candy manufacturer, 22, Feb 1878, single; daughter Mary, 20, Dec 1879, single; and son Arthur G., 16, Jul 1883, single. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania and all could read, write, and speak English.

3. Newspaper: Republican Herald: Married, 2 Feb 1901, Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 2 William H. Derrick and Miss Mary Beacher were married last evening at the residence of the groom's mother, on West Raspberry alley. Rev. J. R. Hensyl, pastor of the United Evangelical church, officiated at the ceremony. James Heaten, of town, was the groomsman and Miss Gussie Hagencuh, of Delano, the bridesmaid. A reception and suppoer followed the ceremony. A large number of relatives and friends were in attendance and the bridal couple recieved many presents.

4. Residence: in 1907 in North Braddock, Allegheny, PA. 4

5. Cause of Death: chronic ulcerative phthisis, 21 Mar 1909, North Braddock, Allegheny, PA. 7

6. Residence: 1 Spring Street, North Braddock, PA on 21 Mar 1909 in North Braddock, Allegheny, PA. 7

7. Newspaper: Republican and Herald: Mrs. William Derrick Died In Braddock Pa., 22 Mar 1909, Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 11 B. F. Beacher, Sr., received a telegram last evening announcing the death of his daughter, Mame, wife of William Derrick, at Braddock, Pa., after a lingering illness. She was 29 years of age, and was formerly a well known resident of town having removed to Braddock five years ago.
The deceased lady was held in high esteem in town and news of her death was received with deep regret by a large circle of friends.
Besides her husband there surviv her father, B. F. Beacher, Sr., and the following brothers and sisters: B. F. Beacher, Jr., Arthur Beacher, Mrs. Alfred Horrocks, of town; Mrs. Thomas Heywood, of Girardville, Miss Sarah Beacher, of Ashland and Mrs. Angeline Woomer, of Braddock.
The body will be brought to the home of Mrs. Alfred Horrocks, on West Line street tomorrow, from where the funeral will take place Wednesday afternoon. Services will be conducted in the United Evangelical church of which the deceased was a member and interment will be made at the Odd Fellows' cemetery.

8. Newspaper: Republican and Herald: Funeral of Mrs. William Derrick, 24 Mar 1909, Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 13 Mrs. Wm. Derrick At Rest In Cemetery On The Hill

The funeral of Mame, wife of William Derrick, who died at her home at Braddock, Sunday, took place this afternoon from the home of her sister, Mrs. Alfred Horrocks, Shenandoah.
After a short service at the house, the funeral proceeded to the Bethany United Evangelical church, of which the deceased was a member and there the services were continued by the pastor, Rev. S. N. Dissinger, assisted by the choir. After the services the cortege proceeded to the Odd Fellows' cemetery where interment was made.
The funeral was very largely attended and there were many beautiful floral offerings from relatives and friends, many being sent with the body by friends in Braddock. Williams & Son were the funeral directors.
Among the floral offerings were the following: Twenty-nine roses, denoting age, from sisters and brothers; carnations, from Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Beacher; lilies and carnations, from Mrs. Isaac Woomer; carnations, from Evangelical Sunday school, or North Braddock; carnations, from United Brethren Sunday school, Hannahtown, Pa. carnations, Miss Ella Shirley.
The pall bearers were J. F. Eisenhauer, John Bitler, B. F. Hehn, Alfred Gregory, William Steeley and Marshal Hughes, Jr.
Among those from out-of-town who attended were Mrs. Isaac Woomer, North Braddock; Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Haywood, Girardville; Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Beacher, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Miller, Mr. and Mrs. George Beacher, Broad Mountain; Nathan Beacher, Ashland, and others from Ringtown.

9. Book: History of the Beacher Family, 1970. 14
William Beacher, brother of B. F. Beacher Sr., was the oldest in the Beacher family. He had three sons, Albert, John and Nathan. His wife was Aunt Perhit. She married a Derrick first and had one son Wm. Derrick, who later married B. F. Beacher Sr's daughter Mamie. She was only 29 years of age when she died of T.B. She use to belong to the Salvation Army and sant a lot on street corners in all kinds of weather and it is believed she got TB from doing this.


Mary married William Henry Derrick, son of Jonathan Derk and Priscilla Brigitta Wary, on 1 Feb 1901 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA.1 2 (William Henry Derrick was born on 17 Jun 1876 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA,15 16 17 18 19 died on 27 Jan 1935 in Aspinwall, Allegheny, PA 18 19 20 and was buried on 30 Jan 1934 in North Versailles: Grandview Cemetery, Allegheny, PA 18.)


Sources


1 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KMCR-QZK Wm H Derrick and Mary Beucher, 1901.

2 Republican and Herald (Pottsville, PA) (www.republicanherald.com), 2 Feb 1901, page 1. Marriage of William H . Derrick and Mary Beacher.

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

4 Schalk, Adolf W. and Hon. D.C. Henning, editors, History of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania (State Historical Association, 1907. Found in Pennsylvania State Library, R974.863 Sch. 13 V.2), Volume II, pages 44-46.

5 1880 United States Census, FHL Film 1255192; National Archives Film T9-1192; Page 7C.

6 1900 United States Census, Enumeration District 168 Visit 128 Ward 3.

7 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966 (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 Number: 25734. Mary Derrick.

8 Pennsylvania Department of Health, Pennsylvania, Death Indices (Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records, New Castle, PA, 16103. Online at http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/public_records/20686 .), 1909 Death Index. http://www.health.state.pa.us/indices/indices%20-%20death/1909%20Death/D-09%20C-D.pdf Mary Derrick.

9 Beacher, Bruce Franklin, Beau-Chere, The Beacher Family Newsletter, 1 Mar 1979.

10 Horrox, Hazel M. (1897-1979), Record of the Beacher Family (1970. Typewritten family history narrative.).

11 Republican and Herald (Pottsville, PA) (www.republicanherald.com), 22 Mar 1909, page 1. Obituary of Mrs. William Derrick.

12 1900 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M347-CKS Benjamin F. Beacher, Shenandoah borough Ward 3, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet 6B, family 128.

13 Republican and Herald (Pottsville, PA) (www.republicanherald.com), 24 Mar 1909, page 4. Funeral of Mrs. William Derrick.

14 Miller, Hazel Horrox and Horn, Ruth Beacher, History of the Beacher Family (1970, typewritten pages, self published.).

15 1910 United States Census, Year: 1910; Census Place: North Braddock Ward 2, Allegheny, Pennsylvania; Roll: T624_1296; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 0174; FHL microfilm: 1375309.

16 United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K62M-QZR William Henry Derrick, 1917-1918.

17 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KMCT-TV9 William H Derrick and Anna Irene Wary, 11 Oct 1911; citing Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States, ; FHL microfilm 2131382.

18 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=130308706.

19 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966 (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 3529. William H. Derrick. Father Jonathan Derrick. Mother Priscilla Warey. Spouse Annie Warey.

20 Pennsylvania Department of Health, Pennsylvania, Death Indices (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 3529, William H. Derrick.



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