Children of William and Ann Beck 

01. William Beck

1872-03-13 b. Cranford, Middlesex information from Chris Beck; GRO index
1872-04-07 bapt. St John & St Dunstan, Cranford parish register

 


02. Elizabeth Jane Beck

1874-06-13 b. Malvern or Lyttleton, Canterbury, New Zealand "New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800–1966," database, FamilySearch: 27 November 2017, Elizabeth Jane Beck, 1874, citing Birth, New Zealand, registration number 1874/37114, Archives of New Zealand, Wellington; information from Chris Beck; Beck/Stevens family tree
1876-02-24 bapt. Holy Trinity church, Lyttleton, Canterbury, New Zealand information from Chris Beck
Child: Gladys Eileen (1898–1975) information from Brenda Walker; New Zealand cemetery records; Beck/Stevens family tree
1905/1906 of Kimbolton Road, Feilding, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand New Zealand electoral rolls
1911-02-13 d. Palmerston North, Manawatu, New Zealand information from Chris Beck; New Zealand death index


03. Emily Beck

1876-01-05 b. Lyttleton, Canterbury, New Zealand information from Chris Beck; New Zealand Birth Index; "New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800–1966," database, FamilySearch: 27 November 2017, Emily Beck, 1876, citing Birth, New Zealand, registration number 1876/1773, Archives of New Zealand, Wellington
1876-01-24 bapt. Lyttleton, Canterbury, New Zealand information from Chris Beck
1905/1906 dressmaker, of Denbigh Street, Feilding, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand New Zealand electoral rolls
1906-01-01 m. William Neville Stock (1884–1970, carpenter, s. of Christopher and Mary Stock) information from Chris Beck; Beck/Stevens family tree; Auckland Star, 1930-10-07; New Zealand birth index, 1840–1950
1907 dressmaker, of Feilding Wise's New Zealand Post Office Directory [data presumably collected earlier]
Child: Emily Beatrice (1906 – after 1970) information from Chris Beck; New Zealand Electoral Rolls; Beck/Stevens family tree
1906-12-05 d. Dannevirke, New Zealand information from Chris Beck; Fielding cemetery records
  bur. Dannevirke Settlers cemetery, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand information from Chris Beck; New Zealand cemetery records


04. John Beck (Jack)

1877-11-21 b. Porters Flat, Canterbury, New Zealand information from Chris Beck; "New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800–1966," database, FamilySearch: 27 November 2017, John Beck, 1877, citing Birth, New Zealand, registration number 1877/8390, Archives of New Zealand, Wellington
1911 of Kimbolton Rd, Feilding, Oroua, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand; living with an Ann Beck New Zealand electoral roll
1916/1917 butter-factory assistant, of Kimbolton Rd, Feilding; listed on New Zealand Army Reserve Rolls
  Not 100% known if he married, but if so may have been to a Mrs Gillespie. Jack was a bushman and was known to have lived with his brother Jim at Te Whaiti. He lived for many years at Port Ohope, Bay of Plenty. information from Chris Beck
1935 labourer, of French St, Marton, Rangitikei, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand New Zealand Electoral Rolls
1946 no occupation, of Ohope, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
1949
1954
1957
1963-06-19 d. Tokonui Mental Hospital, Te Awamutu, Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand information from Chris Beck; New Zealand Death Index; Find a Grave
  bur. Te Awamutu Cemetery, Waipa, Waikato, New Zealand Find a Grave


05. Sam or Samuel Beck

1879 b. New Zealand birth index; "New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800–1966," database, FamilySearch: 27 November 2017, Samuel Beck, 1880, citing Death, New Zealand, registration number 1880/326, Archives of New Zealand, Wellington; Beck/Stevens family tree
1880 d. Malvern, Otago, New Zealand, aged three months New Zealand death index; FamilySearch; Beck/Stevens family tree


06. David Beck

1881 Q2 b. Malvern, New Zealand New Zealand Birth Index; Beck/Stevens family tree
1887 Q3 d. Porters Pass, Malvern, Auckland, New Zealand New Zealand Death Index; Beck/Stevens family tree


