John Godfrey
(1817-1886)
Matilda Myers Ness
(1828-1881)
Ella Godfrey
(1858-1891)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. John Henry Beecher

Ella Godfrey 1 2 3

  • Born: 11 Nov 1858, Springfield Twp., York, PA 1 4
  • Christened: 4 May 1884, Glen Rock: Emmanuel United Methodist Church, York, PA 1
  • Marriage (1): John Henry Beecher on 20 Sep 1883 in Glen Rock: Emmanuel United Methodist Church, York, PA 1
  • Died: 24 Oct 1891, Baltimore, Baltimore, MD at age 32 5 6 7
  • Buried: New Freedom: New Freedom Cemetery, York, PA

   Another name for Ella was Ellen Godfrey.4 5 8

  Noted events in her life were:

1. She appeared on the census in 1860 in Springfield Twp., York, PA. 8 John Godfrey, farmer, 43, was living with Matilda, 33; Martin, 13; Charles, 9; Ellen 5. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. John's real estate was valued at $3000 and personal estate at $500.

2. She appeared on the census in 1870 in Springfield Twp., York, PA. 4 John Godfrey, farmer, 40, was living with Matilda, 32; Martin, 23; Charles, 19; Ellen 14. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. John's real estate was valued at $5000 and personal estate at $3000.

3. She had a residence on 24 Oct 1891 in New Freedom, York, PA, USA. 7

4. Her obituary was published in The York Daily: death of Mrs. Ella Beecher on 27 Oct 1891 in York, York, PA. 7 Died at Baltimore
Mrs. Ella Beecher, of New Freedom, died at the John Hopkins hospital, Baltimore, on Saturday. Mrs. Beecher was suffering from a blood tumor and was taken to that institution for the purpose of having an operation performed a week ago. The operation was performed, but she did not recover. The deceased was 30 years of age and leaves two children. She was a daughter of the late John Godfrey, of Loganville.


Ella married John Henry Beecher, son of Parris Epler Beecher and Rebecca Guth, on 20 Sep 1883 in Glen Rock: Emmanuel United Methodist Church, York, PA.1 (John Henry Beecher was born on 14 Jan 1858 in Wrightsville, York, PA,9 10 11 died on 26 Jan 1927 in York, York, PA 10 11 12 and was buried on 29 Jan 1927 in New Freedom: New Freedom Cemetery, York, PA 10 11 12.)


Sources


1 Pennsylvania, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985 (Ancestry.com. Original data: Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Historical Society of Pennsylvania.), Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 301. Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Glen Rock, PA.

2 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VFW6-M4Y marriage James Bernard McMahon and Grace R. Beecher, 1918.

3 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 105751. Grace R. Beecher. Father John Beecher. Mother Ella Godfrey.

4 1870 United States Census, Pennsylvania, York County, Springfield Township, Series: M593 Roll: 1469 Page: 307.

5 Records of Sharon Swope (http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=nickol), Email 30 Jul 2008.

6 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985, Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 301. PA > York > Glen Rock > Emmanuel United Methodist Church. Online image 18. "Ella Beecher died 1891."

7 The York Daily (York, York, Pennsylvania.), 27 Oct 1891, page 1. Died at Baltimore Mrs. Ella Beecher.

8 1860 United States Census, Pennsylvania, York County, Springfield Township, Series: M653 Roll: 1201 Page: 727.

9 1860 United States Census, Pennsylvania, York County, Lower Windsor Township, Series: M653 Roll: 1201 Page: 502.

10 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 11624. John Henry Beecher. Father Paris E Beecher. Mother Rebecca Good.

11 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=149637292.

12 Pennsylvania, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985 (Ancestry.com. Original data: Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Historical Society of Pennsylvania.), Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 700. Trinity United Church of Christ, York, PA. Image 443 of 460. Burial of John Henry Beecher.



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