Clyde C. Beam, proprietor of a stone quarry at Yellow Springs, was born on a farm in Liberty township, in the neighboring county of Clinton, November 15, 1883. He is a son of William O. and Sarah Elizabeth (Placemaker) Beam, the former of whom was born in Greene county on November 29, 1856, and the latter in 1863, who are now living in the village of Port William. William O. Beam was reared on a farm in this county and here received his schooling. After his marriage in 1882 he established his home on a farm in Liberty township, Clinton county, and there remained until about 1893, when he disposed of his interests on the farm and moved with his family to Port William and was there engaged in the retail meat business for about five years, at the end of which time he bought the old landmark mill at Port William, tore down the old mill that had been standing for more than a hundred years, replaced it with a new and modern mill and is still engaged there in the milling business. He and his wife have five children, those besides the subject of this sketch, who is the eldest, being Jennie, who is now attending business college at Springfield; Cleo, Joseph Daniel and Geneva.

Having been but about ten years of age when his parents moved from the farm to Port William, Clyde C. Beani completed his early schooling in the schools of that village and afterward took the high-school course at Wilmington College, later taking a year at Jacob's University at Dayton. In the meantime he had become experienced in the milling business, but not caring to continue in that line presently became engaged in tlie stone-crushing business, giving particular attention to county work, mostly road work, doing considerable work for the state on the construction of the inter-county highways. and in 1914 moved to Yellow Springs and has since carried on his operations from that point, owning a quarry just outside the city limits on the Pennsylvania railroad south of town, which he has equipped with stone crushers and all necessary machinery.

On August 10, 1904, Clyde C. Beam was united in marriage to Hettie M. Powers, who was born in this county February 15, 1886, daughter of Stephen and Ella (Mason) Powers, who are now living in Clinton county and who are the parents of five children, those besides Mrs. Beam being Robert, who is married and lives in Clinton county; Jessie, wife of Lee Woolery, also of Clinton county; Foy, who is at home with his parents, and Emma, who is making her home with Mr. and Mrs. Beam at Yellow Springs. Mr. and Mrs. Beam are members of the Methodist church. They have one child, a daughter, Virginia L., born on August 1, 1905. Mr. Beam is a member of the local lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows at Yellow Springs. Politically, he is "independent."

 

 

From History of Greene County Ohio, Its People, Industries and Institutions, vol. 2. M.A.Broadstone, editor. B.F. Bowen & Co., Indianapolis. 1918