Jewell County Family Reunions
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One of the oldest families of
Jewell county held their annual
family reunion at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Fred Beam in Oberlin,
Kans., Sunday, Sept. 1, 1963.
The Francis Beam family moved
to Jewell county in 1875 and settled near the present townsite of
There are 21 direct descendants
of the Beam family now living in
Jewell county. These descendants
embrace four generations: John
Beam of the first generation; Harold Beam and Mrs. Rodney McCammon of the second generation;
Harold Beam, Jr., Betty Beam
Fogo, Barbara McCammon Thomas, Ronnie and Paul McCammon
of the third generation; and the
fourth generation includes the
eight children of Mr. and Mrs.
James Fogo, the four children of
Mir. and Mrs. Harold Beam, Jr.,
and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Those attending the 1963 Reunion in Oberlin are: Mr. and Mrs.
John Beam, Mr. and Mrs. Harold
Beam and Mr. and Mrs. Rodney
McCammon and Paul of Jewell
county; Dr. and Mrs. F. M. Beam
and Marilyn of Washington, Kans.;
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Milliken
and Jon of Americus, Kans.; Mr.
and Mrs. Glenn Glover of Emporia,
Kans.; Mr. and Mrs. John Glover
of Severy, Kans.; Mrs. Elsie Eels
of Concordia; Mrs. Cecil Shacklebon of Omaha, Nebr.; Mrs. Estle
Robinson of McCook, Nebr.; Frank
Bennett of Jennings, Kans.; Mr.
and Mrs. Don Ashley of Selden,
Kans.; Mr. and Mrs. Shirley Cochran and Phyllis, Mr. and Mrs. Dale
Gunther and daughters, Mr. and
Mrs. Phyll Cramer and family,
Mrs. Mable Allen and Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Beam, all of Oberlin.
The home of Mr. & Mrs. Thaine
Clegg was the scene of a Clegg
family reunion last Sunday. The
bounteous dinner was held on the
patio of the Clegg home and enjoyed by the following: Mrs. C. T.
Clegg, Mike Clegg, Winona, Wisconsin; Mr. and Mrs. Everett Reed
and Neil of Burr Oak; Cecilia Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Frosty Clegg,
Befloit; Mr. and Mrs. Bryant Clegg
and family, Fremont, Nebr.; Mr. &
Mrs. Bob Clegg, Denver, Colorado; Mike Simmons, Selby, California;
Mr. and Mrs. Arden Clegg and
family; Keith Clegg; and the hosts
and J. C. and Dena. This is the
first time in 8 years that the seven
sons of Mrs. Clegg have been together. 8-29-1963
The Doxon family reunion was
held Sunday, August ll, 1963 in the
V. F. W. Hall in Phillipsburg,
Kansas. 48 relatives enjoyed a pot luck dinner,
followed by visiting and taking
pictures. Present to enjoy the day
were Mr. and Mrs. Olen Doxon
and daughter, Quinter, Kansas;
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Doxon and
sera, Charles, San Diego, Calif.;
Mr. and Mrs. Dean Doxon and
Mrs. Dean Doxon's father, Mr.
Dietz, of WaKeeney, Kansas. Mr.
Henry Doxon and children, Gove,
Kansas; Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Doxon, Formoso, Kansas; Mr. and
Mrs. Lyall Doxon, Formoso, Ks.;
Mr. and Mrs. Everett Doxon. Great
Bend, Ks.; Mrs. Eloise (Doxon)
Allred and 2 daughters, Enid,
Okla.; Mr. and Mrs. Chester Simmons and son, James, Ogallah, Ks.;
Mr. and Mrs. John Simmons, Mankato, Ks.; Mr. and Mrs. John
Doxon and daughter, Jo Ellen,
Omaha, Nebr.; Mr. and Mrs. Dave
Peterson and 3 children of Hays.
Ks.; Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Hunt
and 2 daughters, Phillipsburg. Ks.;
Mr. and Mrs. Laurence Leere,
Superior, Nebr.; Mr. and Mrs.
Quentin Leece and Ricky and Mrs.
Katherine Warren of Lovewell.
The thirtieth annual Fogo family
reunion was held in toe American
Legion Hall in Mankato Sept. 1,
1963 in observance of the arrival
in Jewell County of David and
Frances Fogo and their nine children in 1884. Of the nine children,
two remain. They are James E.
Fogo, Sr. of Burr Oak, who was
unable to attend because of illness
in the home and H. D. Fogo Sr. of
Mankato, who attended the reunion, gave some interesting early history of the family.
