Robert W. Galbraith
(1856-1932)
Laura J. Seitz
(1854-1932)
Flora Belle Galbraith
(1888-1922)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Samuel Meryl Beecher Sr.

Flora Belle Galbraith 2 3 4

  • Born: 31 Aug 1888, Mount Rock, Cumberland, PA 5 6 7 8
  • Marriage (1): Samuel Meryl Beecher Sr. on 18 Dec 1912 in Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA 1
  • Died: 26 Oct 1922, Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA at age 34 4 6 7 8
  • Buried: 29 Oct 1922, Carlisle: Westminster Memorial Gardens, Cumberland, PA 4 6 7

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Residence: 1917 Harrisburg City Directory: Beecher, Saml., (Flora B.), fireman, h 714 N 18th in 1917 in Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 9

2. She appeared on the census in 1920 in Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 3 Living at 714 N. 18th: Samuel M. Beecher, engineer R.R., 30, was living with wife Flora B., 31; Samuel, 4 years 9 months; and daughter Margurite, 1 year 4 months. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

3. Cause of Death: Died at Polyclinic Hospital of cardiac embolism from thrombosis of pelvis vessels following delivery, 26 Oct 1922, Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 7

4. Residence: 714 N 18th St., Harrisburgh, Pa. On 26 Oct 1922 in Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 7

5. Obituary: Evening News: Funeral of Mrs. S. M. Beecher on 28 Oct 1922 in Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 10 The funeral of Mrs. Flora A. Beecher, 34, of 714 North Eighteenth street, who died at the Polyclinic Hospital Thursday night, will be held tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the home, with burial in Westminster Cemetery, Carlisle. The Rev. H. F. Rhoades will officiate. Mrs. Beecher leaves a husband and three children.

6. Obituary: The Sentinel: obituary of Mrs. Flora Beecher on 28 Oct 1922 in Carlisle, Cumberland, PA. 8 Mrs. Flora A. Beecher, 34, of 714 North Eighteenth street, Harrisburg, died at the Polyclinic Hospital last night. Mrs. Beecher is survived by her husband, Samuel M. Beecher, and three children. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, from the home, with burial in Westminster Cemetery, Carlisle. The Rev. H. F. Rhoads will officiate.

7. Obituary: The Sentinel: obituary of Flora Belle Galbraith Beecher on 9 Nov 1922 in Carlisle, Cumberland, PA. 4 Mrs. Flora Belle Galbraith Beecher, wife of S. M. Beecher, died at the Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg, Oct. 26th, after fourteen weeks of intense suffering.
She is survived by her husband and the following children: Samuel, Margaret and infant son Wayne, also by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Galbraith, Shippensburg, and these brothers and sisters: Dr. A. C. Galbraith, Newville; Mrs. Herman Strohm, Toledo, Ohio; her twin sister, Mrs. Berman Boughman, Niles, Ohio; Mrs. George Allen, Leesburg; Mrs. George Hummelstine, Chambersburg; Mrs. Bryan Baker, Shippensburg, and John, Chambersburg.
Funeral services were held from her late home in Harrisburg Sunday, October 29; interment at Westminster Cemetery, Carlisle, with Rev. Rose officiating. The floral tributes were profuse and beautiful.


Flora married Samuel Meryl Beecher Sr., son of Samuel J. Beecher and Adaliah L. Verne, on 18 Dec 1912 in Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA.1 (Samuel Meryl Beecher Sr. was born on 3 Jan 1890 in Hockersville, Cumberland, PA,11 12 13 14 died on 21 Aug 1979 in Carlisle, Perry, Pennsylvania, United States 12 15 and was buried on 24 Aug 1979 in Carlisle: Westminster Memorial Gardens, Cumberland, PA 12 15.)


Sources


1 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VFM8-TPS Samuel M. Beecher and Flora B. Galbraith, 1912.

2 Records of Sharon Swope (http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=nickol).

3 1920 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg Ward 8, Series: T625 Roll: 1558 Page: 239.

4 The Sentinel (Carlisle, PA) (www.cumberlink.com), 9 November 1922, page 4. Obituary of Flora Belle Galbraith Beecher.

5 1900 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M3S3-T5V Flora B Galbraith in entry for Robert W Galbraith, 1900.

6 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=90939571.

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.), Certificate 94260. Flora Beecher. Father Robert W. Galbraith, mother Laura Sites.

8 The Sentinel (Carlisle, PA) (www.cumberlink.com), 28 October 1922, page 4. Obituary of Mrs. Flora A. Beecher.

9 Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Boyd's Harrisburg City Directory, 1917, Printed page 149. Online image 79.

10 Harrisburg Evening News, Harrisburg, PA, 28 Oct 1922, page 11.

11 1900 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Penn Township, Series: T623 Roll: 1400 Page: 12-13.

12 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=90939566.

13 United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K6VF-HPQ Samuel Meryl Beecher, 1917-1918.

14 Ancestry.com, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.), Samuel Meryl Beecher.

15 The Sentinel (Carlisle, PA) (www.cumberlink.com), 23 Aug 1979, page 8. Obituary of Samuel M. Beecher.



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