John Valentine Beecher
(1821-1886)
Ann Maria Ayers
(1832-1911)
John Whitman
(1846-1917)
E. Rebecca Freigh
(1841-1910)
William Ayers Beecher
(1870-1945)
Emma Laura Whitman
(1867-1929)
John Earl Beecher
(1892-1980)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Olive Ethel Leighton

2. Jean M. Moore

John Earl Beecher 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

  • Born: 26 Aug 1892, Pughtown, Chester, PA 2 4 13 14 15 16
  • Marriage (1): Olive Ethel Leighton on 7 Feb 1911 in Pottstown, Montgomery, PA 1 2
  • Marriage (2): Jean M. Moore in Jun 1955 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA 3
  • Died: 22 May 1980, Bethlehem, Lehigh, PA at age 87 13 15
  • Buried: 24 May 1980, Allentown: Grandview Cemetery, Lehigh, PA 13 16

   FamilySearch ID: 9KLW-4GV.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1900 in North Coventry Twp., Chester, PA. 4 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.

2. Census in 1910 in North Coventry Twp., Chester, PA. 6 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.

3. Occupation: lather on 7 Feb 1911 in North Coventry Twp., Chester, PA. 2

4. Military Draft: Word War I Draft Registration, 5 Jun 1917, Pottstown, Montgomery, PA. 14 Word War I Draft Registration
J. Earl Beecher, age 24
104 S. Franklin St., Pottstown.
Born Aug 26 1892 in Pughtown, Chester Co., Penna.
Occupation: Coremaker at Stanley Flagg & Co., Stowe, Pa.
Dependents: married, wife & 3 children.
Physical: Short, slender, brown eyes, brown hair.
.

5. Residence: 104 S. Franklin St. In Pottstown in 1917 in Pottstown, Montgomery, PA. 14

6. Census in 1920 in Pottstown, Montgomery, PA. 17 The 1920 census recorded Earl J. Beecher, 27, living with wife Ethel O., 27; Robert L., 8; Ethel L., 4; and Esther L., 4. Everyone was and their parents were born in born in Pennsylvania.

7. Census in 1930 in Pottstown, Montgomery, PA. 18 The 1930 census recorded renting at 359 Laurel Street: Earl Bucher [indexed wrong], picture operator - amusement, 38, living with wife Ethel, 40; twin daughters Ethel, 14 and Esther, 14; and son Robert, 18. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

8. Census in 1940 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 19 The 1940 census recorded renting at 108 N. 9th Street: Earl J. Bucher [indexed wrong], motion picture projectionist - theatre, 47, living with wife Olive E, 50; and twin daughters Ethel, clerk, single, 24 and Esther, cashier, single, 24. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. In 1935 they were all living in Pottstown, Montgomery County.

9. He was described as 5' 10" 144 lbs. Grey eyes bown hair light compexion on 21 Apr 1942 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 20

10. Residence: 108 N. 9th St., Allentown, PA on 21 Apr 1942 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 20

11. Residence: on 7 May 1945 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 9

12. Census in 1950 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 21 The 1950 census recorded at 108 N. Ninth Street: Earl J. Beecher, operator/manager of bicycle sales & repair shop, 58, was living with daughers Esther L. Beecher, partner in bicycle shop, 33, and Ethel L. Smith, 33, and her husband James R. Smith, letter carrier for U.S. post office, 31. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

13. Residence: 108 N. 9th St., Allentown, Pa. On 6 Feb 1950 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 22

14. Residence: on 15 Jun 1955 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 3

15. Residence: 505 Second Ave., Bethlehem, PA on 22 May 1980 in Bethlehem, Northampton, PA. 16

16. Obituary: Morning Call: obituary of Earl Beecher on 23 May 1980 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 16 Earl Beecher, 87, of 505 Second Ave., Bethlehem, and Cedarbrook, Allentown R. 2, died Thursday in Muhlenberg Medical Center. He was the husband of Jean M. (Moore) Beecher and the late Olive Ethel (Leighton) Beecher. He was the owner and operator of Beecher's Bicycle Service, Allentown, for 28 years before retiring in 1964. Born in Pughtown, Chester County, he was a son of the late William A. and Laura (Whitman) Beecher. He was a member of Asbury Methodist Church, Allentown, where he was secretary of the men's Sunday school class for many years. Surviving with his widow are two daughters, Esther, wife of Alfred Danas of Allentown, and Ethel, wife of Walter Mehlman of Northampton; a sister, Mrs. William Dillman of Pottstown, and nine grandchildren. Graveside services at 10:45 a.m. Saturday in Grandview Cemetery, Allentown, will be followed by memorial services at 11 in the church. A calling period will be 10-10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Trexler Funeral Home, 1625 Highland St., Allentown.


