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


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Carrie May Beecher 1 2 3

  • Born: May 1880, Pottstown, Montgomery, PA 1 2
  • Died: 6 Jun 1957 at age 77 4
  • Buried: Pottstown: Edgewood Cemetery, Montgomery, PA 4

   FamilySearch ID: L6VG-FM5.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1880 in Pottsgrove Twp., Montgomery, PA. 2 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. 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.

3. 317 N. 33rd Street in 1908 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 5 The history of this home is documented online at the Powelton Village website at

In the 1908 Philadelphia City Directory William C. Beecher and his daughter Margaret are listed as living here (although so was his wife and daughters Grace and May.) William's death certificate says he died here. The 1910 and 1920 census shows Caroline Beecher, widow, was renting this home and living with her three daughters (in 1920 joined by Grace's husband, Charles). On 12 Apr 1920, ownership of the home was transferred by Mary S. Marot to C. May Beecher. In 1930, the census shows only daughter Grace Beecher Epler and husband Charles living here. In 1940, Carrie May, Margaret, Grace and her husband Charles are all living here. On 16 May 1945, the title transferred from C. May Beecher to Clara J. Pierbower.

4. Census in 1910 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 3 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: musician 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. 317 N. 33rd St. Title of home transferred to C. May Beecher by Mary S. Marot, et. Al. On 12 Apr 1920 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 5

8. Residence: Wildwood City Directory: Beecher, C May 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.

9. 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. [note: this home was owned by May Beecher.].

10. 317 N. 33rd St. Title of home transferred to Clara J. Pierbower by C. May Beecher on 16 May 1945 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 5

11. 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 1880 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Pottsgrove Township, Family History Library Film 1255158, NA Film Number T9-1158, Page Number 5B.

3 1910 United States Census, Carolina H Beecher, 1910.

4 Find A Grave,

5 Powellton Village (

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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