Dollie Beadle was born during a stormy night on February 18, 1898. It
took Dr. Mathewson two hours to drive from El Cajon. She died in 1965.
was born on Christmas day, 1893. He died on a Christmas Eve.
Beadle's Corral and Stable was a busy place in the horse and buggy days.
He also fixed pumps and windmills. He was active in civic affairs. He
died in 1936, just as the American flag was being raised for Lakeside's
Fourth of July Celebration. His wife, Belle, preceded him in 1930.
attended Kelsey Jennings Business School, going by train each day after
making freight deliveries by wagon to earn part of his schooling
expenses. When World War I broke out, Wes responded by entering the
the 1927 flood, Wesley helped rebuild the bridge which had washed out.
When a caretaker was needed for Lindo Park, the Chamber of Commerce
recommended. Wes, and his Rose Garden within the park was beautiful to
see. January 1, 1951 he was
honored by the County of San Diego for fifteen years of service to the
1937, Wesley and Florence Crain were married. Florence Mary Crain was
born June 2, 1902, in Oklahoma. In 1906 the Crain family, Including
Florence's 3 brothers and 2 sisters, moved to Twin Falls, Idaho. In 1918
they moved to San Diego where they managed the Tourist Hotel on National
Avenue in National
City. In 1920 Florence married Jack Emberly. They had one daughter,
Rose. In 1925 she married Charles Sangster. Their son, Robert, is now a
well-known building contractor in this area. Mr. Sangster died in 1929
and Florence cared for
the 80 acre homestead on Mussey Grade, working at a restaurant in Ramona
at the same time. By February 1937, she owned a cafe on Woodside, and
that same year she married Wesley. For several years she cooked at
Cecil's Lakeside Inn on Maine Avenue.
World War II she worked in the experimental building at Consolidated.
When the war was over, she became involved as a reporter and column
writer for the Lakeside newspaper. She then moved from this role to the
role of Historian, and on to work for the preservation of historic
Cork Elms along Woodside became her focal point, and from 1946 on, she
made a supreme effort to save the trees. Sadly it failed. Again in 1965
she gained recognition when she led a citizen's group in preserving the
Boathouse. She was honored as Lakeside's Woman of the Year. The Beadle
place on Ashwood St. was the setting for Flossie's Museum. One of the
buildings was formerly the La Mesa Train Depot, which has now been
returned to La Mesa and restored. Wesley died at the home in which he
was born. Florence died in 1973.