John Beecher
(1813-1878)
Elizabeth Gulden
(1816-1855)
Andrew Jacob Bittinger Sr.
(1801-1883)
Anna Barbara Beamer
(1811-1887)
Adam Beecher
(1850-1892)
Christina Barbara Bittinger
(1848-1925)
Emory Clayton Beecher Sr.
(1878-1958)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Rose Olive McGregor

2. Susan W. McClure

Emory Clayton Beecher Sr. 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14

  • Born: 31 Dec 1878, Altoona, Blair, PA 4 6 8
  • Marriage (1): Rose Olive McGregor on 14 May 1908 in Altoona, Blair, PA 1
  • Marriage (2): Susan W. McClure on 10 May 1941 in Rehoboth Beach, Sussex, DE, USA 2
  • Died: 29 Dec 1958, Altoona, Blair, PA at age 79 5
  • Buried: Altoona: Rose Hill Cemetery, Blair, PA 5

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1880 in Logan Twp., Blair, PA. 16 Adam Beecher, carpenter, 29, was living with wife Christina, 32; Cora May, 6; and Emery C., 1. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

2. Residence: in 1895 in Altoona, Blair, PA. Listed in C. B. Clark's Altoona City Directory...
Beecher Samuel, laborer, rents house 419 Seventh Av
Beecher Christina B. Mrs., widow Adam, owns house 54 Fourth Av
Beecher Emery, laborer, home 54 Fourth Av

3. Census in 1900 in Altoona, Blair, PA. 4 Owning the home at 200 E Fourth Avenue was Christina Beecher, 51, born Mar 1849. Christina had birthed 6 children, four stil alive, all living with her: Emory, carpenter, 21, Dec 1878; Olive, 19, Oct 1880; Edgar, laborer, 17, Jan 1883; and Wilmer, 13, Jul 1886. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

4. Newspaper: Altoona Tribune: Emory Beecher's Uncle Died, 25 Feb 1904, Altoona, Blair, PA. 17 Emory Beecher, of 200 East Fourth avenue, yesterday received the news of the death of his uncle, Clayton Bittinger, of Cheyenne, Wy., in Arendtsville, Adams county, early that morning. Deceased was 51 years and had been visiting in this city until a week ago, when he went to visit his brother at Arendtsville, his native town. While there he was taken sick. The remains will be interred in Arendtsville.

5. Newspaper: Altoona Mirror: "Emory Beecher, a hoseman at No. 3 Fire station, will leave this evening for Jolliett, Ill., to visit friends. On his return he will take in the World's Fair at St. Louis.", 29 Jun 1904, Altoona, Blair, PA. 18

6. Residence: 105 Sixth Ave., Altoona, PA on 14 May 1908 in Altoona, Blair, PA. 12

7. Newspaper: Altoona Tribune: Beecher - McGregor Wedding, 16 May 1908, Altoona, Blair, PA. 12 Mr. Emory C. Beecher and Miss Rose O. McGregor were married Thursday night at the home of the bride's parents, 2200 Eighth avenue. The home was beautifully decorated with potted and cut flowers and at the conclusion of the ceremony a reception was held and a bridal supper served. Mrs. Beecher, sister-in-law of the groom, rendered Mendelssohn's wedding march and Miss Estella Beecher, a sister of the groom, was bridesmaid. Mr. Samuel Goodman acted as a best man. The ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. Harry Kochenderfer, pastor of Grace Reformed church. The groom is employed as a carpenter by the Pennsylvania Railroad company. Mr. and Mrs. Beecher will go to housekeeping in the newly furnished home at 105 Sixth avenue.

8. Census in 1910 in Altoona, Blair, PA. 19 The 1910 census recorded Emory C. Beecher, 30, living with wife Rose O., 29; and Luther S., 1. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

9. Residence: 105 6th Ave., Altoona, Pa. On 20 Jul 1910 in Altoona, Blair, PA. 7

10. Newspaper: Adams County News, 11 Sep 1915, Gettysburg, Adams, PA. 14 Mrs. Christina Beecher, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Beecher and children, Emory and Cathrine, and Olley Beecher, Mr. and Mrs. Jeremiah Long, of Altoona, were visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Smelser. They came in an automobile. Mrs. Christina Beecher is a sister of Mrs. Harry Smelser. Mrs. Beecher and Mrs. Smelser are the only two of a family of twelve children that are living.

