Marcella Alice Beckwith

Female7 March 1923–November 1993

Brief Life History of Marcella Alice

When Marcella Alice Beckwith was born on 7 March 1923, in Cadillac, Wexford, Michigan, United States, her father, William Leroy Beckwith, was 21 and her mother, Lillian Theresa Fisher, was 19. She married Alvin Walter Lambert on 17 November 1944, in Obion, Tennessee, United States. She lived in DeKalb, Indiana, United States in 1935 and St. Louis, Missouri, United States in 1940. She died in November 1993, at the age of 70.

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Alvin Walter Lambert
Marcella Alice Beckwith
Marriage: 17 November 1944

Sources (10)

  • Marcella Beckwith in household of William Beckwith, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Marcella Alice Beckwith, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Marcella Beckwith in entry for James David Davis and Flossie Marie Gurley, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 November 1944Obion, Tennessee, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 4

    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.


    Age 6

    13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

    1942 · The Japanese American internment

    Age 19

    Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from a place in Yorkshire named Beckwith, from Old English bēce ‘beech’ + Old Norse vithr ‘wood’ (replacing the cognate Old English wudu).

    History: Most if not all present-day bearers of the surname are probably descended from William Beckwith who held the manor of Beckwith in 1364.

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

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