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Benjamin Franklin Belcher
Janie "Jencie" Hunt
William Silas (Billy) Minter
Julia A. Law
Charlie Franklin Belcher
Marcella Eleanor Minter

Minta Francis Belcher
(Abt 1885-1971)


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William Thomas Beck Sr.

Minta Francis Belcher

  • Born: Abt 1885, Snow Creek, Franklin Co., VA.
  • Marriage: William Thomas Beck Sr. on 11 Mar 1915 in Danville City, (Pittsylvania Co.), Virginia
  • Died: 27 Jul 1971, Richmond, Virginia about age 86
  • Buried: 29 Jul 1971, Spring Hill Cemetery, Lynchburg, Campbell Co., VA

bullet   Cause of her death was Congestive Heart Failure.


bullet  General Notes:

Known as Aunt Mint. According to Mary Lou Adkins Hagen, Mint used to say "Whacha doin? Bluein! Want to buy a bottle?"

The 1910 Federal Census records Minta Belcher living in Danville, Va. She is boarding at the home of Benjamin Harvey at 253 Jefferson Street. Her occupation is a trained nurse.

The 1937 Danville City Directory lists Beck Minter Mrs nurse The D'ville Community Hosp Inc r do

The 1939 Danville City Directory lists Beck Minta nurse Averett College r do
Beck Marion F bkpr Johnson's Drug Store r214 Gray [this is probably Minta's daughter, Cecile Francis Beck or her husband Marion Oakley]
as well as
Beck Wm T jr clk Crowell-Dodson Auto Co Inc r1233 N Main

See general notes on her husband for 1920 censu facts.

The 1940 Federal Census for Chatham, Pittsylvania Co., VA, District 72-10, page , dated 1940 records the widow Minta Beck (49 - VA). Minta is a Staff Nurse at the Hargrave Military Hospital having earned $540 while working 39 weeks during the last year. She has completed 4 years of high school and was living at Hughes Memorial School in [Danville,] Virginia as of April 1, 1935.

The 1943 Danville City Directory lists Beck Minta B nurse Averett College
as well as
Beck Wm T (Adelle J) clk Crowell-Dodson Auto Co Inc r1233 N Main

The obituary for Minta B. Beck was in the July 28, 1971 newspaper, The Bee, Danville VA:
Former Resident Dies Yesterday [July 27, 1971]
Mrs. Minta Belcher Beck of Richmond, formerly of Danville, died yesterday in a Richmond hospital.
A native of Franklin County, she was the daughter of the late Charles F. and Marcell Minter Belcher. She was a retired nurse, having graduated from Danville General Hospital School of Nursing, and was married to the late William Thomas Beck.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Marion D. (Cecile) Oakley of Richmond; one son, William T. Beck Jr. of Columbia, S. C.; three sisters, Mrs. W. T. Adkins of Danville, Mrs. Alfred Meador of Callaway and Miss Jaynie E. Belcher of Roanoke, and five grandchildren.
The funeral will be conducted tomorrow at 10:30 a. m. at the chapel of Trinity United Methodist Church in Richmond. Interment will follow at 2 p. m. in Springhill Cemetery at Lynchburg.
The body is at Sutherland-Brown Chapel in Richmond.

bullet  Medical Notes:

Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014
Name: Minta Belcher Beck [Minta Belcher] (widowed)
Residence: 806 Helper Road, Richmond, VA
Occupation: Reired Registered Nurse
Gender: Female
Race: White
Age at Death: 88
Birth Date: 22 Dec 1882
Death Date: 27 Jul 1971
Death Place: Richmond, Richmond (Ind. City), Virginia
Burial: Springhill Cemetery, Lynchburg, VA
Registration Date: 30 Jul 1971
Father: Charles F Belcher
Mother: Marcell Minter
Spouse: William Thomas Beck
Informant: Mrs. Marion D. Oakley [daughter, Cecille]


Minta married William Thomas Beck Sr., son of Thomas William Beck and Mary Ada Riddle, on 11 Mar 1915 in Danville City, (Pittsylvania Co.), Virginia. (William Thomas Beck Sr. was born on 27 Apr 1883 in Pittsylvania Co., Virginia, died on 5 Jan 1928 in Danville City, Virginia and was buried in Spring Hill Cemetery, Lynchburg, Campbell Co., VA.) The cause of his death was Lobar Pneumonia.

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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