Death of Frankie Lewis.
Died, at their home near No. 3, Bevier, on Friday, Jan. 6, 1905, at 10:20
o'clock a.m. Frankie Rees Lewis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Lewis, aged 13
years, 6 months and 21 days.
He had been sickly for a long time but he possessed a courageous heart and
disposition that made him overcome and dominate often his suffering and physical
weakness. He was greatly beloved by all, and old and wise in his ways far
beyond his years. The cause of his death was the dreaded Bright's disease,
and the end came very suddenly and unexpectedly as he managed to get up and
dress himself that morning. The death of little Frankie has been a most severe
shock to the grief stricken parents and other relatives and all deeply sympathize
The funeral took place Sunday afternoon when the remains were taken to the
L.D.S. new house of worship, where Elder J.A. Tanner conducted the services
and a large crowd attended in the city cemetery.
Rev. R.L. Sparrow of Atlanta, will preach at the Second Baptist church Saturday
night and Sunday.
Born, on Thursday, January 5, 1905, to the wife of W. H. Roberts (blacksmith)
a 13 lb. boy.
Miss Mayme Andrews returned Tuesday from a few days visit with friends in
Born, Sunday, January 8, 1905, to the wife of Alfred James, a girl.
Mrs. Sophia Thomas has been confined to her home with an attack of sickness
since last week.
Mr. and Mrs. W.s. Thomas' son Ray has been very sick during the past week.
Rev. Thomas Griffiths of Dawn came to Bevier Tuesday morning to see his friend
the Editor of the Bevier Appeal who is very sick.
Miss Anna B. Holland, Bevier's Primary teacher was called to her home in
Caliao the first of the this week on account of the illness of her sister.
Born, Sunday morning, January 8, 1905, to the wife of Edward Jochims, a girl.
R.S. Thomas returned from Jefferson City Saturday where he had been for about
two weeks looking after his interests.
Misses Nellie Rees and Monique Kealey returned home last week from a visit
with friends at New Cambria.
The printer acknowledges with thanks the receipt, through the hands of Mrs
Moroni Jones of this city, of a renewal on subscription for the Appeal for
her sister, Mrs. R.D. Thomas and husband of Crawford, Idaho.
Prof. A.T. Powell and wife visited their many Bevier friends last Monday.
They visited Central school and also No.3 school. They are on their way to
Columbia where they will both enter the Missouri University. They expect
to reain there through the summer.
Born Wednesday, Jan. 18, 1905 to the wife of P.J. Raw, a girl.
P.J. Raw returned home Monday morning after a pleasant visit at Kansas City
with his sister-in-law, Mrs. G.O. Sherman and family.
Mrs. G. H. McCullough of southwest Bevier, Mo., who has been quite sick for
two weeks with bronchial trouble is still confined to her home.
Death of Richard Ellis.
Died, at his home of Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Williams north of Bevier, on
Tuesday, January 10, 1905, at 5:30 o'clock a.m. Mr. Richard Ellis, aged 63
years, 9 months, and 10 day.
Richard Ellis, son of John and Margare Ellis was born March 31, 1841, in
Henwalia, Caermarvonshire, N. Wales. Was married to Miss Jane Jones, of
Caermarvon Jan. 20, 1864. They came to the United States 35 years ago, and
lived Bangor, Pa., from there they moved to Plymouth, Pa; leaving Plymouth
they moved to Southwest Missouri, and settled in Bevier 27 years ago. Mrs.
Ellis died March 4, 1893.
His health has never been good since was hurt in the mines nearly ten years
ago when he had his knee dislocated. He stayed a great deal in the last years
of his life, off and on, with Thomas Holvay and wife, but for the last year
he stayed continuously with his sister, Mrs. Richard L. Williams and family,
having been very low and unable to leave the house during all this time.
Death was the result of a complication of dropsy and heart disease.
The surviving relatives are one brother and two sisters: Owen Ellis, of N.
Wales; Mrs. Eliza Parry of Glaumonganshire, S.Wales; and Mrs Richard L. Williams
The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Thomas Evans, pastor of the Welsh
Cong'l church of which the Deceased had been a true and faithful member for
many years. He was respected and loved by all who knew him, and is known
to have remembered and assisted many when in need without show or ostentation.
He was "Sustained and soothed by an unfalter trust" . He sleeps in Jesus.
It is well.
We extend our hearfelt sympathy to the relatives and friends in their
Waldo Edwards and Ed. S. Jones who had been visiting at their homes here
during the holidays returned Monday to resume their studeis at the state
university at Columbia.
Miss Elizabeth Watkins returned from New Cambria after a week's visit with
Col. W.H. Butler, of Macon, visited Bevier on business Wednesday.