Phillip Beecher
(1830-1893)
Maria M. Fleuger
(1830-1906)
Jacob Henry Wolf
(1843-1922)
Elizabeth Ann Creamer
(1845-1935)
Samuel J. Beecher
(1862-1932)
Adaliah Lillie Verene Wolf
(1864-1892)
Harry John Beecher
(1886-1974)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Grace Victoria Stouffer

Harry John Beecher 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

  • Born: 14 May 1886, Penn Twp., Cumberland, PA 6 8 10 11
  • Christened: 6 Mar 1904, Shippensburg: United Methodist Church, Cumberland, PA 7
  • Marriage (1): Grace Victoria Stouffer on 2 May 1911 in Centerville, Cumberland, PA 1
  • Died: 16 Jan 1974, Carlisle, Cumberland, PA at age 87 6 8 12
  • Buried: 19 Jan 1974, Carlisle: Westminster Memorial Gardens, Cumberland, PA 6 8

   Other names for Harry were Harry Henry Beecher 1 10 13 and John Henry Beecher.14

   FamilySearch ID: LHHH-D68.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1900 in Penn Twp., Cumberland, PA. 3 John S. Beecher, farmer, 39, born Oct 1860, was married for 13 years to Carrie I., 30, Feb 1870. She had birthed 6 children, all alive in 1900: Mary M., 12, Feb 1888; Priscilla M., 10, May 1890; Ella M., 7, Dec 1892; Edna R., 4, Jul 1895; John R., 2, Feb 1898; and David H., 3 months, Feb 1900. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

On the next page is his brother, Samuel J. Beecher, farmer, 37, Oct 1862; He was married 6 years to Emily R., 27, Feb 1873, and she had birthed no children. Living with them are Samuel's children by his first wife: Harry J., 13, May 1887; Edward C., 10, Sep 1889; and Samuel M., 10, Jan 1890. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

2. Census in 1910 in Penn Twp., Cumberland, PA. 15 Recorded in the 1910 census was Samuel Beecher, farmer, 46, living with wife Emily, 36; and his sons by his first marriage, farm laborers Harry, 23; and Merle, 19. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

3. Occupation: farmer living at R1, Newville, PA on 12 Sep 1918 in Newville, Cumberland, PA. 10

4. Census in 1920 in Penn Twp., Cumberland, PA. 16 The 1920 census recorded renting a home on Pine Road: Harry E. Beecher, farmer, 34, living with wife Grace, 31, and daughter Vesta R., 2. Everyone and there parents were born in Pennsylvania.

5. Newspaper: The Valley Times-Star: "Centerville: Harry Beecher of Carlisle spent Friday evening with his father, Samuel Beecher.", 9 Aug 1928, Newville, Cumberland, PA. 17

6. Newspaper: News-Chronicle: Centerville: Mr. And Mrs. Samuel Beecher, who have been spending the winter with their son, Harry, of Carlisle, returned home., 9 Apr 1929, Shippensburg, Cumberland, PA. 18

7. Census in 1930 in Carlisle, Cumberland, PA. 19 The 1930 census recorded owning a home at 246 A Street: Harry Beecher, house carpenter, 44, living with wife Grace, 41; and daughter Vesta R., 13. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

8. Residence: on 19 May 1932 in Carlisle, Cumberland, PA. 20

9. Newspaper: News-Chronicle: Mrs. Emily Beecher and Miss Hazel Garman accompanied Mr. And Mrs. Harry Beecher of Carlisle to the Cockley reunion held at Hershey on Saturday., 19 Aug 1938, Shippensburg, Cumberland, PA. 21

10. Census in 1940 in Carlisle, Cumberland, PA. 22 The 1940 census recorded owning a home at 246 A Street: Harry Beecher, carpenter, 53, living with wife Grace, 51; daughter Vesta Mayberry, 23, and her husband Floyd Mayberry, 31.

11. Residence: 246 A Street, Carlisle, Pa. On 26 Apr 1942 in Carlisle, Cumberland, PA. 14

12. Residence: on 13 Jan 1948 in Carlisle, Cumberland, PA. 23

13. Census in 1950 in Carlisle, Cumberland, PA. 11 The 1950 census recorded at 246 A Street: Harry Beecher, carpenter building contractor, living with wife Grace, 61. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

14. Occupation: 1953 Carlisle City Directory: Beecher, Harry (Grace S.) carpenter, h 246 A. Street, Carlisle, Pa. In 1953 in Carlisle, Cumberland, PA. 24

15. Residence: 246 A St., Carlisle, PA on 2 Aug 1959 in Carlisle, Cumberland, PA. 4

16. Obituary: The Sentinel: obituary of Harry J. Beecher on 17 Jan 1974 in Carlisle, Cumberland, PA. 8 Harry J. Beecher, 87, formerly of 246 "A" St. died Wednesday at the Forest Park Nursing Home.

