John Jacob Beacher Sr.
(1812-After 1880)
Angeline Eisenhuth
William James Jacobs Sr.
Mary Ann Hough
Benjamin Franklin Beacher Sr.
Sarah Jane Jacobs
Arthur Garfield Beacher


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1. Lottie Mabel Wagner

Arthur Garfield Beacher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

  • Born: 20 Jul 1883, Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA 4 7 10 19 20
  • Marriage (1): Lottie Mabel Wagner on 11 Sep 1907 in Newlin, Columbia, PA, United States 1
  • Died: 16 Jan 1977, Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA at age 93 2 10 12 20
  • Buried: 20 Jan 1977, Shenandoah Heights: Odd Fellows Cemetery, Schuylkill, PA 10 12 21

   Another name for Arthur was Archie Beacher.22

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Newspaper: The Evening Herald: Little Folks Surprise Party, 15 Sep 1897, Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 23 Little Folks Surprise Party.

After a two weeks sojourn at Pottsville, little Mary Eisenhower was agreeably surprised at her home on West Coal street last evening. The little boys and girls were given full possession of her home and for several hours mirth and merriment ran high. At the departing hour refreshments were served. The little ones present were: Carrie Derr, Lillian Radcliff, Annie Eisenhower, Birdie Laudeman, Clara Hildebrand, Ida Dusto, Emma Morton, Annie Eisenhower, Jennie Bitler, Jennie Broton, Daisy Price, Minnie Hoffman, Clara Schoppe, Clara Scheeler, Alice Taylor, of Frackville; Gertie Kerchner, of Noonsburg; Francis Phillips, Rome Blaker, Charles Beisel, Clayton and Howard Loucks, Harry Hildebrand, Sylvester Lambert, Arthur Beacher, Elmer Bitler, Edward Shoppe, Albert James and Herbert Eisenhower. A pleasant evening was spent by the little folks.

2. Census in 1900 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 24 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, 3 Oct 1902, Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 25 M. H. Kehler, Al. Eisenhart, B. F. Beacher, O. S. Kehler and Arthur Beacher drove to Roaring Creek yesterday chestnutting and brought home a wagon load from which they are remembering their friends to-day.

4. Newspaper: Republican Herald: Arthur Beacher and Elmer Sneddon, two popular young men of town left for Pittsburg on the 6:10 train last evening to take up a position in the Westinghouse air brake works. Their many friends wish them success., 15 Mar 1905, Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 26

5. Census in 1910 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 27 Arthur [indexed as Beecker in 1910 census], painter, 26, was living with wife Lottie, 20. They were married for 2 years and she had birthed one child: Arthur, 1. They and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

6. Newspaper: Pottsville Republican: Arthur Beacher tread on a nail at the Kehley Run colliery and as a consequence is off duty., 12 Apr 1913, Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 28

7. Census in 1920 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 29 The 1920 census recorded at 102 North Washington Avenue: Arthur Beacher, machinist in coal mine, 36, living with wife Lottie, 30; Arthur, 11; Evelyn, 9; Dorothy, 6; and Robert, 2 months. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

8. Residence: on 22 Nov 1922 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 17

9. Newspaper: Evening Herald: Born: Mar 30: This mornlng to Mr. And Mrs. Arthur Beacher, of Shenandoah Heights, a daughter. Mother and babe are doing nicely and dad is wearing the smile that won't rub off., 31 Mar 1925, Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 30

10. Census in 1930 in West Mahanoy Twp., Schuylkill, PA. 6 Arthur Beacher, machinist colliery, 46, was married at age 24 to wife L?ttie, 39, who married at age 17. With them: Arthur Jr., coal engineer in coal mines, 21, who married at age 19; Dorothy, operator in telephone co., daughter-in-law, 24, who married Arthur Jr. at age 22; Evelyn, waitress, daughter, 19; Dorothy, 16; Paul, 11; and Jean, 5. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania, except Dorothy's parents were from Wales. They are living at 208 Ohio Avenue.

