|Birth: ||Dec. 12, 1842|
|Death: ||Mar. 14, 1900|
Bedford Free Press
Thursday March 15, 1900 p. 7
Just as we go to press we learn that Frank Agard died last night, of pneumonia.
[Agard, Fernando W. “Frank”]
Bedford Free Press, Thursday March 22, 1900 [p. 1]
Laid to Rest.
All that was mortal of F. W. Agard was laid to rest in the silent tomb in the Bedford cemetery Monday morning, March 14, and a wife and two grown sons are left to mourn his departure. The funeral services were conducted at the Baptist church by Rev. Griffith. The I. O. O. F. lodge, of Bedford, of which he was an honored member, attended the services in a body, taking charge of the remains at the grave 'and going through with the interesting ceremonies of that order in burial. A number of old soldiers of the G. A. R. of which Mr. Agard was also a member, attended the funeral. Many beautiful floral offerings were presented by the Daughters of Rebekah and others.
Fernando W. Agard was born December 21, 1844, in Gustavus, Trumble [Trumbull] county, Ohio. At the age of 18 he enlisted in the army of the Potomac in the 130th New York volunteers, and afterward served in the first New York Dragoons cavalry, serving altogether three years. He was wounded in the hand in the Shenandoah Valley, and flater discharged.
After his discharge from the army he graduated from the Eastman College in 1866, and moved to Kirwin, Kansas, where he was a member of the First Congregational church for fifteen years. He died in Bedford, Iowa, March 14, 1900, aged 55 years, 3 months and 3 days. Besides a wife, he leaves two sons by a former marriage.
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Record added: Apr 03, 2009
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