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Finding Fire Capt. Frank J. Becker

My great-grandfather Frank Becker was a fireman. I knew that he had been promoted to captain at some point, and some relatives had once told me they thought it had been covered on TV or in the newspaper. I wanted … Continue reading

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Visiting Calvary Cemetery

Today the weather was so amazing that I could no longer put off a small project I have long wanted to embark on: finding family gravestones at Calvary Cemetery in St. Louis.

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Getting to know John Becker

I’ve already written in detail about the murder of John A. Becker in 1917 in Chicago. But my main purpose in researching him was to try and see if I could find out what he was like as a person. … Continue reading

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