WILLIAM A. BECKER, who conducts a dairy in Steubenville, O., is a well known resident of the city where he has carried on his present business throughout his entire business career. He was born in Steubenville, O., in October, 1867, and is a son of William Becker, who came to this country from Germany and was engaged in dairying until his death. He attended the public schools of Steubenville until he was thirteen years of age, then assisted his father in the milk business until the latter's death. He was fourteen years old at the time and he thereafter conducted the business for his mother until he was twenty-one when he bought her out. He has carried on the business since and enjoys a very liberal trade, giving evidence of superior business ability. He takes a good citizen's interest in political affairs but has never aspired to office.
Mr. Becker was married in September, 1899 to Miss Emily Strayer, who is a native of Jefferson County, Ohio and they have two children, William Strayer Becker and Marion Lois Becker. For the past six years they have resided at No. 703 North Fifth Street. He is a member of Zion German Lutheran Church and the family attends the U. P. Church. Mr. Becker is a member of the Masonic fraternity and of the Maccabees.