Mrs. Ada Elnora Brown

Mrs. Ada Elnora Brown, aged 83 years, passed away at the home of her daughter in St. Louis, Mo., last Monday.

Mrs. Brown was born at Sashabaw Plains in Oakland County September 20, 1857, the daughter of Charles and Susan Beardslee.  She had lived in St. Louis, Mo., for the past six years.

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Untitled (Mr. and Mrs. Grant E. Beardslee)

The picturesque white-steepled Sashabaw United Presbyterian Church has been chosen by Mr. and Mrs. Grant E. Beardslee of Pine Knob Road for the celebration of their 60th wedding anniversary.  The Open House will be held there from 2 to 5 in the afternoon.

The celebration will be attended by the Beardslees’ two daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Anson G. (Marion) Raymond and their children, Mr. and Mrs. Anson [Raymond], Jr. of Denver, Colorado and Mrs. Douglas (Janice) Behrman; and Mr. and Mrs. Alston G. Penfold of Jessup, Iowa and their children, Mr. and Mrs. Alston W. Penfold of from Auburn, Indiana, Mr. and Mrs. Elton (Kathleen) Head from Indonesia, and Miss Nancy Penfold who is studying at Iowa State University. Several great-grandchildren will also be in attendance.

Many of the guests attending are members of organizations to which the anniversary couple belong.  These include the Sashabaw Presbyterian Church, General Richardson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Masons, Eastern Star, Katherine B. Cable Woman’s Christian Temperance Union and the Farm Bureau.

Source:  Clarkston News, October 26, 1972. 

Untitled (Charles Beardslee)

Word was received of the death of Charles Beardslee, 92, of Monday night at the Methodist Home in Chelsea.  Mr. Beardslee will be remembered in this area as he spent his boyhood days on his father’s farm on Baldwin Road.  He leaves 3 sisters, Catherine and Grace Beardslee of Highland Park and Mrs. Sidney Keys of Rutherford, N.J. The funeral service will be held Thursday at 11:00 A.M. at the Harper-Milligan Funeral Home, 16450 Hamilton Ave., Detroit.

Source: Clarkston News, June 20, 1957. 

Young Man from Clarkston Weds Flint Girl

Last Saturday afternoon Miss Hazel Ealy of Flint became the bride of Earl C. Beardslee, formerly of Clarkston.  They were attended by Miss Lillian Beardslee, sister of the groom, and Leonard Ealy, the bride’s brother.  Only the immediate relatives witnessed the ceremony.  After the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride’s parents.  The young couple will reside in Flint where Mr. Beardslee is employed.  Mr. Beardslee is a graduate of the Clarkston High School.

Those who attended from Clarkston were the groom’s sister, Miss Lillian Beardslee, Mr. and Mrs. S.T. Beardslee, Mr. and Mrs. Grant Beardslee and Mrs. and Mrs. Louis Galligan.

Source: Clarkston News, January 20, 1939.

Mrs. Hattie Beardslee Passed Away Monday

Mrs. Hattie Wager Beardslee way on Monday in the Mellus Hospital at Brighton following an operation.

Mrs. Beardslee was 51 years old and had spent all her life in Oakland County.  She was a member of the Royal Neighbors, the Baptist Ladies’ Aid and the Independence Grange.

She is survived by one daughter, Lillian, and two sons, Earl and Ray; her father, Samuel T. Beardslee and one brother, Grant E. Beardslee of Sashabaw Plains.

The funeral service was held at the residence on Bridge Lake Road on Wednesday afternoon with Rev. H.A. Huey of Ann Arbor, former pastor of the Clarkston Baptist Church, officiating.  Burial was in Lake View cemetery.  The Ogden Funeral parlor was in charge of arrangements.

Source: Clarkston News, March 25, 1938.

Fall From Pole Results in Death

Casper Beardslee Died in Goodrich Hospital Early Friday Morning

Casper Beardslee passed away in Goodrich Hospital early Friday morning the result of injuries received on Wednesday afternoon when the telephone pole upon which he was working broke at the base and threw him 17 feet to the ground.  He struck his head in the fall and never regained consciousness.

