James Thomas Beck

15 September 1923–2 May 1987 (Age 63)
Tuscumbia, Colbert, Alabama, United States

The Life of James Thomas

When James Thomas Beck was born on 15 September 1923, in Tuscumbia, Colbert, Alabama, United States, his father, James Leonard Beck, was 40 and his mother, Geneva "Eva" Miller, was 40. He died on 2 May 1987, in his hometown, at the age of 63.

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James Thomas Beck
1923–1987
Gladys Isom
1930–1978

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World Events (8)

1927

Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1929

Age 6

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.
1941

Age 18

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived beside a stream, from northern Middle English bekke ‘stream’ (Old Norse bekkr).2 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of various places in northern France, for example Bec Hellouin in Eure, named with Old Norman French bec ‘stream’, from the same Old Norse root as in 1.3 English: probably a nickname for someone with a prominent nose, from Middle English beke ‘beak (of a bird)’ (Old French bec).

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

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