John Beecher
(Abt 1811-1855)
Lydia Leeper
(1817-1850)
Edward Long
Mary Ann Beacaw
Cornelius Christian Beecher
(1845-1920)
Emma Margaret Long
(1847-1897)
Mary Ann Beecher
(1867-1954)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Frank Powers Pittenturf

Mary Ann Beecher 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

  • Born: 19 Mar 1867, Mummasburg, Adams, PA 2 4 9 10
  • Marriage (1): Frank Powers Pittenturf on 25 Dec 1884 in Gettysburg, Adams, PA 1
  • Died: 3 Jul 1954, Gettysburg, Adams, PA at age 87 4 9 10
  • Buried: 8 Jul 1954, Gettysburg: Evergreen Cemetery, Adams, PA 4 9 10

   Another name for Mary was Maizie Beecher.11 12 13

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1870 in Cumberland Twp., Adams, PA. 2 The 1870 census recorded Corneille Beecher [index mistake], farmer, 26, living with wife Emma, 23; daughter Mary Ann, 3; and Sarah E. 1 year; and Lizzie R., 2 months old, born in April. Also in the home was Lydia Cashman, 50; and David Beecher, farmer, 33. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. The post office was Gettysburg.

2. Census in 1880 in Cumberland Twp., Adams, PA. 14 Carnelius Beecher, 37, farm laborer, was living with wife Emma, 33; Mary, 13: Ella, 11; Lizzie, 9; Nettie, 7; and Minnie, 1. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

3. Residence: on 25 Dec 1884 in Greenmount, Adams, PA, USA. 7

4. Newspaper: Gettysburg Times: Marriages: Pittenturf-Beecher. Dec. 25 By Rev. D. W. Sollenberger, Frank P. Pittenturf, of Gettysburg, to Miss Mary Ann Beecher, of Green Mount., 8 Jan 1885, Gettysburg, Adams, PA. 7

5. Census in 1900 in Gettysburg, Adams, PA. 11 The 1900 census recorded at 197 High Street: Powers Pittertorff, day laborer, 38, born Dec 1861, living with wife Maisie, 33, Jun 1866; James, day laborer, 17, Jan 1883; Free, 14, Jan 1886; Roy, 12, Jan 1888; Harry, 2, Dec 1897 and Huber, 2, Dec 1897. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

6. Census in 1910 in Gettysburg, Adams, PA. 15 The 1910 census recorded Frank P. Pittenturf, granite cutter in granite works, 48, living with wife Mary A., 43; Roy A., day laborer, 22; Huber C., 13; Harry D., 13; Nellie E., 6; Edward, 2; and Frank P., 0. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania except Frank Sr. in Maryland, but his parents were Pennsylvania.

7. Residence: on 7 Feb 1920 in Gettysburg, Adams, PA. 16

8. Newspaper: Gettysburg Times: "Mrs. Powers Pittenturf has returned to her home on West High street after spending some time with friends in Washington, D.C. Miss Nellie Pittenturf is spending some time at her home on West High street.", 29 Oct 1920, Gettysburg, Adams, PA. 17

9. Newspaper: Gettysburg Times: "Mrs. Harry Beecher, Detroit, Michigan, has returned to her home after spending some time with her sister-in-law, Mrs. Powers Pittenturf, West High street.", 2 Jun 1926, Gettysburg, Adams, PA. 18

10. Census in 1930 in Gettysburg, Adams, PA. 19 The 1930 census recorded renting at 388 West High Street: Mary A. Pittenturf, widowed, 63, living with her daughter, Georgie V., 18. Next door is her son Roy A., 42, and wife Mary E., 36. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

11. Newspaper: Gettysburg Times: "Mrs. Powers Pittenturf and Mr. And Mrs. Louis Brady and daughter, Ann, West High street, spent Sunday in Washington, D. C., with Mrs. J. B. MacMurray.", 14 Mar 1938, Gettysburg, Adams, PA. 20

12. Residence: West High St., Gettysburg, PA on 2 Nov 1942 in Gettysburg, Adams, PA. 21

13. She received medical attention for Fractured hip when slipped on floor on 12 Jun 1950 in Gettysburg, Adams, PA. 4

14. Newspaper: Gettysburg Times: Pittenturfs visitng Maryland to see Mrs. J. B. MacMurray leaving soon for Florida, 8 Nov 1950, Gettysburg, Adams, PA. 22 Mr. and Mrs. Harry Pittenturf and daughter, Mrs. James Smith, or Marietta; Mrs. Powers Pittenturf, and Miss Georgia Brady, Baltimore street, spent Sunday in Silver Springs, with Mrs. Pittenturf's daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. MacMurray, who are leaving soon for Florida to spend the winter.

