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Ezra Walker Beckett
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Birth: Jan. 7, 1878
Cabell County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Feb. 20, 1963
Cabell County
West Virginia, USA

He left Milton farm where he was born at age 22. worked at Fayette Coal mines in Feb 1902 and started as an ice tumbler (gears) at a foundry in Huntington. Then he started work on the Chesapeake and Ohio railroad Jan 25 1911 and retired from there. He lived at 2042 11th Ave. for over 50 years. His sister Rebecca wrote in 1945 that he had 4 children by his first wife and 4 grandchildren. His face was burned when he was young and he had soft skin all of his life. He had no children by his second wife.

MARRIAGE: Cabell Co Clerk's Ofc Register No 2, p 189; Ezra Walker Beckett age 25 born Cabell Co, WV m. Sarah Almedia Null age 26, born Cabell Co WV. m. on March 4, 1903 Cabell Co by Arthur Hauk.

WWI Draft Card Ezra Walker Beckett City: Huntington County: Wayne State: West Virginia Birth Date: 7 Jan 1878 Race: White FHL Roll Number: 1992488 DraftBoard: 2 lived at 1804 Hall Ave nearest relative Media Beckett. worked for C&O Railroad

WWII Draft Card Ezra Walker Beckett Birth Date: 7 Jan 1878 Birth Place: Cabell Residence: Cabell, West Virginia Roll: WW2_2243893 nearest relative Rilla Beckett. worked for C&O Railroad. resided at 2042 11th Ave

DEATH: Cabell Cert. #63-001524; Ezra Walker Beckett, born 1/7/78 Cabell Co died 2/20/63 5:15a; at C&O Hosp.; resided 2042 11th Ave.; parents Emza Beckett and (mom not listed); info. Rilla Beckett; bronchopneumonia, diffuse adenocarcinoma of prostate; phys. John F Otto; bur. Springhill cem.; fun. dir. J.H. Reger. (Family bible says died on Wed. Morn. 5:10, Feb 20 1963.)

OBIT: Huntington Herald Dispatch Feb 21 1963. Ezra Walker Beckett- 85y old, 2042 Eleventh Ave, who died yesterday in a Huntington hospital will be buried in Spring Hill Cem following funeral services Sat. at 1:30pm at the Walnut Hills Church of the Nazarene of which he was a member with Rev. J.C. Brillhart officiating. He was a retired employee of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway, Born in Cabell Co. son of late Mr. and Mrs. Emza Beckett. Survivors include the widow Mrs. Rilla Lyon Beckett, a son Clarence Beckett of Baltimore, and 6 grandchildren. Friends may call at the Reger Funeral Home aft 10am today. [one great grandchild born in 1962 not mentioned]

WILL: WB 37 p 642 date Dec 22 1936 probate Feb 25 1963 Cabell Co; son Clarence E to receive set of dishes which William gave to his mother during his lifetime and a new set of silverware now in our home. wife Rilla to have home at 2042 Eleventh Ave and remainder of estate. wife executrix.
Family links: 
  Emsley Wilson Beckett (1832 - 1913)
  Mary Susan Roberts Beckett (1839 - 1897)
  Sarah Almedia Null Beckett (1875 - 1930)
  Florena Lyons Beckett (1888 - 1964)*
  Clarence Ezra Beckette (1904 - 1966)*
  William Edward Beckett (1907 - 1930)*
  Alden Carroll Beckett (1911 - 1916)*
  Mary Ella Beckett (1914 - 1915)*
  John Henry Beckett (1855 - 1886)*
  Matilda Elizabeth Handley (1856 - 1931)*
  James Alexander Moses Beckett (1858 - 1860)*
  Rebecca Susan Beckett Braley (1860 - 1947)*
  Louis Allis Beckett (1862 - 1863)*
  George Martin Beckett (1864 - 1906)*
  Adaline Beckett Chapman (1866 - 1953)*
  Mary Fanny Beckett Lattin (1868 - 1927)*
  Gertrude Frances Arvilla Beckett Johnson (1870 - 1945)*
  Thomas Franklin Beckett (1873 - 1945)*
  Allen E Beckett (1875 - 1951)*
  Samuel Beckett (1876 - 1876)*
  Ezra Walker Beckett (1878 - 1963)
  Bertha Beckett (1879 - 1879)*
  Josephine Orena Beckett Thompson (1881 - 1928)*
  Sallie Beckett White (1884 - 1924)*
*Calculated relationship
Marker on Grave just says Beckett
Spring Hill Cemetery
Cabell County
West Virginia, USA
Maintained by: President Chris Christou
Originally Created by: Ernie Wright
Record added: Sep 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 58320629
Ezra Walker Beckett
Added by: President Chris Christou
Ezra Walker Beckett
Added by: President Chris Christou
Ezra Walker Beckett
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- Sammy Boyd, Genealogist
 Added: Jun. 28, 2013

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