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)
Dr. George Nevin Beecher Sr.
(1888-1950)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Lillie Gertrude Seacrist

Dr. George Nevin Beecher Sr. 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

  • Born: 14 Mar 1888, York, York, PA 3 4 10
  • Marriage (1): Lillie Gertrude Seacrist on 19 Jun 1912 in York, York, PA 1
  • Died: 1 Mar 1950, Evanston, Cook, IL at age 61 3 5 6
  • Buried: 5 Mar 1950, York: Greenmount Cemetery, York, PA 3 5

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1900 in York, York, PA. 10 George C. Beecher, wood worker, 54 born Jan 1846, was living with his wife of 32 years, Martha, 51, born Jan 1849. She had 6 children, 5 still living in 1900. Also living in their home: son Nevin G., 12, born Mar 1888; and daughter Grace E., 11, born Oct 1888. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania. George owned his home at 665 Plank Rd. in York city.

2. Newspaper: York Daily: 1906 Class President Escaped The Seniors, 6 May 1905, York, York, PA. Upper Classmen of High School Had Planned to Prevent Him from Attending Soiree
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An attempt was made by the senior class of the York high school to interfere with the success of the junior soiree last evening. A delegation of seniors planned to take into custody Nevin Beecher, president of the 1906 class, and pevent him from being present. Mr. Beecher after a chase of about one mile through the east end boarded a street car and eluded the seniors delegated to capture him.
Fifty-seven members of the class of 1906 and eight members of the faculty participated in the annual class soiree. The first and second floor halls were used for the holding of the soiree. The walls were adorned with class colors, brown and white, and bowers of plants and palms were at various places throughout the two halls. The class motto, "Never Say Fail," was suspended above the main entrance.
After an address by President Nevin Beecher, refreshments were served under the supervision of Joseph Katz, chairman of the refreshment committee. The remaineder of the evening was spent in promenade, games and dancing. The music was furnished by Sprenkle's orchestra.


3. Newspaper: Reading Times, 8 May 1905, Reading, Berks, PA. 12 Failing last night to capture Nevin Beecher, president of the junio class of the York High school, the seniors did the next worst thing. They threw a bottole of hydrogen suphate through a transom into the juniors' banquet hall, stifling their rivals, including girl juniors, with the fumes.

4. Newspaper: York Daily: "54 Will Graduate From High School. Following are the honor members of the class who will be privileged to speak at commencement, together with their averages: Walter Thompson, 93.20; James Luitweiler, 92.72; Nevin Beecher, 89.82.", 18 May 1906, York, York, PA. 13

5. Newspaper: York Daily: "Nevin Beecher, a student at the University of Chicago, is spending the holidays with his parents, Mr. And Mrs. George C. Beecher, 817 Prospect street. Mr. Beecher is a graduate of York High school and was president of the 1906 class.", 23 Dec 1908, York, York, PA. 14

6. Census in 1910 in Joliet, Will, IL. 15 The 1910 census recorded George N. Beacher, 22, single, phiysician in hospital, living as an imate at St. Joseph's Hospital.

7. Newspaper: York Daily: Passed Examination, 30 Jul 1910, York, York, PA. 16 Dr. G. N. Beecher, who for the past few weeks has been visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George C. Beecher, 317 East college avenue, recently received notification form the medical examining boards of Illinois and Pennsylvania to the effect that he had successfully passed the examination qualifying him to practice medicine and surgery in these states. Dr. Beecher will leave in a few days for Chicago where he will take up a year or more of hospital work.

8. Newspaper: York Daily: Engagement Announced, 30 Dec 1911, York, York, PA. 17 Mr. and Mrs. George Seacrist, 34 East College avenue, at a luncheon yesterday afternoon announced the engagement of their daughter, Miss Lillie G. Seacrist, to Dr. G. Irvin Beecher, of Chicago, Ill. Dr. Beecher is a son of George Beecher, 317 East College avenue, and is a graduate of the York High school, being president of the class of 1906.

9. Newspaper: York Daily: Dr. G. Nevin Beecher, of Chicago, Will Wed Miss Lillie G. Seacrist, 13 Jun 1912, York, York, PA. 7 Came To York For Bride

Dr. G. Nevin Beecher, of Chicago, Will Wed Miss Lillie G. Seacrist

Dr. G. Nevin Beecher, formerly of this city, and his brother S. E. Beecher, Chicago, Ill., are spending a week with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. George C. Beecher, 317 East College avenue. Dr. Beecher was graduated after taking a course in medicine in Chicago about a year ago and has now engaged in the practice of his profession in that city.
The wedding of Dr. Beecher and Miss Lillie G. Seacrist, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George A. Seacrist, East College avenue, will take place at the bride's home next Wednesday evening. Both young folks are graduates of the York High school of the class of 1906. They will return to Chicago, where they will make their future home. Miss Edythe Grace Beecher, sister of Dr. Beecher will accompany the party upon their return to Chicago. She will spend several months in the West.

