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 Henry Ernst Becker

Henry Ernst Becker

Birth
Death 28 Dec 1968 (aged 78)
Burial Hartland, Niagara County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 110178915 · View Source
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Ex-Sheriff
Dies at 78
In Lockport
Gazette Lockport Bureau
LOCKPORT - Former Niagara County Sheriff, Henry E. Becker, 78, of Gasport, died Saturday (Dec. 28, 1968) at Lockport Memorial Hospital after a long illness.
He was born in Rushville, Feb. 28, 1890, the son of Frank and Katie Bassette Vecker. He operated a service station in Gasport for many years before he became a deputy, serving under the late Sheriff Fred A. Bigalow. When Sheriff Bigalow was killed in the line of duty June 19, 1944, Mr. Becker was appointed sheriff by former Gov. Thomas E. Dewey and served for nine years before he retired Jan. 1, 1954.
While in office, Sheriff Becker made many, improvements, including the establishment of day and night patrols on Niagara County highways.
He also took a great deal of interest in Civil Defense work and conservation.
He serves as president of the New York State Sheriffs Association in 1952.
He lived in Gasport for 55 years with the exception of the nine years he spent in Lockport as sheriff.
He was a member of the Gasport Chemical Hose Co. and was the first chief and charter member of the company.
He married the former Teresa Gaughn May 23, 1913. She survives him.
He was a member of the Lockport Lions Club, the National
Sheriffs' Association and the New York State Sheriffs' Association.
Besides his wife, he is survived by a brother, Rudolph P. Becker of Rochester, and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call today from 2 to 4 and from 7 to 9 p.m. at the. Bream Funeial Home, Gasport, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Herbert L. Siegner will officiate. Burial will be in Hartland Central Cemetery.

from NIAGARA FALLS GAZETTE
MONDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1968


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  • Created by: Sandy
  • Added: 7 May 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 110178915
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Ernst Becker (15 Feb 1890–28 Dec 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 110178915, citing Hartland Central Cemetery, Hartland, Niagara County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Sandy (contributor 47617523) .