Bernadine Becker (1892 - 1976)

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Wentzville, Saint Charles County, Missouri

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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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1892 - In the year that Bernadine Becker was born, on October 12th, the "Pledge of Allegiance" was first recited in unison by students in U.S. public schools. Composed the previous August by Francis Bellamy, it was to be recited in 15 seconds and originally read: "I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." "Under God" was added in the 1950's.

1904 - She was only 12 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.

1931 - When she was 39 years old, in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

1962 - At the age of 70 years old, Bernadine was alive when on October 1st, African-American James H. Meredith, escorted by federal marshals, registered at the University of Mississippi - becoming the first African-American student admitted to the segregated college. He had been inspired by President Kennedy's inaugural address to apply for admission.

1976 - In the year of Bernadine Becker's passing, The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

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Bernadine Becker died in April 1976 at 83 years of age. No cause of death has been listed for Bernadine. She was born on June 24, 1892. We have no information about Bernadine's surviving family. We know that Bernadine Becker had been residing in Wentzville, Saint Charles County, Missouri.

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