BEACH, Isaac Hawley 1805-1873
BEACH, DUNGAN, HAWLEY
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Date: 8/6/2015 at 16:01:36
Died. — At his residence, in Sumner Tp., Webster county, Iowa, on Friday, August 15th, 1873, Isaac H. Beach, in his 68th year. The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. J. H. Lozier, of Fort Dodge, and were attended by a large concourse of people. The words of the text were selected by deceased, for the occasion, and are as follows:
"I have fought a good fight;" "I have finished my course;" "I have kept the faith."
Father Beach was on among the first settlers of Webster county, having moved here in the spring of 1856. He was born in Strafford, Conn., Aug. 26, 1805, and at the age of 9 years, moved to Ohio with his parents. He embraced the christian faith and experienced religion at a Camp Meeting, near Newark, Ohio, at the age of 22 years, and has been identified with the M. E. Church 46 years. He had labored in all the lay departments of the Church with acceptability, especially as class leader, which office he had long filled with much Christian fidelity. For many years he enjoyed the blessing of Holiness. His consistent life and true regard for all the ordinances of God's House, compelled all with whom he was acquainted to acknowledge the power of a holy life, and of our blessed Christianity.
During his sickness (which lasted only nine days) he rested with perfect resignation in the will of God. At its commencement he remarked that he should never recover, but said, "all is well." He rejoiced constantly in prospect of that better land. Thus died our venerable friend and brother, leaving an aged companion behind for a few days, to wait the saying of the Father, "come up higher." — B. B. Goodrich
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Transcriber's note: his parents: Benjamin Beach, Anna Hawley; wife: Eleanor (Ellen) Dungan whom he married in 1831 in Ohio, probably in Newark, Licking county.
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