Maida Bland Beckham

16 July 1902–22 June 2003 (Age 101)
Quinlan, Hunt, Texas, United States

The Life of Maida Bland

When Maida Bland Beckham was born on 16 July 1902, in Quinlan, Hunt, Texas, United States, her father, Richard Tinsley Beckham, was 25 and her mother, Effie Mae Horn, was 21. She died on 22 June 2003, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 100, and was buried in Rose Hill Burial Park, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

Harvey C Housh
Maida Bland Beckham

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    Richard Tinsley Beckham






    Infant son Beckham


    James T. Beckham


World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

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.
1905 · Construction of the Praetorian Building

Age 3

Texas completed the construction of the Praetorian Building (Stone Plane Tower) in 1909. It was the first skyscraper in Texas and the Southwestern United States. The building had 15 stories and was 190 ft tall.

Age 27

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Norfolk named Beckham, from the Old English byname Becca ( see Beck 4) + Old English hām ‘homestead’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Effie Beckham in household of Jay Horn, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Maida Bland Beckham Armor Housh, "Find A Grave Index"

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