Grace Brodt

Grace Brodt, formerly of 26 Moyers, Oxford, died after a prolonged illness at the Oakland County sanitorium. She was 79 years old.

Mrs. Brodt was born in Oakland County and attended Oxford area schools. She was a member of the Crawford Extension Club of Oxford. She had worked as a bookkeeper at Tunstead’s Hardware.

She is survived by two cousins, Grant Beardslee of Clarkston, and Mrs. Florence Tarr of Pontiac.

Services were Saturday afternoon from Bossardet Funeral Home with the Rev. Arthur Habermehl of the Immanuel Congregational Church officiating. Burial was in Ridgelawn Cemetery.

Source: Oxford Leader, March 21, 1968.

Casper Beardslee Seriously Injured

Had Not Regained Consciousness Thursday Afternoon

Wednesday afternoon while Lou Galligan and Casper Beardslee were repairing a telephone wire past their property. Mr. Beardslee was at the top of a ladder, which was leaning against a telephone post when the post broke near the ground throwing him over the center of the highway which he struck head first.

He was rushed to Goodrich Hospital and his condition was still serious as we go to press.

Source: The Clarkston News, April 9, 1937.

Miss Marion Beardslee Leave for Ames, Iowa

Last week we had the privilege of telling about the honors bestowed upon Miss Marion Beardslee at Ypsilanti. This week we are glad to report that Miss Beardslee has been delegated and left on Wednesday for Ames, Iowa, where she will attend the District Convention of College Women’s Leagues. Miss Beardslee is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Grant Beardslee.

Source: The Clarkston News, April 6, 1934)

Oxford Lady Passes After Brief Illness

Mrs. Ruth McNeil Died at Goodrich Hospital, Funeral Saturday at 2 P.M.

Mrs. Ruth A. McNeil, a resident of Oxford for the past thirty years, passed away at the Goodrich Hospital, Wednesday morning, Nov. 21st, following a brief illness of heart trouble.

Mrs. McNeil was born at Sashabaw Plains, December 9, 1860, the daughter of Ebenezer T. and Abilgail [sic] Beardslee. She was married to Andrew McNeil, Feb. 6, 1884, who passed away a year ago, November 28th. To this union three children were born, Elva McNeil, E.T. McNeil and Mrs. Grant Brodt. Besides the three children she is survived by three sisters, Miss Belle Beardslee, Mrs. Frank MacDemand [sic] and Mrs. Carrie B. Larned and on[e] brother, Samuel T. Beardslee.

Funeral services will be held at the home on Pontiac Street, Oxford, at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon, Nov. 24th, with burial in Shashabaw Plains cemetery.

Source: The Oxford Leader, November 23, 1928.

Oxford Man Succumbs To Heart Trouble

Andrew B. McNeil Had Been in Failing Health for Several Years

Andrew B. McNeil, a resident of this vicinity for the past thirty years, passed away at his home on South Pontiac St., Monday afternoon, Nov. 27th, following an illness of several years of heart trouble.

Mr. McNeil was born at Farmers Creek, Feb. 2nd,1863. He was married to Ruth Beardslee, February 6th, 1884 and to this union three children were born, Miss Elva McNeil of Ann Arbor; E.T. McNeil, of Pontiac, and Mrs. Grant Brodt.

The deceased, a staunch Democrat, was formerly a farmer in North Oxford until selling his farm and removing to this village. He held the office of Highway Commissioner of Oxford Township for [a] number of years.

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Mother Of Mrs. Larned Dies At Advanced Age

Mrs. E.T. Beardslee, mother of Mrs. M.D. Larned of this city, died at her home on Sashabaw Plains, October 2, at the advanced age of 90 years.

Mrs. Beardslee was a pioneer of Oakland county and for 68 years, her entire married life, she had resided on the farm which was taken from the government by Mr. Beardslee’s father almost a century ago.

By her strong Christian character and loving and sympathetic disposition, Mrs. Beardslee had endeared herself to a host of friends. She is said to have possessed rare mental ability and retained her faculties to the last.

Amid a wealth of flowers the body was buried in the Sashabaw Plains cemetery, the Rev. McKenzie of Flushing, a former pastor, officiating.

Source: Ann Arbor News, October 27, 1919.

Untitled (Harriet Sutton Groover)

Mrs. Sam’l Groover died the 18th inst., at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dick Beardsley of Springfield. The cause of her death was the grippe, although she had been a suffered from rheumatism for several years. She was well known at Metamora, her old home. The funeral and burial occurred at Oxford on the 15th. Mrs. Groover was mother of Sydney Groover and sister of C.L. Sutton, both of Orion. She was the oldest of a family of six children till now unbroken by the hand of death; her age was 68 years. The aged mother still lives.

Source: Pontiac Gazette, February 19, 1892.

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.

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