Charles W. Beeby

CHARLES W. BEEBY. The position by which Charles W. Beeby is best known in the business affairs of Clinton County is that of president of the Charlotte Trust & Savings Bank. Mr. Beeby has lived in this county all his life, and for forty-five years has been identified with its substantial agricultural interests, both as a practical farmer and stock man.

Mr. Beeby was born in Clinton County February 13, 1864, son of David and Pernina (Reed) Beeby. His father was a native of Northamptonshire, England, and grew up in that country, coming to America when about thirty years of age. He married after coming this this county Miss Reed, who was a native of Pennsylvania. They lived out their lives on a farm near Charlotte, Iowa, the father passing away February 2, 1908, and the mother on February 20, 1900. They were the parents of a family of five sons and one daughter: Sylvester, Francis, Harry, John, Charles W. and Alice.

Charles W. Beeby supplemented his advantages in country schools by attending the Dubuque Business College for six months. His has been a life of working experience from the time he was twelve years of age. As a boy he picked corn an did other chores on the farms. In 1885, when he was twenty-one years of age, he located on a farm east of Charlotte, and his home was in the country until 1904, in which year he moved to Charlotte. From his town home he gave active supervision to his farming and stock feeding interests, and he still owns a 120 acre farm near Charlotte. Mr. Beeby was made president of the Charlotte Trust & Savings Bank in 1910, but gave only nominal attention to the duties of the office until June 1, 1920, since which date he has been the actual and active head of the institution.

Mr. Beeby has played the role of an interested and public spirited citizen. For eight years he held the office of mayor. For eighteen years he was township clerk and gave twenty years to duties as a member of the school board. He is affiliated with the Woodmen of the World. Mr. Beeby married, February 29, 1892, Miss Louise Denoma, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Denoma. Her parents came from Canada and settled on a farm in Clinton County, where they lived all their lives.