Edwin S. Becker
- Born: 2 Sep 1861, West Cocalico Township, Lancaster Co., PA
- Marriage: Leah L. Eberly
- Died: 26 Dec 1913, West Cocalico Township, Lancaster Co., PA at age 52
- Buried: 30 Dec 1913, Mellinger Cemetery, Schoeneck, PA
Cause of his death was Concussion and Shock as a result of a railroad accident. Struck by a train.
The 1900 Federal Census for Schoeneck, West Cocalico, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, District 116, page 222A, dated June 14, 1900 records Edwin (Sept 1861) and Leah (Aug 1865) Becker with their children Martin (March 1884), Henry (June 1885), James (Feb 1887), and Edwin (Sept 1888). Edwin is a Farmer and has been married to Leah for 16 years. They have had 4 children.
The 1910 Federal Census for West Cocalico, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, District 12, page 48A, dated May 4, 1910 records Edwin S. (48) and Leah (44) Becker. Also in the household is Edwin's widowed mother, Hannah Becker (76). Edwin and Hannah indicate they have been married 14 years (obviously should be closer to 24 years) and have had 4 children all of whom are still living. Hannah indicates she has had 1 child (obviously Edwin). Interesting that Leah's death certificate records her date of death as April 24, 1910 and this record is taken in May 1910.
Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963
Name: Edwin S Becker [married]
Birth Date: 22 Sep 1861
Birth Place: Pennsylvania
Death Date: 26 Dec 1913
Death Place: West Cocalico, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Burial: Dec 30, 1913 at Mellinger Cemetery near Strasburg, PA
Father Name: Martin Becker
Father Birth Place: Pennsylvania
Mother Name: Hanna Shirk
Mother Birth Place: Pennsylvania
Certificate Number: 118433
Informant: James E. Becker [son] of Stevens
Edwin married Leah L. Eberly. (Leah L. Eberly was born on 27 Aug 1865 in Lancaster Co., PA, died on 24 Apr 1910 in Lancaster Co., PA and was buried on 28 Apr 1910 in Mellinger Cemetery, Schoeneck, PA.) The cause of her death was Influenza complicated by cerebra spinal meningitis.