Lillian Merle Beck

Brief Life History of Lillian Merle

When Lillian Merle Beck was born on 1 September 1923, in Rombauer, Butler, Missouri, United States, her father, Joseph Edward Beck, was 32 and her mother, Doris Lullin Wright, was 28. She had at least 1 daughter with Virgil Cecil Hayes. She lived in St. Francois Township, Butler, Missouri, United States in 1930 and Iowa, United States in 1949. She died on 12 February 1986, in Davenport, Scott, Iowa, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Rombauer, Butler, Missouri, United States.

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Virgil Cecil Hayes
Lillian Merle Beck
Billie Joyce Hayes

Sources (3)

  • Merle H Hayes, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Lillian Merle Beck Hayes Farnsworth, "Find a Grave Index"
  • Merle Beck, "United States Census, 1930"

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World Events (8)

1926 · Iowa becomes a provider of food to the world

Pioneer Hi-Bred International was the leader company experimenting with hybridization of corn and other seeds for agriculture in the world. It helped make different kinds of crop able to grow in harsh conditions so that other parts of the world would be able to farm and become self-sufficient. It was bought out by DuPont in 1999 and has continued to help struggling countries around the world.


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


Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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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