11. Newspaper: Altoona Tribune: Emory Beecher, aged 39, of 105 Sixth avenue, a Pennsy car builder, severely lacerated his left forearm yesterday when he fell against a passenger coach window and broke the glass. He was admitted to Altoona hospital for treatment., 21 Sep 1918, Altoona, Blair, PA. 20

12. Census in 1920 in Altoona, Blair, PA. 21 The 1920 census recorded Emery Beecher, 40, living with wife Rose, 39; Luther, 11; and Ann3, 2. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

13. Residence: 105 6th Ave., Altoona, Pa. Was address given by Emory as informant on his son Luther's death certificate. On 11 Sep 1926 in Altoona, Blair, PA. 9

14. Census in 1930 in Altoona, Blair, PA. 22 The 1930 census recorded Emory Beecher, 51, living with wife Rose, 50, and daughter Anna M., 16. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

15. Newspaper: Altoona Tribune: Emory Beecher Reports Car Stolen, 3 Jun 1935, Altoona, Blair, PA. 23 Emory C. Beecher, 105 Sixth avenue, reported to city police that his car was stolen from in front of his home between 8:30 and 10 o'clock last night. A report was filed at city hall at 11:25 o'clock. The car is a Willys-Knight sedan, license No.KZ113, 1927 model, green color with wooden wheels. It is valued at $500. The car was parked on First street between Fifth and Sixth avenues at 8:30 o'clock last night. It was not locked but the owner had removed the ignition key.

16. Residence: 105 6th Ave., Altoona, Pa is the address Emory listed on his wife's death certificate. On 12 Oct 1936 in Altoona, Blair, PA. 24

17. Occupation: cabinet maker on 10 May 1941 in Altoona, Blair, PA. 25

18. Residence: on 10 May 1941 in Altoona, Blair, PA. 26

19. Newspaper: Altoona Tribune: Real Estate Transfers: William D. Long, widower, to Emory C. And Edgar A. Beecher, 200-202 East Fourth avenue and 406-408 Lloyd street, Altoona, $365., 30 Oct 1942, Altoona, Blair, PA. 27

20. Newspaper: Altoona Tribune: 13 Employees of Altoona Works Retire, 27 Jan 1944, Altoona, Blair, PA. 28 Thirteen long time workers of the Altoona works either have already recently retired or will do so within the next week or so.
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Emory Clayton Beecher, 103 Sixth avenue, native Altoonan, began as a messenger with Altoona car shop February 1, 1893, and held various shop jobs including passenger car builder, test department inspector and finallly became a cabinet maker September 16, 1937.


Emory married Rose Olive McGregor, daughter of Christ McGregor and Amelia Yingling, on 14 May 1908 in Altoona, Blair, PA.1 (Rose Olive McGregor was born on 5 Jul 1880 in Altoona, Blair, PA,24 29 30 died on 12 Oct 1936 in Altoona, Blair, PA 24 29 30 31 and was buried on 16 Oct 1936 in Altoona: Rose Hill Cemetery, Blair, PA 24 29.)


Emory next married Susan W. McClure, daughter of Jehu John McClure and Jeanette Harper, on 10 May 1941 in Rehoboth Beach, Sussex, DE, USA.2 (Susan W. McClure was born on 6 Apr 1878 in Wilmington, New Castle, DE,32 died on 10 Jan 1952 in Saint Petersburg, Pinellas, FL 32 and was buried on 15 Jan 1952 in Wilmington, New Castle, DE 32.)


Sources


1 FamilySearch.org, <i>Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VFSP-FGF Emory C. Beecher and Rose O. McGregor, 14 May 1908; citing Altoona, Blair, Pennsylvania, United States; FHL microfilm 1293329.

