About the Book
100 Years and Four Generations in Oil:
John Albert Beck grew up as a first-generation American of German immigrant parents and as the son of an oil prospector in the first oil boom in US history. His work and the work of his family shaped the lives of thousands of people living in western Pennsylvania from 1873 to 1973. His daughter Janny Beck Jameson wrote this book to celebrate the life and the family he created.