Notes from pictures and clippings in Scrapbook of Leroy Beardsley:
Advertisement from the S. Wales Dailey New, November 12, 1887:
November 12 - for 6 days Cowboy and Bicycle Races
Agicultural Hall, Islington
Marve Beardsley and Broncho Charlie
against Howell and Woodside, cyclists, also
John Prince and Tom Eck
Races were also held at Bingley Hall and Birmingham
Ezra Marvin Beardsley raced horses in Kansas, 1870-1875
Also note showing Marve Beardsley in charge of trotting horses of Mr. Keith of North Platte; driving for Loda Bros., Oak Grove Stock Farm, Paragould, Ark.; and management of Charlie McCormick's stock farm in Kentucky.
Clipping from Omaha Bee, 1888:
Marve Beardsley rode and drove for his father until 1867 when he went to So. Kansas. He was elected C. Clerk of Montgomery Co. in 1870. Upon expiration of his term of office, he was appointed deputy U. S. Marshal for Kansas and Indian Territory, he being one of two who ever held a deputyship from two districts at the same time. He left there in 1876 and was appointed deputy sheriff of Colfax County, New Mexico. He came to Omaha in 1878 and pursued the calling of rider and trainer of horses. He has since then ridden and driven in races throughout the whole country. In the spring of 1885, he took charge of the Bellevue Stock farm new Memphis, Tenn., where he remained until March 1885, when he went to N. Platte to handle horses for M. C. Keith. He remained there a year and then went to England as the Pony Express rider in Buffalo Bill's "Wild West". When the "Wild West" closed it's season in London, October 1887, he appeared before the English public as the champion long distance rider of the world, a title which he has been able to hold against all opponents. Returning to Omaha, May 1, 1888, Beardsley took charge of Charlie McCormick's stable of fast horses.
The scrapbook also contained pictures belonging to Wm. L. Beardsley with the following text:
Aunt Betsy Lockhart - ma's 2nd sister
died at 87 yrs and her daughter Sarah
Aunt Catherine Lemon, died at 78 yrs.
Her son Perry
Uncle John Lemon, 90 yrs old, died 1902
Mother's oldest brother
Col. Ezra M. Beardsley, died May 24 at age of 55 yrs.
Born Oct. 4, 1827
Mrs. E. Lockhart - 86
Mrs. K. Lemon - 78
Mrs. E. M. Beardsley - 74
1930 Federal Census - New Mexico, Union County, Hayden, District 21 (Sheet 6A)