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 Frederick A. “Fred” Beell

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Frederick A. “Fred” Beell

  • Birth 17 Jan 1876
  • Death 5 Aug 1933 Marshfield, Wood County, Wisconsin, USA
  • Burial Marshfield, Wood County, Wisconsin, USA
  • Memorial ID 8250422

Professional Wrestler. He held Championships in both the middleweight and heavyweight divisions and won fame by defeating Frank Gotch, the reigning World Heavyweight Champion of the time. He wrestled until 1919. After his wrestling career ended, he served as a relief Police Officer in Marshfield, Wisconsin. On August 5th 1933, he was shot to death when he responded to burglary call at a brewery. He was the only Marshfield Police Officer to die in the line of duty.

Bio by: Hilda Duell


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Hilda Duell
  • Added: 8 Jan 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8250422
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Frederick A. “Fred” Beell (17 Jan 1876–5 Aug 1933), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8250422, citing Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Marshfield, Wood County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .