BECK, William H.

BECK, William H.

Male 1852 - 1932  (80 years)

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  • Name BECK, William H. 
    Born 9 Apr 1852  Liberty Township, Montour, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Biography
    • BIOGRAPHY: WILLIAM H. BECK was born April 9, 1852, in Liberty township, Montour county, and there re­ceived his early education in the public schools, also attending the Franklin select school for one term, during the period it was taught by Charles Lesher. He was also a student at the Milton high school. For a time he was employed as clerk in the general store of Heinen & Schreyer, after which he took a course at the Eastman Business College, Poughkeepsie, N. Y., and on his return to Milton entered the employ of the Adams Express Company. He was engaged by that com­pany as driver four years, at the end of that time being promoted to the agency, which he held for five years. In 1881 he resigned to accept a position as bookkeeper in the establishment of S. J. Shimer & Sons, with which concern, one of the most important in Milton, he has since been as­sociated. A year after entering the employ of the firm he was sent, upon the death of the father of George and Samuel J. Shimer, to Northampton county to superintend the construction of a new plant, remaining there one year. Upon the completion of the plant he returned to Milton, where he took charge of the order department, in this capacity traveling widely for the firm. In 1903, when a corporation was formed without change of name, Mr. Beck was elected secretary, which position he has since filled. He has proved a valuable member of the corporation, the condi­tion of whose business has a material bearing on the well-being of the borough.

      In various relations outside of business Mr. Beck has proved a useful citizen, his aid and in­fluence counting for much in the promotion of many desirable local enterprises. For six years he was a member of the Milton borough council, and as an active worker in the councils of his party, the Republican, he has assisted in securing cred­itable candidates for local offices, having served as committeeman and as borough chairman. For years he was a prominent member of the Luther­an Church, which he served as deacon, trustee and financial secretary, superintendent of the Sun­day school and teacher of the Bible class, extend­ing his Sunday school work to activity in the County Sunday School Association, of which he was recording and corresponding secretary, and is still a member of the executive committee. He now attends the Presbyterian church where he teaches the men's Bible class. For a number of years Mr. Beck was district president of the Y. M. C. A., his district embracing Northumberland, Union, Snyder, Lycoming, Montour and Colum­bia counties, and he was also president of the local organization. Fraternally he unites with the Royal Arcanum and for six years was district deputy grand regent.

      Mr. Beck married Anna M. Angstadt, who was born Nov. 28, 1850, daughter of Joseph and Eliza (Eckbert) Angstadt, and died Aug. 23, 1891; she is interred in Harmony cemetery, at Milton. Three daughters were born to this union: Lottie, who is married to Walter J. Nail and has one son, William; Lulu J., who is at home; and Elenora E., now a student at Wilson Seminary.
    Census (desc) 1860  Liberty Township, Montour, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census (desc) 1870  Turbot Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census (desc) 1880  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    living with his in-laws and working as an express agent 
    Occupation 1881 
    was employed by S.J. Shimer & Sons 
    Census (desc) 1900  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    living at 25 Walnut St. and working as a corresponding clerk 
    Census (desc) 1910  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    living at 201 Turbot Ave. and working as a working as a clerk in a machine shop 
    Census (desc) 1920  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    living at 201 Turbot Ave. and working as secretary at a machine shop 
    Census (desc) 1930  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    living at 201 Turbot Ave 
    _UID CEDC14224185A94FA9D2A4465F13BB2F5F50 
    Died 16 Aug 1932  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Harmony Cemetery 
    Person ID I487  Ancestry
    Last Modified 23 Nov 2015 

    Father BECK, Benjamin,   b. 10 Jul 1814, Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1863  (Age 49 years) 
    Mother DIETER, Elizabeth,   b. 1818, Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1882, Liberty Township, Montour, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Family ID F108  Group Sheet

    Family ANGSTADT, Anna M.,   b. 28 Nov 1850,   d. 23 Aug 1891  (Age 40 years) 
    Children 
    +1. BECK, Lottie Elizabeth,   b. 21 Feb 1879,   d. 10 Feb 1960  (Age 80 years)
     2. BECK, Lulu J.,   b. 31 Oct 1881, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1975, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     3. BECK, Elenora E.,   b. 3 Jan 1890,   d. Feb 1975  (Age 85 years)
    Last Modified 16 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F184  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Apr 1852 - Liberty Township, Montour, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - 1860 - Liberty Township, Montour, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - 1870 - Turbot Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - living with his in-laws and working as an express agent - 1880 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - living at 25 Walnut St. and working as a corresponding clerk - 1900 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - living at 201 Turbot Ave. and working as a working as a clerk in a machine shop - 1910 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - living at 201 Turbot Ave. and working as secretary at a machine shop - 1920 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - living at 201 Turbot Ave - 1930 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Aug 1932 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Harmony Cemetery - - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1036] Floyd's History of Northumberland County, PA 1911, Page 333.

    2. [S1119] Census, Image 3 N Ward.