Beecher McGeorge Lank

Beecher McGeorge Lank

Birth
Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA
Death 6 May 1942 (aged 91)
Burial Roswell, Chaves County, New Mexico, USA
Plot 31-16-2 - UNMARKED GRAVE
Memorial ID 134154904 · View Source
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He was interred under the last name of Crank but the correct last name is Lank.

ROSWELL DAILY RECORD
THURSDAY
MAY 7, 1942
PAGE 1

BEECHER LANK, OLD BOOT MAKER IS DEAD

Beecher Lank, a boot maker for over 70 years, died at four o'clock yesterday afternoon in his rooms at 205 E. 7th. He would have been 92 years old next Monday, May 11th.

Mr. Lank came to Roswell in 1914, when he went to work as boot maker at Amonett's. He worked there until 1939 when he retired due to his age and physical condition. He had been up and about until four or five days ago.

The first pair of boots he ever made, at the age of 16, were for himself. He was an expert workman and took great pride in his craft, which he began practicing when U. S. Grant was President of the United Sates.

He was born 5-11-1850 in Lafayette, Indiana and started in the boot making business in Kansas City, Missouri at the age of 18. Before coming to Roswell he worked for many years in Texas and Arizona.

Mr. Lank has no surviving relatives.


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  • Created by: Anonymous
  • Added: 10 Aug 2014
  • Find a Grave Memorial 134154904
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Beecher McGeorge Lank (11 May 1850–6 May 1942), Find a Grave Memorial no. 134154904, citing South Park Cemetery, Roswell, Chaves County, New Mexico, USA ; Maintained by Anonymous (contributor 8021295) .