BECK, MAY RANDLETTE, 1874-1968

Biography:

Homemaker; civic leader. Born June 7, 1874РMobile. ParentsРWilliam Albert and Columbia Elizabeth (Monroe) Randlette. MarriedРJulius Edward Beck, April 15, 1902. ChildrenРTwo. EducationРAttended Wynnton College at Columbus, Ga.; Elizabeth Whitfield Bellamy Finishing School for Young Ladies at Mobile; postgraduate course at Wilmington, N.C.; studied elocution under teachers from the Boston Conservatory of Art. Early life devoted to home interests; in 1935 aided in the organization of the Historic Mobile Preservation Society; served as president of that organization and helped make possible the establishment of the Mobile Historical Museum. Member of the Writers Conclave of Alabama and the editorial board of the State Historical Society. Died May 11, 1968.

Source:

Owen’s The Story of Alabama, Vol. 4.

Publication(s):

A Colonial Romance. Mobile, Ala.; Rapier House, 1950.

Ghosts of Old Mobile. Mobile, Ala.; Haunted Bookshop, 1946.

Great Grandpa Billie, a Down Easter’s Adventures North and South from Square Rig to Steam. Mobile, Ala.; Rapier House, 1958.

Life’s Golden Glow. Mobile, Ala.; Jordan Printing Co., 1954.

Washington Square and Mobile; The Quaint Old Gulf City that Leads to the Open Sea, 1711-1961.  Mobile; Beck, 1961.