Mr. Beardslee was born in Lake Orion, Oct. 20, 1884.  He married Hattie Beardslee and they made their home on a farm at 9440 Birch Lake Road.  He was well known in and around Clarkston having spent his entire life in this vicinity.

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Deaths and Funerals from the 1930s

Mr. and Mrs. S.T. Beardslee, Miss Belle Beardslee and Mr. and Mrs. Grant E. Beardslee attended the funeral of their cousin, Mrs. Lottie Groover, at Oakwood Wednesday. (The Clarkston News, May 30, 1930)

S.T. Beardslee has received word that his cousin, Lute Sutton, died at his farm home near Orion Tuesday. (The Clarkston News, June 26, 1931)

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Deaths and Funerals from the 1910s

Morenci—Casper Rorick, the president of the First National bank here, is dead at the home of his sister, Mrs. Rorick Bennett, Detroit, as the result of an operation. The widow and four children survive. (Benton Harbor News Palladium, April 28, 1910)

Z.T. Cooper, whose two sons were asphyxiated while digging a well near Las Vegas, has erected in the memory of the boys the Cooper Brothers Memorial Methodist Episcopal church at Rosalia, Washington. (Santa Fe New Mexican, January 3, 1911)

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Wedding News Through the Years

Mr. and Mrs. G.H. Crane and Mr. and Mrs. F.T. Sullivan were in attendance Tuesday, at the wedding of Miss Pauline Baldwin and Mr. Robert Field, at the residence of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.N. Baldwin in Howell, Mich. The Baldwins were for many years residents of Fayette and the bride is a graduate of the Fayette schools. (Adrian Daily Telegram, October 9, 1930)

20 Years Ago Today: The wedding of Miss Mary Helen Rorick and Dr. Harry W. Lundahl took place this noon at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. John P. Rorick.  (Adrian Daily Telegram, December 1, 1943)

20 Years Ago Today:  The Wedding of Miss Marjorie Rorick, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John P. Rorick and Prosser Watts, son of R.H. Watts, took place this afternoon at 4 o’clock in the Rorick home on Toledo street.  (Adrian Daily Telegram, August 11, 1947)

The engagement of Marlene Dlouhy to Alston W. Penfold, Jr. was announced recently.  She is the daughter of Mrs. Malinda Dlouhy of Independence, Iowa and the late Mr. Dlouhy.  He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alston Penfold of Jessup [sic], Iowa and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Grant Beardslee of Clarkston.  (Clarkston News, December 24, 1970)

Wedding News from the Early 1900s

Miss Perita Sanborn, whose marriage with Mr. Clarence Zelora Brown will be celebrated next Tuesday, will be the guest of honor at a luncheon to be given in the tea room today by Miss Anna Kirk and Miss Eva Harris.  The entire party will attend the Euterpe club’s recital later in the afternoon.  A matinee box party will be given Saturday afternoon in behalf of the bride-elect.  Miss Sanborn is entertaining Miss Mayme Bagley of Duluth, Minn., and Miss Edith McQuaid of Des Moines, Ia., both of whom will remain until after the wedding.  (Kansas City Times, January 11, 1900)

Dr. Charles O. Wilkin, a young dentist of Port Jervis, was married, Wednesday afternoon, to Miss Emma VanSickle, daughter of Emmet VanSickle, of that village.  (Middletown Daily Argus, October 18, 1900)

Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Kuhn announce the marriage of their eldest daughter, Miss Elizabeth A., to Mr. Chas. F. Beardslee, Wednesday evening, June 19, at 8 o’clock at their residence, 224 Farnsworth avenue.  (Detroit Free Press, June 9, 1901)

An interesting pre-matrimonial event occurred Saturday afternoon when Miss Leila Rorick became the recipient of a kitchen shower at the hands of a dozen or more of her young lady friends.  A comforter was tied, a delightful afternoon spent, and a variety of useful kitchen utensils evidenced the appreciation of the guest.  (Adrian Daily Telegram, September 2, 1903)