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Chalkley McArtor Beeson
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Birth: Apr. 24, 1848
Salem
Columbiana County
Ohio, USA
Death: Aug. 8, 1912
Dodge City
Ford County
Kansas, USA

Chalkley (Chalk) Beeson, seventh child of Sameul and Martha Beeson was born in Salem, Ohio. When he was 19 years old, he left home and moved to Denver, Colorado in 1868. While playing in an orchestra there, he met the Grand Duke Alexis of Russia and agreed to guide him, General Phil Sheridan and General George Custer on a buffalo hunt near Kit Carson, Colorado.
Chalk and his wife, Ida Gause (m Jul 17,1876) made their home 2 miles South of Dodge City where Chalk ranched.
He organized the Dodge City Cowboy Band in 1878. They played in the Benjamin Harrison Parade in Washington, D.C. March 4, 1889.
Chalk was one of the original owners of the world famous Long Branch Saloon along with his partner William Harris from 1878 to 1883.
He served as Ford County Sheriff for two terms, 1892-1896 and twice elected to the Kansas State Legislature.
Chalk died from injuries substained from an accident while on horseback. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Samuel Beeson (1815 - 1898)
  Martha Smith Beeson (1820 - 1916)
 
 Spouse:
  Ida M Gause Beeson (1854 - 1928)*
 
 Children:
  Merritt L Beeson (1878 - 1956)*
  Claude L Beeson (1881 - 1886)*
  Otero Gause Beeson (1890 - 1944)*
 
 Siblings:
  Byron Allen Beeson (1838 - 1929)*
  Wilson Bruce Beeson (1841 - 1923)*
  Rachel Beeson Weatherly (1844 - 1883)*
  Chalkley McArtor Beeson (1848 - 1912)
  Atlantic O Beeson (1852 - 1857)*
  Lewis James Beeson (1856 - 1907)*
  Mary Beeson Dickson (1859 - 1955)*
  Laura Vitura Beeson Lybarger (1861 - 1964)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Maple Grove Cemetery
Dodge City
Ford County
Kansas, USA
 
Created by: Allen Bailey: Dodge City...
Record added: Aug 28, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7801398
Chalkley McArtor Beeson
Added by: Allen Bailey: Dodge City Marshal
 
Chalkley McArtor Beeson
Added by: Allen Bailey: Dodge City Marshal
 
Chalkley McArtor Beeson
Added by: Allen Bailey: Dodge City Marshal
 
 
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