203 1st Ave NE, Waverly, IA 50677

Corporal George Washington Beebe

Corporal George Washington Beebe was born on August 9, 1847 in Pittsfield, NY and died July 2, 1934 in Waverly, IA.

George Washington Beebe entered the Infantry on June 6, 1862, in at an unknown place, served during the Civil War era and reached the rank of Corporal before being discharged on June 17, 1866 in Fort Snelling, MN.

George Washington Beebe is buried at Harlington Cemetery in Waverly, Iowa and can be located at 42° 42.981' N 92° 28.162' W

Armed Forces Grave Registration

1st Enlistment 6-6-1862 unassigned 2nd enlistment Granger Minn 11-6-1862 discharged at Ft. Snelling, Minn. 12-2-1863 3rd enlistment Ft. Snelling, Minn 12-2-1863 discharged 6-17-1866

Son of Mrs. & Mrs. Hirman Beebe was one of 12 children came to west to Granger Minn at age of 9. His first enlistment at McGregor Ia at age of 15 giving his age as 18 was in an unassigned company sent to Clinton Ia 6-6-1862 but when the truth was found Geo was under age he was sent home to grow up.

Returning to Gtanger Minn his home Geo married his first wife – farmed to them born 3 children. His wife was killed in a run away accident. Sometime later took up a homestead in Kansas. Here he married his 2nd wife Kate Long. To them were born 3 children. In 1898 they returned from Kansas to Waverly where he farmed on a small acreage just out of town He became one of the pioneers rural mail carriers. For many years Geo lived with his son Martell dividing his time there and at the soldiers hom at Minn. and Marshalltown. A son Geo Jr. served as an M.P. at Camp Dodge during the world war and since his fathers demise has passed away and buried at Janesville Wis. The last 2 years of Geo Beebe Sr. life was spent in Waverly. He was the last Com of Robbins Post GAR before it disbanded. He became honorary member of J. Cretzmeyer Post VFW at Waverly in 1931. Was taken bedfast and died in Waverly July 2, 1934 at the age of 89. Was buried by J. W. Cretz Post #2208 with military honors in beautiful Harlington cemetery.