I have been trying to post a lot of this stuff but I kept messin it up. Hopefully I will get it right. So far I have been successful.
A lot of my folks (great-grandfather and great uncles) are on this schedule they have checks by their names.
F. Otis Beam
Joseph L. Beam
My grandfather Harry M. Beam was working under my great-grandfather Joseph L. during this time.......Elmo was assistant distiller at the T. W. Samuels at this time . He was the oldest son. During prohibition he went to Billings, Montana and under the protection of the local law made whiskey there.--IMO---(Sounds like a private distiller for a entire town). He returned when prohibition was repealed and became assistant distiller under Morgan Edelen at T.W. Samuels Distillery at Deatsville, Ky. He left T.W. Samuels in the mid 40's to manage a liquor store that the Beams had bought on 18th St. in Louisville, Ky assisted by Tom Hite, a long time friend. He left the retail store and semi-retired to Florida until 1953 when Bill Samuels Sr. called him back to become distiller at Old Samuels near Loretto, KY later Star Hill Distillery and it was his production that entered the market as Makers Mark in 1958. He only ran the plant for 2 seasons. He died shortly thereafter.
I have also checked--- William H. McGill--- at the Stitzel, Weller in Shivley. Will was my great-grandmother Mrs Joseph (Katherine) L. Beam's brother. He worked for Julians Daddy for a very long time.
<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by boone on Sun Apr 28 19:55:21 2002 (server time).</FONT></P>