William Herr Beecher Sr.
(1811-1875)
Elizabeth Mary Coleman
(Abt 1821-1864)
James S. Gresh
(1826-1911)
Leah Fryer
(1831-1916)
Myers Coleman Beecher
(1850-1921)
Annie R. Gresh
(1860-1945)
Carrie Herr Beecher
(1885-1937)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Joseph Paris Hughes

Carrie Herr Beecher 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

  • Born: 19 Sep 1885, , Montgomery, PA 4
  • Marriage (1): Joseph Paris Hughes on 10 Sep 1913 in Pottstown, Montgomery, PA 1 2
  • Died: 19 Jun 1937, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA at age 51 4 7
  • Buried: 23 Jun 1937, Huntingdon Valley: Forest Hills Memorial Park Cemetery, Montgomery, PA 4 7

   Another name for Carrie was Caroline Herr Beecher.10

   FamilySearch ID: L6V2-RCV.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1900 in Pottstown, Montgomery, PA. 11 Myers Beecher, solicitor, 49, born Oct 1850, was married for 19 years to wife Anna R., 40, May 1860. She had birthed 5 children, 4 still alive: Alice L., 17, Jun 1882; Carrie H., 15, Sep 1884; Bertha A., 11, Aug 1888; and Irvin S., 8, Jul 1891. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania. Myers was renting the home at 248 N. Charlotte St.

2. Occupation: 1908 Philadelphia Directory: Beecher Carrie H., dressmkr, h 248 N Charlotte; Beecher Myers C., salesman, h 248 N Charlotte in 1908 in Pottstown, Montgomery, PA. 12

3. Newspaper: Pottstown Mercury: Mr. And Mrs. Myers C. Beecher, 248 North Charlotte street, issued invitations to the marriage of their daughter, Carrie Herr, to Joseph Paris Hughes, of Boston, Mass., which will take place September 10., 25 Aug 1913, Pottstown, Montgomery, PA. 13

4. Newspaper: Reading Times: marriage announcement Carrie Herr Beecher and Joseph Paris Hughes, 26 Aug 1913, Reading, Berks, PA. 8 Mr. and Mrs. Myers C. Beecher, of 248 North Charlotte street, have issued invitations for the marriage of their daughter, Carrie Herr, to Joseph Paris Hughes, of Boston, Mass. The ceremony will be in Emmanuel Lutheran Church by pastor Rev. Irvin P. Kurtz, on Wednesday, September 10, at 6 p. m.

5. Newspaper: Reading Times: Elaborate Wedding, 13 Sep 1913, Reading, Berks, PA. 2 Amid a vertiable garden of palms and cut flowers, Miss Carrie H. Beecher, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Myers C. Beecher, of 248 North Charlotte street, became the bride of Joseph Paris Hughes, of Boston, Mass., at one of the prettiest and most elaborate weddings held in Emmanuel Lutheran Church for some time. The ceremony was performed by the pastor, the Rev. Dr. Irwin B. Kurtz.

6. Residence: 2303 Newkirk Ave., Brooklyn, NY on 12 Sep 1918 in Brooklyn, Kings, NY. 5

7. Residence: 909 W. Erie Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. On 17 Aug 1919 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 3

8. Census in 1920 in Brooklyn, Kings, NY. The 1920 census recorded renting at 2303 Newkirk Avenue: Joseph E. Hughes, 34, living with wife Carrie E., 34. They and their parents were born in Pennsylvania except Joseph's mother in Washington, D.C.

9. Census in 1930 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 14 The 1930 census recorded renting at at 4630 12th Street: Joseph Paris Hughes, book store manager, 44, living with wife Carrie Beecher Hughes, 44. They were married when both were 27 years old. They and their parents were born in Pennsylvania, except Joseph's mother in Washington D.C. He was not a veteran.

10. Residence: 4630 N 12th Street, Philadelphia, Pa. On 9 Mar 1934 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 6

11. Cause of Death: Carried died at Jewish Hospital and the cause of death states: inquest pending, 19 Jun 1937, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 4

12. Residence: 4630 N. 12th St., Philadelphia, Pa. On 19 Jun 1937 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 4

13. Newspaper: Pottstown Mercury: obituary of Mrs. Carrie (Beecher) Hughes, 21 Jun 1937, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 7 HUGHES -- In Philadelphia on Saturday, June 19, Mrs. Carrie (Beecher) Hughes, widow of John P. Hughes. The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from the Oliver Bair's funeral home, Chestnut street, Philadelphia, on Wednesday at 1:30 p. m. Interment in Forest Hills cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday night.

