David Beecher
(1814-1855)
Martha Jane Appleton
(1819-1903)
Christopher Oberlin
(Abt 1791-1859)
Mary Eshelman
(Abt 1808-1877)
Jacob Henry Beecher
(1841-1912)
Susan Catherine Oberlin
(1843-1912)
John Mullin Batten Beecher
(1879-1946)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Ora Lee Gibson

John Mullin Batten Beecher 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

  • Born: 15 Jul 1879, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA 2 3 4 5 7 9 10 11 12
  • Marriage (1): Ora Lee Gibson on 18 Oct 1905 in Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA 1
  • Died: 17 Sep 1946, Wynnewood, Montgomery, PA, USA at age 67 5 8 9 13
  • Buried: 20 Sep 1946, Paxtang: Paxtang Cemetery, Dauphin, PA 5 9

   FamilySearch ID: MYBM-FZL.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1880 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 4 In the 1880 Census Henry Beecher, occupation nailer, 39, was living with wife Susan, 37; Albert H., 13; Robert, 9; and John, 0. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

2. Iowa State Census census in 1895 in , Ida County, IA. 14 In the 1895 Iowa Census in Ida, J. H. Beacher, age 53, is living with Susan, 51; John M. 15; Martha J. Wertz, 75; Zetta Wertz, 19, and Robert Beacher, 22.

3. Census in 1900 in Corwin Twp., Ida Co, IA. 2 J.H. Beecher, farmer, 59, born May 1841, was married for 36 years to wife Susan C., 57, born Jan 1843. She had given birth to 3 children all living in 1900. With them: son John, farm laborer, 20, born Jul 1879, single. Also in the home is Jacob's mother, Martha Wertz, 80, and neice Zella M. Bradley, 22. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania except Susan's father was born in Germany.
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4. Newspaper: Harrisburg Daily Independent: wedding announcement, 10 Oct 1905, Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 15 Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Gibson ahve issued invitations for the wedding of their daughter, Miss Ora Lee Gibson, to Mr. John Mullen Batten Beecher, at their home, 1523 North Second street, on Wednesday evening, October 18, at 7.30. A reception from 9 to 11 will follow the ceremony. The bride is a popular young lady, a graduate of the High school, also a graduate of the musical department of Perkiomen seminary. The groom is a former resident of Pittsburg and is now draughtsman for the P. R. R. company at this place.

5. Newspaper: Daily Independent: Beecher-Gibson: Pretty Home Wedding Solemized Last Evening, 19 Oct 1905, Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 6 Miss Ora Lee, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Gibson, was united in marriage last night to John Mullen Batten Beecher, the ceremony being performed at the bride's home, 1525 North Second street, by Rev. Henry Harms, pastor of Bethlehem Lutheran church, at 7.30 o'clock.
The house was prettily decorated with palms and ferns. The bride was attended by Miss Mayme Kelly, of Allentown, as maid of honor, and Miss Edith Hemler, of this city, and Miss Mae Carskadden, of Williamsport, as bridesmaids. Miss Doris Rothert and Miss Anna Schroeder were ribbon girls.
The bride wore a gown of white net over silk, trimmed in Irish crochet lace, and carried a shower boquet of bride roses and lillies of the valley. The maid-of-honor wore pink crepe de chene, trimmed in point de Venise lace and carried whte chrysanthemums. The bridesmaids wore white Paris muslin over pink silk and carried pink chrysanthemums. The ribbon girls wore white point de sprit over pink silk.
Miss M. Elizabeth Orth, organist at Market Square Presbyterian church, was at the piano. Before the ceremony she palyed "Ich Liebe Dich," by Grieg, and the bridal chorus from Wagner's "Lohengrin." "Elsa's Dream" from the same composition was played during the ceremony. The recessional was the "Fanfare" by Lummens.
Robert Sylvester Beecher, brother of the groom, was best man. There were no ushers.
Following the ceremony a large reception was held and supper served.
Guests were present from Chicago, Pittsburg, Baltimore, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Altoona and Scranton.

6. Newspaper: Harrisburg Patriot: Beecher-Gibson, 19 Oct 1905, Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 16 A pretty home wedding was solemnized last evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Gibson, 1525 North Second street, when their daughter, Miss Ora Lee Gibson was united in marriage to John Mullin Batten Beecher, draughtsman for the Pennsylvania Railroad Cmopany. The ceremony was performed by Rev. J. Henry Harms, pastor of Bethlehem Lutheran Church. The ring service was used.
At 7.30 the bridal party entered the parlor to the strains of the Lohengrin wedding march, played by Miss Elizabeth Orth. The bride attended by Miss Mayme Kelley, of Allentown, as maid of honor; Miss Edith Hemler, of this city, Miss May Carscaden, of Williamsport, as bridesmaids, and Miss Doris Rothert and Miss Anna Schroeder as ribbon girls. Robert S. Beecher, brother of the groom, was best man.
The bride wore a beautiful gown of white net over white silk and carried a large bouquet of bridal roses. Miss Kelley, maid of honor, wore pink crepe de chine; the bridesmaids wore white point D' Esprit over pink silk and the flower girls wore dainty costumes of white mousseline.
The home was handsomely decorated with ferns, palms, pink and white roses and pink and white ribbons being the color scheme. A reception followed the ceremony after which Mr. and Mrs. Beecher left on a two weeks' tour to southern cities. On their return they will reside at 1525 North Second street..
Miss Gibson was a graduate of the local High School and also of the musical department of Perkiomen Seminary. She is a great favorite in social circles and an accomplished musician. The grrom was a former resident of Pittsburg. Guests attended the wedding from Altoon, Williamsport, New York and Chicago.

