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)
Martha French Beecher
(1878-1944)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Elmer George Alberts

Martha French Beecher 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 6 May 1878, Allegheny City, Allegheny, PA 2 6
  • Marriage (1): Elmer George Alberts on 24 Aug 1901 in , Allegheny, PA 1
  • Died: 13 Jan 1944, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA at age 65 3 5
  • Buried: 17 Jan 1944, Pittsburgh: South Side Cemetery, Allegheny, PA 3 5

   Another name for Martha was Mattey French Beecher.7

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1880 in Allegheny City, Allegheny, PA. 2 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.

2. Census in 1900 in Allegheny City, Allegheny, PA. 8 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.

3. Residence: 1022 St. Martin Street, Pittsburgh, PA on 12 Sep 1918 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 9

4. Residence: 1022 St. Martin Street, Pittsburgh, PA on 27 Apr 1942 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 10

5. Cause of Death: coronary occlusion, 13 Jan 1944, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 3

6. Occupation: pastry cook at Seven Seas Restaurant on 13 Jan 1944 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 3

7. Residence: 1022 Saint Martin Street, Pittsburgh, Pa. On 13 Jan 1944 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 3


Martha married Elmer George Alberts on 24 Aug 1901 in , Allegheny, PA.1 (Elmer George Alberts was born on 12 Aug 1881 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA,6 9 10 11 died on 30 Oct 1951 in South Fayette Township, Allegheny, PA 11 12 and was buried on 3 Nov 1951 in Pittsburgh: South Side Cemetery, Allegheny, PA 11 12.)


Sources


1 <i>Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1709-1940</i> (FamilySearch.org), https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V2DR-RNQ Elmer Alberts and Martha F. Beecher, 1901.

2 1880 United States Census, Family History Library Film 1255088, National Archives Film Number T9-1088, Page 79B.

3 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 8660. Martha F. Alberts. Father Harvey Beecher. Mother Francis Owston.

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

5 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=133440080.

6 FamilySearch.org, <i>Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VFWX-8W8 Elmer Alberts and Martha F. Beecher, 24 Aug 1901; citing , Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States; FHL microfilm 878598.

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

8 <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.

9 <i>United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K6KK-43Q Elmer George Alberts, 1917-1918; citing Pittsburgh City no 14, Pennsylvania, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509.

10 FamilySearch.org, <i>United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VQFC-31M Elmer George Alberts, 1942; citing ARC identifier 563728, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C; FHL microfilm 2243594.

11 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 83167. Elmer Alberts. Father Christ Alberts. Mother Henrietta Winters.

12 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=133440424.



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