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Sydney Frank Beard

Birth
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Death
5 Dec 1919 (aged 27)
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Burial
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA Add to Map
Plot
Section G, Lots 223, 224
Memorial ID
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Son of Frank H. Beard and Jennie (Shiel) Beard.

Married Helen Will, 27 Feb 1917, in Detroit, Michigan.

Father of Phyllis & Naomi Beard.

"Sidney Beard, proprietor of the greenhouse establishment of Beard Bros., West Fort street, Detroit, Mich., died December 5, at Harper hospital. His death was the result of injuries received November 30, when the smokestack of the greenhouses was blown down upon the office where Mr. Beard was seated at his desk in the act of telephoning. He was nearly completely covered by the loose bricks of the chimney, and was with difficulty taken out and to the hospital, where it was soon learned his injuries were of a fatal nature. He had two ribs broken, his right arm had two fractures and injuries to the head, and the spinal cord crushed and nearly severed. His youth (only 27 years) and splendid physique enabled him to survive, most of the time conscious, for several days, during which time his mother was hastening to his bedside from California. He passed away only a few minutes before the grief stricken parent arrived.
Mr. Beard is survived by his widow and young child, his mother, and sister, Mrs. Wm. Shenk, and young brother, Herbert, the latter a student of Culver Military Academy. His funeral, which was largely attended, took place December 8 with interment in the family plot in Woodmere cemetery.
The passing of Sidney Beard removes from the trade of Detroit one of the most popular of the younger element, and the numerous floral emblems and the attendance at the funeral of nearly all the florists of the city gave testimony of the high esteem in which he was held. He was most energetic, and gave the closest attention to his business. Of a jovial, happy disposition, he made friends wherever he went, and his loyalty was never questioned. The sadness of his passing is felt keenly by all who knew him, and the deepest sympathy is extended to the members of his bereaved family."
-The American Florist, Volume 53, 1919
Son of Frank H. Beard and Jennie (Shiel) Beard.

Married Helen Will, 27 Feb 1917, in Detroit, Michigan.

Father of Phyllis & Naomi Beard.

"Sidney Beard, proprietor of the greenhouse establishment of Beard Bros., West Fort street, Detroit, Mich., died December 5, at Harper hospital. His death was the result of injuries received November 30, when the smokestack of the greenhouses was blown down upon the office where Mr. Beard was seated at his desk in the act of telephoning. He was nearly completely covered by the loose bricks of the chimney, and was with difficulty taken out and to the hospital, where it was soon learned his injuries were of a fatal nature. He had two ribs broken, his right arm had two fractures and injuries to the head, and the spinal cord crushed and nearly severed. His youth (only 27 years) and splendid physique enabled him to survive, most of the time conscious, for several days, during which time his mother was hastening to his bedside from California. He passed away only a few minutes before the grief stricken parent arrived.
Mr. Beard is survived by his widow and young child, his mother, and sister, Mrs. Wm. Shenk, and young brother, Herbert, the latter a student of Culver Military Academy. His funeral, which was largely attended, took place December 8 with interment in the family plot in Woodmere cemetery.
The passing of Sidney Beard removes from the trade of Detroit one of the most popular of the younger element, and the numerous floral emblems and the attendance at the funeral of nearly all the florists of the city gave testimony of the high esteem in which he was held. He was most energetic, and gave the closest attention to his business. Of a jovial, happy disposition, he made friends wherever he went, and his loyalty was never questioned. The sadness of his passing is felt keenly by all who knew him, and the deepest sympathy is extended to the members of his bereaved family."
-The American Florist, Volume 53, 1919


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