Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
NameGeorge William Beckman 2895,2853
Birth26 Jul 1861, IL
Death5 Nov 1947, Chicago, Cook Co IL2853 Age: 86
FatherRolf Classen Beckman (1821-1899)
MotherAgatha (Atge) Uphoff (1817-1911)
Spouses
Birth1864, New York City, NY
DeathJul 1897, Livingston Co IL Age: 33
FatherCarl Anton Stevens (1813-1886)
MotherFrederica Cook (1828-1886)
Marriage3 Apr 1889, Livingston Co IL
ChildrenRoland A. (1895-1971)
 Frederick Ferdinand (1896-1930)
Birth1873
Death1912, Livingston Co IL Age: 39
Marriage18 Oct 1898, Livingston Co IL2363
ChildrenArnold Orville (1900-2004)
 Wilma Blanche (1903-1984)
Birth1881
Notes for George William Beckman
1900 Census of Cullom, Livingston Co IL
Name Age
Geo W Beckman 38 IL Germany Germany Blacksmith
Elisebeth E Beckman 28 IL England England; m 2 yrs, mother of 1, still living
Rolf A Beckman 5 MO IL IL
Frederick F Beckman 4 IL IL IL
Arnold O Beckman 2/12 IL IL IL

1910 Census of Sullivan, Livingston Co IL
Name Age
George W Beckman 47 IL Germany Germany
Elizabeth E Beckman 51 [37] IL England England
Rolley A Beckman 15
Fred Beckman 14
Arnold O Beckman 10
Wilma B Beckman 7

1920 Census of Bloomington, McLean Co IL
Name Age

George W Beckman 56 IL Germany Germany
Charlotte Beckman 39 IL IN IN
Frederick F Beckman 23 MO IL IL
Arnold Beckman 19 IL IL IL
Wilma Beckman 16 IL IL IL
Oscar Gentle 40 (lodger)

1930 Census of Normal, McLean Co IL
Name Age

Roland A Beckman 35 MO IL IL
Audrey M Beckman 33 KY Switzerland KY
Gladys Evelyn Beckman 5 IL MO KY
Shirley Ruth Beckman 2 3/12 IL MO KY
George W Beckman 68 IL Germany Germany
Notes for Louisa Frederica (Spouse 1)
1870 Census of New York City NY

Household Members Age


Charles Stephensn 52

Frederica Stephens 42

Louisa Stephens 6

Carolina Stephens 4

Mary Stephens 2



1880 Census of Chatsworth, Livingston Co IL

Household Members Age Relationship


Charles Stephens 62 Self (Head)

Fredricka Stephens 57 Wife

Louise Stephens 17 Daughter

Caroline Stephens 15 Daughter

Mary Stephens 13 Daughter

Newspaper article re. suicide2898

At 9 o'clock Tuesday morning the people of this little town and surrounding community were shock ed to hear that Mrs. Louisa Beckman, wife of G. W. Bcckman, our blacksmith, had committed suicide by shooting herself with a thirty-two pistol. The bullet entered a little above the right eye, causing instant death. There was no cause assigned, except that she had acted rather strange for a short time, which was noticed by some of the neighbors, but Mr. Beckman did not notice anything serious about her actions until that morning, She sent for him to come to the house; he went and was holding the baby in the north room, while she was putting on the little boy's shoes. When she had put them on she closed the door between herself and husband, with a slam and exclaimed, "My God they are after us," and fired the fatal shot before he could get to her. She leaves two little children and a husband to mourn her untimely death. She was a quiet, peaceable woman, and one that seemed devoted to her husband and children. There was no difficulty of any kind existing between her and her husband. She imagined someone was going to hurt her. Mr. Beckman's brother and wife, from Illinois, arrived in time to attend the burial, which took place at t o'clock, Wednesday, at Salem. Uncle Dan Mclntire conducted the services at the grave. Mr. Beckman has the sympathy of the entire community.
Notes for Charlotte (Spouse 3)
Apparently Elizabeth Jewkes Beckman died between the 1910 and 1920 censuses and George married a woman named Charlotte, his 3rd wife.
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