Ellen Margaret Fahnestock

15 February 1880–6 September 1964 (Age 84)
Mulberry Grove, Bond, Illinois, United States

The Life of Ellen Margaret

When Ellen Margaret Fahnestock was born on 15 February 1880, in Mulberry Grove, Bond, Illinois, United States, her father, John David Fahnestock, was 44 and her mother, Mildred Adcock, was 27. She married Nelson J. Beck on 31 December 1896, in Fristoe Township, Benton, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Cross Timbers, Hickory, Missouri, United States for about 10 years and Cross Timbers Township, Hickory, Missouri, United States in 1930. She died on 6 September 1964, in St. Louis, Missouri, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Cross Timbers, Hickory, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nelson J. Beck
1866–1937
Ellen Margaret Fahnestock
1880–1964
Marriage: 31 December 1896
John Henry Beck
1897–1941
Waldo Waldie Lemon Beck
1899–1939
Eldo Joseph Beck
1903–1970
William George Beck
1904–1984
Alta Alphreta Beck
1909–1942
Mahalia Beck
1911–1911
Eva Margaret Beck
1912–1976
Elmer Jerico Beck
1915–1938
Claud G Beck
1918–1943
Maude Geraldine Beck
1918–1967

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
31 December 1896
Fristoe Township, Benton, Missouri, United States
children

(10)

    John Henry Beck

    Male1897–1941Male

    Waldo Waldie Lemon Beck

    Male1899–1939Male

    Eldo Joseph Beck

    Male1903–1970Male

    Male1904–1984Male

    Alta Alphreta Beck

    Female1909–1942Female

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    John David Fahnestock

    Male1835–1908Male

    Mildred Adcock

    Female1853–1884Female

siblings

(6)

    John Salome Fahnestock

    Male1875–1896Male

    Male1876–1950Male

    Jacob Henry Fahnestock

    Male1878–1938Male

    Female1880–1964Female

    Josephine Josie Fahnestock

    Female1883–Female

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 2

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 22

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

Name Meaning

German: apparently from Fahnestock, literally ‘flag pole’, but according to family history an altered form of Fahrenstuck (Fahrenstück), which is a topographic name either from Middle Low German vor(n) ‘swamp’, ‘bog’, or from the fused preposition and definite article vorn ‘before the’, ‘in front of the’ + Middle High German stück ‘piece (of land)’, ‘field’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Ellen Beck in household of Nels Beck, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ellen Beck in household of Nelson I Beck, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Marget E Beck in household of Nelson J Beck, "United States Census, 1900"

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