Samuel M. Beecher
Sarah Ann Matilda Wagoner
George Druck
Catherine Schell
David Henry Gilbert Beecher
Catherine Druck
Calvin Milton Beecher Sr.


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1. Jane Hannah Brown

Calvin Milton Beecher Sr. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

  • Born: 14 Feb 1887, Green Hill, York, PA, USA 3 4 7 11 12
  • Marriage (1): Jane Hannah Brown on 16 Jun 1908 in , York, PA 1
  • Died: 19 Jun 1970, Erie, Erie, PA at age 83 6 7 11 12
  • Buried: 22 Jun 1970, North East: North East Cemetery, Erie, PA, USA 7 11

   FamilySearch ID: K19C-JWX.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1900 in York, York, PA. 3 Owning the home at 719 Plank Rd, David H. G. Beecher, cigar manufacturer, 51, born Sept 1848, was married for 27 years to wife Catherine, 36, Jun 1853. She had birthed 4 children, all living with them: Calvin M., 13, Feb 1887; Franklin M., 10, Dec 1889; Katie I., 8, Jan 1892; and Lille May, 6, may 1894. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

2. Newspaper: York Daily: Beecher - Brown Wedding, 18 Jun 1908, York, York, PA. 13 Calvin Milton Beecher, son of City Assessor D. H. Beecher, 873 East Prospect street, and Miss Jennie H. Brown, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Brown, 1200 East King street, were married Tuesday evening at the home of the bride's parents, by the Rev. J. Lower Grimm, pastor of the Fourth United Brethren church.
Mr. and Mrs. Beecher will leave in the near future for Altoona, at which place Mr. Beecher is employed in the Pennsylvania railroad office. They received numerous and useful gifts.

3. Newspaper: York Daily: "Mr. And Mrs. Calvin Beecher, 873 Prospect street, have gone to their former home, in Altoona.", 20 Jun 1908, York, York, PA. 14

4. Census in 1910 in York, York, PA. 15 The 1910 census recorded three Beacher [sic] families as neighbors. At 873 Prospect Street: David H. G. Beacher, cigar manufacturer, 61, living with wife Kathryn, 57; Katie I., 18; and Lily M., 15. David and Kathryn were married for 37 years and she had birthed 10 children by 1910, 5 still alive that year..

In the rear of 873 Prospect Street was the household of Franklin M. Beacher, cigar maker, 20, living with his wife Elva M., 18. They were married 1 years and had birthed no children.

At 875 Prospect street was Calvin M. Beacher, bookkeeper at automobile works, 22, living with wife Jennie H., 21; and son David R., 11 months. They were married for 1 year and had birthed 1 child by 1910.

Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

5. Newspaper: York Daily: Lamp Exploded, 16 Jun 1910, York, York, PA. 16 An exploding kerosene oil lamp at the residence of Calvin Beecher, 875 Propspect street, ignited the bed clothing and furnishings in a second-story bed room, where and infant child was sleeping, about 9 o'clock last Saturday night. The noice of the explosion attracted the attention of Mr. and Mrs. Beecher, who saved the child from suffocation, and with the assistance of neighbors extinguished the flams. The damage was slight.

6. Newspaper: Harrisburg Telegraph: Explosion Never Wakes Baby, 17 Jun 1910, Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 17 Explosion Never Wakes Baby
But Parents Hear Lamp Burst and Rush to Rescue

York, June 17. --- The noise of a keresene lamp exploding in a bedroom in which their infant child was sleeping last night attracted the attention of Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Beecher, of this city.
The room was in flames when they entered, but the fire had not reached the cradle, in which the child was still sleeping peacefully. Neighbors assisted in extinguishing the fire.

7. Newspaper: Gettysburg Times: "Mr. And Mrs. Calvin Beecher, of York, Mrs. Mac Eicholtz and three children, Robert, Helen and Elizabeth, of near this place, spent Saturday evening at the home of George Hartman.", 24 May 1912, Gettysburg, Adams, PA. 18

8. Newspaper: York Daily: "Miss Lilla Beecher, 873 East Prospect street, has gone to Erie to spend a few weeks with her brother, Clvin M. Beecher.", 5 Jul 1915, York, York, PA. 19

9. Military Draft: World War I, 5 Jun 1917, Erie, Erie, PA. 4

10. Census in 1920 in Erie, Erie, PA. 20 The 1920 census recorded renting at 512 East 10th Street: Calvin M. Beecher, bookkeeper packing house, 32, living with wife Jane, 30; David, 10; and Calvin, 9. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

11. Residence: on 8 Dec 1922 in Erie, Erie, PA. 5

12. Census in 1930 in Erie, Erie, PA. 21 The 1930 census recorded renting at 913 Ash Street: Calvin Beecher, office manager window glass store, 43, living with wife Jane, 41; David, clerk electric works, 19; and Calvin, clerk electric works, 18. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

13. Newspaper: Gazette and Daily: "Mr. And Mrs. Calvin Beecher, of Erie, are spending several weeks with Mr. Beecher's brother-in-law and sister, Mr. And Mrs. Herman Frank, 802 Prospect street.", 12 Apr 1935, York, York, PA. 22

14. Census in 1940 in Erie, Erie, PA. 23 The 1940 census recorded renting at 831 Ash Street: Calvin Beecher, 53, bookkeeper, W. R. Beverage Distributors, living with wife Jane, 52. They were in the same house in 1935. Both were born in Pennsylvania.