15. Cause of Death: Mary died at Annie M. Warner Hospital from coronary sclerosis with occlusion, due to fractured hip, diabetes, l. Renal colculier, 3 Jul 1954, Gettysburg, Adams, PA. 4

16. Residence: 39 Baltimore St., Gettysburg, PA on 3 Jul 1954 in Gettysburg, Adams, PA. 4 10

17. Obituary: Gettysburg Times: obituary of Mrs. Mary Pittenturf on 5 Jul 1954 in Gettysburg, Adams, PA. 10 Mrs. Mary Pittenturf, 87, 39 Baltimore St., died Saturday night at 9:35 o'clock at the Warner Hosptial. She had fractured her hip in a fall three weeks ago and had been at the hospital since that time.
A native of Adams County, she was born at Mummasburg March 19, 1867, a daughter of Cornelius and Emma (Long) Beecher. Her husband, the late Frank Powers Pittenturf, died some time ago.
Survivng are eight children, James, Gettysburg R. 3; Free, Lewisburg; Ray, Gettysburg R. 1; Harry, Marietta; Hubert and Edward, Gettysburg; Mrs. J. B. MacMurray, Coral Gables, Fla.; and Mrs. Georgie Brady, Gettysburg.
Also surviving are 23 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, two great, great-grandchildren and a brother, George Beecher, Benton, Ark.
She was a member of the Gettysburg Methodist Church.
Funeral services Thursday morning at 10 o'clock from the Peters Funeral Home, Carlisle st., with her pastor, the Rev. Victor K. Meredith Jr., officiating. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday evening at the funeral home.


Mary married Frank Powers Pittenturf, son of Daniel Free Pittenturf and Cynthia Powers, on 25 Dec 1884 in Gettysburg, Adams, PA.1 (Frank Powers Pittenturf was born on 2 Mar 1862 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD 23 24, christened on 6 Feb 1863 in Baltimore: English Evangelical Lutheran Church, Baltimore, MD,24 died on 13 Dec 1929 in Gettysburg, Adams, PA 6 23 and was buried on 16 Dec 1929 in Gettysburg: Evergreen Cemetery, Adams, PA 6 23.)


Sources


1 The Adams Sentinel (Gettysburg, PA), Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania, Jan 6 1885 - from Adams Co. card file.

2 <i>1870 United States Census</i>, (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MZLM-RRL Corneille Beecher, Pennsylvania, United States; citing p. 13, family 75, NARA microfilm publication M593, FHL microfilm 552788.

3 <i>Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, PA)</i>, 23 Aug 1988, page 9, "Cynthia Pittenturf was the forgotten sister" http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=LhgmAAAAIBAJ&sjid=H_0FAAAAIBAJ&pg=5935%2C9339380.

4 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 54959. Mary A. Pittenturf. Father Cornelius Beecher. Mother Emma Leno.

5 <i>Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, PA)</i>, 21 May 1962, page 1. Huber Pittenturf Dies At Hospital.

6 <i>Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, PA)</i>, 14 Dec 1929, page 1. Obituary of Frank Powers Pittenturf.

7 <i>Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, PA)</i>, 8 Jan 1885. Marriage of Pittenturf-Beecher.

8 <i>Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, PA)</i>, 1 Apr 1963 page 1. Obituary of Edward Pittenturf.

9 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=23164703.

10 <i>Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, PA)</i>, 5 Jul 1954, page 1. Obituary of Mrs. Mary Pittenturf.

11 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MS1Z-53K Powers Pittertorff, Gettysburg borough Ward 3, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet 9A, family 202, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1241354.

12 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 040568-61, James Melvin Pittenturf. Father Powers Pittenturf. Mother Mazie Beecher. Spouse Celestia Smith.

13 <i>Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, PA)</i>, 15 May 1961. Obituary of James Melvin Pittenturf.

14 1880 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Cumberland Township, Family History Library Film 1255085, NA Film Number T9-1085, Page Number 158A.

15 <i>1910 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MGD9-FC5 Frank P Pittenturf, Gettysburg Ward 3, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 13, sheet 7B, family 162.

16 <i>Gettysburg Compiler</i> (Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania.), 7 Feb 1920, page 1. Obituary of Cornelius Beecher.

17 <i>Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, PA)</i>, 29 Oct 1920, page 2.

18 <i>Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, PA)</i>, 2 Jun 1926, page 2.

19 <i>1930 United States Census</i>, Year: 1930; Census Place: Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1959; Page: 17B; Enumeration District: 0016; Image: 358.0; FHL microfilm: 2341693.

20 <i>Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, PA)</i>, 14 Mar 1938, page 2.

21 <i>Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, PA)</i>, 2 Nov 1942, page 4. Obituary of Mrs. John Adams.

22 <i>Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, PA)</i>, 8 Nov 1950, page 4.

23 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=23164686.

24 <i>Maryland, Births and Christenings, 1650-1995</i> (www.FamilySearch.org), https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F4ZF-Z7P Frank Powers Pittendorff, 08 Mar 1862; citing Maryland; FHL microfilm 13699.



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