|Birth: ||Aug. 15, 1869|
|Death: ||Dec. 7, 1932|
R.T. Beasley, 63, lifelong citizen of the Bon Aqua Community in the Fifth Civil District, was fatally injured in a mysterious accident on a street near Nashville Tuesday night of last week, dying a few minutes after his arrival at General Hospital of injuries which physicians attributed to an automobile accident, evidently an unknown hit and run drive being responsible. Extent of the injuries included a fracture of the skull, a fracture of the lower jaw, several teeth missing, a cut on the back of the hand, the latter apparently received when he threw up the hand to ward off a blow.
Mr. Beasley was found about midnight on the road leading from Old Hickory to Gallatin, near Edenwold, five miles from Hickory. He was discovered by H.D. Phillips, Funeral Director of Old Hickory, the victim being in a semi-conscious condition, although seated at the side of the road and attempting to remove his shoes. He was unable to give any information concerning his identity or the accident.
Beside him was a suitcase broken open, and in which were several personal effects, including money and a letter of recommendation for employment from W.L. Pinkerton, a local attorney.
Relatives of Mr. Beasley living in Nashville could give no explanation of his being at the location of the fatal injury, a daughter in law, Mrs. Fred Beasley stating that he telephoned her and her husband, asking them to visit him, leaving the residence at which he roomed in West Nashville at about six o'clock on the evening of the tragedy. The trip on which he was killed was unusual according to the daughter in law and daughter, Mrs. G.W. Bryant, also of Nashville, also could not give any explanation of her father's being so far away.
The body was prepared for burial and removed to his home near Bon Aqua. On Thursday afternoon, funeral services at two o'clock at the Church of Christ at Lyles were conducted by A.J. Bachman, minister of the Church of Christ at Dixon. Burial was in the family plot at the Lyle cemetery, south of Lyles.
Littleberry Beasley (1817 - 1895)
Margaretta Etta Pugh Beasley (1827 - 1898)
Annie Josephine Yates Beasley (1875 - 1950)*
John Pitts Beasley (1840 - 1909)**
Joe Gooch Beasley (1857 - 1944)*
George Hicks Beasley (1859 - 1932)*
Samuel Moore Beasley (1866 - 1895)*
Robert Truman Beasley (1869 - 1932)
Created by: bbarnhill
Record added: Oct 09, 2012
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