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Rufus Beck
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Birth: Jun. 18, 1879
Michigan, USA
Death: Oct. 13, 1937
Rathdrum
Kootenai County
Idaho, USA

Obit:
Coeur d' Alene Press 14 Oct 1937 Thursday

RATHDRUM PIONEER IS TAKEN BY DEATH
Rufus Beck, 64 pioneer resident of Rathdrum died last evening at a local hospital. The body is at the Cassedy Funeral Home and funeral arrangements are pending the arrival of a sister, Mrs. O. H. Fuller of Fort Blakely, Wash.

Rufus was born 18 Jun 1879 to Simon and Mary Beck in Michigan. the family moved to Rathdrum, Idaho sometime before 1900.

His only known sibling was a young sister Lola (I'm not sure is this is the same O.H. Fuller named in the obituary or is that is a different sister. This sister was the only sibling found with the family in the census records from 1900-1930). She was born in Wisconsin in 1886, so the family must have lived in Wisconsin for a while before moving to Idaho.

From at least as early as 1910 until his death Rufus was a Blacksmith for Rathdrum. Rufus lost his mother Mary in 1919. By 1920 he and his father were partners in a Blacksmith shop until Simon's death in 1929.

Rufus finally married later in life some time before 1920 to Myrtle. I believe the son living with them in 1920, Thomas, was hers from a former marriage, even though he is listed as Rufus' son in the 1920 census. 
 
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 Parents:
  Simon Beck (1850 - 1929)
  Mary Ellen Boges Beck (1858 - 1919)
 
Burial:
Kootenai County Cemetery
Post Falls
Kootenai County
Idaho, USA
 
Created by: Amy Crooks
Record added: Feb 12, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33768014
Rufus Beck
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