Peter Beecher Jr.
(1822-1873)
Catharine Altland
(1817-1891)
Thompson Walker
(1832-1913)
Elmira Agnes Turner
(1832-1913)
Jesse Franklin Beecher
(1864-1932)
Flora Walker
(1864-1942)
Thompson Walker Beecher
(1892-1988)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Anna Pearl Kiehl

Thompson Walker Beecher 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

  • Born: 21 Apr 1892, Newville, Cumberland, PA 3 4 5 13
  • Marriage (1): Anna Pearl Kiehl on 15 Mar 1913 in Carlisle, Cumberland, PA 1
  • Died: 7 Jul 1988, Sinnemahoning, Cameron, PA, USA at age 96 3 4
  • Buried: Sinnemahoning: Gilmore Cemetery, Cameron, PA, USA 5

   Another name for Thompson was Tom Beecher.13

   FamilySearch ID: L4SB-L5D.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1900 in Frankford Twp., Cumberland, PA. 13 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. 14 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. Occupation: teacher in 1913 in Kerrsville, Cumberland, PA. 1

4. Residence: 310 Larimer Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA on 1 Sep 1913 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 15

5. Census in 1920 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 16 The 1920 census recorded renting at 6617 Apple Avenue: Thompson Beecher, brakeman steam railroad, 28, living with wife Pearl, 23; Virginia, 6 and 3 months; Jesse, 4 and 8 months; Kenneth, 3 and 8 months; and Sarah Snyder, boarder, 79. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

6. Newspaper: News-Chronicle: Newville R. R. 3: Thompson Beecher of Pittsburg, spent a few days with his parents, Mr. And Mrs. Jesse Beecher. Mr. And Mrs. Ward Beecher of Carlisle, spent a short time on Saturday in the Beecher home., 8 Feb 1929, Shippensburg, Cumberland, PA. 17

7. Census in 1930 in North Braddock, Allegheny, PA. 18 The 1930 census recorded renting at 408 Stokes Avenue: Thompson W. Beecher, brakeman steam railroad, 37, living with Pearl, 34; Virginia, 16; Jesse, 14; and Kenneth, 13. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

8. Newspaper: News-Chronicle: "Thomas Beecher and family spent several days with Mr. Beecher's parents, Mr. And Mrs. Jesse Beecher.", 19 Jun 1931, Shippensburg, Cumberland, PA. 19

9. Residence: 408 Stokes Ave., Braddock, Pa. Was the address Thompson gave as the informant on his father Jesse's death certificate. On 20 Mar 1932 in Braddock, Allegheny, PA. 11 20

10. Census in 1940 in Swissvale, Allegheny, PA. 21 The 1940 census recorded owning the home at 2330 Braddock Avenue: Thompson W. Beecher, brakeman rail road, 45, living with wife Pearl K., 42; Jess, chemical engineer, 25; and Kenneth, 23. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. In 1935 they were living in North Braddock, PA.

11. Residence: 2330 Braddock Ave, Swissvale, PA on 4 Aug 1941 in Swissvale, Allegheny, PA. 6

12. He was described as 6' 180 lbs. Blue eyes brown hair ruddy complexion on 27 Apr 1942 in Lemoyne, Cumberland, PA. 22

13. Census in 1950 in Dormont, Allegheny, PA, USA. 23 The 1950 census recorded at 1316 Tennessee St: Thompson Beecher, railroad conductor, 57, living with wife Pearl, 54. They were born in Pennsylvania.

14. Residence: 1316 Tennessee Ave, Pittsburgh, PA on 20 Jan 1950 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 6

15. Newspaper: Pittsburgh Press: Couple Returns for Anniversary, 17 Mar 1963, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 10 Mr. and Mrs. Thompson Walker Beecher, now of Sinnemahoning, Pa., returned here to celebrate their golden wedding anniversary.
Before leaving this district, the Beechers were residents of Dormont.
(photo of Mr. and Mrs. Beecher)
Caption: Fifty golden years
A party for the couple was held in the home of a daughter, Mrs. Charles B. Francis Jr., of Upper St. Clair Twp.
The couple also has two sons, Jess S. Beecher of New York and Kenneth T. Beecher of Connellsville, and five granddaughters.

