Biography of Floyd Beemer
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Floyd Beemer, who represents a number of well known automobile companies and owns a well equipped garage in Ladora, also holds title to an excellent farm from which he derives a good addition to his income. He was born in Lee county, Illinois, on the 16th of October, 1874, a son of Everett and Julia (Sivey) Beemer. The parents, who were natives respectively of Pennsylvania and Ohio, removed in their young manhood and womanhood to Illinois in the early days of the history of that state and were there married. They continued to reside there until 1875, when they came to Iowa county, Iowa, where the father purchased a farm, which he operated for many years. Both he and his wife were killed at Ladora in 1913, being struck by a Rock Island train. They were the parents of five children, of whom four survive.

Floyd Beemer remained at home until he attained his majority and was then for a year in the employ of the Rock Island Plow Company. At the end of that time he began farming independently and now owns one hundred and twenty acres of excellent land on section 13, Hartford township, just a mile south of Ladora. The place is well developed and his land yields good crops annually. Much of his time, however, is given to his other interests as he conducts a garage in Ladora and does all kinds of repair work in addition to representing a number of manufacturers of automobiles. He is an enterprising business man and is meeting with gratifying success in his undertakings.

On the 14th of February, 1896, occurred the marriage of Mr. Beemer and Miss Bertha Maudlin, a daughter of Thomas and Elvira Maudlin, a sketch of whom appears elsewhere in this work. Mrs. Beemer is a graduate of the Marengo high school and prior to her marriage taught successfully for three years. To Mr. and Mrs. Beemer have been born the following children: Julia Elvira, Bernice Leola and Gladys Arline.

Mr. Beemer is a loyal republican and believes firmly in the wisdom of the policies of that party. He, has filled all of the chairs in Ladora Lodge, No. 622, I. O. O. F., and also in Camp No. 7144 M W A. He likewise belongs to the N. T. & B. A. of Des Moines and both he And his wife are identified with the Rebekahs. They have many friends in their community who justly hold them in high esteem.

From:
History of Iowa County, Iowa
And its People
By: James C. Dinwiddie
Vol II
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chiago 1915


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