FRANK L. BEALS
Frank L. Beals is one of the younger men of Custer County who are prominent in financial and business circles, and he is recognized as a man of sterling qualities and business ability and integrity. He is now manager of the Farmers' Bank of Merna, one of the leading institutions of Custer County, with a paid up capital of fifteen thousand dollars, and whose charter was granted January 19, 1909. The president of the company is B. F. Cox, the vice president E. H. Daley and the cashier Frank L. Beals, who is also the active manager. The bank was organized by pioneer settlers of the County and its officers have lived in the County for many years. The company, owns a modern bank building and has it well equipped room for the transactions which are carried on there. This is considered one of the solid financial institutions of central Nebraska and has already won a wide reputation for modern methods and sound business principles.
Mr. Beals was born in Wayne County, Iowa, March 4, 1873, and came to Custer County with his parents in 1887. He was the third born of the five children in the family of Isaac and Mary (Kellenberger) Beals, the father a native of Vermillion County, Illinois, and the mother of Kentucky. The parents, with their four children, came to Nebraska in the spring of 1887 and Isaac Beals was one of the early settlers of Custer County, securing a title to the southwest quarter of section twelve, township eighteen, range twenty-three, which was his home until the time of his death in December. 1894. He was survived by his widow and the following children: Frank L., of this sketch; Anna,Mrs. A. D. Hunt, of Custer County, and Nellie, Mrs. Edwin Hewett, of Spokane, Washington.
Frank L. Beals lived on the farm in Custer County until 1906, when he located in Anselmo, and in January, 1909, he came to Merna and assumed his present business connection. He was married in Anselmo December 20 1908, to Jessie Parkison, and one child has been born of this union, Ruth Helen. Mr. Beals and his wife are prominent in social circles and he is a member of the Masonic order. Both are highly regarded by their many friends and are always ready to do their share to promote the general welfare and prosperity of their County and state.
--This found at http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ne/county/custer/bio/bio1.htm
Courtesy of Find A Grave contributor Susan Hunt Williams, 47664730
Isaac Beals (1827 - 1894)
Mary J Kellenbarger Beals (1843 - 1917)
Jessie S Parkison Beals (1884 - 1966)*
Richard D Beals (1915 - 1982)*
Created by: Twist
Record added: Jul 05, 2010
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