Benjamin Franklin Beacher Sr.
(1845-1922)
Sarah Jane Jacobs
(1846-1886)
Charles Wagner
(1846-1926)
Emma Rishel
(1848-1910)
Arthur Garfield Beacher
(1883-1977)
Lottie Mabel Wagner
(1890-1954)
Arthur Fredrick Beacher
(1908-1980)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Dorothy Jones

Arthur Fredrick Beacher 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

  • Born: 9 Dec 1908, Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA 2 8 10 11 12
  • Marriage (1): Dorothy Jones on 29 Nov 1928 in , Schuylkill, PA 1
  • Died: 11 Jan 1980, Altamont, Schuylkill, PA at age 71 2 3 12 13
  • Buried: Shenandoah Heights: Odd Fellows Cemetery, Schuylkill, PA 12

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Occupation: mining engineer. 3

2. He appeared on the census in 1910 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 14 Arthur [indexed as Beecker in 1910 census], painter, 26, was living with wife Lottie, 20. They were married for 2 years and she had birthed one child: Arthur, 1. They and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

3. He appeared on the census in 1920 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 15 The 1920 census recorded at 102 North Washington Avenue: Arthur Beacher, machinist in coal mine, 36, living with wife Lottie, 30; Arthur, 11; Evelyn, 9; Dorothy, 6; and Robert, 2 months. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

4. Occupation: student on 24 Nov 1928 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 1

5. He appeared on the census in 1930 in West Mahanoy Twp., Schuylkill, PA. 10 Arthur Beacher, machinist colliery, 46, was married at age 24 to wife L?ttie, 39, who married at age 17. With them: Arthur Jr., coal engineer in coal mines, 21, who married at age 19; Dorothy, operator in telephone co., daughter-in-law, 24, who married Arthur Jr. at age 22; Evelyn, waitress, daughter, 19; Dorothy, 16; Paul, 11; and Jean, 5. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania, except Dorothy's parents were from Wales. They are living at 208 Ohio Avenue.

6. He appeared on the census in 1940 in West Mahanoy Twp., Schuylkill, PA. 11 In the 1940 Census in West Mahanoy Township was recorded Arthur Beacher, age 56, retired, living with wife Lotte, 49; son Paul, 20, clerk in lumber company; daughter Jean, 15; plus son Arthur Beacher, 31, laborer in coal mine, and his wife Dot, 33, and their daughter Joan, 6. Also in the home is Arthur Sr's daughter Joan Balliet and her husband, John Balliet, 33, clerk in lumber company, and their child John Jr., 7. Everyone was born in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, except Lottie Beacher in Roaring Creek, Pennsylvania; John Jr. Balliet and Joan Beacher in Shenandoah Heights; and John Balliet Sr. In 1935 everyone lived in Shenandoah Heights.

7. Occupation: East Bear Ridge Colliery Co. On 16 Feb 1942 in Mahanoy Plane, Schuylkill, PA. 8

8. He was described as 5' 7" 165lbs, blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion on 16 Feb 1942 in Shenandoah Heights, Schuylkill County, PA. 8

9. He resided at 208 Ohio Ave., Shenandoah Heights, PA on 16 Feb 1942 in Shenandoah Heights, Schuylkill County, PA. 8

10. He had a residence on 8 Sep 1966 in Frackville, Schuylkill, PA. 6

11. He resided at 425 Washington St., Frackville, PA in Sep 1968 in Frackville, Schuylkill, PA. 9

12. Newspaper: Evening Herald: Arthur Beacher, 425 Washington st., Frackville, is a patient at the Geisinger Medical Cetner, Danville. He is in room 355., 4 Sep 1969, Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 16

13. He resided at Washington St., Frackville, PA on 16 Nov 1971 in Frackville, Schuylkill, PA. 7

14. He had a residence on 17 Jan 1977 in Frackville, Schuylkill, PA. 5

15. Newspaper: Evening Herald: "Arthur F. Beacher, Frackville, and Jean Beacher Gibbon, Shenandoah Heights, executors of the estate of Arthur G. Beacher, to Lawrence and Cherl Murphy, premises in Shenandoah Heights, $20,000.", 18 Apr 1977, Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 17

16. Newspaper: Evening Herald: photo of Arthur Beacher, mining engineer, 4 Jun 1977, Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 18 Photo caption: "Finish" was written to the Kehley Run Mine Fire Project Friday as state officials toured the tract and found all in order. Pictured are, from left, Arthur Beacher, mining engineer; Stanley Reed, DER Bureau of Operations; Michael Yccino, DER engineer in Pottsville; Connie Reese, Shenandoah council president; Al Roman, No. 1 Contracting Company superintendent; Mal Hopkins, councilman; Cilff McConnell, DER deputy secretary of resources management; Ed Pelsinky, councilman; Donald Fowler, DER assistant; Neal Rodino, DER construction foreman.

17. Obituary: Pottsville Republican: obituary of Arthur Beacher on 1 Nov 1980 in Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 19


Arthur married Dorothy Jones, daughter of John G. Jones and Elizabeth Davies, on 29 Nov 1928 in , Schuylkill, PA.1 (Dorothy Jones was born on 28 Aug 1905 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA,2 10 20 died on 26 Mar 1988 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 2 20 and was buried in Shenandoah Heights: Odd Fellows Cemetery, Schuylkill, PA 20.)


Sources


1 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KMZ3-XP2 Arthur Beacher and Dorothy Jones, 29 Nov 1928; citing , Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States; FHL microfilm 2131693.

2 U.S. Social Security Death Index.

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

4 Beacher, Bruce Franklin, Beau-Chere, The Beacher Family Newsletter, Issue 1 Jun 1979.

5 Shenandoah Evening Herald (Shenandoah, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania.), 17 Jan 1977, page 2. Obituary of Arthur G. Beacher.

6 Delaware County Daily Times (Chester, Pa.), 9 Sep 1966, page 4. Obituary of Miss Dorothy M. Beacher.

7 Shenandoah Evening Herald (Shenandoah, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania.), 16 Nov 1971, page 2.

8 Ancestry.com, U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 (National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.), Arthur Frederick Beacher b.9 Dec 1908.

9 Shenandoah Evening Herald (Shenandoah, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania.), 26 Sep 1968, page 10. Marriage of Joan Dorothy Beacher and Emil David Micun.

10 1930 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, West Mahanoy Township, Series: T626 Roll: 2148 Page: 248.

11 1940 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KQ7Y-ZGY Arthur Beacher, West Mahanoy Township, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 54-181, sheet 7B, family 114, NARA digital publication T627, roll 3607.

12 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=104440453.

13 Beacher, Bruce Franklin, Beau-Chere, The Beacher Family Newsletter, 1 Jun 1980.

14 1910 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, Shenandoah Ward 3, Series: T624 Roll: 1419 Page: 97.

15 1920 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, Shenandoah, Enumeration District 123 Sheet 7 Visit 124.

16 Shenandoah Evening Herald (Shenandoah, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania.), 4 Sep 1969, page 8.

17 Shenandoah Evening Herald (Shenandoah, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania.), 18 Apr 1977, page 11.

18 Shenandoah Evening Herald (Shenandoah, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania.), 4 Jun 1977, page 1. Photo of Arthur Beacher.

19 Pottsville Republican (Pottsville, Schuylkill County, PA), 1 Nov 1980, page 2, obituary of Arthur Beacher.

20 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=104440504.



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