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Rev Benedict Belt
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Birth: Jan. 13, 1822
Licking County
Ohio, USA
Death: Oct. 22, 1906
Story County
Iowa, USA


Rev. B. Belt was born in Lickin county, Ohio, Jan 13, 1822. Was married to to Ceilia Griffis May 18,1848. To this union eleven children were born; five having preceded the father unto the great beyond, while six survive to mourn the loss of an earthly parent. He was brought into a saved relation with the Lord Jesus Christ in 1857 and was given a license to exhort in the M. E. church. In 1862 he was ordained to the office of Elder in the M. P. Church and continued in the active ministry until failing health made it necessary for him to retire. He died October 22, 1906, aged 84 years, 9 months and 9 days.
The above short biography of deceased was read by Rev. D. H. Howry this pastor, who preached the sermon at the funeral which was held in the M. P. church yesterday afternoon. Although the weather was wet and disagreeable, many old friends and neighbors of deceased were present. A fine choir sang appropriate songs and the floral tributes were beautiful. The pallbearers were: Geo. Lingenfeiter, Hugh Graef, J. Thompson, J.T. Stanton, David Denniston and P. A. Kitchell.
Rev. Howry preached a fine sermon, just such a discourse as would please the departed veteran in the ministry. He gave a deserved tribute to the deceased: that Bro. Belt filled his place and did his duty in his day.
Rev. Belt was one of the best known men in Central Iowa. He had a strong character and a keen intellect. Above all he was intensely loyal to his convictions and his friends. There was nothing secretive about him. He was an open nature that scorned deception. His fund o humor was wonderful. Even when near the end and the grim monster death waiting to claim him, he was able to rise above the depression by his God-given wit. He has been an active force in the town of Collins for many years and has enjoyed the esteem of our people, who sympathize with the bereaved wife and family.
The following relatives from a distance were present at the funeral; Marion Belt and Albert Belt of Eagle Grove; Mr. and Mrs. R.J. Belt of Waterloo; Leon Belt of Des Moines; Mr. and Mrs. Loomis Belt of Chicago; Ben Belt and daughter, Mrs. Root of Colo; Mrs. Mary Belt of Ames, and Miss Ruby Belt of Oklahoma. The interment was at Evergreen Cemetery. (added: Mrs. T.J. Belt was also here) Note: Evergreen is now Collins Cemetery

Children of Benedict and Seceilla Belt:
Thomas J Belt 1849-1903
Hiriam Marion Belt 1850-
Benjamin f. Belt 1853-1919
George Washington Belt 1855-1902
Azro Lumis Belt 1858-1939
Robert Jackson Belt 1860-
Edwin Brown Belt 1862-1909
Albert Grant Belt 1865-
Lilly Belt 1869-
Family links: 
  Aquilla Sr Belt (1780 - 1848)
  Mary Polly Inscho Belt (1787 - 1848)
  Secellia Griffis Belt (1830 - 1911)*
  Thomas J. Belt (1849 - 1903)*
  Hiram Marion Belt (1850 - 1935)*
  Benjamin Franklin Belt (1853 - 1919)*
  George Washington Belt (1855 - 1902)*
  Azro Lumis Belt (1858 - 1939)*
  Robert Jackson Belt (1860 - 1926)*
  Edwin B Belt (1862 - 1909)*
  Albert G. Belt (1864 - 1952)*
  Milcah Belt Crow (1803 - 1860)*
  Aquilla Jr Belt (1808 - 1893)*
  Mariah Belt Warner (1821 - 1867)*
  Benedict Belt (1822 - 1906)
  Frances Astbury Belt (1827 - 1917)*
  Henrietta Belt Lash (1829 - 1900)*
*Calculated relationship
Collins Cemetery
Story County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Martha Malinowski
Record added: Jun 17, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71537579
Rev Benedict Belt
Added by: Martha Malinowski
Rev Benedict Belt
Added by: Martha Malinowski
Rev Benedict Belt
Added by: Martha Malinowski
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