Reuben H. Beil

REUBEN H. BEIL, owner of the Beil Studio and Beil Photo Supply House at Clinton, is a native son of that city and is one of its most active and public spirited younger citizens.

He was born in Clinton April 26, 1885, son of Thomas A. and Clara (Stukas) Beil. His father was a native of Pennsylvania and his mother of Illinois, and the former came to Iowa when a young man. Reuben H. Beil was educated in the Clinton grade schools. When he was sixteen years of age he was working as a clerk in a grocery store. After a year he entered the rug business, which he followed for eight years.

Since then he has been a photographer, and since 1912 the Beil Studio has enjoyed a reputation and a business that ranks it among the leading studios of the Mississippi Valley. The Beil Photo Supply House is a general retail business well known in the Clinton trade territory. Mr. Beil's studio is located at the corner of Second street and Second Avenue, South.

He married, July 20, 1909, Hansine Christensen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Christen Christensen. Her father came from Denmark when a young man and for many years worked as a wagon maker in Clinton. Mr. and Mrs. Beil have two children, Edna and Mildred. Mr. Beil is a thirty-second degree Scottish Rite Mason, a member of the Woodmen, the Loyal Order of Moose, the Chamber of Commerce and the Methodist Episcopal Church.