Charles Elmer Beck

23 Oct 1887 - 8 Jun 1977


Charles Elmer Beck

23 Oct 1887 - 8 Jun 1977
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Janius Jacobson Beck was born June 8, 1864, at Aalburg, Denmark. He was the son of Fredrick Jacobson and Henrika Hanson Beck. His parents were converts to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. His father was born at Leda and his mother at Aalburg, Denmark. They were married March 23, 1856
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Charles Elmer Beck


Alpine Cemetery

283 N 300 E
Alpine, Utah, Utah
United States

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May 28, 2011


July 13, 2013

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Contributor: Karen Cutter Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

Janius Jacobson Beck was born June 8, 1864, at Aalburg, Denmark. He was the son of Fredrick Jacobson and Henrika Hanson Beck. His parents were converts to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. His father was born at Leda and his mother at Aalburg, Denmark. They were married March 23, 1856. His father served in the War of 1864 between Denmark and Germany. Shortly after returning home from war, he heard of the Mormon missionaries. He was curious to hear them and when the opportunity came, he at once became interested, and soon was convinced of the truth. He and his wife were baptized December 27, 1865. The following spring the spirit of gathering was strongly manifested in the little home circle by the preparation to come to Utah. On May 20, 1866, Fredrick, his wife Henrika, and three children, Emma, Julius, and Janius, sailed for America with six other families of Saints. One of them was his brother, Christian Beck. They crossed the Atlantic on the ship Kendleworth. It was an old sail ship and that was its last voyage across the ocean. It took 8 weeks and 3 days to make the trip. While crossing, it caught on fire three times and was so badly burned it was condemned in the New York harbor. Upon reaching New York, many of the little company died with the severe heat. The rest were rushed to Omaha, Nebraska, where they rested for a week while arrangements were made for the trip across the plains. Equipment being very scarce made it necessary for those who were able, to walk most of the way. They arrived in Salt Lake City October 1866, under the command of Captain Rawlins, Andrew Jensen, the church historian was in this company. They lived in Salt Lake two years and then moved to Alpine. Although “Yan,” as he was called, remembered little of this trip, as he was between two and three years old at this time, his parents never tired of telling him about it. His early life was much the same as other children of pioneers. It required young and old to work to make a livelihood. Yan spent a lot of his time in the surrounding hills and canyons herding cattle and sheep. Although barefoot the entire summers roaming the hills, he and his boyfriends had a lot of good times and made their work their play. His education was limited to one season with Richard T. Booth as his teacher. It was remarkable, his intelligence with such little schooling. He grew to manhood never idle and always willing to take part in anything that was of upbuilding nature. He was married to Mary Jane Hamnett May 2, 1885. Their first home was a little dobe home just north of his father’s home. Here their first child was born. They lived for a short time on Highland while he was employed by Jacob Beck. Later, they bought a two room dobe house from Mr. Poulson. As their family grew, he built on and remodeled until a comfortable home was theirs. Here he and his wife lived until they died. He was a good provider. He owned a good farm and some of the best of livestock. He was always interested in everything that went on in the little community, especially in recreation. He and his wife belonged to the Alpine Glee club which spent many an evening at their home and homes of their friends enjoying their singing and games. This is one way they had of supplying their own amusement. This club sang at many of the gatherings in the ward. He was one of the instigators and largest stock holder in the Alpine Amusement Hall, built just east of where our city hall now stands. This was a great place of amusement and dancers from all over the county came here to enjoy their selves. Some of the best dramatic talent was frequently engaged to entertain the people of Alpine. He was always interested in civic affairs. He was city councilman for two terms and mayor from 1914 until Dec. 1915 before he died March 1916. He was constantly a member of the Water Board of which he was president part of the time. He was also president of the Alpine cattle range until his death. He was chairman of the Democratic party for several years and always ready to uphold what he believed to be right. He and his wife worked on the Old Folks Committee for years. Part of this time he spent as chairman until his death. His love and devotion for his mother was outstanding and many happy hours they spent together. Although not too religiously inclined, he always cheerfully paid his donations and obligations to his church. They were the parents of 12 children—ten of whom are still living. They are: Josephine Mayne, Charles Elmer, James Henry, David Fredrick, Melva, Leland, Jennie, Lerve, Orlean, and James Milton. Although a young man when he died, he had accomplished a great deal. He was a highly respected citizen and did a great deal in making our community what it is today. He died March 12, 1916, in the Provo hospital.

