Donald (1902 - 1934)
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Surnames: Beecher, Salvage, Humminston, Nelson, Knight, White
----Sources: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 3 Jan. 1935
Beecher, Donald (31 Dec. 1902 - 24 Dec. 1934)
Donald Beecher was born in Durand, Wis., Dec. 31, 1902, and died in Madison, Wis., Dec. 24, 1934. Due to the death of his parents, he was adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Rolla Beecher in the year of 1904. He grew up and attended high school in Granton and continued living with his sister, Mrs. Lulu Beecher, after the death of Mr. and Mrs. Beecher, Due to his unusual talents and likeable personality, he won many friends.
He leaves to mourn his death Mr. and Mrs. Well Beecher of Janesville, Wis.; Miss Lulu Beecher of Granton, Wis.; three sisters, Mrs. Loren V. Salvage, of St. Paul, Minn.; Mrs. Warren Curtis Humminston, of Minneapolis, Minn.; and Mrs. Edward O. Nelson, of Oldham, S. D.; and one brother, Allen M. Knight, also of Oldham, S. D., and many friends.
Funeral services were held at the Gilbertson Funeral Home in Granton, on Thursday, Dec. 27. The Rev. P. B. White officiating. Burial took place in the Wind Fall Cemetery.
(In memoriam Donald Beecher, Dec. 24th, 1934.)
"Fold up the tent!
The sun is in the West.
Tomorrow my untented soul will range among the blest. And I am well content, for what is sent is sent, Fold up the tent.
And speed the parting quest!
The nigh draws on the night and day are one, on this long quest.
This house was only lent for my apprenticement, what is, is best.
Fold up the tent.
It’s tenant would be gone and God knows best.
To fairer skies than mortal eyes May look upon.
All that I lived has passed, and left me at the last Alone! - Alone!
Fold up the tent.
Above the mountain’s crest I hear a clear voice calling, calling clear - "To rest! To rest!
And I am glad to go, for the lamp burns low, and rest is best!
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