Frederick Beck

Brief Life History of Frederick

When Frederick Beck was born in June 1894, in New Jersey, United States, his father, Jacob J. Beck III, was 43 and his mother, Emma F. Christman, was 37. He lived in Knowlton, Sussex, New Jersey, British Colonial America for about 20 years and Knowlton Township, Warren, New Jersey, United States in 1940. He died in 1985, at the age of 91, and was buried in Columbia, Knowlton Township, Sussex, New Jersey, United States.

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Frederick Beck
1894–1985
Elsie M England
1896–1990

Sources (8)

  • Fred Beck, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Fred Beck, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Fred Beck, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

1903

The Public Service Corporation (PSC) was formed on May 6, 1903. The company began as a merger of a power company with four different trolley companies. PSC would ultimately combine with over 400 other companies.

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

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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