Shelby County Indiana
The Shelbyville Republican
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.
Friday, April 22, 1904
HON. JOHN BEGGS PASSES AWAY
His Death Occurs in the Lexington Hotel, at Chicago,
On Monday Afternoon At 3:45 O’clock
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
The Shelby Democrat
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.
December 31, 1891
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming
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