Small Town News—Beardslee & Beardsley

Wesley Stevens, James Poole and Mrs. Grant Beardslee went to Detroit Saturday for a conference with the New Era Church extension board. Arrangements were made for the continuance of the work for another year with W. H. Chambers as pastor. (Clarkston Community News, October 22, 1921)

John Beardslee and granddaughter, Lillian, were recent callers of Mrs. Myrtle Boomer. (Lake Orion Review, September 16, 1938)

Rollie Beardslee of Grand Rapids spent a portion of last week at Sidney Groover’s. (Orion Weekly Review, March 26, 1909)

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Beardsley and family, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Francis and family, Arthur Groover, Mrs. Edna Groover and son Marshall, plan to attend the Groover Sutton family reunion at Bloomer State Park at Rochester, Sunday. Potluck dinner at 12:30 p.m. (Lake Orion Review, July 26, 1940)

Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Beardsley and family of Elgin, Ill., were the guests of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Beardsley, from Thursday until Monday. On Sunday all attended a family gathering and picnic dinner at Apland Beach, Bay City, the home of the latter’s granddaughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Gustafson. Also attending were Mr. and Mrs. Howard Beardsley and son and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Beardsley and family of Oxford, Miss Helen Beardsley of Mt. Clemens and Mrs. Carol Beardsley and daughter, Cara, of Clawson. (Orion Weekly Review, June 6, 1952)


Runaway Team Kills Farmer

Samuel T. Beardslee, 83 years old, Independence Township farmer, was instantly killed last Friday when he was run down by a team of horses. His wife, Estie Ford, survives him, also a son, 5 grandchildren, and 2 sisters. Lake Orion relatives are Mrs. Frank Thurstin, Mrs. Will Schoff, Marion Sutton, and Mrs. Porter Faulkner. (Lake Orion Review, May 3, 1940)

Mr. and Mrs. Chester Johnson and Mr. and Mrs. Grant Brodt attended the funeral of their cousin, Samuel T. Beardslee, at the Sashabaw Church Monday afternoon. (Lake Orion Review, May 3, 1940)

Killed in 17-Foot Fall from Telephone Pole

Injuries received on Wednesday of last week when a telephone pole on which Casper C. Beardslee, of Clarkston, was working, resulted in his death Friday morning in Goodrich Hospital.  Mr. Beardslee, who lived on a farm 4 1/2 miles from Clarkston, with the help of Lewis Galligan, was repairing a telephone line.  He was standing on a ladder resting against the base of the pole when it broke at the base, throwing him 17 feet to the ground.  He struck his head in the fall and never regained consciousness.  Mr. Beardslee was born in Orion Township October 20, 1884 and had spent his entire life in Oakland County.  He attended the Block School and was married to Hattie Beardslee, who survives him.  He also leaves three children, Lillian, Earl and Ray, and his father, John O. Beardslee, who makes his home with the family.  Funeral services were held Monday afternoon with Rev. H.A. Huey of Ann Arbor, former Clarkston Baptist minister, officiated assisted by Rev. W.H. Stevens.  Burial was made in Lake View Cemetery.

Source: Lake Orion Review, April 16, 1937.