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Mary E Beard
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Birth: Nov. 18, 1865
Death: Oct. 13, 1948

Mary Ester Teel was born in MO., to Cynthia and Peter Teel. Cynthia (Mary's mom) later married John/Jack Godfrey. Therefore, many early records for Mary Teel will be found under Mary E Godfrey. Mary Teel married William Ritter April 25, 1875. William's family was from Arkansas (parents: John & Nancy Ritter). William & Mary Ritter had their son John A. Ritter (born 12/20/1879 - also buried in this cemetery). William Ritter died in a wagon accident when John was just a few months of age, in 1880. Mary E. was then married to Frank Beard for many years, they had these children: Rob, Earl, Frank (Jr), Ada, Ott, and Goldie Beard (half siblings to John A. Ritter). Frank, Mary & family acquired land through the Cherokee Strip in 1893, which the family lived on for many years. In her latter years, Mary E. lived in Bryon, Oklahoma, with her son Ott and his wife Kate Beard.

NOTE: To connect Mary E. Beard to Cynthia Godfrey (her mom) on Cynthia's site, I had to list Mary as a "spouse". There are no links for "children", only parents and spouse, but I wanted Cynthia to be linked to all her relatives in the Ward Cemetery from her Carmen Cemetery webpage, therefore she is linked to Ware. Cynthia is the only one of her family that I find in the Carmen Cemetery.

NOTE 2: Cynthia Ann Hannah Teel Godfrey (mother to Mary E. Teel Ritter Beard) was from White River, Washington County, Arkansas. Cynthia's daughter, Mary Esther's first husband William Ritter, was from White River, WA Co. AR. William's parents John & Nancy (Moore) were neighbors with Cynthia and her parents, Ebenezer Hannah and Martha Jane (Hamilton) Hannah. Cynthia moved to McDonald County, MO., and married Peter Teel and their daughter Mary E. Teel born in MO., married William Ritter from Cynthia's hometown. William & Mary E. son John A. Ritter was born in MO. William died a few months later in MO. Mary and John united with FranK Beard in MO., moving to OKlahoma in 1893. 
Family links: 
  Cynthia A Godfrey (1844 - 1929)
  W. Frank Beard (1857 - 1925)
  John Albert Ritter (1879 - 1935)*
  William Earl Beard (1891 - 1941)*
  Frank Edgar Beard (1893 - 1947)*
  Ada M Beard Sanders (1896 - 1972)*
  Otto Extine Beard (1898 - 1967)*
  Goldie Beard Merryman (1900 - 1960)*
  Goldie Irene Beard Saunders (1910 - 1978)*
*Calculated relationship
Shared stone with W. Frank Beard - Mother
Ware Cemetery
Alfalfa County
Oklahoma, USA
Maintained by: Linda Stratton
Originally Created by: Ann A
Record added: Jan 06, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 23820114
Mary E Beard
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Mary E Beard
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When I look up Mary Esther Teel in the census - her years with Frank Beard, she is listed as being born in 1863 instead of 1865. Also some of the Beard records from Census have been copied incorrectly for those of you who sign up with -- they...(Read more)
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