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Rev George Alton Beers

Birth
Odessa, Schuyler County, New York, USA
Death 15 Feb 1940 (aged 75)
Pulteney, Steuben County, New York, USA
Burial Webster, Monroe County, New York, USA
Plot FN R22 G50
Memorial ID 143245199 · View Source
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REV. GEORGE ALTON BEERS

On the afternoon of February 15, 1940, passed away very suddenly at his home in Pultney, N.Y., in his 75th year. Although his usual active life had been curtailed by a bad heart condition, he seemed usually well at the time of his death and it came as a great shock to his family and friends.

Mr. Beers was born in Odessa, N.Y., September, 1864. His mother's death at his birth greatly changed his home and from the time he was 14 years of age he made his own way in the world. After attending Cooks Academy, he begun his life of service at the age of 22, when he travelled with Rev. C. W. Brooks of Watkins a district missionary of New York State as his assistant and song leader. He continued in this work for four years.

On October 16,1889 he married Addie Estella Brooks, daughter of Rev. Brooks and that same year was ordained and begun his pastorate of South Pultney Baptist Church, where he remained for 12 years. While here the church edifice was destroyed by fire and under his guidance a beautiful country church was built. In 1901, Mr. Beers and his family moved to Webster, where he became pastor of the Baptist Church. Extensive remodelling of the church building was completed during his pastorate.

After moving to Bath, N. Y. in 1909, he entered upon State Convention work for a year and then was called as pastor of Lakewood Baptist Church in Lakewood, Cleveland, Ohio. Four years of service here in which time plans were well underway for a new church edifice, terminated when he again enterred state work in Ohio, while living at Granville, O.

Following this work, Mr. Beers filled pastorates in Baptist Churches of New Philadelphia, Ohio, Salem, Ohio, and Columbia, Ohio. While at Columbia, his wife passed away December, 1926. He retired from active service in 1929. In June 1929, he married L. Estella Reynolds of Pultney, N. Y. and since that time they have made there home in Pultney among the beautiful hills he loved so well in the country where he first began service for others. During this time, he has supplied Churches both in New York and in Ohio. His life was one of sacrifice and service. He gave his all and his best to the Master whom he served and his loved ones. In every community where he lived, men of all faiths called him friend.

He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife, L. Estella Beers, four daughters, Mrs. W. T. Hartley of Fredonia, Mrs. G. G. Jayne of Webster, Mrs. J. O. Samuel of Lakewood, Ohio, Mrs. J. D. Bush of Akron, Ohio; two sons, G. Leonard Beers and Alton D. Beers both of Akron, Ohio and 18 grandchildren.

Webster Herald
Friday, Feb 23, 1940


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  • Created by: Cheryl Ayres
  • Added: 2 Mar 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 143245199
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev George Alton Beers (22 Sep 1864–15 Feb 1940), Find A Grave Memorial no. 143245199, citing Webster Rural Cemetery, Webster, Monroe County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Cheryl Ayres (contributor 46935923) .