|Birth: ||Aug. 9, 1838|
|Death: ||Jun. 6, 1930|
Daughter of Smith and Frances Dulin
Mary Louisa (died at the age of 7)
Mrs. Beach, 92, is Dead
Daily Freeman Journal, Friday 6 June 1930
Was Pioneer Resident and Came to City in the Year 1858
Funeral on Sunday
Seldom does it happen that death comes when life seems so completely rounded out as in the case of Mrs. Elvina Beach, who passed away early this morning at the Treat home on Willson Avenue where Mrs. Beach and her daughter Julia have made their home for the past year.
Elvina Dulin was born in Fauquier county in the state of Virginia Aug. 9, 1838 and would have been 92 years old this summer. Her mother died when she was a child and she came with her father, sisters and brothers to live in Illinois on a farm near the town of Princeton.
To Webster City in 1858
With her father, who was a soldier in the War of 1812, she removed to Webster City about the year 1858. During the last seven years of her father's life he was a cripple, resulting from a fall, and she gave him the devoted care of a faithful daughter. It was here that she married Benjamin Beach in 1865.
To this union were born two daughters, Julia, who survives, and Mary, who died when only seven years of age.
Mrs. Beach was closely associated with events of the early days in Webster City. Her husband, Benjamin Beach, died in 1893 at the family home, now owned by Mrs. R.W. Homan, and Mrs. Beach and her daughter, who was a teacher in the Webster City public schools, remained there until 1898 when they removed to Des Moines, where Miss Beach served the public schools as a teacher and principal until 1929. Retiring from teaching, she brought her mother back to Webster City. During their stay in Des Moines, they continued their affiliation with the Methodist church where their membership remains.
Last Year a Happy One
Mrs. Beach, familiarly known to many friends as "Auntie Beach," possessed in a high degree the warm hospitality of the south and was never so happy as when entertaining friends. Her skill and pleasure in cooking gave her friends as much delight as the preparation gave her. During the past year the renewing of old friendships in Webster City had been enjoyed by her and she had the opportunity of extending hospitality to many relatives and friends. It has been a happy year in which mother and daughter have had leisure to fully enjoy life together. She read much, and evenings before the fireplace have often been referred to by her with much satisfaction.
She loved life and friends and nature. It is fitting that she should go when the world is so beautiful and while she could still enjoy her friends and the world about her. Her birthdays have for some time been celebrated each year and the expressions of regard and the gifts from her friends have made her heart glad. It was natural that one who had spent a life of devotion to others should draw about her many friends.
The funeral services will be held at the family home, 1303 Willson Avenue, at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon. The Rev. R.S. Haney will officiate, assisted by the Rev. T.B. Collins.
[written by] M.H.W.
Smith Dulin (1792 - 1879)
Benjamin Sears Beach (1829 - 1893)*
Mary Louisa Beach (1870 - 1877)*
Julia Ann Beach (1887 - 1954)*
Elizabeth Dulin Renner (1824 - 1916)*
Elvina Dulin Beach (1838 - 1930)
Created by: Ann
Record added: May 22, 2008
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