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Leroy Elmer "Roy" Beymer
Birth: Oct. 4, 1900
Morrow County
Oregon, USA
Death: Dec. 8, 1965
Deschutes County
Oregon, USA

Parents: Frank L Beymer and Effie Bell Moyers. They were married 12 Nov. 1899 in Morrow Co.,​ Oregon. Roy's mother d. 1909.

1900 U.S. Census for Eight Mile Precinct, Morrow Co., OR:
Frank Buymer M 19 yrs, b. May 1881 Colorado; farmer
Wife Effie Buymer F 19 yrs, b. Sept. 1881 Tennessee

Frank and Effie rented their home. Note their surname is misspelled.

1910 U.S. Census for Daisy, Morrow Co., Oregon:
Thomas Beymer M 21y Oregon
WIFE Sylva Beymer F 22y Oregon
SON Audrey Beymer M 1y Oregon
Roy Beymer M 9y Oregon (nephew)

Roy is staying with his father's brother.

1910 U.S. Census for Lexington, Morrow Co., Oregon:
Frank L Beymer M 29y Colorado; widower
SON Floyd Beymer M 1y 4m Oregon (b. Feb. 1909)
SON Loyed Beymer M 1y 4m Oregon (b. Feb. 1909)

In 1910, there apparently was another Beymer child, Dellie Beymer, Granddaughter, age 7, born in Oregon, father born in Colorado, mother born in Tennessee, living w/Frank's mother in Lexington, Morrow, Oregon (Eliza A. Beymer, Head, age 61, widowed, 9 children 8 living, born in Ohio, both parents born in Virginia, Hotel Keeper).

Roy's father, Frank L. Beymer, m. Arminta Elizabeth "Mintie" Jones 24 Feb. 1914 in Morrow Co., Oregon.

1920 U.S. Census for Grant Co., OR:
Frank L Beymer M 38y Colorado
WIFE Mintie E Beymer F 34y Oregon
SON Roy E Beymer M 19y Oregon
SON William L Beymer M 15y Oregon
SON Jack R Beymer M 4y3m Oregon

1920 U.S. Census for Wasco Co., OR finds Roy's twin brothers living w/cousins:
Morgan L Troth M 41y Wisconsin
(mother) Mary Troth F 70y Maryland
Floyd Beymer M 11y Oregon
Lloyd Beymer M 11y Oregon

Roy Beymer married Gladys Howell 7 Sept. 1922 in Hardman, Morrow Co., Oregon.

1930 U.S. Census for Fossil, Wheeler Co., Oregon:
Roy E Beymer M 29 Oregon
Wife Mary E Beymer F 34 Oregon
Stepson Jackie H Johnson M 5 Washington

Apparently Roy & Gladys were no longer married.

Roy's father and his family were living in Alfalfa,​ Deschutes Co.,​ Oregon in 1930.

Roy married Verda Larimore Lamoreaux after Aug. 1939.

Note: Roy's twin brothers, Floyd & Lloyd along with brother William are also buried in this cemetery. Note that Floyd & Lloyd are twin brothers but they have different birth dates on the headstones.

Roy's sister, Dellie Irene Beymer Glaefke Mantis Matlock is buried in Monument Cemetery, Monument, Grant County, Oregon. Her headstone has "Wright" included in her name. It is believed that Dellie was adopted by Sylvanus and Lulu Wright.

Note: Interesting tidbit re Floyd's wife, Marguerite:

Marguerite was a published author:


"Why did you become a rockhound?" Marguerite Beymer asked amateur gem and mineral collectors throughout the United States. The answers—68 of them—make interesting reading in Mrs. Beymer's newly published book, "Rockhounds in the Making." Some of the writers were interested in rocks from childhood; others were introduced to the hobby later by friends, in school or through a business assignment. A few, like Mr. and Mrs. Emil Waisanen of Custer, South Dakota, turned to Nature and rock-collecting as comfort in time of sorrow.

Every collector has a story about his interest in rocks, his first specimen, the initial field trip. Not only do these stories make good reading, but they also suggest unique projects--like G. W. Weber's rock urn constructed of stones from every one of the 48 states--and introduce potential traders to rockhound readers planning vacation trips.

Of particular interest to jade lovers is the story of the late J. L. Kraft of Chicago, president of Kraft Foods Company and dean of American jade collectors, and the history of his jade window in Chicago's North Shore Baptist Church. A picture of the window accompanies his letter.

A few other photographs of collectors and specimens illustrate the book.

The book contains a section re her husband, Floyd Beymer.

Published by the author, printed by Caxton Printers, Caldwell, Idaho, 112 pages. (Published in "Desert" magazine, May 1953, pg 36.)

Marguerite also published "Rock Trails and Tales" in 1992 (Publisher: W.L. Lowther, 1992)

Add'l data re Roy's brother, Floyd James Beymer:
1930 U.S. Census for Antelope, Wasco Co., Oregon:
Floyd J Beymer M 21 Oregon
Wife Marguerite C Beymer F 26 Washington
Daughter Eileen A Beymer F 2 Oregon
Daughter Margaret J Beymer F 1 Oregon
Boarder Martha M Dwyer F 23 Washington

Additional info has surfaced regarding another sister of Roy provided by Bernice Kilgour, a relative by marriage (Nov. 10, 2012):

Her name is Gladys May Beymer--She was born in Cecil, Oregon on March 17, 1906. She was only 3-4 years old when her mother passed away. Her mother was Effie Bell Moyer. Gladys was adopted by Edwin Davidson Brown and Mary Alice Forbes. She married George Edgar Stephen on June 28th, 1923 (in Canada). From that marriage, came (one of the siblings) was my Mother-in-Law, Mary, who married Leonard Kilgour.

Thanks Bernice for completing Roy's family.

Note: The sponsor of this memorial is the grandniece of Roy's father's second wife, Mintie (Jones) Beymer. Thanks Pam for adding the photos.

Family links: 
  Frank Lester Beymer (1881 - 1950)
  Effie Bell Moyer Beymer (1882 - 1909)
  Verda Mary Larimore Beymer (1898 - 1991)*
  Leroy Elmer Beymer (1900 - 1965)
  Dellie Irene Beymer Matlock (1901 - 1986)*
  William Lester Beymer (1904 - 1959)*
  Gladys May Beymer Stephen (1906 - 1995)*
  Loyd Beymer (1908 - 1944)*
  Floyd James Beymer (1908 - 1973)*
  Jack Ray Beymer (1915 - 1961)**
*Calculated relationship
Redmond Memorial Cemetery
Deschutes County
Oregon, USA
Plot: A613
Maintained by: J.D. Larimore
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Record added: Sep 05, 2008
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Leroy Elmer Roy Beymer
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Leroy Elmer Roy Beymer
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Leroy Elmer Roy Beymer
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