May 23, 1934 Pleasant Hill Pike County Illinois, USA
Dr. Beauchamp Barton, who was called by the angel of death at the noon hour May 25th, 1934; son of M. A. and Mary Frances Beauchamp Barton was born in Montgomery County, Mo; Sept. 27th. 1858; coming in early life with the family to the old homestead near Fruit Ridge. He was one of a family of two boys and two girls, also three half sisters and one half brother. But he wished mention to be made of the fact that he loved them as he loved his own. These have all passed on except one sister, Mrs. Addie Lee Cooper of Pittsfield. When quite young he confessed his Savior, and though we did not know him as a church goer and worker, his daughters remember with love and appreciation, how he took them to church services in the sunny land of Tennessee; and let us all remember that there are many ways in which one can give the "cup of cold water" and they were not all unknown to Uncle Beach. The writer having been very closely associated with the deceased the last few years, feels free to say, no kinder heart beat in the breast of man.
Nov. 14, 1878; Beauchamp Barton and Alice Galloway were united in marriage. Fifty years later they, with their children celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. To bless this home came the children, Leora whom the grim reaper called Nov. 5, 1929; William J. who is not with us, Stella, Mrs. George Webster of Pleasant Hill, Mary, Mrs. Ira J. Spangler of Dahlgren Ill; Mordecia of Pittsfield, Beauchamp of Nebo; Abraham of Pleasant Hill, Chester B. of Baylis, Minnie Lee; Mrs. Forest Guthrie of Pleasant Hill and John Allen of Pleasant Hill. These, except the first mentioned, together with the loving faithful companion must sever the home ties, that many long years have served to strengthen. Dr. Barton received his education from the grade school, Pittsfield High and some College work. In the nineties he and family spent some years in Tennessee. He loved the land of sunshine and flowers. He often talked with his niece, Mrs. Orville Cannon of a trip to the South. It was there he began his work as a veterinary, perfecting it after he came back to Illinois. In this profession the whole countryside witnessed his honesty, his capability and his faithfulness, for too he had gave his time, his talent and his substance. In failing health for many weeks, knowing his condition better than anyone, and suffering intensely, he bore it all with patience and fortitude until the spirit took it's flight. By his request he was laid to rest beside his father in the Burbridge cemetery. Other than the companion, children and sister mentioned, several grand children together with a host of relatives and friends are left to miss the Beauchamp Barton.