Franklin Beckham was married on 25 Mar 1907 in Elk Prairie Twsp, Jefferson Co, IL to Lillie Martin. The children of Franklin Beckham and Lillie Martin are: (1) Doris Burl Beckham born 10 Nov 1913 in Elk Prairie Twsp, Jefferson Co, IL and died 12 Sep 1986 in Jefferson Co, IL who married Melva Louise Gilbert; (2) Uhlan D Beckham born 22 Sep 1915 in Elk Prairie Twsp, Jefferson Co, IL who married Pearl D Donoho; (3) Opel Lucille Beckham born 25 Nov 1921 in Jefferson Co, IL and died 12 Jun 1985 who married John Frick Jr; and (4) Joel Malcolm Beckham born 1 Nov 1926 in Jefferson Co, IL and died 31 Jan 1996 in Decatur, Macon Co, IL who married Margie Peterson.
The following obituary came from the Register-News, Mt Vernon, Jefferson Co, IL on 15 Sep 1939 - Friday - Pg 2:
FRANK BECKHAM DIES LAST NIGHT NEAR DAREVILLE
Frank Beckham, 53, well know farmer who resided near Dareville, died at 11 o'clock last night at his house. He had been in failing health for some time.
Funeral service will be held at 11 o'clock Sunday morning at the South Hickory Hill church and burial will follow in the nearby cemetery.
He is survived by his widow, Lillie; three sons, Doris, Uhlan and Joc Malcom, all at home; a daughter, Opal Lucille, at home; two sisters, Jennie Wells of Flora and Vada Martin of Waltonville.