Cyrus William Beales
Cyrus William Beales was born on a farm near York Springs, Pennsylvania on December 16, 1877, the son of Charles W. and Sarah Beales. At age thirteen, upon the death of his father, he took over the operation of his father’s farm. He graduated from the pharmaceutical department of the Ohio Northern University at Ada, Ohio in 1899, settling at York Springs where he was employed as a pharmacist. He moved to Gettysburg after his appointment as Adams County mercantile appraiser. Beales served as clerk to the county commissioners, 1904-1905; engaged in the drug, banking, manufacturing, and printing businesses; and was the postmaster of Gettysburg from 1910 to 1914. He was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fourth Congress, serving in the US House from 1914 through 1916. He was a member of the Senate of Pennsylvania from 1917 to 1921, but remained engaged in his pharmacy until his death on November 14, 1927; interment in the family plot at Evergreen Cemetery. He married May Sentz of York Springs.