Raymond R. Beck gravestone
(Photo by Vernon B. Paddock)

B. April 7, 1897 in Chicago, Cook County, IL
M. WW I Veteran
D. August 15, 1961
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  • Wife 1: Julia Elizabeth (Jurecko) (Beck) Stephens (1901-1997), daughter of George Jurecko (1877-1909) and Elizabeth (Kolar) Jurecko (1870-1938); married Robert Beck in 1918 in New Jersey
  • Wife 2: Estelle M. (Handell) Beck born June 11, 1901; married Raymond Robert Beck on March 4, 1944 in Cook County, IL; Estelle died December 1974 (See section pertaining to Estelle M. (Handell) Beck buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  • Children of Raymond Robert Beck and Julia Elizabeth (Jurecko) Beck:
    1. Margaret (Beck) (Nansen) (Knolls) Andrews born July 15, 1919 in Bayonne, Hudson County, NJ; married (1) Everett James Nansen about  1939; married (2) unkown Knolls; married (3) unknown Andrews; Margaret died August 9, 1992 in Clark County, NV; buried in Davis Memorial Park, Las Vegas, Clark County, NV

According to the  U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007:

“Name: Margaret Andrews [Margaret Deck] [Margaret Beck]; Gender: Female; Birth Date: 15 Jul 1919; Birth Place: Bayonne N J, New Jersey [Bayonne N J]; Death Date: 9 Aug 1992; Claim Date: 31 Jan 1972; Father: Raymond Beck; Mother: Julia Stephens; SSN: 323057485; Notes: 19 Sep 1975: Name listed as MARGARET ANDREWS; 26 Jan 1972: Name listed as MARGARET DECK”

2. Florence Dolores (Beck) Anderson born April 13, 1922 in Bayonne, Hudson County, NJ; Florence died December 27, 2005; last residence in Tinley Park, Cook County, IL

According to the U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007:

“Name: Florence Beck [Florence Patton] [Florence Anderson]; Gender: Female; Race: White; Birth Date: 13 Apr 1922; Birth Place: Bayonne Huds, New Jersey [Bayonne, New Jersey]; Death Date: 27 Dec 2005; Father: Raymond R Beck; Mother: Julia E Jurecko; SSN: 342160174; Notes: April 1940: Name listed as FLORENCE BECK; Jul 1946: Name listed as FLORENCE PATTON; June 1948: Name listed as FLORENCE ANDERSON; 04 Dec 1990: Name listed as FLORENCE DOLORES ANDERSON; 02 Oct 2003: Name listed as FLORENCE D. ANDERSON”

  • Children of Raymond Robert Beck:
  1. Joseph Beck

Additional Information:

According to the 1920 U.S. Census for Bayonne, Hudson County, NJ living at 197 Prospect Ave, the household members were: 

“Robert Beck, Head, age 22, married, born in Illinois, father born in England, mother born in Scotland, Occupation: Pipe fitter – Oil Industry; Julia Beck, wife, age 19, married, born in New Jersey, parents born in Slavakland; Margaret Beck, daughter, age 5/12, single, born in New Jersey”

According to the U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995 (Jersey City, New Jersey, City Direcotry, 1922):

“Beck Robt (Julia) pipe ftr r 369 Av E”

According to the 1930 U.S. Census for Chicago City, Cook County, IL, living at 3001 W. Twenty-Second Street, the household members were:

“Ray Beck, Head, age 32, married at age 21, born in Illinois, father born in Illinois, mother born in Canada, Occupation: motor man – street cards; Julia Beck, Wife, age 28, married at age 17, born in New Jersey, parents born in Hungary, Occupation: Punch Press Operator – advertising novelties; Margaret Beck, daughter, age 10, single, born in New Jersey; Florence Beck, daughter, age 6, single, born in New Jersey; Frank Wilson, boarder, age 17 single, born in Illinois”

According to the U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947:

“Name: Raymond Robert Beck; Place of Residence: 6025 Dorchester Ave., Chicago, Ill; Mailing Address: Oaklawn Ill c/o Gen. Delivery; Telephone: Plasa 5898; Age in Years: 44; Date of Birth: April 7th 1897; Place of Birth: Chicago, Ill; Name and Address of Person Who Will Always Know Your Address: Robert Schefke, 4003 W. Argile, Chicago, Ill; Employer’s Name and Address: Miller Gum Product Co, 6450 W 66th Place; Place of Employment: Saame (sic), Chicago, Cook, Illinois; Race: White; Height: 5-8; Weight: 156; Eyes: Blue; Hair: Brown; Complexion: Light”

According to the 1950 U.S. Census for Round Lake Beach, Avon Township, Lake County, IL living at 224 (no street name), the household members were:

“Raymond Beck, head, age 53, married, born in Illinois, Occupation: Varnishes maker – Chemical Co; Estelle M. Beck, wife, age 48, married, born in Illinois”

According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Thursday, August 17, 1961, page 91:

“BECK – Raymond R. Beck of Round Lake, Ill., beloved husband of Estelle; dear father of Joseph, Margaret Knolls, and Florence Anderson; loving grandfather of four; great-grandfather of three.  Services Friday, 2:30 p.m., at the MacGillis Funeral Home, Round Lake, interment Fort Hill cemetery.”

According to the U.S., Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940:

“Name: Raymond Robert or Robert Beck; Record Type: Military Service; Birth Date: 7 Apr 1897; Military Date: 23 Jan 1919; Residence Place: Chicago, Illinois; Death Date: 15 Aug 1961”