John Beecher
Elizabeth Gulden
Andrew Jacob Bittinger Sr.
Anna Barbara Beamer
Adam Beecher
Christina Barbara Bittinger
Olive Susan Beecher


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1. William D. Long

Olive Susan Beecher 1 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 22 Oct 1881, Altoona, Blair, PA 3 5 6
  • Marriage (1): William D. Long
  • Died: 12 Jan 1939, Greenwood, Blair, PA at age 57 3 6
  • Buried: 15 Jan 1939, Altoona: Greenwood Cemetery, Blair, PA 3 6

   Another name for Olive was Olley Beecher.7

   FamilySearch ID: LCCP-7JJ.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1900 in Altoona, Blair, PA. 2 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.

2. Census in 1910 in Altoona, Blair, PA. 8 The 1910 census recorded at 200 E. Fourth Avenue: Christina B. Beecher, widow, 62, living with daughter Olive S. Beecher, dressmaker, 28, and son John W. Beecher, printer, 23. Christina had birthed 6 children by 1910, 4 still alive then. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

3. Newspaper: Adams County News, 11 Sep 1915, Gettysburg, Adams, PA. 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.

4. Census in 1920 in Altoona, Blair, PA. 9 The 1920 census recorded at 200 E. Fourth Avenue: Christinia Beecher, 71, living with daughter Olive, store clerk, single, 38, and son William [Wilmor], steam crain operator, single, 38. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

5. Residence: in 1925 in Altoona, Blair, PA.

6. Cause of Death: bronchial pneumonia, cardiac decompensation, acute cholecystitis, 12 Jan 1939, Logan Twp., Blair, PA. 3

7. Obituary: Altoona Tribune: Mrs. Olive Susan Long on 13 Jan 1939 in Altoona, Blair, PA. 5 Mrs. Olive Susan (Beecher) Long of Greenwood died at her home last night at 8 o'clock after an illness of a week.
Born in Altoon, she was a daughter of Adam and Christina (Bittinger) Beecher.
Members of the family include her husband, W. D. Long, one stepson, Roy D. Long, one stepdaughter, Mrs. Irene E. Burley of California and two brothers, Emory Beecher of Altoona and Edgar A of Greenwood.
Mrs. Long was an active member of Bethany Lutheran church, a charter member of the Missionary sociaety and a member of the Vine Sunday school class and of the GIA auxillary, B. of L. E.
Friends are being received at the home after noon today.

Olive married William D. Long. (William D. Long was born on 1 Jan 1871 in , Franklin, PA,6 10 died on 13 Apr 1950 in Chicago, Cook, IL 6 11 and was buried on 15 Apr 1950 in Altoona: Greenwood Cemetery, Blair, PA 6.)


1 Records of Sharon Nickol Swope (

2 1900 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Blair County, Altoona, Series: T623 Roll: 1381 Page: 97.

3, 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 6227. Olive Susan Beecher Long. Father Adam Beecher. Mother Christina Bittenger. Spouse W. D. Long.

4 Altoona Tribune (Altoona, PA), 25 Aug 1925, page 12. Obituary of Mrs. Christina Barbara Beecher.

5 Altoona Tribune (Altoona, PA), 13 Jan 1939, page 12. Obituary of Mrs. Olive Susan Long.

6 Find A Grave,

7 Adams County News, Adams County, PA, 11 Sep 1915, page 4.

8 1910 United States Census, Year: 1910; Census Place: Altoona Ward 10, Blair, Pennsylvania; Roll: T624_1317; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 0057; FHL microfilm: 1375330.

9 1920 United States Census, Year: 1920; Census Place: Altoona Ward 10, Blair, Pennsylvania. Enumeration District: 0074; Description: Altoona City, Ward 10 (part) bounded by Ward line, City limits, 4th Ave, 3rd, 3rd extd.

10, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, William D. Long and Laura M. Headrick, 23 Feb 1893; citing Marriage, Pennsylvania, county courthouses, Pennsylvania; FHL microfilm 878,589.

11 Altoona Tribune (Altoona, PA), 14 Apr 1950, page 10. Obituary of William D. Long.

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