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Arthur Herman Beck

Male 1882 - 1966


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  • Name  Arthur Herman Beck  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born  14 Feb 1882  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender  Male 
    Census  1910  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • (Married to Margaret M., living with her and daughter, Francis S. Beck:) Line number 47: 1523 Twelfth Street, dwelling number: 111, family number: 115: Arthur H. Beck, head of household, male, white, age 29, married (once), years of present marriage 6, birthplace Iowa, father's birthplace Germany (spoke German), mother's birthplace Iowa, could speak English, occupation baker, nature of industry wholesale bakery, wage earner, not out of work April 15, 1910, number of weeks out of work in 1909: 0, could read, could write, owned home, free of mortgage, a house (not a farm)
    Iowa State Census  1915  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Card Number: B575, male, white, married, could read, could write, number of years in Iowa: 33, A. H. Beck, age 33, Des Moines County, post office address: 1520 South 12, Burlington, Ward 7, occupation backer, total earnings in 1914: $1040, extent of education in grammar school: 8, birth place: Iowa, owned home or farm, value of farm or home: $1500, father's birthplace: Germany, mother's birthplace: Iowa, signed by assessor: Carl Schmidt
    Census  1920  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • (Married to Matilda, living with her and children: Francis, Robert, and Dorothy Beck:) Line number 35: 1520 South 12th Street, dwelling number: 148, family number: 150: Arthur H. Beck, head of household, owned home, free of mortgage, male, white, age 37, married, could read, could write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Germany, father's mother tongue German, mother's birthplace Germany, mother's mother tongue German, could speak English, occupation foreman, nature of industry bakery, wage earner
    Iowa State Census  1925  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • (Married to Matilda M., living with her and children: Francis S., Robert M., and Dorothy H. Beck:) Line number 94, 1520 South 12th Street: Arthur H. Beck, head of household, male, white, age 42, married, owned, home was free of mortgage, value of home: $3000, amount of insurance on the home: $1600, number of years in the U.S.: 42, number of years in Iowa: 42, attended grade school, state highest grade (1-8): 8, could read, could write, place of birth: Iowa, name of father: Gebhart Beck, father's birthplace: Germany, name of mother: Sophie Gabriel, mother's birthplace: Iowa, place of marriage of parents: Burlington, Iowa, occupation involved with trade/transportation, church affiliation: Catholic
    Census  1930  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • (Married to Matilda M. Beck, living with her and children: Francis S., Robert M., and Dorothy H. Beck. The family was enumerated on two census images:) Line number 100: 1520 12th Street, dwelling number: 217, family number: 221: Arthur H. Beck, head of household, owned home, value of house or monthly rental $4000, owned a radio set, did not live on a farm, male, white, age 48, married, age at first marriage 21, did not attend school since September 1929, could read and write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Germany, mother's birthplace Iowa, state code: 65, country code: 13, nativity: 1, could speak English, occupation baker, nature of industry bakery, occupation code 8411, wage earner, actively employed at time of census, was not a veteran
    Census  1930  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • (The second image enumerating Robert Beck's family in 1930 listed wife Matilda and children: Francis S., Robert M., and Dorothy H. Beck.)
    Died  1966  [5
    Buried  Sacred Heart Cemetery, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID  I51431  All Families
    Last Modified  1 Mar 2014 

    Family  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  [4, 13, 14
    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  [2
    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  [14
    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.
    Children 
     1. Harry Beck,   b. 26 May 1904, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1904, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Frances Sophia Beck,   b. 14 Sep 1908, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 2002, Elyria, Lorain County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Robert Martin Beck,   b. 16 Oct 1911, Burlington Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1990, University Hospitals, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Dorothy Helen Beck,   b. 16 Aug 1916, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1998, Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F20133  Group Sheet

  • 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. [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).

    3. [S337] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 (ancestry.com and Family Search) (Reliability: 3).

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

    5. [S507] Des Moines County, Iowa - Cemetery Records (GenWeb) (Reliability: 3).

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

    7. [S72] 1910 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Burlington city, Burlington Township, Des Moines County, Iowa, ward 7; supervisor's district: 1, enumeration district: 17, sheet number: 5A, page number: 76; enumeration date: April 15?, 1910

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

    9. [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

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

    11. [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: 8B, page number: 261; enumeration date: April 8, 1930

    12. [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

    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. [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).