The 1900 Census finds Alida Jane living with her husband, Professor Beard, 38 years old,and a farmer, and they have been married 17 years. She is 34 years old, has given birth to 10 children and 9 are living.
The children living at home are:
1. Margaret, 15 years old born Sept 1884. 2. Professor E, 12 years old born Sept 1887, he is a farm labourer. 3. Maude P, 10 years old born June 1889, who is also a farm labourer. 4. Emma, 8 years old born 1891 5. Annie, 7 years old born Dec 1892 6. Mary A, 6 years old born March 1894 7. Thomas M, 3 years old born Jan 1896 8. Jesse W, 2 years old born Jan 1898 9. Melvin, 6 months old born Nov 1899.
Alida Jane Brent married Professor Baldwin Beard on 16 December 1882. They had 14 children:
Margaret, James Edward, Professor Ernest, Maud Pearlene, Emma Ethel, Annie Bell, Mary Ada, Thomas Matthew, Jesse William, Melvin Dewey, Lula Jane, Vannie Mae, Nat Elzona, and Beedia Ivy Beard.
When those we love have left this earth, we still can feel them near. We'll see a picture, hear a song, and it's just like they are here. And when we call upon our faith, when we believe and trust, we know the ones we care about are always close to us. -
Carol Hoch Added: Sep. 5, 2013