Transcribed from History of Wyandotte County Kansas and its people ed. and comp. by Perl W. Morgan. Chicago, The Lewis publishing company, 1911. 2 v. front., illus., plates, ports., fold. map. 28 cm. [Vol. 2 contains biographical data. Paged continuously.] p. 1021-1022 transcribed on July 19, 2001.


Dode V. Beagle

DODE V. BEAGLE. - Among the valued and representative citizens of Wyandotte county, Kansas, is Dode V. Beagle, superintendent of the Memphis Elevator. He has been identified with this important concern since 1902 and has held his present position since 1908, and in the management of its affairs he has manifested the experience, executive ability and tireless energy which has so materially contributed to the success of the business. Mr. Beagle is a native son of Wyandotte county and is very loyal to the section, for although familiar with other scenes he has elected to make this his permanent home. He is still to be counted among the younger generation, his birth having occurred in 1874. He is a son of Fred M. and Rebecca (Madison) Beagle, the father a native of Ohio and the mother of Iowa. They are people of genuine worth and their lives have counted for good in all relations. The father has engaged in farming all his life and he and his wife now reside in Miami county, Kansas. Fred M. Beagle is a veteran of the Civil war, and he still retains his interest in the comrades of other days. The subject is one of a family of eight children, five of whom are living, as follows: Dode V.; Ruth, Mrs. Rufus Shawhan; Leila, Mrs. W. E. Rompf; Claude, who is at home; and Shirley, a farmer residing at Norwood, Missouri. The father is interested in public matters and has ever given heart and hand to the men and measures of the Democratic party. The mother is a consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal church.

When Dode V. Beagle was a mere baby he was taken by his parents to Cass county, Missouri, and there for a time they resided on a farm. When he was three years old they made another change of residence, this time to Cherokee county, Kansas, where they lived for several years. There he received his public school education, behind a desk in the district school room and at the same time, like most farmer's sons, had the opportunity of receiving a practical insight into the many mysteries of seed time and harvest. He left home at an early age and went to Oklahoma, where he was employed on various ranches for a number of years. He grew tired of that life and came back to his native county, where he secured employment in the smelter works and remained thus associated for six years. In 1902, as previously mentioned, he entered the employ of the Memphis Elevator, at Argentine, in the capacity of a laborer, and proving faithful and efficient in small things, he was given more and more to do and in 1908 was made superintendent, which office he has since filled in a most satisfactory fashion. The Memphis Elevator does business on a large scale, handling about thirty carloads of grain per day.

Mr. Beagle was happily married in 1899, when Miss Lizzie Bailey, a native of Wyandotte county, became his wife. They share their pleasant home with a son and a daughter, Raymond Franklin and Grace Louise. Mr. Beagle is a member of the Modern Brotherhood of America.



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