Family name was changed from Crabb to Crabtree in Probate Court, Piscataquis County, State of Maine, Oct. 4,1910. (6)
Social Security Death Index gives Beecher's birth date with the place of birth as "Maine." (3); but the 1940 Census gives Beecher's place of birth as "Canada."(5). I haven't been able to find a birth record for Beecher.
Beecher married Waneta Savage 19 Feb.1942. (2)
The Maine Death Index gives the place of death as Portland, Maine. (4)
3. "United States Social Security Death Index," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VSZG-Y2C : accessed 13 Dec 2013), Beecher Crabtree, January 1964; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).
5. "United States Census, 1940," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KMM3-WNB : accessed 13 Dec 2013), Beacher Crabtree in household of David Crabtree, Ludlow Town, Aroostook, Maine, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 2-60, sheet 1A, family 1, NARA digital publication of T627, roll 1472.
6. Record from the Probate Court, State of Maine, County of Piscataquis, 4 Oct 1910; copy in my possession 12/12/2013, Clair Harris Zarges; sent to me by Duane E. Crabtree, son of Talmage Dewitt Crabb in an email dated 30 July 2001.