William Beecher
(1816-1897)
Isabella Alexander
(Abt 1818-1894)
John Gillon Owston
(1826-1901)
Martha Newton French
(1831-1860)
John Harvey Beecher
(1853-1914)
Frances Jenett Owston
(1852-1943)
Frank Alexander Beecher
(1873-1952)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Stella Alberta Miller

2. Rose L. Hooper

Frank Alexander Beecher 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

  • Born: 28 Jul 1873, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA 1 4 5 8 11 12
  • Marriage (1): Stella Alberta Miller on 22 Dec 1894 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA 1
  • Marriage (2): Rose L. Hooper in 1901 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA 2
  • Died: 2 Nov 1952, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA at age 79 5 9 12 13
  • Buried: 5 Nov 1952, Pittsburgh: United Cemetery, Allegheny, PA 5 9 12

   Another name for Frank was Francis Alexander Beecher.11 12 14

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Occupation: craneman, B&O Railroad on 28 Jul 1873 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 5

2. Census in 1880 in Allegheny City, Allegheny, PA. 11 William Beecher, 51, was living with wife Isabella, 50; grandson Francis, 7; granddaughter Martha, 4; granddaughter Laura Campbell, 9; and daughter-in-law Fannie Beecher, 24, whose father was born in in England and mother in Pennsylvania. Everyone else and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

3. Occupation: machinist on 22 Dec 1894 in Allegheny City, Allegheny, PA. 1

4. Residence: Ohio Street, Allgeheny City, Pa. On 22 Dec 1894 in Allegheny City, Allegheny, PA. 1

5. Census in 1900 in Allegheny City, Allegheny, PA. 15 The 1900 census recorded renting a home at 409 Allegheny Avenue: Fannie Beecher, widowed, 48, born Jul 1852, living with her son, Frank, widowed, no occupation, age 28, Aug 1872; and daughter, Martha, 24, Mar 1876, single. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania. The census records that Fannie had given birth to 2 children and both were alive in 1900.

6. Census in 1910 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 2 The 1910 census recorded renting at 488 Sterling Street: Frank Bucher (indexed wrong, poor handwriting), brakeman, 36, living with wife Rosie, 31. They were married for 9 years and she had birthed 0 children by 1910. Frank and his parents were born in Pennsylvania. Rosie and her parents were born in Germany. She immigrated in 1883.

7. Occupation: railroad brakeman, Monongahela Connecting Railroad Company on 12 Sep 1917 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 8

8. Residence: 1030 Ireland Street, Pittsburgh, PA on 12 Sep 1917 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 8

9. Census in 1920 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 16 The 1920 census recorded renting at 1030 Freeland Street: Frank A. Bucher (indexed wrong, poor handwriting), railroad machinist, 47, living with wife Rose, 41. Frank and his parents were born in Pennsylvania. Rose and her parents were born in Germany. She immigrated in 1880.

10. Census in 1930 in Mount Oliver, Allegheny, PA. 17 The 1930 census recorded renting at 113 Arlington Avenue: Frank Beecher, laborer for steam railroad, 56, living with wife Rose, 51. He and his parents were born in Pennsylvania. She and her parents were born in Germany, and she immigrated in 1880.

11. Residence: 113 Arlington Ave., Mount Oliver, Pa. On 27 Feb 1937 in Mount Oliver, Allegheny, PA. 18

12. Census in 1940 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 19 The 1940 census recorded renting a home at 11 Beltzhoover Avenue: Viola Hallam, bookkeeper in fire insurance company, 34, living with daughter Garnet, stenographer for general insurance company, 21; son Frank, repairman for vacuum sweeper company, 18; daughter Betty, 16; and Viola's father Frank, crane man for steam rail road, widowed, 63, and grandmother Francis Smith, widowed, 86. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania and lived in the same place in 1935.

