Robert Freeland Belcher

15 September 1906–19 July 1971 (Age 64)
Red River, Texas, United States

The Life Summary of Robert Freeland

When Robert Freeland Belcher was born on 15 September 1906, in Red River, Texas, United States, his father, John Wesley Belcher, was 31 and his mother, Sallie Thomas Blalock, was 20. He married Kate Keith on 10 September 1926, in Red River Land District, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 3, Titus, Texas, United States in 1910 and Justice Precinct 2, Red River, Texas, United States in 1930. He died on 19 July 1971, in Bogata, Red River, Texas, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Titus, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Freeland Belcher
Kate Keith
Marriage: 10 September 1926

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 September 1926Red River Land District, Texas, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1907 · Not for profit elections
    Age 1
    The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.
    1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York
    Age 8
    Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.
    Age 21
    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

    Name Meaning

    English (of Norman origin):from Old French bel ch(i)ere or beu ch(i)ere (Old French beu, bel ‘fair, lovely’ + ch(i)ere ‘face, countenance’), which had various senses, including ‘fair face or looks, fine manners, good company, good cheer, food and drink, hospitality’. Although ch(i)ere originally meant ‘face’, the word later came to mean also ‘demeanor, disposition’ (hence English cheer), and the nickname may thus also have denoted a person of pleasant, cheerful disposition.from Old French bel, beu + sire ‘fair sir’, a term of address. From at least the 15th century this name was probably confused with the name above, owing to the pronunciation of Middle English beu sire and bel sire as ‘bewcher’ and ‘belsher’.

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

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    Sources (20)

    • Freelen Belcher in entry for Rachel Luceal Belcher, "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"
    • Freeland R Belcher, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Freland Belsher, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965"

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