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John Beacom
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Birth: Jun. 14, 1865
Monticello
Jones County
Iowa, USA
Death: Jun. 17, 1938
Sheldon
O'Brien County
Iowa, USA

John Beacom of Sheldon, a resident of O’Brien county since 1878, passed away very suddenly at his home at 713 East Tenth Street last Friday morning, June 17, at ten o’clock. Death resulted from a heart attack.

John Beacom, son of James Beacom and Ann Laughlin, was born June 14, 1865 at Monticello, Jones county, Iowa and passed away June 17, 1938 at Sheldon, Iowa, at the age of 73 years and 3 days. He came to O’Brien county in 1878 and had resided here ever since.

Mr. Beacom attended public school in this county and in 1895 graduated from Iowa City Commercial college. He farmed in Floyd township until 1898 and then engaged in the farm implement business in Sheldon with his brother, W.H. Beacom.

Mr. Beacom was a member of the Catholic church and had been active in Democratic politics. He never married.

Survivors include three sisters and five brother: Mrs. C.H. Dougherty and Tom Beacom of Sheldon, Mrs. Wm. Bohan of Sanborn, W.H. Beacom of Cottonwood, Minn., C.E. Beacom of St. Cloud, Minn., James Beacom of Los Angeles, George Beacom of Minneapolis and Mrs. Catherine Rinehart of Phillipsburg, Kansas.

His father preceded him in death January 11, 1903 and his mother on January 28, 1907. Two brothers also preceded him in death, Joseph who died at the age of three years and Patrick who died April 11, 1924.

The body was taken from the Houlihan funeral parlors to the C.H. Dougherty home and funeral services were held Monday morning 9:30 o’clock at St. Patrick’s Catholic church, with Rev. James McCormack officiating. Musical selections were furnished by Mrs. M.L. Schultz, Mrs. A.E. Ramsey and Ray Gunter, with Miss Anne O’Donnell at the organ. Palbearers werhe Jack Donohue, Ed Christiany, Bernard O’Donnell, Vetus McCarty, Leo Brendle and August Ossenfourt, with burial in the Catholic cemetery here.

Relatives from away attending the service included W.H. Beacom and Mr. and Mrs. Tim Beacom of Cottonwood, Mr. and Mrs. George Beacom and family of Minneapolis, Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Beacom and family of St. Cloud, Catherine Rinehart of Phillipsburg, Kansas, Mrs. Anna Bohan and family of Sanborn, Mrs. Maggie Bailey of Omaha, Mrs. John O’Kane and daughters of St. Paul, Mr. and Mrs. John Bohan and family and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Bohan and family of Sanborn, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Ahrends of Primghar, Mrs. May Dougherty of Iowa City, Dr. and Mrs. G.M. Fisch of Rock Rapids, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Dougherty and Mr. and Mrs. Will Stapleton of Sioux Falls, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Beacom of Sibley, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Burns of Hartley and Mr. and Mrs. Julius Martin of Georgia.

Card of Thanks – We wish to express our sincere thanks for the many acts of kindness and sympathy shown during our recent bereavement. We are also grateful for the beautiful floral offerings. – Relatives."
 
 
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 Parents:
  James Beacom (1834 - 1903)
  Anna R. Laughlin Beacom (1844 - 1907)
 
 Siblings:
  William Henry Beacom (1863 - 1945)*
  John Beacom (1865 - 1938)
  Thomas Beacom (1866 - 1939)*
  Anna Jane Beacom Bohan (1868 - 1946)*
  Susan Beacom Dougherty (1870 - 1940)**
  James A. Beacom (1874 - 1946)*
  Joseph Beacom (1876 - 1879)*
  Catherine M. Beacom Rinehart (1880 - 1954)*
  Charles Edward Beacom (1888 - 1950)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Saint Patricks Cemetery
Sheldon
O'Brien County
Iowa, USA
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Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Alberta Daniels Withrow
Record added: Mar 07, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10577094
John Beacom
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John BeacomBirth 14 Jun 1865 in Monticello, Jones, IowaDeath 17 Jun 1938 in Sheldon, O'Brien, Iowa
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 Added: Aug. 25, 2012
 
 
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