Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, April 22, 1904
His Death Occurs in the Lexington Hotel, at Chicago,
On Monday Afternoon At 3:45 O’clock
          The death of the  Hon. John Beggs  occurred at the Lexington Hotel in Chicago, Monday afternoon at 3:45 o’clock, after an illness of six months.
          Mr. Beggs had been a resident of this city most of his life but of late years had resided in Terre Haute where he was connected with large distillery interests in that city.  Several months ago he was taken ill and a few weeks ago was removed to the hospital at Chicago.  His death was due to uraemia, following an attack of the grippe.
          Mr. Beggs was aged seventy-four years and was for many years a tireless worker for the Shelby county fair association. He was also a heavy stockholder in the Shelby bank.  The deceased was a member of the Masonic order and the B.P.O. Elks.
          He leaves three daughters, Mrs. J. B. McDaniels, and  Mrs. Burton F. Swain, of this city;  Mrs. Thomas A. Swain  of Indianapolis and also three sons  Edward,  Henry  and  Thomas  of Terre Haute.  Also a brother, Henry, who is in Ireland.
          The remains will be brought to this city and taken to the home of  Mr. and Mrs. Burton F. Swain on West Washington street.  The funeral services will be held at 1 o’clock Thursday afternoon. The member of Shelby lodge, No. 18, F. &A.M. will be in charge and a minister of the Episcopal church at Terre Haute will officiate.  The interment will be made in the Mausoleum at Forest Hill cemetery.

          The remains of the late Hon John Beggs arrived here from Chicago Wednesday on the 4:25 train and were taken to the home of his daughter Mrs. Burton F. Swain on West Washington street.  They were accompanied to this city by  Edward Beggs,  Thomas Swain  and  David B. Wilson, and were met at the depot here by  Charles Tindall,  Burton Swain  and  Everett E. Stroup.
          The funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at the Swain home and will be commenced at 1 o’clock. The members of Shelby lodge, No. 18, F. & A.M. will be in charge.  Rev. John F. Sulger, pastor of the Episcopal church at Terre Haute, will officiate.  He will be assisted by the Rev. Walter E. Price, of the First Presbyterian church.
          The interment will be made in Forest Hill cemetery.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Belinda Armstrong

The  Shelby  Democrat
December 31, 1891
Page 3
          James Beggs  died at his residence in Liberty township at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, age 90 years, 3 months and 8 days.  He was buried on Friday morning Dec. 25th, at the city cemetery, in this city.  Leave the house at 10 a.m. sharp.  Services at the house at 9 a.m. by Rev. G. W. Hagans.  D. B. Wilson, funeral director.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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