Oregon Republican League:Republican League Register of Oregon, The Register Publishing Company, 1896, page 182.
BEEKMAN, C. C.[Editor inserted: Cornelius C. Beekman], of Jacksonville, was born in New York city, January 27, 1828. In 1850 he came round the horn to San Francisco. He went to the northern mines, and in 1853 became an express messenger between Yreka, Crescent City and Jacksonville. In 1856 he embarked in the express business on his own account. In 1863 he became Wells Fargo & Co’s agent at Jacksonville, where he has resided ever since, and is engaged in the banking business. Mr. Beekman is a successful business man, and is recognized as the leading man of affairs in Southern Oregon. He has been repeatedly School Trustee, City Trustee and Mayor. He has been a prominent and active Republican, and in 1878 was the Republican nominee for Governor, being defeated by only 49 votes. He has held many positions of trust in the party, and is considered as one of the strong, clean men to whom it can turn in time of need.