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Frank Grenville Beardsley

Clergyman

Frank Grenville Beardsley, American clergyman. awarded George Wood prize and gold medal by American Tract Society. Member American Society Church History, American Numismatic Association, S.A.R., Sons of Veterans, International Brotherhood Magicians.; Mason, Odd.

Background

Beardsley, Frank Grenville was born on November 9, 1870 in Ovid, Michigan, United States. Son of Grenville Sterling and Mary Elizabeth (Clark) Beardsley.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Western (now Coe) College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1894. A.M., Illinois Wesleyan University, 1896, Doctor of Philosophy., 1897. Student Chicago Theological Seminary and University of Chicago.

Bachelor of Divinity, Oberlin Theological Seminary, 1900. S.T.D., Kansas City U., 1912.

Career

Ordained Congleton ministry, 1897. Pastor in Iowa, at Salem, 1897-1899, Rock Rapids, 1900-1902, Greenwood Church, Des Moines, 1902-1904, Harlan, 1904-1908. Professor theology, Talladega (Alabama) Theological Seminary, 1908-1909.

Pastor 1st Church, Kansas City, Kansas, 1909-1914, 1st Church, Keokuk, Iowa, 1914-1917, 1st Church, Aurora, Illinois, 1917-1922, Fountain Park Church, St. Louis, 1922-1931, 1st Church, Minot, North Dakota, 1931-1942. Pastor, 1st Church, Zumbrota, Minnesota, since 1942. Trustee at large Illinois Congressional Conference, 1917-1922.

Secretary Executive Committee Missouri Congressional Conference, 1922-1927. Delaware National Congressional Council several times. Chaplain Missouri Society S.A.R., 1925-1928, secretary 1928-1929, president 1929-1930.

President Camp Jackson Union Soldiers’ Monument Association, 1926-1931. Chaplain Missouri Department Sons of Union Veterans of Civil War, 1926-1930, department commander, 1930-1931, nat. chaplain, 1933-1934. Chaplain North Dakota Department United Spanish War Vets, 1936-1947.

Advising committee Salvation Army, 1935-1943.

Membership

Member American Society Church History, American Numismatic Association, S.A.R., Sons of Veterans, International Brotherhood Magicians. Mason, Odd.

Connections

Married Mary E. Riddell, December 22, 1896. Children: Frank Grenville, Mary Elizabeth, Martha Lydia, Margaret Theodosia, Theodore Sterling, Edith Allene, Whitmore Everett.

father:
Grenville Sterling Beardsley

mother:
Mary Elizabeth (Clark) Beardsley

spouse:
Mary E. Riddell

child:
Frank Grenville Beardsley

child:
Mary Elizabeth Beardsley

child:
Martha Lydia Beardsley

child:
Margaret Theodosia Beardsley

child:
Theodore Sterling Beardsley

child:
Edith Allene Beardsley

child:
Whitmore Everett Beardsley