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BEACH, Alexander 1838-1914

ANDERSON, BEACH, EWING, HINKLE, MOORE, TOWNSEND, VAN OSDOLL

Posted By: Gayle Van Dyke (email)
Date: 8/6/2015 at 15:13:47

ALEXANDER BEACH, 58 YEAR RESIDENT OF COUNTY DEAD

Alexander Beach, 1518 Second avenue south, for fifty eight years a resident of Webster County, died at his home at 7:50 p.m. Friday. At 1:00 p.m. Friday he was stricken with apoplexy. He sank rapidly and death soon relieved his sufferings. Mr. Beach had been ailing since Tuesday. The deceased man was seventy six years old.

Not only was Mr. Beach a pioneer of this county, but was one of the first to enlist in the Thirty Second Iowa Regiment of Volunteers during the civil war. He served from 1863 to the end of the war, being discharged with a perfect record. Mr. Beach was a member of Fort Donelson Post.

Born in Lincoln County, Ohio, Mr. Beach grew to manhood and in 1856 moved to this county, locating near Lehigh. In 1872 he moved to Fort Dodge, residing here continuously. Mrs. Beach is living. Children living are I. N. Beach of Moorland, Mrs. F. H. Van Osdoll and Mrs. J. F. Hinkle of this city. Brothers are R. E. Beach, Endicott, Nebraska; Benjamin Beach, Christina, Texas, and Charles Beach, Rockford, Illinois. Sisters are Mrs. E. V. Moore, Kansas; Mrs. A. H. Townsend, Stratton, Nebraska, and Mrs. A. Anderson of Elton, La.

The funeral will be held Monday, but the time has not yet been decided upon.
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source: The Fort Dodge Messenger, Sat., Nov. 14, 1914, page 2

Transcriber's notes: His wife: Sarah Jane Ewing (married 9 Nov 1859, Webster Co., IA); burial: Oakland Cemetery, Cooper Township, Fort Dodge, Iowa. Father: Isaac Hawley Beach, mother: Eleanor (Ellen) Dungan


 

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