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)
Edgar Andrew Beecher Sr.
(1883-1943)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Bessie Gale Long

Edgar Andrew Beecher Sr. 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

  • Born: 26 Jan 1883, Logan Twp., Blair, PA 3 4 7
  • Marriage (1): Bessie Gale Long on 8 Mar 1906 in Altoona, Blair, PA 1
  • Died: 1 Jan 1943, Greenwood, Blair, PA at age 59 4 11
  • Buried: 4 Jan 1943, Altoona: Greenwood Cemetery, Blair, PA 4 11

   Another name for Edgar was Edward Beecher.12

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1900 in Altoona, Blair, PA. 3 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. Occupation: boiler maker in 1904 in Altoona, Blair, PA. 1

3. Newspaper: Altoona Tribune: "Accidents Treated at the Hospital: Edgar A. Beecher, aged 22 years, of 200 East Fourth avenue, for a laceration of the right index finger. He had his hand caught between a flue sheet and a mud drain while at work in the shops.", 8 Jul 1905, Altoona, Blair, PA. 13

4. Newspaper: Altoona Mirror: "E. A. Beecher, of 200 East Fourth avenue, left to inspect boilers in the boiler shops at Philadelphia.", 6 Nov 1905, Altoona, Blair, PA. 14

5. Newspaper: Altoona Mirror: Beecher-Long Marriage, 8 Mar 1906, Altoona, Blair, PA. 15 Married, at the home of the bridge, 819 Third avenue, at 8 p. m. yesterday by Rev. M. H. Stine, pastor of the Bethany Lutheran church. Mr. Edgar A. Beecher and Miss Bessie Gales Long, both of Altoona. The groom is an employee of the Pennsylvania railroad company in the boiler shop at Juniata. After an extended wedding trip they will reside at 209 Third avenue.

6. Newspaper: Altoona Times, 13 Jul 1907, Altoona, Blair, PA. 12 Edward Beecher Called "Pop."
Edward Beecher, of 200 East Fourth Avenue, was happy yesterday, his unusual happiness aroused the curiosity of his shopmates and when Mr. Beecher passed around the cigars no further explanation was needed. A 10-pound boy baby was presented to him yesterday morning and now the shop-mates call him "Pop."

7. Census in 1910 in Altoona, Blair, PA. 16 The 1910 census recorded Jeremiah Long, 65, living with wife Letitia C., 63; daughter Viola B. Long, 22; daughter Bessie Beecher, 24, with her husband Edgar A. Beecher, 27, and their son Emery L., 2. Also in the home was Florence Kittell, 29, George O. Kittell, 29; and a son, Otto V. Long, 33. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

8. Newspaper: Adams County News, 11 Sep 1915, Gettysburg, Adams, PA. 9 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.

9. Census in 1920 in Altoona, Blair, PA. 17 The 1920 census recorded Edgar A. Beecher, 36, living with wife Bessie D., 35; Emery L., 12; Catherine C., 9; Robert H., 2 years 7 months. Also in the home was Gale E. Thomas, 13. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

10. Newspaper: Altoona Tribune: "Falling between the frame and boiler of an engine, E. A. Beecher, 43, of R. D. Altoona, sustained chest injuries. He is employed as a boilermaker. He was treated at the Altoona hospital dispensary.", 31 Jul 1926, Altoona, Blair, PA. 18

11. Newspaper: Altoona Tribune: "Transfers of Real Estate: Edgar A. Beecher and wife to Freda L. Hoover, Logan township, $1.", 11 Aug 1926, Altoona, Blair, PA. 19

12. Census in 1930 in Logan Twp., Blair, PA. 20 The 1930 census recorded Edward A. Beecher, 46, living with wife Bessie, 45; Emery L., 22; Catherine, 19; Robert H., 12; Edgar A., 9; and David C., 4. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

