Beaver, Ernest V. (March 3, 1893 - April, 1985)

Ernest L. Beaver is dead in


Douglas Budget - April 11, 1985

Ernest V. Beaver, 92, died at McAllen, Texas in March 1985. He had been a resident of Casper at various times and was a frequent visitor in the area.

Born at Lincoln, Illinois on April 3, 1893 to Elizabeth and George Beaver; he was the eldest of nine sons. He married Frances C. Keller in April 1924 at Douglas, Wyoming.

Memorial services were conducted by a group of World One Veterans at McAllen. He was eulogized by his niece Nita Farnam who with her husband Lester cared for Mr. Beaver during the last few months of his life. Present at the service were his niece Phyllis Rickabaugh of Casper and his great niece Connie Dillinger of Powell, Wyoming.

Mr. Beaver had served as commander of the American Legion Post at Douglas. He joined a cavalry unit during World War One. After his discharge he homesteaded in Converse County. Later he operated the Co-op Elevator in Douglas, going on to work for the Farm Security Agency in Wyoming. He was postmaster at Banner, Wyoming in conjunction with the store and locker plant there.

At the time of his retirement he was working for the Bureau of Indian Affairs at the reservation at Dixon, Montana, where he had been chosen financial advisor by the tribal council.

Survivors include one brother, Irette Beaver of Glendale, California and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents, seven brothers and his wife Frances.


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