Peter Beecher Jr.
Catharine Altland
Thompson Walker
Elmira Agnes Turner
Jesse Franklin Beecher
Flora Walker
Oscar R. Beecher


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Oscar R. Beecher 1 2

  • Born: 8 Oct 1890, Frankford Twp., Cumberland, PA 2 3
  • Died: 25 Sep 1918, Cape May, Cape May, NJ at age 27 2 4
  • Buried: Carlisle: Salem Stone Church Cemetery, Cumberland, PA 2

   Another name for Oscar was Jesse Oscar Beecher.3

   FamilySearch ID: L4SB-LVD.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1900 in Frankford Twp., Cumberland, PA. 3 Jesse Beecher, 35, born Jul 1864, was married for 14 years to wife Flora, 36, born Feb 1864. She had given birth to 7 children, 4 still living in 1900: John A., 12, Aug 1887; Jesse O., 9, Oct 1890; Tom, 8, Apr 1892; and Henry, 1, Mar 1899. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania. Jesse owned his home.

2. Census in 1910 in Frankford Twp., Cumberland, PA. 5 The 1910 Census recorded Jesse F. Beecher, 45, living with wife Flora, 46; son Oscar R., 19; Thompson W., 17; Henry W., 11; and daughter Carrie E., 8. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

3. Book: Officers and enlisted men of the United States Navy who lost their lives during the World War, 1918. 6
BEECHER, OSCAR R., seaman, second class, United States Naval Reserve Force. Enlisted: Williamsport, Pa., May 22, 1918. Died: Naval hospital, Cape May, N. J., September 25, 1918. Cause: Influenza. Next of kin: Mother, Flora W. Beecher, R. F. D. 3, Newville, Pa.

4. Military on 22 May 1918 in Williamsport, Lycoming, PA: Enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve Force. 6

5. Military on 25 Sep 1918 in Cape May, Cape May, NJ: World War I: On his tombstone: "Co. 12, U.S.N.R.F., Wissahickon Barracks, Cape May, NJ".

6. Newspaper: Harrisburg Telegraph: Dies From Influenza, 28 Sep 1918, Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 7 Carlisle, Pa., Sept. 28. -- Oscar Beecher, formerly of Lower Frankford township, later in the United States Naval Reserves is the first county man to fall a victim to Spanish influenza. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Beecher have received notice of his death on Thursday. Funeral services were held from the home of his parents this morning.

7. Newspaper: Harrisburg Telegraph: Carlisle Brothers Die From Spanish Influenza, 10 Oct 1918, Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 4 Carlisle, Pa., Oct 10. -- Coming home to attend the funeral services of his brother, a victim of the influenza, John Beecher, of the United States Merhant Marine, contracted the disease and died late Tuesday, according to informaiton just reaching his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Beecher, of Frankford township. His death occured just sixteen days after that of his brother, who was in the United States Naval Reserves.


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3 1900 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Frankford Township, Series: T623 Roll: 1400 Page: 177.

4 Harrisburg Telegraph (Harrisburg, PA), 10 Oct 1918, page 2. Carlisle Brothers Die From Spanish Influenza.

5 1910 United States Census, Jesse F Beecher, 1910.

6 United States. Bureau of Naval Personnel, Officers and enlisted men of the United States Navy who lost their lives during the World War (Washington, D.C. Govt. Printing Office. 1920. Online at, Page 104. Beecher, Oscar R.

7 Harrisburg Telegraph (Harrisburg, PA), 28 Sep 1918, page 7.

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