Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Rev. Paul H. McBeth, 1870-1943

1943 Minutes of the Dakota Annual Conference
of the Methodist Church
Rev. Paul H. McBeth
Served as an Associate Pastor in Jerome 1892-1893
  The Rev. Paul McBeth entered the Dakota Conference in 1901 on trial, was admitted into full membership and ordained Deacon in 1903. He was ordained Elder in 1905. He served the following charges in the Dakota Conference: Miller, 1901; Faulkton, 1903; Woonsocket, 1905; Alexandria, 1908; was conference evangelist in 1911; Superintendent of the Missouri Valley District of the Black Hills Mission in 1912; Assistant Superintendent of the Dakota Anti-Saloon League in 1913; of the Iowa Anti-Saloon League in 1915; he became Supernumerary in 1927. He retired in 1928.
Moravia Union - 30 September 1926
  P. H. McBeth, widely known prohibition worker and Field Secretary of the Anti-Saloon League of Iowa, will be brought to Moravia next Sunday in connection with law observance and law enforcement problems.
  Mr. McBeth has been scheduled as the principal speaker at the Methodist Episcopal Church Sunday morning and the United Brethern Church Sunday evening. Rev. O. J. Fix and Rev. O. O. Hobson expect a record attendance at their respective churches to hear Mr. McBeth.
  First hand information about the propaganda and campaign of the Wet forces in this state in the furtherance of liquor interests, and also the steps being taken by the church and other anti-liquor factors to thwart these efforts will be discussed by Mr. McBeth. He will also outline prohibition enforcement conditions in the state.
  Mr. McBeth has been in the prohibition work for twenty years and was a leader in Iowa when the saloon was abolished.
  The meetings are open to the public and everyone is invited to attend the services.
Paul H. McBeth's Family
  Paul H. McBeth was born in March 1870 in Jackson, Van Buren County, Iowa, son of William McBeth (1839-1917) and Hannah L. Ingram (1840-1900), died in 1943, and was buried in the Glendale Cemetery, Polk County, Iowa. He married 20 September 1895 in Moulton, Appanoose County, Iowa, Olive Swan who was born in January 1875 in Iowa, daughter of Jesse Swan and Anna Tutwiler, died in 1960 and was buried in the Glendale Cemetery, Polk County, Iowa. 
  Eleven children were born to this marriage: (1) Miles W. McBeth, born May 1896 in Iowa and died 31 July 1918; (2) Iva M. McBeth, born October 1899 in Iowa; (3) Juanita M. McBeth, born c1901 in Iowa; (4) Edith M. McBeth, born 9 June 1903 in South Dakota and died 3 April 1988; (5) Paul McBeth, born 4 February 1905 in South Dakota and died in July 1980 in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa; (6) John H. McBeth, born c1907 in South Dakota; (7) Robert Raymond McBeth, born 11 January 1910 in South Dakota and died 30 September 1985 in Ventura, California; (8) Josephine McBeth, born 20 May 1908 in South Dakota and died in November 1972; (9) Unknown McBeth; (10) Genevieve McBeth, born c1913 in Iowa; and (11) James S. McBeth, born c1915 in Iowa.
  Sources:  "All About Me" family history file posted 19 December 2007 by Arlene Maher on RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project; U.S. and Iowa Census Records on 1870, Jackson, Van Buren, Iowa; 1880, Keosauqua, Van Buren, Iowa; 1885, Keosauqua, Van Buren, Iowa; 1900, Yellow Springs, Des Moines, Iowa; 1910, Alexandria Ward 2, Hanson, South Dakota; 1915, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa; 1920, Des Moines Ward 4, Polk, Iowa; 1925, Des Moines Ward 5, Polk, Iowa; 1930, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa; California Death Index, 1940-1997, Social Security Death Index, and South Dakota Births, 1856-1903, on

Paul H. & Olive B. McBeth Gravestone
in Glendale Cemetery, Polk County, Iowa
[From Iowa Gravestone Photo Project]

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