Tragedy took the life of Hagan Beavin, 70 year old pioneer resident of the Crawford community. His lifeless body was found in a lake a short distance from his home Saturday night. The lake is located near the Johnny Keahey farm and is approximately thirteen miles north and west of Crawford. Mr. Beavin had gone fishing Saturday morning as he often did. When he had not arrived home late in the afternoon, Mrs. Beavin called relatives and friends and a search began. His body and the boat he was using were recovered from the lake about 12:45 a.m. Sunday. It is thought that he suffered a heart attack.
Mr. Beavin, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. F.A. Beavin, had come to the Crawford community when a boy and had resided there since.
Funeral services were held Tuesday in the Crawford School auditorium with Father Hughes officiating;, after which burial was in the Silent Home Cemetery under direction of Scroggins and Son.
Immediate survivors include his wife and five daughters. Aubrey Colgan, Pauline Culmer, Leona Keahey, Marguerite Baker, Eva June Dickason; also three brothers: Paul and Louis of Cheyenne and Roy of Oklahoma City and four sisters Virginia Murphy of Cheyenne, Mabel Eckroat of Oklahoma City, Esther Kelly of Dallas, Texas and Agnes Bumpus of Ardmore; also a host of other relatives.
Cheyenne Star, June 25, 1964