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 Robert Crawford “Bob” Beathe

Robert Crawford “Bob” Beathe

Augusta County, Virginia, USA
Death 12 Apr 1899 (aged 77)
Independence, Montgomery County, Kansas, USA
Burial Montgomery County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 29338900 · View Source
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Dr. Thornton of Radical City was in town today and informs us that Mr. Robert Beath, who lived one mile west of Radical, was probably fatally injured by a fall Sunday night. Mr. Beath is upwards of seventy years of age and was one of the early settlers of the county. His family, at home, consists of his wife and two sons.

Mr. Beath was sleeping alone in an upstairs room to which there was a front door without a porch or landing in front of it. He got up in the night and it is thought that he became confused and supposing thst he was down stairs, he walked out of the front door, falling about ten feet. Three ribs were broken loose from his backbone, his collar bone was broken and he received internal injuries. He was still alive at last accounts but it was no thought probable that he could recover.

THE DAILY REPORTER, Independence, Montgomery County, Kansas, Wednesday Evening, April 12, 1899, page: B --- Researched by Phyllis (Bretches) Buchanan, Wichita, Sedgewich County, Kansas, --- Kansas Historical Society, October 20, 1986 (Film I-404)


On last Friday morning R. C. Beathe, "Bob", walked out of a second story door and fell to the ground, landing on some rocks, breaking his clolar bone, three ribs and one arm. As he is very old, it is not expected that he can survive.

SOUTH KANSAS TRIBUNE, Montgomery County, Kansas, april 5, 1899, page: 4 -- Researched by Phykkis (Bretches) Buchana -- Kansas Historical Society -- October 20, 1986 (Film I-80).


Robert Charles Beathe was born in West Virginia March 24, 1822 and died in Montgomery Counry, Kansas, April 12, 1899, of injuries spoken of last week. Mr. Beathe was anold settler in Kansas. the writer first knew him in Woodseon County, and before that he had crossed what was then the plains to hunt for gold, and had endured all the hardships of an overland emigrant. He removed to this county in the winter of 1870, settling on a claim south of Sam Connor's but later brought the John Trent claim and built on it, where he died. When we moved to this county, "Uncle" Bob and his mules were in the train, but he not move them. He was married in the spring of 1865, and leaves a wife and five children. His funeral was held Thursday afternoon from the U. b. Church at Radical, by Rev. McGill, Interment at the Murphy Cemetery.

SOUTH KANSAS TRIBUNE, Independence, Montgomery County, Kansas, April 12, 1899, page: 4 -- -- Researched by Phyllis (Bretches) Buchanan, Wichita, Sedgewich County, Kansas -- Kansas Historical Society, October 20, 1986.


Name of Deceased: Robert Beathe
Age: 77 Y - 3M
Sex: Male
Color: White
Residence: Sycamore Township
Marital Status: Married
Cause Of Death: Injury
Occupation: Farmer
Nationality: American
Place Of Death: Sycamore Township
Date Of Death: April 12, 1899
Father's Name and Address: None Given
Mother's Name And Address: None Given
Date Of Return: April 13, 1899
Reported By: J. J. Caldwell
Post Office: Larimer

I. Arva D. Chittum, County Clerk of Montgomery County do hereby certify that the above is a true and correct copy of the death record of Robert Beathe as recorded on page: 115 -- Book: 3 -- Death Record reports as filed in this office. --- Signed: Arva D. Chittum.





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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Crawford “Bob” Beathe (25 Feb 1822–12 Apr 1899), Find A Grave Memorial no. 29338900, citing Le Hunt Cemetery, Montgomery County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Richard Parker (contributor 47021994) .