The funeral of Mr. Joseph Beatty was held from the house at 10:30 Wednesday morning, conducted by Rev. Bartholomew of the Hadley Chapel Church. The residence is south of the old packing house, east of the city.
The accident was an unusual one, Mr. Beatty was building a new house near where the Rock Island crosses East Fourth Street. On Tuesday he was hauling some window frames on the wagon. The horses started to run and he fell down in front of the wagon and was kicked by the horses as he lay across the singletrees. He lived but a few hours. The deceased was more than 70 years old. [Joseph was married to Elizabeth Stoughton. He is buried in the Eastside Cemetery.]
STORY OF THE ACCIDENT:
An old man by the name of Joseph Beatty was accidentally killed in a runaway, Monday forenoon [March 6, 1905]. He lives away out on Fourth Avenue near the Packing house, and was hauling some lumber, window sash etc. into town. When out in the east part of town, the wagon evidently dropped into a chuck hole, from which he lost his balance, while holding some of the window sash and fell forward under the wagon. The horses became frightened and ran, kicking him as it is believed, and the wagon passing over his body.
He was so badly injured about the chest, shoulders and abdomen, that he died in a few hours afterward, at the hospital to which he was taken for treatment.
He was in the neighborhood of seventy years of age and therefore rather feeble.
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman