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Edwin A. BECK
Ms. __?__
Florence E. MELLON
Husband:  Edwin A. BECK
Birth:  May 1865, IN either in Brownsville Twp., Union Co., IN, or in Deer Creek Twp., Cass Co., IN 
Death presumably:  1930-40, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA
Occupations:  bookkeeper, farmer, orchardist
Father:  Alvan BECK
Mother:  Cynthia T. SHOWALTER
Marriage-1:
Wife-1:  Ms. __?__
Birth:  KS
Marriage-2:  1897/8
Wife-2:  Florence E. MELLEN / MELLON
Birth:  Dec 1864, MA
Death presumably:  1930-40, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA
Other Spouse:  m1. Mr. CROSS
Other Child:  Kate Leslie CROSS, b. 8 Jan 1890, CA
Parents:  born in MA
Children with Wife-1 born in CA, probably in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA:
1.  Cynthia Alouetta BECK, b. 1 Sep 1889 
2.  Bessie BECK, b. Apr 1892
Children with Florence E. MELLON:
-
Niece/Nephew:
.  Frederich MELLEN, b. 1903/4, CA
.  Florence C. BECK, b. 1914/5, CA
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, California, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts

Sources:

1a.  Marriage Index:  Indiana, 1851-1900 (Broderbund CD-243):  not found.

1b.  Blaine R. Bake, ed.  1996.  Marriage Index: AZ, CA, ID, NV, 1850-1951 (Broderbund CD-225):  not found.

2.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #22 of 44): 1912 Hidalgo St., Los Angeles City (Ward 4), Los Angeles Twp. (Pct. 70), Roll T623_89, p. 325B, SN 11, SD 6, ED 44, enumerated 12 Jun 1900, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1900:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 19 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
* 1912 268 270 Beck A Edwin Head W M May 1865 35 M 2     IN IN IN Bookeeper   Y Y Y O M H
        "  E Florence Wife W F Dec 1864 30 M 2 1 1 MA MA MA House Wife   Y Y Y      
        "  Al?etta Dau W F Sep 1890 10 S       CA IN KS At school 7 Y Y Y      
      Cross L Kate SDau W F Jan 1890 10 S       CA WI MA "    "  7 Y Y Y      
      Beck Bessie Dau W F Apr 1892  8 S       CA IN KS "    "  7 Y Y Y      
*Hidalgo St
Cynthia Alouetta BECK's birthyear in her death record is 1889; and, indeed, for her to be age 10 on Jun 1st, she had to have been born in 1889, not 1890.

3.  1910 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #3 of 18):  County Road between Anaheim and Ritchfield, Placentia Pct., Fullerton Twp., Orange Co., CA, Roll T624_90 (Part 3), p. 85A, SN 2A, SD 8, Ed 62, enumerated 18 Apr 1910, official enumeration date 15 Apr 1910 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1910:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
* 24 24 Beck Edwin A Head M W 44 M2 12     IN IN IN Eng Farmer home Emp     Y Y   O M F 16
    ____ Florence E Wife F W 47 M2 12 1 1 MA MA MA Eng None         Y Y          
    ____ Cynthia A Dau F W 20 S       CA IN IN Eng None         Y Y N        
    ____ Kate L Step-Dau F W 20 S       CA US MA Eng None         Y Y Y        
    McLaine? James G hired Man M W 27 S       TN TN TN Eng Laborer Farm W N 0 Y Y          
*County Road between Anaheim and Ritchfield
James is indexed "McLEARN," but I don't buy it.

4.  1920 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #30 of 52):  Orangethorp, Yorba Linda Pct., Placentia Twp., Orange Co., CA, Roll T625_123, p. 223B, SN 15B, SD 9, ED 74, enumerated 24 Jan 1920, official enumeration date 1 Jan 1920 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1920:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 17 18 19 21 23 25 26 27 28 29
* Fm 340 392 Beck Edwin A Head O M M W 55 M Y Y IN US IN Y Fruit grower Oranges E 107
      ____ Florence Wife     F W 55 M Y Y MA MA VT Y None      
      Hill Frank F Son-in-law     M W 29 M Y Y IA US US Y Fruit grower Oranges OA  
      ____ Kate L Dau     F W 30 M Y Y CA PA MA Y None      
      ____ Roy GSon     M W  5 S     CA IA CA   None      
*Orangethorp
Kate Leslie (CROSS) HILL is Edwin's step-daughter, not his daughter.

5.  1930 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #35 of 85):  1749 Micheltorena?, Los Angeles City (Assembly District 55, Block No. 865), Los Angeles Co., CA, Roll 132 (Book 2), p. 18A, SN 18A, ED 19-13, SD 16, enumerated 2 Apr 1930, official enumeration date 1 Apr 1930 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1930:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 30 31
* 1749 1 1 Beck Edwin? A Head O $14000 R M W 64 M 22 N Y Indiana Indiana Indiana       ? Manager General farm O Y N  
      ____ Flarence E Wife       F W 69 M 27 N Y Mass Mass Mass       Y none          
      Mellen Frederich Nephew       M W 26 S   Y Y Calif Mass US       Y none          
    2 Mariner Harry B? Head
Guest
      M W 52 M 24 N Y Calif Maine Maine       Y Manager Insurance Co W Y N  
      _______ Florence L Guest       F W 47 M 19 N Y Can Eng Can Eng Can Eng Eng 1900 Na Y none          
  2 3 Straub Henry E Head O $15000   M W 39 M 26 N Y Iowa Indiana Michigan       Y Exo?dentias? Dentist O Y Y WW
      ______ Cinthia A Wife       F W 40 M 27 N Y Calif Indiana Missouri       Y none          
      ______ Philip Son       M W 12 S   Y Y Calif Iowa Calif       Y none          
      ______ Ruth A Dau       F W  9 S   Y   Calif Iowa Calif       Y none          
      ______ Burt A Son       M W  7 S   Y   Calif Iowa Calif       Y none          
      Beck Florence C Niece       F W 15 S   Y Y Calif Iowa Calif       Y none          
*Micheltorena?
He is Harry E. STRAUB, not Henry. 

6.  CADI:  California Death Index, 1940-1997 (online at RootsWeb.com and Ancestry.com):  neither Edwin nor Florence is found, so presumably they died before 1940.

7.  Broderbund.  World Family Trees.  Vol. 3, Pedigree #4259; Vol. 38, Pedigree #369.

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