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Fred Beebe
Born 4 October 1892
Died 6 November 1897
Buried Wiota Cemetery
Father Franklin Willis Beebe
Mother Rebecca Alice Fritz
Fred Beebe was born on 4 October 1892, to Franklin Willis and Rebecca Alice Fritz Beebe. He died on 6 November 1897. He was buried in the Wiota Cemetery in Wiota, Iowa.


Anita Tribune, 18 November 1897

Freddie Beebe

The home of Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Beebe, of Wiota, has been saddened, and the happy family circle broken, by the recent death of their youngest son, Freddie; which occurred on Saturday, November 6th, 1897, after only a few hours illness with that dread disease so fatal to children, membranous Croup. Funeral occurred the following day, and although public services were dispensed with as a means of protection to not only the other members of the family but to the community, a large number of friends followed the remains of the bright little boy to its last resting place in the Wiota Cemetery, thus demonstrating to the sorrowing parents the assurance that in their dark hour of bereavement, the respect and heartfelt sympathy of neighbors and friends was with them in time of great trial.

"Sleep on in thy beauty, Thou sweet Angel child, By sorrow unlighted, By sin, undefiled."

"Like the Dove to the ark Thou has flown to thy rest. From the wild son of strife, To the home of the blest."



1895 Iowa State Census, Cass County, Iowa, Franklin Township, page 25 (penned, front), page 208 (stamped, back), dwelling 146, family 156, Fred Beebe in the household of Frank W Beebe; digital image, FamilySearch ( : 25 December 2012); citing FHL microfilm number 1020339, roll number not provided.