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Kit Carson County Pioneers:

David O. and Ivah (Peck) Beahm, Stratton


In 1880 Iola, Allen County, Kanss, David O. Beahm is three months old, with Andrew J. 2a nd Mary E. Beahm, both 26. Luthur O. is 3.
Andrew 1854-1939 # 137078305 and Mary Ellen Beahm 1853-1935 are both buried in Iola.
Mary's obituary said that Luther was living in Grandfield, Oklahoma nd David in Palisade, Colorado.

Ivy E. Peck, born January 1883 in Kansasm, is in Iola, Kansas in 1900, with Cahrles R. and Ella Peck.
Charles Riley Peck 1851-1928 is buried in Iola # 137680958, with spouses Lucy 1854-1892 and Eleanor 1874-1944.
"Ella Beahm, daughter of Elizabeth Beahm, was born August 10, 1874, near Iola, Kansas, and died March 22, 1944, at her home seven miles southwest of here at the age of sixty-nine years. On November 28. 1893. she was united in marriage to Charley R. Peck, who preceded her in death in 1928. To this union, nine children were born: Grace Flake, Colorado Springs. Colo.; Bessie and Marial Peck (deceased); Dewey Peck, Wichita. Kas.: Maynard Peck, Edmonton. Canada; Opal Hayes, Chanute, Kas.: Irji Peck, Pleasanton, Kas.; and Raymond and Alden Peck of Iola. She was reunited in marriage to Ernest H. Crook, Iola, on March 15, 19?4. The couple enjoyed ten happy years together. While yet a small child, Ella was converted and in 1893 became a member of the Salem United Brethren church. For more than a half- century, she attended regularly, renderinh loyal service to the Cause which she held supreme. Although life's path was sometimes beset with hardships, she left it strewn with smiles that will linger long. To know her was to love her, for she endeared herself by graceful manners, by genuine sincerity, by Christian gentleness. Faithful, devoted, kind — she made home a pleasant place, for those who proudly called her wife or mother. Mrs. Crook believed in thing. lofty, worthwhile, in things eternal; in a quiet and simple, yet most effective way, she put those beliefs into action in a daily life that was fragrant with beauty and harmony. Besides her husband and children, she leaves twenty-one grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Seven step-chidren also survive her. They are: Bertha Crook. Wichita Kas.: Ivah Beahm, Denver, Colo.: Elrner Peck. Wichita. Kas. : Maurice Crook, Ft. Dodge. Iowa: Millard Crook. Washington. Mo.: Andrey McGrew. Humboldt, Kas.: and Harold Crook. Little Rock. Ark. Another step-son. Perry Peck, is deceased. Her half-brothers and half-sisters include: Earl and Orbie Gay. Oklahoma; Josie Ma twig. Nelhe Freeberg.' and Charley Gay, California; and Myrtle Jones and William Gay. lola.;
Her passing is mourned by a host of friends, such as can only be won by a life of true friends'hip. We loved her. yes, we loved her. But angels loved her more; AnH they have sweetly called her • To yonder shining shore. The golden gates were opened, A gentle voice said "Come"; And with farewell words unspoken i She sweetly entered Home."

David O. Beahm proved up two quarters in 15, 9S 47W in 1914.

David Oliver Beahm was a merchant in in Stratton when he registered for WWI, with Iva Elvira Beahm.

In 1920 Kit Carson County, David O. Beahm is 40, with Ivah E. 37, both born in Kansas. Herschel is 17, Golda Mae 14, and Mildred eight months.

Golda Mae Beahm was born December 9, 1905 at Paoli, Kansas, marrying E. Gray Spurlin in Stratton February 5, 1927.
In 1940 Denver, Ernest G. Spurlin and Golda are in Denber, with Melvin D. 12.
Golda died April 21, 2003. Melvin 1928-1994 is buried in Fort Logan with Colette

Gray Spurlin was the Colorado State Controller in the early 1950's, son of Melvin Spurlin and Olive (Danevic) Spurlin. Brothers Russell, Eugene, Dale, sisters Alpha M. Wyman of Greeley, Dorothy Howell of Northglenn.
Mildred Leona Beahm was born May 18, 1919 in Stratton, Colorado, name of Johnson in 1940, Van Deusen in 1966.
She died April 24, 1992 in San Bernardino County.

