|Birth: ||Jun. 15, 1840|
|Death: ||Jul. 13, 1916|
Last night death claimed William D. BEARD, who had been living at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lewis WILKERSON, north of town. He had been sick at his home in Solsberry for many months and had been confined to his bed since January. About six weeks ago he was brought to the home of his daughter, and was accompanied by his wife, who is also quite feeble.
The deceased was born in Harrison County seventy-six years ago on June 15, and after he grew to manhood, he was united in marriage with Cordelia TROTTER (on November 19, 1863, in Harrison County, Indiana) and soon after located in Greene County. For a number of years he engaged in the general merchandise business at Cincinnati, where he was associated with his brother, George W. BEARD, who was publisher of THE BLOOMFIELD NEWS in 1884 and 1885. In the early eighties the deceased located at Solsberry, where he engaged in farming.
Mr. BEARD was the father of nine children, one preceding him to the better land. His wife and the following children survive to mourn the loss of a kind and affectionate companion and father: Mrs. Otto STEIN, of Hannibal, Missouri; Howard BEARD, of Columbus, Ohio; Walter BEARD, of Arcola, Illinois; Ferd BEARD, of Solsberry; Mrs. Lucy WILKERSON, Victor BEARD, Troy and Charles BEARD of this place.
The funeral services will be held at the family home in Solsberry Friday, conducted by Rev. CLAY, pastor of the M. E. church. The burial services will be in charge of Solsberry Lodge of Masons. Interment in the cemetery east of Solsberry.
CEMETERIES OF EASTERN GREENE COUNTY, INDIANA, 1994, G.C.H.S., Beech Creek Township, Solsberry Cemetery, Page 32, Column 2: BEARD, William D., 15 June 1840—13 July 1916, CO B 3RD REGT IND VOL INF, 150th REGT IND CAV, Sgt, Civil War; BEARD, Cordelia (TROTTER), "Aunt Dilly", 1844—10 Oct 1934; BEARD, Howard J., s/o Wm & Cordelia, 22 Feb 1879—26 Dec 1964; BEARD, Charles O., 1881—1959; BEARD, Ferd, s/o Wm & Cordelia 1868—1965.
Jesse Beard (1803 - 1880)
Charlotte Bullock Beard (1803 - 1862)
Cordelia Trotter Beard (1844 - 1934)
Ferd Beard (1868 - 1965)*
Lucy Elizabeth Beard Wilkerson (1868 - 1921)*
Jeremiah T Beard (1829 - 1919)**
Samuel B Beard (1832 - 1861)*
William D Beard (1840 - 1916)
Rebecca Beard Shuck (1851 - 1882)**
Maintained by: Dinah Thweatt
Originally Created by: Susan (Haldeman) Fowler
Record added: Nov 08, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12288799
Mrs. Lewis Wilkerson was my mother's father's father. So William D Beard was my mother's father's mother's father.William D Beard & Cordelia Trotter were my great-great-grandparents. They had a daughter, Lucy Beard. She married Lewis Jefferson Wilkerso...(Read more)|
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