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Mary Maude Beard Mumford
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Birth: May, 1884
Burkittsville
Frederick County
Maryland, USA
Death: Mar. 9, 1940
Ellicott City
Howard County
Maryland, USA

Frederick News-Post (Frederick, Maryland) March 11, 1940
Mrs. Maude Beard Mumford, wife of Rev. E. Carl Mumford, of Ellicott City, formerly of this county, died suddenly at 4 a.m. Saturday at her home. Mrs. Mumford had suffered with a serious heart condition for several years but had recently seemed in better health and her death came as a severe shock to her family and friends.
Mrs. Mumford was the daughter of the late Rev. Martin Luther and Katharine Bowers Beard and was born in Burkittsville. Rev. Mr. Beard held successive pastorates to Burkittsville, Boonsboro, Middletown and Thurmont. Mrs. Mumford was well known not only in this county but throughout the state, having been quite active, until the past few years, in the work of the Lutheran church in Maryland. Rev. Mr. Mumford is pastor of the First Lutheran church in Ellicott City. His preceding pastorate was at Messiah Lutheran church, Baltimore.
Surviving in addition to her husband are two daughters, Misses Lois and Mary Ruth, at home; three sons, Rev. Karl Luther Mumford, Woodbine; Rev. John David Mumford, Bucyrus, Ohio; and Rev. Paul J. Mumford, a student at the Lutheran Theological Seminary, Gettysburg, Pa. One brother, Rev. Paul B. Beard, Gettysburg, Pa.; three sisters, Mrs. Grace Beard Young, this city; Mrs. Lester S. Birely and Miss Hardee V. Beard. Thurmont; one aunt, Mrs. Charles Grove, Long Island, and two uncles, Rev. Dr. George S. Bowers, Catonsville, as well as a number of nieces and nephews in this vicinity, also survive.
She was a granddaughter of the late Rev. Henry Grove Bowers, pastor for twenty years of the Lutheran church in Jefferson.
The body will remain at Easton Sons' funeral home in Ellicott City until noon today when it will be removed to the church adjoining the home and lie in state. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock conducted by Rev. Charles J. Hines, pastor of Emmanuel Lutheran church, Baltimore, assisted by Rev. Fred A. Hightman, also of Baltimore. Interment in the Lutheran cemetery, Middletown. 
 
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 Parents:
  Martin Luther Beard (1849 - 1915)
  Katharine Bowers Beard (1860 - 1910)
 
 Spouse:
  Edgar Carlton Mumford (1877 - 1948)
 
 Children:
  Karl Luther Mumford (1911 - 1970)*
  John David Mumford (1913 - 1979)*
  Lois Katherine Mumford Freeze (1920 - 1964)*
  Mary Ruth Mumford Kelly Denny (1926 - 1995)*
 
 Siblings:
  Kathleen M. Beard (1882 - 1913)*
  Mary Maude Beard Mumford (1884 - 1940)
  Haidee V. M. Beard (1885 - 1957)*
  Paul Bowers Beard (1890 - 1963)*
  Lois Beard (1895 - 1896)*
  John W. Beard (1900 - 1930)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Zion Lutheran Cemetery
Middletown
Frederick County
Maryland, USA
 
Created by: Ida Jean
Record added: Oct 14, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 78365990
Mary Maude <i>Beard</i> Mumford
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Mary Maude <i>Beard</i> Mumford
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Rest in Peace.
- Karl Stelly
 Added: Feb. 28, 2013
Mrs. Mumford was my Sunday School Teacher at First Lutheran in Ellicott City, Maryland, and a very kind lady.
- Earlyn E. Wiles Stanco
 Added: Jun. 20, 2012

- Ida Jean
 Added: Oct. 14, 2011
 
 
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