Samuel T. Beardslee Killed Instantly

Funeral Was Held Monday with Burial in Sashabaw Cemetery

Friends and neighbors of Samuel T. Beardslee were shocked to hear of his death late last Friday afternoon when he was run down by a team of horses.

Mr. Beardslee and his son, Grant, were plowing in the same field, with the son and his team some distance behind the father. Grant stopped to roll a stone from ahead of his plow when his team bolted and ran up the furrow, ran down Mr. Beardslee and into the second team. All four horses continued across the field dragging the older man for some distance.

The son ran for a car and took his father to the house but he was dead when taken from the car.

Mr. Beardslee was very active for his age and always tried to do his portion of his work about the farm. He was born in 1856, on the farm adjacent to the present Beardslee farm at 6650 Pine Knob off Sashabaw Road. He was married to Emma V. Wager in 1881 and she died in 1910. In 1916 he remarried to Estie Ford, who survives him.

Besides his widow he is survived by his son by his first marriage, five grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Carrie B. Larned of Ann Arbor and Mrs. Lucy McDermand of Fenton.

A prayer service was held at the home on Monday afternoon at two o’clock which was followed by a service at the Sashabaw Presbyterian Church with Rev. Clarence Sutton officiating. Burial was in Sashabaw cemetery. The Ogden Funeral Home in Clarkston had charge of the arrangements.

Source: Clarkston News, May 3, 1940.

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