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William Taylor Beckett
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Birth: Mar. 1, 1843
State Line
Warren County
Indiana, USA
Death: Feb. 16, 1926
Union County
Iowa, USA

George Washington Beckett
Massey "Amanda" Taylor

Married: 05 Oct 1873

This information & the photos were provided by: Grace Beckett-Griffin

Posted per request Julia Johnson - Jul 17, 2015:
Bedford Free Press, Thursday, March 11, 1926, p. 3

In Memoriam

William Taylor Beckett was born March 1, 1843, State Line City, Ind., Warren County, and died at the home of Mrs. C. Cooper, his granddaughter, 315 North Sycamore Street, Creston, Iowa, on Tuesday, February 16, at 11:45 a. m. after an illness of six weeks caused by a fall on the walk and age infirmities with paralysis. He fought a long good fight in the faith God gave him and was ready to answer the call. Mr. Beckett was converted to the Christian faith at the M. E. church at Shenandoah, under the pastorate of Rev. L. B. Wickersham in 1887, and has been an active, earnest worker along all lines of church work and S. S. activities, and was a teacher of the menís Bible class at Sharpsburg until forced to give it up on account of poor health. Always helpful for the betterment of the community in which he lived, a devoted husband, a loving father and a faithful friend to all who knew him. He would have been 83 years old had he lived until March 1st.

On October 5, 1873, he was united in marriage to Nancy Ellen Penner of Fountain County, Ill. [Indiana], and lived near State Line City, Ind., a few years on a farm. Then in 1879, coming west to Fremont County, Iowa, and located on a farm near Shenandoah for 13 years and near Bingham 13 years. In 1902 he purchased a farm just north of Sharpsburg and there he and his wife lived for 20 years. They then retired in Sharpsburg where for five years they were happy until May 5, 1923. Mrs. Beckett was called to her reward. Upon breaking up the old home he has made his home with his daughters and youngest son who lived on the farm. Last November he came to his daughterís home, Mrs. H. E. Davey and spent the winter, very frail in health. Since New Yearís he has been with his granddaughter, Mrs. Cooper, who has so faithfully gave every attention to her loved grandfather. His children are: Mrs. H. E. Davey, Creston, Iowa; Dr. Martha Morrison, Clearfield, Iowa; Mrs. G. C. Ginn, Conway, Iowa; Geo. A.[lbert] Beckett, Gooding, Idaho; William P. [enner] Beckett, Denver Colo.; Charles E. [dward] Beckett, died in 1908 at Shoshone, Idaho; James Louis Beckett, died in 1918 at Portland, Oregon. Mr. Beckett was the third of a family of 12 children, all being dead but one brother, Geo. A. Beckett, Covington, Ind., and two sisters, Mrs. Isabel Brown, State Line City, Ind., and Mrs. Jennie Jones, Aberdeen, South Dakota, all unable to attend the funeral. Mr. Beckett was survived by 17 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Funeral services were conducted at the Roland funeral home by Rev. W. H. Cable of Greenfield, Ia., a lifetime friend, neighbor and pastor of the Beckett family. Burial was at Rosehill cemetery, Shenandoah, the last rites being conducted by the Masonic lodge of Shenandoah of which he has been a member over 40 years.
Family links: 
  Nancy Ellen Penner Beckett (1849 - 1923)
  Eva May Beckett Davey (1874 - 1948)*
  Charles Edward Beckett (1875 - 1908)*
  James Louis Beckett (1877 - 1918)*
  Martha Lillis Beckett Morrison (1879 - 1964)*
  Flora Ellen Beckett Ginn (1884 - 1970)*
  George Albert Beckett (1885 - 1959)*
  William Penner Beckett (1889 - 1972)*
*Calculated relationship
Rose Hill Cemetery
Page County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Faye Merideth
Record added: Jan 21, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24087502
William Taylor Beckett
Added by: Faye Merideth
William Taylor Beckett
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William Taylor Beckett
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