Albert Oren Beth

The following material was submitted by Irene Hale

OBIT of Albert Oran BETH. I believe from the Ft. Scott newspaper (unless Fulton had a newspaper on that date)


Prominent Farmer of West Liberty Neighborhood Fell from Barn Late Last Night


His Death Occurred Shortly After He Was Received at the Hospital Here Albert Oren Beth, a very prominent farmer of a half mile north of West Liberty, a member of one of Bourbon County's oldest pioneering families, died at 10:30 last night at the Main Street Mercy hospital from a broken neck received about an hour before when he fell from the loft of the barn at his home.

Mr. Beth was rushed to the hospital in the Konantz ambulance immediately after he received the fall, but his death occurred shortly after he arrived there.

Albert was a son of William and Mary Ann Beasley Beth. He was born in Bourbon County within a mile of his present home on October 23, 1867, and was 71 years of age on his last birthday.

His wife before their marriage, which took place 50 years ago near their present home, was Elizabeth Hale, who survives.

Besides his wife, he is survived by the following children: Charles Beth, Pleasanton; Clifton Beth, Fulton; Chester Beth, Iola; Norman Beth, Pleasanton; Leroy Beth, Eugene Oregon; and the following brothers and sisters: Henry Beth, Fort Scott; Bert Beth, Springdale, Arkansas; Marian Ethel Godman of California; L.W. Beth, Rural Route 2, Fort Scott; Arthur Beth, Fulton; Charles Beth, of Fulton; and Fred Beth, of McAllen, Texas.

Also surviving are five grandchildren.

Two daughters, one son and two brothers are deceased.

Mr. Beth was a member of the West Liberty Methodist church and of the Masonic Blue Lodge at Fulton. The body was taken to the Konantz funeral home.

The funeral services will probably be held Thursday afternoon but the definite time will be announced later.

Tom & Carolyn Ward
Columbus, KS

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