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Larken L. Beeman Reminiscences
S95
1976-1900
1 folder.

Manuscripts & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library

Finding Aid by: Edythe Huffman


 

Biographical Note:

Larken [Larkin] Louis Beeman [Beaman] was the son of Elisha Cragun Beeman and Catherine [Catharine] Lucas, born Jan. 19, 1871 in Indiana.  He married Stella B. Card in Marion County, Indiana, Aug. 1906.  He died Jan. 9, 1967 in Los Angeles, California.

Source:

“Beeman, Larken Louis.”  New Black Family Tree. Apr. 19, 2013. http://ancestrylibrary.com
“Beeman, Larkin L.”  Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1971.  Apr. 19, 2013.  http://ancestrylibrary.com
“Beeman, Larkin”  1940 United States Federal Census. Apr. 23, 2013. http://ancestrylibrary.com
“Beeman, Larkin L.”  California, Death Index, 1940-1997. Apr. 19, 2013. http://ancestrylibrary.com

Scope and Content:

The collection consists of a 32 page (not all pages are numbered, several chapters are numbered 1-,last page),  typed and photocopied document with handwritten corrections, written by Larken L. Beeman and dated 8-24-1964 and 12-16-1964, entitled “Rural Life” in and around school district 3, Marion Township, Boone County, IN from 1876-1900.

Chapter 1 is about the school, which was named Baker’s Corner in honor of Mr. Baker.  Teachers named were Mr. Jones; Jacob Cobb, a local man; Andrew Clark, who was studying to be a doctor; Maggie Smith, who organized the school into eight grades; John Gray, who lived in Lebanon, walked home to his family on Friday evening and back to the school every Monday morning, a distance of eight miles and organized sports, including baseball and cricket; Charlie Stout and Bertha Campbell.  Specifics about classmates, school studies, recreation, and the last day gala are mentioned.

Chapter 2 includes “Forests”, discovering forests, wild animals, various types of roads, “Means of Travel”, “Social Life”, “Political Campaigns”, and the Elisha Beeman family farm.

Chapter 3 discusses husking bees, other social events and holidays, superstitions and his family history.

Photocopy Policy:

Manuscript material CANNOT be photocopied or digitized in its entirety. Photocopies and/or digital reproductions (i.e. scans, digital photographs) cannot exceed 25% of a COLLECTION or FOLDER within a collection. In some cases, photocopying may not be permitted due to the condition of the item. Please check with the Manuscript Librarian for possible alternatives.

Collection Inventory

Folder and Item Listing:

Folder 1. 

Date 
1876-1900 Book Three - The Life and Times of the Elisha Cragun and Catherine Lucas Beeman family.  Rural Life.

Collection Information:

Size of Collection: 1 folder
Collection Dates: 1876-1900
Provenance:  Ralph Stark, 7-6-1965
Access: The Collection is Open for Research Use
Restrictions:  None
Reproduction Rights: Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript and Rare Books Division, Indiana State Library.
Language: Materials are entirely in: English
Alternate Formats: 
Related Holdings: The name and family of Be(e)man or Beaman, M929.2 B4141 No. 1
Collection Notes: 

MA BA 6-11-2013