BECK, John Allen

BECK, John Allen

Male 1859 - 1925  (66 years)

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  • Name BECK, John Allen 
    Born 11 May 1859  Liberty Township, Montour, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Biography
    • BIOGRAPHY: JOHN A. BECK, son of Benjamin and brother of William H., was born May 11, 1858, in Montour county, Pa. He received his education in the public schools, but his father dying when he was very young he has had to make his own way from an early age, and his education has been mostly of the practical kind. For several years after commencing to work steadily he was employed on farms in his own county and in Northumberland county, in 1876 locating in the borough of Milton, where he has since made his home. In 1879 he entered the employ of S. J. Shimer & Sons, as clerk, and has served in such position ever since, his long experience in this capacity making his services most valuable. However, he has also had other business interests, having for almost twenty years, since 1891, been conducting a greenhouse at No. 319 Hepburn street, where he also has his home. He makes a specialty of cut flowers and floral designs, and his taste for the work, combined with industry and good management, has made his venture profitable.

      Mr. Beck married Ella Hill, daughter of Charles and Kate (Hause) Hill, and they have one son, Charles L. The family are Lutherans in religious connection. Mr. Beck has been quite active in borough affairs, having served eleven years as member of the council. He is a Republican in political affiliation, and socially is a member of the Royal Arcanum and the Knights of the Golden Eagle.
    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 
    Occupation 1879  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    was an employee of S.J. Shimer & Sons 
    Census (desc) 1880  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    living with his mother and working in a machine shop 
    Census (desc) 1900  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    living at 319 Hepburn St. and working as a bookkeeper 
    Census (desc) 1910  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    living at 319 Hepburn St. and working as a bookkeeper at a cutterhead maker (S. J. Shimer) 
    Census (desc) 1920  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    living at 319 Hepburn St. and working as a florist in his own greenhouse 
    _UID DAC00100175EA547957D119B6C9093317A34 
    Died 23 Oct 1925  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Harmony Cemetery 
    Person ID I187  Our 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 Chart

    Family HILL, Ella E.,   b. 7 Jun 1867, Turbot Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1954  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 1887 
    Children 
    +1. BECK, Charles Linwood,   b. 9 Oct 1893,   d. 23 Dec 1979, El Paso, El Paso, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    Last Modified 17 Jan 2021 
    Family ID F75  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1071] Death Certificate.

    2. [S1036] Floyd's History of Northumberland County, PA 1911, Page 333.

    3. [S1119] Census, Image 28 Ward 3.

    4. [S1119] Census, Image 36 Ward 3.