Samuel R Beckwith obituary
. LIVED HERE ABOUT 30 YEARS. Late Captain Beckwith on Old Resident Resident of Franklin County. With the passing of Capt. Samuel R. Beckwith, who was laid to rest in Baxter cemetery yesterday, another another of the old settlers of Franklin county has departed. Captain Beckwith was 66 years of age. He was born at Clermontville. , 1 ennsylvania. He came to Kansas iin 1867, locating on Eight Mile I creek and lived an the vicinitv until about five years ago when he moved to this city. More than four years .of his life he had given to the service service of his country, having enlisted !in the Pennsylvania "Bobtails" as a private. Jor gallantry and good service he met with promotion and wnen discharged was a captain, i Although interested in asrrienltnrft j pursuits Captain Beckwith devoted comparitively little of his persona effort to farming. For about a yeai after arrival here he ensrasred in th( business of a real estate acrent in Ottawa. About twentv-eight twentv-eight twentv-eight years ; a?o ne received appointment as mail clerk in the railway mail service and ihad held that position ever since. It was while on his wav to take a train in that line of dutv at Emooria. Jan uary 4, that he received the injuries that resulted in his death; he slipped on a car step and in the fall sus I tained internal injuries that resulte : fatallv. He leaves a widow an four children; Rollin Beckwith of Haskell county, Mrs. Mildred Brown of Kansas Citv. Harrv Beckwith and of Kansas City, Harry Beckwith and Miss Sadie, ot this city. ! Captain Beckwith was verv poou lar in G. A. R. circles, and had served very efficiently a term as commande f the post.