FORT ASHBY, W.Va. — Mr. and Mrs. George H. Beam of Fort Ashby recently celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary. The couple, both Fort Ashby area natives, were married by the Rev. George Baughman in Cumberland on Jan. 17, 1942. Mrs. Beam is the former Thelma Poland, daughter of the late Elmer and Frona Poland, and George is the son of the late Hunter and Lula Beam.
The Beams are the parents of two daughters, Doris Roderick of Plant City, Florida, and Shirley Bosley of Harrisonburg, Virginia. They also have four grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
For several years, the Beams were the co-owners and operators of W&B restaurant, motel and service station in Fort Ashby.