|Birth: ||Jun. 20, 1833|
|Death: ||Apr. 12, 1911|
Mrs. Ellen Howard Bayard, a descendent of the distinguished Howard and Gilmor families and a direct descendent of Gen. John Eager Howard, died at her home, 907 Cathedral street, yesterday after a lingering illness. Her death occurred within 24 hours after that of her nephew, Mr. Benjamin Howard Tyson.
Mrs. Bayard was born June 22, 1833, at Belvedere, the colonial mansion of the Howard family, which stood on the large tract of land near the present site of the Belvedere Hotel, after which the hotel was named. She was a daughter of Gen. Benjamin Chew Howard and Jane Grant Gilmor. Her grandfather was Gen. John Edger Howard of Revolutionary fame, whose statue stands in the north square of Mt. Vernon place.
On December 20, 1860, Mrs. Bayard was married to Richard Bassett Bayard, of Delaware, a son of Richard Henry Bayard, United States Senator and afterwards minister to Belgium. She was related by marriage to Thomas F. Bayard, also United States Senator from Delaware and Ambassador to England, as well as Secretary of State.
After her marriage, she lived for several years in the suburb of Boston, where Mr. Bayard became a member of firm of James Knox & Co. At his death, in 1878, she returned to Baltimore, where she has made her home.
She is survived by two children – Ellen Howard and Richard Howard Bayard.
Mrs. Bayard, through her relationship with some of the old families of Baltimore, was a social leader for many years, particularly in the life of old Baltimore. She was a member of Franklin Street Presbyterian Church, and was prominent in church work.
Sun (Baltimore, MD) Thurs., Apr. 13, 1911
Benjamin Chew Howard (1791 - 1872)
Jane Grant Gilmor Howard (1801 - 1890)
Richard Bassett Bayard (1831 - 1878)*
Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery
New Castle County
Created by: Penny
Record added: Aug 28, 2013
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