|Birth: ||May 30, 1826|
|Death: ||Apr. 16, 1918|
MONROE TIMES, JOHN BEACH, AGED 92, DIED; RESIDENT HERE FOR 70 YEARS
John Beach, a resident of Green county for nearly seventy years, passed away this morning April 16, 1918, at his home on North Clinton street. About two weeks ago he suffered a paralytic stroke and death ended a long and useful life at 4 o'clock this morning. He had been unusually well the past winter for one nearly 92 years of age, but following the stroke, he had been unconscious, and death was not wholly unexpected.
He was born in Pinchback St. Bars, Lincolnshire, England, on May 20, 1826 and was the son of George and Francis J. Beach. When 24 years of age, he emigrated to America, the trip requiring twelve weeks. He landed in New York in 1852, where he spent a few months after which he went to Ohio. Following a year's stay there, he moved to Green county, where he made his home on a farm in Jordan township.
He had 45 Great Grandchildren.
He was married in Lincolnshire, England, on Aug 19, 1845 to Susan Martin. Eight children were born to them, four of whom survive him. They are Joseph Beach of Sioux City, IA, Robert Beach of Killbourn, William Beach and Mrs. Jesse Trickle, of this city. He leaves thirty-one grand children, forty-five great grand children. Twenty-four years ago he married Mrs. Margaret J. Sanders of Orangeville, who also survives him. He also leaves an aged sister in England.
He was active up until recently.
The deceased was a man who was well known throughout the county. Until recently he was able to be up and around and meet old friends. He was active and had the use of all his faculties until about two weeks ago. He was an industrious, hard working man. When he came to this country, like all early settlers, he had very little to start on but through his diligence and labor, he was soon the owner of considerable farm land, and in 1882 retired, moving to this city. Mr. Beach was very fond of his native country and had made two trips back to visit relatives.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 1:30 at the home and at 2 o'clock at the Methodist church, of which he had long been a member. Rev. W. H. Penn will officiate. Burial will be made in Greenwood.
MONROE JOURNAL, April 16, 1918, DEATH CLAIMS AGED PEOPLE
Mr. John Beach, an aged and well known resident of the city, passed away this morning at 4 o'clock. About two weeks ago he suffered a severe paralytic stroke and since then had been only semi-conscious and failed rapidly.
Mr. Beach has resided in the county since 1855 and been a resident of the city for thirty years. He was a man who had reached an age far beyond the average life. He was past 91 years and had he lived until the 30th of next month, would have reached his 92 year of life. He was a man esteemed highly among a large circle of friends.
Mr. Beach was born in Lincolnshire, England, and came to America in 1854. After one year spent in Ohio he came to Green county and located on a farm in Jordan township, where he farmed until moving to this city 30 years ago. He became a member of the Methodist church 30 years ago and was a devout and constant attendant at the services.
Mr. Beach was married before leaving England and four children survive from this union. He was again married and his wife and following children mourn his passing: Joseph of Sioux City, Iowa; Robert of Kilbourn, Wis.; William of Monroe, and Mrs. Jane Trickle of Monroe.
Funeral services will be held and on Thursday at 1:30 at the home and at 2 o'clock at the Methodist church. Interment will be in Greenwood cemetery.
HISTORY OF GREEN COUNTY
John Beach, a native of Lincolnshire, England was born May 30, 1828. He is the son of George and Francis J. Beach, who were the parents of twelve children, eleven of who grew to maturity. The subject of this sketch was reared in his native country until twenty-three years of age, when he emigrated to America. He landed in New York in 1852, and in 1854, came to Green county. He took a claim of eighty acres of government land on section 36, town of Jordan. He was married in Lincolnshire, Aug 19, 1845, to Susan Martin, daughter of Joseph and Jane (Bedford) Martin. Mr. and Mrs. Beach have had nine children born to them, five of whom are living- Joseph, Robert, Maryan, wife of William Roberts; William and Jane, wife of Jesse Trickel. When Mr. Beach arrived in New York city in 1852, he had but $1 in his pocket, and today he owns 330 acres of land, valued at $30 per acre. He has forty acres near town, valued at $100 per acre. In the spring of 1882, he moved to the city of Monroe, where he lives a retired life.
Susan Ann Martin Beach (1822 - 1910)
Margaret J. Worrick Beach (1846 - ____)*
Joseph Martin Beach (1852 - 1931)*
William Beach (1863 - 1940)*
Francis Jane Beach Trickle (1865 - 1922)*
Created by: Michael Tighe
Record added: Jan 10, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64011662
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Added: Apr. 23, 2011