Samuel M. Beecher
Sarah Ann Matilda Wagoner
Samuel Eaholtz
Elizabeth Magdalena Rex
George Calvin Beecher
Martha Savilla Eicholtz
Edith Grayce Beecher


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Edith Grayce Beecher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

  • Born: 20 Oct 1890, York, York, PA 2 5 8
  • Died: 21 Feb 1985, York, York, PA at age 94 2 5 7 8
  • Buried: 11 Mar 1985, York: Prospect Hill Cemetery, York, PA 2 5

   Other names for Edith were Edith Grace Beecher and Edythe Grayce Beecher.9 10

   FamilySearch ID: KZRS-9HP.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1900 in York, York, PA. 11 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. Census in 1910 in York, York, PA. 12 The 1910 census recorded at 317 College Avenue: George C. Beecher, woodworker auto factory, 64, living with wife Martha S., 61; and daughter Edith G., 19. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania. Martha had been married to George for 42 years and birthed 6 children, 5 alive in 1910.

3. Newspaper: York Daily: Edythe Grace Beecher to go to Chicago, 13 Jun 1912, York, York, PA. 10 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. 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.

4. Newspaper: Maid of honor for wedding of neice Mabel Beecher Mitzel and Walter Seiden, 11 Mar 1920, York, York, PA. Nuptial Knot Tied Uniting Walter H. Seiden and Miss Mabel Beecher Mitzel
A pretty church wedding occurred in Christ Lutheran Church, South George Street, yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock, when Miss Mabel Beecher Mitzel, daughter of John W. Mitzel, 506 Prospect Street became the bride of Walter H. Seiden, of Waseca, Minnesota, son of William Seiden, of Brooklyn NY. The ceremony was performed by Rev. George W. Enders in the presence of a large number of friends and relatives. Mrs. Edith Grace Beecher, the bride's aunt, was maid of honor while Irving Seiden of Waseca, the groom's brother served as best man. The bride was attired in the coat suit of Oxford gray and wore a corsage bouquet of violets. The bridesmaid was dressed in a blue jersey suit and wore a corsage bouquet of sweet peas. Miss Stallman Miller, the church organist, played a short organ recital before the ceremony. For the processional she played the "Bridal Chorus" from Lohengrin, and as a processional, Mendelssohn's Wedding March. Preceding the ceremony Miss Kathryn Pffleger sang "At Dawning." The church was attractively decorated with palms and white roses. The bride had been a member of the choir of Christ's Lutheran Church, the Young Women's Christian association chorus and of York concert choir. She's quite popular among the younger set of York society. The groom served in United States army during the world war. He was a member of companies C, 329th battalion, tank corps. After the ceremony a wedding supper was served at the bride's home. Mr. and Mrs. Seiden left last evening for Chicago, but they will spend a short time with the bride's uncles, Dr. G. N. Beecher and Dr. F. E. Beecher, former Yorkers. They will make their home in Waseca, Minnesota.

5. Census in 1930 in Evanston, Cook, IL. 9 The 1930 census recorded renting sat 821 Elmwood Avenue: Martha S. Beecher, widow, 81, living with daughter Edith G., insurance clerk real estate, single, 35. They and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

6. Residence: on 11 May 1939 in Evanston, Cook, IL. 13 14

7. Residence: 1031 Ridge Ave., Evanston, IL on 1 Mar 1950 in Evanston, Cook, IL. 15

8. Residence: on 25 Aug 1951 in Evanston, Cook, IL. 6

9. Ship Record: Ship Queen Elizabeth: Beecher, Edythe G., 827 Ridge Avenue, Evanston, IL. Passport 536969, PA., 22 Sep 1955, Cherbourg, , Basse-Normandie, FRA. 16

10. Occupation: V. P. of Insurance for Baird & Warner in 1960 in Evanston, Cook, IL. 3

11. Obituary: York Dispatch: obituary of E. Grayce Beecher on 23 Feb 1985 in York, York, PA. 5 E. Grayce Beecher, 94, of 2680 Carnegie Road, died Thursday evening at her home.

She was born in York, a daughter of the late George Calvin and Martha R. Eicholtz Beecher.

Miss Beecher retired in 1960 from Baird & Warner, Chicago, Ill, where she was president and manager of the insurance department. She returned to York in 1973.

Miss Beecher was a member of Eastminster Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include nieces and a nephew.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m. March 11 in Prospect Hill Cemetery. Miss Beecher's pastor, the Rev. Raymond K. Rossnagel, will officiate.

John D. Jackson Funeral Home Inc., 1205 E. Market St., is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 311 Haines Road, York, Pa. 17402, or to a favorite charity.


1 Records of Sharon Nickol Swope (

2 Find A Grave,

3 Chicago Suburban Daily Herald (Chicago, Cook, Illinois), 8 Oct 2014, obituary of Lorraine Beecher Fierce.

4 The York Daily (York, PA), 20 Jun 1912, page 2. Beecher-Seacrist Wedding.

5 The York Dispatch (York, PA), 23 Feb 1985, obituary of E. Grayce Beecher.

6 York County History Center (250 E Market St, York, PA 17403, Newpaper clipping for Mrs. Nora A Geesey found in library's Beecher surname folder, newspaper name not cited.

7 Research of Marcia S. Wilson, great grandaughter of Mary Jane Beecher Gibson ( and emails from Macia S. Wilson), Telephone call on 30 Mar 1997 between Lorraine Beecher Fiece and Marcia Sandmeyer Wilson, recorded in notes in the Beecher surname file at Adams County Historical Society library.

8 Social Security Death Index, null, Feb 1985; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing). E. Beecher.

9 1930 United States Census, Year: 1930; Census Place: Evanston, Cook, Illinois; Roll: 499; Page: 15A; Enumeration District: 2121; Image: 839.0; FHL microfilm: 2340234.

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

11 1900 United States Census, Pennsylvania, York County, York, Series: T623 Roll: 1503 Page: 291.

12 1910 United States Census, Year: 1910; Census Place: York Ward 6, York, Pennsylvania; Roll: T624_1435; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 0121; FHL microfilm: 1375448.

13 The Evening Sun (Hanover, Pennsylvania) (Hanover, York, Pennsylvania.), 12 May 1939, page 4. Obituary of Martha S. Beecher.

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

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

16, New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957, Edythe G Beecher, 1955.

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