7. Newspaper: Harrisburg Telegraph: "Getts 7 Girvin Lave sold an entire row of houses on Second street above Muench, none of which is complete. John M. Beecher has purchased house No. 1923.", 31 Oct 1905, Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 17

8. Newspaper: The Courier: "Mr. And Mrs. Robert Beecher, gave a most enjoyable card party at their home, 1623 North Second street, last evening, complimentary to Mr. And Mrs. John M. Beecher, who were recently married.", 6 Mar 1906, Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 18

9. Newspaper: Harrisburg Telegraph: "Mr. And Mrs. J. M. B. Beecher, Philadelphia, are visiting Mrs. Beecher's parents, Mr. And Mrs. Gibson, North Second street.", 6 Jul 1906, Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 19

10. Newspaper: Harrisburg Telegraph: "Mr. And Mrs. J. M. Beecher, formerly of this city, have taken a house in West Philadelphia. Mrs. Beecher was formerly Miss Ora Gibson, of this city.", 15 Feb 1907, Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 20

11. Census in 1910 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 21 In the 1910 Census in Philadelphia Ward 46 is listed John M. Beecher, 30, married to Ora, 30, living with daughter Elaine, 1. They are their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

12. Occupation: draftsman living at 5111 Locust in 1911 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 22

13. Newspaper: Harrisburg Telegraph: Leave For Chicago, 17 Jul 1916, Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 23 Mrs. John M. Beecher and small daughter, Elaine Beecher, of Philadelphia, who have been guests of Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Gibson, 1529 North Second street, for three weeks, have gone to Chicago to join Mr. Beecher, who is spending three months there superintending a building for the gas company. On the way they will visit in Altoona and Wilkinsburg.

14. Occupation: Construction engineer, Northern Indiana Gas & Electric Co. On 12 Sep 1918 in Hammond, Lake, IN. 11

15. Residence: 11 Mason St., Hammond, IN on 12 Sep 1918 in Hammond, Lake, IN. 11

16. Newspaper: Harrisburg Telegraph: Return After Trip, 3 Oct 1918, Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 24 Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Gibson, of 1525 North Second street, have returned home after a six weeks' trip through the west. They visited in Chicago and were the guests of Mrs. John M. Beecher, of Hammond, Ind. They also took the lake trip, while on their vacation.

17. Newspaper: Harrisburg Telegraph: Motor From illinois, 1 Jul 1919, Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 25 Mr. and Mrs. John M. Beecher and daughter Miss Elaine Beecher, of Hammond, Ill., motored here a few days ago, and are guests of Mrs. Beecher's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Gibson, 1525 North Second street. Mr. Beecher, a former Harrisburger, is a construction engineer with the United Gas interests. They will visit Philadelphia and Atlantic City before returning home.

18. Census in 1920 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 26 In the 1920 Census in Philadelphia is listed John M. B. Beecher, 39, married to Ora, 39, living with daughter Elaine G., 10. They are their parents were born in Pennsylvania. Also in the home is Henry Hill, 44, born in India, and John Edwards, 23, born in Virginia.

19. Newspaper: Evening News: "John Beecher and family, of East Orange, N. J., spend the week-end with Frank Gibson.", 2 Jun 1926, Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 27

20. Census in 1930 in East Orange, Essex, NJ, USA. 28 The 1930 census recorded renting for $90 a month at 148 Halsted Street: John Buecher [indexed as written on the census page], machinist - laundry machine mfg., 48, living with wife Olda G., 48, and daughter Elaine, 20. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

21. Census in 1940 in Cedar Grove, Essex, NJ. 29 The 1940 census recorded owning a $4500 home at 21 Summit Avenue: John Beechem [as indexed, but handwriting is Beecher], mechanical engineer at Oral Ref. Machinery, 61, living with wife Ora, 60. In 1935 they were living in East Orange, Essex, NJ. They were born in Pennsylvania.