John married Olive Ethel Leighton, daughter of Samuel Lewis Leighton and Sara Shick, on 7 Feb 1911 in Pottstown, Montgomery, PA.1 2 (Olive Ethel Leighton was born on 16 Jan 1890 in Pottstown, Montgomery, PA,1 2 23 24 died on 3 Jan 1949 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA 7 23 25 26 and was buried on 7 Jan 1949 in Allentown: Grandview Cemetery, Lehigh, PA 23.)


John next married Jean M. Moore in Jun 1955 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA.3


Sources


1 FamilySearch.org, "Pennsylvania Marriages, 1709-1940," https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V2XN-YD3 J. Earl Beecher and O. Ethel Leighton, 1911.

2 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VF93-G4W J. Earl Beecher and O. Ethel Leighton, 07 Feb 1911; citing Pottstown, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States; FHL microfilm 556688.

3 Morning Call (Allentown, PA), 15 Jun 1955, page 23. Marriage applicaton of Earl Beeacher and Jean M. Moore.

4 1900 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Chester County, North Coventry Township, Series: T623 Roll: 1393 Page: 174.

5 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VFW9-KQL Robert L Beecher and Arline F Davis, 31 Dec 1936; citing , Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States; FHL microfilm 2080352.

6 1910 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Chester County, North Coventry Township, Series: T624 Roll: 1328 Page: 263.

7 Pottstown Mercury (Pottstown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania), 5 Jan 1949, page 3. Obituary of Ethel Leighton Beecher.

8 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 17287, Saria Leighton. Father Lewis Shick. Mother Susan Francis.

9 Pottstown Mercury (Pottstown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania), 7 May 1945, page 3. Obituary of William A. Beecher.

10 Morning Call (Allentown, PA), 16 Jun 1942, page 16. Marriage of Ethel Beecher and James Smith with photos.

11 Morning Call (Allentown, PA), 21 Jun 1984, page 44. Obituary of Mrs. Ethel Mehlman.

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 016106-67 Robert L. Beecher Sr., father John Earl Beecher, mother Olive Ethel Beecher, spouse Arline F. Davis.

13 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/203458018.

14 United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K6VR-Z41 J Earl Beecher, 1917-1918.

15 U.S. Social Security Death Index, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JY34-MNL null, May 1980; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

16 Morning Call (Allentown, PA), 23 May 1980, page 64. Obituary of Earl Beecher.

17 1920 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MF1S-XXR Robert L Beecher in household of Earl J Beecher, Pottstown Ward 5, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet 4A, family 81, NARA microfilm publication T625.

18 1930 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XHZW-YYV Earl Bucher, Pottstown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0119, sheet 6A, family 111, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 2084.

19 1940 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KQCS-38W Earl J Bucher, Ward 7, Allentown, Allentown City, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 39-22, sheet 2B, family 44, NARA digital publication of T627.

20 Ancestry.com, U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 (National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.), J. Earl Beecher b. 26 Aug 1892 Chester Co. PA.

21 "1950 United States Census," https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6X19-8J2Q Earl J Beecher Allentown PA.

22 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Veteran Compensation Applications, WWII, 1950, Robert Leighton Beecher.

23 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 4185. Olive Ethel Beecher. Father Samuel Leighton. Mother Sarah Scheck. Spouse J Earl Beecher.

24 Ancestry.com, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.), Olive Ethel Beecher.

25 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 4185, Olive E. Beecher.

26 Morning Call (Allentown, PA), 4 Jan 1949, page 2. Obituary of Mrs. J. Earl Beecher.



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