Abram W. Cockley
(1835-1895)
Mary A. Mellinger
(1849-1924)
Emily R. Cockley
(1873-1948)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Samuel J. Beecher

Emily R. Cockley 2 3 4 5

  • Born: Feb 1873, Penn Twp., Cumberland, PA 3 4 6
  • Marriage (1): Samuel J. Beecher on 13 Feb 1894 in Big Spring, Cumberland, PA 1
  • Died: 10 Jan 1948, Quincy, Franklin, PA at age 74 3 6
  • Buried: Newville.: Hays Grove United Methodist Church, Cumberland, PA 6

   Other names for Emily were Emily R. Cochley 1 and Emma Cockley.7

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Mt. Pleasant Church of the Brethren record book (1877-1926) lists on image 15 Samuel J. Beecher as a member.. His wife Emily Beecher was baptized on confession on 16 Jun 1894. On 16 Jun 1894 in Chambersburg, Franklin, PA. 8

2. Census in 1900 in Penn Twp., Cumberland, PA. 4 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.

3. Census in 1910 in Penn Twp., Cumberland, PA. 9 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.

4. Census in 1920 in Penn Twp., Cumberland, PA. 10 The 1920 census recorded Samuel J. Beecher, farm laborer, 57, living with wife Emily R., 46. They and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

5. Census in 1930 in Penn Twp., Cumberland, PA. 11 The 1930 census recorded Samuel J. Beecher, farmer, 75, who was married for 21 years to eife Emealey [sic] R., 57. They and their parents were born in Pennsylvania. Samuel owned a home valued at $2000.

6. 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. 12

7. Census in 1940 in Penn Twp., Cumberland, PA. 13 The 1940 census recorded Emily Beecher, widowed, 67, living as sister-in-law in the household of David Snoke, 80. Also in the home was a housekeeper, Annie Gross, 70. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

8. Newspaper: Harrisburgh Telegraph: bequests in will of David E. Snoke, 3 May 1940, Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 14 A bequest of $50 is made to the Hays Grove United Brethren Church by the will of David E. Snoke, Penn township. Mrs. Emily Beecher was given $1000 outright and the use of a house in Centerville for life. A bequest of $100 was left Harry J. Beecher and the balance of the estate was bequeathed in equal shares to John S. Beecher, Edward F. Beecher, Mrs. Rebecca J. Pechart and heirs of Samuel J. Beecher.

9. Newspaper: News-Chronicle: BEECHER - First and Final Account of Harry Beecher, executor of the estate of Emily R. Beecher, late of Penn township, Cumberland Co., Pa., deceased. Harold S. Irwin, Atty., 21 Sep 1948, Shippensburg, Cumberland, PA. 15


Emily married Samuel J. Beecher, son of Phillip Beecher and Mary M. Flieger, on 13 Feb 1894 in Big Spring, Cumberland, PA.1 (Samuel J. Beecher was born on 16 Oct 1862 in Upper Dickinson Twp., Cumberland, PA,3 16 17 died on 19 May 1932 in Centerville, Cumberland, PA 3 16 17 18 19 20 and was buried on 22 May 1932 in Newville.: Hays Grove United Methodist Church, Cumberland, PA 16 17 19 20.)


Sources


1 FamilySearch.org, <i>Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VFW8-V72 Samuel J. Beecher and Emily R. Cochley, 1894.

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

3 <i>Hays Grove United Brethren Church, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania</i> (http://files.usgwarchives.net/pa/cumberland/cemeteries/penn02.txt).

4 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Penn Township, Series: T623 Roll: 1400 Page: 12-13.

5 Ancestry.com, <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.), Certificate 96909, Still Born Beecher, father S. J. Beecher, mother Emily R. Cockley.

6 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=58842586.

7 FamilySearch.org, <i>Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VFSS-T59 Parker J. Moore in entry for Samuel M. Beecher and Emma J. Moore, 21 Sep 1924; citing Mechanicsburg, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States; FHL microfilm 21200.

8 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013</i>, Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 284. PA > Adams > Mount Pleasant > Church of the Brethren. Online image 15.

9 <i>1910 United States Census</i>, 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.

10 <i>1920 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MFY9-3TR Emily R Beecher in household of Samuel J Beecher, Penn, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet 5A, family 92, NARA microfilm publication T625, FHL microfilm 1821556.

11 <i>1930 United States Census</i>, Year: 1930; Census Place: Penn, Cumberland, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2025; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 0038; Image: 483.0; FHL microfilm: 2341759.

12 <i>Shippensburg News-Chronicle</i> (Shippensburg, Cumberland, Pennsylvania.), 19 Aug 1938, page 9.

13 <i>1940 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KQF4-B86 Emily Beecher in household of David Snoke, Penn Township, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 21-46, sheet 8A, family 128.

14 <i>Harrisburg Telegraph (Harrisburg, PA)</i>, 3 May 1940, page 10. Valley Estates.

15 <i>Shippensburg News-Chronicle</i> (Shippensburg, Cumberland, Pennsylvania.), 21 Sep 1948, page 10.

16 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=58841966.

17 Ancestry.com, <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 48386. Samuel Beecher. Father Philip Beecher. Mother Mary Fleger.

18 <i>Harrisburg Telegraph (Harrisburg, PA)</i>, 21 May 1932, page 7. Death of Samuel Beecher.

19 <i>The Valley Times-Star (Newville, PA)</i>, 26 May 1932, page 5. Death of Samuel Beecher.

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



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