Frank Beck Harris

26 September 1925–7 March 1994 (Age 68)
Peoria, Illinois, United States

The Life of Frank Beck

When Frank Beck Harris was born on 26 September 1925, in Peoria, Illinois, United States, his father, John Edgar Harris, was 31 and his mother, Ruth Marie Beck, was 29. He lived in Aledo, Mercer, Illinois, United States in 1930. He died on 7 March 1994, in Champaign, Champaign, Illinois, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Ames, Story, Iowa, United States.

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Frank Beck Harris
1925–1994
Phyllis Irene Thompson
1927–2020

Spouse and Children

    Male1925–1994Male

    Phyllis Irene Thompson

    Female1927–2020Female

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World Events (8)

1926 · Iowa becomes a provider of food to the world

Age 1

Pioneer Hi-Bred International was the leader company experimenting with hybridization of corn and other seeds for agriculture in the world. It helped make different kinds of crop able to grow in harsh conditions so that other parts of the world would be able to farm and become self-sufficient. It was bought out by DuPont in 1999 and has continued to help struggling countries around the world.
1927

Age 2

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 19

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

1 English and Welsh (very common in southern England and South Wales): patronymic from the medieval English personal name Harry , pet form of Henry .2 This name is also well established in Ireland, taken there principally during the Plantation of Ulster. In some cases, particularly in families coming from County Mayo, both Harris and Harrison can be Anglicized forms of Gaelic Ó hEarchadha.3 Greek: reduced form of the Greek personal name Kharalambos, composed of the elements khara ‘joy’ + lambein ‘to shine’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Frank B Harris in household of John E Harris, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Frank Harris in household of John E Harris, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Frank B Harris, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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