Joseph Beck

Brief Life History 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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James Beck
Elizabeth Yates
Jonas Nuttall Beck
Thomas Campbell Beck
William Yates Beck
Joseph Beck

Sources (14)

  • Joseph Beck in household of James Beck, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Joseph Beck, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
  • Joseph Beek, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Record of Members (Worldwide), 1836-1970"

World Events (4)


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


Historical Boundaries: 1848: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1868: Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Salt Lake, Utah, United States


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

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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Life Story of Jonas Nuttal Beck

(Note: This history was written by Jonas Nuttal Beck himself and transcribed by Laura Rigby Copeland.) JONAS NUTTAL BECK Born: June 20, 1838, at Liverpool, England Died: June 22, 1907, in Newton, …

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