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Minerva J. Coleman Agard
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Birth: Aug. 17, 1868
Hamilton County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Nov. 18, 1911
Carroll County
Arkansas, USA

Minerva J. COLEMAN
•Surname: Coleman
•Given Name: Minerva J.
•Sex: F
•Birth: 17 Aug 1868 in Hamilton Co. Tennessee
•Death: 18 Nov 1911 in Carroll Co. Arkansas
•Burial: Roscoe Cemetery, Boone Co. Akansas

•Census: 1870 Dist 12, Soddy-Bakewell, Hamilton Co. Tennessee
•Census: 1880 Marble, Madison Co. Arkansas

Ref: Jeanne Bowman Overbay
Listed on the 1870 Hamilton Co. Tennessee census age 2 - does not appear with mother in 1880 census.

Ref: 1880 Census Marble, Madison, Arkansas
Nervia COLEMAN GDau F S W 12 TN Occ: At School Fa: TN Mo: TN

Ref: Gedcom file of Wes Coleman
posted by Stephen Agard
Carolyn, I know a little about Minerva. She married a certain Charles Agard of Pottersville NY some time between 1885 and 1894 when her only child a son Frank Agard was born.
Frank died accidentally in Colorado at age 14. Charles died in 1911 back in Carroll County of sudden pneumonia and Minerva took her own life two days later. An account can be found in the files of the Carroll County Historical Society, Berryvillle, the Green Forest Tribune for November 24, 1911. I found some of this out only last week.
The three Agards are buried at a place called the Roscoe Cemetery about two miles north of Alpena, ARK. Next to them is a marker for Robert F. Coleman, and a gravestone for a child "Walsie" Coleman who lived only 1915-1917.
I suspect Walsie was a daughter of the brother William. I used your information to find William and his wife Della (nothing more known) in the US Census's: 1900 (Dist 41, Long Creek, Carroll, ARK, page 20), 1910 (Dist 61, Long Creek, page 7, 1920 (Dist 53, Carrollton, Carroll, ARK, page 9), 1925 (Wichita, Sedgwick, KA, page 2250), and 1930 (Dist 46, Wichita, Sedgwick, KA). William and Della had these children for sure, all born in ARK: McKinley b. 1897 Avery b. 1898 Ica b. 1900 (female) Charley b. 1902 Frank b. 1908 Claborn b. 1911 Faye b. 1918 ("Troy" in 1920, but female) Clifford b. 1921 and perhaps Walsie b. 1915 d. 1917

Charles Agard was the adopted son of Samuel Agard of Pottersville, NY, and his wife Amanda (probably nee Lake). Samuel died in or near Whiteside County, Illinois, after 1865 but before 1870, when Amanda turns up as housekeeper for Job Gifford of NJ, in Illinois, dragging Charles. The marriage of Job and Amanda is to be found on the website "Illinois Marriages". Charles married Oranetta ("Nettie") Crull 1881 but she died after 1885, children unlikely. One can find Charles and "Minerval" in the 1910 Census, but I cannot find them in 1900 with the result that I cannot find their son Frank in any census. Hope this helps.

Agard, Charles 1911 129, 130 A
Agard, Chas, Mrs. 1911 129 A

4. Agard, Chas. - 31 May 1858 - 16 Nov. 1911 father Mason
5. Agard, Frank - 11 Apr. 1894 - 13 Dec. 1908 son/C. A. & M. J.
6. Agard, M. J. - 17 Aug. 1868 - 18 Nov. 1911 mother

Father: Robert Franklin COLEMAN "Frank" b: ABT 1846 in Tennessee
Mother: Elizabeth VARNER "Betty" b: ABT 1844 in Hamilton Co. Tennessee

Marriage: 1 Charles AGARD b: 31 May 1858 in Pottersville, New York

1. Frank AGARD b: 11 Apr 1894
Charles. Agard of Coin died Thursday at 2 p.m. after a short siege of pneumonia fever.

Mrs. Agard, his wife, died at 11 a.m. Saturday, twenty-four hours after taking two capsules filled with "Rough on Rats" thus within the short space of less than three days the Agard family passed out of existence.

The only child of the Agard family, a boy in the teens, accidentally killed himself with a gun while the family was jouring in the state of Colorado some three years ago.

The tragic ending of the boy had a telling affect on the mind of Mrs. Agard and she often expressed herself that she did not care to live any longer and the sudden death of her husband, coupled with her former trouble was more than she was willing to bear.

Not one of the neighbors who were present, assisting in
the preparation of Mr. Agards body for burial suspicioned that Mrs. Agard was in such a desperate frame of mind and not until several minutes after she had taken the deadly poison did anyone realize that she was soon to be a corpse by a premeditated act on her own part.

After taking the poison the troubled woman asked to be allowed to view the face of her dead husband. The request was granted and it was while she was standing over the lifeless form of her beloved one that she began to show symptoms of what she had done. Within a few minutes
she was violently ill and a dispatch was sent to Dr. McCurry at Alpena who came post haste but he could only administer local relief and the victim died at 11
a.m. Saturday and was buried beside her husband in Long Creek cemetery near Denver.

The body of Mr. Agard had been buried on Friday evening.

Such a sad state of affairs.
Thanks to Jennifer Horner for this note.

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  Robert Franklin Coleman (1846 - ____)
  Charles Agard (1858 - 1911)*
  Frank Agard (1894 - 1908)*
*Calculated relationship
Roscoe Cemetery
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Arkansas, USA
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