Published Thursday Evening September 21, 1905 Cortland Standard a New York newspaper
Happenings in the Big Town on the Northern Line
Truxton, Sept. 19 -- The funeral was held this afternoon at his home of Mr. George Beard who died after a short illness of grip Saturday morning.Rev. Mr. Transue conducted the service.The large number of people who gathered to pay their respect to Mr. Beard and family and the beautiful and numerous pieces of flowers showed in a measure the regards in which the deceased was held.His pleasant genial face will be missed from his home and in the streets.He has only lived amongst us a few years coming here from Little Falls where he was a member of the Presbyterian church. His wife died about three years ago and two sons, Giles Beard of Cheningo and Benjamine with whom he lived a short distance from this town, survive him, beside several grandchildren.The family have the sympathy of all.
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I received this obituary after a paid search from the Cortland Free Library, 32 Church St., Corland, NY 13045.
I believe this George Beard (Sr.) is the husband of Emma Beard born about 1836, died Feb. 17, 1903.I've come to this conclusion after comparing several related family members obituaries from the Truxton area and their tombstones that are transcribed & published online at the NY Cortland County Geb Web site.Also comparing all of this to the 1880 & 1930 NY Census (The only ones I have so far).I welcome your comments & corrections.
My main focus and challenge is to either prove or disprove these Beard family's from these particular sources are George Beard Jr's parents & relatives.George Beard Jr. married my Addie L. Beard, they had a son named Ralph.Please view my other Beard obits posted on this BEARD msg board.
From this I hope to learn Addie L. Arnold & George Beard Jr's date & place of marriage.A paid ARNOLD search by the Herkimer County Historical Society, NY, in 2002 did not find a marriage date for this couple. Also I hope to learn George Beard Jr's date & place of birth.The 1880 NY Census shows him born in ENG (England).His tombstone located in the Truxton Village Cemetery, NY, is inscribed... died July 15, 1898, age 34.
I look forward to sharing & exchanging additional information for this BEARD/ARNOLD family.I'm also interested in Addie L (ARNOLD) Beard's brother Irving ARNOLD.
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