Reed Holt Beckstead

Brief Life History of Reed Holt

When Reed Holt Beckstead was born on 9 October 1905, in South Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Byram Henry Beckstead, was 35 and his mother, Annie Jane Holt, was 35. He married Vivia Melissa Farr on 1 June 1940, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Election Precinct 9, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940 and United States in 1949. He died on 8 June 1981, in Midvale, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in South Jordan Cemetery, South Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Reed Holt Beckstead
Vivia Melissa Farr
Marriage: 1 June 1940
Beryl Renae Beckstead
Verla Fay Beckstead

Sources (35)

  • Reed H Beckstead, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Reed Holt Beckstead, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
  • Reed Holt Beckstead, "Utah, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947"

World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.


British Parliament enacts the South Africa Act, proposed constitution of Union of South Africa.


Afrikaans recognized as South Africa's official language.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of North German Beckstedde or Beckstedt: topographic name from Low German Beck ‘stream’ + -stedde ‘place’, or a habitational name from Beckstedt near Wildeshausen, Oldenburg.

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

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