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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 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.
In 1910 Lansing precinct, John F. 35 and Minnie M. 34 have William 13, Frank J. 9, and Clarence L. 6.
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.
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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