Amanda Louise Harp Beck

Amanda Louise Harp BeckAmanda Louise Harp Beck was born August 8, 1857 in Chattooga County, Georgia, and was a daughter of Seborn/Seaborn and Feriba O'Rear Harp of Georgia. Amanda's grandfather was Benjamin O'Rear who was a veteran of the War of 1812 and is buried in the Macedonia Churchyard in Chattooga County.

Amanda L. Harp married William Franklin Beck on October 15, 1882 in Johnson County, Texas. Their children were: Virgil L., Roy Elmer, Lena E., Bessie, infant son, Raymond, W. Earl, Euna, and Lillian Eva Beck. Virgil Beck was born November 28, 1883, and died June 23, 1884. Roy Elmer Beck, born June 25, 1885 in Midlothian, Texas and died August 24, 1944 in Waco, Texas, married Elizabeth (Bessie) Lethella Howell. They are buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Waco. Lena Beck, born July 4, 1887 and died January 3, 1919, married Alby Lee Murphree. Bessie Beck was born February 18, 1889 and died January 22, 1891. The infant son was born January 19, 1891 and died January 21, 1891. Raymond Beck was born March 28, 1892 and died September 21, 1892. W. Earl Beck, born July 12, 1893 and died June 21, 1967, married Leona Esperance Dodgen. Euna Beck was born July 8, 1896 and married Angus Donalson, on June 11, 1914. Lillian Beck, born July 16, 1899 and died Jan. 23, 1973, married Judge Garvin.

William F. and Amanda Harp Beck and their family later moved to Midlothian, Ellis County, Texas where W. F. Beck served as an alderman on the first city council in 1888. Amanda Beck and Hattie Beck joined the Methodist Church of Midlothian in 1889 and 1890 respectively. In 1905, William F. Beck went to the World's Fair at St. Louis and his son Roy Elmer is remembered buying a pair of roller skates. Amanda Louise Harp Beck died November 30, 1912 and was buried in the Midlothian Cemetery. William F. Beck owned a business in Midlothian and was a member of the Odd Fellows and the Methodist Church of Midlothian.