Charles Eric Beckman

1894 Jun 17 Born New Dundee, Ontario, Canada.

1901 census living at Wilmot, Waterloo (South/Sud), Ontario, Canada 

1911 census living at Waterloo South, Ontario. There are 2 more children, Albert b1902 and Harold b1905.

1913 Mar-Oct Assistant Cashier at JB Roy & Co, Detroit, Michigan, USA

1915 May - Jul 1917 Accountant at Monder Farrer & Co, Kitchener, Ontario.

1915 Nov 20. Cross border into USA, visiting a friend Charles A Beckman in Michigan.

1917 Jul - Dec an accountant at Canadian Consolidated Rubber at Kitchener, Ontario

1918 Jul 25. He joins RAF Flying Branch. His service record is available. The undermentioned cadets are granted temp, commns.- as 2nd Lts. (A) : Charles Eric Beckman the son of Charles H Beckman (a builder) and Johanna Frande

1918 Aug 31. Posted to 52 Training Depot Station

1918 Oct 4. Posted to 5O Training Depot Station. Graduated "A" on 25 Oct 1918

1918 Dec 23 "ceased inst. in aviation at own request"

1919 Jan 11. Goes into St Albans Hospital for 10 days

1919 May 20 Transferred to unemployed list.

1920 Oct 24. Enters USA from Canada at Detroit crossing. He says he is going to Michigan State Auto School in Detroit.

1921 Apr 2 Marries in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, to Marylan Ruth Scars (Ruth Elizabeth Hedrick?)

1921 Jul 31. Enters USA at Detroit crossing

1922 Feb 3. Charles daughter, Joan, was born in Feb in 1922.  According to her death certificate, she was born in London, England.  Joan was adopted, so the adoption probably occured occured in London as well. 

1922 Mar 24. He enters USA at Michigan border. He states that he will be staying with his mother-in-law, Ida Thomas in Michigan

1922 Jun 30. A C S Rodgers Royal Air Force. Private Rogers, aged 21 from Collinstown, was mortally wounded in Talbot Street Dublin. He died in the King George V Hospital. Private Rogers was travelling in the back of a truck under the command of Second-Lieutenant Beckman when they were fired on from both sides of the street, private Rogers was hit in the back. This Charles Eric Beckman is the only RAF officer that I can fins a record for.

1923 Oct. His naturalisation papers say that he has lived in USA since this time

1933 Dec 24 Marries for a second time in Chicago to Elizabeth

1941 Sep 2 Becomes a US citizen

1942 Draft Registration in USA

Rogers Death