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This is a photograph of Moses Milton Beck who was born in Wayne County, Indiana, November 22, 1838 and died at Holton, Kansas, February 4, 1930. He held the rank of captain in the 18th Indian Battery during the Civil War. His wife, Mary, was born in Putnam County, Indiana, July 12, 1840, and died at Holton August 16, 1906. In 1869, they came to Jackson County, Kansas and in 1870 he started a drug store in Holton, and three years later he was appointed postmaster. He held this position sporadically until 1902. In 1881, he purchased his partner's interest in the Holton Recorder newspaper and was the sole proprietor until 1897 when his son Will T. Beck took an interest in the newspaper. He later transferred his interest in the paper to his son Will and daughter Martha. In addition to the post office, Beck held the office of director of the Penitentiary two years under Governor Morrill's administration.

Date: Between 1900 and 1910

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Item Number: 442201
Call Number: B Beck, Moses M. *1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 442201

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