William M. Beacher
Priscilla Brigitta Weary
William Beecroft Jr.
Mary Ann Kay
Alfred Beacher Sr.
Emma Jane Beecroft
Alfred Robert Beacher


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1. Doris Jean Mortzfeldt

Alfred Robert Beacher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

  • Born: 25 Sep 1922, Newark, New Castle, DE 2 3 8
  • Marriage (1): Doris Jean Mortzfeldt on 6 Jul 1944 in Baltimore: Union Square Methodist Church, Baltimore, MD, USA 1
  • Died: 13 Apr 2015, Baltimore, Baltimore, MD at age 92 9
  • Buried: 17 Apr 2015, Brooklyn Park: Cedar Hill Cemetery, Anne Arundel, MD 10

  Noted events in his life were:

1. He appeared on the census in 1930 in Clementon, Camden, NJ. 3 The 1930 census in Clementon recorded Alfred Beacher, 37, living with wife Emma J., 30; John C., 12; Lillian A., 9; Alfred R., 7; William, 5; Henry, 3; and Richard G., 0. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania except John in Ohio and Alfred R. in Delaware.

2. He appeared on the census in 1940 in Lewes, Sussex, DE. 11 The 1940 census recorded living the home at 115 Woodland: Alfred Beacher, 48, living with wife Emma J., 40; John C., 23; Lillian A. Evans, 20; Alfred R., 17; William, 15; Henry W., 13; and Richard G., 11, Lura M., 7, and Joseph L., 2. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania except John and Lura in Ohio and Alfred R. in Delaware. Also in their home was Laban Evans, son in law, 23, born in Maryland, and granddaughter Reida V. Evans, 2 and grandson Alfred J. T. Evans, 0, both born in Delaware. In 1935, the census reports they were living in Burton, Geauga, Ohio.

3. He served in the military World War II on 9 Dec 1942 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 12

4. Newspaper: Cumberland News: Marriage of Doria Mortzfeldt and Alfred Beacher, 31 Jul 1944, Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 1 Married in Baltimore
Miss Doria Mortzfeldt, daughter of William Mortzfeldt, 115 Valley street, and Corporal Alfred Beacher, Baltimore, were married July 6 in Union Square Methodist church, Baltimore. The Rev. William Dawson officiated at the ceremony.
The bride is employed by the G. C. Murphy company, Baltimore. Cpl. Beacher is stationed with the army air force, New Mexico, as radio operator.
Mrs. Beacher will reside in Baltimore for the duration.

5. Newspaper: Cumberland News: "Mr. And Mrs. Alfred Beacher, Mr. And Mrs. Albert Holtman and Mr. And Mrs. Michael Kuen, Baltimore, have been visiting Mrs. Harry Leasure, Race Street.", 23 Jun 1948, Cumberland, Allegany, MD. 13

6. He had a residence on 23 Dec 1977 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 6

7. He had a residence in 1978 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 2 14 He lived in Baltimore in 1978.

8. He had a residence on 23 Jan 1991 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 7

9. He had a residence in 1993 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 15 1257 James St, Baltimore, MD, 21223-3617

10. He had a residence on 7 Oct 1996 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 16

11. His obituary was published in the Baltimore Sun: obituary of Alfred R. Beacher on 15 Apr 2015 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 10 On April 13, 2015, Alfred R. Beacher, beloved husband of the late Doris Beacher, mother of the late Anita Freeburger and Gloria King, survived by 4 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren, brother to 9 silbings. Mr. Beacher rests at the family operated HUBBARD FUNERAL HOME, INC., 4107 Wilkens Avenue, Baltimore, MD. The family will receive guests on Friday, April 17, 2015 from 10:00 AM until Funeral Services begin at 12:00 Noon. Interment to follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Alfred married Doris Jean Mortzfeldt, daughter of William Mortzfeldt and Helen Shirley Logan, on 6 Jul 1944 in Baltimore: Union Square Methodist Church, Baltimore, MD, USA.1 (Doris Jean Mortzfeldt was born on 2 Jul 1926 in Cumberland, Allegany, MD 17 18 19 and died on 31 Jan 2001 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD 17 19.)


1 Cumberland Times-News (Cumberland, Allegany, Maryland), 31 Jul 1944, page 6. Marriage of Doria Mortzfeldt and Alfred Beacher.

2 Genealogy Research conducted by Bruce Franklin Beacher Ph.D. (1919-2004).

3 1930 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X48B-2PL Alfred Beacher, Clementon, Camden, New Jersey; citing enumeration district (ED) 0091, sheet 5A, family 91, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 1323.

4 Cumberland Times-News (Cumberland, Allegany, Maryland), 27 Dec 1966, page 7. Obituary of William Mortzfeldt.

5 Cumberland Times-News (Cumberland, Allegany, Maryland), 11 Apr 1969, page 16. Obituary of Mrs. Harry Leasure.

6 The Morning News (Wilmington, DE), 28 Dec 1977, page 7. Obituary of Emma J. Beacher.

7 The News Journal (Wilmington, Delaware), 25 Jan 1991, page 3. Obituary of John C. Beacher.

8 Ancestry.com, Delaware State Birth Records, 1861-1922, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLVW-QXT Alfred Robert Beacher, 25 Sep 1922.

9 Email from Michelle Crawford (descendant of Alfred Beacher).

10 database(http://www.baltimoresun.com : accessed 15 Apr 2015), obituary of Alred R. Beacher; http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/baltimoresun/obituary.aspx?pid=174638321.

11 1940 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VRZ2-3YT Alfred Beacher, Representative District 3, Sussex, Delaware, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 3-15B, sheet 5B, family 115, NARA digital publication T627, roll 547.

12 National Archives and Records Administration, U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 (Ancestry.com Operations Inc), Alfred R. Beacher enlisted 9 Dec 1942, Baltimore.

13 Cumberland Times-News (Cumberland, Allegany, Maryland), 23 Jun 1948, page 6.

14 Beacher, Bruce Franklin, Beau-Chere, The Beacher Family Newsletter, Issue 1 Sep 1978.

15 Ancestry.com, U.S. Public Records Index (Original data: Voter Registration Lists, Public Record Filings, Historical Residential Records, and Other Household Database Listings.), Volume 1.

16 The News Journal (Wilmington, Delaware), 9 Oct 1996, page 14. Obituary of Joseph Labon Beacher Sr.

17 U.S. Social Security Death Index.

18 1930 United States Census, Year: 1930; Census Place: Cumberland, Allegany, Maryland; Roll: 843; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 0013; Image: 341.0; FHL microfilm: 2340578.

19 Ancestry.com, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.), Doris Jean Mortzfeldt Beacher. SSN 215206257.

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