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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Love on the Rocks

Elmer O. Beardsley, proprietor of the Klamath Falls iron works, has entered suit for divorce against his wife, who was Miss Ada Loosley of Fort Klamath.  (Sacramento Union, February 26, 1912)

Keterine Walling has sued Edw. W. Walling for divorce. They were married in Portland in 1903, and she says he has not visited anyone in her company for six years, but for one exception, at the home of his sister. Constant fault-finding has worn her out, and she wants her freedom. (Hillsboro Argus, August 3, 1916)

Bills for divorce have been filed in Circuit Court by Patsy against John E. Wright, Exie L. against Milo Gerard and Edward against Margaret Northouse. (Grand Rapids Press, October 20, 1966)

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.


At the residence of J.O. Beardsley, father of the groom, 136 N. Front st., by the Rev. W.H. Selleck, Wednesday evening, April 28, Miss Ada B. Loosley, of Medford, Oregon, to Mr. Elmer O. Beardsley, of Salem.

The wedding ceremony occurred at 7 o’clock in the presence of relatives. The rooms were beautifully decorated; the young couple stood under a large marriage bell. The ring ceremony was used, after which hearty congratulations were showered upon the newly wedded pair. A bountiful luncheon was served.

Mr. and Mrs. Beardsley will make Salem their home. The good will of many friends will be extended to them for a long and happy life.

Source: Salem Statesman-Journal, April 30, 1909.

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.

Andrew McNeil and Wife of Sashabaw Plains, the Recipients of a Genuine Surprise Party.

A complete and most enjoyable surprise was sprung upon Mr. and Mrs. Andrew McNeil, Thursday evening, Feb. 6th, it being the twelfth anniversary of their marriage. About 50 of their relatives and friends assembled at E.T. Beardsley’s, then proceeded to take possession of the home of the unsuspecting couple who, not being equipped for the attack, were compelled to surrender, which they did in a pleasing manner.

Vocal and instrumental music, games and lunch helped to make the evening one of the happiest events of the season, and at a later hour the surprisers departed, satisfied their efforts had been crowned with success, as a merrier throng could not have met together, and two people have been more completely surprised.

Among those present were Mr. and Mrs. Charles Beardsley, of Victor, and L.M. Sutton, Esq., of Chicago, uncles and aunt of Mrs. M., also Mr. and Mrs. Will Hart and daughter Lena, of Seymour Lake.

Source: Pontiac Daily Gazette, February 8, 1896.

Business & Professional Notices from 1910

KLAMATH FALLS, Or., April 23. — (Special.) — Elmer O. Beardsley, of Salem, a recent arrival, has bought a half interest in the Klamath Falls Iron Works. This iron works has been conducted in this city the past three years by A.S. Berry and J.S. Peck. Mr. Beardsley buys the interest of Mr. Peck. All of his Salem machinery will be moved here. (Portland Oregonian, April 24, 1910)

W.E. Newsom, proprietor of the Falls City Electric works is in town making arrangements preparatory to the construction of a new power house which will be situated two hundred yards below the one now in operation. (Monmouth Herald, July 9, 1910)

W.E. Newsom has cleaned out the old mill pond on the south side of the creek and will rebuild his electric light plant near the steel bridge. The new plant will meet the requirements of the city for years to come. (Monmouth Herald, August 19, 1910)