William Lightner Beecher
(1830-1918)
Alidia Kinard
(1828-1899)
John Augustus Whiteman
(1810-1895)
Eliza Moore
(1817-1873)
Jacob Franklin Beecher
(1854-1933)
Helen B. Whiteman
(1855-1908)
William Cope Beecher
(1880-1921)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Ella May Smith

William Cope Beecher 2 3 4 5 6 7

  • Born: 10 Dec 1880, Coatesville, Chester, PA 1 2 5 7 8
  • Marriage (1): Ella May Smith on 17 Aug 1909 in Coatesville, Chester, PA 1
  • Died: 29 Jul 1921, Coatesville: Coatesville Hospital, Chester, PA at age 40 2 3 4 7
  • Buried: 2 Aug 1921, Coatesville: Fairview Cemetery, Chester, PA 3 4 7

   Another name for William was Wilmer Beecher.8

   FamilySearch ID: L8HK-NX1.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1900 in West Caln Twp., Chester, PA. 8 J. Franklin Beecher, farmer, 45, born Aug 1854, was married for 25 years to wife Helen, 43, Aug 1856. She had birthed 7 children, 3 still alive in 1900. With them: son Wilmer, day laborer, 19, Dec 1880; son Walter, 14, Feb 1886; and Emma, 7, Aug 1892. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

2. Residence: 254 Harmony St., Coatesville, Pa. On 23 Dec 1909 in Coatesville, Chester, PA. 6

3. Census in 1910 in Coatesville, Chester, PA. 9 The 1910 census recorded living at 254 Harmony Street: William Beecher, hanger in a steel mill, 30, married for the 1st time a year ago, living with his wife, Ella A., 38, who was previously married. She had birthed 6 children, and 4 were alive in 1910. Living with them: Blanche A. Reece, step-daughter, 14, sewing in a shirt factory; Nellie May Reece, step-daughter, 8; and Charles C. Reece, step-son, 6. Also in the home: Mary C. Miles, sister in law, 32, widowed; and her some Thomas B., nephew, 9. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

4. Obituary: Daily Local News on 11 Feb 1917 in West Chester, Chester, PA. Mrs. Ella May, wife of William Beacher, 254 Harmony Street, died at 8:30
o'clock last night at her home following an attack of indigestion. She is
survived by her husband, three daughters, Mrs. James Kelly, Misses Blanche and
Nellie Reece, and two sons, Charles and Orval Beacher, three sisters, Mrs.
Charles Thompson, Mrs. Horace Thompson, Mrs. Mary Beacher, and two brothers,
Jeffrey and William Smith, this city. Deceased was about 52 years of age.

5. Residence: 629 E. Chestnut St., Coatesville, PA on 12 Sep 1918 in Coatesville, Chester, PA. 5

6. Census in 1920 in Coatesville, Chester, PA. 10 The 1920 census recorded at 629 Chestnut Street: Thomas Walker, steel mill worker, 31, and his wife Emma T., 26, and their son Lloyd K., 1. Also in the home is father-in-law, Frank Beecher, widowed, meat cutter in meat store, 64; brother-in-law William C. Beecher, widowed, steel mill worker, 39; and nephew Orville W. Beecher, 6. Also is the home is boarder Lena Reynolds, 63. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania, except Lena's father in Ireland, and Thomas and his parents in England. Thomas immigrated in 1907.

7. Cause of Death: Hemorrhage following operation for sarcoma of intestines. Died at Coatesville Hospital., 29 Jul 1921, Coatesville, Chester, PA. 7

8. Residence: 618 E. Main St., Coatesville, Pa. On 29 Jul 1921 in Coatesville, Chester, PA. 7

9. Obituary: Daily Local News on 30 Jul 1921 in West Chester, Chester, PA. 3 William Cope Beecher William Cope Beecher, a son of J. Franklin Beecher, of this city, died at the Coatesville Hosptal, shortly after 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Mr. Beecher was in his 41st year. He had been ill from a cancerous infection of the stomach for several months. A few days ago he was admitted to the hospital, where an operation was performed. His condition at once grew alarming, and he knew no one thereafter. His wife died about two years ago. A son, Orville W. Beecher, eight years old, and a sister, Mrs. Thomas Walker, with his father, and a brother, Walter, all of this city, survive. The body was taken to the home of his brother-in-law, Mr. Walker, from where the funeral will be held. The most kindly word that can be uttered is none too kind for the young man, who was an exemplary citizen and a devoted father, well liked by all who knew him. Ibid: BEECHER- In Coatesville, Pa., on July 29, 1921, William C. Beecher, in his 41st year of his age. Relatives and friends of the family, also all Orders of which he was a member, are invited to attend the funeral without further notice from the residence of his sister, Mrs. Thomas Walker, No. 618 Main Street, Coatesville, Pa., on Tuesday, August 2. Meet at the house at 2 p.m. daylight savings time. Interment at Fairview Cemetery. Friends may view the remains on Monday evening, 7 to 9.
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William married Ella May Smith, daughter of Thomas D. Smith and Sarah E. Moore, on 17 Aug 1909 in Coatesville, Chester, PA.1 (Ella May Smith was born on 3 Apr 1873 in West Caln Twp., Chester, PA,1 11 12 13 died on 31 Jan 1917 in Coatesville, Chester, PA 11 13 and was buried on 5 Feb 1917 in Coatesville: Fairview Cemetery, Chester, PA 11 13 14.)


Sources


1 Chester County Archives, Pennsylvania (https://www.chesco.org/193/Records-Guides-Indexes), http://www.chesco.org/DocumentCenter/View/1726.

2 Records of Nancy Eitnier, a descendant.

3 Daily Local News, Chester County, PA (West Chester, Chester County, PA), July 30, 1921. Obituary of William Cope Beecher.

4 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=36144351.

5 United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K6V7-YZ9 William Cope Beecher, 1917-1918; citing Chester County no 3, Pennsylvania, 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.), Certificate 110768. Emma T. Beecher. Father William Beecher, mother Ella Smith.

7 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 70274 William C. Beecher b. 10 Dec 1880 d. 22 Jul 1921 father J. Franklin Beecher mother Helen Whiteman informant J Franklin Beecher.

8 1900 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Chester County, West Caln Township, Series: T623 Roll: 1394 Page: 6.

9 1910 United States Census, Year: 1910; Census Place: Coatesville, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: T624_1327; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 0009; FHL microfilm: 1375340.

10 1920 United States Census, Year: 1920; Census Place: Coatesville Ward 5, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1549; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 20; Image: 957.

11 Daily Local News, Chester County, PA (West Chester, Chester County, PA), January 31, 1917. Obituary of Ella May Beecher.

12 1880 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MWX2-JQ4 Thomas D. Smith, 1880.

13 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=36143965.

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.), Certificate 14700. Ella May Beecher. Father Thomas Smith, mother Sarah Moore.



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