Raymond John Becraft

16 March 1890–6 September 1938 (Age 48)
Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Raymond John

When Raymond John Becraft was born on 16 March 1890, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, his father, William Becraft, was 45 and his mother, Mary Ellen Quibell, was 39. He married Ireta Harris on 24 December 1919, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He immigrated to Montreal, Quebec, Canada in 1911 and lived in Wies, Melk, Lower Austria, Austria in 1910. In 1937, at the age of 47, his occupation is listed as regional head of plant ecology for the forest service in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States. He died on 6 September 1938, in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Lincoln Memorial Park, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States.

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Raymond John Becraft
Ireta Harris
Marriage: 24 December 1919
Raymond Harris Becraft
Helen Becraft

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 December 1919Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1892 · The Masonic Temple Building
    Age 2
    The Masonic Temple Building was a skyscraper built in Chicago and from 1895 to 1920 it was the tallest building in Chicago. The building featured a central court surrounded by shops on nine floors. On top of the shops there were meeting rooms that were also used as theaters. In 1939 the Masonic Temple was demolished, and a Walgreens drug store was erected in its place. 
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 6
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
    1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor
    Age 13
    A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

    Name Meaning

    English (Middlesex): variant of Beecroft .

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

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    Life Sketch of Frank William Becraft

    Memorandum by Frank W. Becraft Ogden, Utah 3 October 1966 I am Frank William Becraft, normally known as Frank W. Becraft, son of William Becraft and Nellie Quibell. I was born at 648 – 23rd Street, …

    Sources (36)

    • Raymond J Becraft, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Raymond J Becraft, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Raymond J Becraft, "Utah, World War I County Draft Board Registers, Name Index, 1917-1918"

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