Parris Epler Beecher
Catherine Ryan
Scott Ellsworth Welsh
Emma Minerva Elliott
James Parris Beecher
Beatrice May Welsh
Dorothy May Beecher
(Abt 1918-2016)


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1. Allan W. Shannon

Dorothy May Beecher 2 3 4 5

  • Born: Abt 1918, Cedar Knoll, Chester, PA 3 6
  • Marriage (1): Allan W. Shannon on 18 Mar 1950 in Brandywine Manor, Chester, PA 1
  • Died: 8 Jun 2016, York, York, PA about age 98 4
  • Buried: 13 Jun 2016, Coatesville: Fairview Cemetery, Chester, PA 6

   FamilySearch ID: K8QJ-F79.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1920 in West Brandywine Twp., Chester, PA. 3 The 1920 census recorded living on the state road to Centerville: James Beecher, foreman rolling mill, 22, living with wife Beatrice M., 22; son Earl James, 3; and daughter Dorothy May, 2. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania except James' mother in Ireland.

2. Census in 1930 in Coatesville, Chester, PA. 7 The 1930 census recorded living at 35 W. 6th Avenue: James Beecher, pitt helper steel mill, 33, living with wife Beatrice M., 33; son Earl J., 13; and daughter Dorothy M., 12. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania except James' mother in Irish Free State.

3. Census in 1940 in Coatesville, Chester, PA. 8 The 1940 census recorded living at 35 W. 5th Avenue: James Beecher, heater Lukens Steel, 43, living with wife Beatrice M., 44; son Earl J., welder G Huet Co.23; and daughter Dorothy M., operator Pa. Water, 22. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

4. Occupation: seamstress on 9 Mar 1950 in Coatesville, Chester, PA. 1

5. Residence: on 7 Jul 1989 in Coatesville, Chester, PA. 9

6. Residence: on 6 Sep 1997 in Coatesville, Chester, PA. 5

7. Obituary: The Daily Local: obituary of Dorothy M. Shannon on 10 Jun 2016 in Chester, Delaware, PA. 6 Dorothy M. Shannon of York, formerly of Coatesville Dorothy M. Shannon, 98, died Wednesday June 8, 2016 at SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Sprenkle Drive, York. Born in Cedar Knoll, West Brandywine Township, she was the daughter of the late James and Beatrice May Beecher. Dorothy was the widow of the late Allan W. Shannon who died in 1998. Dorothy was a member of Hibernia United Methodist Church, Coatesville. She was employed for many years as a seamstress with the former Cardinal Cotton. Dorothy is survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. She is predeceased by a brother, Earl J. Beecher. Dorothy's Funeral Service will be held on Monday, June 13 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at Hibernia United Methodist Church. Family and friends may visit from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Coatesville. In lieu of flowers, memorials in her honor may be made to Hibernia United Methodist Church, 220 Hibernia Rd., Coatesville, PA 19320. Arrangements are being handled by Wentz Funeral Home, Coatesville, (610) 384-0318. To share online condolences, please visit

Dorothy married Allan W. Shannon on 18 Mar 1950 in Brandywine Manor, Chester, PA.1 (Allan W. Shannon was born on 27 Apr 1919 in , Chester, PA 1 10 and died on 28 May 1998 in West Chester, Chester, PA 10.)

  Marriage Notes:

Rev. H. H. Kurtz


1, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, Allan W. Shannon and Dorothy M. Beecher, 1950.

2 Records of Nancy Eitnier, a descendant.

3 1920 United States Census, James Beecher, 1920.

4 Find A Grave,

5 Lancaster Intelligencer Journal Newspaper (Lancaster, Lancaster County, PA), 9 September 1997, page B-3. Obituary of Earl J. Beecher.

6 Daily Local News, Chester County, PA (West Chester, Chester County, PA), 10 Jun 2016, obituary of Dorothy M. Shannon.

7 1930 United States Census, Year: 1930; Census Place: Coatesville, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2019; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 6; Image: 105.0; FHL microfilm: 2341753.

8 1940 United States Census, Year: 1940; Census Place: Coatesville, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: T627_3464; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 15-6.

9 Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, PA), 16 Jul 1989, page 36-CC. Obituary of Beatrice Beecher.

10 U.S. Social Security Death Index, Allen W Shannon, 28 May 1998.

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