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Ora May "Ora May" Cheesman Beard
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Birth: Oct. 13, 1882
Economy
Wayne County
Indiana, USA
Death: Jul. 13, 1959
Milk River
Lethbridge Census Division
Alberta, Canada

Ora May Beard (Cheesman)was born Ora May Cheeseman near Hagerstown, Indiana on October 13, 1882. She recieved her education there and taught school in Indiana. She married Fred Beard on September 24, 1903 in Economy, In. She was the daughter of Wallace Cheesman b.13 Mar,1861 and America Josephine(nee Lumpkin) Cheesman b.1863-d.1925.m. 13 Mar, 1881. Ora May with Henry Fred Beard immigrated to Canada in 1908 loading all their worldly possessions in a Railroad Boxcar which took them to Milk River, Alberta, Canada. They homesteaded 160 acres about 5 miles east of Milk River. Ora May and Fred belonged to the Quaker Church but were enthusiastic workers in any church that needed help. Mrs Beard assisted in the Milk River Library for several years. She had five children, Henry,b.7-13-1904, Alma (Austin)b. 5-16-1910,Ralph,b. 10-22-1912, Edna (Thompson),b. 2-24-1916 and John, b.12-29-1918. 
 
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 Parents:
  Wallace Cheesman (1861 - 1921)
  America Josephine Lumpkin Cheesman (1863 - 1925)
 
 Spouse:
  Henry Fred Beard (1876 - 1961)
 
 Children:
  Henry Wallace Beard (1904 - 1979)*
  Alma Ruth Beard Austin (1910 - 1998)*
  Ralph Elmer Beard (1912 - 1997)*
  Edna Alberta Beard Thompson (1916 - 2011)*
 
 Sibling:
  Ora May Cheesman Beard (1882 - 1959)
  Carl Wallace Cheesman (1885 - 1942)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Milk River Cemetery
Milk River
Lethbridge Census Division
Alberta, Canada
 
Created by: Robert Dunbar Austin Jr
Record added: Feb 10, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 84793901
Ora May Ora May <i>Cheesman</i> Beard
Added by: Robert Dunbar Austin Jr
 
Ora May Ora May <i>Cheesman</i> Beard
Added by: Robert Dunbar Austin Jr
 
Ora May Ora May <i>Cheesman</i> Beard
Added by: Robert Dunbar Austin Jr
 
 
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Happy Mother's Day to My Grandmother--gone for so many years--but never forgotten and always loved by everyone in her family.
- Robert Dunbar Austin Jr
 Added: May. 11, 2014
Dearest Grandmother, Happy Mother's Day, rest in peace. Love you dearly. Robert
- Robert Dunbar Austin Jr
 Added: May. 12, 2013

- Ms. Marilyn K.
 Added: Mar. 8, 2013
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