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 Robert Benjamin Beales

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Robert Benjamin Beales

Birth
Cambridge, City of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
Death
8 Dec 1921 (aged 75)
Blair, Washington County, Nebraska, USA
Burial
Fort Calhoun, Washington County, Nebraska, USA
Plot
Section A, Block 135, Grave 11
Memorial ID
18175117 View Source

The Enterprise
16 December 1921

Robert Benjamin Beales Passes Away

Robert Benjamin Beales was born at Cambridge, England, June 11, 1848 and died in his home in Blair, Nebraska, December 8, 1921, aged 75 years 5 months and 27 days.

His parents came to America when the deceased was about one year old. The family settled in Lock Port, Ill where they lived until 1856 then came to Fort Calhoun, Nebraska, making his home in Washington County since that date, then came to Blair in 1909.

Mr. Beales enlisted in the 2nd Nebraska Calvary, Co A on October 23, 1862 and was mustered out September 21, 1863, serving as a scout and remaining in the state. Soon after he was discharged his father, his brother and himself freighted from Omaha to Denver Colorado with ox teams for seven summers.

On July 29, 1871 he and Miss Priscilla F. Hall were married Omaha, Nebraska. They settled on a farm near his parents southwest of Fort Calhoun. Seven children were born to this union, five girls and two boys. Two of the girls died in infancy.

Those living are Mrs. George McDonald (Jesse May), Mrs. William McDonald (Cora), Austin Beales of Blair, Mrs. Fred Gates (Mary Elizabeth) of South Omaha, these and one sister, Mrs. Sam Haller of Blair, 18 grandchildren, one great grandchild, and many friends are left to mourn him.

Mrs. Beales died June 7, 1901. Mr. Beales was married for the second time March 13, 1907. His bride was Mrs. Hanna McBride. He was left alone again January 3, 1920 when his second wife passed away.

It is said of Mr. Beales that he was a great man for his family and his home. He was baptized in the Church of England in his childhood.

He had not been very well for several months but was really sick about 5 weeks. He spoke often to his children expressing himself as ready to go, that he would soon be with loved ones on the other side. He was very grateful that his children were with and was always happy for their fellowship.
He often spoke of his neighbors, naming them many times. He was of a happy, hopeful, disposition, affectionate and kind, and had a good word for and to everybody.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon from the Methodist Church and interment was in the Blair Cemetery.

~~~ Obituary courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair Library at Blair Nebraska.~~~

The Enterprise
16 December 1921

Robert Benjamin Beales Passes Away

Robert Benjamin Beales was born at Cambridge, England, June 11, 1848 and died in his home in Blair, Nebraska, December 8, 1921, aged 75 years 5 months and 27 days.

His parents came to America when the deceased was about one year old. The family settled in Lock Port, Ill where they lived until 1856 then came to Fort Calhoun, Nebraska, making his home in Washington County since that date, then came to Blair in 1909.

Mr. Beales enlisted in the 2nd Nebraska Calvary, Co A on October 23, 1862 and was mustered out September 21, 1863, serving as a scout and remaining in the state. Soon after he was discharged his father, his brother and himself freighted from Omaha to Denver Colorado with ox teams for seven summers.

On July 29, 1871 he and Miss Priscilla F. Hall were married Omaha, Nebraska. They settled on a farm near his parents southwest of Fort Calhoun. Seven children were born to this union, five girls and two boys. Two of the girls died in infancy.

Those living are Mrs. George McDonald (Jesse May), Mrs. William McDonald (Cora), Austin Beales of Blair, Mrs. Fred Gates (Mary Elizabeth) of South Omaha, these and one sister, Mrs. Sam Haller of Blair, 18 grandchildren, one great grandchild, and many friends are left to mourn him.

Mrs. Beales died June 7, 1901. Mr. Beales was married for the second time March 13, 1907. His bride was Mrs. Hanna McBride. He was left alone again January 3, 1920 when his second wife passed away.

It is said of Mr. Beales that he was a great man for his family and his home. He was baptized in the Church of England in his childhood.

He had not been very well for several months but was really sick about 5 weeks. He spoke often to his children expressing himself as ready to go, that he would soon be with loved ones on the other side. He was very grateful that his children were with and was always happy for their fellowship.
He often spoke of his neighbors, naming them many times. He was of a happy, hopeful, disposition, affectionate and kind, and had a good word for and to everybody.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon from the Methodist Church and interment was in the Blair Cemetery.

~~~ Obituary courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair Library at Blair Nebraska.~~~

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