Jacob Franklin Beecher
Helen B. Whiteman
Thomas D. Smith
Sarah E. Moore
(Abt 1848-)
William Cope Beecher
Ella May Smith
Orville Wayne Beecher


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1. Elizabeth Durborow

Orville Wayne Beecher 1 2 3 4

  • Born: 2 Nov 1913, Coatesville, Chester, PA 2 3
  • Marriage (1): Elizabeth Durborow
  • Died: 1 Jun 1995, , Delaware, PA at age 81 3

   Another name for Orville was Ollie W. Beecher.4

   FamilySearch ID: L6P8-HZG.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1920 in Coatesville, Chester, PA. 5 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.

2. Census in 1930 in Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, USA. 6 The 1930 census recorded owning the home at 354 Buttonwood Street: Thomas E. Walker, salesman furniture store, 38; wife Emma F., 36; son Lloyd K., 11; father-in-law J. Frank Beecher, widowed, 75; and nephew Orville W. Beecher, knitter apprentice, 16. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania except Thomas and his parents in England. Thomas immigrated in 1906 and was not yet a U.S. citizen in 1930.

3. Census in 1940 in Oxford, Chester, PA. 7 The 1940 census recorded Orvile W. Beecher, furniture painter, 24, living with wife Elizabeth, 20. Also in the home is a boarder, Charles Dabbler, furniture painter, 24.

4. Census in 1950 in Oxford, Chester, PA. 8 The 1950 census recorded at 219 4th Street: Orville Beecher, spray painter for Ford Motor Co., 36, living with wife Elizabeth, 30; and daughter Susan, born in Aug 1949. Elizabeth was born in Delaware and the others in Pennsylvania.

Orville married Elizabeth Durborow. (Elizabeth Durborow was born on 2 Jan 1920 in , , Pennsylvania, USA 7 9 10 and died in Apr 1993 in Aston, Delaware, PA 10.)


1 Records of Nancy Eitnier, a descendant.

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

3 Social Security Death Index, Number: 198-01-4992; Issue State: Pennsylvania; Orville W. Beecher.

4 Delaware County Daily Times (Chester, PA), 15 Feb 2008, obituary of Sheryl M. Beecher Burke.

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

6 1930 United States Census, Year: 1930; Census Place: Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2000; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 0018; Image: 1002.0; FHL microfilm: 2341734.

7 1940 United States Census, Year: 1940; Census Place: Oxford, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: T627_3465; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 15-58.

8 "1950 United States Census," https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6XBJ-R79W Orville Beecher Oxford Twp Chester Co PA.

9 Ancestry.com, U.S. Public Records Index (Original data: Voter Registration Lists, Public Record Filings, Historical Residential Records, and Other Household Database Listings.), Volume 2.

10 U.S. Social Security Death Index, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JRC6-QP1 null, Apr 1993; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

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