Beaverton Historical Society
Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
Alexander Blodgett

   Alexander Blodgett was born in Indiantown, Iowa, June 2. 1862, and was killed while employed as' conductor of a switching crew in Chicago, III., March 10, 1911, aged 48 years, 9 months and 8 days. Deceased ha3 been in the employ of the railroad company for 28 years and was a member of the Order of Railroad Conductors for 23 years. He moved his family to Tobacco township Gladwin county six years ago and had intended this to be his last year with the railroad company when he was coming to enjoy the home they had worked so hard to gain. He leaves a wife, one son, one daughter, a mother and two sisters, besides many other relatives and friends to mourn. The son was working with his father when the accident occurred that cost him his life. Deceased had been a Mason for 13 years. Was a member of the Chapter, a 32nd degree Mason and a principles of the fraternity. Beaverton Lodge No. 453, F. & A. M., of which he had been a member for one year had charge of the funeral services which were held in the Edenville M. E. church, March 13. Rev. H. B. Johnson of Beaverton preached the sermon. Interment in Dale cemetery. He is the first member of the Beaverton lodge to be laid away.

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Gladwin County Record, Gladwin, MI
P:1 C:7
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December 2010
Bob Frei
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