Joseph W Becker

23 April 1883–11 October 1929 (Age 46)
Ossian, Winneshiek, Iowa, United States

The Life of Joseph W

When Joseph W Becker was born on 23 April 1883, in Ossian, Winneshiek, Iowa, United States, his father, Joseph J Becker, was 33 and his mother, Anna Marie Dessel, was 35. He married Marie Ann Sudtelgte on 19 November 1913, in Remsen, Plymouth, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Springfield Township, Winneshiek, Iowa, United States for about 20 years and Jackson Junction, Winneshiek, Iowa, United States in 1925. He died on 11 October 1929, at the age of 46, and was buried in Saint Francis DeSales Cemetery, Ossian, Winneshiek, Iowa, United States.

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Joseph W Becker
Marie Ann Sudtelgte
Marriage: 19 November 1913
Leander Theodore Becker
Leona Ann Becker
Clarence Joseph Becker
Viola Frances Becker
Edwin Norbert Becker
Gerald Anthony Becker

Spouse and Children

19 November 1913
Remsen, Plymouth, Iowa, United States


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World Events (8)

1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 1

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 13

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.

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)

  • Joseph W Becker, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Joseph W Bicker in household of Joseph Bicker, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Joseph W Becker, "United States Census, 1920"

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