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)

Fell From the Tree.

While picking apples from the trees on his farm near Leonard, Monday, Isadore Beardslee slipped and fell to the ground, a distance of about 10 ft. He was unconscious for over four hours but did not receive any serious injuries. Dr. Robb, of Leonard, was called and soon had Isadore as well as ever. Beardslee visited Oxford, Wednesday and brought with him a few bruises as gentle reminders of his quick descent.

Source: Oxford Leader, October 6, 1899.

A Pleasant Family Gathering.

Mr. and Mrs. E.T. Beardsley and family, of Sashabaw, on Tuesday, entertained a number of relatives and friends; among whom were Mrs. Elizabeth Sutton, the aged mother of Mrs. Beardsley; Mr. L.M. Sutton, of Chicago, a brother, and two sisters, Mrs. Charles Beardsley, of Victor, and Mrs. M.D. Lawrence and little granddaughter, of Fenton.

“Grandma Sutton” was the center of attraction, for though she recently celebrated her 92nd birthday, she retains her memory to a wonderful extent and joined in the story telling and laughter with apparently as much enjoyment as the younger members of the family, and not withstanding the storm and rough roads, endured the trip from Fenton splendidly. She will remain with Mrs. B. the coming summer, and it is hope will enjoy many more such delightful gatherings.

Source: Pontiac Gazette, April 5, 1895.

A Family Re-Union

A very pleasant social gathering was participated in at the residence of E.T. Beardslee, on Sashabaw Plain, Dec. 20th to 23d, it being the reunion of Mrs. Beardslee’s family, the mother, Mrs. Lewis J. Sutton, and her six children, all being present, the husband and father having died in 1852. The list, besides Mrs. Beardslee, includes Mrs. S.D. Groover, of Lapeer; C.L. Sutton, of Orion; Mrs. Chas. Beardslee, of Clinton county; Mrs. J.H. Lawrence, of Fenton, and L.M. Sutton, of Chicago, this son having been absent 18 years, rendering the occasion doubly pleasant.

This re-union was a very remarkable one, it being the first time the children had all met together at one time, the eldest being 66 years, and the youngest 45 years of age, and the family ties of brothers and sisters having never been broken.

W.H. Brummit photographed the family; the aged mother, who is nearly 87 years of age, still retaining her mental faculties and enjoying the event equally with her children, forming the central figure; after which he photographed the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Source: Pontiac Gazette, January 8, 1891.

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)