Samuel M. Beecher
(1820-1904)
Sarah Ann Matilda Wagoner
(1825-1910)
Samuel Eaholtz
(1821-1898)
Elizabeth Magdalena Rex
(1826-1855)
George Calvin Beecher
(1846-1916)
Martha Savilla Eicholtz
(1849-1939)
Nora Anna Beecher
(1873-1951)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Purd Allen Geesey

Nora Anna Beecher 2 3 4 5 6

  • Born: 2 Apr 1873, McKnightstown, Adams, PA 3 7 8 9
  • Marriage (1): Purd Allen Geesey on 20 Aug 1891 in York, York, PA 1
  • Died: 25 Aug 1951, York, York, PA at age 78 3 8
  • Buried: 28 Aug 1951, York: Prospect Hill Cemetery, York, PA 3 8 9

   Another name for Nora was Annie Beecher.1 7 10

  Noted events in her life were:

1. She appeared on the census in 1880 in Franklin Twp., Adams, PA. 7 Calvin Beecher, wheel wright, 34, was living with wife Martha S., 31; Clara A., 11; Edward S., 9; Annie, 7; and Daisy E., 2. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

2. She appeared on the census in 1900 in York, York, PA. 11 The 1900 census recorded at 314 S. Queen St.: Purd A. Geesey, salesman, 31, born Oct 1868, living with wife Anna H., 28, Apr 1872; Claude L, 5, Jun 1894; Roy L., 3, Sep 1897; and Nora H., 4 months old, Jan 1900. Everyone and their parents were born in York County, Pennsylvania, except Anna H. and her parents in Adams County, Pennsylvania. The census column indicates Anna had birthed 4 children and 3 were alive in 1900. Purd and Anna were married for 9 years.

3. Residence: 314 S. Queen St., York, PA on 23 Jul 1910 in York, York, PA. 12

4. She appeared on the census in 1920 in York, York, PA. 13 The 1920 census recorded at 315 S. Queen St.: Purd A. Geesey, secretary in fire insurance co., 52, living with wife Anna, 47; Roy L., notary public in own office, 22; Nora I., book keeper in gas co. office, 20; John E., 17; and Martha R., 13. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

5. She appeared on the census in 1930 in York, York, PA. 14 The 1930 census recorded at 315 S. Queen St.: Purd A. Geesey, secretary in fire insurance co., 62, living with wife Anna, 57; and son John E., assistant superintendent at gas manufactory, 27, single. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

6. Newspaper: York Gazette and Daily: "Miss Eleanor Beecher, Wilmette, Ill., has returned home, after spending some time with her aunts, Mrs. E. A. Schriver, 245 South Pine street, and Mrs. Purd Geesey, 326 South George street.", 3 Jul 1936, York, York, PA. 15

7. Residence: on 11 May 1939 in York, York, PA. 5

8. Newspaper: Dinner for Couple Married 57 Years, 11 Sep 1948, York, York, PA. 16 (photo of Mr. and Mrs. Purd A. Geesey)

Dinner for Couple Married 57 Years

Mr. and Mrs. Purd A. Geesey, 30 South Rockburn street, were tendered a dinner recently in observance of their 57th wedding anniversery. The couple was married by the late Rev. Dr. George W. Enders in Christ Lutheran church parsonage on Aug. 30, 1891. Mrs. Geesey was the former Miss Nora Annie Beecher of York. Mr. Geesey has been associated with the Southern Mutal Fire Insurance company for the past 48 years. He has been its secretary for many years. Those who attended the dinner at Hotel Yorktowne, included Mr. and Mrs. John E. Geesey and son Jack; Mr. and Mrs. George F. Wagner, Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Stein, Mr. and Mrs. Roy L. Geesey and deaughter Jeanette; Dr. Adolph Neupauer, of Philadelphia; Mr. and Mrs. Purd A. Geesey, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Dellinger, Mrs. Nora S. Kunkel, Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Schriver and Mr. and Mrs. J. Ray Zarfoss and daughter Linda Sue.

