Erastus Beck

Brief Life History of Erastus

When Erastus Beck was born on 3 September 1861, in Moroni, Sanpete, Utah, United States, his father, Ole Rasmussen Beck, was 34 and his mother, Kirsten Marie Hansen, was 26. He married Mary Mason Valentine on 4 July 1886, in Richfield, Conejos, Colorado, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Costilla, Colorado, United States in 1900 and Sanford, Conejos, Colorado, United States for about 30 years. He died on 14 April 1950, at the age of 88, and was buried in Sanford, Conejos, Colorado, United States.

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Erastus Beck
Mary Mason Valentine
Marriage: 4 July 1886
Byron Erastus Beck
Agnes Pearl Beck
Orin Elmer Beck
Eva Delina Beck
James Ernest Beck

Sources (21)

  • Erastus Beck, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Erastus Beck, "Colorado Statewide Marriage Index, 1853-2006"
  • Erastus Beck, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.


Historical Boundaries: 1881: Conejos, Colorado, United States


Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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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