Harriet Anna Messelhiser

29 June 1915–9 August 1994 (Age 79)
Burwell, Garfield, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Harriet Anna

When Harriet Anna Messelhiser was born on 29 June 1915, in Burwell, Garfield, Nebraska, United States, her father, George Adam Messelheiser, was 38 and her mother, Lillian Frances Jackson, was 31. She married Harold John Albert Beck on 2 August 1933. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Plymouth, Plymouth, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Hungerford Township, Plymouth, Iowa, United States in 1940. She died on 9 August 1994, at the age of 79.

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Harold John Albert Beck
Harriet Anna Messelhiser
Marriage: 2 August 1933
Judith Marie Beck

Spouse and Children

2 August 1933


    Judith Marie Beck


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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1917 · Camp Dodge

Age 2

Original construction of the Camp Dodge began in 1907 and was originally planned to provide a place for the National Guard units to train. In 1917, it was handed over to national authorities and expanded to become the regional training center for World War I forces. The Camp was named after Brigadier General Grenville M. Dodge, who organized Iowa's first National Guard unit. When the war ended, the camp was downsized and turned back over to the state until the start of World War II. Today, Camp Dodge has served only as a Guard and Reserve installation.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 22

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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Sources (3)

  • Harriet A Musselhiser, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Harriet Messelheiser in household of George Messelheiser, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Harriet Beck in household of Harold Beck, "United States Census, 1940"

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