07. Leonard James Beck (Jim)

1883-07-21 b. Porters Pass, Canterbury, New Zealand information from Chris Beck; Beck/Stevens family tree; New Zealand Birth Index
1910 m.1. Lillias Helen McMillan (1878–1915, d. of John and Catherine McMillan) Beck/Stevens family tree; Winterswells; information from Chris Beck; New Zealand marriage index
Children: Leonard Arthur (1910–1980), William James (1911–1993), Lillian Anne (1914–1915) information from Chris Beck
1911 carter, of Waitara, Taumarunui, New Zealand New Zealand Electoral Rolls
1914 New Zealand Electoral Rolls
  After Lillian died Jim left his sons at the St Mary's Orphanage, Otahuhu, Auckland about 1916, they came to Auckland aboard the Tara. Jim arrived in Whakatane about 1916 and worked on White Island mining sulphur. He lived & worked in the Murapara/Galatea area for the next 31 years. Jim also lived at Te Whaiti with his brother Jack and worked as a caretaker for the machinery etc. for the Forestry Service there. He didn't live in the camp and preferred to live away in the bush. Jim eventually contacted his son William and later in life lived with his son Leonard at Whakatane. information from Chris Beck
1916/17 labourer, of Waituhi, Taringamotu, Auckland; army reservist (C) New Zealand Army WWI Reserve Rolls
1921 m.2. ____ ____ New Zealand marriage index
1928 farm hand, of Pukeurua, Rotorua, New Zealand New Zealand Electoral Rolls
1935 station hand, of Papanui Station, Taihape, Rangitikei, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
1938 bushman, of Te Whaiti, Rotorua
1946 no occupation, of Ohope, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
1949
1954 no occ., of Churchill Street, Whakatane, New Zealand
1957 pensioner, of Churchill Street, Whakatane, New Zealand
1963 retired, of 34 Churchill Street, Whakatane, New Zealand
1968-10-04 of 40 Churchill St, Whakatane; d. Porters Pass, Canterbury, New Zealand New Zealand cemetery records; information from Chris Beck; Beck/Stevens family tree
  cremated at Rotorua; "ashes to FD in Whakatane" New Zealand cemetery records
  bur. Thames Valley, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand Winterswells


08. George Beck

1892-12-08 b. Fielding, Manawatu, New Zealand Chris Beck (2000) Beck Family Chronicle newssheet; New Zealand Birth Index
1901-12-20 "The following pupils attending the Lytton Street school have made the possible attendance for the quarter ending December: [ . . . ] Standard: I [ . . . ] George Beck [ . . . ]" Feilding Star, 1901-12-20
1902-06-02 had passed Standard I at Lytton Street school, Feilding, Manawatu Feilding Star, 1902-06-09
1903-09-12 had passed Standard II at Lytton Street school, Feilding, Manawatu Manawatu Times
1906-12-18 awarded second-class prize for attendance (absent less than five half-days) at the Lytton street school Feilding Star, 1906-12-19
1908-08-25

INTER-SCHOOL MATCH.

A match was played on the race-course yesterday afternoon between teams representing Standards V. and VI. of the Lytton-street and the Manchester-street schools, resulting in a win for Lytton-street by 12 points to 3. For the victors, George Beck scored a try and kicked a penalty goal [ . . . ]

Feilding Star, 1908-08-26
1908-12-04 passed as Proficient in the recent Standard VI examination in the Lytton-street School Feilding Star, 1908-12-04
before 1916-06-08 railway employee Auckland War Memorial Museum
1916-06-08 rifleman, 3rd New Zealand Rifle Brigade; reported wounded New Zealand Army WWI Casualty Lists
1916-08-20 embarked at Wellington, New Zealand, with 7th Reinforcements 4th Battalion, H. Company, aboard the Nevua, bound for Devonport, England Auckland War Memorial Museum
1917-02-07

A LETTER FROM A FEILDING MAN

In a letter received this week from Rifleman Joseph Marston, dated from "Somewhere in France, Feb. 7.," he says: "We have just finished 20 days in the trenches, and are now training for the next round. A terrible clash is coming shortly and—we'll be in it. The next six months is going to see the knock-out blow.

"I am receiving the STAR regularly. You have no idea how the Feilding boys devour every line. I saw George Beck the other day when we were up in the trenches. He blew in to the cookhouse. He's looking well on it. [ . . . ]

Feilding Star, 1917-06-27
1917-06-17 no. 20485, N.Z. Rifle Brigade; wounded Evening Post, 1917-07-16
1917-07-04 rifleman no. 20485, 2nd battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 16th Reinforce; reported wounded New Zealand Army WWI Casualty Lists
1917-10-17 rifleman, 2nd Bn, 3rd New Zealand Rifle Brigade, d. of his wounds at Rouen, France Commonwealth War Graves Commission; information from Chris Beck; New Zealand Army WWI Roll of Honour
1917-10-22 rifleman no. 20485, 2nd battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 16th Reinforce; reported died from wounds New Zealand Army WWI Casualty Lists
  bur. grave P.III.J.8B, St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France Auckland War Memorial Museum
1917-10-29

IN MEMORY OF A FALLEN COMRADE.

IMPRESSIVE CEREMONY AT EASTOWN RAILWAY WORKSHOPS

At 9 o'clock on Thursday morning the employees of the Eastown workshops assembled round the flagstaff to pay their last respects to their late fellow shopmate, late Private George Beck, who gave his life for his King and country.

Mr. J. Donaldson, leading carpenter, acted as spokesman and delivered the following eulogy:—

Fellow-workers.—Once again the war has claimed all that a soldier can give, and we are assembled to pay a small tribute to the memory of another of our shopmates, Private George Beck of the 15th Reinforcements, who has served his country to his uttermost, and laid down his life for you and I, so that the future years of our race will be a time of peace. [ . . . ] Here was a young man for whom life held all its endearments; the future was a rose-strewn path, and now it is ended. He has trod the path of duty. His cheery laugh, as we remember it, is silenced, and this place which knew him for nearly eight years will know him no more; but his memory will live in the records of this young and gallant country, and when the name and fame of the British is named we shall see his image through the mist of sorrow. [ . . . ]

Wanganui Chronicle


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