Joseph Beck

1 December 1844–7 September 1867 (Age 22)
St. Louis, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Joseph

When Joseph Beck was born on 1 December 1844, in St. Louis, Missouri, United States, his father, James Beck, was 32 and his mother, Elizabeth Yates, was 36. He died on 7 September 1867, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 22, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Beck
1812–1866
Elizabeth Yates
1807–1888
Jonas Nuttall Beck
1838–1907
Thomas Campbell Beck
1840–1905
William Yates Beck
1842–1843
Joseph Beck
1844–1867

Parents and Siblings

Siblings

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World Events (5)

1846
Age 2
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848
Age 4
Find A Grave website photo indicates establishment of the cemetery in 1848. Located at the NE corner of 4th Avenue and N Street. Salt Lake City Cemetery is in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Approximately 120,000 persons are buried in the cemetery. Many religious leaders and politicians, particularly many leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) lie in the cemetery. It encompasses over 250 acres and contains 9 1?2 miles of roads. It is the largest city-operated cemetery in the United States. The first burial occurred on September 27, 1847, when George Wallace buried his child, Mary Wallace. The burial was two months after the Mormon pioneers had settled the Salt Lake Valley. In 1849, George Wallace, Daniel Wells, and Joseph Heywood surveyed 20 acres at the same site for the area's burial grounds. In 1851, Salt Lake City was incorporated and the 20 acres officially became the Salt Lake City Cemetery with George Wallace as its first sexton.
1860
Age 16
In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

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.

Possible Related Names

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Beckford
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Becka
Becken
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Becking
Beckley
Beckemeyer
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Beckmann
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Sources (13)

  • Joseph Beck in household of James Beck, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Joseph Beck, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
  • Joseph Beck in household of James Beck, "United States Census, 1850"

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