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Larken L. Beeman Reminiscences
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.


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

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. 

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