Samuel Logan Beattie was born in Saline County Mo., April 5th, 1861. Died at his home one mile south of Arnett, Oklahoma, at 12:15 a.m. April 20th, 1913. Age 52 years 15 days.
He resided in Saline county, until twelve years ago when he came to Oklahoma. He was converted and united with the Methodist Episcopal Church when he was 19 years old, of which church he remained a member until his death. On December 20th, 1882 he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Davis also of Saline County Mo., where they resided until the fall of 1901 when the moved with their family to their claim in Ellis County Okla., where he resided until his death. To this union was born six children five of whom survive, him, Mrs. Maud L. Zimmerman, Mrs. Mary Iola Poage, William Ralph Beattie, Miss Edith Gertrude Beattie, John Davis Beattie all living near Arnett, all were present at the time of his death. He also has preceeded three sisters and three bothers to the better world, Benjiman L. Beattie of Chickasha, Okla., Mrs. Bettie Patrick of Pueblo, Col., Mrs. Mollie Mitchel of Kansas City, Mo., Mrs. Anna Keihl of Wiliston, North Dakota, R. G. Beattie of Pueblo, Col., and A. C. Beattie of Dinuba, Cal.
Mr. Beattie until about a year ago enjoyed good health, when his health began to fail, it was not long until the battle began with a disease that was only sure to creap in slowly and after a long struggle claim its victim. He sought relief from every source that was possible but all was in vain.
He thought a trip in Texas would be beneficial but got no further than Higgins where he spent the greater part of March in the hospital, he gradually grew worse and on the 7th of April, returned home on Thursday the 10th, the change for the worst came, and he relapsed into an unconscious condition, on Friday he regained consciousness with a full knowledged that he should die.
He called the family around him and told them that he would die and gave directions for his funeral and urged them to pray in which he found great comfort, then he relapsed into unconsciousness again and remained so until his death. The end came on Sunday morning at 12:15. The end was peaceful and without a struggle.
The funeral services was held in the Methodist Church attended by a large crowd of friends and relatives. After the service his body was interred at the Arnett Cemetery.
Obits from old newspapers submitted by: Gordon Richard
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