Berenice Becker (1897 - 1981)

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Sarah Libby (Shapiro ) Becker Gravesite

Sarah Libby (Shapiro ) Becker Gravesite

French, Becker, and Socolick families

French, Becker, and Socolick families

Claire (Becker) Socolick Mrs.

Claire (Becker) Socolick Mrs.

Gary John Becker

Gary John Becker

Sharon Kay Becker

Sharon Kay Becker

Jacqueline Zoe Letsos Becker

Jacqueline Zoe Letsos Becker

Becker Tavern, Illinois 1880's

Becker Tavern, Illinois 1880's

Becker Saloon, Illinois 1904

Becker Saloon, Illinois 1904

Jon Anderson - 1959 Senior Class

Jon Anderson - 1959 Senior Class

Anna (Becker) Davis and Milton Davis

Anna (Becker) Davis and Milton Davis

Melba and Randy

Melba and Randy

Dave Becker graduates from Mechanicsburg HS, PA

Dave Becker graduates from Mechanicsburg HS, PA

Tobias Becker Family

Tobias Becker Family

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John & Ida Becker Sarah Libby (Shapiro ) Becker Gravesite French, Becker, and Socolick families Claire (Becker) Socolick Mrs.

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1897 - In the year that Berenice Becker was born, on March 4th, William McKinley became the 25th President of the United States. He had beaten William Jennings Bryan in the 1896 election by 51% to 46.7% in the popular vote. Six months into his second term as President, McKinley was assassinated.

1904 - Berenice was just 7 years old when the "Teddy's Bear" was first produced. After seeing a political cartoon of President Teddy Roosevelt refusing to kill a clubbed and tied up bear, Jewish Russian immigrant Morris Michtom - who owned a candy shop and sold stuffed animals that he and his wife made at night at the store - made a "Teddy's Bear" and put it in his shop's window. The stuffed bears were an immediate success and Michtom and his wife went on to found the Ideal Novelty and Toy Co.

1971 - Berenice was 74 years old when on May 3rd, 10,000 federal troops, 5,100 officers of the D.C. Metropolitan Police, 2,000 members of the D.C. National Guard, and federal agents assembled in Washington DC to prevent an estimated 10,000 Vietnam War protesters from marching. President Nixon (who was in California) refused to give federal employees the day off and they had to navigate the police and protesters, adding to the confusion. By the end of a few days of protest, 12,614 people had been arrested - making it the largest mass arrest in US history.

1975 - When she was 78 years old, in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

1981 - In the year of Berenice Becker's passing, on January 20th, Ronald Reagan became the 40th President of the United States. He ran against the incumbent, Jimmy Carter, and won 50.7% of the popular vote to Carter's 41.0%.

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Berenice Becker passed away in February 1981 at 83 years of age. There is no listed cause of death. She was born on December 19, 1897. We have no information about Berenice's surviving family.

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