13. Residence: on 24 Jun 1937 in Greenwood, Blair, PA. 6

14. Census in 1940 in Logan Twp., Blair, PA. 21 The 1940 census recorded living at Altoona R.D. 3 51A: Edgar A. Beecher, boiler maker in railroad shop, 57, living with wife Bessie G., 55; sons Edgar A., carpenter helper in post office, 19; and David Clay, 14. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

15. 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. 22

16. Cause of Death: myocarditis, 1 Jan 1943, Logan Twp., Blair, PA. 4

17. Obituary: Altoona Tribune: obituary of Edgar Andrew Beecher on 2 Jan 1943 in Altoona, Blair, PA. 23 Edgar Andrew Beecher of Greenwood, died suddenly at his home at 12:20 o'clock yesterday morning. He was a former boilermaker for the Pennsylvania Railroad company and reitred from his work in the Twelfth street shops in 1937.
Born in Altoona, January 26, 1883, he was a son of Adam and Christian (Bettinger) Beecher and his wife, the former Bessie Gale Long of Altoona, survives him.
Also surviving are four sons: Emory, East End; Robert H., Greenwood; Edgar, Jr., Altoona; and Davis C. at home. A brother Emory C., Altoona, and twin grandsons Edgar and William, also survive.
Mr. Beecher was a member of the Bethany Lutheran church and the Pennsylvania Railroad relief.
Friends will be received at the home.


Edgar married Bessie Gale Long, daughter of Jeremiah Clay Long and Letitia C. Bohn, on 8 Mar 1906 in Altoona, Blair, PA.1 (Bessie Gale Long was born on 17 Sep 1885 in Altoona, Blair, PA,1 10 21 24 died on 10 Mar 1965 in Altoona, Blair, PA 10 24 and was buried on 13 Mar 1965 in Altoona: Greenwood Cemetery, Blair, PA 10 24.)


Sources


1 FamilySearch.org, <i>Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VF3Z-Z8S Edgar A. Beecher and Bessie Gale Long, 1906.

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

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

4 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 109097. Edgar Andrew Beecher. Father Adam Beecher. Mother Christine Bittinger.

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

6 <i>Altoona Tribune (Altoona, PA)</i>, 14 Jul 1937, page 4. Beecher-Gunsalus.

7 Ancestry.com, <i>U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007</i> (Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.), Edgar Andrew Beecher, SSN 716070543.

8 <i>Altoona Mirror (Altoona, PA)</i> (Altoona, Blair County, Pennsylvania), 31 Jul 1990, obituary of David C. Beecher.

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

10 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 024383-65 Bessie Gale Beecher, father Jeremiah Long, mother Letitia Bohn Long, spouse Edgar A. Beecher, informant Kathryn C. Beecher.

11 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=59576960.

12 <i>Altoona Times (Altoona, PA)</i>, 13 Jul 1907, page 11.

13 <i>Altoona Tribune (Altoona, PA)</i>, 8 Jul 1905, page 3.

14 <i>Altoona Mirror (Altoona, PA)</i> (Altoona, Blair County, Pennsylvania), 6 Nov 1905, page 5.

15 <i>Altoona Mirror (Altoona, PA)</i> (Altoona, Blair County, Pennsylvania), 8 Mar 1906, page 12.

16 <i>1910 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MGC1-44Y Edgar A Beecher in entry for Jeremiah Long, 1910.

17 <i>1920 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MFTP-TQ5 Edgar A Beecher, 1920.

18 <i>Altoona Tribune (Altoona, PA)</i>, 31 Jul 1926, page 2.

19 <i>Altoona Tribune (Altoona, PA)</i>, 11 Aug 1926, page 12.

20 <i>1930 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XCHW-365 Edgar A Beecher in entry for Edward A Beecher, 1930.

21 <i>1940 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KQ41-89C Edgar A Beecher, 1940.

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

23 <i>Altoona Tribune (Altoona, PA)</i>, 2 Jan 1943, page 10. Obituary of Edgar Andrew Beecher.

24 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=59577047.



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