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Waverly in Coffey County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Olive Ann Mellor Beech

1903 - 1993

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., June 10, 2012
1. Olive Ann Mellor Beech Marker
Inscription.

Born in Waverly on Sept. 24, 1903, she co-founded Beech Aircraft Company in Wichita, Kansas, in 1932, with her husband Walter Beech. She played a vital role in the company and after his death in 1950, she led Beech Aircraft Corporation, until her retirement in 1982. Known as the "First Lady of Aviation," she was inducted into the National (1981), Kansas (1986), and International (1995) Aviation Halls of Fame. Mrs. Beech is the only Kansan and one of only three women inducted into the American National Business Hall of Fame (1983).
 
Erected 2010 by Beechcraft Heritage Museum.
 
Location. 38° 23.422′ N, 95° 36.002′ W. Marker is in Waverly, Kansas, in Coffey County. Marker is at the intersection of 1st Street (State Highway 31) and Pearson Avenue, on the right when traveling east on 1st Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Waverly Park, Waverly KS 66871, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans Memorial (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); J. W. Dick-Peddie (approx. 8.3 miles away); Melvern Community Veterans Memorial (approx. 8.3

Olive Ann Mellor Beech Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 10, 2012
2. Olive Ann Mellor Beech Marker
miles away); Melvern Civil War Tribute (approx. 9.8 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 14.4 miles away); Lieut. William Fitzsimons (approx. 14.9 miles away); Marion Ellett "Most Easy" Budd (approx. 15.3 miles away); Burlington, Kansas (approx. 15.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Olive Ann Mellor Beech. (Submitted on October 4, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Olive Beech Fact Sheet. (Submitted on October 4, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Olive Beech. (Submitted on October 4, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Olive Beech Obit in New York Times. (Submitted on October 4, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Olive Ann Mellor Beech Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 10, 2012
3. Olive Ann Mellor Beech Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 4, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 221 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 4, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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