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Title UPA A Century Later
Subject Newspapers; Newspaper publishing; Journalism
Creator Utah Press Association
Publisher Utah Press Association
Contributors Cornwell, J. M.
Date 1996
Type Text
Format image/jpeg
Identifier PN4844.U8 U8 1996
Source Original Book: UPN A Century Later
Language eng
Rights Management Digital image copyright 2005, University of Utah. All rights reserved.
Holding Institution University of Utah
Source Physical Dimensions 14 cm x 21.5 cm
Metadata Cataloger Kelly Taylor
ARK ark:/87278/s6319w0z
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416710
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z

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Description UTAH PRESS ASSOCIATION given him by the bank where he was employed. But he left an indelible imprint on Utah journalism. Frank Asahel Beckwith, editor and publisher of the Mil-lard County Chronicle, was born November 24,1876 in Evan-ston, Wyoming, the youngest son of Asahel Collins and Mary Stuart Rose Beckwith. The family of four consisted of a brother, Fred, and a sister and brother, Dora and John, who were children from the father's previous marriage. Well-known in western Wyoming, A. C. Beckwith had sizeable holdings in ranches, stores, coal mines and a bank. Frank, literally "born in the lap of luxury," could have been expected to have a carefree life. Not so, though, for his father ruled with the traditional fist of iron, and no glove. He was determined his young sons were not to grow up as "sissies," a parlance that was a stain on a family's name in that day of Western development. Evidence of the father's determination was that each summer, to the dismay of the boys, their hair was cut close to the scalp, a fact evidenced in family photographs where both had no hair but large pouts. Nevertheless, Frank grew up a rather "bookish" child, thanks to his mother, a former school teacher. The Beckwith home had a large library and Mrs. Beckwith often read to the growing boy. Not surprisingly, he learned to read early in life. Not fiction, but history, Greek mythology and the Iliad and Odyssey. All of which, in the opinion of his father, was useless, but was of never ending fascination to Frank. His mother died when he was 18, and two years later his father also passed away. He was at a loss as to how to handle the family holdings and was faced with an approaching economic depression. Though he worked in the bank and at other jobs around Evanston, neither he nor others in his family had enough experience to successfully oversee the varied 422
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Identifier 429-UPA_Page422.jpg
Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416433
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416433