James Frances Beck

6 January 1846–11 September 1915 (Age 69)
Hamilton Township, Sullivan, Indiana, United States

The Life of James Frances

When James Frances Beck was born on 6 January 1846, in Hamilton Township, Sullivan, Indiana, United States, his father, Phillip William Beck, was 32 and his mother, Rachel Vanmeter Mahan, was 31. He married Sarah Elizabeth Mckee on 16 March 1872, in Sullivan, Sullivan, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Sullivan, Sullivan, Indiana, United States in 1870 and Hutton Township, Coles, Illinois, United States in 1900. He died on 11 September 1915, in Hutton, Coles, Illinois, United States, at the age of 69.

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Family Time Line

James Frances Beck
Sarah Elizabeth Mckee
Marriage: 16 March 1872
Stella Florence Beck
Myrtle May Beck
Lola Maud Beck
Elsie Gretta Beck
Roy Lincoln Beck

Spouse and Children

16 March 1872
Sullivan, Sullivan, Indiana, United States


    Stella Florence Beck




    Elsie Gretta Beck



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World Events (8)

1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 2

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.

Age 17

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 19

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

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).

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

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Sources (3)

  • James Beck in household of William P Beck, "United States Census, 1870"
  • James Beck in household of William Beck, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James F Beck in household of William Beck, "United States Census, 1850"

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