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Alice O. Casteel Beck
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Birth: Jun. 11, 1850
Death: Apr. 3, 1914

A Noble Woman Dead: Mrs.Alice Beck is dead. This sad announcement, which spread over the city on last Friday morning, struck a note of sorrow and deep regret in the hearts of all, to whom the news came as a distinct shock. On the previous Wednesday, April 1, the deceased lady in company with her sister, Mrs.Emma Cummings, went to Memphis and entered the Baptist Hospital for treatment. Mrs.Beck had suffered for many months with asthma, and was very weak when she went to the hospital in Memphis, but her friends and loved ones here had no idea that her condition was so serious or that she was close to death's door. Deceased was a noble character. She was one of the city's dearest and most loveable of women.. Before she became an invalid, Mrs.Beck was a leader in all good works-prominent and active in all religious, charitable, and social movements-a consecrate Christian lady. Deceased had been a member of the Baptist church for over forty years. She was also one of the organizers and Charter members of the Gleaners, one of the oldest religious societies in the city. Deceased remains were returned to the city on Saturday, and the body remained in state awaiting arrival of members of the family and friends from a distance, until Tuesday, when the funeral was solemnized and interred at the Forrest City cemetery, Rev.F.W.Gee officiating. Deceased was the daughter of R.W. and Eliza G.Casteel, and was born in Helena, Ark., June 11,1850. She was married to John W.Beck, who for many years was one of the leading business men of St.Francis county. Deceased is survived by three daughters, Mrs.D.C.Webb, of this city, Mrs.J.A.Porter of Brawley, Calif., and Mrs.A.L.Britton, of Los Angeles, Calif., and also one brother, Mr.J.B.Casteel. and one sister, Mrs.Emma Cummings, both of this city. Forrest City Times Newspaper Apr.10,1914 
 
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 Parents:
  Robert Wiley Casteel (1816 - 1891)
  Elizabeth Goodwin Casteel (1822 - ____)
 
 Spouse:
  John W. Beck (1838 - 1905)*
 
 Siblings:
  John B. Casteel (1849 - 1928)*
  Alice O. Casteel Beck (1850 - 1914)
  Emma Casteel Cummings (1852 - 1936)*
  Robert P. Casteel (1856 - 1883)*
  Mollie B. Casteel Gorman (1861 - 1897)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Wife of J.W.Beck
 
Note: Source:Kathleen Bell-St.Francis Co.Cemetery Records
 
Burial:
Forrest City Cemetery (Original City Cemetery)
Forrest City
St. Francis County
Arkansas, USA
Plot:
 
Created by: Paul V. Isbell
Record added: Aug 03, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15132458
 


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 Added: Sep. 21, 2010
 
 
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