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Becker, William Henry 1830 - 1914


Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 6/17/2017 at 11:12:59

Source: Cresco Plain Dealer June 12, 1914, P2, C3
Transcribed from: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn87058075/1914-06-12/ed-1/seq-2/

One of the early 1879 settlers of Spink County died on Friday of last week. Wm. Becker, who became a Spink County resident in the first year that settlement was made in the county, has remained upon the original land taken from the government, about five or six miles east of Redfield, and has there, with the assistance of his son, John, developed one of the finest farms in the state. |
Mr. Becker entertained peculiar religious ideas. He was a spiritualist of the old type that developed back in New York during the decade of 1840. . . .

William Henry Becker was born at Syracuse, N. Y., March 22nd, 1830. In June 1851 he was married to Laney Jane Dunbar. Removed to Cresco, Iowa, in 1865. From there he came to Redfield, S. D., in the fall of 1879.
On the 29th of September, 1906, his wife passed away, and since that time he has made his home with his son John, on the old homestead.

He died very suddenly at four o’clock in the afternoon, May 29th, although apparently as well as usual when rising in the morning.

Ten children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Becker, of whom only three are left to mourn the loss of a kind father: Joseph Becker, of Cresco, Iowa, John Becker, of Redfield, and Mrs. Wm. Schoniger, of Redfield.

The deceased also leaves 19 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.—Redfield (S. D.) Press.


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