Scope and Contents
This collection includes photographs from Cecil Beeson in Blackford County, Indiana ranging from circa 1877 to 1925, regarding buildings, businesses, houses, and other places in Blackford County as well as events that occurred there. Collection includes an item-level inventory.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Cecil Everett Beeson, Sr., son of William Henry and Jenny Jinks Beeson, was born in Wabash, Indiana on August 19, 1905. He was a twin to Claude Stuart Beeson. The family moved to Hartford City, Blackford County, Indiana, in 1911 following the death of his mother. Beeson graduated from Hartford City High School. He married Hannah Catherine Sills on August 19, 1928. In 1938, Beeson married Cittie Pearl Helm of Adair County, Kentucky. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1965 and then became deputy surveyor of Blackford County. He was an avid genealogist and was instrumental in opening the Blackford Historical Museum and Cecil Beeson Genealogical Library. Beeson died April 4, 1994.
Items in the collection.
Cecil Beeson oral history transcript, September 1979, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library
Findagrave.com. "Cecil Everett Beeson, Sr." Find a Grave Index. Access March 19, 2019. http://www.findagrave.com.
Obiturary. Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, April 7, 1994.
0.05 Cubic Feet (1 folder)