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 Fred Bear

Fred Bear

Birth
Waynesboro, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 27 Apr 1988 (aged 86)
Gainesville, Alachua County, Florida, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered, Specifically: Ashes scattered on the banks of the Au Sable river near Grayling, Michigan.
Memorial ID 12150176 · View Source
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Noted sportsman, archer, inventor, founder of Bear Archery Company and the Fred Bear Sports Club. He grew up on a farm in rural Pennsylvania. Later in life, he moved to Detroit to explore the automotive industry, becoming familiar with a new product called fiberglass. He would later invent the first fiberglass-laminated bow, revolutionizing archery forever. He learned how to make his own bows and arrows from Art Young (of Pope and Young fame). During the height of the depression, Fred and his partner Charles Piper started the Bear Archery Company with $600.00 in Grayling, Michigan. Over the years, he hunted worldwide and harvested many world-class animals, which still rank high in the record books today. Among Fred's many innovations are fiberglass laminated bow limbs, take down recurve bow systems, the bow quiver, broad heads with inserts, the archery glove, and fiberglass springs for Corvette automobiles. Until his death, Fred remained active in designing archery products.


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  • Created by: Allen Bailey: Dodge City Marshal
  • Added: 24 Oct 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12150176
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Fred Bear (5 Mar 1902–27 Apr 1988), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12150176, ; Maintained by Allen Bailey: Dodge City Marshal (contributor 46500685) Cremated, Ashes scattered, who reports a Ashes scattered on the banks of the Au Sable river near Grayling, Michigan..