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Robert Martin Beck

Male 1911 - 1990


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  • Name  Robert Martin Beck  [1, 2
    Born  16 Oct 1911  Burlington Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Gender  Male 
    Iowa Birth Records 
    • Name: Robert Martin Beck; Birth Date: October 16, 1911; Birthplace: Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa; Father's Name: Arthur H. Beck; Father's Birthplace: Iowa; Father's Age: 30y; Mother's Name: Margaret M. Karver; Mother's Birthplace: Iowa; Mother's Age: 31y; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C05363-2; System Origin: Iowa-EASy; Source Film Number: 1683569; Reference Number: 288; Collection: Iowa Births and Christenings, 1830-1950
    Iowa State Census  1915  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Card Number: B578, female, white, number of years in Iowa: 3, R. Beck, age 3, Des Moines County, post office address: 1520 South 12, Burlington, Ward 7, birth place: Iowa, did not own home or farm, father's birthplace: Iowa, mother's birthplace: Iowa, signed by assessor: Carl Schmidt
    Census  1920  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Robert Beck, son, male, white, age 8, single, attended school since September 1919, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Iowa, occupation none
    Iowa State Census  1925  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Robert M. Beck, son, male, white, age 13, single, number of years in the U.S.: 16, number of years in Iowa: 16, attended grade school, state highest grade (1-8): 7, number of months in school in 1924: 9, could read, could write, place of birth: Iowa, name of father: Arthur Beck, father's birthplace: Iowa, father's age at last birthday: 43, name of mother: Matilda Karver, mother's birthplace: Iowa, mother's age at last birthday: 43, place of marriage of parents: Burlington, Iowa, church affiliation: Catholic
    Census  1930  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Robert M. Beck, son, male, white, age 18, single, did not attend school since September 1929, could read and write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Iowa, state code: 65, could speak English, occupation truck driver, nature of industry grocery, occupation code 4X90, wage earner
    City Directory  1947  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Polk's Burlington (Des Moines County, Iowa) City Directory 
    • Robert M. Beck, baker, Taystee Baking, residence 1520 South 12th
    City Directory  1951  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Polk's Burlington (Des Moines County, Iowa) City Directory 
    • Robert M. Beck, baker, residence 718 Lewis
    Residence  Nov 1953  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Residence  Sep 1954  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Died  20 Jun 1990  University Hospitals, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 14
    Obituary  22 Jun 1990  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    The Hawk Eye 
    • Robert M. Beck, 78, of 620 Dunham Street, died at 8:25 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, 1990, at University Hospitals, Iowa City.

      Born October 16, 1911, in Des Moines County, he was the son of Arthur H. and Mathilda Beck. He married Polly A. Rogerson in November 1948 at Des Moines.

      He had worked at Benner Tea Company, Hy-Vee No. 1 and Mississippi Bakery. He was a member of the Bethany Lutheran Church and the Bakers and Confectionary Union. He was a Navy veteran of World War II.

      Surviving are his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Linda (Robert) Wright, Village Prairie (sic: Prairie Village), Kansas; two sisters, Mrs. Frances Scarborough, Lakewood, Ohio, and Mrs. Dorothy Hyter, Raleigh, North Carolina; and three grandchildren.

      The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Prugh's Chapel.

      The graveside committal service for Mr. Beck will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Aspen Grove Cemetery with the Reverend Chris Hansen officiating.

      A memorial has been established for the Heart Association.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Beck, Robert M; born: 16 October 1911; died: 20 June 1990; last residence: (not specified); last benefit: (none specified);  state where issued: Iowa
    Buried  23 Jun 1990  Aspen Grove Cemetery, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID  I51430  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  Arthur Herman Beck,   b. 14 Feb 1882, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1966 
    Mother  Margareth Mathilda "Mathilda" Karver,   b. 1 Apr 1881, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1954, Mercy Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  11 Nov 1903  Saint John's Catholic Church, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 12, 13
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Groom's Name: Arthur H. Beck; Groom's Birth Date: 1882; Groom's Birthplace: Burlington, Iowa; Groom's Age: 21; Bride's Name: Margareth Mathilda Karver; Bride's Birth Date: 1881; Bride's Birthplace: Burlington, Iowa; Bride's Age: 22; Marriage Date: 11 November 1903; Marriage Place: Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa; Groom's Father's Name: Gebhard Beck; Groom's Mother's Name: Sophie Gabriel; Bride's Father's Name: Henry Karver; Bride's Mother's Name: Ida Mohler; Groom's Race: White; Groom's Marital Status: Single; Bride's Race: White; Bride's Marital Status: Single; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M02530-3; System Origin: Iowa-EASy; Source Film Number: 956357; Reference Number: vol. 21 p. 178; Collection: Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992
    City Directory  1951  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Polk's Burlington (Des Moines County, Iowa) City Directory 
    • Arthur H. Beck (wife Mathilda M.), janitor, Burlington Baking, householder 1520 South 12th
    Anniversary Announcement  7 Nov 1953  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    the Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette 
    • Becks To Observe Golden Anniversary

      Mr. and Mrs. Arthur H. Beck, Burlington, will observe their 50th wedding anniversary Wednesday. The couple was married on November 11, 1903, at St. John's Catholic church by Reverend Alphonse. Mrs. Beck is the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Karver. They are the parents of three children, Mrs. Walter Scarborough, Schenectady, New York; Robert Beck, Burlington, and Mrs. Dorothy Wells, at home. They also have three grandchildren, Ann Scarborough, Linda Beck and Shirley Wells. Due to the failing health of Mrs. Beck there is no open house being planned, but the immediate family will observe the day quietly.
    Becks to Observe Golden Anniversary
    Becks to Observe Golden Anniversary
    The 50th wedding anniversary announcement of Arthur Herman and Margareth Mathilda (Karver) Beck. Arthur and Margareth were married November 11, 1903, at Saint John's Catholic Church in Burlington, Iowa.
    Family ID  F20133  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Marguerite Virginia "Margo" Warner,   b. 15 Sep 1911, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 1997 
    Married  24 Apr 1937  Saint John's Catholic Church, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Marriage Announcement  24 Apr 1937  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    The Daily Hawk-Eye Gazette 
    • Marguerite Warner Bride Of Robert Beck This Morning

      Mr. and Mrs. August Warner announce the marriage of their daughter Marguerite to Robert M. Beck, which took place at the rectory at St John church this morning (April 24, 1937). Mr. and Mrs. George Muenzenmeyer were attendants.

