Richard Letlow Beck

Male9 August 1941–27 November 1998

Brief Life History of Richard Letlow

When Richard Letlow Beck was born on 9 August 1941, in Davidson, North Carolina, United States, his father, Kenneth Baxter Beck, was 27 and his mother, Thelma Gertrude Hedrick, was 22. He married Rachel Arlene Abernathy on 28 April 1962, in Davidson, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States. In 1998, at the age of 57, his occupation is listed as vendor - food service in Lexington, Davidson, North Carolina, United States. He died on 27 November 1998, in Lexington, Davidson, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Forest Hill Memorial Park, Lexington, Davidson, North Carolina, United States.

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Richard Letlow Beck
Rachel Arlene Abernathy
Marriage: 28 April 1962

Sources (14)

  • Richard Litowe Beck, "North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000"
  • Richard L Beck, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Richard L Beck, "United States Social Security Death Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 April 1962Davidson, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States
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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1942 · The Japanese American internment

    Age 1

    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.

    1944 · The G.I Bill

    Age 3

    The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

    1958 · The First U.S. Satellite in Space

    Age 17

    Explorer 1 was the first satellite of the United States to be launched and successfully orbit the Earth.

    Name Meaning

    English: topographic name for someone who lived beside a stream, from northern Middle English bekke ‘stream’ (Old Norse bekkr).

    English (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of various places in northern France named Bec, for example Bec Hellouin in Eure, named with Old Norman French bec ‘stream’, from the same Old Norse root as in 1 above.

    English: from the Middle English personal name Becke (Old English Becca or Beocca), of uncertain origin.

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

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