Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Irvin Hudson Beatty

Irvin was the 3rd child born to Milton & Kate (Hughes) Beatty on May 16, 1897. He served in the Navy during WWI on board the USS Granite State. During the 1920's and 30's he had several professions including installing antennas on houses for the latest craze.... radio. He also worked as a mechanic, insurance salesman, carpenter, any other job he could do to make ends meet during the depression. In the mid 30's he was hired with the Dept. of Agriculture and moved first from Indiana, PA to Williamsport.... and then to Upper Darby, PA.

It's been told that among his talents was cooking, which he did at the local veterans center in Indiana, and also painting.

He married Bertha Mae Kretzer Jan 25, 1919 in Wellsburg, WV... a popular spot at the time to get hitched. They had 4 children: Bertha Mae, David Hudson, Irvin Milton, & Frederick Theodore Beatty.

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