John Forsyth Beck

Brief Life History of John Forsyth

When John Forsyth Beck was born on 12 May 1844, in Chesterfield Township, Burlington, New Jersey, United States, his father, Joseph Ellison Beck, was 33 and his mother, Hannah Hodson Forsyth, was 27. He married Mary Polly Hopkins on 15 February 1868, in Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Utah, Utah, United States in 1870 and Eureka Election Precinct, Juab, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 15 March 1930, in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Spanish Fork City Cemetery, Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Forsyth Beck
Mary Polly Hopkins
Marriage: 15 February 1868
John Forsythe Beck Jr
Joseph Ellison Beck
Hannah Beck
Morgan Hopkins Beck
Elias E. Beck
James Clayton Beck
William Beck
Mary Lucilla Beck
Wells Beck
Margaret Francina Beck
Rebecca Rosena Beck
Ruth Beck
Nephi Llewellyn Beck
Archibald Beck

Sources (100)

  • John Beck in household of Elias Beck, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John F Beck, "Utah, County Marriages, 1871-1941"
  • Utah, Death and Military Death Certificates, 1904-1961

World Events (8)


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Historical Boundaries: 1850: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Utah, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Utah, Utah, United States

1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

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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Mary Hopkins Headstone

Mary Hopkins came to Utah when she was 7 years old. Her mother, Hannah Williams Hopkins, had married her sisters husband, Elias Jones after his wife, Mary Williams died.

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