B. August 14, 1920 in Chicago, Cook County, IL
M. WW II Army Veteran, February 5, 1944 – November 22, 1944; Corporal, 132 Infantry
D. March 31, 1969 in East Chicago, Lake County, IN
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  • Father: Philo Henry B. Beardsley born about 1873 in Shelby, Oceana County, MI son of Philo Beardsley; married Florence M. Campbell on June 15, 1908 in Muskegon, Muskegon County, MI; Philo died March 18, 1927 in Chicago, Cook County, IL
  • Mother: Florence May (Campbell) Beardsley born about 1892 in Muskegan County, MI daughter of George Campbell and Eliza (Crabtree) Campbell; married (1) Philo Henry B. Beardsley (1873-1927); married (2) William Busch.
  • Wife: Eleanor (Miller) Beardsley; married John Philo Beardsley on August 1, 1944 in Cook County, IL
  • Children:
    1. Sharon (Beardsley) Werpecinsky
    2. John Phillip Beardsley, Jr. born September 23, 1946 in Chicago, Cook County, IL
    3. Karen E. Beardsley born August 2, 1960 in Chicago, Cook County, IL
  • Siblings:
    • Julia (Beardsley) Eckztrand born about 1910 in Michigan
    • Maybelle Beardsley born May 16, 1911 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; Maybelle died July 26, 1929 in Dixon, Lee County, IL, a patient at Dixon State Hospital; buried in Dixon Developmental Center Cemetery, Dixon, Lee County, IL
    • Martha Mary Beardsley born May 10, 1914 in Oceana County, MI; Martha died July 1, 1915 in Blue Lake Township, Muskegon County, MI
    • Ernest Philo Henry Beardsley born June 29, 1918 in Chicago, Cook County, IL
    • Thomas Beardsley
    • Helen (Beardsley) Love

Additional Information:

According to the 1930 U.S. Census for Harris Township, St. Joseph County, IN the household members were: William Busch, head, age 50, married first at age 21, born in Indiana, parents born in Indiana, occupation: farmer – general farming; Florence Busch, wife, , age 37, married first at age 16, born in Michigan, father born in Michigan, mother born in Illinois; William Busch, son, age 5, single, born in Illinois, father born in Indiana, mother born in Michigan; Ernest Busch (sic Beardsley), step son, age 12, single, born in Illinois, parents born in Michigan; John Busch (sic Beardsley), step son, age 10, single, born in Illinois, parents born in Michigan

According to the 1940 U.S. Census for Chicago, Cook County, IL living at 5124 South Ashland Avenue, the household members were: Florence Busch, head, age 46, married, highest grade completed: 7, born in Michigan, lived in same place in 1935, occupation: school helper – W.P.A. school project; Ernest Beardsley, son, age 21, single, highest grade completed: 7, born in Illinois, lived in same place in 1935, occupation: laborer – C.C.C. grazing project; John Beardsley, son, age 19, single, highest grade completed: 8, born in Illinois, lived in same place in 1935, occupation: truck driving – N.Y.A. project rehabilation; Thomas Busch, son, age 15, single, born in Indiana, lived in same place in 1935.

According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Wednesday, April 2, 1969, page 32:

“BEARDSLEY – John P. Beardsley of Round Lake, Ill., beloved husband of Eleanor; dear father of Sharon Werpecinsky, John P. Jr., and Karen E.; loving grandfather of four; fond brother of Ernest, Thomas, Julia Eckztrand, and Helen Love.  Services Thursday, 10 a. m., at MacGillis Funeral Home, 350 Goodnow boulevard, Round Lake, Ill. Interment Fort Hill cemetery.  546-3300.”

According to the Indiana State Board of Health Certificate of Death:
John Beardsley, died March 31, 1969, age 48, born August 14, 1920, died in St. Catherine Hospital, East Chicago, Lake County, IN, married to Eleanor Miller, occupation: chauffer – trucking co., residence: 113 Orchard, Round Lake, Lake County, IL, father: Philo Beardsley, mother: Florence Campbell.-