|LR: Loyd, Green holding Roy, Ollie Agusta Glenn and Bessie Beckham|
Roy Robert Beckham was born on May 22, 1892 in Dawson Township, Phelps County, Missouri.
|Roy as a young boy|
|Postcard sent to Roy by a young admirer|
In 1910, he is working on the family farm and on March 13, 1913, he married Christina Frances Dittmeyer.
|WW I Draft Registration June 6, 1917|
|Roy in his conductor's uniform|
1920 Census: St Louis Ward 28, St Louis (Independent City), Missouri: There a record for Christina Beckham (23), married, living with daughter, Vivian age 6. This may be Roy's wife and daughter, no additional records have been found.
|Back row: Green and Ollie Glenn Beckham, Front row (L-R) Hazel Beckham Mikkelson, Delmar Rinehart, Vivian Beckham, Grace Beckham Copeland|
At some point, Roy changed his name to Fred C. Harvey. The reason for this is unknown to us at this time.
1920 Census: Jackson, Boone, Iowa: Marital Status: Single; Relation to Head of House: Boarder Possible record as Fred Hardy: no information given for birth or parents or occupation.
1930: Census: Bloomfield, Polk, Iowa: Roy is listed as Fred C Harvey. He is married to Ethel and living with Ethel, Ethel's daughter, Lucille E Elwood and her Mother Martha Bingham. Fred is a conductor for the city railway.
December 20, 1937: Christmas card sent to Green in care of Hazel from Ft Des Moines, Iowa, signed Roy.
1940 Census: Fort Des Moines, Polk, Iowa: Roy is living with Ethel and working as a conductor for the streetcar company. More information
June 19, 1942: Roy sends a father's Day card to Green, return address is Fred C Hardy, Des Moines, Iowa, but the card is signed Roy.
|A note about Roy's name change written on an envelope containing some of his letters to the family.|
Roy died on October 28, 1950. Buried with wife, Ethel, in Glen Haven Memorial Park in Sylmar, Los Angeles County, California . The California death index lists him as Roy L Beckham and his Mother's maiden name as Glenn. His marker reads Fred C Harvey. Link
Ethel Hardy continued to correspond with Hazel Beckham Mikkelson. Ethel Hardy died in 1975. Link