ALBERT C. BECKWITH.
Albert C. Beckwith is numbered among the successful business men of Sheridan, Wyoming, where for a number of years he has been the owner of a realty agency and a live stock and general commission business. The more credit is due him as he has attained to an important position in the commercial life of his city entirely through his own efforts and while thus winning prosperity for himself has also largely contributed to the upbuilding of his community and to general commercial development.
Albert C. Beckwith was born in Ohio, August 4, 1866, and is a son of Sidney and Dilda (Rose) Beckwith, natives of Ohio, in which state both passed their entire lives. Mr. Beckwith of this review was their only child and he was reared and educated in his native state, where he remained until fifteen years of age, when, following the advice of Greeley, he made for the west and in 1881 came to Wyoming. An uncle, A. C. Beckwith, had preceded him to this state and had become one of the noted men of Wyoming, and with him Albert C. Beckwith made his home, during which period he was connected with railroad work for a number of years. In 1898 he came to Sheridan with the view of engaging in the real estate business. He was successful in launching his enterprise and his business has since grown to most gratifying proportions. He not only handles land but also live stock and, moreover, does a general commission business. He is well acquainted with local realty values, which he has closely studied, and his advice is sought by many of his patrons, who respect his keen judgment.
In 1888, in Los Angeles, California, Mr. Beckwith married Miss Hertha Peterson, a native of Wisconsin. There was no issue of this marriage and after nearly twenty years of happy married life Mrs. Beckwith passed away in 1907, her remains being interred in Mount Hope cemetery, Sheridan. Mrs. Beckwith was very popular and had many friends in Sheridan, her death not only causing deep sorrow to the bereaved husband, but to the many who during her life came to appreciate her high qualities of character.
His political affiliations connect Mr. Beckwith with the republican party, but although he has fulfilled his duties as a citizen and voter he has not been desirous of public office, his private interests claiming the greater part of his time and attention. However, he has not concentrated to the exclusion of everything else upon gaining prosperity for himself alone, but in many ways has cooperated with others in measures which have proven of public benefit to his city. In fact, by means of his business he has contributed toward the growth of Sheridan and in this connection has had a stimulating influence upon business activities here. His was the first real estate and commission business in the city and he therefore has the honor of being the pioneer in his line.