Earl Spatz Becker

3 May 1897–9 September 1943 (Age 46)
Berne, Tilden Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Earl Spatz

When Earl Spatz Becker was born on 3 May 1897, in Berne, Tilden Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Franklin Seidel Becker, was 43 and his mother, Helen A. E. Spatz, was 42. He married Ruth E. Schlottman on 10 May 1923, in Berks, Pennsylvania, United States. He lived in Muhlenberg, Alsace Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States in 1920 and Berks, Pennsylvania, United States in 1935. He died on 9 September 1943, in Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 46, and was buried in Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Earl Spatz Becker
Ruth E. Schlottman
Marriage: 10 May 1923

Spouse and Children

10 May 1923
Berks, Pennsylvania, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Charles Spatz Becker


    William Becker



    Carrie S. Becker


    Wilson Spatz Becker


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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 8

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 13

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Name Meaning

1 Dutch, German, Danish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a baker of bread, or brick and tiles, from backen ‘to bake’.2 English: occupational name for a maker or user of mattocks or pickaxes, from an agent derivative of Old English becca ‘mattock’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Earl Becker in household of Frank Becker, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Earl S Becker in household of Frank S Becker, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Earl Becker in household of Frank S. Becker, "United States Census, 1900"

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