Gone to His Reward
After a lingering illness, from a complication of diseases, Capt. John M. BEASLEY, a well and favorably known citizen of this town, died on Saturday afternoon last, aged about 74 years.
The deceased had been married three times, and leaves a widow and several children, by his former marriages, to mourn his departure, there being no children by his last marriage.
Capt. BEASLEY had been for many years a consistent member of the M.E. church; his lief was blameless in the sight of his fellow men, and we truly believe if any man’s spirit went straight from earth to heaven his did so, and that he is now singing hozannas with his God he loved so well.
We sympathize with those left behind, but they have the blessed assurance that their loss is his eternal gain.
The remains were interred in the Jackson burying ground, near this town, on Sunday afternoon.
Source: Roanoke Beacon, 26 Oct 1900
A larger number of people never assembled in the Town Hall than was there on Wednesday night to witness the closing exercises of the Plymouth Academy.
A more entertaining program was never arranged or more perfectly rendered than on this occasion. That Prof. HASSELL has done his full duty as a teacher, together with his assistants, was fully demonstrated by the manner in which the students discharged their duties. This night was devoted to the advanced classes, and a medal offered on oratory, and so equally matched were the contestants that the judges could not agree as a whole, having halted between five of the contestants, Mises Emily FAGAN and Eva CHESSON, and Mess. Richard LUCAS, Cleveland BEASLEY and Louis GAYLORD. After remaining out some time, the judges returned a decision, two to one, in favor of Louis GAYLORD, and the medal was fittingly presented by Mr. W. Fletcher AUSBON.
Last night the Junior, or Primary department, had its exercises, and was a most pleasing event. We may say more of this later.
The names of those receiving medals or prizes will appear next week.
Source: Roanoke Beacon, 8 Jun 1900.