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Mary Bristow Beard
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Birth: Mar. 1, 1830
Greater London, England
Death: Oct. 21, 1899
Van Buren County
Iowa, USA

Daughter of James Bristow and Jane Arnold. Married to William Beard.

Was a dressmaker and seamstress. Making most of the dresses and clothes for her family. Oral history past down, she make quilts and a special quilt with a large 4 pointed star, for all grand-daughters named Mary, after her.

They were blessed with 16 children. Two infant sons and two infant daughters precedes him: George (b.&d.1851), James (b.&d.1864), Susannah (b.&d.1865) and Ada May (b.&d.1873).

poem on the stone:

There is No Death

There is no death! The stars go down.
To rise upon some further shores,
And bright in heaven's jewelled crown
They shine forever more.

And ever near us, though unseen,
The dear immortal spirits tread;
For all the boundless universe
Is Life - there is no dead.
-John Luckey McCreery.
Family links: 
  Jane Arnold Bristow Bateman (1799 - 1868)
  William Beard (1819 - 1893)*
  Mary Jane Beard Wallingford Green (1849 - 1931)*
  Elizabeth Beard Hillman (1853 - 1937)*
  William Stephen Beard (1854 - 1926)*
  Emma Jean Beard Beaty (1856 - 1924)*
  Jessie Beard Hemmings (1858 - 1924)*
  Charles Beard (1860 - 1926)*
  Henry Beard (1860 - 1919)*
  Fremont Lincoln Beard (1862 - 1929)*
  Anna Matilda Beard Dick (1865 - 1932)*
  Arnold Beard (1868 - 1926)*
  Thomas Byron Beard (1869 - 1939)*
  Rosa Belle Stevenson (1871 - 1963)*
  Sarah Ann Bristow DeRosear (1828 - 1895)*
  Mary Bristow Beard (1830 - 1899)
  Jane Bristow Etheridge (1837 - 1913)*
  Susan Bateman Ware (1841 - 1910)*
*Calculated relationship
Bonaparte Cemetery
Van Buren County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Shawn
Record added: Sep 15, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6777298
Mary <i>Bristow</i> Beard
Added by: Shawn
Mary <i>Bristow</i> Beard
Added by: Shawn
Mary <i>Bristow</i> Beard
Added by: Shawn
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 Added: Oct. 3, 2003

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