Hemlock - After a period of ill health extending over several weeks, John W. Beam died at his home at 10:30 Wednesday morning in is 86th year. He was born November 25, 1840, in Canadice, where his parents had settled, having come by ox-team from New Jersey.
On January 21, 1872, Mr. Beam married Miss Myra Andruss of Canadice. About 1880 Mr. Beam went to Penn Yan for a year, then came to Hemlock in 1882 and bought the Fox hardware, which he conducted until 1913, when he sold the business to Bacon & Wemett. Mr. Beam joined the Canadice Methodist churc April 10, 1870, transferring his membership to the Hemlock church when he moved to this village. All of this time he has been one of the most substantial supporters of the church, and was a trustee over practically the entire period. His interest in community matters was always an active and practical interest. One of a family of eight boys, Mr. Beam became an influential pat of the village life.
He is survived by his wife, his brother, D. S. Beam, who will be 91 in August and by two grandchildren, Esther and Robert Haynes, the children of a daughter, Mrs. Edith Haynes, who died in 1908.
Mr. Beam’s funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the house, with the Rev. Mr. Gooderham and the Rev. Mr. Sanderson officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn cemetery, Canandaigua.
Canadice - The funeral of Mrs. Myra Beam was held in Hemlock Tuesday, Mrs. Beam was born in the town of Canadice seventy-nine years ago, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Andruss. She married John Beam of this place and they had one daughter, Edith, who died some years ago.
Mrs. Beam went last fall to spend the winter with her son-in-law, Rev. Haines at Glendale, Cal., where her death occurred.
She leaves one sister, Mrs. May Nelson of Hemlock, and two grandchildren, Esther and Albert Haines of Glendale, Cal., besides many friends in this vicinity. Rev. Sanderson, a former pastor, conducted the services and burial was in Canandaigua.