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Guide to the Beck Family Papers MS 204
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Description
The collection contains personal and business papers of the Beck family, with particular focus on Violet Beck.
Background
August Beck (b. January 26, 1845) married Louise Edith Myers (b. February 4, 1860) on November 4, 1882. August served in the Army for 30 years becoming head Chief Clerk in Omaha, NE and Chicago, IL. In Chicago, they had two daughters, Evalinda (Eva) Estella (b. 1884) and Violet Miriam (b. December 15, 1886). In the late 1880s, the family moved to San Diego, CA. Around 1895, August was sent to Fort Stockton. In the late 1890s, they moved into a house at 612 Hawthorn. August Beck died in November 1917 in Honolulu, HI. In 1919, Louise purchased a house in the Golden Hill neighborhood of San Diego, at 411 21st St. Louise lived in the home until her death in 1933. Later, Violet and Eva rented out rooms at the home on 21st Street and other family-owned properties.
Extent
4.5 Linear feet (9 boxes)
Restrictions
The San Diego History Center (SDHC) holds the copyright to any unpublished materials. SDHC Library regulations do apply.
Availability
This collection is open for research.