Bernice B Becker

8 September 1894–1994 (Age 99)
DeKalb, Indiana, United States

The Life of Bernice B

When Bernice B Becker was born on 8 September 1894, in DeKalb, Indiana, United States, her father, Frederick Becker, was 32 and her mother, Sarah Laurinda Johnson, was 29. She married Clifton E Harmes on 7 April 1917, in DeKalb, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Richland Township, DeKalb, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. She died in 1994, in Indiana, United States, at the age of 100, and was buried in Corunna Cemetery, Richland Township, DeKalb, Indiana, United States.

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Clifton E Harmes
Bernice B Becker
Marriage: 7 April 1917
Margaret Marie Harmes

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7 April 1917
DeKalb, Indiana, United States


    Margaret Marie Harmes


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 12

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.

Age 26

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

Name Meaning

1 Dutch, German, Danish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a baker of bread, or brick and tiles, from backen ‘to bake’.2 English: occupational name for a maker or user of mattocks or pickaxes, from an agent derivative of Old English becca ‘mattock’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bernice Becker in household of Fred Becker, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Bernice Becker in household of Pred Becker, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Bernice B Becker - Published information: Cemetery record or headstone: birth-name: Bernice B Becker

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