BEAMAN, Sarah 1844-1917
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 10/19/2016 at 11:01:20
Mrs. H. H. Beaman Is Dead
Pioneer of Southern Grundy County Dies Monday Night
Death, at 7:20 Monday night, at her home, 402 West Main street, claimed Mrs. H. H. Beaman, a pioneer resident of southern Grundy county, and a resident of this city since 1898. Mr. and Mrs. Beaman had returned home only Friday last from a southern trip, cut short by a severe cold Mrs. Beaman contracted at New Orleans. Mrs. Beaman's death was due to pulmonary tuberculosis, with which she had been a sufferer in more or less severe stages since eleven years ago last fall.
Mr. and Mrs. Beaman left this city a month ago with the expectation of enjoying the winter months in Florida and California. The trip had been completed as far as Florida was concerned, and on the trip up the coast, and down the other, Mrs. Beaman stood the trip well. While on the day to Los Angeles, via new Orleans, on Dec. 30, Mrs. Beaman caught cold, and in her already weakened physical condition was unable to rally.
Mrs. Beaman was born Sarah Ellen Brooks near Farmer City, Ill., Dec. 22, 1844. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Brooks, moved to southern Grundy county in 1854, settling on a farm just across the Marshall county line. Six years later Henry H. Beaman, a young man from Stephenson county, Illinois, came with his parents to the same neighborhood, and on Feb. 22, 1864, Mr. Beaman and Miss Brooks were married. The wedding took place at Vienna Center, this county, the ceremony being performed by John Hunsdon, one of the earlier justices of the peace of this county.
Mr. and Mrs. Beaman started on their "wedding tour" of three days in a spring wagon, and their first stop was in Marshalltown, where they attended a Washington ball in the new Anson House, which stood on South Third avenue, about opposite the present old Y.M.C.A. building. The second day's stop was in Albion, and on the third day the youthful bride and groom reached their home. Mr. and Mrs. Beaman lived on their Grundy county farm from the time of their marriage until June, 1875. That year Mr. Beaman platted his farm into town lots which went to make up the town that bears his name, and in which Mr. and Mrs. Beaman lived until they came here in November, 1898. Mr. Beaman was engaged in the real estate and collection business in Beaman from the time he left the farm until he came here. In this city, on Feb. 22, 1914, Mr. and Mrs. Beaman celebrated their golden wedding.
Funeral services were held from the family home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The body will be placed in the receiving vault in Riverside, and in the spring will be taken to Oakland cemetery, one-quarter mile east of Beaman, for burial in the family lot. --Marshalltown Times-Republican
--The Grundy Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 11 January 1917, pg 1
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