Ellen C. Donagan
(1853-1919)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Coleman Nagle Beecher

Ellen C. Donagan 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

  • Born: Dec 1853, , , NY 1 8 9
  • Marriage (1): Coleman Nagle Beecher in May 1870 in , , PA 1
  • Died: 21 Feb 1919, Norristown, Montgomery, PA at age 65 10 11
  • Buried: 24 Feb 1919, Norristown: St. Patricks Roman Catholic Cemetery, Montgomery, PA 11

   Other names for Ellen were Helen,8 11 Ellen C. Dugan 12 13 and Ellen C. Dunegan.14

   FamilySearch ID: 9ZSY-FSP.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1870 in Pottstown, Montgomery, PA. 1 15 William Beecher, wholesale spice merchant, 55, was living with Elizabeth, 25; Myers, 21, farm laborer; Alice, 14; Martha H., 3; Bertha M., 1. Also: Coleman Beecher, 24, farmer, and Ellen, 21, who had been married in May of this year according to the census. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. William's real estate was worth $20,000 and personal estate $1,000. The post office was Pottstown.

2. Census in 1880 in Plymouth Twp., Montgomery, PA. 16 Colman Beacher, 35, laborer, was living with wife Ellen, 25; Mary, 10; William, 8; Ella, 5; Morice, 4; and Hary, 1. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania except Ellen in New York. Colman's parents were from Ireland, and Ellens from New York.

3. Census in 1900 in Norristown, Montgomery, PA. 8 Colman Beecher [sic], gardener, 54, born Nov 1845, was married for 30 years to wife Helen, 49, Dec 1851. She had birthed 9 children, 8 were alive in 1900. With them: Mary, cigar maker, 28, Aug 1871; William, huckster, 26, Dec 1873; Harry, salesman, 21, Jun 1878; George, machinist, 17, Jul 1882; Eugene, cigar maker, 15, Nov 1884; Anna, 13, May 1887. All of the children were single. Also in the home: James McGuire, grandson, 2, Aug 1897. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennylvania, except Helen's father was from Ireland and mother from New York.

4. Census in 1910 in Norristown, Montgomery, PA. 2 Living at 226 Miner St, Coleman Beecher, gardener odd jobs, 64, was married for 40 years to wilfe Ellen, 60. She had birthed 9 children, 7 still living. With them: Eugene, 25; Anna, 22; William H., 37. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania except Ellen and her parents in New York. Coleman's parents were from Pennsylvania.

5. Cause of Death: aploplexy, 21 Feb 1919, Norristown, Montgomery, PA. 11

6. Residence: 720 Church St., Norristown, Pa. Living with daughter Annie. On 21 Feb 1919 in Norristown, Montgomery, PA. 11


Ellen married Coleman Nagle Beecher, son of William Herr Beecher Sr. and Elizabeth Mary Coleman, in May 1870 in , , PA.1 (Coleman Nagle Beecher was born on 30 Nov 1844 in , , PA 1 2 8 15 17, christened on 1 Jan 1845 in Reading: First Reformed Church, Berks, PA, USA,17 died on 5 Nov 1918 in Norristown, Montgomery, PA 9 18 and was buried on 8 Nov 1918 in Norristown: St. Patricks Roman Catholic Cemetery, Montgomery, PA 9 18.)


Sources


1 1870 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Pottsgrove Township, Series: M593 Roll: 1378 Page: 254.

2 1910 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Norristown Ward 4, Series: T624 Roll: 1379 Page: 98.

3 FamilySearch.org, "Pennsylvania Marriages, 1709-1940," https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V262-9V2 Myers C Beecher and Sarah M Burgents, 1899.

4 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.), Certificate 37014. Harry W. Beecher. Father Coleman Beecher, mother Ellen Donagan.

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 6014. Ellen C. Maguire. Father Coleman Beecher. Mother Ellen Donegan. Spouse James V. Maguire.

6 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013, PA > Montgomery > Norristown > St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church. Marriage of Anna Beecher and James Mulhall.

7 Berks History Center Library (Reading, PA) (http://www.berkshistory.org), Collection GA N Box 01A Folder 17 03. 53 pages of notes about Nagle, Norton, Coleman, Otto, Hinckel, Fretz, Beecher families.

8 1900 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Norristown Ward 3, Series: T623 Roll: 1443 Page: 78.

9 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=119877553.

10 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=119877571.

11 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.), Certificate 23829, Helen Beecher, parents unknown.

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.), Death Certificate 24008. William H. Beecher. Father Coleman N. Beecher. Mother Ellen Dugan.

13 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 113391. Myers C. Beecher. Father Coleman Beecher. Mother Ellen Dugan. Spouse Sarah Burgents Beecher (informant).

14 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 Certificte 34736. George B. Beecher. Father Coleman Beecher. Mother Ellen Dunegan. Spouse Isabella Beecher (informant).

15 1850 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia South Mulberry Ward, Series: M432 Roll: 815 Page: 218.

16 1880 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Plymouth Township, Family History Library Film 1255158, NA Film Number T9-1158, Page 434A.

17 Jacqueline B. Nein, First Reformed Church, Reading, Pennsylvania, an alphabetized compilation of baptisms, marriages, and funerals from 1771-1905 (Jacqueline B. Nein, 4701 Saint George Street, Reading, PA 196060 1988. Book viewable online at LDS family history centers.), page 10.

18 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.), Certificate 167916, Coleman Beecher.



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