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Thomas Becton, Soccer Player
« on: Monday 23 March 20 18:26 GMT (UK) »
On behalf of Preston North End FC historian, I would like further information on Thomas Becton (Tom), he was born in Preston, Lancashire on 2nd Jan 1878.

He is found on his WW 1 Draft Card and the USA 1930 Census living in New Bedford, Massachusetts

Many thanks

Simon
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Re: Thomas Becton, Soccer Player
« Reply #2 on: Monday 23 March 20 20:02 GMT (UK) »
Thomas Becton
Age 82
Birth Date - c 1878
Death 16 February 1960
Death place -Manhattan, New York, New York, USA
Certificate number -3775


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Re: Thomas Becton, Soccer Player
« Reply #3 on: Monday 23 March 20 20:04 GMT (UK) »
On his immigration in 1914, his destination is listed  as "Brother M. Becton, New Bedford Mass."

He and his wife Anna/Hannah are both listed.

Images 295 & 296 - Lines 8 & 9

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:23X6-RCW

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Re: Thomas Becton, Soccer Player
« Reply #4 on: Monday 23 March 20 20:11 GMT (UK) »
His parents Martin and Margaret were both born in Queens County Ireland. Martin c1849 and Margaret c1848. Thomas' younger brother Martin was born c 1884 also in Preston. I wonder if it was Martin who was already in USA when Thomas set sail? No he appears to have died in Lancashire unless he returned to England from the US.
The  siblings of Thomas
Margaret Becton  c1869 Preston
John Becton 1872 Preston    
Francis Becton    1874 Preston
Mary Becton 1876 Preston   
Joseph Becton 1881 Preston
Martin Becton 1883 Preston

Here is Martin on a return to England
Martin Becton
Arrival Age 36
Birth date about 1884
Port of Departure - New York, New York, United States
Arrival Date - 27 Apr 1920
Port of Arrival Liverpool, England
Ship Baltic
Shipping Line - White Star Dominion Line

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Re: Thomas Becton, Soccer Player
« Reply #5 on: Monday 23 March 20 20:24 GMT (UK) »
Thomas Becton
Age 82
Birth Date - c 1878
Death 16 February 1960
Death place -Manhattan, New York, New York, USA
Certificate number -3775

Hmmm? So do we have two Thomas Bectons?
Thomas Becton d aged 79 registered Dec qtr 1957 Amounderness RD
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Re: Thomas Becton, Soccer Player
« Reply #6 on: Monday 23 March 20 20:25 GMT (UK) »
Martin Becton

WWI Draft: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZNZ-V97

Martin & his wife Mary had a daughter Emily in 1915.

Emily's birth: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FXKC-3RW

It appears Mary & newborn daughter Emily went to England after Emily's birth.

On the return passenger list in 29 Oct 1916 she states she was visiting brother ? Bond in Preston. Her destination was her husband Martin in New Bedford, Mass.

Images: 228 & 229 - Lines 17 & 18

Passenger List: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJHQ-L3P

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Re: Thomas Becton, Soccer Player
« Reply #7 on: Monday 23 March 20 20:31 GMT (UK) »
There is a Thomas Becton and wife Ann in the 1939 register his birth date 2 January 1878 so he did return to the UK

Thomas Becton
Arrival Age - 53
Birth Date about 1878
Port of Departure - New York, New York, United States
Arrival Date 23 November 1931
Port of Arrival - Liverpool, England
Ports of Voyage - Boston
Ship - Laconia
Shipping Line - Cunard White Star

His wife Annie is with him, Thomas a labourer. Address 30 Croft St Preston.

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Re: Thomas Becton, Soccer Player
« Reply #8 on: Monday 23 March 20 20:35 GMT (UK) »
It appears the Martin & family did return to Preston, England

Daughter Emily married in 1939

Marriage: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV8J-DDCB

Martin's wife Mary appears to have died in 1960.

Death: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVCL-DLV6