Robert LeRoy Becker

1 July 1920–22 February 1989 (Age 68)
Americus Township, Lyon, Kansas, United States

The Life Summary of Robert LeRoy

When Robert LeRoy Becker was born on 1 July 1920, in Americus Township, Lyon, Kansas, United States, his father, William Charles Becker, was 26 and his mother, Ellen Lena Fitch, was 23. He had at least 1 son with Irene Churchill. He lived in Americus, Lyon, Kansas, United States in 1930. He died on 22 February 1989, in Butte, California, United States, at the age of 68.

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Robert LeRoy Becker
Irene Churchill
Robert William Becker

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack
Age 3
Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary
Age 14
Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
Age 21
Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

German and Dutch: occupational name for a baker of bread, or brick and tiles, derived from Middle High German and Middle Dutch backen ‘to bake’. The German surname is also found in France (mainly Lorraine and Alsace).Danish: occupational name for a baker, from bechere ‘baker’.Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a baker, from German Bäcker (compare 1 and Backer ) or Yiddish beker ‘baker’.

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

Possible Related Names

De Beck

Sources (6)

  • Leroy Becker in household of Will C Becker, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Legacy NFS Source: LeRoy Becker - Individual or family possessions: birth: 1 July 1920; United States
  • Robert Leroy Becker, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

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