Donald A. Beckman

17 November 1924–9 November 1985 (Age 61)
Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States

The Life of Donald A.

When Donald A. Beckman was born on 17 November 1924, in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, his father, Arthur Louis Beckman, was 28 and his mother, Ada Louise (Ethel) Buck, was 26. He lived in Brooklyn Heights Village, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States in 1930. He registered for military service in 1943. He died on 9 November 1985, in Lakewood, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, at the age of 60.

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World Events (8)

1925 · The First Municipally Owned Airport in the Country.

Age 1

The Cleveland Hopkins Airport was named after its founder, William R. Hopkins, and it was the first municipality-owned airport in the United States. It also is the home of the first air traffic control tower, the first ground-to-air radio control system, the first airfield lighting system, and the first U.S. airport to be directly connected to a local rail transit system. It is still in operation today and is the 43rd busiest airport in the United States.

Age 3

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

Age 17

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) + man ‘man’.2 Swedish (Bäckman): ornamental name composed of the elements bäck ‘stream’ + man ‘man’.3 Respelling of German Beckmann .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Donald Beckman in household of Arthur Beckman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Donald A Beckman in household of Arthur L Beckman, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Donald A Beckman, "United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946"

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