10. Newspaper: York Daily: Beecher-Seacrist Wedding, 20 Jun 1912, York, York, PA. 8 Dr. G. Nevin Beecher, of Chicago, formerly of this city, and Miss Lillie Gertrude Seacrist, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Seacrist, were married last evening. The ceremony took place at 7 o'clock at the home of the bride's parents, 34 East College avenue, the Rev. Dr. E. F. Wiest, pastor of Heidelberg Reformed church, officiating. The bride was attended by Miss Gertrude Holtzapple, as maid of honor, while Clyde Buckingham acted as best man. Miss Dorothy Seacrist, sister of the bride, was flower girl, and Master J. Bernard Smith was the ring bearer. The ring ceremony of the Reformed church was observed. The bride was attired in a gown of white crepe meteor over messaline, trimmed in pearls and duchese lace. She carried a shower bouquet of roses and lilies of the valley. Following the ceremony a reception was held at the Seacrist residence. Among the guests were a number from Philadelphia, Camden, Norristown and Chicago, Ill. The bride was the recipient of numerous presents, including china, cut glass and silverware. Both young people are graduates of York High school, of the class of 1906, of which Dr. Beecher was president. The newly married couple left last evening for Chicago, where the bridegroom has engaged in the practice of his profession. Miss Edyth Grace Beecher, sister of the bridegroom, will accompany the party to Chicago, where she will spend some time as a guest. After July 1, Dr. and Mrs. Beecher will be at home to their friends at their newly furnished apartment at 900 North State street. Dr. Beecher is a son of Mr. and Mrs. George C. Beecher, 317 East College avenue.

11. Residence: 900 North State St., Chicago, IL on 20 Jun 1912 in Chicago, Cook, IL.

12. Newspaper: York Daily: "Dr. G. Nevin Beecher of Chicago is visiting his parents, Mr. And Mrs. George C. Beecher, 317 East College avenue. Dr. Beecher's wife spent the past several weeks with her parents, Mr. And Mrs. George H. Seacrist, 34 E. College avenue.", 17 Aug 1915, York, York, PA. 18

13. Census in 1920 in Evanston, Cook, IL. 19 The 1920 census recorded at 1115 Grove St.: George N. Beecher, doctor, 31, born in Pennsylvania, living with wife Gertrude L., 31, Pennsylvania; and son George N. Beecher, 3 years 4 months, Illinois. Also in the home is brother Samuel E. Beecher, dentist, 49, Pennsylvania; Ada H. Beecher, sister-in-law, 29, Illinois; Eleanor L. Beecher, 1 year 9 months, New York; and Clara Wanish, servant, 24, Wisconsin.

14. Census in 1930 in Evanston, Cook, IL. 20 The 1930 census recorded at 1031 Ridge Avenue: George N. Beecher, doctor surgery, 42, liviing with wife Lillie S., 41; son George N., 13; and Anna Olson, 31, servant. George was married at age 24 when his wife was 23.

15. Census in 1940 in Evanston, Cook, IL. 21 The 1940 census recorded at 1031 Ridge Avenue: George N. Beecher, 51, physician supervisor, living with wife Lillian S., 50; and Adeline M. Hanke, maid, 22. Lilian and George were born in Pennsylvania.

16. Occupation: Physician and Surgeon, 175 W. Jackson, Chicago, IL in 1942 in Chicago, Cook, IL. 4

17. Residence: 1031 Ridge Avenue, Evanston, IL in 1942 in Evanston, Cook, IL. 4

18. Cause of Death: fibropurulent peritonitis and perforated peptic ulcer, 1 Mar 1950, Chicago, Cook, IL. 22 Beecher, George Nevin
d. March 1, 1950 Chicago

George Nevin Beecher, Chicago; Chicago College of Medicine and Surgery, 1910; member of the American Association of industrial Physicians and Surgeons; died in Columbus Hospital March 1, aged 61, of fibropurulent peritonitis and perforated peptic ulcer.

