George Beidler I (1864-1947)
Financier and realtor. Born in Chicago, October 28, 1864; son of Jacob and Mary Ann (Funk) Beidler; educated Skinner School and Bryant and Stratton Business College, Chicago; married Margaret E. Young of Chicago, on February 22, 1900; children: John Jacob, Virginia, Dorothy, Marian, Paul William, and Marjorie.
Associated with Beidler-Robinson Lumber Company, Mayville, North Dakota, 1884-1888, and Beidler Brothers Lumber Company of Chicago, 1888-1891; manager, father’s property interests until 1900; operated realty and investment firm of George Beidler and Company, 1898-1922; controlled properties in Los Angeles, Santa Monica, and Torrence; director, West Town State Bank of Chicago.
Member, National Association of Real Estate Boards, Chicago Real Estate Board, Chicago Planning Commission (original member), Bay Cities Real Estate Board of California, Y.M.C.A. of Santa Monica, Odd Fellow (past grand master). Republican. Presbyterian. Member, Athletic Club of Chicago, South Shore Country Club, Macatawa Yacht Club of Michigan, Jonathan Athletic Club of Los Angeles, Beach Club, Brentwood Country Club, Athletic Club of Santa Monica.
Resided in Los Angeles. Office in Santa Monica. Died on January 13, 1947. He was pre-deceased by his children Marian and John, survived by his wife (divorced) Margaret, and his children Virginia Robinson, Dorothy Runyan, Paul Beidler, and Marjorie Wholwend.