Person:Bethuel Babcock (1)

  1. Bethuel C. Babcock1841 - 1917
  • HBethuel C. Babcock1841 - 1917
  • W.  Phebe Moyer (add)
m. 20 Jun 1863
  1. Samuel Grant Babcock1866 - 1958
Facts and Events
Name Bethuel C. Babcock
Gender Male
Birth[1] 28 Oct 1841 Jackson Center, Shelby, Ohio, United States
Marriage 20 Jun 1863 to Phebe Moyer (add)
Death[1] 4 Dec 1917 Garwin, Tama, Iowa, United States
  1. 1.0 1.1 The Sabbath Recorder . (New York City, New York; later Plainfield, N. J.)
    84:11:351, March 18, 1918.

    B. C. Babcock, son of Maxson and Phiothata Babcock, was born at Jackson Center, Ohio, Oct. 28, 1841, and died at Garwin, Iowa, December 4, 1917, at the age of 76 years, 1 month, and 6 days.
    On May 22, 1857, he was baptized by Rev. Benjamin Clement and united with the Seventh-day Baptist Church of Jackson Center.
    He came to Iowa in 1861 and on June 20, 1863, was united in marriage with Phebe A. Moyer. During the same year the Carlton Seventh Day Baptist Church was organized and Mr. Babcock became a constituent member of the body. In 1877, he moved with his family to Greene County, Iowa, and became a constituent member of the church organized at Grand Junction in 1888.
    In the fall of 1892, he moved to Marion County, Kan., and transferred his membership to the church of his faith in that place. In 1895, he returned to Grand Junction and remained a member of the Seventh Day Baptist Church there until its dissolution in 1902. In the fall of 1903, he moved with his family to Gentry, Ark., and joined the Seventh Day Baptist church there. In 1909, he returned to Garwin, where he resided until death.
    He has always been a faithful attendant at church and a diligent student of the Bible. To talk of the great promises of the gospel was to him a joy. During his later life he was never strong, but bore with patience his frequent illnesses.
    There are left to mourn his departure, his wife, four children - Mrs. J. H. Cooper, S. G. Babcock, Mrs. H. A. Saunders and Mrs. E. C. Severance, all of Garwin; nineteen grandchildren, all of whom were here except William Saunders, who is "somewhere in France," and five great-grandchildren.
    During his last illness he often expressed his faith in God and his readiness to answer the call of his Lord and Savior. "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord."
    After a short service at the house the remains were taken to the Seventh Day Baptist church, where the funeral services were conducted by Rev. Loyal F. Hurley, assisted by a quartet of singers. L. F. H.