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Laurence Thomas Beckerle I

Comfort Coal Spring Valley NY

Laurence Thomas Beckerle & Comfort Coal circa 1930
Laurence Thomas Beckerle His Crew & Fleet Spring Valley NY

BECKERLE McENTEGART At the Sacred Heart Church this city on August 10 1921 Miss Ellen Catherine McEntegart of Hillsdale NJ was united in marriage to Laurence Beckerle manager of the Spring Valley Coal & Lumber Co Spring Valley NY one of the most promising and progressive young business men of Rockland County After an extended wedding trip through the White Mountains Green Mountains and Berkshire Hills Mr and Mrs Beckerle will make their home in Spring Valley

After many successful years running the Comfort Coal Operation in Spring Valley, Laurence had a rough couple of years. His father died in 1939. Then when he was in his 50's he found himself without a job. What did he do?....Read ON...

Beckerle lumber when we were located on route 59 in Spring Valley NY.  
                    Circa 1959
              Notice: Fire damage on picture from July 4 1959 fire!

Beckerle lumber was started Feb 29 1940. The Rockland Leader dated Feb 29 1940 states: "Laurence Beckerle of Spring Valley has announced that he is starting his own business of coal, lumber, and materials in Spring Valley. He has not been able to establish a business office yet, but expects to within a few weeks. At present he is using his residence phone for taking orders and has made arrangements for filling them promptly." The picture is early Beckerle Lumber when we were on route 59. The fire burns on the picture are from the July 4th 1959 fire. Thats a whole other story!




Laurence Thomas Beckerle Appears in this Rockland Leader Feb 29 1940 Edition 3 times!
Rockland County Leader Front Page
                  Feb 29 1940. Rockland County Leader Article regarding Laurence Thomas Beckerle
                  Feb 29 1940.
Beckerle Lumber's Article TEXT in Rockland County Leader Feb 29 1940.
Rockland County Review Article text regarding Laurence Thomas Beckerle
                  Feb 29 1940.
Beckerle Lumber's First Ad in Rockland County Leader Feb 29 1940.
Beckerle lumber's first ad in Rockland County Review
                  Feb 29 1940.

Laurence Thomas Beckerle is on board of director notice in Rockland Leader Feb 29 1940.
Rockland County Leader Article regarding Laurence Thomas Beckerle
               Board of Director for the First National Bank in Spring Valley
                  Feb 29 1940.
....the other story ... more to come....
April 22nd 1963 AD regarding re-opening of beckerle lumber after fire




Laurence Thomas Beckerle is mentioned in this lumber journal from 1921.


Beckerle lumber a family tradition since 1940.