10 February 2012

Amanuensis Monday - Wealthy Newton Beebe Obituary

This was taken from the Beebe Family file located in the Pioneer Settler's/Family Files in the
Sumner County History and Genealogy Research Center  

(north door of the Memorial Auditorium)
P. O. Box 402; 208 N. Washington
Wellington, KS 67152

Notice that her date of death is now just a few days short of 100 years ago!

Wealthy S. Newton Beebe Obituary
February 12, 1912
Fulton County Tribune

Another pioneer of Fulton county gone in the going home of Mrs. Wealthy S. Newton Beebe, daughter of Newell and Lucinda Newton, born May 24th 1822 in Cannandagua, Ontario County, New York, who passed away January 18th at the home of her son in Crawford, Okla., aged 89 years, 8 months and 18 days.  She was the third of a family of eleven children, the only survivor is one brother, Charles W. Newton of Missouri City, Mo.  She was the mother of eleven children, surviving are Byron L. Beebe, Belle Plaine, Kansas; Elmore J. Beebe, Wauseon, Ojo; Oliver T. Beebe, Crawford,; Fred A. Beebe, Modoc, Kansas; Mrs. I. McConkey, Waseon; Mrs. R. R. Cook, Chesaning, Mich., and Mrs. L. J. Loveland, Wauseon.

She was baptized in Killbuck, Ohio and raised her head and came out of the water singing praises to God and for 77 years has lived a pure Christian life under all circumstances. She has spent the last twenty four years in the Western states and had but few times she could meet to worship, but hers was a good life so kind and loving.  In the morning January 6th she wrote a nice letter to her daughter Meda and in the evening seemingly well as usual, she prepared to retire and fell with a stroke of paralysis and never regained consciousness only for a short time and bid them farewell.  She was a great sufferer for the last twelve days she lived and death came as the only relief.

The funeral was conducted by a Christian preacher.  In her letters to her children, she always said something to help us on to god, and we sadly miss her words of admonition.  In her conversation her talk would often drift to something good for it was her delight to talk of heavenly things.  In her early days the Indians would come and see her spin wool and flax to make our cloths and other things for the home.  But when the cares of home keeping was passed she spent much of her time in reading her Bible.  The promises of God were a great comfort to her and a guide to her pathway.

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