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501 L. Gary Byard

Gary Byard, 81, passed away peacefully May 31, 2014. Gary was born in Gip, West Virginia on January 9, 1933 to the late Homer and Lola Byard. After graduating from East High School Gary eloped with his high school sweetheart, Nancy Reed, on February 9, 1952.

Gary served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and upon his return began his family and his profession in sales. Gary was employed for 34 years at Akron Standard Mold. In 1985, with the help, guidance and support of friends and family Gary opened the Akron Ex-Im Sales Co. Because of the many friendships Gary had established in the tire industry, Akron Ex-Im continues today. Gary was an avid golfer and sports enthusiast and loved spending time with his family and friends.

Gary is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Nancy; sons, Gary (Judi), David (Pok) and Robert (Suzann); daughters, Julie (George) Benedum and Jenny (Stef) Colas; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; brothers, Glenn Byard and Marvin (Sandy) Byard.

Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 6, 2014 at the Schermesser Funeral Home, 600 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Rd., Akron, OH 44319 (SR 619) with Pastor Mike Castelli officiating. Family and friends may call on Thursday, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be at Hillside Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made in Gary's name to The Chapel, 135 Fir Hill, Akron, Ohio 44304. To leave a special message online for the family, visit our website at


(330) 899-9107

Published in Akron Beacon Journal from June 3 to June 4, 2014 - See more at: =171212811#sthash.SNu18d71.dpuf 
BYARD, Lloyd Gary (I12213)
502 La, Providence ? FOUACHE, Anne (I5180)
503 Lake Chapel Family F10349
504 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I16030)
505 LAKE CITY - Roscoe G. Byard, age 71, of Lake City passed away, Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010 at his home.

Mr. Byard was born Dec. 25, 1938 in Mancelona to Roscoe C. and Luellen R. (Graham) Byard. He married the former Frances June Welliver Dec. 19, 1959 in Mancelona. Roscoe worked with his father and brother in the logging business until the 1950s. He bought a sawmill in 1961 in East Jordan that he operated for 20 years. For eight years, he owned an RV dealership before returning to the logging business, where he sold retail hardwood lumber in Grand Rapids until his retirement in 1990.

Roscoe was a pilot and was actively involved in flying. He enjoyed woodworking and loved being with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Frances; four sons, Dennis (Jill) Byard of Kingsley, Bill (Connie) Byard of Plano, Texas, Jim (Anne) Byard of Lake City and Jeff (Kelly) Byard of Richfield, Wisc.; 13 grandchildren, Valisa, Bryan, Justin, Christine, Daniel, Zack, DJ, Mike, Laura, Katie, Joshua, Alex and Logan; and five great-grandchildren, Denise, Andrew, Adam, Austin and Aaron. He is also survived by a brother, Donald (Evelyn) Byard of Arkansas; two sisters, Betty Hanson of Mancelona and Kay (Bert) Anger of Texas; his in-laws, Ed and Ruth Welliver of Cadillac, Donna Olds of Alba and Lynda Welliver of Mancelona; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010 at the Young Funeral Home, with Pastor Donald Ray Byard officiating. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. until time of services. Burial will be in the Lake City Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society.

An online obituary may be read and condolences offered at 
BYARD, Roscoe Glenn (I16032)
506 Lawrence (L.E.) Byard, 79, Clarksville, died Thursday, February 21, 2008, at St. Thomas Hospital, Nashville.

The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church of St. Bethlehem with Rev. Jeff Burris and Rev. Steve Murphree officiating.

Burial will be in Austin-Smith Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3-9 p.m. Saturday at McReynolds-Nave & Larson Chapel and from 1 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church of St. Bethlehem.

McReynolds-Nave & Larson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

He was born September 16, 1928 in Montgomery County son of George W. Byard and Lela Maude Clemmons Byard.

He was preceded in death by a great grandson, Logan Byard.

Mr. Byard was a retired owner of Byard and Son Construction Company and a member and Deacon of First Baptist Church of St. Bethlehem.

