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The Goldendale Sentinel, Goldendale, WA., January 19, 1911, page 7


            The death of Samuel Nelson Beeks occurred at his home on Tuesday night at 11 o'clock, after an illness of several months. Deceased was the oldest son of James H. and Mary E. Beeks of Goodnoe Hills, Washington. He was born February 10, 1879 in Pleasant Valley, Klickitat county, Wash., and moved with his parents to Goodnoe Hills where he grew to manhood.
            He united with the Church of Christ in October 1895 under the preaching of Rev. E. Badger. In June, 1903, he was married to Miss Tina Hamilton, to whom two sons were born. About three months ago he was taken ill with pneumonia, enduring the long siege without a murmur, from which grew complications which were the ultimate cause of his early demise. He passed from this world rejoicing in the triumph of a living faith January 17, 1911, aged 31 years, 11 months and 7 days. He leaves a wife, two sons and a large number of relatives and friends to mourn his untimely departure. The funeral was held this afternoon at two o'clock from the Christian Church.