22. Occupation: The Lumas Co., 420 Lexiington Ave., New York, NY on 27 Apr 1942 in New York, New York, NY. 10

23. Residence: 21 Summit Ave, Cedar Grove, NJ on 27 Apr 1942 in Cedar Grove, Essex, NJ. 10

24. Cause of Death: Left cerebral thrombosis, cerebral arteriosclerosis, 17 Sep 1946, Wynnewood, Montgomery, PA, USA. 5

25. Occupation: mechanical engineer on 17 Sep 1946 in Wynnewood, Montgomery, PA, USA. 5

26. Residence: 296 N. Arlington Ave., East Orange, NJ is the corrected address Ora ammended to her husband's death certificate. On 17 Sep 1946 in East Orange, Essex, NJ, USA. 12

27. Residence: 500 Haverford Rd., Wynnewood, PA on 17 Sep 1946 in Wynnewood, Montgomery, PA, USA. 5

28. Obituary: Philadelphia Inquirer: obituary of John M. B. Beecher on 19 Sep 1946 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 8 BEECHER. Sept. 17, 1946. JOHN M. B., husband of Ora G. Beecher, formerly of Harrisburg, Pa. & East Orange. N. J. died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. R. H. Wadleigh, 500 Haverford rd., Wynnewood. Pa. Funeral services will be held at the Stuard Funeral Home. 104 Cricket Ave . Ardmore, Pa., on Fri., 11 A. M. Int. Paxtang Cem., Harrisburg. Pa.


John married Ora Lee Gibson, daughter of Francis Allen Gibson and Alice Hicks, on 18 Oct 1905 in Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA.1 (Ora Lee Gibson was born on 11 Dec 1878 in Falling Spring, Perry, PA,9 26 30 died on 5 Dec 1971 in East Orange, Essex, NJ, USA 9 30 and was buried in Paxtang: Paxtang Cemetery, Dauphin, PA 9.)


Sources


1 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VFMD-FT4 John M. B. Beecher and Ora Gibson, 18 Oct 1905; citing Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States; FHL microfilm 21175.

2 1900 United States Census, Iowa, Ida County, Corwin Township, Series: T623 Roll: 437 Page: 158.

3 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V2V6-9YN.

4 1880 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MW6K-M8W Henry Beecher, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet 14C, family 0, NARA microfilm publication T9-1093.

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 79254. John M. B. Beecher. Father Jacob Henry Beecher. Mother Susan Oberland. Spouse Ora S. Beecher.

6 Harrisburg Daily Independent (Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania.), 19 Oct 1905, page 9. Wedding of Ora Lee Gibson and John Mullen Batten Beecher.

7 Ancestry.com, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.), John Mullen Beecher, SSN 059074043.

8 Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, PA), 19 Sep 1946, page 32. Obituary of John M. B. Beecher.

9 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=45343924.

10 FamilySearch.org, United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XRWV-SP1 John Mullin Batten Beecher, 1942; citing ARC identifier 2555983, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C; FHL microfilm 2371017.

11 United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KZ2S-49G John Mullin B Beecher, 1917-1918; citing Lake County no 2, Indiana, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509.

12 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.), Corrections made by Mrs. J.M.B. Beecher on 1 Nov 1946 to Death Certificate 79254 for John M. B. Beecher. Corrected residence address and age of deceased.

13 Pennsylvania Department of Health, Pennsylvania, Death Indices (Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records, New Castle, PA, 16103. Online at http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/public_records/20686 .), Death Certificate 79254. John Beecher.

14 Iowa State Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VT3Z-XK9 Robert Beacher in household of J H Beacher, Ida, Iowa, United States.

15 Harrisburg Daily Independent (Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania.), 10 Oct 1905, page 11.

16 The Patriot (Harrisburg, PA), 19 Oct 1905, page 4. Beecher-Gibson Wedding.

17 Harrisburg Telegraph (Harrisburg, PA), 31 Oct 1905, page 3.

18 The Courier (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) (Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania), 6 Mar 1906, page 2.

19 Harrisburg Telegraph (Harrisburg, PA), 6 Jul 1906, page 3.

20 Harrisburg Telegraph (Harrisburg, PA), 15 Feb 1907, page 3.

21 1910 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MGZ5-QK9 Ora Beecher in household of John M Beecher, Philadelphia Ward 46, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; citing sheet 8B, family 207, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1375426.

22 Ancestry.com, U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995, Boyd's Philadelphia City Directory, 1911, Printed page 184, Online Image 99.

23 Harrisburg Telegraph (Harrisburg, PA), 17 Jul 1916, page 4.

24 Harrisburg Telegraph (Harrisburg, PA), 3 Oct 1918, page 6.

25 Harrisburg Telegraph (Harrisburg, PA), 1 Jul 1919, page 4.

26 1920 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MXMY-3TT John M B Beecher, , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; citing enumeration district (ED) , sheet 7A, family 172, NARA microfilm publication T625, FHL microfilm 1821646.

27 Harrisburg Evening News, Harrisburg, PA, 2 Jun 1926, page 9.

28 1930 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X4D8-H8Q John Buecher, East Orange, Essex, New Jersey, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 378, sheet 1B, line 98, family 26.

29 1940 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K45P-Y6Y John Beechem, Cedar Grove Township, Essex, New Jersey, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 7-78, sheet 8B, line 48, family 174.

30 Newark Star-Ledger, 7 Dec 1971, page 35. Obituary of Ora Beecher.



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