Jesse Beecher
(1821-1880)
Elisabeth Trostle
(1829-1892)
Jacob Creek
(1841-1927)
Delila Cortwright
(1844-1912)
William Peter Beecher
(1866-1939)
Louella May Creek
(1869-1937)
Alta Elizabeth Beecher
(1891-1965)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Watson Piatt Vance

Alta Elizabeth Beecher 1 2 3

  • Born: 12 Jan 1891, Hartford City, Blackford, IN 1 3
  • Marriage (1): Watson Piatt Vance on 12 Apr 1908 in Hartford City, Blackford, IN
  • Died: 29 Jul 1965, Lansdale, Montgomery County, PA at age 74 3
  • Buried: 2 Aug 1965, Norristown: Riverside Cemetery, Montgomery, PA 3

   FamilySearch ID: LXM4-F3N.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1900 in Hartford City, Blackford, IN. 1 Renting at 119 Chestnut St: William P. Beecher, 33, born May 1867, was married for 13 years to wife Luella M., 30, Oct 1869. She had birthed 4 children, 3 alive in 1900: Chester E., 11, Dec 1888; Alta E., 10, Jan 1890; and Ruth J., 2, May 1898. He was a laborer in a paper mill. Everyone and their parents were born in Indiana, except William's parents were from Pennsylvania.

2. Census in 1920 in West Conshohocken, Montgomery, PA. 4 The 1920 census recorded William Beecher, machiinist in paper mill, 55, with wife Luella, 53; Ruth, stenographer, 20; William, laborer in paper mill, 17; Watson, 12. Also in the home is Opal Williams, 19; Opal's daughter Helen Williams, 1 year 1 month; Watson P. Vance, 38; Alta Vance, 29; Thelma Vance, 11; William Vance, 9; and Pauline Vance, 1 year 5 months. Everyone was born in Indiana except the elder William, Helen, and Pauline were born in Pennsylvania.

3. Occupation: paper cutter at Columbia Printing Co. On 7 May 1965 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 5

4. Cause of Death: myocardial infarction, arterio sclerotic heart disease, 29 Jul 1965, Norristown, Montgomery, PA. 3

5. Residence: 10 W. Township Line Rd., Norristown, PA on 29 Jul 1965 in Norristown, Montgomery, PA. 3

6. Obituary: on 31 Jul 1965. Mrs. Watson Vance
Mrs. Alta (Beecher) Vance, 74, widow of Watson Vance, 10 W. Township Line Road, Washington Square Gardens, died suddenly this morning at that residence.
Mrs. Vance was born in Hartford City, Ind., Jan 12, 1891, a daughter of the late William P. and Louella (Creek) Beecher.
She is survived by two daughters, Alma, wife of William E. Schuck, with whom she lived at the W. Townshp Line address, and Pauline, wife of Alex Pilecki, Creamery; eight grand-children; three great-grand-children; one sister, Mrs. Opal Fernside, Chalfont, and two brothers, William Beecher, Conshocken, and Watson Beecher, Miami, Fla.
Funeral arrangements are pending with the Boyd Funeral Home, 718 Swede St.


Alta married Watson Piatt Vance, son of William W. Vance and Susanna J. McGillard, on 12 Apr 1908 in Hartford City, Blackford, IN. (Watson Piatt Vance was born on 8 Jul 1881 in Crawfordsville, Montgomery, IN,4 6 7 died on 8 Mar 1925 in Conshohocken, Montgomery, PA 7 8 and was buried on 11 Mar 1925 in Norristown: Riverside Cemetery, Montgomery, PA 7 8.)


Sources


1 1900 United States Census, Indiana, Blackford County, Hartford City Ward 4, Series: T623 Roll: 360 Page: 291.

2 Ancestry.com, Indiana, U.S., Birth Certificates, 1907-1944, William Watson Vance, 14 Oct 1910.

3 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 070879-65 Alta E. Vance, father William P. Beecher, mother Louella Creek, spouse Watson Vance, informant Mrs. Wm. Schuck.

4 1920 United States Census, Year: 1920; Census Place: West Conshohocken, Montgomery, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1606; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 190; Image: 794.

5 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 053019-65 William W. Vance, father Watson P. Vance, mother Alta Elizabeth Beacher, spouse Nancy Vance.

6 United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.2/9MVF-143Q Watson Piatt Vance, 1917-1918.

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.), Death Certificate 25213. Watson P. Vance. Father Wm Vance. Mother Susanna McGillard.

8 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=108811617.



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