|Birth: ||Aug. 12, 1889|
|Death: ||Jan. 31, 1909|
STEWART BEGGS DEAD
Victor Stewart Beggs, second son of County Commissioner and Mrs. S.S. Beggs, died at the family home in Colville Sunday noon, the 31st, after a six days illness from pneumonia.
He was born in Lincoln county, August 20, 1889. The family left Lincoln county in 1899, moving to Echo in the fall of 1901. There he attended the Echo school, graduating from the eighth grade. Two years ago he attended the Colville high school.
He was a favorite among his associates, and the Colville high school was dismissed the afternoon of the funeral, that his former associates might pay their respects to his memory.
Funeral services were held at the Congregational church Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. G. H. Wilbur. The Congregational choir furnished the music. Quantities of flowers wee heaped about the casket, and the supply in Colville and Spokane was not great enough to fill the order of all who wished to express their regards by these tokens. Burial as at the Evergreen cemetery. May of the residents of Echo and vicinity were present. The county offices were closed during the services, and a number of the business houses.
Special floral pieces bore the names of Mr. and Mrs. S.E. Beggs of Rathdrum, uncle and aunt of the deceased; Geo. W. and Wirt Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Sax, Dr. and Mrs. A.B. Cook, Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Baker, Mr. and Mrs. E.M. Heifner, Colville high school, Echo school, Miss Vesta Moxon, Miss Fannie Ackley, C.H. Pierce. Other pieces were without names.
The pallbearers were selected from his former schoolmates - Lee Mantz, Clark Millspaugh, Neal Ledgerwood, Victor Beard, Karl Sax, Hugh McMillan.
Mr. and Mrs. eggs desire to express their thanks for the many kindnesses and tokens received during the illness and at the funeral of their son. They have the sympathy of the community.
Ah. Live though brins't me little joy,
Though brings't me only pain;
Thou art a hollow, shallow toy
Mix't up with sordid gain.
Thou lasteth a few, short, weary years
And then we get surcease -
So off with dreary, darkling fears
That in our hearts do crease.
The Colville examiner. (Colville, Wash.), 06 Feb. 1909
Sydney Stewart Beggs (1858 - 1933)
Edna T Beddy Beggs (1854 - 1926)
Created by: Scott Bolliger
Record added: Sep 16, 2009
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