He is survived by his wife, Reecie Heflin Byard, Clarksville; sons, Dean Byard, Nashville, Tommy (Robin) Byard, Clarksville; daughters, Diane (Steve) Murphree, Shelbyville, Donna (Roy) Franklin, Lafayette, KY, Debbie (Anthony) Hagewood, Herndon, KY; grandchildren, Cheri Taylor, Jessica Johnson, Brandon Byard, Casey Burrahm, Stacy Murphree, Jason Hagewood, Jordan Hagewood; great-grandchildren, Sydney, McKenzie, Landon and Madyson Johnson, Hudson and Drew Taylor, Caroline Burrahm. Pallbearers will be Jason Hagewood, Donnie Johnson, Josh Burrahm, Brandon Byard, George Shelton, Billy Atkins, Jimmy Harris and Mike Collins. Honorary pallbearers will be members of his Sunday School Class. 
BYARD, Lawrence Ellis (I14369)
507 Lee Amos Byard, 98, Clarksville, Tenn., and formerly of Venice, died Oct. 22, 2003.

He was born Dec. 21, 1904, in Clarksville and came to Venice in 2001 from there. He was a construction superintendent. He was a member of Lakeside Lutheran Church in Venice.

Survivors include his
son, Terry Lee of Clarksville;
a sister, Maggie Black of Clarksville;
a grandchild; and
a great-grandchild.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Venice Memorial Gardens. Ewing Funeral Home is in charge. Memorial donations may be made to Lakeside Lutheran Church, 2401 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL 34293; or to a favorite charity.

Published in Herald Tribune on Oct. 26, 2003 - See more at: 
BYARD, Amos Lee (I11640)
508 Left the family and went to Canada.

Reputed to have changed his name. 
BYARD, Ernest (I249)
509 Lemon Grove, Claif. -- Services will be held Friday for Anna Marie Byard, 51, of Lemon Grove, who died Monday, June 8, 1998, at home.

She was born in New Cumberland May 27, 1947, a daughter of Murray Deeter of San Diego and the late Anna Marie Albis Deeter.

A resident of Lemon Grove 46 years, she was a homemaker and self employed 33 years.

Besides her father, she is survived by her husband, James M. Byard, at home; a son, James Martin Byard of Las Vegas, Nev.; three daughters,
Mrs. Philip (Anna Marie) Theimer of Arizona, and Andrea Hageman and Katie Byard of San Diego;
two brothers, Henry Deeter and Sam Deeter of San Diego;
six foster children and two granddaughters.

The services will be held at 2 p.m. at the Greenwood Mortuary. Entombment will be in Greenwood Mausoleum. 
DEETER, Anna Marie (I10881)
510 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family F5068
511 Lived at Bowhill, Fife. Linen weaver.
KINNELL, Jane Bissett (I7579)
512 Lived at Bryn-Mawr, Gwent WOODHALL, Alfred (I7419)
513 Lived at Kelty in Fife. Tailor and Railway Signalman. MORRISON, James (I7568)
514 Lived at Pigeon House, Breinton, Hereford WOODHALL, Nell (I7159)
515 Lived at Pigeon House, Breinton, Hereford ROGERS, Fred (I7409)
516 Location: D Number: 214.00 BYARD, Gertrude Emma (I7919)
517 Lola Garnet Hall Byard of Akron, passed away peacefully Saturday, June 12, 2010, at the age of 98, at St. Luke Lutheran Community in Portage Lakes.

She was born in Braxton County, Servia, W.Va., on February 13, 1912, second of sixteen children to the late Jennie Bee Hall and John Bennett Hall. She was a former employee of The Dairy Store, Wayside Furniture, O'Neil's, and the Amber Restaurant, all located in Akron. Lola was a member of the Goodyear Heights Baptist Church in Akron, the First Baptist Church of Lake Wales, Fla., and affiliated with The Chapel in Akron and the Community Baptist Church of Tallmadge. She was also a very active member in the PTA for the Akron Public Schools.

