John Whitman
(1846-1917)
E. Rebecca Freigh
(1841-1910)
Emma Laura Whitman
(1867-1929)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. William Ayers Beecher

Emma Laura Whitman 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

  • Born: 13 Aug 1867, North Coventry Twp., Chester, PA 1 2 6 12 13
  • Marriage (1): William Ayers Beecher on 1 Jun 1889 in North Coventry Twp., Chester, PA 1 2 3 4
  • Died: 7 Apr 1929, South Pottstown, Chester, PA at age 61 6 12 13 14
  • Buried: 10 Apr 1929, North Coventry Twp.: Mount Zion Cemetery, Chester, PA 6 12 13

   Another name for Emma was Laura E. Whitman.1 5

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1880 in North Coventry Twp., Chester, PA. 7 The 1880 census recorded John Whitman, laborer, 35, living with wife Rebecca, 38; daughter Laura, 12; Annie, 7; and Ella, 6. They are in the household of John's father, Geo. Whitman, stone mason, 58; and mother, Mary A., 56. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania except Rebecca and her parents in Wurtemburg, Germany.

2. Census in 1900 in North Coventry Twp., Chester, PA. 1 William C. Beecher, laborer iron worker, 30, born Nov 1869, was married for 11 years to wife Laura E., 32, Aug 1867. She had birthed 3 children by 1900: Edna, 10, Jan 1890; John E., 7, Aug 1892; and Eva M., 4, Mar 1896. William was renting his home.

3. Census in 1910 in North Coventry Twp., Chester, PA. 15 William A. Beecher, mail carrier, 39, was married for 20 years to wife Laura E., 42. She had birthed 5 children, 4 still alive in 1910. With them: Edna, body marker in shirt factory, 20; J. Earl, core marker in foundry, 17; Eva M., 14; daughter Marion J., 9; and mother Ann M., 80, widow, who had birthed 6 children, 5 alive in 1910. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

4. Census in 1920 in North Coventry Twp., Chester, PA. 16 The 1920 census recorded at 238 S. Main Street in South Pottstown: William A. Beecher, laborer in stone foundry, 49, living with wife Laura E., 52; and daughters Edna, 29; Eva M., 23; and Helen W., 9; and grandson James M. Beecher, 6. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

5. Cause of Death: thrombo phlektis left leg, chronic myocarditis, 7 Apr 1929, South Pottstown, Chester, PA. 6


Emma married William Ayers Beecher, son of John Valentine Beecher and Ann Maria Ayers, on 1 Jun 1889 in North Coventry Twp., Chester, PA.1 2 3 4 (William Ayers Beecher was born on 21 Nov 1870 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA,2 4 13 17 18 19 died on 5 May 1945 in Akron, Lancaster, PA 13 17 18 20 and was buried on 9 May 1945 in North Coventry Twp.: Mount Zion Cemetery, Chester, PA 13 17 18.)


Sources


1 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Chester County, North Coventry Township, Series: T623 Roll: 1393 Page: 174.

2 <i>Chester County Courthouse, Pennsylvania</i>, Marriage Application.

3 FamilySearch.org, "Pennsylvania Marriages, 1709-1940," https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V26Q-ZNT William A. Beecher and Emma Laura Whitman, 1889.

4 <i>Chester County Archives, Pennsylvania</i>, http://www.chesco.org/DocumentCenter/View/1726.

5 <i>Pottstown Mercury</i> (Pottstown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania), 19 Dec 2006 Obituary of Helen Dillman.

6 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966</i> (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1966. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 45381. E. Laura Beecher. Father John W. Whitman. Mother Rebecca Freck.

7 1880 United States Census, Year: 1880; Census Place: North Coventry, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1115; Family History Film: 1255115; Page: 415D; Enumeration District: 095; Image: 0618.

8 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966</i> (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1966. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 64716. Eva Marie Tyson. Father William A. Beecher. Mother Laura Beecher. Spouse Wilson D. Tyson.

9 <i>Morning Call (Allentown, PA)</i>, 23 May 1980, page 64. Obituary of Earl Beecher.

10 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania, Birth Certificates, 1906-1910</i>, Certificate 191853. Helen Whitman Beecher, b. 2 Dec 1910 in N. Coentry Township, Chester, PA, father William A. Beecher, mother Emma Laura Whitman.

11 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966</i> (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1966. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Certificate 6849. Edna Brendlinger. Father William A. Beecher. Mother Emma Laura Beecher. Spouse Leo Brendlinger.

12 <i>Find A Grave</i>, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/106088566.

13 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=106088557.

14 Pennsylvania Department of Health, <i>Pennsylvania, Death Indices</i> (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 45381. E. Laura Beecher.

15 <i>1910 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Chester County, North Coventry Township, Series: T624 Roll: 1328 Page: 263.

16 <i>1920 United States Census</i>, Year: 1920; Census Place: North Coventry, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1550; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 54; Image: 662.

17 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966</i> (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1966. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 42530. William Ayers Beecher. Father John V. Beecher. Mother Annie Ayers. Spouse Emma Whitman.

18 <i>Pottstown Mercury</i> (Pottstown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania), 7 May 1945, page 3. Obituary of William A. Beecher.

19 Ancestry.com, <i>U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007</i> (Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.), William Ayres Beecher, SSN 180206057.

20 Pennsylvania Department of Health, <i>Pennsylvania, Death Indices</i> (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 42530. William A. Beecher.



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