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Jacob Bevard
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Birth: Sep. 17, 1855
Illinois, USA
Death: Nov. 10, 1916
Cherokee County
Kansas, USA

George and Mary Ann's son Jacob was killed while walking home down a trolley car track late one night. He was apparently drunk and had fallen down onto the tracks. A book about eastern Kansas trolley lines stated that the trolley line that ran in the area where Jacob was killed had been robbed a number of times by gangs. They used people lying on the tracks to get the trolleys to stop in remote areas so they could be robbed. The trolley line ordered its drivers to keep rolling and hope that the people on the tracks would get out of the way before they were hit. Jacob didn't move, was hit and killed. The effect that this had on the family was to force Susan to choose one of her twin boys to go to the mines to work while the other went to school to get an education.
Family links: 
  George B Bevard (1822 - 1907)
  Mary Ann Tharp Bevard (1824 - 1883)
  Susan Robbins Bevard (1855 - 1919)
  Leotis Bevard (1878 - 1898)*
  Cora Bevard Wade (1880 - 1902)*
  Charles Newton Bevard (1898 - 1983)*
  James M Bevard (1844 - 1862)*
  Jacob Bevard (1855 - 1916)
  Almeda Bevard Dobbins (1857 - 1931)*
  Laura Jane Bevard Dove (1864 - 1946)*
*Calculated relationship
McKee Cemetery
Cherokee County
Kansas, USA
Maintained by: JFI
Originally Created by: Anonymous
Record added: May 25, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27084560
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