16. Residence: The Sentinel: Admitted to Carlisle Hospital yesterday: Thompson Beecher, Sinnemahoning, PA on 10 Feb 1966 in Sinnemahoning, Cameron, PA, USA.

17. Residence: on 3 Oct 1980 in Sinnemahoning, Cameron, PA, USA. 12


Thompson married Anna Pearl Kiehl, daughter of Abraham Jacob Kiehl and Anna Maria Peck, on 15 Mar 1913 in Carlisle, Cumberland, PA.1 (Anna Pearl Kiehl was born on 27 Feb 1896 in Carlisle, Cumberland, PA,1 9 24 25 died on 27 May 1964 in Saint Marys, Elk, PA 9 24 25 26 and was buried on 29 May 1964 in Sinnemahoning: Gilmore Cemetery, Cameron, PA, USA 9 24 25.)


Sources


1 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VFWD-WJ8 Thompson W. Beecher and Annie Pearl Kiehl, 1913.

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

3 Social Security Death Index, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JTD8-Q61 Thompson W Beecher, 7 July 1988.

4 Ancestry.com, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.), Thompson Walker Beecher, SSN 716140543.

5 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=124492357.

6 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Veteran Compensation Applications, WWII, 1950, Jess Stanley Beecher. Serial # 0-364480.

7 Ancestry.com, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.), SSN 168052192. Jess Stanley Beecher.

8 Ancestry.com, Virginia, U.S., Marriage Records, 1936-2014 (Original data: Virginia, Marriages, 1936-2014. Virginia Department of Health, Richmond, Virginia.), Jess Stanley Beecher and Alda Mae Mauk.

9 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.), Certificate 045677-64 Anna Pearl Beecher, father Abrham Jacob Kiehl, mother Snyder, spouse Thompson W. Beecher, informant Mrs. Charles Francis Jr., Upper St. Clair, PA.

10 Pittsburgh Press (Pittsburgh, PA), 17 Mar 1963, section 4 page 12.

11 The Valley Times-Star (Newville, PA), 24 Mar 1932, page 5.

12 The Sentinel (Carlisle, PA) (www.cumberlink.com), 4 Oct 1980, page 8. Obituary of Carrie E. Brown.

13 1900 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Frankford Township, Series: T623 Roll: 1400 Page: 177.

14 1910 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MG8W-WBG Jesse F Beecher, 1910.

15 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Birth Certificates, 1906-1913, Virginia Martha Beecher, b. 1 Sep 1918, father Thompson W. Beecher mother Anna Pearl Kiehl.

16 1920 United States Census, Year: 1920; Census Place: Pittsburgh Ward 12, Allegheny, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1521; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 504; Image: 747.

17 Shippensburg News-Chronicle (Shippensburg, Cumberland, Pennsylvania.), 8 Feb 1929.

18 1930 United States Census, Year: 1930; Census Place: North Braddock, Allegheny, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1967; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 0730; Image: 1012.0; FHL microfilm: 2341701.

19 Shippensburg News-Chronicle (Shippensburg, Cumberland, Pennsylvania.), 19 Jun 1931, page 10.

20 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 26018. Jesse F. Beecher. Father Peter Beecher. Mother Catharine Atland.

21 1940 United States Census, Year: 1940; Census Place: Swissvale, Allegheny, Pennsylvania; Roll: T627_3418; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 2-540.

22 Ancestry.com, U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947 (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), Thompson Walker Beecher b. 10 Apr 1892 Cumberland Co. PA.

23 "1950 United States Census," https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6XBG-QXMP Thompson Beecher Dormont PA.

24 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=124492884.

25 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.), Certificate 045677-64. Anna Pearl Beecher. Father Abraham Jacob Kiehl. Mother Synder Kiehl. Spouse Thompson W. Beecher.

26 Pittsburgh Press (Pittsburgh, PA), 29 May 1964, page 21.



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