09 September 2013

Amanuensis Monday - Tobias Beightler [Bigler], Death Announcement, 3 December 1890

Tribune, Marysville, Ohio, Wednesday, December 3, 1890

  Tobias Beightler, an old and well known citizen of Paris township, died at his residence, on West Sixth street, in this city, on Saturday last [29 Nov 1890], shortly after noon, aged 85 years, 4 months and 28 days. He has been in poor health for some time, brought about by old age and trouble, and while his death was sudden it was not unexpected. The deceased was until a few years ago possessor of a good farm and considered well-to-do. He was treacherously caught in security matters and lost all he had and recently has been living upon the charity of friends. He was in the TRIBUNE office a few days before his death, and unfolded a sad story of his misfortune in the loss of his property through the infidelity of those who should have been his best friends. No doubt this had the effect to rapidly break down the bearings of nature which hastened his death. 

  Funeral services were held at the Amrine church on Sunday afternoon at three o’clock, conducted by Rev. Baumgardner, after which his remains were laid to rest in the Amrine cemetery.

Anyone else find this a bit strange?

1 comment:

  1. Hmmmm. Seems to be implying that he'd been caught doing something wrong and that his 'friends' in the wrongdoing tattled. Or something like that. A mystery indeed. Subtle clues strewn in this article, eh?


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