19. Residence: 1031 Ridge Ave., Evanston, IL on 1 Mar 1950 in Evanston, Cook, IL. 6

20. Obituary: York Gazette and Daily: funeral of Dr. George N. Beecher on 2 Mar 1950 in York, York, PA. 6 Dr. George N. Beecher, of 1031 Ridge avenue, Evanston, Ill., brother of two Yorkers, died yesterday morning in Evanston.
A practicing physician and surgeon in Chicago for 40 years, he is survived by his wife, Lillian; a son, George N. Beecher, Jr., Chicago; and three sisters, Mrs. Nora Ann Geesey, 37 South Rockburn street; Mrs. Elmer Schriver, 245 South Pine street, both of York, and Miss Grayce Beecher, Evanston, Ill.
Funeral arrangements were incomplete.

21. Newspaper: York Gazette and Daily: funeral of Dr. George N. Beecher, 6 Mar 1950, York, York, PA. 5 Funeral services for Dr. George N. Beecher, who died Wednesday in Chicago, were held yesterday afternoon at Advent Lutheran church, East York, with Rev. H. Walter Webner, pastor, officiating.
Professional pallbearers served. Burial was in Greenmount cemetery.
Dr. Beecher, a former Yorker, was the husband of Lillian Beecher, of Evanston, Ill.


George married Lillie Gertrude Seacrist, daughter of George Henry Seacrist and Mary Emma Schoyer, on 19 Jun 1912 in York, York, PA.1 (Lillie Gertrude Seacrist was born on 15 Jul 1888 in Paradise Twp., York, PA 23 24, christened on 4 Nov 1888 in Paradise Township: Holtzschwamm Reformed Church, York, PA,25 died on 7 Jul 1951 in Evanston, Cook, IL 23 and was buried in York: Greenmount Cemetery, York, PA 23.)


Sources


1 FamilySearch.org, <i>Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VFSL-CJ3 George Nevin Beecher and Lillie Gertrude Seacrist, 1912.

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

3 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=88170175.

4 FamilySearch.org, <i>United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V1VK-CJZ George Nevin Beecher, 1942.

5 <i>The Gazette and Daily (York, PA)</i> (York, York, Pennsylvania.), 6 Mar 1950, page 30. Funeral of Dr. George N. Beecher.

6 <i>The Gazette and Daily (York, PA)</i> (York, York, Pennsylvania.), 2 Mar 1950, page 35. Death of Dr. George N. Beecher.

7 <i>The York Daily (York, PA)</i>, 13 Jun 1912, page 7. Marriage of G. Nevin Beecher and Lillie G. Seacrist.

8 <i>The York Daily (York, PA)</i>, 20 Jun 1912, page 2. Beecher-Seacrist Wedding.

9 <i>Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, PA)</i>, 13 May 1939, page 2. Obituary of Mrs. Martha S. Beecher.

10 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, York County, York, Series: T623 Roll: 1503 Page: 291.

11 <i>The York Daily (York, PA)</i>, 6 May 1905, page 1.

12 <i>Reading Times (Reading, PA)</i> (Reading, Berks, Pernnsylvania.), 8 May 1905, page 3.

13 <i>The York Daily (York, PA)</i>, 18 May 1906, page 2.

14 <i>The York Daily (York, PA)</i>, 23 Dec 1908, page 2.

15 <i>1910 United States Census</i>, Year: 1910; Census Place: Joliet Ward 3, Will, Illinois; Roll: T624_334; Page: 18A; Enumeration District: 0171; FHL microfilm: 1374347.

16 <i>The York Daily (York, PA)</i>, 30 Jul 1910, page 5.

17 <i>The York Daily (York, PA)</i>, 30 Dec 1911, page 7.

18 <i>The York Daily (York, PA)</i>, 17 Aug 1915, page 3.

19 <i>1920 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MJWQ-CT9 George N Beecher, 1920.

20 <i>1930 United States Census</i>, Year: 1930; Census Place: Evanston, Cook, Illinois; Roll: 499; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 2120; Image: 760.0; FHL microfilm: 2340234.

21 <i>1940 United States Census</i>, Year: 1940; Census Place: Evanston, Cook, Illinois; Roll: T627_778; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 16-190.

22 FamilySearch.org, <i>United States Deceased Physician File (AMA), 1864-1968</i>, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9QG-59WX-M George Nevin Beecher.

23 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=88170186.

24 Ancestry.com, <i>York County, Pennsylvania, 1833-1935: Holtzschwamm Church (Reformed)</i> (Original records held at the church.), Birth of Lilly Gertrude Seacrist, 15 Jul 1888.

25 Ancestry.com, <i>York County, Pennsylvania, 1833-1935: Holtzschwamm Church (Reformed)</i> (Original records held at the church.), Baptism of Lilly Gertrude Seacrist, 4 Nov 1888.



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