Jul. 10, 1884 Lexington Heights Sanilac County Michigan, USA
May 10, 1936 Croswell Sanilac County Michigan, USA
Well-Known Postmaster Ends Life Because of Poor Health Funeral services for Frank Beedon, 51-year-old postmaster here, who ended his life in the postoffice last Thursday afternoon, and mourned by thousands of friends, were held Sunday after-noon at the Methodist Episcopal Church, Rev. Hugh Townley officiating. Burial was in Lexington cemetery. Rev. Gordon M. Wood of the Woodmere Church in Detroit, a nephew of Mrs. Beedon, assisted at the rites. The local mailmen were pallbearers, and members of Rotary, of which Mr. Beedon was an active member, were honorary pallbearers. A state of very poor health for many years was said to have led to Mr. Beedon's action. He died of a self-inflicted bullet wound. Surviving are his widow and a sister, Mrs. Mary Leonard. Born in Lexington Township on July 10, 1884, he first went to work at the age of 18 for the Lexington State Bank. In 1905 he was sent to Hale to fill the position of cashier there. The next year he married Miss Lena Suerwier at Lexington, and a short time later the couple left Hale to live in Lexington where Mr. Beedon was employed by Roach and Co. as timekeeper. ---Duringr-the winter of 1913 he moved to Croswell and worked at the Michigan Sugar Co. here. This, was followed by a year's employment in the W. J. Straffon Grocery Store and a year working for the Sun Life Insurance Co. In 1918 Roach and Company began operations in Croswell, and Mr. Beedon immediately went to work for them. From that time until he assumed his duties as postmaster, almost four years ago, Mr. Beedon was with the canning company, except for one year. That year he joined his brother, Edward Beedon, in a laundry business enterprise in Flint. Looking toward the close of his post office term, Mr. Beedon was making plans to open an insurance office here at the time of his death. He was an active member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, particularly during the years before his health failed him, as well as being widely known in this vicinity for the beautiful quality of his singing. He was a member of the Masonic organization.