2 FamilySearch.org, <i>Delaware Marriage Records, 1913-1954</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F39R-8PY Emory C. Beecher and Susan W. Mcclure White.

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

4 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Blair County, Altoona, Series: T623 Roll: 1381 Page: 97.

5 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=67136690.

6 FamilySearch.org, <i>United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VQFZ-N24 Emory Clayton Beecher, 1942; citing ARC identifier 563728, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C; FHL microfilm 2243664.

7 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966</i> (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1966. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Certificate 64642. Baby Beecher. Father Emory Clayton Beecher. Mother Rose Olive McGregor.

8 1880 United States Census, FHL Film 1255103; National Archives Film T9-1103; Page 427A.

9 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966</i> (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1966. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 499593. Luther Beecher. Father Emory Beecher. Mother Rose McGregor.

10 <i>Altoona Tribune (Altoona, PA)</i>, 25 Aug 1925, page 12. Obituary of Mrs. Christina Barbara Beecher.

11 <i>Altoona Tribune (Altoona, PA)</i>, 13 Jan 1939, page 12. Obituary of Mrs. Olive Susan Long.

12 <i>Altoona Tribune (Altoona, PA)</i>, 16 May 1908, page 14. Beecher--McGregor wedding.

13 FamilySearch.org, <i>Delaware Marriage Records, 1913-1954</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F39R-8PY Emory C. Beecher and Susan W. McClure White.

14 <i>Adams County News, Adams County, PA</i>, 11 Sep 1915, page 4.

15 FamilySearch.org, <i>Delaware Marriage Records, 1913-1954</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F39R-8PY Emory C. Beecher and Susan W. McClure White.

16 1880 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Blair County, Logan Township, Family History Library Film 1255103, NA Film Number T9-1103, Page 427A.

17 <i>Altoona Tribune (Altoona, PA)</i>, 25 Feb 1904, page 8.

18 <i>Altoona Mirror (Altoona, PA)</i> (Altoona, Blair County, Pennsylvania), 29 Jun 1904, page 1.

19 <i>1910 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MGZM-TZG Emory C Beecher, Altoona Ward 10, Blair, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 57, sheet 9A, family 181, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1375330.

20 <i>Altoona Tribune (Altoona, PA)</i>, 21 Sep 1918, page 12.

21 <i>1920 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MFRZ-Y78 Emery Beecher, Altoona Ward 10, Blair, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet 9A, family 184, NARA microfilm publication T625, FHL microfilm 1821539.

22 <i>1930 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XCHQ-RPC Emory Beecher, Altoona, Blair, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0031, sheet 7A, family 139, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 2005.

23 <i>Altoona Tribune (Altoona, PA)</i>, 3 Jun 1935, page 10. Reports Car Stolen.

24 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966</i> (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1966. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 91987. Rose Beecher. Father Christ M McGregor. Mother Amelia Yingling.

25 FamilySearch.org, <i>Delaware Marriage Records, 1913-1954</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F39R-8PY Emory C. Beecher and Susan W. McClure White.

26 FamilySearch.org, <i>Delaware Marriage Records, 1913-1954</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F39R-8PY Emory C. Beecher and Susan W. McClure White.

27 <i>Altoona Tribune (Altoona, PA)</i>, 30 Oct 1942, page 19. Real estate transfers.

28 <i>Altoona Tribune (Altoona, PA)</i>, 27 Jan 1944, page 1.

29 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=67136815.

30 <i>Altoona Tribune (Altoona, PA)</i>, 13 Oct 1936, page 12. Obituary of Mrs. Rose Beecher.

31 Pennsylvania Department of Health, <i>Pennsylvania, Death Indices</i> (Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records, New Castle, PA, 16103. Online at http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/public_records/20686 .), 1936, Beecher, Rose, death certificate 91987, died Altoona 12 Oct 1936.

32 <i>Altoona Tribune (Altoona, PA)</i>, 16 Jan 1952, page 12. Obituary of Mrs. Susan Beecher.



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