Conrad Beacher
(1820-1880)
Catherine Hoff
(1837-1921)
William Henry Martin
(1835-1898)
Katherine Preston
(1839-1895)
George William Beacher Sr.
(1871-1951)
Hannah Brown Martin
(1871-1941)
Dr. George William Beacher Jr.
(1907-1996)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Lillian Rose Hampton

2. Phebe Eavenson

Dr. George William Beacher Jr. 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

  • Born: 23 Nov 1907, Darby., Delaware, PA 2 3 4 6 9
  • Marriage (1): Lillian Rose Hampton
  • Marriage (2): Phebe Eavenson on 24 May 1972 in , Lancaster, PA 1
  • Died: 24 Jul 1996, Lancaster, Lancaster, PA at age 88 2 4 6
  • Buried: Christiana: Sadsbury Friends Burial Ground, Lancaster, PA 6

  General Notes:

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  Noted events in his life were:

1. He appeared on the census in 1910 in Darby., Delaware, PA. 3 The 1910 census recorded at 107 South 6th Street in Darby: George W. Beacher, machinist in a mill, 38, living with wife Hannah B., 38. Hannah had been married for 14 years and given birth to 4 children who were all living with her: Catherine, 13; Franklin, 9; Helen, 6; and George W., 2. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania, except George's father was born in Germany.

2. He appeared on the census in 1920 in Darby., Delaware, PA. 10 The 1920 census recorded at 107 6th Street in Darby: George W. Beacher, machinist in a mill, 47, living with wife Anna B., 47; Catherine M., bookkeeper, 23; Franklin, 18; Helen, 16; and George W., 12. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania, except George's father was born in Germany.

3. He appeared on the census in 1930 in Darby., Delaware, PA. 11 The 1930 Census recorded renting the home at 107 Sixth Street in Darby was George W. Beacher, inspector in an engineering firm, 57, living with wife Hannah, 57; son George J. Beacher, 22; and daughter Helen, clerk in soap works, 25. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania, except George W.'s father was born in Germany. No one was a veteran.

4. He attended school at Hahnemann Medical College on 15 Jun 1933 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA.

5. Residence: in 1935 in Darby., Delaware, PA. 5

6. He appeared on the census in 1940 in Gap, Lancaster, PA. 5 The 1940 Census recorded owning the home in Salisbury Township in Gap at 940 Bellvue Ave. was George W. Beacher, medical doctor private practice, age 32, with his wife Lillian R., bookkeeper in doctor's office, 33; and son George R., 1 month old when the census was recorded on April 26, 1940. Lilian had completed 2 years of high school and George 5 years of college. They were all born in Pennsylvania. In 1935 he lived in Darby, Delaware County, and Lillian lived in Philadelphia.

7. Newspaper: Delaware County Daily Times: "Dr. And Mrs. George Beecher, of Gap, are receiving felicitations of their friends upon the birth of a son, George Kennard. Dr. Beecher is the son of Mr. And Mrs. George Beecher, of South Sixth street.", 11 Mar 1940, Darby., Delaware, PA. 12 "Dr. and Mrs. George Beecher, of Gap, are receiving felicitations of their friends upon the birth of a son, George Kennard. Dr. Beecher is the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Beecher, of South Sixth street."

8. Occupation: Medical Doctor, Gap, PA on 16 Oct 1940 in Gap, Lancaster, PA. 13

9. He was described as 5' 8", 144 lbs., hazel eyes, brown hair, dark complexion on 16 Oct 1940 in Gap, Lancaster, PA. 13

10. Residence: on 1 Jun 1941 in Gap, Lancaster, PA. 8

11. Residence: in 1986 in Gap, Lancaster, PA. 14 5286 Lincoln Hy, Gap, PA, 17527

12. Residence: in 1996 in Lancaster, Lancaster, PA. 14 1800 Village Circle, Lancaster, PA 17603. 717-299-3817.

13. Obituary: Lancaster Intelligencer Journal: obituary of George Beacher Jr. On 25 Jul 1996 in Lancaster, Lancaster, PA. 15 Dr. George William Beacher Jr., 88, formerly of Gap, died Wednesday at Homestead Village, 1800 Village Circle, after a four-month illness.

