I suppose we can persue this in public -- maybe it will trigger some input from some more knowledable researcher.
I know nothing of the children of Joseph Allard and Minerva Ann Wright, married 7 Sep 1848 in Morgan County, OH, and all I know of Joseph and Minerva is from the will of Mercy Roberts, his aunt, (see message # 1091 on this forum) and Coulson's 'Early Marriages of Morgan County, Ohio, 1819-1864'
Now I do have a bit of info on a Pearl or Perley Allard, but he was born a bit earlier than 1870, in 1851.However it is all in the same family -- Joseph who married Minerva was his uncle -- all of these are children and descendants of Joseph Allard and Mary Oliver, married 9 Sep 1819 in Morgan County.So, I suppose he could be a namesake or somthing, but it does seem a bit of an unusual name -- I'd like to know the story behind it.
What I can tell you (maybe from the research of Kathleen Marie Brawn, poor note taking on my part) --
Obituaries of neice, Tiny Allard, Soldier City Tribune, May 2, 1889 "Mr. and Mrs. Pearl Allard took the train yesterday morning to attend the funeral of their brother's little child." The Holton Weekly recorder, May 2, 1889 "A year old child of Mr. and Mrs. Amsy Allard died last Sunday of inflammation of the brain. Our bereaved friends have the heartfelt sympathy of the community."
1870 Cornwall, Henry, IL page 1, (Farmer born in IL. living with wife, Nathaniel Allard 22 Farmer born in OH and Mary Allard 20 born in PA)
1910 Jefferson, Jackson, KS Census page 8A (married 38 years, 3 children all living, born in IL both parents in OH, farmer, home farm, living with wife and son)
History of Soldier, Kansas by Robert S. Markham 1985 page 26 and 27 "Fairbanks and Allard Families"
"Daniel Allard, the first of the name in Soldier, and his wife, Susanna, lived in IL. They raised seven sons and four daughters. After the death of Susanna, Daniel married Rose Good. They had one son, Clayton Allard. They came to Kansas in 1875 and settled on a farm three and one-half miles east of Soldier, ....Some of the children born to Daniel's first wife came with the family to Kansas, but none settled here except Perley Allard."..."It is said that he helped build the Christian Church in Soldier. They may have been charter members of that church."
"Pearly moved in with Chauncy and his family after Ruth died and stayed until his death in 1926."
"Pearly and Chauncy bought a farm one mile east and south of Soldier. Lucy refused to move to that farm and bought a house east of Brooklyn bridge in Soldier. She and Pearly lived there until her death in 1921."
The three children I have for this Perley Allard and his wife Lucy A Rate are Chauncy, Winfred, and Kittie.
I have no record of any other marriage for this Perley -- doesn't mean there wasn't one, just that I don't know about it.
Some of my Aikins family relatives also ended up in this same area of Kansas, fwiw, but his is not Montana and Idaho, either.