Killed in 17-Foot Fall from Telephone Pole

Injuries received on Wednesday of last week when a telephone pole on which Casper C. Beardslee, of Clarkston, was working, resulted in his death Friday morning in Goodrich Hospital.  Mr. Beardslee, who lived on a farm 4 1/2 miles from Clarkston, with the help of Lewis Galligan, was repairing a telephone line.  He was standing on a ladder resting against the base of the pole when it broke at the base, throwing him 17 feet to the ground.  He struck his head in the fall and never regained consciousness.  Mr. Beardslee was born in Orion Township October 20, 1884 and had spent his entire life in Oakland County.  He attended the Block School and was married to Hattie Beardslee, who survives him.  He also leaves three children, Lillian, Earl and Ray, and his father, John O. Beardslee, who makes his home with the family.  Funeral services were held Monday afternoon with Rev. H.A. Huey of Ann Arbor, former Clarkston Baptist minister, officiated assisted by Rev. W.H. Stevens.  Burial was made in Lake View Cemetery.

Source: Lake Orion Review, April 16, 1937.


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