David is driving a road maintainence truck in 1930 Stratton, Colorado, 50, with Ivah E. 47 both born in Kanss. Mildred is 10, born in Colorado.

He registered for WWII in Lamar, Colorado, working for the state highway department.
, born at Allen Kanss February 14, 1880.

David Oliver Beahm, born February 14, 1880 in Kansas, mother Butler, died March 4, 1959 in San Bernardino County.

The Denver Public Library has David's obituary in the Denver Post March 6, 1959, page 43.

In 1959 the Peck reunion in Iola, Kanss "The children attending the reunion were Bertha Crook of Topeka, Ivah Beahm, Ontario, Calif.; Grace Flake, Colorado Springs; Maynard Peck, Fairbanks, Alas'?a; Opal ^Hayes, Topeka; Ray, Dewey, and Ira Peck, all of lola"

In 1930 Tillman County, Oklahoma, Herschel is 27, Eleanor (Cochran) 25 born in Illinois. Herschel J. 6 Kenneth 5, David 3 born in Kanss, Geraldine 1 in Oklahoma.

They're in Cheyenne, Wyoming in 1950 and in Denver in 1960.

Herschel O. Beahm had a small estate probate in Denver in 1962. The Denver Public Library obituary index has him in the Denver Post May 21, 1962, page 29.


She died in Arlington Virginia November 27, 1978, and was to be buried in Crown Hill, Denver.

Geraldine Marie Beahm Vosler, 81, died Aug. 30 in Lander. She was born Aug. 15, 1928, in Grandfield, Okla.
Geraldine, or "Jerry" was the fourth of six children born to Herschel O. Beahm and Eleanore Marie Cochran Beahm.
In 1937 she first moved to Colorado to live with her Aunt Golda Mae and Uncle E.G. "Gray" Spurlin and cousin "Bud" Spurlin because of her asthma. The Beahm family followed later and they settled in Derby, Colo., before moving to Cheyenne in 1943.
Jerry graduated from Cheyenne High School with the National Science and Scholarship Honor Award. She worked as a "soda jerk" at Rodell Drug Store, a cub reporter for the Cheyenne Tribune newspaper, and a Union Pacific time keeper. Jerry Beahm married Albert C. Vosler of Cheyenne in 1948. During her 48-year marriage to Albert Vosler she was not only a wife and mother, but also the bookkeeper for their construction company. They had 40 years in the construction business and the company was included in the Dunn and Bradstreet listing of American businesses.
Jerry was active in the First Christian Church from 1943 until her illness in May 2009. The church was her rock during her entire life. She served in countless volunteer positions such as teacher, prayer circle, meals to the home bound, Co-Pilots, Lydia Group and various committees. She also enjoyed the friendship of the Yak n Snack Club and Eastern Star. She was a 4-H leader and was active with the Laramie County Republican Party as an election judge for many years. Her generous spirit touched all who knew her. Family and friends frequently sought her out for guidance. Her intellect never faded.
She is survived by four children; Peggy Miller of Dubois, Ramona Pearson of Buffalo, Connie McRae of Lander and Kenneth Vosler of Cheyenne.
She had 15 grandchildren: Travis Pearson, Amanda Vosler, Ryan Miller, Megan Peterson, Jeff Pearson, Heidi Miller, Tony Barnes, Luke Vosler, Cara McRae, Kyle Miller, LuAnn Barnes, Christian Vosler, Katie Pearson, Mike McRae and Nina McRae. Also six great-grandchildren: Trey and Aiden Pearson, Faith and Josh Barnes, Maya and Cole Peterson. Her sister, Nancy Fiederer, also survives her. Jerry has numerous nieces, nephews, sister-in-laws, and brother-in-laws. She will be sorely missed.
She was preceded in death by husband, Albert C. Vosler; parents, H.O. and Eleanore Beahm; four brothers: H.O. (Tex) Beahm, Kenny Beahm, David Beahm, Jack Beahm; and in-laws, Floyd and Valborg Vosler.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at the First Christian Church, 27th and Carey, Cheyenne.
Pastor Kurt Borgaard and Pastor Cindy White will officiate. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the First Christian Church of Cheyenne.



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