Joy Catherine Beck

6 February 1895–3 March 1991 (Age 96)
Chester, Sanpete, Utah Territory, United States

The Life of Joy Catherine

When Joy Catherine Beck was born on 6 February 1895, in Chester, Sanpete, Utah Territory, United States, her father, Joseph Beck, was 35 and her mother, Clara Deseret Justesen, was 29. She married Louis A Meyer on 9 June 1922, in San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Ukiah, Mendocino, California, United States for about 10 years and Ruth, White Pine, Nevada, United States in 1930. She died on 3 March 1991, in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States, at the age of 96.

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Family Time Line

Louis A Meyer
Joy Catherine Beck
Marriage: 9 June 1922
Marian Louise Meyer
Rosamond Ruth Meyer

Spouse and Children

9 June 1922
San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States


    Marian Louise Meyer


    Rosamond Ruth Meyer


Parents and Siblings



+6 More Children

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.
1896 · Utah Becomes a State

Age 1

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition. This condition was that the new state rewrite their constitution to say that all forms of polygamy were banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.

Age 25

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived beside a stream, from northern Middle English bekke ‘stream’ (Old Norse bekkr).2 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of various places in northern France, for example Bec Hellouin in Eure, named with Old Norman French bec ‘stream’, from the same Old Norse root as in 1.3 English: probably a nickname for someone with a prominent nose, from Middle English beke ‘beak (of a bird)’ (Old French bec).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Joy Meyer in household of Louie Meyer, "United States Census, 1940"
  • C Joy Myers in household of Louie Myers, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Joy Beck in household of Joseph Beck, "United States Census, 1910"

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