Relatives who attended: H. D. Fogo Sr., Mr.
and Mrs. James M. Decker and Jim, Mr. and Mrs. Newell
Davis, Mr. and Mrs. Deane Fogo and family, Mr. and
Mrs. Harry Tyrell and family,
and Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Rafferty
of Mankato; Mr. and Mrs. Emmett
Lewis and Mrs. Annette Garman
of Burr Oak; Mr. and Mrs. Charles
L. Fogo and Chug, Mrs. Lilian
Fogo and Mr. and Mrs. Don Fogo
of Esbon; and Mr. and Mrs. Kermit Jeffery and family of Northbranch. Guests who attended
were Mrs. Doyle Jeffers of Esbon
and Mrs. Golda Broyles of Mankato.
The Johanek family reunion was held at the Esbon Catholic
Church basement, Sunday, Aug. 4, 1963
There were 66 in attendance.
Those attending from Esbon
were: Jake Johanek and sons, Willie and Melvin, Mr. and Mrs. Merley Kindler, Bill Johanek, Sr., Mr.
and Mrs. Elden Johanek and family, Mrs. Martin Johanek and Ivan,
Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Beam and
family, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Hajny,
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hajny, Mr.
and Mrs. Curtis Dietz and son, Mr.
and Mrs. Leland Frost and family,
Mrs. Aubrey Gass and daughters.
Those from out-of-town were:
Mrs. Christy Lewis of Mankato;
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Shook and
daughter of Manhattan; Mr. and
Mrs. Ralph Jackson of Goodland;
Mr. and Mrs. Darrell McGinnis of
Maryville, Mo.; Mr. and Mrs.
James Terrill of Pierce, Nebr.; Mr.
and Mrs. Dave Townsdin of Fremont, Nebr.; Mr. and Mrs. Al Fief
and family of Glasco, Kans.; Mr
and Mrs. Norman Charbonneau
and family of Concordia; and Mr
and Mrs. Jim Gouldie and sons of
A Mallory family reunion was
held Sunday, Nov. 3, 1963 at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Rowland.
There were 39 relatives attending:
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. R. Mallory, Mr.
and Mrs. William B. Mallory and
family and Mr. and Mrs. Dan Mallory and family of Topeka, Mr. and
Mrs. Albert Anderson and Mr. and
Mrs. Woodrow Anderson and family of Republic, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. Chas.
Sandell and family, Mr. and Mrs.
Rex Sandell and family, Mrs.
Clara Sandell and Barbara Tedrow
of Scandia, Mr. and Mrs. Don
Rizek and Debbie of Munden, Mrs.
Avis Mallory of Concordia, Mr.
and Mrs. Hugo Soder, Mr. and
Mrs. Don Rowland, Brita Jean and
Jennifer Young, of Formoso.
The 13th Annual Jewell County
Powell Reunion was held June 7, 1964
at the V.F.W. Hall in Mankato. Although only 28 were present, including five of the brothers, a very
enjoyable time was had.
Those present were: Mr. and
Mrs. Gene Powell at Englewood,
Colo.; Mr. and Mrs. Brady Ferguson and Ruth Ann of Abilene,
Kans.; Mr. and Mrs. Ira Powell of
Burr Oak; and the following from
Mankato, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Powell, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Powell, Mr.
and Mrs. Pete Powell, Mr. and
Mrs. Lyle Powell, Jim, Patsy, Allen and Kathy, Mr. and Mrs. Bass
Hancock, Jerry and Rodney, Mr.
and Mrs. Eddie Owen and Jimmy,
Mike Dillon and Donnie Frye.
Mrs. Frank W. Boyd spent
Sunday attending a Smies family
reunion at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Henry Smies and family,
northeast of Lovewell. Others present were Mr. and Mrs. John
Smies and Linda, Mr. and Mrs.
Howard Kitterman, Bill, Sally and
Richard, Manhattan, Mr. and Mrs.
Wm. Smies and Susan, Mrs. E. H.
Smies, and the hosts and their
children, Marcia, Charles and
Betty Jo. Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Boyd,
Jr. and Mrs. Frank W. Boyd took
supper at the home of Mrs. E. H.
Smies in Courtland that evening
Sunday morning, Mr. and Mrs.
Ivan Warren of Courtland and Mr
and Mrs. Chat Warren of Lovewell
drove to Washington, Kans., to attend the Switzer family reunion
held there each year in August.
Among the ones gathered there
were the Wayne Switzer, Orville
Switzer and Charles Everett families of Concordia; Mr. and Mrs.
Norval Switzer of Iowa; Mr. and
Mrs Marvin Hendricks and children and Mrs. Lulu
Hendricks of Alma, Kansas; Mr. and Mrs. Jake
Switzer of Formoso; Mrs. and Mrs. Bob Switzer and
son of Mankato; Mr. and Mrs. Myron Intermill and
family of Webber; Mr. and Mrs. Ross Beckner of Holmesville, Neb.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Bartlett of Clay Center, Kansas;
Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Switzer and children of Wichita;
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Switzer (who recently moved) to Maize, Kansas.
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