15. Residence: 831 Ash Street, Erie on 27 Apr 1942 in Erie, Erie, PA. 24

16. Residence: on 23 Nov 1948 in Erie, Erie, PA. 25

17. Census in 1950 in Erie, Erie, PA. 26 The 1950 census recorded at 638 West 4th Street: Calvin Beecher, bookkeeper for retail feed company, 63, living with wife Jane, 61, and son Calvin, laborer in refrigerator manufacturer, 39. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

18. Residence: on 11 Jun 1960 in Erie, Erie, PA. 9

19. Cause of Death: coronary occlusion, 19 Jun 1970, Erie, Erie, PA. 11

20. Occupation: bookkeeper on 19 Jun 1970 in Erie, Erie, PA. 11

21. Residence: 1977 Prospect Ave. Erie, PA 16510 on 19 Jun 1970 in Erie, Erie, PA. 11

22. Obituary: Erie Daily Times: obituary of Calvin Beecher Sr. On 20 Jun 1970 in Erie, Erie, PA. 6 Calvin M. Beecher Sr., 83, of 1977 Prospect Ave., died Friday afternoon at his residence.

He was employed at the Westside Feed and Fuel Co. for 13 years before his retirement. He was also formerly employed with the Erie Window Glass Co.

Survivors include his wife, Jane H. Brown Beecher; two sons, Rev. David R. Beecher of Augusta, Ga., and Calvin M. Beecher Jr. of Erie; one sister, Mrs. John (Lillie) Paules of York, Pa.; nine grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren.

Friends may call at the C.J. Dusckas Funeral Home, 2607 Buffalo Rd., Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and are invited to attend services there Monday afternoon at 2 p.m. with Rev. Richard Kneller, pastor of St. Pauls United Church of Christ, officiating.

Burial will be in North East Cemetery.

Calvin married Jane Hannah Brown, daughter of Joseph R. Brown and Annie E. Turner, on 16 Jun 1908 in , York, PA.1 (Jane Hannah Brown was born on 31 May 1888 in Bryn Mawr, Montgomery, PA,27 28 died on 25 Feb 1978 in Augusta, Richmond, GA 27 28 29 and was buried in North East: North East Cemetery, Erie, PA, USA 28.)


1, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, Calvin Milton Beecher and Jennie H. Brown, 16 Jun 1908; citing York, Pennsylvania, United States, cn 20911; FHL microfilm 1287396.

2 Records of Sharon Nickol Swope (

3 1900 United States Census, Pennsylvania, York County, York Ward 12, Series: T623 Roll: 1503 Page: 290.

4 United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Calvin Milton Beecher, 1917-1918; citing Erie City no 1, Pennsylvania, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509.

5 York County History Center (250 E Market St, York, PA 17403, Newspaper clipping in library's Beecher surname folder, name of newspaper not cited.

6 Erie Daily Times (Erie, PA), 20 Jun 1970, obituary of Calvin Beecher Sr.

7 Find A Grave,

8, New York, County Marriages, 1908-1935, Calvin Melton Beecher and Mary Elizabeth Wolf, 12 Jan 1935, Chautauqua, New York, United States; citing ref. ID 26250, county clerk’s office,; FHL microfilm 1,004,667.

9 Richmond Times-Dispatch (Richmond, VA) (Richmond, Henrico, Virginia), 12 Jun 1960, page 6-C. The Misses Beecher Marry.

10 York Daily Record (York, PA), 21 Jun 1966, page 30. Obituary of Annie B. Frank.

11, 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.), Certificate Number 057925 70, Calvin M. Beecher Sr b. 14 Feb 1887 d. 19 Jun 1970 father David Beecher mother Katherine Druck spouse Jane H Brown.

12 U.S. Social Security Death Index, Calvin Beecher Sr, June 1970; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

13 The York Daily (York, PA), 18 Jun 1908, page 5. Beecher - Brown Wedding.

14 The York Daily (York, PA), 20 Jun 1908, page 2.

15 1910 United States Census, Pennsylvania, York County, Roll 1435 Book 2, Page 177b.

16 The York Daily (York, PA), 16 Jun 1910, page 3.

17 Harrisburg Telegraph (Harrisburg, PA), 17 Jun 1910, page 2.

18 Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, PA), 24 May 1912, page 1.

19 The York Daily (York, PA), 5 Jul 1915, page 2.

20 1920 United States Census, Year: 1920; Census Place: Erie Ward 2, Erie, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1565; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 80; Image: 373.

21 1930 United States Census, Year: 1930; Census Place: Erie, Erie, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2036; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 0038; Image: 8.0; FHL microfilm: 2341770.

22 The Gazette and Daily (York, PA) (York, York, Pennsylvania.), 12 Apr 1935, page 2.

23 1940 United States Census, Calvin Beecher, Ward 2, Erie City, Erie City, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 68-28, sheet 1A, family 11.

24, United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, Calvin Milton Beecher, 1942.

25 York County History Center (250 E Market St, York, PA 17403, Franklin M. Beecher funeral newspaper clipping in the library's Beecher surname file, newspaper name not cited.

26 "1950 United States Census," Calvin Beecher Erie PA.

27 U.S. Social Security Death Index, null, Feb 1978; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

28 Find A Grave,

29, Georgia Deaths, 1919-98 (Original data: State of Georgia. Indexes of Vital Records for Georgia: Deaths, 1919-1998. Georgia, USA: Georgia Health Department, Office of Vital Records, 1998.), Jane H. Beecher, GA death certificate 009080, age 89, died 25 Feb 1978 Richmond county, residence Troup county.

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