|Birth: ||Jun. 18, 1834, England|
|Death: ||Jul. 25, 1925|
Son of Joseph & Adeline (Allen) Gerrard.
Married to: 1. Thirza B. Smith in 1879.
2. Grace E. McWilliams in 1915.
Publisher of the "Monroe Looking Glass" Newspaper.
Former Platte County Commissioner, & Columbus Postmaster.
Helped plan the town of Monroe, NE.
In 1862 he enlisted in the United States Army, becoming a member of the 2nd Nebraska Cavalry, Company "D" where he was a Corporal. He made a trip to Pike's Peak, Colorado, in 1864 and was on the plains when the Sioux war broke out, the first hostile act being the killing of a settler near Denver. Two men were killed and Mrs. Pat Murray was wounded on the same day near Monroe.
From the web site at:
The Columbus Journal, December 3, 1879
GERRARD-SMITH--In Columbus, Nov. 27th, at the residence of Mr. Marshall Smith, by Rev. Charles N. Cate, Mr. Edward A. Gerrard and Miss Thirza B. Smith. No cards. For the instituion of marriage we have a respect amounting almost to reverence. If there is any relation among men that should be regarded as sacred it certainly is that subsisting between husband and wife, especially when, to the formal ceremony of the law, is added the spiritual bond of congenial hearts, mutually preferring each the other's good.--Nothing pleases the Journal better than to record the marriage of so sensible a man to so good a woman.
Thirza B. Smith Gerrard (1855 - 1915)
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Record added: Jul 02, 2007
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