James Milton Beck

Male12 November 1919–29 November 1999

Brief Life History of James Milton

When James Milton Beck was born on 12 November 1919, in Searcy, White, Arkansas, United States, his father, Rollie Ranford Beck, was 40 and his mother, Edna Jane Slayton, was 27. He lived in Gum Springs, White, Arkansas, United States for about 10 years and Gum Springs Township, White, Arkansas, United States in 1940. He died on 29 November 1999, in Broken Arrow, Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 80.

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Rollie Ranford Beck
Edna Jane Slayton
Jessie Grady Beck
Ellen Marie Beck
Carthel Lee Beck
James Milton Beck
Ranford R Beck

Sources (4)

  • Milton Beck in household of R R Beck, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James M Beck, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"
  • Milton Beck in household of Rollie R Beck, "United States Census, 1920"

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Siblings (5)

World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

1921 · Tulsa Race Massacre

Age 2

 By 1921, Tulsa was a booming city with a population of over one hundred thousand, with ten thousand African Americans in the Greenwood District. Crime rates in Tulsa soared and vigilantism was present. An incident occurred with Dick Rowland, an African American shoe shiner, and Sara Page, a white elevator operator. Reports claim Rowland stepped on Page’s foot and she let out a scream. The newspaper reported Rowland attempted to rape Page. Rowland was arrested and white vigilantes demanded the sheriff to hand over Rowland for lynching. An armed group of African American men went to the courthouse to aid in protecting Rowland from the mob. The group was turned away and a shot was fired between the white and African American groups, which ignited a riot. While buildings in Tulsa were burned, a major effort by whites focused mainly on the Greenwood District which was burned to the ground and many were shot. Over 30 people were killed and many were injured in the riots. 


Age 22

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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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