|CHARLES L. BEATTY.|
Business enterprise and indefatigable energy find
expression in the record of Charles L. Beatty, who is now a well
known figure in financial circles in Wyoming, being the
secretary and treasurer of the Union Trust Company of Cheyenne.
A native of Iowa, he was born in Monrovia on the it th of August,
1869, and is a son of James and Mary (Coe) Beatty. The father was a
farmer by occupation and both he and his wife have now passed away.
They had a family of three children, two sons and a daughter, of whom
Charles L. is the second in order of birth.
In the public schools of his native city Charles L. Beatty acquired his early education, which was supplemented by study in the Bloomfield Normal School. He afterward took up the profession of teaching, which he followed for two years, and later he went upon the road as a commercial traveler and was state agent for the Anchor Fire Insurance Company, with headquarters at Des Moines, Iowa, there continuing from 1891 until 1906. In the latter year he came to Wyoming, where he engaged in the colonizing business with headquarters at Pinebluff. He has been largely instrumental in developing the state through this avenue of activity, having located several hundred families in Wyoming. His interest did not cease when he had induced the families to come to this section, for he put forth every possible effort to encourage and assist them until they should become well established in their new homes. He organized and was elected the president of the Pinebluff State Bank in June, 1908. He was president of the Frontier Milling & Elevator Company of Pinebluff and president and one of the organizers of the People's Telephone Company. He did not even then feel that his duty to the community was over but accepted the position of mayor of Pinebluff in 1910 and remained as chief executive of the city for five years. On retiring from that office he left it with the confidence and goodwill of all concerned. He was then elected to the Wyoming house of representatives and served for two years as a member of the general assembly. In the development of his colonization plans he was instrumental in the reclamation of two hundred thousand acres of land in that locality, which as the result of his efforts grew very rapidly, there being but fifty-five people when he took up his abode there and when he left the region there were about seven hundred inhabitants in the town. He removed from Pinebluff to Cheyenne and on the 1st of April, 1916, organized the Union Trust Company, of which he has since been the secretary and treasurer. He is now bending his efforts to administrative direction and executive control in this connection. He has closely studied banking problems and is wisely and carefully directing the interests of the institution now largely under his control.
In 1891 Mr. Beatty was united in marriage to Miss Ethel Bagley, of Bloomfield, Iowa, and they have a son, Eugene, who is associated with his father in business.
Mr. Beatty gives his political endorsement to the republican party and is loyal to its principles. He has taken all of the degrees of Masonry and he is a member of the Industrial and of the Country Clubs, serving as a director of the former. Mr. Beatty has made for himself a most creditable position in business circles. The company in which he is now serving as an officer deals exclusively with farmers in handling of abstracts and loans. What he has undertaken he has accomplished and his business affairs are wisely and carefully directed. His home is one of the most artistic in the city of Cheyenne and its hospitality is greatly enjoyed by the many friends of the family.