William Richard Becker

30 April 1934–2 October 1997 (Age 63)
Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States

The Life of William Richard

When William Richard Becker was born on 30 April 1934, in Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States, his father, William Schnakenburg Becker, was 25 and his mother, Hazel Elizabeth Stressinger, was 21. He married Mildred Katherine Pfannenstiel on 25 August 1956, in Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States. He died on 2 October 1997, in Salem, Virginia, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, United States.

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William Richard Becker
Mildred Katherine Pfannenstiel
Marriage: 25 August 1956

Spouse and Children

25 August 1956
Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States

Parents and Siblings




    Marilyn Becker Kostek


    Carol Becker Courman


    Donna Becker McCartney


    Sandra Becker Horton


World Events (8)

1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 1

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.
1941 · Florida Involvement in World War II

Age 7

Similar to the first World War, Florida's location and temperature served as an ideal location for military training; in fact, Florida would end up having 172 military installations. As a result of World War II growth, Camp Blanding became the fourth largest city in Florida, capable of housing over 55,000 soldiers. Many Floridians sacrificed their lives among other Americans to win the war; it's estimated that about 3,000 U.S. deaths were from Floridian troops.
1951 · The Twenty-Second Amendment

Age 17

Before the Twenty-second Amendment, the Presidency didn’t have a set number limit on how many times they could be elected or re-elected to the office of President of the United States. The Amendment sets that limit to two times, consecutively or not, and sets additional conditions for presidents who succeed to the unexpired terms of their predecessors.

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)

  • William Becker in household of William Becker, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William R Becker, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • William Richard Becker, "Find A Grave Index"

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