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John Henry "J.H." Beavers

Birth: He was born in 1865 in Illinois.  

Family Information: Husband of Cora Beavers.

Father of William and Max Beavers.  


Pre-Colony History: In 1880 he was living with his parents and siblings in Illinois.

In 1900 he was living in Arkansas with his wife and two eldest children and working as a day laborer. In 1910 he was still living in Arkansas with his wife and now his two youngest children while working as a farmer.  

Home in Colony:  

Job in Colony: In 1922 he was part of the laundry crew, along with his wife, Mr. Chappell, Mrs. Benthall, Mrs. Harris and Mrs. Marchick. Comrade Beavers, Sr. ran the washing machine while Mrs. Loutrel and Mrs. Newman mended the torn clothes.  

Other Info:

Post-Colony History: In 1930 and 1935 he and Cora were living in Florida with their daughter Anna and her husband, Robert C. Chappel. In 1940 he and Cora are living alone in Gadsden, Florida.  

Death: He died in 1955 and was buried at Chatahoochee, Florida.  

Sources: US Census: 1880, 1900, 1910, 1930, 1940; "Llano Colonist": June 3, 1922; Florida State Census: 1935;  


Clipping from the Llano Colonist dated May 20, 1922.
Clipping from the "Llano Colonist" dated May 20, 1922.

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