Jacob Franklin Beecher Sr.
(1796-1882)
Catherine Braun
(1802-Abt 1840)
William Lightner Beecher
(1830-1918)
Alidia Kinard
(1828-1899)
Lewis William Beecher
(1863-1943)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Amanda Melvina Glauner

Lewis William Beecher 2 3 4 5 6 7

  • Born: 6 May 1863, Coatesville, Chester, PA 1 6 8 9
  • Marriage (1): Amanda Melvina Glauner on 29 Dec 1896 in Coatesville, Chester, PA 1
  • Died: 3 Jun 1943, Coatesville, Chester, PA at age 80 3 5 10 11
  • Buried: 10 Jun 1943, Coatesville: Fairview Cemetery, Chester, PA 6 11 12

   Other names for Lewis were Louis W. Beecher 13 and William L. Beecher.9

   FamilySearch ID: LCMV-CZ6.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Presbyterian Church in Coatesville, Chester, PA.

2. Census in 1870 in Salisbury Twp., Lancaster, PA. 9 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.

3. Census in 1880 in West Caln Twp., Chester, PA. 8 William Beecher, 50, laborer, is living with wife Lydia A., 47; Lewis W., 17, works on farm; and Henry W., 11. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

4. Census in 1900 in Coatesville, Chester, PA. 14 The 1900 census recorded renting at 303 Main Stret: Lewis Bucher [transcription error], occupation provision dealer, 37, born May 1863, living with wife Mulorna [Malvina], 26, Nov 1873; Mary, 2, Oct 1897; and servant Agnes Heller, single, 29, Aug 1870. Lewis and Malvina were married 4 years and she had birthed 1 child by 1900. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

5. Census in 1910 in Coatesville, Chester, PA. 13 Louis W. Beecher, grocery store, 46, was married for 14 years to wife Amanda M., 36. She had birthed 2 children, both were alive in 1900. Living with them: William Beecher, father, 77, widowed; Mary E., daughter, 12; and Anna K., 6. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania. He owned the home at 559 Black Horse Rd.

6. Occupation: Grocer in 1914 in Coatesville, Chester, PA. 15 Groceries & Provisions, Coatesville: Beecher, Lewis W.
[Lewis had a butcher shop on Third Avenue and Lincoln Highway in Coatesville.].

7. Census in 1920 in Coatesville, Chester, PA. 2 Owning the home at 557 Cider Street was Lewis W. Beecher, occupation "butcher, own shop", 56. He was with his wife, Aldam [sic] M., 46; daughters Mary E., 22; and Annie K., 16. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania, except Lewis' parents were from Virginia.

8. Census in 1930 in Coatesville, Chester, PA. 16 The 1930 census recorded owning a home at 41 South Eighth Avenue: Lewis W. Beecher, butcher meat store, 65, living with wife Amanda M., 56; Mary C., bookkeeper, insurance, 32; and Anna K., bookkeeper, ice co., 25. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

9. Census in 1940 in Coatesville, Chester, PA. 17 The 1940 census recorded at 41 South Eighth Avenue: Lewis W. Beecher, 76, living with Amanda, 66; Mary E., stenographer, single, 41; and Anna K., bookkeeper, single, 36. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

10. Cause of Death: coronary occlusion, coronary heart disease, arteriosclerosis, 3 Jun 1943, Coatesville, Chester, PA. 6

11. Occupation: butcher on 3 Jun 1943 in Coatesville, Chester, PA. 6

12. Residence: Lewis Beecher died at his home: 41 South 8th Avenue, Coatesville, Pa. On 3 Jun 1943 in Coatesville, Chester, PA. 6

13. Obituary: Daily Local News on 4 Jun 1943 in West Chester, Chester, PA. 10 Lewis W. Beecher, aged 89 years, died at his home, 41 South Eighth Avenue, Coatesville, yesterday. He was born and raised in Coatesville, son of the late William and Lydia Kinnard Beecher. He had been ill for about two months, but had been about his business, that of a butcher, in Central Market House until a week ago. He was in the meat business in Coatesville fifty years, his first place of business being at Third Avenue and Lincoln Highway. As a young man he worked at farming in that vicinity. Mr. Beecher was a highly respected citizen. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church, and the Iron Rose Bible Class. He was the last of his family. Surviving are his wife, Lydia K. Beecher, and two daughters; Misses Mary E. and Anna K. Beecher, and several nieces and nephews.


Lewis married Amanda Melvina Glauner, daughter of Mathias Glauner and Mary Elizabeth Kelly, on 29 Dec 1896 in Coatesville, Chester, PA.1 (Amanda Melvina Glauner was born on 24 Nov 1873 in Cambridge, Chester, PA,2 13 18 died on 28 Feb 1962 in Coatesville, Chester, PA 12 18 19 20 and was buried on 3 Mar 1962 in Coatesville: Fairview Cemetery, Chester, PA 12 18 19.)


Sources


1 Chester County Archives, Pennsylvania (https://www.chesco.org/193/Records-Guides-Indexes), http://www.chesco.org/DocumentCenter/View/1726.

2 1900 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Chester County, Coatesville Ward 5, Series: T625 Roll: 1549 Page: 193.

3 Daily Local News, Chester County, PA (West Chester, Chester County, PA), February 28, 1962. Obituary of Mrs. Lewis W. Beecher.

4 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013, Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 75. Chester > Coatesville > Presbyterian Church.

5 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 53207, Lewis W Beecher.

6 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968 (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 53207. Lewis William Beecher. Father William Beecher. Mother Lydia Kinard.

7 Daily Local News, Chester County, PA (West Chester, Chester County, PA), 25 Feb 1918, obituary of William Beecher.

8 1880 United States Census, FHL Film 1255114; National Archives Film T9-1114; Page 78A.

9 1870 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Salisbury Township, Series: M593 Roll: 1359 Page: 267.

10 Daily Local News, Chester County, PA (West Chester, Chester County, PA), June 4, 1943. Obituary of Lewis W. Beecher.

11 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=36144239.

12 Records of Nancy Eitnier, a descendant.

13 1910 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Chester County, Coatesville Precinct 9, Series: T624 Roll: 1327 Page: 152.

14 1900 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M39K-CJC Lewis Bucher, Valley Township, Precinct 5 Coatesville borough, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet 15A, family 285.

15 Farm and Business Directory of Chester County, Pennsylvania, 1914 (Wilmer Atkinson Co., Phila., PA, 1914.).

16 1930 United States Census, Year: 1930; Census Place: Coatesville, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2019; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 0013; Image: 305.0; FHL microfilm: 2341753.

17 1940 United States Census, Year: 1940; Census Place: Coatesville, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: T627_3464; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 15-14.

18 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968 (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 013699-62. Amanda M. Beecher. Father Matthias Glauner. Mother Mary E. Kelly. Spouse Lewis W. Beecher.

19 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=36143831.

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 013699. Amanda M. Beecher, age 88.



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