John Ryan
(-Bef 1920)
Catherine
(-Aft 1920)
Catherine Ryan
(1867-1960)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Michael Pyncheon

2. Parris Epler Beecher

Catherine Ryan 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 6 Jul 1867, Ballyragget, KIK, Leinster, IRL 2 6
  • Marriage (1): Michael Pyncheon about 1892 1
  • Marriage (2): Parris Epler Beecher about 1895
  • Died: 6 May 1960, Wilmington, New Castle, DE at age 92 1 4 6
  • Buried: 9 May 1960, Coatesville: Fairview Cemetery, Chester, PA 2 4 6

   Other names for Catherine were Catharine Ryan 1 7 8 and Kate Ryan.9

   FamilySearch ID: M89S-TDB.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. She immigrated Ship: British Prince from Liverpool on 17 Mar 1887 to Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 9

2. Census in 1900 in Coatesville, Chester, PA. 10 Owning the home at 237 South First Avenue was Paris Beacher, 43, born Dec 1856, who was married for 16 years, but his wife isn't listed. With him: daughter Mary, 18, Nov 1871 [should be 1881], single; Herbert, 16, Apr 1884; Edward, 14, Apr 1886; Norman, 12, Dec 1887. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania. Also with them: housekeeper Catherine Pension [Pyncheon], 28, born in Ireland; her daughter Mary, 7; and her son Joseph, 5.

3. Residence: 237 S. 1st Avenue, Coatesville, Pa. On 31 Jul 1908 in Coatesville, Chester, PA. 11

4. Residence: 237 S. 1st Avenue, Coatesville, Pa. On 5 Aug 1909 in Coatesville, Chester, PA. 12

5. Census in 1920 in West Brandywine Twp., Chester, PA. 13 The 1920 census recorded Paris Beecher, farmer, 63, living with wife Catharine, 50; daughters Ruth Ella, seamstress, 16; Nora Elizabeth, 10, and Edna, 7; and grandson Harold, 3; and son Robert Edward Beecher, furance helper at steel mill, widowed, 34.

6. Census in 1930 in Coatesville, Chester, PA. 14 The 1930 census recorded Charles M. Jackson, electric welder in steel mill, 27, living with wife Ruth, 27; sons Charles, 6; and Donald, 1. Also in the home is Robert Jackson, father, 55; brothers Frank Jackson, 24; Robert Jackson, 18; Wilson Jackson, 17; James Jackson, 15; and mother-in-law Catherine, 60, born in Irish Free State; sister-in-law Edna, 18, and nephew Harold, 14. Everyone else was born in Pennsylvania.

7. Residence: in 1949 in Claymont, New Castle, DE. 4

8. Census in 1950 in New Castle, New Castle, DE. 15 The 1950 census recorded at 11 Seminole Avenue: Paul C. Smith, operating depot at oil refinery, 41, living with wife Nora E., 41; Joan M., 17; Paul B., 15, and mother-in-law Katherine Beecher, 79, born in Ireland. All others were born in Pennsylvania.

9. Cause of Death: Catherine died at Memorial Hospital from hepatic failure, gallstone impacted in common bile duct. Portal cirrhosis of liver, 6 May 1960, Wilmington, New Castle, DE. 6

10. Obituary: The News Journal: obituary of Mrs. Parris Beecher on 6 May 1960 in Wilmington, New Castle, DE. 4 Mrs. Parris Beecher

Mrs. Catherine Ryan Beecher, 92, widow of Parris Beecher, died this morning in the Memorial Hospital after a long illness. She had been in the hospital four days.

Mrs. Beecher lived most of her life around Coatesville and came to Claymont 11 years ago to live with a son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Paul C. Smith, 11 Seminole Avenue.

A native of Ireland, she was a member of Atonement Methodist Church in Claymont.

In addition to Mrs. Smith, she is survived by two other daughters, Mrs. Charles M. Jackson, Springfield, Pa., and Mrs. Benjamin J. Marsh, Coatesville; two sons, Joseph Pyncheon by a former marriage and James Beecher, both of Coatesville; two step-children, Mrs. Mamie Chambers, Lancaster, and Edward Beecher, near Coatesville; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Clark, Morristown, N. J., and Mrs. Nora Campbell, Long Island; 11 grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren.

The Rev. Dr. Arthur J. Jackson, pastor of Atonement Church, will officiate at services Monday at 2 p. m. in the S. Paul Roberts Funeral Home, 1030 East Lincoln Highway, Coatesville, where friends may call Sunday after 7 p. m. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery.

11. Residence: 11 Seminole Avenue, Claymont, DE on 6 May 1960 in Claymont, New Castle, DE. 6


Catherine married Michael Pyncheon about 1892.1 (Michael Pyncheon was born in , , , IRL 1 and died about 1894 in Coatesville, Chester, PA 1.)


Catherine next married Parris Epler Beecher, son of William Lightner Beecher and Alidia Kinard, about 1895. (Parris Epler Beecher was born on 29 Dec 1855 in Lower Windsor Twp., York, PA,16 died on 12 May 1929 in Coatesville, Chester, PA 16 17 18 19 and was buried on 16 May 1929 in Coatesville: Fairview Cemetery, Chester, PA 16 17 19.)


Sources


1 Records of Nancy Eitnier, a descendant.

2 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=47193029.

3 Ancestry.com, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.), Edna Beecher, SSN 176074458.

4 The News Journal (Wilmington, Delaware), 6 May 1960, page 10, Obituary of Mrs. Parris Beecher.

5 Intelligencer Journal (Lancaster, PA), 24 Apr 1991, page 15. Obituary of Edna Beecher Marsh.

6 FamilySearch.org, Delaware Vital Records, 1650-1974, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QGNT-K7MY Catherine Beecher, 06 May 1960; citing Death, Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware.

7 Coatesville Record, Coatesville, Chester County, Pennsylvania, August 6, 1909. Obituary of Cathryn Beecher.

8 Daily Local News, Chester County, PA (West Chester, Chester County, PA), May 11, 1911. Obituary of Walter Beecher.

9 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Passenger List Index Cards, 1883-1948, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KFDP-Z58 Kate Ryan, 1887.

10 1900 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Chester County, Coatesville, Series: T623 Roll: 1393 Page: 213.

11 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 64322. Anna May Beecher. Father Parris Beecher, mother Catherine Rian.

12 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 72616. Catherine M. Beecher. Father Parris Beecher, mother Catherine Ryan.

13 1920 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MFTY-SLL Catharine Beecher in entry for Paris Beecher, 1920.

14 1930 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XHD3-LLH Catherine Beecher in entry for Charles M Jackson, 1930.

15 "1950 United States Census," https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6XL7-DGZ8 Paul C Smith New Castle DE.

16 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=47193030.

17 Daily Local News, Chester County, PA (West Chester, Chester County, PA), May 12, 1929. Obituary of Paris Beecher.

18 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 .), Death Certificate 55465, Parris Beecher. d. 12 May 1929 Coatesville, Pa.

19 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 55465. Paris Beecher. Father William Beecher. Mother Lidia Kinard.



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