George Washington Beck junior Illinois family early Okla pioneers

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George Washington Beck junior Illinois family early Okla pioneers - COURT OIL Prohibits in Operations FEARED Over...
COURT OIL Prohibits in Operations FEARED Over Issue for Protection Property property might today in federal court authorities had in enforcing great East order. by a three- of Judges Sherman, J. C. and William It made injunction S. Sterling, Wolters and Sterling from production of plaintiffs, Eugene Wrather and operators. decision, yesterday, had the Overton one of the the Arrow asked General in Kilgore to Protect declared property might of their Contempt who already contempt of give the not allcw the excess of the by the martial law. Refining it planned as a result in command seni to the Sterling when law there what he termed and insurrection." declined to until he At the for the injunction early in January, appeal an higher courts. the decision the field was the time being, holding keep martial the appeal, it would once. court declared our government, over military declaration was contention of that institution was an executive was not subject courts. a military will not be civil authorities," "The military state or case assume to of the of civil, The railitia in every emergency such" service civil powers. citizen stand must obey Governor Sterling, and Adjutant "have been interfering depriving the undoubted right properties in way and laws of the GEO, BECK, JR., PIONEER MINING OPERATOR, DIES Leader in County's Business Life for Three Decades Succumbs in Hospital RITES TO BE SUNDAY Funeral Services Will Held at 2 p. hi. at byterian Church Be George W. Beck, Jr., of Miami, piesident of the Beck Mining & Royalty company and one of the outstanding mine operators and business men of the Tri-State district, district, died at Miami Baptist hospital hospital at 2:30 o'clock this morning only 18 miles from the place he was born 48 years ago, near Afton. Afton. His home had never been outside what is now Ottawa county. county. Mr. Beck's death was not unexpected. unexpected. He had been in the hospital hospital several weeks and his condition condition was known to be serious. _A member of one of the earliest pioneer families.'.in this section, Mr. Beck grew with the community, community, gradually expanding from a mercantile business here to mining, mining, railroad, banking and real estate estate activities. Funeral at 2 p. m. Sunday Funeral services will be held at the First Presbyterian church at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon by the Rev. Harry W. Curtis, with burial burial in G. A. R. cemetery. Pallbearers Pallbearers will be .six men, each of whom is almost as closely identified identified with the early history of Miami Miami as Mr. Beck. They are Wayman Wayman W. Dobson, M. R. Tidwell, Walter M. Williams, Ed Zilar, L. A. Wetzel, and Ray McNaughton. Mr. Beck is survived by his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Beck;' two children, George W. Beck III and Elinore Beck; his father, George W. Beck, Sr.; seven sisters, Mrs. 5 C. Fullerton and Mrs. C. A. Rogers, of Miami; Mrs. Paul Wilkes of Okmulgee, Mrs. A. C. Watkins of Kansas City and Misses Misses Mabel, Ethel and Lucille Beck, of Miami, and three brothers, Charles A. Beck, Walter Beck and Bernie Beck, all of Miami. Cooper Undertakers are in charge. Born Near Afton Born July 6, 1884, near Afton, Indian territory, Mr. Beck was educated educated at Miami, Nepsho, Mo., -'and : at Wilmore seminary, Wilmore, Ky. His parents, Geofge Beck and Mrs. Patience A. Beck, were Illinois Illinois settlers and among the earliest earliest white people in this territory. George Beck, Jr., was married in 1922 to Miss Elizabeth Gage. Early in life Mr. Beck began taking an active interest in business business affairs, first trying his hand at his father's large mercantile concern, then later in the development development and operation of lead and zinc mining projects in Oklahoma and Kansas. He became one of the largest operators of the field and president of the Beck Mining 6 Royalty company, composed of himself and his three brothers. A director of the First National bank of Miami, Mr. Beck was also one of the organizers and large stockholders of the N. E. 0. railroad, railroad, a project in which he took a large interest and helped develop. develop. His company has other interests interests beside railroad property, mining mining and banking here, however, and is one of the largest land owners in Ottawa county. The company also holds extensive realty realty in Texas, Missouri and Kansas. Noted for his loyalty to family family and friends, consistent even through adversity, Mr. Beck was looked upon by all as one of this section's outstanding pioneers. His judgment was sought by^promot- crs of business ventures throughout throughout the district and his financial and personal interests were affiliated affiliated with every major development development project in the mining district district since the discovery days. Mr. Beck held memberships in the Kansas City club and Rockdale Rockdale country club. LATE FLASHES T telephoto T1GS& city« The in Ottawa of the is being 22 by Ministerial Commerce in birthday of man who immortality than history The President's generally holiday and offices are the Final celebration Saturday, skeleton bi today, parade morning program Schools schedules students the program. Coleman G. of the college at The Junior observance Monday and also In guards American legionnaires Civil will be himself, riding for travel Music will be Miami Baxter drum county have the automobiles Herman manager, Scouts footsteps of the was suitable section The invited but received

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  1. Miami Daily News-Record,
  2. 19 Feb 1932, Fri,
  3. Page 1

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