      Following a wedding trip east Mr. and Mrs. Beck will reside at 1106 Franklin street. Mr. Beck, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Beck, is employed at the Purity Bakery. Mrs. Beck is cashier at the Northwestern Bell Telephone company.
    Marguerite Warner Bride Of Robert Beck This Morning
    Marguerite Warner Bride Of Robert Beck This Morning
    The marriage announcement of Marguerite Virginia Warner and Robert Martin Beck. Marguerite and Robert were married April 24, 1937, at St. John's Catholic Church in Burlington, Iowa.
    City Directory  1938  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Polk's Burlington (Des Moines County, Iowa) City Directory 
    • Robert M. Beck (wife Marguerite B.), baker, Taystee Bread Company, residence 1106 Franklin, telephone 2991
    City Directory  1940  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Polk's Burlington (Des Moines County, Iowa) City Directory 
    • Mrs. Marguerite V. Beck, department manager, J.S. Schramm Company, residence 1106 Franklin, phone 2991

      Robert M. Beck (married to Marguerite V.), baker, residence 1106 Franklin, phone 2991
    Divorced  Between 1942 and 1947 
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Groom's Name: Robert Martin Beck; Bride's Name: Marguerite Virginia Warner; Marriage Date: 24 April 1937; Marriage Place: St. John The Baptist, Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa; Groom's Father's Name: Arthur Beck; Groom's Mother's Name: Mathilda Carver; Bride's Father's Name: August Werner; Bride's Mother's Name: Margaret Martin; Groom's Marital Status: Unknown; Bride's Marital Status: Unknown; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M58792-2; System Origin: Iowa-EASy; Source Film Number: 956367; Reference Number: bk 2 p 183; Collection: Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992
    Residence  Nov 1962  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Children 
    >1. Linda J. Beck
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F20132  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Polly A. Rogerson,   b. 15 Apr 1920, Eldon, Wapello County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 2006, Prairie Village, Johnson County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Nov 1948  Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 14
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F20137  Group Sheet

  • Obituaries, Deaths, Funerals
    The Obituary of Robert Martin Beck
    The Obituary of Robert Martin Beck
    Robert Martin Beck (1911-1990), the son of Arthur Herman and Margareth "Mathilda" (Karver) Beck, was born in Des Moines County, Iowa, and died at the University Hospitals in Iowa City, Iowa. He married Marguerite Virginia Warner April 24, 1937. Their daughter is Linda J. (Beck) Wright.

  • Sources 
    1. [S6756] Warner, Marguerite Virginia "Margo" and Robert Martin Beck - Marriage Announcement, (originally published in The Daily Hawk-Eye Gazette, page 5, April 24, 1937; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S13] Iowa Marriage Collection, 1809 -1992 (Family Search) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S3215] Iowa Births and Christenings, Iowa County Births (Family Search) (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S776] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S6759] Beck, Robert Martin - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 4B, June 22, 1990; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S544] 1915 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa, Post Office: 1520 South 12; Roll: IA1915_139

    7. [S19] 1920 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Burlington city, Ward 7, Burlington Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; enumeration district: 17; supervisor's district: 1, sheet number: 6A, page number: 245; enumeration date: January 5, 1920

    8. [S38] 1925 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Burlington, Des Moines County Iowa; Roll: IA1925_1694

    9. [S77] 1930 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Burlington city, Ward 7, Burlington Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; enumeration district: 29-17, supervisor's district: 15; sheet number: 9A, page number: 262; enumeration date: April 8, 1930

    10. [S24] Burlington, Iowa - City Directory 1947, (R. L. Polk & Company, Publishers, 500 Karbach Block, Omaha 2, Douglas County, Nebraska. Copyright, 1948, by R. L. Polk & Co.), page 45 (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S84] Burlington, Iowa, - City Directory 1951, (R. L. Polk & Company, Publishers, 500 Karbach Block, Omaha 2, Douglas County, Nebraska. Copyright, 1951, by R. L. Polk & Co.), page 20 (Reliability: 3).

    12. [S6757] Beck, Arthur Herman and Margareth "Mathilda" (Karver) - 50th Wedding Anniversary Announcement, (originally published in the Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, page 6, November 7, 1953; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    13. [S6758] Beck, Margareth "Mathilda" (Karver) - Obituary, (originally published in the Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, page 14, September 1, 1954; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    14. [S6760] Beck, Polly A. (Rogerson) - Obituary, (originally published in the online edition of The Hawk Eye, July 13, 2006; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    15. [S129] Burlington, Iowa - City Directory 1938, (R. L. Polk & Company, Publishers, 431 Howard Street, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan. Copyright, 1938, by R. L. Polk & Co.), page 39 (Reliability: 3).

    16. [S1179] Burlington, Iowa - City Directory 1940, (R. L. Polk & Company, Publishers, 304 Arthur Building, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska. Copyright, 1940, R. L. Polk & Company), page 40 (Reliability: 3).

    17. [S4617] Beck, Linda and Robert Lee Wright - Marriage Announcement, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 16, November 25, 1962; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).