Melvln W. Becker, 81, one of Altamont's oldest residents, is dead after a long illness at his home in Main St., that village. Native of Central Bridge, where he was born Nov. 3, 1857, he operated a milling business at Berne for 34 years. He is survived by his wife three sons, Durand Backer, Snyder Dr. De Forest Becker, Brooklyn, and William I. Becker, Altamont, and a daughter, Flora Becker, Altamont. Knickerbocker News December 16, 1938
Found him on the 1860 Wright, Schoharie, New York census (img 9) as Melvin Becker
age 2. Found him on the 1900 Berne, Albany, New York census (dist 70 img 14) as Melvin Becker
age 43, miller. Born Nov 1856. Father, mother born New York. Found him on the 1910 Berne, Albany, New York census (dist 100 img 11) as Melvin W. Becker
age 53, miller, flour and feed.