Levi Beecher
(1814-1866)
Eve Flickinger
(1812-1865)
Noah M. Beecher
(1846-1938)
Sarah Elizabeth Shank
(1849-1903)
Henry Ward Beecher
(1877-1928)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Edith Mae Shaffer

Henry Ward Beecher 3 4 5

  • Born: 15 May 1877, , Knox, OH 3 5
  • Marriage (1): Edith Mae Shaffer on 22 Mar 1910 in , Knox, OH 1 2
  • Died: 25 May 1928, MIddlebury Twp., Knox, OH at age 51 3 5
  • Buried: 28 May 1928, Mount Gilead: Shauck Cemetery, Morrow, OH 3

   Other names for Henry were Ward Beecher 2 6 and Warden Beecher.7

  Noted events in his life were:

1. He has conflicting birth information of Henry's brith year of 1877 reported in his death certificate and WW1 draft reg. Conflicts with her sister Susan's birth in 1877 clearly recorded in Knox Co. Birth register. Henry's year may really be 1876 per 1880 census., 15 May 1876 and , Knox, OH.

2. Census in 1880 in Palmyra, Knox, OH. 7 The 1880 census recorded Noah Beecher, laborer, 34, living with wife Sarah, 33; Mary, 12; William, 6; Warden, 4; Susan, 3; and Geo. W., 11 months. Noah and his parents were born in Maryland. Mary, Sarah and Sarah's parents were born in Pennsylvania. All children were born in Ohio.

3. Census in 1900 in Franklin Twp., Morrow, OH. 6 Noah Bucher [indexed as Bucher but the handwriting could be two e's instead of a u and therefore Beecher] was a farm laborer, age 53, born Jun 1846, living with wife Sarah S., 50, Mar 1850. They were married 26 years and had 10 children, all living in 1900. With them now: William H., 29, Apr 1871; Susan, 23, Oct 1876; Ward, 27, Mar 1873; George, 22, Sept 1877; Bertha, 20, Mar 1880; May, 16, Sep 1883; Charles, 12, Oct 1887; and William, grandson, 4, Feb 1896. All the children were born in Ohio, and the parents and their parents in Pennsylvania.

4. Residence: in 1909 in MIddlebury Twp., Knox, OH. 2

5. Census in 1910 in MIddlebury Twp., Knox, OH. 1 The 1910 census recorded Ward Beecher [indexed as Bucher at Ancestry.com], 32, farm laborer, living with wife Edith, 35. They had been married 1 month. This was Ward's first marriage and Edith's second marriage. She had birthed 5 children and 4 were living in 1910. Living with them were Ward's step-daughter Mary Weibling, 12; and step-son John Weibling, 3. Everyone was born in Ohio. Ward's parents were born in "United States."

6. Occupation: farm laborer on 12 Sep 1918 in Fredericktown, Knox, OH. 3

7. Census in 1920 in Fredericktown, Knox, OH. 8 The 1920 census recorded Henry W. Beecher, 42, living with wife Edith, 44; son John M., 12; and daughter Cloie E., 8. Everyone was born in Ohio.

8. Cause of Death: Nephriitis, 25 May 1928, MIddlebury Twp., Knox, OH. 5

9. Occupation: farm laborer on 25 May 1928 in Fredericktown, Knox, OH. 3 5

10. Residence: on 25 May 1928 in Fredericktown, Knox, OH. 3


Henry married Edith Mae Shaffer, daughter of William A. Shaffer and Mary A. Shearer, on 22 Mar 1910 in , Knox, OH.1 2 (Edith Mae Shaffer was born on 4 Jun 1875 in Johnsville, Morrow, OH 1 2 9 10.)


Sources


1 <i>1910 United States Census</i>, Year: 1910; Census Place: Middlebury, Knox, Ohio; Roll: T624_1199; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 0070; FHL microfilm: 1375212.

2 FamilySearch.org, <i>Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XZTY-FHM Ward Beecher and Edith Weibling, 1910.

3 FamilySearch.org, <i>Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X6XZ-J5D Henry Ward Beecher, 1928.

4 <i>United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K6FT-3VJ Henry Ward Beecher, 1917-1918.

5 FamilySearch.org, <i>Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F6L6-S9F Henry Ward Beecher, 25 May 1928; citing Death, Middlebury Township, Knox, Ohio, United States, source ID Item 2, p 120, County courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 2,319,289.

6 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, Ohio, Morrow County, Franklin Township, Series: T623 Roll: 1309 Page: 77.

7 1880 United States Census, Year: 1880; Census Place: Palmyra, Knox, Ohio; Roll: 1038; Family History Film: 1255038; Page: 112C; Enumeration District: 147; Image: 0226.

8 <i>1920 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MDYT-391 Henry W Beecher, 1920.

9 FamilySearch.org, <i>Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X6C6-J2N Edith M. Shaffer, 1875.

10 1880 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M8SW-JWJ Edith M. Shaffer in entry for Jacob H. Shearer, 1880.



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