Alma Willis Beckstead

26 April 1936–1 September 1995 (Age 59)
Riverton, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life of Alma Willis

When Alma Willis Beckstead was born on 26 April 1936, in Riverton, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Alma Edgar Beckstead, was 31 and his mother, Perchy Ann Frederick, was 22. He lived in Election Precinct 8, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940 and Utah, United States in 2007. He died on 1 September 1995, at the age of 59, and was buried in Cottonwood Heights, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alma Edgar Beckstead
1905–1976
Perchy Ann Frederick
1913–1996
Lois Ann Beckstead
1932–1991
Alma Willis Beckstead
1936–1995
Carol Faye Beckstead
1943–2017

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World Events (8)

1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 1

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 Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.
1938 · The DI is Opened To The Public

Age 2

Deseret Industries is a non-profit organization and a division of Welfare Services of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It includes a chain of retail thrift stores and work projects. Many of the items sold are second hand or never used. Such items include furniture, appliances, computers, and clothing. The DI also sells new furniture, much of it received directly from its own manufacturing plant in Salt Lake City. The DI provides job skill training for the physically, emotionally and socially challenged and seeks to place them into private sector employment.
1952 · Uranium in Moab

Age 16

Uranium mining in Utah has a history going back more than 100 years but, it started as a byproduct of vanadium mining. With the development of Nuclear Weapons, Utah saw a uranium boom in the late 1940s and early 1950s, but uranium mining declined near the end of the Cold War. Currently Uranium is still being mined but just a small amount for power plants and for research.

Name Meaning

1 North German: partly Americanized form of the topographic name Beckstedde from Low German Beck ‘stream’ + -stedde ‘stead’, ‘place’, or a habitational name from Beckstedt near Wildeshausen, Oldenburg.2 Possibly an Americanized spelling of Swedish Beckstedt, an ornamental name composed of the elements bäck ‘stream’ + stedt (of German origin) ‘place’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Alma Willis Beckstead in household of Alma Edgar Beckstead, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Alma Willis Beckstead in household of Alma Edgar Beckstead, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Alma W Beckstead in household of Alma E Beckstead, "United States Census, 1940"

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