Dr. J. S. Beazley

The Cartersville News
Cartersville, Georgia
July 25, 1907, Page 1
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In Memoriam.
Resolutions by Stilesboro Masons on Dr. Beazley’s Death.

To the W. M., Wardens and Brethren of Stilesboro Lodge, No. 260, F. A. M.:

We, your committee appointed to draft resolutions on the death of our beloved Brother and Past Master, J. S. Beazley, Sr., beg to submit the following:

Whereas, on May 25th, 1907, it pleased the Grand Master of the Universe to call from his earthly labor to eternal refreshment, our Brother and Past Master J. S. Beazley, who was born August 12th, 1832 at Whitehall Gold Mines, Spottsylvania Co., Va., and who was made a Mason in the year 1858 in Clark Co., Ga., and affiliated with Stilesboro Lodge No. 260, in the year 1868, and who during his connection with this lodge, so endeared himself to us by his gentle and sunny disposition by his pleasant  manner and lovable character, by his integrity and uprightness, and who presented not only to his brethren but to the community an example and inspiration to better deeds, that his memory will ever remain green and fragrant in our hearts.

Brother Beazly was first elected to W. M. of this Lodge on Dec. 26th, 1884, serving one term, he was again elected to the honorable position of W. M. on December 24th, 1886, and served as that officer consecutively through the year 1892, then again was elected W. M. on December 14th, 1894, and served through to the year 1898, making a total number of 12 years as W. M. of this Lodge; therefore be it resolved:

That in the death of Bro. Beasley (sic), this lodge has lost one of its best, most active and zealous members, who stood by our cause through the most trying ordeals of our lodges history, and whom we give an abundant praise and credit to the upbuilding and support of our lodges welfare; he was thoroughly in accord with the prospects and principles of Freemasonry and who by his integrity of purpose, his spirit of humanity and uprightness of character as shown by his readiness to respond to the calls of the needy and distressed and to fulfill his obligations as a Mason, the cardinal virtues of our beloved order, were exemplified, and are to us and all who knew him an incentive and inspiration to better deeds and higher Christian and Masonic life.

That, bowing as we do in meekness and humility to the divine will, we mourn the loss of a faithful friend whom all of us loved, an earnest brother whom all of us admired, and a Mason whose daily life and example reflected the deepest truths of our beloved order.

That, we sincerely and affectionately sympathize with each member of his bereaved family in their suffering and sorrow and we earnestly pray the Grand Master of the Universe, who doeth all things well and who tempers the winds and calms the storms, to look with pity and compassion upon each of them in their saddest hours of bereavement and desolation.

That, a copy of these resolutions be sent to the bereaved family of our deceased brother, and that they be spread upon the minutes of this lodge and also that a copy be sent to the Masonic Herald and to the county paper.

S. S. Atwood
F. V. Turk
J. Moss Sproull


The Cartersville News
May 30, 1907, Page 1

Death of Dr. Beazley.
Prominent Physician and Citizen of Bartow County Passes Away.

The death of Dr. J. S. Beazley took place at the home of his son, Mr. Jack Beazley, near Stilesboro, last Saturday morning.  Dr. Beazley had been up and about and went fishing Friday, seemingly as well as usual.  He arose Saturday morning and walked about the place until about eight o’clock, when he complained of feeling badly, layed down on the bed.  On going to him in a little while to see if he needed anything members of his family discovered that he was dead.  It is supposed that apoplexy caused his death.

Dr. Beazley was well known in the county and considered by all who knew him one of Bartow’s best citizens.

He came to Bartow county from Lawrenceville in 1867, but came to Georgia originally from Virginia.  He served for a short while in the confederate army on the fields of Virginia.

He leaves a wife and three sons.  The sons are Messrs. R. R., Jack and Ed Beazley.

He was a consistent and active member of the Baptist church and lived an exemplary Christian life.

The funeral took place from Raccoon church, of which he was a member, Sunday, and largely attended.  The funeral service was conducted by Rev. Mr. Hudson, of Adairsville.  He was buried with Masonic honors, being a member of that well known order, members from Cartersville, Euharlee, Stilesboro and Taylorsville lodges participating.

Dr. Frank Calhoun, an intimate friend of Dr. Beazley ever since he has been a citizen of the county, the two physicians coming here nearly at the same time, yesterday, in speaking of his dead friend, said he never knew a better citizen or more conscientious and agreeable gentleman than Dr. Beazley.  In their long years of practice together in the Euharlee neighborhood never was the least thing to ruffle their friendship.



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