Samuel Miller Sr.
(Abt 1818-)
Mary E.
(-Bef 1880)
Samuel James Miller Jr.
(1870-1959)
Mary Catherine Garman
(1869-1951)
Elizabeth Jane Miller
(1906-1992)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Samuel Arnold Beecher

Elizabeth Jane Miller 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

  • Born: 19 Mar 1906, Greene Twp., Franklin, PA 3 5 8 10 11
  • Marriage (1): Samuel Arnold Beecher on 17 Oct 1925 in Chambersburg, Franklin, PA 1
  • Died: 25 Jul 1992, Chambersburg, Franklin, PA at age 86 5 10 11
  • Buried: 28 Jul 1992, Newville: Centerville Memorial Park, Cumberland, PA 10 11

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1940 in Newville, Cumberland, PA. 12 The 1940 census recorded two Beecher families as close neighbors on Rural Delivery route 1 in Newville:

John Beecher, widowed, 80, was living with his daughter, Ella Beecher, 46; son Paul, bulldozer operator, 30; Paul's daughter Winifred, 10; and son Glenn, 9. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

Samuel Beecher, 34, was living with wife Elizabeth D., 34; Leona, 13; Gerald, 12; Margaret, 9; Richard, 7; Mary, 4; Joan, 1. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. No one had an occupation listed.

2. Newspaper: News-Chronicle: Golden Anniversary celebrated by couple, 4 Nov 1975, Shippensburg, Cumberland, PA. 6 (photo fo Mr. and Mrs. Samuel A. Beecher)
The children of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel A. Beecher, Shippensburg R. D. 1, feted their parents on their 50th wedding anniversary, Oct. 17, at thehome of Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Beecher, Newville R. D. 1.
They were married Oct. 17, 1925, by the late Rev. D. J. March in Scotland.
Mrs. Elizabeth Beecher is the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Samuel J. Miller, Chambersburg R. D. 1, and Mr. Beecher is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John S. Beecher, Newville R. D. 1.
Their children attending were Miss Leona Beecher, Gerald T. Beecher, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Widney, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Beecher, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Frengel, Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Ashburn, Mr. and Mrs. James Campbell and Dr. and Mrs. Philip Gallucci.
Grandchildren attending were Richard Beecher and his fiance, Brenda Donovan; Annette, Nancy and Stephen Widney; Michael, Joni and Theodore Frengel; Rebecca, Elizabeth and Doyle Ashburn, and Joseph and Matthew Gallucci.
Mr. and Mrs. Beecher received many lovely gifts from family and friends.

3. Residence: Rt. 1, Shippensburg, PA on 7 Jun 1977 in Shippensburg, Cumberland, PA. 4

4. Residence: RR 1, Shippensburg, PA on 8 Mar 1984 in Shippensburg, Cumberland, PA. 13

5. Newspaper: The Sentinel: Deed Transfers: Elizabeth Jane Beecher to Nancy Campbell, a tract of land in S. Newton Township for $1., 19 Dec 1985, Carlisle, Cumberland, PA. 14

6. Obituary: Harrisburg Patriot-News on 28 Jul 1992 in Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. CHAMBERSBURG -- Elizabeth J. Beecher, 86, formerly of Walnut Bottom, died Saturday in Leader Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.

She was a member of Centerville Lutheran Church and its Friendly Sunday School Class and Busy Workers Group.

She was the widow of Samuel A. Beecher. Surviving are two sons, Gerald T. of Fayetteville and Richard W. of Shippensburg; six daughters, Leona I. Beecher of Ickesburg, Margaret I. Widney and Nancy C. Sommerville, both of Chambersburg, Mary B. Frengel of Walnut Bottom, Joan E. Ashburn of Carlisle and Rebecca L. Gallucci of Cape Neddick, Maine; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Services were scheduled this morning in Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home, Shippensburg. Burial will be in Centerville Memorial Gardens, Penn Twp.

