Feb. 26, 1914 Rushville Schuyler County Illinois, USA
Nov. 27, 1999 Canton Fulton County Illinois, USA
Son of James E. and Emma Nora Davis Beatty.
James "Wilbur" Beatty, 85, of Canton, died Saturday, Nov. 27, 1999, at Graham Hospital in Canton. Born Feb. 26, 1914, in Rushville to James E. and Emma Nora Davis Beatty, he married Ferne C. Carr on Oct. 16, 1948. She died in 1972. He married Lucille Carver on Nov. 19, 1977. She died in 1994. Two brothers also preceded him in death. Surviving is one niece, Mrs. William (Mary Lou) Moore of Canton. A member of Canton American Legion Post 16 and Canton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1984, he was a World War II Army veteran with the rank of sergeant, serving as a bomb salvage technician in the Pacific Theater. He was a retired coal miner, working many years at Buckheart and Banner coal mines. He was a member of Canton Moose Lodge 784, Masonic Lodge 154 in Georgetown, 40 et 8 Voiture 812, Ansar Shrine in Springfield and Danville Consistory. He was of the Baptist faith. Services were held Wednesday, Dec. 1, 1999 at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton. Burial was in Rushville City Cemetery in Rushville. Memorials may be made to First Baptist church Food Panty in Canton.