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John Peard
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Birth: 1849
Devon, England
Death: Apr. 5, 1899
Mariposa County
California, USA

Born about 1849 in England to Thomas Peard and Grace Johns of England. A miner, husband of Martha Margaret Branson married Dec 25 1873 at Hitescore Mine in Mariposa. Father of Johnnie born 1875 and Grace Emmie born 1879. Living with siblings Henry, Thomas and Elizabeth in Mariposa in 1870.
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John Peard of Mt. Gaines died at his home there last Tuesday evening of brain fever. The deceased was fifty one years of age and a native of England. He came to this county with his parents and has resided in Mariposa county during most of his life. He was a married man and leaves a wife and several children to mourn the loss of a devoted husband and father. The deceased was a brother of Henry Peard who died in San Francisco a few months ago.

~ Mariposa Gazette, 29 Jul 1899
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Death has again entered our usually quiet neighborhood and plucked therefrom one of our prominent and esteemed citizens, John Peard. Deceased was in his customary good health up to about two weeks before his death, when he was stricken with typhoid fever and although all was done for him that could be done by loving hearts and willing hands, every means available used for his recovery, it was to no avail, he soon became delirious rapidly grew worse, and early on Wednesday morning, July 25th, he quietly breathed his last. For several days before he died he was not able to recognize even his own loved ones about his bed.

Deceased was a native of England and about 50 years of age. He, with his parents, came to this county when but a boy and for many years they resided in Bear Valley. He was a miner by occupation and during the time the Washington mine was in operation, he made that his home. Later, with his family, he removed to Mt. Gaines where they have resided up to the time of hiss death. Some 23 years ago he was married to Miss Martha Branson, daughter of Issac Branson, at time a resident of this community. Deceased was the father of 12 children, eight of whom are left, with a heart broken mother, to mourn the loss of a kind father and loving husband. His death also falls heavily upon his aged father who came here from Nevada City a few months ago to visit his son and family whom he had not seen for ten years. Mr. Peard was a good man, a kind and obliging neighbor, and will long be remembered by all who knew him. Tears of sympathy are shed for his bereaved family, now left with little means of support, but we trust that God in his infinite wisdom and love will take care of those whom he has bereft.
Deceased was buried on Thursday last under the auspices of the Hornitos Lodge No. 99 I.O.O.F., of which he was a faithful and active member. May he rest in peace.

~ Mariposa Gazette, 5 Aug 1899
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Thos. (Thomas) Peard (1827 - 1908)
  Grace Peard Johns Eslick (1834 - 1916)
 
 Spouse:
  Martha Margaret Branson Peard (1857 - 1921)*
 
 Children:
  John Henry Peard (1875 - 1882)*
  Albert Franklin Peard (1877 - 1877)*
  Arthur Peard (1878 - 1878)*
  Grace Emmaline Peard Gilbert (1879 - 1955)*
  Rosa May Peard Spagnoli (1882 - 1944)*
  Nettie Josephine Peard (1884 - 1975)*
  Lena Belle Bennett Peard Moore (1886 - 1974)*
  Martha Ellen Peard (1888 - 1890)*
  Charles W Peard (1891 - 1964)*
  Harold Lenwood Peard (1893 - 1932)*
  Stanley Fair Peard (1896 - 1949)*
  Edmund Alfred Peard (1898 - 1959)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Peard (1849 - 1899)
  Henry Peard (1851 - 1899)*
  Thomas Peard (1855 - 1903)*
  Elizabeth Jane Peard Pitzer (1861 - 1910)*
  William Eslick (1865 - 1882)**
  Sarah Ann Eslick (1867 - 1871)**
  Fred Eslick (1869 - 1869)**
  William Peard (1876 - 1961)**
  James Peard (1879 - 1880)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Hornitos Odd Fellows Cemetery
Hornitos
Mariposa County
California, USA
Plot: Sec. A.
 
Maintained by: Anne Shurtleff Stevens
Originally Created by: Mary
Record added: Jul 18, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14974398
John Peard
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John Peard
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John Peard
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 Added: Jul. 15, 2011
 
 
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