Joe Beckham Dies at Age 63; Funeral Tuesday
Joe Beckham of RFD 1, died at the age of 63 at his home at 8 p.m. Sunday.
The body will lie in state at Myers Chapel where friends may call after
1 p.m. today. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at South Hickory
Hill Church, the Rev. J. G. Parsons conducting. Burial will be in South
Hickory Hill Cemetery.
He was born Nov. 12, 1889 in Jefferson county, the son of William and
Margaret (Osborn) Beckham. In 1907 he married Erie Wilson. He was a
member of the South Hickory Hill Christian Church.
Aurviving are his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Margaret Denham; two brothers,
Louis Beckham of Mt. Vernon and Fred Beckham of Osgood, Ind.; one sister,
Mrs. Nannie Black of Mt. Vernon and six grandchildren.
Source: The Register-News Pg 3
Mt. Vernon, Jefferson Co, IL
Date: 24 August 1953 - Monday
Submitted by: James E. and Louise (Beckham) Heidlebaugh