BECKWITH, Milton J. 1847-1906
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Date: 1/10/2016 at 11:50:29
Milton J. Beckwith died at his home in Morrison, Aug. 24, 1906 of kidney disease. Though Mr. Beckwith had been ill for some months, he was able to attend to business till a short time before his death. He was born in Walpole, New Hampshire, Aug. 17, 1847 and was a week more than fifty-nine years old.
The funeral took place Aug. 26 in the Presbyterian church in Morrison conducted by Rev. H. B. Dye of Grundy Center.
He leaves to mourn his loss, a wife, daughter and two sons, Mrs. Susan Bailey of Bennis Co., Dakota, Benj. and Edward of Morrison, also two brothers Charles E. Beckwith of Preston, Ia., D. B. Beckwith of Dresdon, Kansas, and six sisters, Mrs. A. L. Bartholemew of Preston, Ia., Mrs. A. C. Aldrich of Beloit, Wis., Miss Helen Beckwith of Preston, Ia., Mrs. Geo. S. Sellord of Rockford, Ill. Mrs. A. N. Essick of Des Moines and Mrs. C. D. Sargent of Berisford, S. Dakota. All were present except D. B. Beckwith, Mrs. Aldrich and Mrs. Sellord.
The floral tributes were very beautiful and abundant and the sympathizing friends were many.
Mr. Beckwith married Miss Anna Lewis, Aug. 24, 1873, in Wisconsin. His death occurred on their wedding anniversary. He was a man who loved and enjoyed his home and was habitually there in the society of his devoted wife, out of business hour. He was an honest man in his business transactions above reproach, deserving the confidence he won from all concerned.
The interment was in the cemetery at Morrison. The bereaved wife and other members of the family have the sincere sympathy of the entire community.
--The Grundy County Democrat (Grundy Center, Iowa), 30 August 1906, pg 4
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