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 1920s

Mrs. Jemima Linderman a former resident of this city is dead at her home in Chicago. (Cheboygan Democrat, September 17, 1920)

Dr. E.H. Rorick, 70, formerly well known in Republican state politics, died at his home in Fayette, Fulton county.  (Fulton County Tribune, February 9, 1922)

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew McNeil and Mr. and Mrs. Grant Brodt were at Ann Arbor Friday where they attend the funeral of the former’s brother-in-law, M.B. Larned. (Oxford Leader, August 22, 1924.

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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.

Remains of Drowning Victim Shipped East

Funeral services over the remains of Glenn Brodt, who was drowned Sunday, October 15th, were held at the residence of Mrs. Alice Veit, the Rev. R.B. McCain officiating.  E. [sic] Brodt, father of the young man, arrived in Lompoc last Saturday from his home at Marlette, Michigan.  There were a great many floral tributes and other last tokens of respect and regard for the victim of the sad incident.

The remains were shipped to Marlette Monday. Mr. Brodt, accompanied by Mrs. Veit, left from home on the same train.  He planned on stopping off in Oakland for a brief visit in Oakland with sisters whom he has not seen from 50 years.  Mrs. Veit intends to visit in Marlette with the Brodts until after the holidays.

Source:  Lompoc Journal, October 27, 1916.

Glenn Brodt Is Drowned In Creek

Wades Out Into Bear Creek After Ducks Going In Over His Depth

While attempting to ford Bear Creek in order that he might retrieve a number of ducks which he had just shot, Glenn Brodt, a machinist employed at the Central Garage was accidently drowned Sunday afternoon.

In company with Mrs. Alice Veit, Brodt motored from Lompoc early Sunday morning and, after spending a few hours at Surf, fishing continued on to Bear Creek where he expected to spend the rest of the day duck hunting. Several shots were fired after the arrival of the hunters and the last volley fired brought Brodt and his companion nine ducks. These fell near the center of the creek and divesting himself of his upper garments, Brodt started to wade after his spoils. A barb wire fence is strung across the center of the creek. This is almost wholly covered by the water at present and at the point where Brodt lost his life, is totally invisible.

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Mrs. Mary Rogers Dies Suddenly

Oxford Resident Expires Following Sudden Heart Attack

Mrs. Mary E. Rogers, 76 years, died suddenly at her residence, 49 Hovey Street, Thursday, Dec. 28th, following a heart attack.

She had been in poor health for over a year but had been active. On Wednesday she retired at night and after failing to make an appearance at the usual hour the next morning her son, Lee, went to her room where he found her dead in bed.

She was born in Independence township, Sept. 14th, 1858, the daughter of Cornelius and Elizabeth Sutton. At the age of 18 years she was married to William H. Rogers, who passed away May 31, 1914.

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Untitled (Lewis Sutton)

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon for Lewis Sutton, well-known and life-long resident of Oakland County. Mr. Sutton was only confined to his bed for two weeks and death came unexpected from a heart attack. Besides his widow is one daughter, Mattie Sutton, four sisters, Mrs. Frank Thurston, Mrs. William Schoff, Lake Orion; Mrs. Manley Brodt, of Marlette; and Mrs. Ellen Rogers, of Oxford.

Source: Oxford Leader, July 3, 1931.

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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Susan Sutton Brodt

Mrs. Susan Brodt was born in Oakland county, Mich., August 7, 1856 and departed this life in her home in Marlette, last Friday, May 7, 1937, aged 80 years and 7 months.

She was the daughter of Cornelius and Elizabeth Sutton.

In 1881 she was united in marriage to Amandus Brodt and with her husband she moved to Marlette township.

On January 7, 1900, she united with the Lamotte Presbyterian church and was baptized in the Christian faith. Then on January 8, 1905 she united with the First Presbyterian church of Marlette, Michigan on transfer of her church letter from the Lamotte church.

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