Thomas William Beck
(1851-Cir 1905)
Mary Ada Riddle
William Thomas Beck Sr.


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Minta Francis Belcher

William Thomas Beck Sr.

  • Born: 27 Apr 1883, Pittsylvania Co., Virginia
  • Marriage: Minta Francis Belcher on 11 Mar 1915 in Danville City, (Pittsylvania Co.), Virginia
  • Died: 5 Jan 1928, Danville City, Virginia at age 44
  • Buried: Spring Hill Cemetery, Lynchburg, Campbell Co., VA

bullet   Cause of his death was Lobar Pneumonia.


bullet  General Notes:

The 1900 Federal Census for Danville, VA, Ward 4, (ED#107 page 159B) lists the Willie T. Beck (April 1883) living with his parents Thomas (May 1851) and Mary A. (July 1860) Beck with siblings Minnie T. Beck (July 1878), Mollie R. Beck (May 1885), Giles B. Beck (Aug 1887), Sidney W. Beck (March 1890), and Sallie Price Beck (June 1892) living on Farrar Street. Henry and Mary have been married for 22 years and have had 9 children of whom 6 are still living. All family members and their parents are born in Virgnia. Willie is a salesman in a drug store.

The WWI Draft Registration, 1917-1918 records William Thomas Beck and wife Minta Francis Beck living at 143 College Avenue in Danville, VA. His birth date is listed as April 27, 1883 and his occupation is listed as Druggist at West End Pharmacy. His physical description is recorded as short and slender with dark hair and dark eyes.

The 1920 Federal Census for Danville, VA, (ED#36, page 11B) lists William Beck (35) with wife Minta (35) and children William (3 11/12) and Francis (1 9/12) living at 200 Mountain View Road. William is a registered druggist in a drug store. The family is also listed in Danville, ED#40, page 201A with the same personal facts.

William Thomas Beck
Birth: Apr. 28, 1883 - Pittsylvania Co., VA
Death: Jan. 5, 1928 - Lynchburg City, VA
Information from the Diuguid Funeral Home burial records online
Husband of Miata F. Beck (sic)
Son of Thomas William Beck and Mary A. Riddle
Burial: Spring Hill Cemetery, Lynchburg City, VA
Plot: Section RN, Lot 21 #1

bullet  Medical Notes:

Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014
Name: William Thomas Beck
Residence: 103 Elden Ave., Lynchburg, VA
Occupation: Pharmacist
Gender: Male
Race: White
Age at Death: 45
Birth Date: 28 Apr 1883 in Pittsylvania Co., VA
Death Date: 5 Jan 1928
Death Place: Lynchburg, Campbell, Virginia
Burial: Jan 6, 1928 at Springhill Cemetery, Lynchburg, VA
Registration Date: 6 Jan 1928
Father: Thomas William Beck
Mother: Mary A Riddle
Spouse: Minta Frances Beck
Informant: Sydney W. Beck [brother] of Danville, VA


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Occupation: Druggist / Pharmacist in Danville & Lynchburg, Va.


William married Minta Francis Belcher, daughter of Charlie Franklin Belcher and Marcella Eleanor Minter, on 11 Mar 1915 in Danville City, (Pittsylvania Co.), Virginia. (Minta Francis Belcher was born about 1885 in Snow Creek, Franklin Co., VA, died on 27 Jul 1971 in Richmond, Virginia and was buried on 29 Jul 1971 in Spring Hill Cemetery, Lynchburg, Campbell Co., VA.) The cause of her death was Congestive Heart Failure.

bullet  Marriage Notes:

Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940
Name: William Thomas Beck
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Age: 31
Birth Date: 1884
Birth Place: Pitts. Co., Virginia
Marriage Date: 11 Mar 1915
Marriage Place: Danville, Virginia
Father: T.W. Beck
Mother: Mary A. Beck
Spouse: Minta F. Belcher
FHL Film Number: 888901
Reference ID: cn. 9103

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