Miami County Republican, February 19, 1904, p. 3 Col. 2:
Death claimed Miss Elsie Beets Thursday, February 11. She was a patient sufferer with consumption and at last the dread disease conquered the efforts of physicians and friends, who did all in their power to check its ravages. The funeral was held from the Presbyterian church at Hillsdale Saturday at 2 p.m. Rev. Clark preached a beautiful discourse and a large circle of friends and relatives followed the remains to their last resting place.