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W. A. Beaver

BEAVER, CRAFT, KLASS, SHADE, MEAD

Posted By: Debbie Clough Gerischer (email)
Date: 11/8/2006 at 18:34:44

W. A. Beaver

William Alline Beaver, a member of one of the old and honored families of Ida county, is well known in business circles of Ida Grove and has also figured prominently in civic affairs. He was born January 22, 1869, in Allamakee
county, Iowa, and his parents were William Franklin and Alline (Craft) Beaver, the former a blacksmith and wagon maker. The father was a Virginian and was born in 1832. He reached the advanced age of ninety years, passing away
January 21, 1922. The mother's demise occurred in August, 1919. In their family were three children: Minnie, who is deceased; William A.; and Belle, the wife of William Klass, of Omaha, Nebraska.

In 1876, when William A. Beaver was a boy of seven, the family settled in Ida county, Iowa, and his education was received in its public schools. When twelve years of age he gained his first knowledge of the blacksmith's trade,
which he has since followed as a means of livelihood. He has developed the skill which results from years of experience and concentrated effort and conducts a large business, drawing his patronage from Ida Grove and the surrounding district.

On May 13, 1890, Mr. Beaver married Miss Maud W. Shade, a native of Cedar county, Iowa, and the children of this union are: Victor William; and Freda, the wife of Stanley J. Mead, of Ida Grove. Mr. Beaver was called to public office in April, 1901, becoming city treasurer, and acted in that capacity for four years. He proved a faithful custodian of the public funds and
subsequently became a candidate for mayor. Each applicant for the position received the same number of votes and the council decided in favor of Mr. Beaver's opponent. He is a Presbyterian in religious faith, and along fraternal lines he
is connected with the Masonic order and the Modern Woodmen of American. His life from an early age has been one of unceasing industry and his prosperity
is well deserved.

-source: NORTHWESTERN IOWA ITS HISTORY AND TRADITION, VOLUME III, 1804-1926

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