John Beecher
(Abt 1811-1855)
Lydia Leeper
(1817-1850)
Edward Long
Mary Ann Beacaw
Cornelius Christian Beecher
(1845-1920)
Emma Margaret Long
(1847-1897)
Elizabeth Rebecca Beecher
(1870-1930)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. John Leander Bowers

Elizabeth Rebecca Beecher 1 3

  • Born: 1 Jun 1870, Cumberland Twp., Adams, PA 3 4 5 6
  • Marriage (1): John Leander Bowers on 28 Feb 1893 in Mount Joy Twp., Adams, PA 1 2
  • Died: 14 Oct 1930, Gettysburg, Adams, PA at age 60 3 6
  • Buried: 17 Oct 1930, Gettysburg: Evergreen Cemetery, Adams, PA 3 6

   Another name for Elizabeth was Lizzie R. Beecher.4 5 6 7

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1870 in Cumberland Twp., Adams, PA. 5 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. 4 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. Census in 1900 in Cumberland Twp., Adams, PA. 8 The 1900 census recorded John L. Bowers [index as Rowers online], farmer, 33, born Jun 1866 in Maryland, married for 7 years to wife Lizzie R., 29, Jun 1870, Pennsylvania. Living with them are children born in Pennsylvania: Herbert, 11, Dec 1888; Edna B., 8, Jun 1891; Margaret D., 4, Jun 1896; and Bessie A., 6 months, Nov 1899. John's parent's were born in Maryland, and Lizzie's in Pennsylvania.

4. Census in 1910 in Gettysburg, Adams, PA. 9 The 1910 census recorded John L. Bowers, 43, born in Maryland, living with his family born in Pennsylvania: wife Lizzie R., 39; son Herbert G., 21; and daughters Margaret G., 14; Bessie A., 10; and Dorothy L, 1.

5. Residence: on 7 Feb 1920 in Gettysburg, Adams, PA. 10

6. Cause of Death: chronic myocarditis, arteriosclerosis, diabetes, 14 Oct 1930, Gettysburg, Adams, PA. 3

7. Residence: 27 N. Stratton St., Gettysburg, Pa. On 14 Oct 1930 in Gettysburg, Adams, PA. 3

8. Newspaper: Gettysburg Times: "50 Years Ago: Marriages: Bowers-Beecher - Feb. 28 At Mountjoy parsonage by the Rev. H. M. Heilman, John L. Bowers to Miss Elizabeth R. Beecher, both of Cumberland township.", 9 Mar 1943, Gettysburg, Adams, PA. 2


Elizabeth married John Leander Bowers, son of Charles T. Bowers and Elizabeth Sowers, on 28 Feb 1893 in Mount Joy Twp., Adams, PA.1 2 (John Leander Bowers was born on 5 Jun 1866 in , Carroll, MD,1 6 7 died on 11 May 1939 in Gettysburg, Adams, PA 6 7 and was buried on 14 May 1939 in Gettysburg: Evergreen Cemetery, Adams, PA 6 7.)


Sources


1 FamilySearch.org, <i>Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KMZV-C1C John L Bowers and Elizabeth R Beecher, 1893.

2 <i>Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, PA)</i>, 9 Mar 1943, page 4.

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 92629. Lizzie Rebecca Bowers. Father Cornelius Beecher. Mother Emma Long.

4 1880 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Cumberland Township, Family History Library Film 1255085, NA Film Number T9-1085, Page Number 158A.

5 <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.

6 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=37665253.

7 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 44804. John Leander Bowers. Father Charles T. Bowers. Mother Elizabeth Sowers.

8 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, Year: 1900; Census Place: Cumberland, Adams, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1354; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 0009; FHL microfilm: 1241354.

9 <i>1910 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MGD9-D3Z John L Bowers, Gettysburg Ward 2, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 12, sheet 3A, family 72, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1375305.

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



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