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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Short News Items from 1899

Mrs. Z.C. Andruss returned Wednesday from her visit with her daughters, Mrs. Dilts, at Randolph, Iowa. (Algona Courier, January 6, 1899)

Mrs. Z.E. Brown of Minneapolis has been visiting her brother and sister, Dr. Armstrong and Mrs. Z.C. Andruss of Irvington. (Algona Republican, January 11, 1899)

Now that Steve George has joined the army of benedicts Wat Rorick has formed a partnership with Grant Cooksey and will be able to scoop any and all fishing next spring that is if he can teach Grant how to fish as fisherman should. (The Caldwell Advance, January 19, 1899)

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Short News Items from 1898

TO KLONDIKE—A rumor comes over from Oxford Mills that a party of six will soon start from there for the gold fields of Alaska. The party will consist of V.O. Hammond, well known here; D.D. Rorick, an attorney at Oxford Junction; David and John Rorick, who come from near St. Louis, and Dr. Strevell and son. They are making preparations now to start. (Anamosa Eureka, January 13, 1898)

LuVerne News: John Dilts, son-in-law of Z.C. Andruss, has sold his home in Randolph and he and his family are coming up to spend a year at least ‘neath the parental roof. (Algona Upper Des Moines, February 16, 1898)

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Matrimonial News from 1893

Clifford Ball, late of Ballston, but now a railway postal clerk, was recently married to Miss Jessie McGrew at Monmouth. (Oregon Statesman, December 22, 1893)

Walter R. Brown, a well known young business man of this city, was married Wednesday to Miss Jessie B. Tyler, at the home of the bride’s parents in Burlington, Vt. After a month spent in visiting Eastern cities, Mr. and Mrs. Brown will be at home for the summer at the Lake Minnetonka residence, “The Trossachs.” (Minneapolis Star Tribune, April 23, 1893)

Short News Items from 1891

Mrs. Z.E. Brown and sons, Walter and Clarence, of Minneapolis, have been visiting the past ten days with Mrs. Z.C. Andruss. They return to their home in a few days. Mrs. Brown is a sister of Mrs. Andruss. (Algona Republican, August 5, 1891)

Asa Casterline’s residence, in Northmoreland was totally destroyed by fire Wednesday morning. Origin unknown. Loss $1000; insurance $400. Nearly all the household goods were saved. (Wilkes-Barre News, August 7, 1891)

Another accident occurred upon Tuesday of which no information was received until yesterday. Enos Walling was kicked by his bay mare, the shoe cutting his right arm to the bone, which it fractured. (Idaho Semi-Weekly World, August 18, 1891)

Funeral Services

Over the Remains of the Late Z.E. Brown

At the First Baptist Church yesterday occurred the funeral services over the remains of Z.E. Brown, who died recently in California, where he had gone in the hope of recovering his health. The church was well filled with old acquaintances and friends of the deceased and his family. Rev. W.T. Chase, D.D., pastor of the church, led the services and paid an eloquent tribute to the memory of the deceased, who was a member of the First Baptist Church, a conscientious and hard-working Christian and excellent citizen. The minister spoke particularly of how much Mr. Brown did toward forming the Young Men’s Christian Association in this city. He characterized him as a frank, open-hearted, Christian man, who faithfully did the right as he saw it.

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Mrs. Sarah Brown Called From Life

CROOKSVILLE, O., Jan. 3—Mrs. Sarah C. Brown, 87, passed away this evening at 8:45 o’clock at the home of her son, Asa Brown, 523 Pine street, here. She had been ill for a long time from infirmities.

Surviving, besides the son at whose home she died, are two brothers, William Search, Red Wing, Minn.; and Frank Search, Crooksville; six sisters, Mrs. Rose Brown, Mrs. Mollie Finley and Mrs. William Finley, all of Crooksville; Mrs. Lucinda Hamilton and Mrs. Charles G. Gerose, both of Roseville, and Mrs. Cora Tilton, Columbus, and eight grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the home of the son where she died. Rev. Paul Ertel will officiate and interment will be in Mt. Horeb cemetery. The body will be removed to the home of the son Wednesday afternoon from the Cannon & Cannon funeral home, Crooksville.

Source: Zanesville Times-Recorder, January 4, 1939.

Walter R. Brown

Funeral services for Walter Reynolds Brown, 87, retired attorney and a resident here 40 years, will be conducted today at 11 a.m. in the Church of the Recessional, Forest Lawn Mortuary arranging, with interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Mr. Brown, who lived at 150 S McCadden Place, died Wednesday. Born in Rochester, Minn., he leaves his widow, Pearl, a daughter, Mrs. Marian Reith, a son Volney and four grandchildren.

Source: Los Angeles Times, February 7, 1953.

Perita Brown Holbrook

HOLBROOK, Perita Brown, passed away December 31, 1951, at her home, 2741 Lombardy Road, San Marino, survived by her husband, Darwin L. Holbrook, 1 daughter Marjorie and a son Thayer Holbrook, her mother Mrs. Perita Brown and 1 sister, Mrs. Marjorie Davenport of Arlington, Va.

Services 9 a.m. Saturday at the Church of the Little Flowers, Forest Lawn Memorial-Park. Contributions may be made to the Brownies Troop No. 87, Girl Scouts of America, care of Mrs. Forrest Harman, 770 Granada Street, San Marino; or Boy Scouts of America, Troop No. 4, San Marino, 939 Herkimer Street, Pasadena, or flowers if you wish. Turner, Stevens & Wood, East Pasadena Mortuary, directors.

Source: Los Angeles Times, January 3, 1952.

Some Short Business Items

Hobart O. Hamlin and Zelora E. Brown, (under the firm name of Hamlin & Brown), will open their Real Estate, Insurance & Loan office at room No. 2, Centre Block, over the National Exchange Bank, Monday, April 2d next. (Minneapolis Star Tribune, March 26, 1877)

The new auto shop of John Rorick is nearly completed and will soon be ready for use. The new structure is of brick and is an addition to the appearance of the street. (San Bernardino, September 13, 1907)