Doris Arlene Beck

16 March 1908–5 February 1950 (Age 41)
De Soto, Dallas, Iowa, United States

The Life of Doris Arlene

When Doris Arlene Beck was born on 16 March 1908, in De Soto, Dallas, Iowa, United States, her father, Floyd W Beck, was 21 and her mother, Della Barton, was 21. She married Alfred Lynn Harrison on 24 July 1945, in Los Angeles, California, United States. She lived in Seattle, King, Washington, United States in 1910 and Fargo, Cass, North Dakota, United States in 1920. She died on 5 February 1950, in San Francisco, California, United States, at the age of 41, and was buried in San Bruno, San Mateo, California, United States.

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Durwood Delmond Vernon
Doris Arlene Beck
Del Richard Vernon

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    Durwood Delmond Vernon





    Del Richard Vernon


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    Imogene Beck


World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1910 · Angel Island Serves Immigrants

Age 2

Angel Island served as a western entry point for hundreds of thousands of U.S. immigrants, mainly from China, from 1910 to 1940.

Age 12

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

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).

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

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Sources (3)

  • I Doris Beck in household of W Floyd Beck, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Doris I Beck in household of Floyd W Beck, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Doris Arlene Beck in entry for Vernon, "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"

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