John Merriman
(1829-1893)
Sarah Ann Jones
(1838-1929)
Kate Viola Merriman
(1858-1923)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. John Harvey Beecher

2. John H. Field

Kate Viola Merriman 2 3 4 5 6 7

  • Born: 28 Jan 1858, Allegheny City, Allegheny, PA 2 3 4 6 7 8
  • Partnership (1): John Harvey Beecher in 1879 in , Allegheny, PA 1
  • Marriage (2): John H. Field
  • Died: 28 Mar 1923, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA at age 65 3 4 5 6 9
  • Buried: 31 Mar 1923, McKeesport: McKeesport and Versailles Cemetery, Allegheny, PA 4 6

   Another name for Kate was Catherine Viola Merriman.10

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1860 in Allegheny City, Allegheny, PA. 7 The 1860 census recorded John Merriman, 30, living with wife Sarah, 23; Mary C., 4; and Kate V., 2. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

2. Census in 1870 in Allegheny City, Allegheny, PA. 11 The 1870 census recorded John Merriman, plasterer, 40, living with wife Sarah, 32; Maryh E., 14; Kate B., 12; John, 9; Oivington, 7; Mary, 4; and Wlliam, 2. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

3. Census in 1880 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 1 The 1880 census recorded James Beecher, moulder, 29, living with wife Katie, 22. They and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

4. Census in 1900 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 2 The 1900 census recorded renting at 105 Boggs Avenue: Harvey Beecher, machinist, 47, born Jan 1853, married for 24 years to Kate V., 42, Jan 1858. The census recorded she had given birth to 1 child who was not alive in 1900. Harvey and Kate and her parents were born in Pennsylvania, and his parents in Ohio.

5. Newspaper: Pittsburgh Press: Granted A Divorce After Many Years, 4 Feb 1909, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 12 A decree in divorce has been granted Frances J. Beecher from her husband, Harvey J. Beecher, by the judges of Court of Common Pleas No. 1. The couple had been married for nearly 39 years, though they have not lived together for over a quarter of a century.
A peculiar feature of the decree is a clause prohibiting Beecher from marrying Kate Merriman during the lifetime o the libellant. Beecher is said to reside on Mt. Washington.

6. Census in 1910 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 10 The 1910 census recorded at 709 Boggs Avenue: Harrey J. Beecher, machinist in machine shop, 55, living with wife Catherine, 50; and daughter Viola, 10. They were married for 33 years and Catherine had given birth to 1 child. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

7. Residence: 709 Boggs Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. On 27 Oct 1914 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 13

8. Census in 1920 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 14 The 1920 census recorded renting at 709 Boggs Avenue: Kate Fields, widow, 62, living with her daughter, Viola Beecher, single, clerk in wholesale grocery, 19. They and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

9. Cause of Death: bronchis pneumonia, paralysis of the heart, 28 Mar 1923, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 6

10. Residence: 709 Boggs Ave., Pittsburgh, PA on 28 Mar 1923 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 6

11. Obituary: Pittsburgh Daily Post: obituary of Kate Viola Beecher on 29 Mar 1923 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 15 KATE VIOLA BEECHER. On Wednesday. March 28, 1923, at 4:30 p. m., Kate Viola Beecher Field (nee Merriman), wife of the late John H. Field, in her 66th year. Services at her late residence, 709 Boggs avenue, Mt. Washington, on Friday, March 30, at 2 p. m. Friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend. Interment private in Versailles cemetery, McKeesport. Pa., on Saturday.

12. Obituary: The Daily News on 29 Mar 1923 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 5 Mrs. Kate Beecher Fields [sic] died at her home on Boggs Avenue, Mt. Washington yesterday from an attack of plural pneumonia. She was the daughter of Mrs. Sarah Merriman, a former resident of this city, and is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Sadie Beachdel and Ove [sic] Merriman, both of this city and John Merriman of Connecticut. The funeral service will be held at her home tomorrow afternoon at 2 'clock. Burial will be Saturday in Versailles cemetery.


Kate had a relationship with John Harvey Beecher, son of William Beecher and Isabella Alexander, in 1879 in , Allegheny, PA.1 (John Harvey Beecher was born in Jan 1853 in Manchester, Allegheny, PA,2 8 13 16 died on 27 Oct 1914 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA 13 17 and was buried on 30 Oct 1914 in McKeesport: McKeesport and Versailles Cemetery, Allegheny, PA 13 17.)


Kate next married John H. Field. (John H. Field was born in , , PA.)


Sources


1 1880 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MW6N-22F James Beecher, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet 3A, NARA microfilm publication T9.

2 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, Year: 1900; Census Place: Pittsburgh Ward 32, Allegheny, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1364; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 0315; FHL microfilm: 1241364.

3 <i>Records of Dr. James M. Owston</i> (Grandson of John Merriman and Sarah Ann Jones.).

4 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=30722583.

5 <i>Pittsburgh Daily News (Pittsburgh, PA)</i>, 29 Mar 1923, obituary of Kate Beecher Fields.

6 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 27747. Kate Viola Beecher Field. Father John Merriman. Mother Sarah Ann Jones.

7 <i>1860 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MXG1-VK1 : accessed 5 December 2014), Kate V Merriman in household of John Merriman, The 2d Ward Allegheny, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States.

8 <i>1870 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, McClure Township, Series: M593 Roll: 1294 Page: 129.

9 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 .), http://www.health.state.pa.us/indices/indices%20-%20death/1923%20Death/D-23%20E-G.pdf, death certificate # 27747, Kate V. B. Field, died 28 Mar 1923 in Pittsburgh.

10 <i>1910 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MGWY-9YX Viola Beecher in household of Harrey J Beecher, Pittsburgh Ward 19, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 529, sheet 19A, family 417.

11 <i>1870 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MZLS-K25 Kate B Merriman in household of John Merriman, Pennsylvania, United States; citing p. 294, family 2394.

12 <i>Pittsburgh Press (Pittsburgh, PA)</i>, 4 Feb 1909, page 4. Divorce Frances J. Beecher from Harvey J. Beecher.

13 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 102535. Harvey J. Beecher. Father Wm. Beecher, mother Elizabeth.

14 <i>1920 United States Census</i>, Year: 1920; Census Place: Pittsburgh Ward 19, Allegheny, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1523; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 619; Image: 10.

15 <i>Pittsburgh Daily Post (Pittsburgh, PA)</i>, 29 Mar 1923, page 16. Obituary of Kate Viola Beecher.

16 <i>1860 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Manchester Boro, Series: M653 Roll: 1062 Page: 380.

17 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=30722584.



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