John Jacob Beacher Sr.
(1812-After 1880)
Angeline Eisenhuth
(1815-1885)
William James Jacobs Sr.
(About 1820-1903)
Mary Ann Hough
(1822-1908)
Benjamin Franklin Beacher Sr.
(1845-1922)
Sarah Jane Jacobs
(1846-1886)
Laura Ellen Beacher
(1871-1952)

 

Family Links

Spouses/Children:
1. Thomas Henry Heywood

Laura Ellen Beacher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

  • Born: 29 Jan 1871, Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA 1 2 5 8 9
  • Marriage (1): Thomas Henry Heywood on 14 Dec 1889 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA 1
  • Died: 28 Sep 1952, Ashland, Schuylkill, PA at age 81 6 9
  • Buried: 2 Oct 1952, Girardville: Odd Fellows Cemetery, Schuylkill, PA 6 9

  Noted events in her life were:

1. She appeared on the census in 1880 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 8 Benjamin Beacher (age 35, occupation miner) and living in his household are his wife, Sarah Jane (33); daughters Emma (10), Laura (8), Sallie (6) and Angeline (5), son Benjamin (3),and daughter Mary (1). Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

2. She appeared on the census in 1900 in Girardville, Schuylkill, PA. 10 The 1900 census recorded renting at 120 B. Street: Thomas Heywood, coal miner, 31, born Apr 1869, living with wife Laura E., 29, Jan 1871; daughter Sarah G., 10, Jan 1890; and son Thomas B., 1, Apr 1899. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania except Thomas' parents in England. Thomas and Laura were married for 11 years and she had birthed 3 children by 1900. Next door is Thomas' brother Cyrus Heywood, 46, born Sep 1853, with his family.

3. She appeared on the census in 1910 in Girardville, Schuylkill, PA. 11 The 1910 census recorded renting at 27 Main Street: Thomas Heywood, coal miner, 41, living with wife Laura, 39; Grace, 20; Thomas, 10; and Gladys, 5. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania except Thomas' parents in England. Thomas and Laura were married for 21 years and she had birthed 4 children by 1910, 3 still alive.

4. She appeared on the census in 1920 in Girardville, Schuylkill, PA. 12 13 The 1920 census recorded owning a home at 121 N. 2nd Street: Thomas Heywood, loader boss at coal mine, 50, living with wife Laura, 49; and daughter Gladys, 15. On a later census correction page, it corrects that 2 children were also in the household: son Thomas B. Heywood, single, 20; and daughter Marion, 4 years 1 month. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania except Thomas' parents in England.

5. She appeared on the census in 1930 in Girardville, Schuylkill, PA. 14 The 1930 census recorded owning a $2,500 home at 121 N. Second Street: Thomas Heywood, transportation manager at coal mine, 60, living with wife Laura, 59; Gladys, waitress in hotel, 20; and Marion, 14. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania except Thomas' parents in England.

6. She appeared on the census in 1940 in Girardville, Schuylkill, PA. 15 The 1940 census recorded owning a $3,500 home at 121 N. Second Street; Laura Heywood, widowed, 70, living with her daughters: Gladys, clerk in ice cream parlor, 34; and Marian, clerk in five & ten, 24. They were born in Pennsylvania and lived in the same house in 1935.

7. Cause of Death: She collapsed and fell in her home on September 20th, fracture left femur. Died at Ashland State Hospital in Butler Township., 28 Sep 1952, Ashland, Schuylkill, PA. 6


Laura married Thomas Henry Heywood, son of Richard Haywood and Grace Anderton, on 14 Dec 1889 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA.1 (Thomas Henry Heywood was born on 15 Apr 1869 in Saint Clair, Schuylkill, PA,1 16 17 18 died on 27 Jan 1935 in Girardville, Schuylkill, PA 1 16 17 and was buried on 31 Jan 1935 in Girardville: Odd Fellows Cemetery, Schuylkill, PA 16 17.)


Sources


1 Descendants of Grace Anderton

Descendants of Grace Anderton
Descendants of Grace Anderton
(http://cactusgems_garden.tripod.com/grace_anderton.htm).

2 Beacher, Bruce Franklin, Beau-Chere, The Beacher Family Newsletter, 1 Dec 1978.

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

4 Schalk, Adolf W. and Hon. D.C. Henning, editors, History of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania (State Historical Association, 1907. Found in Pennsylvania State Library, R974.863 Sch. 13 V.2), Volume II, pages 44-46.

5 Bible of Benjamin F. and Sarah Jane Beacher.

6 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1963. 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 81531. Laura Heywood. Father Benjamin Beacher. Mother Sarah Jane Jacobs.

7 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1963. 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 70323. Grace Evans. Father Thomas Heywood. Mother Laura Beacher. Spouse Clement Evans.

8 1880 United States Census, FHL Film 1255192; National Archives Film T9-1192; Page 7C.

9 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=107532793.

10 1900 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M34C-DY4 Thomas Heywood, West Mahanoy Township Girardville borough Ward East, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet 8A, family 121, NARA microfilm publication T623.

11 1910 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MGQ9-YYV Thomas Heywood, Girardville, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 29, sheet 2B, family 29, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1375429.

12 1920 United States Census, Year: 1920; Census Place: Girardville Middle Ward, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1650; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 37; Image: 51.

13 1920 United States Census, Correction page Year: 1920; Census Place: Girardville Middle Ward, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1650; Page: 19A; Enumeration District: 37; Image: 78.

14 1930 United States Census, Year: 1930; Census Place: Girardville, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2145; Page: 16B; Enumeration District: 0037; Image: 155.0; FHL microfilm: 2341879.

15 1940 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KQ72-PP6 Laura Heywood, Middle Ward, Girardville, Girardville Borough, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 54-42, sheet 2B, family 29.

16 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=107532792.

17 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1963. 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 5629. Thomas Heywood. Father Richard Heywood. Mother Grace Anderton. Spouse: Laura Heywood.

18 1870 United States Census, Year: 1870; Census Place: St Clair South Ward, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1450; Page: 703B; Image: 645; Family History Library Film: 552949.



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