Wednesday, May 18, 2011

NEWSPAPER TIDBIT: Middle Township Man Was Never Declared Dead (1930)

from The Republican (Danville, Indiana) – issue of Thursday, November 27, 1930 – page 1, column 6

In the issue of Nov. 13, these columns carried a story that Weasley Beaman voted in the recent election after he had been declared dead for the purpose of setting his father’s estate. The statement was an error although it reached this office in an apparently authentic form. Mr. Beaman called at the office, Monday, and stated that he was not declared dead legally or otherwise; that he has never been away from home for a period longer than one week and that was while on a visit. His vote never tied the score in the trustee’s election in Middle township. He did not vote the straight Democratic ticket but he did not vote for any Republican in the November election, 1930. He says the whole story is a fabrication as no Beaman of his family was ever declared dead that he ever heard of.

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