David Henry Gilbert Beecher
Catherine Druck
Joseph R. Brown
Annie E. Turner
Calvin Milton Beecher Sr.
Jane Hannah Brown
Calvin Milton Beecher Jr.


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1. Mary Elizabeth Wolf

2. Elsie M. Clark

Calvin Milton Beecher Jr. 1 3 4 5 6 7 8

  • Born: 23 Aug 1910, York, York, PA 1 3 4 5 6 8
  • Marriage (1): Mary Elizabeth Wolf on 12 Jan 1935 in Westfield, Chautauqua, NY, USA 1
  • Marriage (2): Elsie M. Clark on 8 Aug 1950 in Erie, Erie, PA 2
  • Died: 7 Jun 1975, Erie, Erie, PA at age 64 4 5 6
  • Buried: 10 Jun 1975, North East: North East Cemetery, Erie, PA, USA 5 6

   Another name for Calvin was Bud Beecher.5

   FamilySearch ID: KZN1-YZ2.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1920 in Erie, Erie, PA. 3 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.

2. Census in 1930 in Erie, Erie, PA. 9 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.

3. Residence: 512 Cherry St., Erie, PA on 12 Jan 1935 in Erie, Erie, PA. 1

4. Census in 1940 in Erie, Erie, PA. 10 The 1940 census recorded renting at 2213 German Street: Calvin M. Beecher, laborer W.P.A., 29, living with wife Mary E., 24; Roderick, 3; and Sandra B., 1. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. They were living in the same home in 1935.

5. Occupation: Craig Oil. Co., 6th & Parade, Erie, PA on 16 Oct 1940 in Erie, Erie, PA. 8

6. He was described as 5 ft 5 in, 155 lbs, brown eyes, black hair, ruddy complexion, scar above left ankle and one below, weak eyes. on 16 Oct 1940 in Erie, Erie, PA. 8

7. Residence: 2213 German St., Erie, PA on 16 Oct 1940 in Erie, Erie, PA. 8

8. Census in 1950 in Erie, Erie, PA. 11 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, divorced. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

9. Military: Sergeant in the United States Air Force.

10. Residence: 2354 Buffalo Rd., Erie, PA on 7 Jun 1975 in Erie, Erie, PA. 5

11. Obituary: Erie Times-News: Calvin Beecher, 64, A. O. Smith Retiree on 8 Jun 1975 in Erie, Erie, PA. 5 Calvin M. (Bud) Beecher, sixty-four, 2354 Buffalo Rd., died Saturday morning.

He was born in York, Pa. on Aug. 23, 1910, the son of Jane Brown Beecher, with whom he resided, and the late Calvin M. Beecher Sr.

He was employed by A.O. Smith Corp. until his retirement five years ago.

Mr. Beecher was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie Clark Beecher.

Survivors include, in addition to his mother, two daughters, Mrs. Sondra Adams, Whittier, Calif.; and Mrs. Sherman (Beverly) Yarington, West Springfield, Pa.; four sons, Roderick Beecher, Biloxi, Miss.; Robert Beecher, Lake City, Pa.; David Clark, Port Orchard, Wash.; and William Patterson, Des Moines, Iowa; one brother, Rev. David R. Beecher, North Augusta, S.C., and sixteen grand-children.

Friends may call at the Dusckas-Bailey Funeral Home, 2607 Buffalo Rd., today and Monday, from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m., where services will be conducted Tuesday, at 11 a.m., by Rev. David Beecher.

Interment will be in North East Cemetery.

Calvin married Mary Elizabeth Wolf, daughter of Elmer Thomas Wolf and Martha Irene Daniels, on 12 Jan 1935 in Westfield, Chautauqua, NY, USA.1 (Mary Elizabeth Wolf was born on 24 May 1915 in Ripley, Chautauqua, NY,1 12 13 14 15 died on 10 Sep 2004 in Humboldt, Yavapai County, AZ 12 13 14 15 and was buried in Girard: Girard Cemetery, Erie, PA 15.)

Calvin next married Elsie M. Clark, daughter of Earl Erwin Clark and Joanna Josephine Weed, on 8 Aug 1950 in Erie, Erie, PA.2 (Elsie M. Clark was born on 9 Jun 1923 in North East, Erie, PA,2 16 died on 5 May 1971 in Erie, Erie, PA 16 and was buried in North East: North East Cemetery, Erie, PA, USA 16.)


1 FamilySearch.org, New York, County Marriages, 1908-1935, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKJM-PF4S 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.

2 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VF73-HJF Calvin M. Jr. Beecher and Elsie M. Patterson, 08 Aug 1950; citing Erie, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States, 318; FHL microfilm 2260659.

3 1920 United States Census, Year: 1920; Census Place: Erie Ward 2, Erie, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1565; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 80; Image: 373.

4 U.S. Social Security Death Index, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JYSK-753 null, Jun 1975; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

5 Erie Times-News (Erie, Erie, Pennsylvania.), 8 Jun 1975, page 4-C. Obituary of Calvin Beecher.

6 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/138856529.

7 "Rieman Funeral Home (Biloxi, MS)," https://www.riemannfamily.com/obituaries/Roderick-Beecher.

8 Ancestry.com, U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947 (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), Calvin Milton Beecher Jr. b. 23 Aug 1910 York PA.

9 1930 United States Census, Year: 1930; Census Place: Erie, Erie, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2036; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 0038; Image: 8.0; FHL microfilm: 2341770.

10 1940 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KQWW-GWY Calvin M Beecher, Ward 5, Erie City, Erie City, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 68-78A, sheet 6B, family 128.

11 "1950 United States Census," https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6XBB-7ZRH Calvin Beecher Erie PA.

12 Social Security Death Index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V3R2-23V Mary E Beecher, 10 September 2004; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File.

13 Erie Times-News (Erie, Erie, Pennsylvania.), 21 Oct 2004, obituary of Mary E. (Wolf) Beecher.

14 Ancestry.com, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.), SSN 160389702 Mary Elizabeth Wolf Beecher, b. 24 May 1915, .d. 10 Sep 2004, father Elmer T. Wolf, mother Martha I. Daniels.

15 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/9683899.

16 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/138856437.

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