The story promulgated states that before the marriage was completed, the young lady fell heir to a small fortune from a wealthy uncle, who was supposedly a of . Upon discovering the full extent of the sum bequeathed to her mother and herself, she promptly rejected Beattie for a suitor who apparently occupied a better social rank in life, corn merchant . Deeply wounded by the disappointment, Beattie from that time meditated self-destruction. The following quote in George Beattie's own words from his 'Statement of Facts' is extremely insightful with regard to the generally accepted version of events leading up to his alleged suicide:
Name: Ed Beattie
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Beattie competed as a lightweight in the 1956 Olympic Games as a member of the Canadian boxing team. His results were:
Whether teaching history, moderating auctions or coaching the girls basketball team at Winnacunnet High School, Ed Beattie is constantly barking, trying to bring out something extra in his audience.