7. Obituary: Public Opinion: obituary of Elizabeth J. Beecher on 28 Jul 1992 in Chambersburg, Franklin, PA. 10 WALNUT BOTTOM - Elizabeth J. Beecher, 86, formerly of Walnut Bottom, died at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 25, 1992, in Leader Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Chambersburg. Born March 19, 1906, in Greene Township, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Mary C. Garman Miller. She was a member of Centerville Lutheran Church, its Friendly Sunday School Class and Bush Workers Group. Her husband, Samuel A. Beecher, died March 8, 1984. Surviving are two sons, Gerald T. of Fayetteville and Richard W. of Shippensburg; six daughters, Leona I. of Ickesburg, Margaret I. Widney and Nancy C. Somerville, both of Chambersburg, Mary B. Frengel of Walnut Bottom, Joan E. Ashburn of Carlisle, and Rebecca L. Gallucci of Cape Neddick, Maine; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home Inc., Shippensburg. The Rev. Paul Whitmoyer will officiate. Burial will be in Centerville Memorial Gardens, Penn Township. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Centerville Lutheran Church, Walnut Bottom Road, Newville 17241.


Elizabeth married Samuel Arnold Beecher, son of John Simon Beecher and Carrie Irene Gilbert, on 17 Oct 1925 in Chambersburg, Franklin, PA.1 (Samuel Arnold Beecher was born on 28 Oct 1905 in Centerville, Cumberland, PA,8 15 16 17 18 died on 8 Mar 1984 in Shippensburg, Cumberland, PA 10 17 and was buried on 12 Mar 1984 in Newville: Centerville Memorial Park, Cumberland, PA 8 17.)


Sources


1 FamilySearch.org, <i>Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VFSM-D84 Arnold S. Beecher and Elizabeth Jane Miller, 17 Oct 1925; citing Chambersburg, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States, 300; FHL microfilm 323913.

2 <i>Carlisle Daily Sentinel</i> (Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania), 19 Dec 2002, Obituary of Gerald T. Beecher.

3 FamilySearch.org, <i>Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VFSK-P12 Elizabeth Jane Miller Beecher in entry for James Lee Campbell and Nancy Carole Beecher, 1963.

4 <i>Hagerstown Morning Herald</i> (Hagerstown, Washington, Maryland.), 7 Jun 1977, page 23. Obituary of Samuel J. Miller Jr.

5 Ancestry.com, <i>U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007</i> (Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.), Elizabeth Jane Beecher. SSN 165507652.

6 <i>Shippensburg News-Chronicle</i> (Shippensburg, Cumberland, Pennsylvania.), 4 Nov 1975, page 3. Golden Anniversary of Mr. Mrs. Samuel A. Beecher.

7 <i>Shippensburg News-Chronicle</i> (Shippensburg, Cumberland, Pennsylvania.), 1 Jan 1954, page 1. Photo of Samuel J. Miller with article.

8 <i>Public Opinon (Chambersburg, PA)</i> (Chambersburg, Franklin, Pennsylvania.), 9 Mar 1984, page 15. Obituary of Samuel A. Beecher.

9 <i>Public Opinon (Chambersburg, PA)</i> (Chambersburg, Franklin, Pennsylvania.), 8 Jul 2015, page 4, obituary of Margaret Widney.

10 <i>Public Opinon (Chambersburg, PA)</i> (Chambersburg, Franklin, Pennsylvania.), 27 Jul 1992, page 4. Obituary of Elizabeth J. Beecher.

11 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=98478183.

12 <i>1940 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KQFH-SDQ John Beecher, Penn Township, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 21-46, sheet 5B, family 85, NARA digital publication T627, roll 3479.

13 <i>The Sentinel (Carlisle, PA)</i> (www.cumberlink.com), 9 Mar 1964, page 6. Obituary of Samuel A. Beecher.

14 <i>The Sentinel (Carlisle, PA)</i> (www.cumberlink.com), 19 Dec 1985, page 17.

15 <i>1940 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KQFH-S8X Samuel Beecher, Penn Township, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 21-46, sheet 5B, family 81, NARA digital publication T627, roll 3479.

16 FamilySearch.org, <i>Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VFS8-YKF marriage of Fred Lee Widney and Margaret Ione Beecher, 1959.

17 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=98478157.

18 FamilySearch.org, <i>Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VFSM-D88 marriage of Arnold S. Beecher and Elizabeth Jane Miller, 17 Oct 1925; citing Chambersburg, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States, 300; FHL microfilm 323913.



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