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Dr Edward Delane “E.D.” Garard

Dr Edward Delane “E.D.” Garard

Birth
Missouri, USA
Death 29 Oct 1930 (aged 63–64)
Wyoming, USA
Burial Deaver, Big Horn County, Wyoming, USA
Plot SE 1/4 44
Memorial ID 13960199 · View Source
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Dr. Edward Delane Garard was the son of John Garard who was born about 1836 in Ohio, and Sarah Ann (Tinsman) Garard who was born about 1838.

Edward had the following known siblings:

Laura Garard 1859-
Mary F. Garard 1863-
Alton Harry Garard 1879-1945

In 1870 and 1880, the Garard family was living in Adair County, Missouri.

1870 Missouri census, Adair County, Missouri:

John Garard M 34 Ohio
Sarah Garard F 30 Pennsylvania
Laura Garard F 11 Missouri
Minnie Garard F 7 Iowa
Eddie Garard M 4 Missouri

Edward's mother, Sarah (Tinsman), died in 1871. His father remarried in 1877 to Sarah (Furnish), daughter of Moses Furnish. They had a son Alton Harry Garard born in 1879.

1880 Missouri census, Adair County, Missouri:

John Gerard Self M 44 Ohio
Sarah Gerard Wife F 42 Kentucky
Mary F Gerard Daughter F 17 Iowa
Ed L Gerard Son M 14 Missouri
Harry Gerard Son M 1 Missouri

In 1894, Edward married Lillian S. "Lillie" Beets (1875-1946), daughter of Andrew Jackson Beets, from Adair County, Missouri.

Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002:

Name: Edward D Guoan [sic - should be Garard]
Marriage Date: 22 Feb 1894
Marriage Place: Adair, Missouri
Registration Place: Adair, Missouri
Spouse: Lilliar [sic - should be Lillian] D Beets
Spouse Father: S J Beets [sic - should be A. J. Beets]

They had three known children:

Mildred Cecil (Garard) Hill 1895–1982
Neil Carrol Garard 1897–1959
Harold Garard 1900–1918

It is believed that Edward graduated from the American School of Osteopathy in Kirksville, Missouri, as he became a physician.

In 1910, Dr. Garard and his family were living in Pattonsburg, Daviess County, Missouri, where Edward had established a medical practice. They had three children at this time, and Lillie's mother, Elizabeth (Haupt) Beets, was also living with them. Lillie's father at this time was a patient at the State Hospital at St. Joseph, Missouri.

Lillian's mother, Elizabeth (Haupt) Beets, died in 1913, and her father, Andrew Jackson Beets, died in 1914. The Garard family moved to Wyoming sometime after this.

Edward and Lillian's youngest child, Harold Garard, died in 1918 at the age of 19 after a long illness. His condition got worse when he went on a fishing trip with his uncle Rev. William Haupt. He was originally buried on his uncle's ranch in Deaver, Wyoming, since the Deaver Cemetery was not yet finished. He was later moved to the Deaver Cemetery.

In the 1920 census, the Garard family is listed in Big Horn, Wyoming, where Edward appears to no longer be in medical practice. He is shown as doing general farming. Two Garard children are in the home, Mildred 24 and Neil 22, who are both public school teachers. Edward's half-brother, Alton Garard, and his family were neighboring farmers in this census.

Sometime after 1920, Edward and Lillie Garard separated. In the 1930 census, Dr. Garard was still a farmer, but he was now living alone. There is a "D" for divorced under his marital status. Edward died in October, 1930 and was buried at Deaver Cemetery.

Lillie remarried in 1929 to Wirt McKannon, and later divorced him. Lillie died in 1946 and is also buried at the Deaver Cemetery in Wyoming.

- Written by Blytha (Dennis) Ellis, wife of Donald Ervin Ellis, great nephew of Lillie.


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  • Maintained by: Blytha & Donald Ellis
  • Originally Created by: BrixtonWy
  • Added: 14 Apr 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13960199
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Edward Delane “E.D.” Garard (1866–29 Oct 1930), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13960199, citing Deaver Cemetery, Deaver, Big Horn County, Wyoming, USA ; Maintained by Blytha & Donald Ellis (contributor 47068335) .