PORT HURON DAILY TIMES, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1889, PAGE THREE
H.A. Beach, whose illness has been previously noted, died at his residence, 937 Sixth Street, Thursday evening at 6 o’clock. Mr. Beach had been ill for the past year and a half and confined to his bed since last Christmas day. For the past week he had been unconscious. Heart Disease was the immediate cause of death.
Horace A. Beach was born December 24, 1812 at Lexington, N.Y., the oldest of 12 children. His father was Horace V. Beach who was a direct descendant of Thomas Beach, one of three Pilgrim brothers. Mr. Beach belonged to the seventh generation of the illustrious line, noted for their piety and high moral character. He was married in 1836 to Catherine Giddings of Catskill N.Y., who still survives him. Five children were born to Mr. And Mrs. Beach as follows: Harriet, now Mrs. Williams, of Greenville, Mich: Carrie now Mrs. Taylor of Brooklyn N.Y.; Ella who resides in this city, Horace at Pinconning and Wm. H., at Holland, Mich. In 1851 Mr. And Mrs. Beach and family removed to Michigan, settling in St. Clair County, and coming to Port Huron in 1860, were they have since resided. Mr. Beach was a strong abolitionist and rendered efficient aid to the cause during the dark and storm days of slavery. Of late years he has been an enthusiastic worker in the temperance cause, which was ever dear to his heart. He was connected with the First Congregational church, of this city during his entire residence here, and was a active laborer in all reform work connected therewith, as long as health would permit. During the closing months of his life he retained the interest of the members who often visited him at his home. He has been attended during his illness by his faithful wife and daughters, who have watched, with a loving care over his every want. Each of the three daughters and two sons will be present at the funeral, which occurs tomorrow afternoon.
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