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 Anne Dorthea “Annie” <I>Beck</I> Almquist

Anne Dorthea “Annie” Beck Almquist

Harrington, Lincoln County, Washington, USA
Death 13 Jan 1981 (aged 96)
Washington, USA
Burial Harrington, Lincoln County, Washington, USA
Memorial ID 49975804 · View Source
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Her father was William M. Beck and her mother, Catherine "Katie" Anwarter both born in Germany.

1900 census Annie is living with her parents in Harrington, WA.
Beck, William H. born February 1856 Germany, Farming, Came to the U. S. in 1882
Beck, Katie A. born February 1862 Germany, Married 15 years, 9 children, came to U. S. in 1881
Beck, Annie D. born August 1884 WA
Beck, Mary B. born October 1885 WA
Beck, Minnie P. born March 1887 WA
Beck, Paul A. born August 1887 WA
Beck, Henry W. born March 1890 WA
Beck, Lena (Twin) born February 1892 WA
Beck, Lilly (Twin) born February 1892 WA
Beck, Elsie born June 1894 WA
Beck, Eugene born March 1899 WA

Anne married Arthur R Almquist 10 December 1909 Spokane, Spokane County, Washington.

1920 United States Federal Census, Annie Almquist born 1884 is living Spokane, Spokane County, WA.

Her husband, Arthur R. Almquist born 1881 Minnesota.

Two Children:
Eugene Almquist born 1909 WA
Katherine Almquist born 1908 WA

Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington", published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.

WILLIAM BECK. About two miles northeast from Harrington, one comes to the beautiful ranch of William Beck. The estate consists of five hundred acres of choice wheat land, which is in a high state of cultivation, and three hundred acres of pasture. A good seven room residence, surrounded by barns, outbuildings and the various other improvements needed on a first class ranch, are all in evidence and the place is one of the good ones of this excellent Big Bend country. In 1883 one could have seen the scanty equipment of Mr. Beck stopped on the unbroken prairie, at a place near where his house now stands. Bleak enough were the surroundings, as only the rolling hills and the howling coyotes were to be found with the exception of a few straggling settlers at long distances apart. Mr. Beck was a man of keen perception and he became thoroughly convinced that this was a rich land and accordingly he filed his homestead right and commenced the struggle of carving a home and a farm out of the wilds. A year later he did the wise thing of securing a pleasant and capable helpmeet and together they began the work anew. For a time it was like rowing up stream and in the midst of rapids, as scarcely no progress was made. The cares of a family began to gather and starting without means, as Mr. Beck did, the struggle was a hard one. However, despite the lack of means, the hardships of pioneer life, the many things to fight against, he steadily pursued his way and finally after the hard times of 1893 he began to forge ahead slowly and soon he had the satisfaction of securing an increase to his estate and this has continued until he has not only the property mentioned above, but also a fine four acre tract in the city of Davenport where he has provided a fine residence for himself and family in the days to come. Mr. Beck has always taken a keen interest in the affairs of the community and in politics and has labored for better roads, better schools and improvement in all lines, so that it may me said he is a thoroughly progressive man and public spirited.
William Beck was born in Wurtemberg, Germany, on February 5, 1856, the son of Adam and Mary Beck. He grew up and was educated in his native land and then served his term in the regular army. After that he learned the blacksmith trade but never followed it, however he does his own blacksmithing on the farm, which is a great help. In 1877, he sailed from Antwerp to Philadelphia and thence traveled to Jo Daviess county, Illinois, whence the next year he came to Yolo county, California. After working for wages there awhile, he went to Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, and to other points, then returned to the Golden State and in 1883 made his way to the territory of Washington. Here he has wrought as mentioned above and is now one of the leading men of this part of the county.
In 1884, Mr. Beck married Miss Katie Anwarter, a native of Germany. She came to California in 1882 and then later to Washington. To this union the following children have been born, Anna, Mary, Minnie, Paul, Henry, deceased, Lena and Lillie, twins, Elsie, Eugene, deceased, Olga, Henrietta, Eugenia and Hulda. The two deceased were called away in 1901, aged thirteen and four years. Mr. and Mrs. Beck are members of the Methodist church and are excellent people.

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