Published Tuesday, February 24, 1903 Cortland Standard a Cortland, New York newspaper
Death of Well Known People - Real Estate Transfer - Other News
Truxton - Feb. 23, --- Mrs. George Beard, Sr., died at her home on the Cheningo road Wednesday after an illness of several months with Bright's disease.Mrs. Beard was born in England in 1836, coming to the United States together with her husband they settled in Little Falls where they conducted a large farm until about ten years ago when they removed to this place, locating on the farm which they purchased of Freeman Schermerhorn.
She was a woman of kind disposition and was highly respected by all who knew her.She was a regular attendant of the Methodist church.The funeral was held at her late home Saturday at 2 o'clock.Rev. Edward M. Cullinan officiated.The bearers were Peter D. Muller, W. Ray Woodward, John Lutz and Albert Curtis.She leaves besides her husband, two sons, Giles and Benjamin, and a little grandson, Ralph, all of this place, besides many friends to mourn her loss.The remains were interred in the family lot in the Truxton rural cemetery.
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Received this obituary after a paid research from the Cortland Free Library, 32 Church St., Cortland, NY, 13045.
I believe this is my Addie L. (ARNOLD) BEARD's mother-in-law Mrs. George BEARD Sr.Even though none of the BEARD obits mention Addie's husband George BEARD Jr. (Except Addie's).This is likely as he is the son who died abt 1898 & is buried in the same Truxton Cemetery. He passed away first before his parents, brothers (mentioned here) & Addie.
Does anyone know the date & place of marriage for Addie L. Arnold & George Beard, Jr?Also hoping to learn of George Jr's date of birth.A paid search in 2002 at the Herkimer County Historical Society, NY did not find their marriage recorded there during an ARNOLD search.The 1880 NY Census mentions he was born in ENG (England).NOTE everyone in this same BEARD 1880 NY household is listed as being born in ENG. However Benjamin J. Beard's obit mentions he was born in Abersychan, Wales.From the 1930 NY Census Addie Beard age 68, a widow, is shown living with her brother-in-law Benjamin Beard.
Hoping someone might have additional information to share for Addie L (Arnold) Beard, her husband George Beard Jr, their children Ralph Beard, & the couples grandchildren Darrell Beard & Mrs. Thelma Shutt.
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