Alfred Beckes (1908 - 1980)

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Alfred Beckes
1908 - 1980
updated February 06, 2019
Alfred Beckes was born on January 24, 1908. He died in July 1980 at 72 years old. We know that Alfred Beckes had been residing in Modesto, Stanislaus County, California 95355.

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Alfred Beckes passed away in July 1980 at age 72. He was born on January 24, 1908. We are unaware of information about Alfred's immediate family. We know that Alfred Beckes had been residing in Modesto, Stanislaus County, California 95355.
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1908 - 1980 World Events

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In 1908, in the year that Alfred Beckes was born, unemployment in the U.S. was at 8.0% and the cost of a first-class stamp was 2 cents while the population in the United States was 88,710,000. The world population was almost 4.4 billion.

In 1919, by the time he was only 11 years old, in June, the Treaty of Versailles - officially ending World War I - was signed. The European Allies demanded "compensation by Germany for all damage done to the civilian population of the Allies and their property by the aggression of Germany by land, by sea and from the air.” The requirement of compensation is seen by most as the reason for the collapse of the German economy and gave rise to the rule of Hitler.

In 1926, he was 18 years old when on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

In 1959, at the age of 51 years old, Alfred was alive when on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

In 1980, in the year of Alfred Beckes's passing, on December 8th, ex-Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his home - the Dakota - in New York City. Chapman was found guilty of murder and still remains in jail.

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Lee Beckes
Oct 25, 1912 - March 1973
Tressy Beckes
Jan 17, 1905 - Sep 26, 1996
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Norman Beckes
May 7, 1937 - May 1982
Cora B Beckes
Jul 31, 1906 - October 1994
Albuquerque, NM
Sharon Lynn Beckes
Dec 8, 1946 - Aug 11, 2008
Andover, Minnesota
Alpha L Beckes
Apr 17, 1916 - May 20, 2005
Roseville, CA
James S Beckes
Aug 24, 1965 - Nov 16, 1991
Lloyd Beckes
Apr 22, 1906 - June 1978
Kennewick, Washington
Richard Beckes
Apr 2, 1910 - July 1979
La Conner, Washington
Iva M Beckes
Jul 29, 1917 - Apr 2, 2006
Tulare, CA
Myrtle Beckes
Jan 30, 1884 - July 1968
Wasco, California
Ray Beckes
Dec 3, 1915 - April 1987
Tahlequah, Oklahoma
Thelma Beckes
Jul 8, 1914 - Aug 2, 2010
Rush Springs, OK
Fred Beckes
Nov 11, 1899 - January 1987
San Anselmo, California
Raymond Beckes
May 3, 1922 - November 1977
Roger Beckes
Jul 25, 1908 - December 1971
San Francisco, California
J C Beckes
Nov 1, 1913 - Sep 15, 2001
Rush Springs, OK
Lloyd Beckes
Apr 24, 1893 - December 1979
Lawrenceville, Illinois
Richard W Beckes
Sep 5, 1946 - Jan 4, 2001
Cottage Grove, OR
Ralph Beckes
Jan 22, 1904 - September 1977
El Cajon, California

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