Frank S BEDELL
Post Office Inspector and
ex-editor of the Crown Point Register, was born in Albion, Orleans
Co., N.Y., May 19, 1836, and is one of the ten children of Norman
and Agnes (SMILEY) BEDELL, both natives of New York; his father was
engaged in the hardware trade, and afterward as a manufacturer,
which he continued until his death in 1873; his mother is yet living
in New York. Frank S. Bedell was sent to the public schools, and
afterward to Genesee Wesleyan College at Lima, which he left after
one year to work at the printing trade, which he began at 14 years
of age; he had charge of the printing of the Rome Sentinel and
Orleans Republican, where he learned his trade. In 1850 he removed
to Michigan, and was employed as bookkeeper at Grand Rapids. In
1857, he came to Crown Point, and on August 4 was married to Miss
Leila G. ROBINSON, daughter of Solon Robinson, proprietor of the
town. Mr. Bedell was a compositor on the Crown Point Herald, now
Register; he afterward removed to Chautauqua, N.Y., and engaged in
the Livery business. In 1861, he was telegraph editor on the Dubuque
Times; he returned to Crown Point and purchased an interest in the
Register, becoming sole proprietor upon the death of his partner, A.
E. BEATTIE, in in 1869; he sold one-half interest in 1876, to C.W.
AINSWORTH. In politics, Mr. Bedell is a Republican, and in June 1881,
he received his commission as Post Office Inspector. Mrs. Bedell is a
native of Crown Point. She studied medicine and had a three years'
course at Boston University School of Medicine, from which she
graduated in 1878. She practices the Homeopathic principal chiefly
in Chicago. Mr. Bedell is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and
has advanced to the chapter.
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