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William “Billy” Beardall Jr.

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William “Billy” Beardall Jr. Veteran

Birth
Sanford, Seminole County, Florida, USA
Death
27 Oct 1984 (aged 94)
Orlando, Orange County, Florida, USA
Burial
Orlando, Orange County, Florida, USA GPS-Latitude: 28.5374752, Longitude: -81.3580055
Plot
Section V, Lot 16
Memorial ID
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Orlando's 26th mayor from 1941 to 1952

Son of William Sr and Florence Bonsar. Brother of John and Harold. Husband of Shadie Livingston Hamer.(Wed Ashville, N.C. 1922)

While his father served as an engineer for Gen. Henry Shelton Sanford in 1911, Billy was the catcher for the Orlando Baseball team.
Army veteran of WW1, discharged as rank of Captain.
He followed in his father's footsteps in the abstract business and practiced law. In 1941 he was elected as Orlando's 26th mayor and served for four three year terms, more than anyone befor him.

In 1973 a park was dedicated in his honor in front of the Sun Bank Building at the corner of Orlando and South St. About 10 years later, the former Delaney Elementary School was renamed The Orlando Mayor William Beardall Senior Center and Park.
Orlando's 26th mayor from 1941 to 1952

Son of William Sr and Florence Bonsar. Brother of John and Harold. Husband of Shadie Livingston Hamer.(Wed Ashville, N.C. 1922)

While his father served as an engineer for Gen. Henry Shelton Sanford in 1911, Billy was the catcher for the Orlando Baseball team.
Army veteran of WW1, discharged as rank of Captain.
He followed in his father's footsteps in the abstract business and practiced law. In 1941 he was elected as Orlando's 26th mayor and served for four three year terms, more than anyone befor him.

In 1973 a park was dedicated in his honor in front of the Sun Bank Building at the corner of Orlando and South St. About 10 years later, the former Delaney Elementary School was renamed The Orlando Mayor William Beardall Senior Center and Park.


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  • Maintained by: Donna
  • Originally Created by: janet rn
  • Added: Oct 11, 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID:
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/22106849/william-beardall: accessed ), memorial page for William “Billy” Beardall Jr. (5 May 1890–27 Oct 1984), Find a Grave Memorial ID 22106849, citing Greenwood Cemetery, Orlando, Orange County, Florida, USA; Maintained by Donna (contributor 50335795).