Jacob H. Beecher
Josephine E. Dawson
Benjamin Franklin Beecher
Nettie Salome Stevens
Donald Atlee Beecher


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1. Helen M. Trout

Donald Atlee Beecher 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 18 Feb 1920, Lancaster, Lancaster, PA 3 4 5
  • Marriage (1): Helen M. Trout on 27 Oct 1951 in Paradise Twp., Lancaster, PA 1 2
  • Died: 3 Dec 2005, Quarryville, Lancaster, PA at age 85 3 5
  • Buried: Paradise: St. John's United Methodist Church Cemetery, Lancaster, PA 3

   FamilySearch ID: LD7D-6WN.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1930 in Lancaster, Lancaster, PA. 6 In the 1930 census in Lancaster, Benjamin F. Beecher, 39, was living with wife Nettie S., 35; son Melvin H., 17; son Gerald F., 16; son Donald A., 10; daughter Selma B., 7; and Benjamin's father Jacob H., 73. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

2. Military from 17 Feb 1942 to 10 Nov 1945 in Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA: World War II. 4

3. Residence: 334 E. New St., Lancaster, Pa. on 17 Feb 1942 in Lancaster, Lancaster, PA. 4

4. Residence: 426 John St., Lancaster, Pa. on 20 Jan 1950 in Lancaster, Lancaster, PA. 4

5. Obituary: Lancaster Intelligencer Journal on 5 Dec 2005 in Lancaster, Lancaster, PA. 1 Donald A. Beecher, 85, formerly of Paradise, died Saturday, December 3, 2005, at the Quarryvillle Presbyterian Retirement Community. He was married to Helen M. Trout Beecher for 54 years on October 27th.

Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Benjamin and Nettie Slon Beecher. He served as an Army staff sergeant during World War II with Company L 149th Infantry in New Guinea, Southern Philippines and Luzon, and was awarded the purple heart for wounds he sustained in the Philippines. Donald worked as a flooring inspector for Armstrong World Industries for 43 years.

He was a member of St. John s United Methodist Church, Lancaster Lodge #43 F. & A. M., Zembo Shrine, A.A.O.N.M.S., Tall Cedars of Lebanon Forest #27 and P. J. Bair V. F. W. Post #7418 in Gap. He enjoyed gardening, bowling and hunting.

Surviving in addition to his wife are his daughters, Sandra K., wife of Douglas G. Miller of Paradise and Dawn M., wife of Gerald Mellinger of Strasburg; five grandchildren; and his brother, James Beecher. His brothers, Melvin and Gerald Beecher and his sister, Betty Wise, preceded Donald in death.

A viewing will be held on Wednesday, December 7th from 10:00 to 11:00 AM, followed by the funeral at 11:00 AM, both at St. John s United
Methodist Church. The Rev. Joseph Puckhaber will officiate. Interment in the adjoining cemetery with military honors accorded by the Red Rose Veterans Honor Guard. Kindly consider mailing a contribution in Donald's memory to
St. John s United Methodist Church, 3001 Lincoln Highway East, Paradise, PA 17562. Brown Funeral Home, Paradise, PA.

Donald married Helen M. Trout, daughter of E. Roy Trout and Flossie Singer, on 27 Oct 1951 in Paradise Twp., Lancaster, PA.1 2 (Helen M. Trout was born on 3 Nov 1921 in , , Pennsylvania, USA,7 8 died on 24 Feb 2009 in Quarryville, Lancaster, PA 7 8 and was buried in Paradise: St. John's United Methodist Church Cemetery, Lancaster, PA 8.)


1 Lancaster Intelligencer Journal Newspaper (Lancaster, Lancaster County, PA), 5 Dec 2005.

2 Lancaster Register of Wills and Marriages (Lancaster, PA) (http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/897/Search-Probate-Records), File 19516761 Donald Atlee Beecher and Helen Mary Trout.

3 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=53487493.

4 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Veteran Compensation Applications, WWII, 1950, Box Title : Bedilion, Charles K - Begonia, Jerril Don (Box 47). Online image 1303, Donald Atlee Beecher.

5 Ancestry.com, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.), Donald Atlee Beecher SSN 160160198.

6 1930 United States Census, "United States Census, 1930," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XHQ7-WQZ Jacob H Beecher in household of Benjamin F Beecher, Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania; citing enumeration district (ED).

7 Lancaster Intelligencer Journal Newspaper (Lancaster, Lancaster County, PA), Obituary of Helen M. Beacher, Feb 25, 2009.

8 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=34186018.

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