This young and enterprising farmer and stockman of northern Malheur County is one of the men whose life has been largely spent in this section and he is a real product of the west and a credit to his county, both because of his worthy labors which are being crowned with a good success and because of his own intrinsic worth which stamps him a man of ability and uprightness. Edward Beam was born in Missouri, on January 18, 1874, being the son of William W. and Sarah (Lafton) Beam. In the year of his birth the parents came to
Hon. William H. Beam. The chief executive of the thriving little City of Esbon, in the western part of Jewell County, Hon. William H. Beam, is now serving his third term in the office of mayor. Prior to his first election he had demonstrated to the citizens of this community his ability and resource as a business man, and he was chosen to lead the city government with the trust that he would place the city upon a sound financial standing. This faith had been vindicated in every way and during his three administrations Esbon had benefited materially by improvements
Henry Oliver Dies At Milton Home Henry William Oliver, 85, a former school teacher and Seventh Day Adventist minister in Wallowa County, passed away Monday, Feb., 23: at his home in Milton following a long illness. He had resided in Milton for about ten years and had lived in Oregon since 1884. Mr. Oliver was born near Memphis, Tenn., on Aug. 10, 1863. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon from the Adventist church in Milton and burial was in the College Place cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Jessie Oliver at the home; two sons, J. Paul Oliver
Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Pioneer Mother Answers Call Mrs. Delilah Beem passed away at the Wallowa county hospital Fe. 29,1948. Delilah Ellen Troy, daughter of David and Ellen Troy, was born at Elgin, Ore., July 4, 1873. She was united in marriage to John A. Logan Beem on Nov. 13, 1891, and to this union eight children were born, four of whom preceded her in death. Mrs. Beem spent her early childhood in and near Elgin and grew to young womanhood there. When she married she moved with Mr. Beem to his homestead on Trout Creek near Enterprise where they
3rd Class Yeoman, U. S. N. R. F.; of Lincoln County; son of J. C. and Dora Beam. Entered service Feb. 2, 1918, at Charlotte, N.C. Sent to St. Helena, Va. Transferred to Mine Sweeper U. S. S. Froelich. Promoted to rank of 3rd Class Yeoman May, 1918. Mustered out at Opr. Base, Hampton Rd., Va., Dec. 18, 1918.
Joshua S. Beam, a native of North Carolina, was born in 1826, the seventh of a family of twelve children. His parents, Peter and Ann (Long) Beam, were both born, reared, lived and died in North Carolina. John T. Beam, a weaver by trade, one of the ancestors, came from Germany and worked seven years for a man who paid his passage to America. The subject of this sketch went to Arkansas in the spring of 1850 with his brother-in-law. In April 1852, he started to cross the plains with an ox team, and arrived in California in September of
William Benjamin “Bill” Beam Jr., 83, died of natural causes at his Baker City home on June 12, 2009. At Bill’s request, there were no services. Disposition was by cremation. Bill was born on Sept. 21, 1925, at Muskogee, Okla., to William Benjamin Beam and Harriet Lambdin Beam. He attended the University of Oklahoma at Norman, where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He earned a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering. Bill enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II, but was discharged after a plane crash. He returned to civilian life,