Jay County Obituaries
Commercial Review, Thursday, November 14, 1929
LAFAYETTE BEECH died Wednesday
evening at 7:30 o’clock at the home of his son, William Beech, of five miles
northwest of this city. He had been
in failing health for several years and his condition became critical about four
The deceased was a son of
William and Mary (Percell) Beech and was born in Auglaize county, Ohio, August
2, 1853. He came to Jay county 52
years ago, and has lived in the county since that time.
The family resided near Brice for a number of years, later moving
northwest of Portland.
He was united in marriage to
Margaret Imes, who preceded him in death, June 27, 1901.
He is survived by one son, William Beech, at whose home he died, and a
half-brother, Jefferson Beech, of Lakeview, Ohio.
Funeral services will be conducted from the Lower Salamonia Christian church, Friday morning at 10:30 o’clock. Rev. R.L. Kessler will officiate. Interment will be made in the church cemetery.