Former Resident Dead

William N. Groover Died At Home In Detroit At Age Of 69 Years.

William N. Groover, a former resident of this village, died Tuesday at his home in Detroit at the age of 69 years. The funeral will be held from the home Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. It is one of the requests of Mr. Groover that his remains be cremated and that request will be carried out. He leaves two children, Mrs. Edith Adams and Mrs. S.H. [sic] Post of Akron, Ohio. There are also surviving six brothers and one sister: Sidney, of Orion; Mrs. May Beardslee, of Rochester; Ira, of Farmington; George, of Oxford; Elias and Eugene, of Lapeer, and Charles, of Flint. There are also surviving one grandchild and two great grandchildren.

Source: Oxford Leader, February 27, 1914.


Short News Items from 1957

Mrs. Alston Penfold and her three children of East Jordan spent last week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Grant Beardslee. They returned home Monday taking 5-year-old Nancy back home after a stay of 5 weeks with her grandparents. Kathleen, 14-year-old, remained her for a few weeks at the Beardslee home. (Clarkston News, June 13, 1957)

Mrs. Grant Beardslee and granddaughter, Kathleen Penfold, went to Detroit on Wednesday to see “The Seven Wonders of the World.” (Clarkston News, June 20, 1957)

Short News Items from 1939

William Rochelle, age 37, Fifth and Heaton streets, was taken to Fort Hamilton hospital, directly from the train on which he returned from the Mayo Brothers Clinic, Rochester, Minn., Thursday night at 5:30 o’clock. His condition is serious. (Hamilton Daily News Journal, March 3, 1939)

Miss Ivadell Beardslee is home from Michigan State College for the Christmas vacation. (Clarkston News, December 22, 1939)

Short News Items from 1931

Mrs. M. Hixson entertained at one o’clock dinner for the pleasure of Mr. Bartlett Thompson on his birthday and the 20th wedding of her daughter, Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Rorick, of Morenci, Mich. Covers were laid for 20 guests. The table was decorated with deep pink carnations and ferns and on each side were two large cakes, with white icing and in the center a small vase of red roses, the other was white with pink roses and green vines made in the icing. A three-course dinner was served. After dinner a program of music was given: solo by Mr. Thompson, recitation by Mrs. Bernard of Bryan, and concluding with singing by all. The guests present were: Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Bonner of Bryan, Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Rorick of Morenci, Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Ceaser, Toledo, Mr. and Mars. Marion Riffner of Fayette, Mrs. Marjorie Thompson of Columbus, Mrs. Jesses Allison of Reading, Mich., Misses Bertha Thompson and Betty Ceaser of Toledo, Miss Lillian Riffner of Bowling Green, Miss Frances Rorick of Ann Arbor, Miss Mary Thompson of Bryan, Misses Margaret and Leila Rorick, Caspar Rorick jr., of Morenci, Mr. Thompson, Mrs. Hixson. (Archbold Buckeye, March 11, 1931)

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Short News Items from 1930

Miss Belle Beardslee has returned from Ann Arbor after spending the winter with her sister, Mrs. Carrie Larned. (Clarkston News, May 16, 1930)

Miss Marian Beardslee, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Grant Beardslee, of Clarkston, a pupil in the Pontiac High School, was recently award a gold medal for having done the best work in the fourth year Latin class. Members of the class elected Miss Beardslee for the honor and the medal was presented by James H. Harris, superintendent of schools. (Clarkston News, June 6, 1930)

Friday evening the members of the eighth grade surprised their classmate, Miss Lillian Beardslee, with a pot-luck supper and later served ice cream and cake. (Clarkston News, June 20, 1930)

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Short News Items from 1928

Mr. and Mrs. Manley Brodt, of Marlette, are spending the week with their son, Grant Brodt.  (Oxford Leader, January 27, 1928)

Mr. and Mrs. Grant Brodt, Mr. and Mrs. Manley Brodt attended the auto show in Detroit, Monday.  (Oxford Leader, January 27, 1928)

Edward Lee Porritt had the misfortune to have a car door fall on his feet, Thursday, where he was working at the Fisher Body Factory, in Pontiac.  He is improving slowly.  (Oxford Leader, February 3, 1928)

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Short News Items from 1910

While sewing potato sacks Fred Beardslee ran the needle in his first finger. Blood poisoning followed ten days later and Beardslee is now nursing a very painful hand. (Oxford Leader, March 25, 1910)

Mrs. E.H. Rorick left Tuesday morning for her home in The Dalles. (Condon Globe, April 22, 1910)

Orley Tilley attended band practice at Kimberly this week. (Twin Falls Times, April 28, 1910)

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Short News Items from 1908

Mr. and Mrs. John Clemans of Peru came down to Nemaha last Saturday evening, returning Monday afternoon. (Nebraska Advertiser, January 10, 1908)

A recent letter from Superintendent Jas. Watson of the deaf and dumb school at Boise, states that the last time doctors dressed Johnnie Wallace’s left arm they removed a bone splinter ad is their opinion that the same will now heal rapidly. The arm will be placed in a plaster cast which will allow the patient much more freedom of the same. (Nezperce Herald, March 19, 1908)

Mr. and Mrs. Ira Groover, of Pontiac, spent yesterday in Flint today, as the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ross D. Groover, of West First street. (Flint Journal, April 29, 1908)

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Golden Anniversary Observed

The Grant E. Beardslees of Pine Knob Road, Clarkston, will celebrated [sic] their golden wedding anniversary Sunday, October 28, 1962 at an open house from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Sashabaw United Presbyterian Church on Maybee Road.

Mr. and Mrs. Beardslee have two daughters and son-in-laws, Mr. and Mrs. Anson G. Raymond of White Plains, N.Y. and Mr. and Mrs. Alston G. Penfold of Jesup, Iowa. Three grand daughters and 2 grand sons.

Source: Clarkston News, October 25, 1962.

Short News Items from 1899

Isadore Beardslee, of Independence, moved on to the D.M. Carpenter farm, Wednesday. (Oxford Leader, March 17, 1899)

Mrs. Ira Groover and daughter, Mabel, of Pontiac, spent last week at Sidney B. Groover’s, South Orion. (Oxford Leader, July 21, 1899)

Will Tyrrell of Belmond, spent Sunday at the home of his sister, Mrs. J.W. Garth. Will is a “chip off the old block” and since leaving Clarion has been prosperous in nearly all of his undertakings. (Wright County Monitor, August 9, 1899)

Fire broke out in the upper story of the house of Morris D. Larned, 522 N. Division st., last night. The blaze seemed to come from a couch in a students’ room. The fire department reached the scene in time so that only about $75 damage was done. (Ann Arbor News, October 24, 1899)