Eli Zook Jones
Anna Catherine Richardson
Pearl Margaret Jones


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1. Paul Edward Beecher Sr.

2. Norman Eugene Runyon Sr.

Pearl Margaret Jones 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 4 Feb 1911, Newburg, Cumberland, PA 2 5 6
  • Marriage (1): Paul Edward Beecher Sr. in Aug 1929 in Hagerstown, Washington, MD 1
  • Marriage (2): Norman Eugene Runyon Sr. about 1942
  • Died: 3 Jan 1981, Chambersburg, Franklin, PA at age 69 5
  • Buried: 6 Jan 1981, Chambersburg: Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Franklin, PA 5

   Other names for Pearl were Pearl A. Jones 6 and Peg Jones.

   FamilySearch ID: LF2L-5BP.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Newspaper: The Sentinel: Marriage Licenses: Paul Beecher, 21, Newville, and Pearl Jones, 19, of Newburg, at Hagerstown., 12 Aug 1929, Carlisle, Cumberland, PA. 1

2. Residence: on 12 Aug 1929 in Newburg, Cumberland, PA. 1

3. Census in 1930 in Penn Twp., Cumberland, PA. 6 The 1930 census recorded Paul E. Bucher [incorrectly indexed in census but handwriting is Beecher - two e's look like a u], farm laborer, 21, living with wife Pearl A., 20; and daughter Winfred V, 6 months old. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

4. Newspaper: Public Opinion: Parents of Nine Children Are Much At Odds, 26 Mar 1931, Chambersburg, Franklin, PA. 7 -----
Parents of Nine Children Are Much At Odds
Roxbury Couple Can't Agree on Terms of Parting --- He's in Jail, with a Sale Date on Saturday
At a hearing before Magistrate Kieffer this morning at 10:30 the troubles of Eli Z. Jones and his wife of near Roxbury were aired and the complications that developed perplexed both magistrate and attorneys. C. II. Clippinger, representing tho defendant, remarked that most lawyers found it more difficult to untangle domestic differences than to try a murder case. Jones, who is an auctioneer, is anxious to get' out of jail to call a sale scheduled for Saturday near Xewville. He was ready to promise anything and accept any sort of settlement that premised him freedom. One plan was to go back home and try things over again, but the wife objected and said that she was in constant fear when her husband was about, and that the choking she received last Thursday was about all that she could stand. She offered to give Jones 5500, with the understanding that the home and all it contained was to be deeded over to her. Jones was quite agreeable but the arrangement was not completed. Mrs. Jones finally decided fo take what belongs to her and the children and get out. In the meantime Jones, in default of bail, was remanded to jail. Whether Jones will stay in jail for trial at court or be released on the dismissal of the case will depend upon what Mrs. Jones decides to do. Jones is said to be infatuated with another woman. Jones is S3 years old and his wife is 50. The couple have nine children.

5. Census in 1940 in Shippensburg, Cumberland, PA. 8 The 1940 census recorded renting an apartment at 1 South Earl Street: Pearl Beecher, machine operator in textile factory, 29, married, living alone. She lived in the same place in 1935.

6. Census in 1950 in Chambersburg, Franklin, PA. 9 The 1950 census recorded at 28 Ludwig Avenue: Norman Runyon, truck driver for transportation company, 43, living with wife Pearl, 38; daughter Faye Runyon, 8; Norman J. Runyon, 6; Richard Runyon, born Oct 1949, and daughter Faye Runyon, 8.