11. Census in 1940 in West Mahanoy Twp., Schuylkill, PA. 7 In the 1940 Census in West Mahanoy Township was recorded Arthur Beacher, age 56, retired, living with wife Lotte, 49; son Paul, 20, clerk in lumber company; daughter Jean, 15; plus son Arthur Beacher, 31, laborer in coal mine, and his wife Dot, 33, and their daughter Joan, 6. Also in the home is Arthur Sr's daughter Joan Balliet and her husband, John Balliet, 33, clerk in lumber company, and their child John Jr., 7. Everyone was born in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, except Lottie Beacher in Roaring Creek, Pennsylvania; John Jr. Balliet and Joan Beacher in Shenandoah Heights; and John Balliet Sr. In 1935 everyone lived in Shenandoah Heights.

12. Newspaper: Evening Herald, 1 Jul 1941, Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 31 Arthur Beacher, Sr., returned to his home on Shenandoah Heights after spending a few days in Allentown. He was accompanied home by Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Beacher, Miss Isabel Bury, of Allentown, and John Beacher, of Delaware, who spent the week-end at the Beacher home on Shenandoah Heights. John Beacher, of New Cumberland, spent the week-end at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Beacher, Sr., Shenandoah Heights.

13. Newspaper: Evening Herald: Miss Anna May Evans, Mahanoy City, spent Sunday at the home of Mr. And Mrs. Arthur Beacher, Sr., Shenandoah Heights, 1 Jul 1941, Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 31

14. Occupation: carpenter on 15 May 1947 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 9

15. Residence: on 23 Dec 1949 in Shenandoah Heights, Schuylkill County, PA. 16

16. Residence: 208 Ohio Ave, Shenandoah, Pa. On 27 Mar 1950 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 32

17. Residence: 208 Ohio Ave., Shenandoah Heights, Pa. On 8 Aug 1954 in West Mahanoy Twp., Schuylkill, PA. 11

18. Obituary: Pottsville Republican: obituary of Arthur Beacher on 17 Jan 1977 in Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 33

19. Obituary: Shenandoah Evening Herald: Obituary of Arthur G. Beacher on 17 Jan 1977 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 12 Arthur G. Beacher, 208 Ohio avenue, Shenandoah Heights, died Sunday in Locust Mountain Hospital.
Born in Shenandoah, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ben Beacher, he was a member of United Methodist Church and a charter member of the Rescue Hook and Ladder Co.
He was a retired miner at Kehley Run, and also worked at Ratzburg Lumber Company. His wife, Lottie Wagner, and a daughter, Dorothy Beacher, prceded him in death.
Survivors include two sons, Arthur, Frackville; Paul, Danville; two daughters, Evenly Balliett, Shenandoah; Jean Gibbons, Shenandoah Heights; six grandchildren and si greatgrandchildren.
Services will take place Thursday at 11 from the Oravitz Funeral Home with Rev. James Mort officiating.
Visitation Wednesday from 6 to 9. Interment in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.

20. Newspaper: Evening Herald: funeral of Arthur G. Beacher, 20 Jan 1977, Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 21 Funeral services for Arthur G. Beacher, Shenandoah Heights, were held from the Oravitz Funeral Home with Rev. James F. Mort officiating at both the funeral home and interment services in the Odd Fellows Cemetery. Pallbearers were Fred Gibbons Jr., Anthony Rizzardi, Alex and Robert Nowak, Emmett Oravitz, and Stanley Blewis.

21. Newspaper: Evening Herald: Property Transfers: Arthur F. Beacher, Frackville, and Jean Beacher Gibbon, Shenandoah Heights, executors of the estate of Arthur G. Beacher, to Lawrence and Cherl Murphy, premises in Shenandoah Heights, $20,000, 18 Apr 1977, Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 34

Arthur married Lottie Mabel Wagner, daughter of Charles Wagner and Emma Rishel, on 11 Sep 1907 in Newlin, Columbia, PA, United States.1 (Lottie Mabel Wagner was born on 28 Sep 1890 in Roaring Creek, Columbia County, PA,6 7 11 35 36 37 died on 8 Aug 1954 in West Mahanoy Twp., Schuylkill, PA 11 35 37 38 and was buried on 11 Aug 1954 in Shenandoah Heights: Odd Fellows Cemetery, Schuylkill, PA 11 37.)


1 <i>The Evening Herald (Shenandoah, PA)</i>, 11 Sep 1907, page 1. Marriage of Arthur Beacher and Lottie Wagner.