14. Obituary: Pottstown Mercury: obituary of Mrs. Carrie Hughes on 21 Jun 1937 in Pottstown, Montgomery, PA. 15 Mrs. Carrie Hughes, widow of Joseph P. Hughes, former Pottstown resident, died Saturday in the Jewish hospital, Philadelphia, of a heart attack caused by a fracture of the skull and compound fracture of the leg received when she was struck by a hit-run driver seven weeks ago. She resided at 4630 North Twelfth street, Philadelphia.
Mrs. Hughes resided in Pottstown 23 years ago. She was a daughter of Annie R. (Gresh) Beecher, 248 North Charlotte street, and the late Myers C. Beecher. Beside her mother the following brothers and sisters survive: Bertha, at home; Mrs. Alice Willoughby and Mrs. Anna Yost, both of Philadelphia.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p. m. at the funeral parlors of Oliver Bair, Philadelphia. Interment will be made in Forest Hills cemetery.

15. Newspaper: Pottstown Mercury: Former Pottstown Woman's Will Filed, 7 Jul 1937, Pottstown, Montgomery, PA. 16 Philadelphia, July 6 -- Carrie Beecher Hughes, widow of Joseph P.Hughes, formerly of Pottstown, left an $11,500 estate to be divided among relatives after making two $1000 bequests to a brother-in-law and a sister, according toher will filed for probate today.
The sum of $1000 was bequeathed to a sister, Alice B. Willoughby, who "helped me bear my troubles" and a like amount to a brother-in-law, not named, for "his graciousness to us during our life."
Mrs. Hughes died in Jewish hospital, June 19, of a heart attack caused by a fracture of the skull and compound fracture of the leg received when she was struck by a hit-and-run driver. She had resided at 4630 North 12th street.
Mrs. Hughes was a daughter of Annie R. (Gresh) and the late Myers C. Beecher, 248 North Charlotte street, Pottstown.

16. Probate on 5 Feb 1938 in , Montgomery, PA. 10


Carrie married Joseph Paris Hughes, son of William E. Hughes Sr. and Sarah Jane "Jennie" Paris, on 10 Sep 1913 in Pottstown, Montgomery, PA.1 2 (Joseph Paris Hughes was born on 30 Apr 1885 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA,5 6 14 17 died on 9 Mar 1934 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 6 18 19 and was buried on 13 Mar 1934 in Huntingdon Valley: Forest Hills Memorial Park Cemetery, Montgomery, PA 6 20.)


Sources


1 Reading Times (Reading, PA) (Reading, Berks, Pernnsylvania.), 26 Aug 1913, page 7. Marriage announcement for Carrie Herr Beecher and Joseph Paris Hughes of Boston, Mass.

2 Reading Times (Reading, PA) (Reading, Berks, Pernnsylvania.), 13 Sep 1913, page 3.

3 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 80682. Willoughby Beecher Hughes. Father Joseph P. Hughes. Mother Carrie Beecher.

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.), Death Certificate 93371. Carrie B. Hughes. Father Myers Beecher. Mother Annie R. Gresh. Spouse Joseph P. Hughes.

5 United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KXYK-LHB Joseph Paris Hughes, 1917-1918; citing New York City no 67, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509.

6 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 22593. Joseph P. Hughes. Father Wm E Hughes. Mother Jennie Paris. Spouse Carrie Beecher.

7 Pottstown Mercury (Pottstown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania), 21 Jun 1937, page 11. Obituary of Mrs. Carrie Beecher Hughes.

8 Reading Times (Reading, PA) (Reading, Berks, Pernnsylvania.), 26 Aug 1913, page 7.

9 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.

10 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993, Caroline H. Beecher, 1938, Dkt. AC, Vol 154, page 574.

11 1900 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Pottstown Ward 8, Series: T623 Roll: 1445 Page: 109.

12 Ancestry.com, U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995, 1908 Boyd's Pottstown Directory, printed page 396, online image 193.

13 Pottstown Mercury (Pottstown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania), 25 Aug 1913.

14 1930 United States Census, Year: 1930; Census Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2135; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 1072; Image: 942.0; FHL microfilm: 2341869.

15 Pottstown Mercury (Pottstown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania), 21 Jun 1937, page 3. Obituary of Mrs. Carrie Hughes.

16 Pottstown Mercury (Pottstown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania), 7 Jul 1937, page 3.

17 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Births, 1860-1906 (www.FamilySearch.org), https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VB1S-KXQ William E. Hughs in entry for Joseph Paris Hughes, 30 Apr 1885; citing bk Jan 1885 p 166, Department of Records; FHL microfilm 1289324.

18 Pennsylvania, Oliver H. Bair Funeral Records Indexes, 1920-1980 (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Original data: Oliver H. Bair Funeral Records. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Historical Society of Pennsylvania.), Hughes, Joseph Paris. Mar 1934.

19 Pennsylvania Department of Health, Pennsylvania, Death Indices (Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records, New Castle, PA, 16103. Online at http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/public_records/20686 .), Hughes, Joseph P. Died Phila 9 Mar 1934. Death Certificate 22593.

20 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013, Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 1185. PA > Philadelphia > Forest Hills Cemetery. Burial of Joseph Paris Hughes.



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