John William Beecher
Sarah Augusta Kline
Edward Lippincott Bullock
Emma Stratton Brandriff
Harold Kline Beecher Sr.
Ethel Stratton Bullock
Harold Kline Beecher Jr.


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Harold Kline Beecher Jr. 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 14 Nov 1912, Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA 1 2 3 4
  • Marriage (1): Margaret Smith on 15 Aug 1936 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT 1
  • Died: 10 Aug 2000, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT at age 87 2 4
  • Buried: 15 Aug 2000, Salt Lake City: Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake, UT 4

   FamilySearch ID: 2H2S-M5Q.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1920 in Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 3 Harold K. Bucher [indexed in census as Bucher not Beecher, as handwriting is unclear], lumber merchant, 34, was living with Ethel B., 35. With them: Carrol B., 10; Harold Jr., 7; John W., 5. Also in the home is John W. Bucher, lumber merchant, father, widowed, 69; and Ludie Bretz, servant, 19. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania. They owned the home at 1511 W. Mahantongo St.

2. He was educated at University of Michigan, degree in Architecture in 1935 in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw, MI, USA.

3. Residence: on 29 Nov 1947 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT. 5

4. Occupation: Architect. Some examples of his buildings in Utah are at in 1959 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT.

5. Obituary: Salt Lake Tribune: obituary of Harold Kline Beecher on 13 Aug 2000 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT. 1 Our beloved father, Harold Kline Beecher, passed away August 10, 2000.

Born to Harold Kline Beecher and Ether Bullock Beecher Nov 14, 1912 in Pottsville, PA. He became a member of the LDS Church April 15, 1936 and married Margaret Smith Aug 15, 1936. Their marriage was solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple a year later. Harold and Margaret were very active in the LDS Church in Capitol Hill Ward (scoutmaster to Troop 81), Garden Park Ward and especially Parley's First Ward which they considered their home forever.

He graduated from the college of Architecture at the University of Michigan in 1935. Some of the many buildings designed by Harold K. Beecher and Associates, as well as his collaboration with other architects, include the Washington D.C. LDS Temple, the Marriott Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City, the Kimball Tower at BYU, The Missionary Training Center at BYU, Woods Cross High, Muir Elementary, and the former Salt Palace and Metropolitan Hall of Justice.

He was a member of Bonneville Kiwanis for 26 years and a member of the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce. He was a licensed architect in over 20 states. Preceded in death by his loving wife, Margaret; and brother, John W. Beecher.

Survived by his daughters, Jane B. Yeates, Allyson B. Smith (Larry), Salt Lake City; sister, Carol Hager, Seattle; sister-in- law, Ouillma Beecher, Richmond, VA; five grandchildren; and one great- granddaughter.

We wish to thank everyone at Wasatch Valley Rehabilitation Center who helped us care for him during these last few weeks.

Services will be 12 noon Tues. Aug 15, at Parley's LDS First Ward, 2350 S. 2100 E, Salt Lake City. Friends may call 11-11:45 a.m. Interment, Salt Lake City Cemetery.

Harold married Margaret Smith, daughter of Hyrum Mack Smith and Ida Elizabeth Bowman, on 15 Aug 1936 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT.1 (Margaret Smith was born on 15 Sep 1907 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT,2 6 died on 19 Dec 1993 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT 2 6 and was buried on 23 Dec 1993 in Salt Lake City: Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake, UT 6.)


1 Salt Lake Tribune (Salt Lake City, Utah.), 13 Aug 2000, page C6. Obituary of Harold Kline Beecher.

2 Shaw, James, Beecher Family Genealogy (Rootsweb:

3 1920 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, Pottsville Ward 3, Series: T625 Roll: 1651 Page: 79.

4 Find A Grave,

5 The West Schuylkill Press and Pine Grove Herald (Tremont, PA), 5 Dec 1947, page 3. Obituary of John W. Beecher.

6 Find A Grave,

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