He and his wife, Phebe Eavenson Laman Beacher, had been married for 24 years. He was also the husband of Lillian Hampton Beacher, who died in 1970.

Born in Darby, he was a son of the late George W. and Hannah Brown Beacher. He had lived in Gap since 1933.

He was a graduate of Darby High School, LaSalle University and the former Hahnemann Hospital, now known as Allegheny University Hospital.

Beacher was a general practitioner in the Gap area for 50 years from 1933 to 1983. He joined Eastbrook Family Health Center, Gap, from 1975 to 1979, and was the medical director of Harrison House, Christiana, from 1979 to 1983.

After retiring, Beacher was a deputy coroner in Lancaster County. He also served as the doctor for schools in Salisbury Township.

He was a member of Bellevue Presbyterian Church, Gap, where he was an elder.

He was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity, Christiana Lodge 417 Free and Accepted Masons, Lancaster Lodge of Perfection, Reading Consistory, Rajah Temple, and the Pennsylvania Medical Society.

Beacher received the Community Service Award for his medical skill and 24-hour-a-day availability from the Gap Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, the Rev. George K., husband of Karen Kevra Beacher of East Pembrook, N.Y.; a daughter, Karen Beacher, wife of Thomas R. Winters of Lancaster; a stepson, Donald W. Laman of Mesa, Ariz.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.


George married Lillian Rose Hampton, daughter of Archibald James Hampton and Rose Loescher. (Lillian Rose Hampton was born on 23 Sep 1906 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 16 17, christened on 5 May 1907 in Philadelphia: Church of the Redemption, Philadelphia, PA, USA 16 and died in 1970 in , , PA 15.)


George next married Phebe Eavenson on 24 May 1972 in , Lancaster, PA.1 (Phebe Eavenson was born on 21 May 1913 in Christiana, Lancaster, PA,2 18 died on 18 May 1998 in Lancaster, Lancaster, PA 2 18 and was buried in Christiana: Sadsbury Friends Burial Ground, Lancaster, PA 18.)


Sources


1 Lancaster Register of Wills and Marriages (Lancaster, PA) (http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/897/Search-Probate-Records), File 19724584 George Beacher and Phebe E. Laman 24 May 1972.

2 U.S. Social Security Death Index.

3 1910 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Roll 1339 Book 2, Page 148a.

4 Genealogy Research conducted by Bruce Franklin Beacher Ph.D. (1919-2004), Letter from George W. Beacher, 1978.

5 1940 United States Census, Year: 1940; Census Place: Salisbury, Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Roll: T627_3535; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 36-144.

6 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=117293588.

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 51826. George W. Beacher Sr. Father William Beacher. Informant: George W. Beacher Jr.

8 Delaware County Daily Times (Chester, Pa.), 2 Jun 1941, page 2. Obituary of Mrs. Hannah E. Beacher.

9 Ancestry.com, U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 (National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.), George William Beacher Jr., b 23 Nov 1907.

10 1920 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M612-TCQ George W Beacher, 1920.

11 1930 United States Census, Year: 1930; Census Place: Darby, Delaware, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2030; Page: 16A; Enumeration District: 58; Image: 817.0; FHL microfilm: 2341764.

12 Delaware County Daily Times (Chester, Pa.), 11 Mar 1940, page 7.

13 Ancestry.com, U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 (National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.), B. Donald Beacher, b 9 Dec 1913.

14 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.

15 Lancaster Intelligencer Journal Newspaper (Lancaster, Lancaster County, PA), 25 Jul 1996, page B-3. Obituary of George Beacher Jr.

16 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985, Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Collection Name: Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 231. PA > Philadelphia > Episcopal > Church of the Redemption. Baptisms. Online image 370.

17 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Births, 1860-1906 (www.FamilySearch.org), https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VB18-8ZR Lilian Rose Hampton, 23 Sep 1906; citing cn 19398, Department of Records; FHL microfilm 2,130,610.

18 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=117293733.



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