Samuel Beecher
Margaret Jane Smith
(Abt 1819-Bet 1870/1880)
John Rutter Hiester
Mary A. Hittel
William C. Beecher
Caroline Hiester
Margaret J. Beecher


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Margaret J. Beecher 1 2

  • Born: Apr 1873, Pottstown, Montgomery, PA 1 3
  • Died: 3 Feb 1960 at age 86 2
  • Buried: Pottstown: Edgewood Cemetery, Montgomery, PA 2

   FamilySearch ID: L6VG-XXW.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1880 in Pottsgrove Twp., Montgomery, PA. 3 William C. Bucher, dry goods merchant, 40, was living with John H., 9; daughter Marchin, 6; Grace, 3; Mary 1 month old, and Jacob F. Beicher, laborer, 40. William's wife, Caroline H., 37, is shown living in the next househould, but a hand-drawn bracket indicates this is a mistake and she is indeed part of family, although indexed online in a different home. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

2. Newspaper: Pottstown Mercury: "W. C. Beecher and daughter, Margie J., registered at the Pennsylvania building at the Chicago World's Fair.", 30 Jul 1893, Pottstown, Montgomery, PA. 4

3. Census in 1900 in Pottstown, Montgomery, PA. 1 William C. Beecher, 60, born Oct 1839, was married for 30 years to Caroline H., 55, born Nov 1844. She had birthed 4 children by 1900, all alive: John H., 29, Sep 1870; Margaret J., 27, Apr 1873; Grace, 23, Aug 1876; and Carrie M., 20, May 1880. William was born in Missouri, his wife and all his children in Pennsylvania. His occupation was "salesman dry goods", and son John was a real estate agent. William owned his home at 643 High St.

4. Census in 1910 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 5 The 1910 census recorded Carolina H.Beecher, widowed, 65, living with daughters: Margarett, 34; Grace, 32; May, 28; and servant Jacob F. Pirches, 55. Carolina and her parents and her daughters were born in Pennsylvania. Her deceased husband was born in Missouri.

5. Occupation: librarian living at 317 N 33rd in 1911 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 6 BEECHER:
Caroline wid Wm h 317 N 33d
C May musician h 317 N 33d
Margaret J librarian h 317 N 33d
May C musician 317 N 33d.

6. Census in 1920 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 7 The 1920 census recorded Caroline Beeecher, 75, living with daughters Margaret, 45; May, 40, Grace Epler, 42, and her husband Charles Epler, 42.

7. Residence: Wildwood City Directory: Beecher Margaret J r 210 E 23d av N Wildwood in 1924 in North Wildwood, Cape May, NJ. 8 R.L. Polk's 1924 Widlwood Directory listed:
Beecher, Caroline H. (wid Wm. C) r 210 E 23d av N Wildwood
Beecher, C May r 210 E 23d av N Wildwood
Beecher John H (Katherine E), Pres Beecher Kay Realty Co, h 301 E 23d av N Wildwood
Beecher-Kay Realty Co, John H. Beecher Pres, John J Kay V-Pres, Robert J Kay Sec and Treas, Harry L Nickerson Mgr, Wildwood av opp Penna Station and Cardinal rd opp Penna Station Wildwood Crest
Beecher Margaret J r 210 E 23d av N Wildwood.

8. Census in 1940 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 9 The 1940 census recorded at 317 33rd Street: Margaret Beecher, single, 65, living with sister Mae, single, 59; and sister Grace Epler, 63 and her husband Chas Epler, accountant, 59. They were all living here in 1935. All were born in Pennsylvania.

9. Newspaper: Pottstown Mercury: Three Beecher Nieces Receive $20,000, 24 Nov 1950, Pottstown, Montgomery, PA. 10 Pottstown Hospital To Get $10,000 as Estate Beneficiary
The Pottstown hospital has been named a beneficiary int he estate of the late Samuel Hiester to the extent of $10,000, according to a Philadelphia Orphan's court accounting made on Tuesday.
Attempts last night to further identify Mr. Heister, who died in 1933, were without availl.
A balance of $46,187 in the estate is left also to the Phoenixville hospital, $10,000; the Home for the Aged in Philadelphia, $5000; and $20,000 to be shared equally by three nieces, Margaret Beecher, Grace Beecher Epler and May Beecher, all of of North Wildwood, N. J.
Under the terms of his will, Mr. Hiester decreed that his estate be given in trust to insure a life income for his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Mary B. Hiester, who died the past March 22.


1 1900 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Pottstown Ward 7, Series: T623 Roll: 1445 Page: 103.

2 Find A Grave,

3 1880 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Pottsgrove Township, Family History Library Film 1255158, NA Film Number T9-1158, Page Number 5B.

4 Pottstown Mercury (Pottstown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania), 30 Jul 1893.

5 1910 United States Census, Carolina H Beecher, 1910.

6, U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995, Boyd's Philadelphia City Directory, 1911, Printed page 184, Online Image 99.

7 1920 United States Census, Year: 1920; Census Place: Philadelphia Ward 24, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1627; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 682; Image: 27.

8, U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995, R. L. Polk's Wildwood City Directory, 1924, printed page 130, online image 71.

9 1940 United States Census, Margaret Beecher, 1940.

10 Pottstown Mercury (Pottstown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania), 24 Nov 1950, page 1.

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