Yuma County, Colorado
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Asa B. Beam, Charles J. and Viola A. (Beam) Barber, Lansing
In 1850 Hillsdale County, Michigan, Henry Beam is 53, Avis 51, Clarinda 18, Asa 15, and Viola 8.
In 1860 Jackson County, Michigan, Asa Beam is 25, Mary 23, with John ,1. Next is Henry Beam 63 and Avis 61, with Viola 17.
In 1870 Hillsdale County, Michigan, Henry Beam is 53, Avis 51. They have Clarinda 18, Asa 15, and Viola 8.
In 1870 C.J. Barber 27 and Viola 26 are in Hillsdale County, a farm hand for the O.P. Tiffany family.
In 1880 Oceana County, Michigan, Charles J. Barber 36 and Vida A. 36 have Clarence W. 8, Rosa M. 5, and Minnie M. 4.
Charles proved up a quarter in 1895, timber-claimed a quarter in 1904, both in 1, 3S 43W, and Clarence proved up one in 2, 3S 43W in 1899.
In 1900 Lansing precinct, Charles J. Barber born June 1843 in Ohio, and Viola A. born August 1842 Ohio, have Clarence W. Aug 1870 Michigan.
Charles and Viola are alone in 1910 and 1920 Lansing precinct. Clarence is next to them in 1910, married to Myrtle two years, with "Noarm", ten months old.
Charles proved up 160 acres in 20 and 21, 2S 43W in 1922.
Viola A. (Beam) Barber 1842-1920 and Charles are buried in Armel.
Charles died in 1923.
In 1880 Taylor County, Iowa, John Baxter is 37, May E. 32, with Anna 12, Estella M. 10, Samuel W. 7, John F. 5, Richard A. 3, and Jessie S. 1.
In 1900 Denver, John is a printer, 59, Mary E. 53, Jessie B. 21 (widowed) , Zenos H. 16, Charlotte S. 14, Roy W. 10.
John -1842-1926, per # 14138709, is buried in Armel, and so is Mary Eleanor (Spurrier) Baxter 1847-1935 # 14138750.
Estella died in 1914
In 1900 Denver, John F. born Sept 1874 in Iowa is a printer, with Minnie M. - she's had two kids, one living. Willie F. Dec 1896 was born in Colorado.
1909 Willie and Roy Baxter were on the honor roll of the Liberty School.
1908 News from Armel "Frank Baxter and family also Leslie Chase and family visited at the home of Herman Chase last Sunday."
In 1910 Denver, John 67 and Mary A. 63 have only Charlotte S. 24 and Willard L. 20.
W. LeRoy Baxter was a photographer in 1916, traveling to Wray January 13 to January 27.
1917 "Mr. and Mrs. Roy Baxter came over from their home in St. Francis Kansas, and remained over until Monday with the former's sister Mrs. Karl Ripper and family. Monday morning they left for Denver to visit Mrs. Baxter's parents and other relatives there.
Willard Leroy Baxter, born Sept 21, 1889 at Armel, registered in Armel, married. In 1920 Lansing precinct he's 30, married to Eunice A. 24 Iowa, farming.
Eunice and W.L. Baxter divorced in Yuma County in 1928.
1911 "J.F. Baxter and son, Roy, departed Friday for Denver to attend the stock show."
In 1910 Lansing precinct, John F. 35 and Minnie M. 34 have William 13, Frank J. 9, and Clarence L. 6.
1913 "Z. H. Baxter and family of Haigler spent a part of last week at the home of his brother, J.F. Baxter, near Armel."
In 1920 John F. Baxter 45, Iowa, and Minnie M. 43, Michigan, have Frank F. 19, Roy C. 16, and Nellie V. 6, all three born in Colorado.
Rosa M. (Barber) Chase 1874-1941 # 81851901, and her husband Herman Merrill Chase 1867-1948 are buried in Armel.
Minnie Minton (Barber) Baxter 1876-1924 is buried in Armel # 81841842.
In 1930 Armel, Frank Baxter is a laborer, 54, born in Iowa, Elizabeth 60, Michigan, first married in 1890. They have Nellie V. 16, born in Colorado.
William Edison Baxter, born December 25, 1896 at Armel, registered in Armel, saying his nearest relative was J.F. Baxter of Armel, who was born at Lennox Iowa.
In 1920 Hale precinct, William E. 23 and Bessie 20 born in Missouri are farming. They're in Beloit, Kansas in 1930, where William is an electrician for automobiles. He's 33, Bessie 30, with Lola L. 8 Colorado and Joie M. 4, Kansas.
William and Bessie are in Cheyenne County, Kansas in 1940 - he's still an electrician, and they have Minnie J., 14.
In 1920 Wray, Clarence W. is 47, Myrtle M. 33, Kansas, with Norm M. 10, Violet M. 6, and Leota M. 2, all three born in Colorado.
All five are in Corvallis, Oregon in 1930, with no occupations.
Norman is a mechanic in 1940 Oregon, and # 29080550 has him buried in Corvallis -1909-1943.
Per one tree, Leota married Ralph Houtchens in 1939, and in 1940 they're living with Ralph's brother in Bend, Oregon. Ralph is a mechanic, born in Washington, 26, Leota 23.
# 807538 has Leota Matilda Houtchens - March 22, 1918-April 25, 1994 buried at Willamette National Cemetery. Ralph and their son Edwin Dale Houtchens 1940-2002 are buried there, too.
In 1880 Gratiot County, Michigan, Asa P. Beam is 65, born in Ohio, Mary E. 62 New York, with Avis 19, Betsy 16, Hiram 11, Muso 5, and Maggie 3.
Asa was appointed Lansing postmaster in 1889, then Asa P. Bean in 1892, succeeded by William Couch in 1893.
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