Caddo Oklahoma Star, April 11, 1876
"Died this morning of congestion of the lungs, Miss Sarah Ann Beck, daughter of Mr. C. M. Beck. She will be buried in the Caddo Cemetery tomorrow at 11 o'clock."
Caddo Oklahoma Star, April 25, 1876
"By request we publish the following tribute to the memory of Miss Sarah Ann Beck, from her affectionate sister, Nannie:
Died on April 11, 1876 Miss Sarah Ann Beck, eldest daughter of C.M. and Martha Beck. Deceased was born August 26, 1846 in Washington County, Arkansas, and at the age of four months was removed to Going Snake District, Cherokee Nation, remaining there until February 1862 when her father's family, together with many other Cherokee families, whose fortunes were identified with the lost cause, sought refuge in the Choctaw Nation, stopping in Blue County. A Cherokee, she was proud of her noble people. She was possessed of those rare womanly virtues which won for her the love and esteem of all who knew her. She had taken all the degree to which the daughter of a master Mason is entitled, and was devoted to the cause. A dutiful and true and faithful friend and the constant advisor and comforter of her aged parents on whom this bereavement falls with unusual weight, she leaves a large circle of dear friends who mourn her early death."
In May of 1875 C. M. Beck is listed as Worshipful Master of Caddo Lodge, A.F.& A.M.
On July 4th of 1875 there was a town celebration at the “Beck’s spring” two and a half miles north of town and there is quite a description of the evening.
September of 1875 Mr. Beck is listed as the “Grand Tyler”.
In October of 1875 Mr. Beck’s horse was stolen.
May 16, 1876 C. M. is “Worthy Master” in a report.
1897 there is a marriage of “Lillie Beck, 18 to R.H. Whited, 21”
William G. Ward’s biography from Leaders and Leading Men of I.T. says he married “Eliza, daughter of Caleb McDaniel Beck, a Cherokee”
If anyone can tell me anything about the writing on Sarah's headstone, which I assume has something to do with Eastern Star or Masons, I would appreciate it.