9. Residence: 37 S. Rockburn St., York, PA on 1 Mar 1950 in York, York, PA. 4

10. Cause of Death: Nora died at York Hospital from coronary occlusion., 25 Aug 1951, York, York, PA. 3

11. Residence: 30 S. Rockburn St., York, PA on 25 Aug 1951 in York, York, PA. 3 9

12. Obituary: Obituary of Mrs. Nora A. Geesey on 27 Aug 1951 in York, York, PA. 9 Mrs. Nora Anna Geesey, widow of Purd A. Geesey, 30 South rockburn street, died at 5:45 p. m. Saturday at York Hospital after a week's illness. She was 78 years old. Mrs. Geesey was born in McKnightstown, Adams county, daughter of the late Calvin and Martha Eicholtz Beecher. She was a member of Advent Lutheran Church. Surviving are two sons, Roy L. Geesey, Chestnut Hill, and John E. Geesey, 29 South Rockburn street; a daughter, Mrs. George Wagner, 29 South Keesey street; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Elmer A. Schriver, York, and E. Grayce Beecher, Evanston, Ill. Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. tomorrow at the Etzweiler Funeral Home, 1111 East Market street. The Rev. H. Walter Wehner, her pastor, will officiate. Interment will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery.


Nora married Purd Allen Geesey, son of John Flinchbaugh Geesey and Rebecca Peeling, on 20 Aug 1891 in York, York, PA.1 (Purd Allen Geesey was born on 4 Oct 1868 in York, York, PA,17 18 died on 29 Dec 1949 in York, York, PA 17 18 19 and was buried on 1 Jan 1950 in York: Prospect Hill Cemetery, York, PA 6 17 18 19.)


Sources


1 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VFMK-M8S Purd A. Geesey and Annie Beecher, 20 Aug 1891; citing York, Pennsylvania, United States, v K p 77 cn 4589; FHL microfilm 22141.

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

3 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966 (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 72246. Nora Anna Geesey. Father Calvin Beecher. Mother Martha Eicholtz.

4 The Gazette and Daily (York, PA) (York, York, Pennsylvania.), 2 Mar 1950, page 35. Death of Dr. George N. Beecher.

5 Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, PA), 13 May 1939, page 2. Obituary of Mrs. Martha S. Beecher.

6 The Gazette and Daily (York, PA) (York, York, Pennsylvania.), 3 Jan 1950, page 26. Funeral of Purd Allan Geesey.

7 1880 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Franklin Township, Family History Library Film 1255085, NA Film Number T9-1085 Page 27A.

8 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=100159178.

9 York County History Center (250 E Market St, York, PA 17403 https://www.yorkhistorycenter.org/), Newpaper clipping for Mrs. Nora A Geesey found in library's Beecher surname folder, newspaper name not cited.

10 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966 (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 32290. Martha Rebecca Geesey. Father Purd A. Geesey. Mother Annie Beecher.

11 1900 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M3HH-N89 A. Purd Geesey, District 1 York city Ward 10, York, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet 2A, family 36.

12 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966 (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 72468. Claude L. Geesey. Father Purd A. Geesey. Mother Anna N. Beecher.

13 1920 United States Census, Year: 1920; Census Place: York Ward 10, York, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1669; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 136; Image: 839.

14 1930 United States Census, Year: 1930; Census Place: York, York, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2167; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 0111; Image: 621.0; FHL microfilm: 2341901.

15 The Gazette and Daily (York, PA) (York, York, Pennsylvania.), 3 Jul 1936, page 2.

16 York County History Center (250 E Market St, York, PA 17403 https://www.yorkhistorycenter.org/), Newpaper photo and clipping of Mr. and Mrs. Purd A Geesey 57th Anniversary found in library's Beecher surname folder, newspaper name not cited.

17 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=100159180.

18 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966 (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 109369. Purd Allen Geesey. Father John E. Geesey. Mother Rebecca Peeling. Spouse Nora Beecher.

19 The Gazette and Daily (York, PA) (York, York, Pennsylvania.), 31 Dec 1949, page 29. Obituary of Purd Allen Geesey.



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