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From: "Charlotte M. Maness" <>
Subject: [ROOTS-L] MISSOURI, Jefferson Co., BIRTHS & etc.
Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2002 15:52:20 -0700
Hello, you get a double helping of "Pearls" today. Enjoy them,
De Soto Weekly facts
De Soto, Jefferson, Missouri
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1896
Died in St. Louis - Thomas JOHNSON, formerly of Jefferson county, Mo., a
son of Calvin JOHNSON, died in St. Louis Friday night, Nov. 6, after a
lingering sickness of nearly three years. During all these years of
illness Bro. JOHNSON manifested a christian resignation which was truly
commendable, and when death had claimed him his Bible was found under
He was buried from the Spruce St., Mission, Sunday afternoon, Nov. 8,
and by his request the funeral services were conducted by Mr. V.O.
SAUNDERS, assisted by Mr. McPHAIL, sang "It is well with my soul." And
among all the sorrowing friends of Bro. JOHNSON not one doubted but that
it was well with his soul, and that our loss was his eternal gain.
Bro. JOHNSON leaves a devoted wife who in his long illness lovingly and
patiently did all in her power to comfort him.
He remarked a few days before his death that he had sunshine in his
soul and that he was only going on a little before some of his friends
and that he expected to meet them all in Glory when the storms of life
are over. A FRIEND.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1896
Resolutions of Condolence By Hazel Nelson Lodge No. 205 B.R.T.
WHEREAS: The Grand Master on high has seen fit to remove from our midst
our beloved Bro., Thomas J. CARROLL, after a short illness of fourteen
days by death on Nov. 25, 1896. Therefore be it.
Resolved, that while we sadly mourn and regret his demise, yet we
rejoice that he is free from the cares and burdens of this life and who
is now enjoying the sunset rest and peace that comes to an earnest and
faithful worker in the Master's fold while on earth.
Resolved, that his order extend to the father, mother, sister and
brother and other relations our heartfelt sympathy in their time of
sorry and sad affliction and we hereby invoke the kindness comforting
blessings of the Holy One on them.
Resolved, that a copy of these resolutions be sent to the family of our
deceased brother, to our city papers for publication and spread upon
the records of this lodge. G.M. PARKER, J.R. SUTTON, T.J. DAVENPORT,
Com., Bert ROUSE,
17 DECEMBER 1896
PASSED AWAY - Dr. C.S. BEAULIEU, Pastor of the Christian Church, Dead.
Dr. C.S. BEAULIEU, pastor of the Christian Church, this city, died at
his home on Tuesday evening, December 15, at 6:30 o'clock. The Doctor
was very popular in De Soto and a host of friends mourn his death. He
had suffered for several weeks from heart trouble, but for the past few
days seemed to be getting along nicely and his friends had great hopes
for his recovery, little knowing that the silent messenger of death was
lurking so near, even within a few hours of his death he seemed to be
Dr. BEAULIEU was a man loved and esteemed by all who knew him. A
friend to everybody and especially so to the widow and orphan. Many
times has he deprived himself of the necessaries of life in order that
he might add to the comforts of some poor unfortunate. He was a true
christian in every sense that the word implies and died with the blessed
hope of imortality beyond this vale of tears.
Yesterday's Western Disciple has the following to say regarding his
"This will be sad news to his numerous friends throughout the
brotherhood and more particularly to his children in the gospel. As has
been mentioned in these columns, our brother has been suffering from
heart disease for some time and for the past few weeks has been confined
to the house to some extent, but not to bed. He occupied his chair to
the last, recieving visitors right along and ever talking concerning the
affairs of the Kingdom. On Sunday, 6th inst, he was so much better that
he preached at the morning and evening service, but the next day found
him weaker than before and he had several severe attack of his disease
since that day. Last Lord's Day he did not attempt to go to to the
church but this week he has been so much better and to-day, Tuesday, he
felt and looked better than he has since his illenss began. We called
on him about 2:45 and spent a very pleasant hour with him, chatting
about the work of the church and planning new work for the future. He
was in excellent spirits and laughed heartily at some incidents that had
occurred. He spoke of many of the brethren and sisters in course of our
conversation and about Brother DODSON whom he wanted to exchange work
with. About 4:15 another attack came upon him and after two hours of
keen suffering he entered into rest. He fully realized that death was
at hand and was ready and willing to go. A few moments before he died
he said "I am so tired,--so tired" and shortly he entered upon that rest
prepared for the people of God. His beloved wife who so tenderly cared
for and waited on him during his sickness was with him at the last.
Our brother was a native of France where he was educated for the Roman
priesthood. Renouncing that faith he came to America when a young man.
He entered the Union Army and fought gallantly through out the war of
the Rebellion, being severely wounded on several occasions. On leaving
the army at the close of the war, he took up the practice of medicine,
which he pursued for many years in Indiana.
In 1876 he was converted and confessed the Lord Jesus, in Indianapolis,
and at once made up his mind to preach the Gospel. He was trained by
that grand old man, Bro. U.B. WATKINS, and on entering the ministry, at
once gave up his practice as a physician. During his career as a
preacher of the gospel he had the pleasure of receiving a large number
into the Kingdom, having held pastorates in several states. For some
time he was State Evangelist of Pennsylvania and preached for several
churches in that State. He also did a great deal of work in Minnesota,
Virginia and Ohio. In 1887 he came to Missouri and preached for the
churches at New Haven, Pleasant Hill, Chamois and other points. Under
the auspices of the churches of this county he held a meeting at
Victoria in 1888 and later preached for the church at Festus, and took
part in the dedicatory services of the church in this city in 1891. In
1892 he began work for the De Soto Church and remained until March 1893
when he returned to Ohio, taking charge to the Lowellville Church.
In response to a unanimous call from the Church here he returned in
August 1895 and has remained until the end, faithfully laboring in the
vineyard, gathering souls to the Savior and building up the brethren in
the most holy faith. As evidence of his labor it may be mentioned that
during his two periods of service 154 souls have been added to this
church. His genial whole-souled nature made him many friends wherever
he went, and he was esteemed most highly by the citizens of De Soto
without respect to church affiliation. His death is deeply lamented by
all classes of people who knew him. As was said in a letter from Bro.
S.W. ROBINSON which we received on the day of the Doctor's death and
before that sad event was known to the brother. "He is a true friend
of all true preachers and a substantial friend of every enterprise
connected wit the cause of the Master."
The funeral will take place from the Christian Church is this city
Friday at 2 o'clock. Bro. STUTZMAN the former pastor of this Church has
been sent for to preach the funeral sermon.
He leaves a widow, two daughters and a son by a former marriage, to
mourn the loss of the loving husband and kind father. We extend our
sincere sympathy to the bereaved ones in this sad hour of trial.
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