7. Obituary: Public Opinion: obituary of Pearl M. Runyon on 5 Jan 1981 in Chambersburg, Franklin, PA. 5 Pearl M. "Peg" Runyon, 69, 36 W. Ludwig Ave., employee of Schoenberger's Restaurant for 18 years who retired last November, died at 3 p.m. Jan. 3, 1981, in The Chambersburg Hospital. Born Feb. 4, 1911, in Newburg, she was the daughter of the late Eli and Annie Richardson Jones. She was of the Protestant faith. Surviving are four children: Mrs. Kenneth (Faye) Helman, 1951 Lincoln Way West; Norman Runyon Jr., Daytona Beach, Fla.; Richard L. Runyon, 23 W. Washington St.; Mrs. Leroy (Nancy) Welsh, 305 E. McKinley St.; eight grandchildren and five brothers and sisters: George Jones, Chambersburg; Carl Jones, Woodland Hills, Calif.; Samuel Jones, Getzville, N.Y.; Mrs. Ethel Watson, Shippensburg, and Mrs. Lula Mitchell, Middletown. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the John O. Park Funeral Home with the Rev. Carl Matthews officiating. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. today.

Pearl married Paul Edward Beecher Sr., son of John Simon Beecher and Carrie Irene Gilbert, in Aug 1929 in Hagerstown, Washington, MD.1 (Paul Edward Beecher Sr. was born on 26 Jun 1909 in Oakville, Cumberland, PA,10 11 12 13 14 died on 6 Sep 1977 in Fayetteville, Franklin, PA 10 12 13 14 and was buried on 8 Sep 1977 in Chambersburg: Lincoln Cemetery, Franklin, PA 10 13 14.)

Pearl next married Norman Eugene Runyon Sr. about 1942. (Norman Eugene Runyon Sr. was born on 22 Oct 1907 in Saint Thomas, Franklin, PA,15 died on 18 Sep 2000 in Fayetteville, Franklin, PA 15 and was buried on 21 Sep 2000 in Greencastle: Cedar Hill Cemetery, Franklin, PA 15.)


1 The Sentinel (Carlisle, PA) (www.cumberlink.com), 12 Aug 1929, page 2. Marriage License for Paul Beecher of Newville and Pearl Jones of Newburg at Hagerstown.

2 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Birth Certificates, 1906-1913, Certificate 22207. Pearl Margaret Jones b. Feb 4 1911. Father E. Z. Jones. Mother Anna Richardson. Newburg, Franklin, PA. Her later married name is written on certificate as Runyon.

3 Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home (Chambersburg, PA), http://obittree.com/obituary/us/pennsylvania/chambersburg/thomas-l-geisel-funeral-home--cremation-center/glenn-beecher/2518452/ Obituary of Glenn E Beecher.

4 Hoffman Funeral Home (Carlisle, PA) (http://www.hoffmanfh.com), Obituary of Winnifred V. B. Beam.

5 Public Opinon (Chambersburg, PA) (Chambersburg, Franklin, Pennsylvania.), 5 Jan 1981, page 12. Obituary of Pearl M. Runyon.

6 1930 United States Census, Year: 1930; Census Place: Penn, Cumberland, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2025; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 0038; Image: 478.0; FHL microfilm: 2341759.

7 Public Opinon (Chambersburg, PA) (Chambersburg, Franklin, Pennsylvania.), 26 Mar 1931, page 1. Parents Of Nine Children Are Much At Odds.

8 1940 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KQFH-Q5T Pearl Beecher, West Ward, Shippensburg, Shippensburg Borough, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 21-49, sheet 11B, family 293.

9 "1950 United States Census," https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6X1Q-MKD1 Norman Runyon Chambersburg PA.

10 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=102115547.

11 1910 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MG84-XLC John S Beecher, Newton, Cumberland, Pennsylvania; citing sheet 7A, family 143, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1375348.

12 Social Security Death Index, Number: 203-10-6311; Issue State: Pennsylvania; Issue Date: Before 1951.

13 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-2012 (Pennsylvania Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-2012. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Bureau of Archives and History. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Archive Collection Number: Series 3; Folder Number: 728.

14 The Sentinel (Carlisle, PA) (www.cumberlink.com), 8 Sep 1977, page 16. Obituary of Paul E. Beecher Sr.

15 Public Opinon (Chambersburg, PA) (Chambersburg, Franklin, Pennsylvania.), 20 Sep 2000, page 4. Obituary of Norman E. Runyon.

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