Mr. Beecher was born May 14, 1886, in Cumberland County and was the widower of Grace Stouffer Beecher, and the son of the late Samuel J. and Addaliah Speck Beecher.

He was employed for many years by the late Ray B. Lackey, contractor and later by the Beetem Lumber Company. He was a member of the Community Baptist Church.

Surviving are a brother, Samuel M. Beecher, New Cumberland and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Hoffman Funeral Home, 219 N. Hanover St., with his pastor the Rev. Harry L. Lindsay, Jr., officiating.

Burial will be in Westminster Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from 1 until tme of the service.


Harry married Grace Victoria Stouffer, daughter of Cyrus E. Stouffer and Ann Elizabeth Myers, on 2 May 1911 in Centerville, Cumberland, PA.1 (Grace Victoria Stouffer was born on 19 Dec 1888 in Upper Dickinson Twp., Cumberland, PA,1 4 25 died on 2 Aug 1959 in Carlisle, Cumberland, PA 4 9 25 26 and was buried on 5 Aug 1959 in Carlisle: Westminster Memorial Gardens, Cumberland, PA 4 9 25.)


Sources


1 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VFWD-FMJ Samuel Beecher in entry for Harry Henry Beecher and Grace Victoria Stouffer, 1911.

2 Records of Sharon Nickol Swope (http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=nickol).

3 1900 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Penn Township, Series: T623 Roll: 1400 Page: 12-13.

4 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates. Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 73920. Grace Victoria Beecher. Father Cyrus Stouffer. Mother Annie Myers. Spouse Harry J. Beecher.

5 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates. Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 12437. Vesta Beecher Mayberry. Father Harry Beecher. Mother Grace Stouffer. Spouse Floyd Mayberry.

6 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=134947103.

7 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013, PA > Cumberland > Shippensburg > United Methodist Church. Page 206, online image 37.

8 The Sentinel (Carlisle, PA) (www.cumberlink.com), 17 Jan 1974, page 6. Obituary of Harry J. Beecher.

9 The Sentinel (Carlisle, PA) (www.cumberlink.com), 3 Aug 1959, page 6. Obituary of Mrs. Harry J. Beecher.

10 United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K6VH-K11 Harry Beecher, 1917-1918; citing Cumberland County no 2, Pennsylvania, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509.

11 "1950 United States Census," https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6X1S-T362 Harry Beecher Carlisle PA.

12 U.S. Social Security Death Index, John Beecher, b. 14 May 1886.

13 Harrisburg Telegraph (Harrisburg, PA), 14 Feb 1947, page 5. Obituary of Mrs. Floyd J. Mayberry.

14 Ancestry.com, U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 (National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.), John Henry Beecher, b. 14 May 1886.

15 1910 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MG84-739 Merle Beecher in household of Samuel Beecher, Penn, Cumberland, Pennsylvania; citing sheet 12B, family 290, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1375348.

16 1920 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MFY9-83X Harry E Beecher, Penn, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet , family 135, NARA microfilm publication T625, FHL microfilm 1821556.

17 The Valley Times-Star (Newville, PA), 9 Aug 1928, page 4.

18 Shippensburg News-Chronicle (Shippensburg, Cumberland, Pennsylvania.), 9 Apr 1929, page 9.

19 1930 United States Census, Year: 1930; Census Place: Carlisle, Cumberland, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2024; Page: 15B; Enumeration District: 0011; Image: 869.0; FHL microfilm: 2341758.

20 Shippensburg News-Chronicle (Shippensburg, Cumberland, Pennsylvania.), 24 May 1932, page 2. Obituary of Samuel Beecher.

21 Shippensburg News-Chronicle (Shippensburg, Cumberland, Pennsylvania.), 19 Aug 1938, page 9.

22 1940 United States Census, Year: 1940; Census Place: Carlisle, Cumberland, Pennsylvania; Roll: T627_3478; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 21-14.

23 Shippensburg News-Chronicle (Shippensburg, Cumberland, Pennsylvania.), 13 Jan 1948, page 2. Obituary of Mrs. Emily R. Beecher.

24 Ancestry.com, U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995, 1953 Carlisle City Directory, page 40, online image 32.

25 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=90939534.

26 Pennsylvania Department of Health, Pennsylvania, Death Indices (Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records, New Castle, PA, 16103. Online at http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/public_records/20686 .), Beecher, Grace V., age 70, died Carlisle, 8/2/1959, file number 073920.



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