Mary Alverta Becker

29 September 1895–19 May 1963 (Age 67)
York, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Mary Alverta

When Mary Alverta Becker was born on 29 September 1895, in York, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Granville Peter Becker, was 37 and her mother, Anna Elisabeth Strack, was 29. She married Edward Eugene Kopp on 19 September 1915, in York, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in West Manchester Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910 and Dover Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. She died on 19 May 1963, in Upland, San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery, York, York, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Edward Eugene Kopp
Mary Alverta Becker
Marriage: 19 September 1915
Helyn Virginia Kopp
Margaret Katherine Kopp

Spouse and Children

19 September 1915
York, Pennsylvania, United States


    Helyn Virginia Kopp


    Margaret Katherine Kopp


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 11

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 18

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

1 Dutch, German, Danish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a baker of bread, or brick and tiles, from backen ‘to bake’.2 English: occupational name for a maker or user of mattocks or pickaxes, from an agent derivative of Old English becca ‘mattock’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary A Beeker in household of P G Beeker, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary Kopp in household of Edward Kopp, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary A Kopp in household of Edward E Kopp, "United States Census, 1940"

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