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Charles Elmer Beck was born on 23 Oct 1887
Charles Elmer Beck was 11 years old when Spanish–American War: The Treaty of Paris is signed, officially ending the conflict. The Spanish–American War was fought between the United States and Spain in 1898. Hostilities began in the aftermath of the internal explosion of the USS Maine in Havana Harbor in Cuba, leading to US intervention in the Cuban War of Independence. American acquisition of Spain's Pacific possessions led to its involvement in the Philippine Revolution and ultimately in the Philippine–American War.
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Charles Elmer Beck was 21 years old when Ford puts the Model T car on the market at a price of US$825. Ford Motor Company is an American multinational automaker headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. It was founded by Henry Ford and incorporated on June 16, 1903. The company sells automobiles and commercial vehicles under the Ford brand and most luxury cars under the Lincoln brand. Ford also owns Brazilian SUV manufacturer Troller, an 8% stake in Aston Martin of the United Kingdom, and a 49% stake in Jiangling Motors of China. It also has joint-ventures in China, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, and Russia. The company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is controlled by the Ford family; they have minority ownership but the majority of the voting power.
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Charles Elmer Beck was 29 years old when Tsar Nicholas II of Russia was forced to abdicate in the February Revolution, ending three centuries of Romanov rule. Nicholas II or Nikolai II, known as Saint Nicholas in the Russian Orthodox Church, was the last Emperor of Russia, ruling from 1 November 1894 until his forced abdication on 15 March 1917. His reign saw the fall of the Russian Empire from one of the foremost great powers of the world to economic and military collapse. He was given the nickname Nicholas the Bloody or Vile Nicholas by his political adversaries due to the Khodynka Tragedy, anti-Semitic pogroms, Bloody Sunday, the violent suppression of the 1905 Russian Revolution, the executions of political opponents, and his perceived responsibility for the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905). Soviet historians portray Nicholas as a weak and incompetent leader whose decisions led to military defeats and the deaths of millions of his subjects.
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Charles Elmer Beck was 41 years old when Walt Disney character Mickey Mouse premieres in his first cartoon, "Plane Crazy". Walter Elias Disney was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer. A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced several developments in the production of cartoons. As a film producer, Disney holds the record for most Academy Awards earned by an individual, having won 22 Oscars from 59 nominations. He was presented with two Golden Globe Special Achievement Awards and an Emmy Award, among other honors. Several of his films are included in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.
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Charles Elmer Beck was 43 years old when Great Depression: In a State of the Union message, U.S. President Herbert Hoover proposes a $150 million (equivalent to $2,197,000,000 in 2017) public works program to help generate jobs and stimulate the economy. The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations; in most countries it started in 1929 and lasted until the late-1930s. It was the longest, deepest, and most widespread depression of the 20th century. In the 21st century, the Great Depression is commonly used as an example of how far the world's economy can decline.
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Charles Elmer Beck was 54 years old when World War II: Nazi Germany invades the Soviet Union in Operation Barbarossa. Nazi Germany is the common English name for Germany between 1933 and 1945, when Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Party (NSDAP) controlled the country through a dictatorship. Under Hitler's rule, Germany was transformed into a totalitarian state that controlled nearly all aspects of life via the Gleichschaltung legal process. The official name of the state was Deutsches Reich until 1943 and Großdeutsches Reich from 1943 to 1945. Nazi Germany is also known as the Third Reich, from German Drittes Reich, meaning "Third Realm" or "Third Empire", the first two being the Holy Roman Empire and the German Empire. The Nazi regime ended after the Allied Powers defeated Germany in May 1945, ending World War II in Europe.
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Charles Elmer Beck was 65 years old when Jonas Salk announced the successful test of his polio vaccine on a small group of adults and children (vaccination pictured). Jonas Edward Salk was an American medical researcher and virologist. He discovered and developed one of the first successful polio vaccines. Born in New York City, he attended New York University School of Medicine, later choosing to do medical research instead of becoming a practicing physician. In 1939, after earning his medical degree, Salk began an internship as a physician scientist at Mount Sinai Hospital. Two years later he was granted a fellowship at the University of Michigan, where he would study flu viruses with his mentor Thomas Francis, Jr.
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Charles Elmer Beck was 82 years old when During the Apollo 11 mission, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the Moon. Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first two people on the Moon. Mission commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin, both American, landed the lunar module Eagle on July 20, 1969, at 20:17 UTC. Armstrong became the first person to step onto the lunar surface six hours after landing on July 21 at 02:56:15 UTC; Aldrin joined him about 20 minutes later. They spent about two and a quarter hours together outside the spacecraft, and collected 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg) of lunar material to bring back to Earth. Michael Collins piloted the command module Columbia alone in lunar orbit while they were on the Moon's surface. Armstrong and Aldrin spent 21.5 hours on the lunar surface before rejoining Columbia in lunar orbit.
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Charles Elmer Beck died on 8 Jun 1977 at the age of 89
Grave record for Charles Elmer Beck (23 Oct 1887 - 8 Jun 1977), BillionGraves Record 2578 Alpine, Utah, Utah, United States