|Birth: ||Apr. 25, 1916|
|Death: ||Jun. 10, 1944|
In Memory of PFC. Elgin Emil Becker.
Published in THE HARPER HERALD, HARPER, GILLESPIE COUNTY, TEXAS, internet edition, FRIDAY, JULY 14,1944, PAGE ONE
PFC. ELGIN BECKER OF DOSS REPORTED FIRST GILLESPIE CO. CASUALTY IN FRANCE
Mr. and Mrs. Adolf Becker of Doss on Friday received a message from the U.S. War Department at Washington stating that their son, Private First Class Elgin E. Becker, had been killed in action in France as of June 10. Pfc. Becker is the first Gillespie County casualty reported from the new invasion war zones established by the Allies in France since June 6.
The deceased war hero had attained the age of 28 years, 1 month and 15 days at the time of his death. He was born on April 25, 1916, in Fredericksburg. After attending school he assisted his parents on their farm and ranch until he was inducted into the army on March 16, 1942. His training was received at Fort Sam Houston, Camp Barkeley in Louisiana, Camp Granite, Calif., and Fort Dix, N.J., from where he was sent overseas to England in March of this year.
Surviving him are his father and mother, nee Cornella Hopf and 11 brothers and sisters; Elizabeth, Mrs. Edgar Itz; Norma, Mrs. Louis Kraus; Malcolm Becker; Ruth Becker; Walten Becker (stationed in the Hawaiian Islands); Dorothy Becker (in Dallas); John Becker; Beatrice Becker; Almeta Becker; Vernell Becker; and one half-sister; Annida, Mrs. Bruno Jenschke; as well as numerous relatives and a large number of friends.
Members of the family attended Requiem High Mass which was conducted by Father F.X. Wolf at St. Mary's Catholic church in Fredericksburg on Monday for the deceased soldier.
Adolph E. Becker (1883 - 1944)
Cornelia Helen Hopf Becker (1890 - 1957)
Annida Becker Jenschke (1908 - 2001)**
Elizabeth M. Becker Itz (1913 - 1990)*
Malcolm A Becker (1914 - 1975)*
Elgin Emil Becker (1916 - 1944)*
Elgin Emil Becker (1916 - 1944)
Ruth Becker (1918 - 2010)*
Walton Robert Becker (1919 - 1974)*
Johnny Becker (1923 - 1998)*
Beatrice M. Becker Woerner (1925 - 2003)*
Almeta Becker Usener (1929 - 2004)*
Saint Mary Cemetery
Created by: Terry Teague
Record added: Jul 15, 2007
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