John Derias Beckstead

27 September 1943–9 August 1950 (Age 6)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life of John Derias

When John Derias Beckstead was born on 27 September 1943, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Elton Derias Beckstead, was 61 and his mother, Mary Gertrude Aronson, was 40. He died on 9 August 1950, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 6, and was buried in South Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elton Derias Beckstead
Mary Gertrude Aronson
Russell Elton Beckstead
Fred Joseph Beckstead
Marjorie May Beckstead
Mona Ordell Beckstead
Mary Lida Beckstead
Alice Marie Beckstead
John Derias Beckstead

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World Events (8)

1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 1

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.
1945 · George Albert Smith becomes the Prophet

Age 2

After the death of Heber J. Grant, George Albert Smith became the 8th Prophet of this dispensation.
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 4

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

Name Meaning

1 North German: partly Americanized form of the topographic name Beckstedde from Low German Beck ‘stream’ + -stedde ‘stead’, ‘place’, or a habitational name from Beckstedt near Wildeshausen, Oldenburg.2 Possibly an Americanized spelling of Swedish Beckstedt, an ornamental name composed of the elements bäck ‘stream’ + stedt (of German origin) ‘place’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Johnny Derif Beckstead, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
  • Johnny Derius Beckstead, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Johnny D. Beckstead, "BillionGraves Index"

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