|Birth: ||Aug. 10, 1882|
|Death: ||Jan. 27, 1955|
Anna May was born in 1882 to Edward F and Emogene (Satterlee) Towler. She passed away in 1955 at the Leopold Hospital in Gaden City, KS.
"May" as she was known, moved with her family to Grant Co. Ks. in 1887. They was among the early Pioneers who settled in the Cimmeron River Valley not far from the, later historic, Wagon Bed Springs which figured prominetly in the history of the Old Santa Fe Trail.
During the drought and depression years her family retained faith in the country while many of their neighbors gave up and moved on. Her family along with the Joyce family slowly aquired a large range for the increasing herds of cattle.
It was when Alvin Rogers and Victoria Trotter Beaty came to Lakin and seen the same promise of the country as the Towlers, and also aquired property south of Ulysses. That is when Anna May met young Russel Trotter (R T) Beaty who was managing their land in this area.
They was married Feb. 24 1904 and settled for a time on the Beaty property in Stevens Co. To this union four children was born; Ida, Etnah, Victoria, and Russel T (Tony).
In 1913 they moved to Lakin and built their home just south of Lakin which served as their headquarters for their holdings in several southwest Kansas counties including Kearney Co. May was very active in their business's and, after the death of her husband, who was the president of the Valley State Bank in Syracuse, May then was President of the Valley State Bank in Syracuse from 1937 to 1939 and Vise President of the Federal Land Bank 1951 to 1955.
After her death in 1955 she was buried in the family Masoleum in the Lakin Cemetery.
Edward F. Towler (1851 - 1935)
Emogene Satterlee Towler (1859 - 1938)
Russell Trotter (R T) Beaty (1877 - 1937)
Etnah Towler (1880 - 1902)*
Anna May Towler Beaty (1882 - 1955)
Alliegene Towler (1884 - 1886)*
Robert Thaddius Towler (1887 - 1912)*
Estelle E. Towler Joyce (1893 - 1982)*
Edward A Towler (1896 - 1897)*
Lucille Recca Towler Lewis (1901 - 1997)*
Plot: Mausoleum, Block 4, Section 3
Maintained by: Gary and Anita Morgan
Originally Created by: Marla
Record added: Jun 06, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38013091
Grandma Beaty, I never knew you, but my late wife, your Granddaughter, Etnah Morgan, talked of you often.|
Gary and Anita Morgan
Added: Apr. 10, 2010
Added: Apr. 2, 2010