William Morris Rambo
Amy May Whitman
Beatrice Elizabeth Rambo


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1. Henry Ward Beecher Sr.

Beatrice Elizabeth Rambo 1 2 3 4

  • Born: 24 Mar 1897, Kingston, Luzerne, PA 2
  • Marriage (1): Henry Ward Beecher Sr. on 2 Aug 1922 in Media, Delaware, PA
  • Died: 3 Apr 1977, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA at age 80 2 4
  • Buried: 5 Apr 1977, Drexel Hill: Arlington Cemetery, Delaware, PA 2 4

   Another name for Beatrice was Betty Rambo.2

   FamilySearch ID: L6VS-XKB.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Newspaper: Scranton Republican: Montrose: Mrs. Henry W. Beecher, of Philadelphia, has been a guest this week of her sister, Mrs. Fred N. Felker, at her home on Union street., 9 Feb 1929, Scranton, Lackawanna, PA. 5

2. Census in 1930 in Upper Darby, Delaware, PA. 6 The 1930 census recorded renting at 1225 Harding Drive: Henry W. Beecher, ice dealer, 36, living with wife Elizabeth, 27. Also in their home: Phyllis Dupille, ward, 3; cousin Harry Hackman, 33, ice dealer, single; and boarder Norris Price, mailman, 36, married.

3. Census in 1940 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 7 The 1940 census recorded renting a home at 217 Millcek Street in Philadelphia: Henry W. Beecher, church sexton, 46, living with wife Beatrice, 43; Virginia, 7; and Henry W., 4.

4. Census in 1950 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 8 The 1950 census recorded at 6150 Chancellor Street: Henry Ward Beecher Sr., salesman for coal & oil company, 56, living with wife Beatrice, 53; daughter Beatrice V., credit department in retail store, 17, and son Henry Ward Jr., 14. Also in the home is father-in-law William Rambo, widowed, unemployed baker at baking company, 75. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

5. Obituary: Philadelphia Inquirer: obituary of Beatrice E. Beecher on 5 Apr 1977 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 4 BEECHER
On April 3, 1977, BEATRICE E. (nee Rambo), age 80, wife of the late H. Ward Beecher, Sr., of 1779 S. Avondale St., Phila., mother of Mrs. B. Virginia Pilling and Mr. Henry W. Beecher, Jr.; also survived by 7 grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to service Tues., 2 P.M. at the SPENCER T. VIDEON FUNERAL HOME, Garret Rd. at Shadeland Ave., Drexel Hill where friends may call one hour prior to service. Int. Arlington Cem.

6. Residence: 1779 S. Avondale St., Philadelphia, PA on 5 Apr 1977 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 4

Beatrice married Henry Ward Beecher Sr., son of Daniel Levi Beecher and Laura E. Zinn, on 2 Aug 1922 in Media, Delaware, PA. (Henry Ward Beecher Sr. was born on 8 Jul 1893 in York, York, PA,1 9 10 11 12 died on 21 Aug 1973 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 1 9 11 and was buried in Drexel Hill: Arlington Cemetery, Delaware, PA 9.)


1 Research Papers of Hank Beecher.

2 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26761020.

3 Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home (Montrose, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania.), Obituary of Henry W Beecher http://www.danielreganfuneralhome.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=2392755&fh_id=12390.

4 Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, PA), 5 Apr 1977, page 31.

5 The Scranton Republican (Scranton, Lackawana, Pennsylvania), 9 Feb 1929.

6 1930 United States Census, Year: 1930; Census Place: Upper Darby, Delaware, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2034; Page: 30A; Enumeration District: 161; Image: 269.0; FHL microfilm: 2341768.

7 1940 United States Census, Year: 1940; Census Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Roll: T627_3748; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 51-1960.

8 "1950 United States Census," https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6XBG-6SFC Henry Ward Beecher Sr Philadelphia PA.

9 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26760983.

10 United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K6K6-TG4 Henry Ward Beecher, 1917-1918.

11 U.S. Social Security Death Index, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JY7M-DNR Henry Beecher, Aug 1973; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

12 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:HFCC-MMZM Henry Ward Beecher b. 8 Jul 1893 father Daniel L Beecher mother Laura.

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