2 Beacher, Bruce Franklin, <i>Beau-Chere, The Beacher Family Newsletter</i>, Issue 1 Sep 1977.

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

4 <i>Bible of Benjamin F. and Sarah Jane Beacher</i>.

5 <i>Hazleton Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA</i> (Hazleton, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania), 11 Apr 2000, Obituary of Jean Gibbons.

6 <i>1930 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, West Mahanoy Township, Series: T626 Roll: 2148 Page: 248.

7 <i>1940 United States Census</i>, Arthur Beacher, West Mahanoy Township, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 54-181, sheet 7B, family 114, NARA digital publication T627, roll 3607.

8, <i>Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950</i>, Paul C Beacher and Anna Mae Evans, 26 Dec 1942; citing , Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States, ; FHL microfilm 2134036.

9, <i>Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950</i>, Frederick G Gibbons and Jean E Beacher, 07 Jun 1947; citing , Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States, ; FHL microfilm 2134213.

10 <i>Find A Grave</i>,

11, <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 70771. Lottie Mabel Beacher. Father Charles Wagner. Mother unknown. Spouse Arthur Beacher.

12 <i>The Evening Herald (Shenandoah, PA)</i>, 17 Jan 1977, page 2. Obituary of Arthur G. Beacher.

13, <i>U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007</i> (Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.), Paul Clifton Beacher, SSN 183102113.

14, <i>U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007</i> (Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.), Jean Elizabeth Beacher Gibbons SSN 198185521.

15 <i>Delaware County Daily Times</i> (Chester, Pa.), 9 Sep 1966, page 4. Obituary of Miss Dorothy M. Beacher.

16 <i>Republican and Herald (Pottsville, PA)</i> (, 24 Dec 1949, page 1. Obituary of Benjamin F. Beacher.

17 <i>Republican and Herald (Pottsville, PA)</i> (, 22 Nov 1922, page 1. Obituary of B. F. Beacher Sr.

18 <i>Republican and Herald (Pottsville, PA)</i> (, 28 Dec 1942, page 4. Evans-Beacher Wedding.

19 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, Enumeration District 168 Visit 128 Ward 3.

20 U.S. Social Security Death Index.

21 <i>The Evening Herald (Shenandoah, PA)</i>, 20 Jan 1977, page 2.

22 <i>1890 United States Census Index</i>, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, Shenandoah City, Third Ward, 1890 Federal Census Directory,

23 <i>The Evening Herald (Shenandoah, PA)</i>, 15 Sep 1897, page 1.

24 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, Benjamin F. Beacher, Shenandoah borough Ward 3, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet 6B, family 128.

25 <i>Republican and Herald (Pottsville, PA)</i> (, 3 Oct 1902, page 1. People Who Come and Go.

26 <i>Republican and Herald (Pottsville, PA)</i> (, 15 Mar 1905, page 4.

27 <i>1910 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, Shenandoah Ward 3, Series: T624 Roll: 1419 Page: 97.

28 <i>Pottsville Republican (Pottsville, PA)</i>, 12 Apr 1913, page 3.

29 <i>1920 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, Shenandoah, Enumeration District 123 Sheet 7 Visit 124.

30 <i>The Evening Herald (Shenandoah, PA)</i>, 31 Mar 1925, page 1.

31 <i>The Evening Herald (Shenandoah, PA)</i>, 1 Jul 1941, page 4.

32, <i>Pennsylvania, Veteran Compensation Applications, WWII, 1950</i>, Paul Clifton Beacher.

33 <i>Pottsville Republican (Pottsville, PA)</i>, 17 Jan 1977, page 2, obituary of Arthur Beacher.

34 <i>The Evening Herald (Shenandoah, PA)</i>, 18 Apr 1977, page 11.

35 <i>Genealogy Research conducted by Bruce Franklin Beacher Ph.D. (1919-2004)</i>.

36 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Locust Township, Series: T623 Roll: 1398 Page: 101.

37 <i>Find A Grave</i>,

38 Pennsylvania Department of Health, <i>Pennsylvania, Death Indices</i> (Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records, New Castle, PA, 16103. Online at .), Death Certificate 70771. Lottie M. Beacher.

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