Alfred Beck

1832–
Camberwell, Surrey, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Alfred

When Alfred Beck was born on 8 February 1832, in Camberwell, Surrey, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Beck, was 36 and his mother, Catherine Copplestone, was 36.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Beck
1796–1876
Catherine Copplestone
1796–1869
Eliza Beck
1826–
George Beck
1828–
Harriet Beck
1830–1887
Alfred Beck
1832–
Martha Beck
1834–

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World Events (8)

1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 1

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
1843

Age 11

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 48

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

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).

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

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