Dolores <I>Smith</I> Beck

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Dolores Smith Beck

  • Birth 28 Feb 1909
  • Death Dec 1972 Posen, Cook County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Alsip, Cook County, Illinois, USA
  • Plot Grave 5, Lot 57, Block 45, Sect 41
  • Memorial ID 35119795

Beloved wife of Frank Beck and mother of five (5) three (3) of which are living as of this writing.

Born in Dubuque, Iowa to Harry V and Dolly Smith. Harry was a railroad man who worked on the train that traveled between Chicago and Savanna, Illinois. Her mother Dolly died when Dolores was very young. Her father Harry remarried Emma (Buchacker) Mangeng. Unhappy with her step family, Dolores met the love of her life Frank Beck and married young, about 1927. Seeking opportunity they moved to Chicago with her older brother Kenneth Smith. Frank and Dolores forged a new life for themselves in Chicago and soon started a family of their own. They raised three sons and two daughters from their modest home on South Wabash Ave in Chicago's Roseland neighborhood. Dolores passed away within two weeks after her beloved husband Frank died.


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  • Created by: R Haynes
  • Added: 25 Mar 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 35119795
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dolores Smith Beck (28 Feb 1909–Dec 1972), Find A Grave Memorial no. 35119795, citing Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Alsip, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by R Haynes (contributor 47095586) .