Charles Beardslee, 91, Pioneer Teacher, Is Dead

Was in Oakland County Schools Many Years Prior to Taking Up Farming.

Charles Beardslee, 91 years old, died Thursday evening at his residence, 175 Marston avenue. He was one of the first school teachers in Michigan.

For many years he taught in Oakland county. Prior to that time he was a teacher in New Jersey state. In middle life he gave up teaching and became a farmer.

Born in Sussex county, N.J., Mr. Beardslee came here with his parents when he was 7 years old. The family located in Oakland county.

Mr. Beardslee was married in 1856 to Miss Susan T. Sutton, of Orion township. Besides his widow, those who survive are Rowland, Katherine and Grace Beardslee, of Detroit; Mrs. Fred A. Brown of Laidington [unclear], Mich.; Mrs. William Hart, of Clarkston, Mich.; Charles F. Beardslee, of Washington, Mich.; Frederick F. Beardslee, of Grand Rapids; Mrs. Sidney T. Keyes, of Brooklyn, N.Y.

The funeral will take place Monday morning.

Source: Detroit Free Press, May 1, 1915.

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