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Sol and Mable Beasley

Sol Beasley was born 1880 on a farm in Clarksburg. Very little educational opportunities were offered him but from his family he learned to be honest, industrious, kind and mindful of others. He married Mable Jamison and to this union two sons were born, Wardell and Roland.

The Beasleys moved to Huntingdon in 1935, purchased a couple of acres of land and built a home on a street that was later named in their honor.  Sid worked as a janitor at the Carroll County Courthouse for over twenty years where he became a legend. Mable worked as a domestic in homes for many years. She was also one of the most sought out laundress in Huntingdon. “Miss” Mable as she was affectingly known as shared her home with five unrelated people for nineteen years without monetary compensation.  She was a foster mother for the Department of Welfare for ten years rearing them as her own.

The Beasley’s were active members of the Third Avenue Baptist Church (now Huntingdon Christian Fellowship). Their active, kind, sharing life is an example to everyone who was fortunate to know them.

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