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Benjamin Henry Beckmeyer
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Birth: Oct. 23, 1898
Colorado County
Texas, USA
Death: Sep. 11, 1947
Alamo
Hidalgo County
Texas, USA

"The bodies of two Valley men, B H Beckmeyer and William Newton Harrison were
recovered from a sewer system manhole yesterday. They are believed to have
suffocated in the sewer line which Beckmeyer had entered to repair a float line.

Harrison was not an employee of the city, but is believed to have been asked by Beckmeyer to accompany him in case he needed help. A verdict of suffocation and
drowning was made.

The 2 men were last seen about 10:30 am Thursday. At noon Mrs. Beckmeyer became worried when her husband did not return home for lunch. She called the city
clerk, who then notified the mayor. The 2 men went to the manhole and found a car and some tools, but no sign of the men. They stirred the the water and found some hair and the fire department was called and recovered the bodies.

Funeral services are set for 3pm Saturday with burial at Roselawn Cemetery in McAllen.

Survivors include His Widow, Mrs. Bertha Beckmeyer, One son: Max Beckmeyer of Galveston; 5 sisters: Mrs. Lillie Schilling of Garwood, Mrs. Charles Cannady and
Mrs. T.E. Church of Houston, Mrs. J.M. Trice of Sparenberg, Mrs. W.N. Harrison of San Juan; 3 Brothers: E.L., F.W. A J. all of Sparenberg." 
 
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 Parents:
  Louis Charles Beckmeyer (1866 - 1923)
  Rebecca Maerty Poehler Beckmeyer (1870 - 1938)
 
 Spouse:
  Bertha Maria Helene Stallman Beckmeyer (1886 - 1980)*
 
 Children:
  Max Franklin Beckmeyer (1922 - 1995)*
 
 Siblings:
  Lillie Marian Beckmeyer Schilling (1890 - 1978)*
  Della Beckmeyer (1892 - 1898)*
  Alfred Beckmeyer (1896 - 1898)*
  Benjamin Henry Beckmeyer (1898 - 1947)
  Mary Ann Beckmeyer Cannady (1900 - 1972)*
  Mabel Beckmeyer Trice (1909 - 2003)*
  Nellie Louise Beckmeyer West (1913 - 2008)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Roselawn Cemetery
McAllen
Hidalgo County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Shirley
Record added: Jun 27, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27874712
Benjamin Henry Beckmeyer
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Benjamin Henry Beckmeyer
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rest in peace.
- angelina kretzschmar
 Added: Aug. 6, 2012
 
 
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