Cliffie Beckes (1891 - 1964)

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Cliffie Beckes
1891 - 1964
updated February 06, 2019
Cliffie Beckes was born on January 12, 1891. Cliffie died in August 1964 at 73 years of age. We know that Cliffie Beckes had been residing in Arkansas.


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Cliffie Beckes died in August 1964 at 73 years old. Cliffie was born on January 12, 1891. We have no information about Cliffie's immediate family. We know that Cliffie Beckes had been residing in Arkansas.
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In 1891, in the year that Cliffie Beckes was born, James Naismith, at the Springfield Massachusetts YMCA, invented the game of basketball. Originally using two peach baskets and a soccer ball, he created the game to keep his students active during the long, harsh New England winters.

In 1905, Cliffie was merely 14 years old when the German born physicist, Albert Einstein, proposed the Special Theory of Relativity: 1) that observers can never detect uniform motion except relative to other objects and that 2) unlike the velocity of massive objects, the speed of light is a constant and is the same for all observers independent of their constant velocity toward or away from the light source. Not such simple concepts that lead to the equation everyone now knows: E = mc2.

In 1920, this person was 29 years old when on January 1, over 6000 people were arrested and put in prison because they were suspected of being communists. . Many had to be released in a few weeks and only 3 guns were found in their homes. The U.S. Department of Justice "red hunt" netted thousands of "radicals" and suspected "communists" and aliens were deported. But the "hunt" ended after Attorney General Palmer forecast a massive radical uprising on May Day and the day passed without incident.

In 1937, this person was 46 years old when on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

In 1964, in the year of Cliffie Beckes's passing, in June, three young civil rights workers - Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner from New York City, and James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi - were kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi. Working with "Freedom Summer", they were registering African-Americans to vote in the Southern states. Their bodies were found two months later. Although it was discovered that the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office and the Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department were involved, only 7 men were convicted and served less than six years.

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Harold Beckes
Jun 28, 1938 - October 1978
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Ella F Beckes
Jul 30, 1937 - May 11, 2005
Muncie, IN
Verna v Beckes
Jun 2, 1917 - Feb 26, 1997
Kennewick, WA
Herschel Beckes
Dec 12, 1918 - November 1972
Herschel Beckes
Feb 5, 1895 - August 1971
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Jack Beckes
Apr 1, 1917 - February 1984
Tulare, California
Parmenace Beckes
Oct 11, 1880 - September 1969
Tulare, California
Reletha Beckes
Oct 9, 1911 - December 1985
Eufaula, Oklahoma
Ralph Beckes
Feb 18, 1917 - November 1978
Alfred Beckes
Jan 24, 1908 - July 1980
Modesto, California
Lee Beckes
Oct 25, 1912 - March 1973
Tressy Beckes
Jan 17, 1905 - Sep 26, 1996
Modesto, CA
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

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