Peter Beecher Sr.
(Abt 1790-Aft 1850)
Catherine Cashman
(Abt 1792-1855)
John George Swigert
(1788-1862)
Mary Shugart
(1791-1828)
Jonathan Cashman Beecher
(1818-1895)
Catharine Swigert
(1820-1886)
Mary Jane Beecher
(1847-1939)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Dr. Charles Harrison Gibson

Mary Jane Beecher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

  • Born: 28 Apr 1847, Carlisle, Cumberland, PA 1 3 5 8
  • Marriage (1): Dr. Charles Harrison Gibson on 28 Jun 1877 in Monroe Twp., Cumberland, PA 1
  • Died: 22 Aug 1939, Dunmore, Lackawanna, PA at age 92 1 5 9 10
  • Buried: 24 Aug 1939, Mechanicsburg: Mechanicsburg Cemetery, Cumberland, PA 5 9 10

   Another name for Mary was Jennie Beecher.1

   FamilySearch ID: KFB3-1HL.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1850 in Frankford Twp., Cumberland, PA. 3 Jonathan Beecher, manufacturer, 31, was living with wife Catharine, 28; George F., 7; and Mary J., 3. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

2. Census in 1860 in North Middleton Twp., Cumberland, PA. 11 J. C. Beecher [handwriting could be Bucher] was a tavern keeper, age 41, living with Catharine, 39; Grorge [George], 16, barkeeper; Mary, 12; and daughter Hirametta, 9. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. His real estate was worth $1,200. The post office was Carlisle, PA. The next name is George Swigert, occupation "gentleman", 71, who is Catherine's father, followed by his son William F. Swigert, 57, farmer, and his family: Eve, 40; son Samuel, 19; Henry, 14; Augustus, 10; and Catharine, 8.

3. Census in 1870 in North Middleton Twp., Cumberland, PA. 12 J. C. Bucher [might be Beecher], occupation "keeping hotel", age 52, was living with wife Catharine, 49; George T., tinner, 26; Mary J., 23; and daughter Hymate [?], 19. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.
J. C.'s real estate was worth $5,000, his possessions $300. The post office was Blosserville, PA.

4. Newspaper: Marriage Notice in the American Volunteer, 5 Jul 1877, Carlisle, Cumberland, PA. Gibson - Beecher by the Rev. Dr. C.P. Wing, on the 28th ult [June 28, 1877] at the residence of the bride's father, Charles H. Gibson, M.D., of Monroe, Cumberland Co., Pa., to Jennie Beecher, of North Middleton, same county.

5. Census in 1880 in Monroe Twp., Cumberland, PA. 13 The 1880 census recorded C. H. Gibson, 30, living with wife Jennie M., 27; son Rob B., 2; and Venice C., 6 months old born in Oct 1879, Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

6. Cause of Death: geneal sanile artero-sclerosis with mental deterioration, hypstatic pneumonia, exhaustion, 22 Aug 1939, Dunmore, Lackawanna, PA. 5

7. Residence: 1624 Monroe Ave., Dunmore, Pa. On 22 Aug 1939 in Dunmore, Lackawanna, PA. 5

8. Obituary: Harrisburg Telegraph: obituary of Mrs. Mary Jane Beecher Gibson on 23 Aug 1939 in Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 10 Death Takes Mrs. Gibson
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Funeral Services For Former Resident Set For Tomorrow Morning
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Was In 94th Year
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Mechanicsburg, Aug. 23 -- Funeral services will be held in the Myers Funeral Home tomorrow morning at 10:30 for Mrs. Mary Jane Beecher Gibson who died yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. C. Hubler, Scranton. She was 93.
Mrs. Gibson was a resident here many years. She leaves in addition to her daughter, a son, Roy Gibson, here. The Rev. Fred E. Christian, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, is to officiate. Burial in Mechanicsburg Cemetery.

9. Evidence: Writings from the website of Marcia Sandmeyer Wilson, 2004. 1 My great grandmother Mary Jane Beecher was born 1847 in Carlisle, Pa. Her name sounds English but I believe it was originally Bucher, from Germany. She lived to be 92 years old and I have a memory of her in a bedroom of my grandparents' house lying in bed, all in white. We had to put a chair at the top of the stairs so she would not fall down in the night.

Since I made this web page I was astonished (and delighted) to hear of a painting by my great grandmother, Mary Jane Beecher Gibson. A woman in Berea, Ohio emailed me a photo of the painting, which was in her house when they bought it. It is signed and dated on the back: "Mary Jane Beecher Gibson, Mechanicsburg, Pa, 1903". This is the year my grandmother got married. I wonder if it was a wedding present, gone astray. It would be just like my grandmother to give away a painting by her mother, since by all accounts, they did not get along. My grandmother had a best friend who was a minister's wife. I wonder if she lived in Ohio...


Mary married Dr. Charles Harrison Gibson, son of Robert Callender Gibson and Mary M. Saxton, on 28 Jun 1877 in Monroe Twp., Cumberland, PA.1 (Dr. Charles Harrison Gibson was born on 10 Jan 1847 in Gibsons Rock, Perry, PA, died on 19 Nov 1897 in Hagerstown, Washington, MD and was buried in Upper Allen Twp.: Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Cumberland, PA.)


Sources


1 Research of Marcia S. Wilson, great grandaughter of Mary Jane Beecher Gibson (http://marciasandmeyerwilson.com and emails from Macia S. Wilson).

2 Records of Sharon Nickol Swope (http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=nickol).

3 1850 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Frankford Township, Series: M432 Roll: 772 Page: 82.

4 Shull, William F., The Lineage of Christian Kersheman 1774-1893 (1893. Original copy in possession of Arthur Weaner, 145 Weaner Rd, Gettysburg PA 17325-8118.).

5 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates. Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 73210. Mary J. B. Gibson. Father Johnathan Beecher. Mother Catherine Swigert. Spouse Dr. Chas. Gibson.

6 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates. Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 86226. Roy Gibson. Father Charles Gibson. Mother Mary Jane Beecher. Spouse Mary E. Gibson.

7 Harrisburg Telegraph (Harrisburg, PA), Aug 1939, page 5. Obituary of Mrs. Mary Jane Beecher Gibson.

8 1900 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M3S9-FP7 Mary J Gibson in household of G. B. C. Sturm, Carlisle borough Ward 1, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet , family 30.

9 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=79152112.

10 Harrisburg Telegraph (Harrisburg, PA), 23 Aug 1939, page 5. Obituary of Mrs. Mary Jane Beecher Gibson.

11 1860 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, North Middleton Township, Series: M653 Roll: 1102 Page: 587.

12 1870 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, North Middleton Township, Series: M593 Roll: 1332 Page: 237.

13 1880 United States Census, Year: 1880; Census Place: Monroe, Cumberland, Pennsylvania. ED : 070; Description: Monroe Township. Page 12.



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