BECK Family History


William G Beck, 58, died at his home in Saybrook Friday night (1939) from heart ailment.  He had been confined to his bed for two months.

He was born September 25, 1881 at Anchor, McLean, Illinois, a son of Peter Goesch Beck and Wiebka Mary Magdalena Fredericka Timcke Beck.  William G Beck was married to Laura Ortmann February 17, 1909 who preceded him in death.  On July 22, 1930 William G Beck was married to Mrs Mary Roberts.

She survives with the following children and step children:  Lawrence, Evelyn, Willis Beck; Mrs. Irene Bowen of Saybrook; Esther of Pleasant Plains, Eleanor of Gibson City; and Mrs. Clara Harsha of MN; Mrs. Wilbur Johnson of Saybrook, Mrs. Shirley Simmons and Lawrence Roberts of Gibson City; also two brothers, Herman of WI., Henry of Anchor and one sister, Mrs. David Martin of Gibson City.

The funeral services were held at the Saybrook, McLean County, Illinois, United Brethren Church Monday afternoon at 2:30, the Rev. Fred G Foster, pastor of the Methodist Church officiating, assisted by Rev. Willis A. Locke, of the United Brethren Church.  William G Beck was laid to rest in Riverview Cemetery.

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