Homer J Beatty

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HOMER J. BEATTY, who has served as auditor of Bethel township, Armstrong county, and is one of the substantial farmers of that locality, was born Aug. 5, 1869, on the old Beatty farm in that township, son of Michael and Rebecca J. (Davis) Beatty, both of Armstrong county. His grandfather, James Beatty, was Scotch-Irish, and his grandmother, Catherine (Richards), was of German descent.

Michael Beatty was born Dec. 30, 1835, in what is now Bethel township, and died July 17, 1904. He was a farmer and carpenter. On Oct. 13, 1859, he married Rebecca J. Davis, born Feb. 18, 1837, and they had four children, two sons and two daughters. Lizzie, who became the wife of W. F. Logan and died at the age of twenty years; John, born Aug. 20, 1860; Homer J.; and Ida, born Feb. 2, 1862, who died Jan. 8, 1864.

Homer J. Beatty was reared and educated in Bethel township and has become one of the well-to-do farmers of his section. He is a much respected citizen, and his neighbors and friends in the community have shown their confidence in him by electing him to the position of auditor.

On Feb. 14, 1906, Mr. Beatty was married to Carrie I. Spang, born Aug. 12, 1886, and they have one son, Everett Homer, born Jan. 8, 1907. Mr. and Mrs. Beatty attend the Methodist Church, in which he is an active worker serving as deacon. Fraternally he is a member of White Rock Lodge, No. 979, I. O. O. F. On political questions he is a Democrat.

The Spang family, to which Mrs. Beatty belongs, is of German origin. Her parents were Amos and Mary Ann (Klingensmith) Spang, the latter a daughter of Joseph and Maria (Klingensmith) Klingensmith (they were not related, though bearing the same name), who resided in Bethel township. They were General Synod Lutherans.

Source: Pages 717-718 Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed September, 1998 by Joyce Sherry for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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