James W. Shaw
(1862-1936)
"Mamie" Mary Gaukel
(1877-1947)
Myrtle Shaw
(1912-1980)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Harold Sylvester Beecher Sr.

Myrtle Shaw 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

  • Born: 9 Oct 1912, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 6 8 9 10
  • Marriage (1): Harold Sylvester Beecher Sr. on 13 Mar 1934 in Oxford, Chester, PA 1 2
  • Died: Dec 1980, West Chester, Chester, PA at age 68 9

   FamilySearch ID: L6BK-Q5X.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1920 in Buckingham Township, Bucks, PA. 11 The 1920 census recorded Ester Shaw [sic as spelled by census taker], 11, and Myrtle Shaw, 8, as boarders in the home of Kate G. Hoffman, 70, single. Also a boarder is Silas Scelet, male, widowed, 80. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania except Kate's parents in Alsace Lorraine, France.

2. Census in 1930 in Newtown Square, Delaware, PA. 12 The 1930 census recorded on Poole Road: Myrtle Shaw, 17, as an adopted daughter in the home of William J. Neal, farmer, 73, and his wife Clara H., 72. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

3. Occupation: nurse on 9 Mar 1934 in Newtown Square, Delaware, PA. 2

4. Residence: on 9 Mar 1934 in Newtown Square, Delaware, PA. 2

5. Residence: 132 W. Gay St., West Chester, PA on 6 Mar 1935 in West Chester, Chester, PA. 10

6. Census in 1940 in West Chester, Chester, PA. 8 The 1940 census recorded renting at 132 E. Gay Street: Harold S. Beecher, operating service electric light co., 29, living with wife Myrtle S., 27. They were living in the same house in 1935 and were born in Pennsylvania.

7. Residence: 132 E. Gay St., West Chester, PA on 16 Oct 1940 in West Chester, Chester, PA. 5

8. Census in 1950 in Chester, Delaware, PA. 13 The 1950 census recorded at 244 E. Chestnut Street: Harold S. Beecher, dispatcher for electric company, 39, living with wife Myrtle, 37; Harold S. Jr., 9; and Carol, 3. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

9. Residence: 244 E. Chestnut St., West Chester, PA on 28 Feb 1950 in West Chester, Chester, PA. 3


Myrtle married Harold Sylvester Beecher Sr., son of Herbert Sylvester Beecher and Mae Ellen Hampton, on 13 Mar 1934 in Oxford, Chester, PA.1 2 (Harold Sylvester Beecher Sr. was born on 17 Mar 1911 in Coatesville, Chester, PA,1 3 5 7 14 15 died on 28 Nov 1970 in Willistown, Chester, PA, United States 1 7 and was buried on 1 Dec 1970 in Broomall: Glenwood Memorial Gardens, Delaware, PA 7 14.)


Sources


1 Records of Nancy Eitnier, a descendant.

2 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VFS3-85L Harold Beecher and Myrtle Shaw, 10 Mar 1934; citing , Chester, Pennsylvania, United States; FHL microfilm 556693.

3 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Veteran Compensation Applications, WWII, 1950, Harold Sylvester Beecher.

4 "Homer Funeral Home (Dushore, PA)," https://www.homerfuneralhome.com/obituary/3323374 obituary of Carol A. (Beecher) Brown.

5 Ancestry.com, U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947 (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), Harold Sylvester Beecher Sr. b. 17 Mar 1911 Coatesville PA.

6 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Birth Certificates, 1906-1913, Myrtle Shaw, b. 9 Oct 1912, father James Shaw, mother Mary Gawcall.

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 10749070 Harold S Beecher Sr. b. 17 Mar 1911 d. 28 Nov 1970 father Herbert Beecher mother Mae Hampton spouse Myrtle Shaw.

8 1940 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KQHH-R7D Harold S Beecher, North Ward, West Chester, West Chester Borough, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States.

9 U.S. Social Security Death Index, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JPDJ-Q3F null, Dec 1980; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

10 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.), 26290, Hebert Beecher, b. 6 Mar 1935 d. 6 Mar 1935, father Harold Beecher, mother Myrtle Shaw, cremated.

11 1920 United States Census, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFBX-9P5 Myrtle Shaw, Buckingham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States.

12 1930 United States Census, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHSX-ZNX Myrtle Shaw in household of William J Neal, Newtown, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 105, sheet 12A, line 24, family 264.

13 "1950 United States Census," https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6X1M-9DHY Harold S Beecher Chester PA.

14 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-2012 (Pennsylvania Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-2012. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Bureau of Archives and History. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Harold S. Beecher, Sr. 1911-1970.

15 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Birth Certificates, 1906-1913, Harold S. Beecher, b. 17 Mar 1911, father Herbert Beecher, mother Mary Hampton.



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