13. Cause of Death: chronic myocarditis, 2 Nov 1952, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 5

14. Residence: 435 Chalfont St., Pittsburgh, PA on 2 Nov 1952 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 5

15. Obituary: Pittsburgh Press: obituary of Frank A. Beecher on 4 Nov 1952 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 9 BEECHER Of 435 Chalfont St., Beltzhoover, on Sunday. Nov. 2. 1952, Frank A. (Slim), in his 80th year, husband of the late Rose Hooper Beecher: father of Mrs. Viola Hallam: also survived by 4 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Friends received at the Funeral Home of John D. Schaub Sons. 425 Brownsville Rd., Mt. Oliver. Services on Wednesday at 1 p. m. Interment In United Cemetery.


Frank married Stella Alberta Miller on 22 Dec 1894 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA.1 (Stella Alberta Miller was born on 29 Jul 1876 in Reserve Township, Allegheny, PA, USA,1 died on 25 Sep 1898 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA 20 21 and was buried on 28 Sep 1898 in McKeesport: McKeesport and Versailles Cemetery, Allegheny, PA 20 21.)


Frank next married Rose L. Hooper, daughter of Martin Hooper and Anna, in 1901 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA.2 (Rose L. Hooper was born on 11 Jul 1878 in , , , DEU,2 18 22 died on 27 Feb 1937 in Mount Oliver, Allegheny, PA 10 18 22 and was buried on 2 Mar 1937 in Pittsburgh: United Cemetery, Allegheny, PA 10 18 22.)


Sources


1 FamilySearch.org, <i>Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VFWK-VD1 Frank A. Beecher and Stella A. Beecher, 22 Dec 1894; citing , Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States; FHL microfilm 878592.

2 <i>1910 United States Census</i>, Year: 1910; Census Place: Pittsburgh Ward 16, Allegheny, Pennsylvania; Roll: T624_1304; Page: 31A; Enumeration District: 0494; FHL microfilm: 1375317.

3 <i>1910 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MGCB-885 Frank Bucher, Pittsburgh Ward 16, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 494, sheet 31A, family 610.

4 <i>United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K6KK-8GF Frank Alexander Beecher, 1917-1918; citing Pittsburgh City no 14, Pennsylvania, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509.

5 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966</i> (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1966. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 91585. Frank Beecher. Father Harry Beecher. Mother Frances Owston.

6 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966</i> (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1966. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 114874-63. Viola A. Hallam. Father Frank Beecher. Mother Stella Miller. Informant Frank W. Hallam.

7 <i>Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)</i>, 18 Dec 1943, page 20, obituary of Frances Beecher Smith.

8 <i>United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K6KK-8GF Frank Alexander Beecher, 1917-1918; citing Pittsburgh City no 14, Pennsylvania, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509.

9 <i>Pittsburgh Press (Pittsburgh, PA)</i>, 4 Nov 1952, page 27. Obituary of Frank A. Beecher.

10 <i>Pittsburgh Press (Pittsburgh, PA)</i>, 27 Feb 1937, page 15. Obituary of Rose Hooper Beecher.

11 1880 United States Census, Family History Library Film 1255088, National Archives Film Number T9-1088, Page 79B.

12 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=136774815.

13 Pennsylvania Department of Health, <i>Pennsylvania, Death Indices</i> (Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records, New Castle, PA, 16103. Online at http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/public_records/20686 .), Death Certificate 91585. Frank Beecher.

14 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania, Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993</i>, Will of Isabella Beecher, No. 184, Vol. 53, page 304. Allegheny County, PA.

15 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MS1D-5K5 Martha Beecher in household of Fannie Beecher, Precinct 1 Allegheny city Ward 5, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet 6B, family 77.

16 <i>1920 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFBQ-68H Frank A Bucher, Pittsburgh Ward 17, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States; citing ED 592, sheet 1B, line 80, family 18.

17 <i>1930 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCHL-CRN Frank Beecher, Mount Oliver, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0716, sheet 1A, family 6.

18 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966</i> (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1966. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 15177. Mrs. Rose L. Beecher. Father Martin Hooper. Mother Anna ____.

19 <i>1940 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KQZQ-DL9 Viola Hallam, Ward 18, Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh City, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 69-509, sheet 1A, family 7.

20 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=30722592.

21 <i>Pittsburgh Press (Pittsburgh, PA)</i>, 26 Sep 1898, page 9. Obituary of Mrs. Stella Alberta Beecher, wife of Frank Beecher.

22 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=136774968.



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