Lola was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Homer Jackson Byard who died May 26, 1989, and whom she married on June 21, 1930. She was also preceded in death by sisters, Lela Riffle, Oleta Cumbridge, Kathleen Riffle, Mary Erickson, and Margaret Hines; brothers, John, Ivan, Blaine, William Byrne, and Leslie Hall.

Surviving are sons, L. Gary (Nancy) of New Franklin, Ohio, Glenn (Sandra) of Marana, Arizona, Marvin (Jackie) of Surprise, AZ; sisters, Helen Mollohan of Mesa, Arizona, Virginia McGraw of Beckley, W.Va., Norma Sizemore of Glasgow, W.Va., Jessie Maiuri of Summersville, W.Va.; brother, Charles Hall of Uniontown, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren and 23 great-great-grandchildren.

The family wishes to thank the staff of St. Luke's and Summa Hospice for their compassionate care of Lola in her final days.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 16 at 1 p.m. at Hopkins Lawver Funeral Home, 547 Canton Road, Akron, with Pastor John E. Phillips officiating. Burial at Hillside Memorial Park, 1025 Canton Road, Akron. Friends may call at the funeral home 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and on Wednesday from 12 noon until service time. On-line condolences may be sent to the Byard family at

(Hopkins Lawver, Akron, 330-733-6271)

Published in Akron Beacon Journal on June 13, 2010 - See more at: 
HALL, Lola Garnet (I12212)
518 Lydia Roberts is a bit of a mystery, primarily because her parents can't be found.

Walter Snow wrote "Lydia Roberts b. 20 April 1792 in Penobscot" according to this: "Snow, Walter A., Brooksville, Maine: A Town of the Bagaduce, Privately printed by Weekly Packet, Blue Hill, Maine, 1967."

Sedgwick's vital records show that Lydia and two boys with the Roberts surname were placed in the care of Deacon Solomon Billings and his wife, Abigail Eaton, the daughter of Theophilus Eaton and his wife, Abigail Fellows.

"Children under the care of Mr. Solomon Billings"

"Amaziah Roberts of Penobscot born August 2, 1783
Tobias Roberts of Penobscot born August 1, 1789
Lydia Roberts of Penobscot born April 20, 1792"

It appears that these are three siblings who, for some reason, were without parents to care for them and therefore Samuel Billings and his wife agreed to take them in and raise them. However, these children may have been cousins rather than siblings.

Abigail "Abby" (Sargent) Neese, wrote a manuscript, entitled "Genealogy of the Byard and Sargent Families of Maine" in which she noted that Lydia Marks Roberts was the daughter of Samuel Roberts from Somersworth, N.H. and his wife, "Dolly" (Dorothy?) Moore. I haven't been able to find Samuel and Dolly anywhere on-line. I do know that Somersworth was formerly a part of Dover; it was made a Parish on Dec. 19, 1729.

Lydia was first married to Simeon Grant, born July 3, 1791 in Penobscot, and they filed their intentions to marry on
27 May 1810. Lydia, by Simeon, had Simeon, Jr. and Lucy Grant. Simeon, Sr. died at some point and Lydia's second marriage was to James Byard, the youngest of the ten children born to Abigail (Glover) Byard and her husband, Robert Byard.

Lydia and James Byard were the parents of Betsey, married to Daniel Eaton; James Byard II who died at age five; Mary Ann Byard, married to Capt. Lucius Bolles Sargent; Lydia Byard who never married and Abigail Roberts Byard, married to Capt. Jasper Newton Sargent, the younger brother of Lucius. Lydia's son Simeon and daughter Lucy Grant were also raised with their half-brothers and sisters.

Lydia Roberts Byard died on 11 Aug. 1874 and James died on Dec. 25, 1876.

Family links:
James Byard (1786 - 1876)*

Mary Ann Byard Sargent (1823 - 1911)*
Abigail Roberts Byard Sargent (1828 - 1920)*

*Calculated relationship

Sedgwick Rural Cemetery
Hancock County
Maine, USA
Plot: wife of James Byard 
ROBERTS, Lydia Marks (I5301)
519 LYONS - Henry Byard,
74, died Thursday, at Lyons District Hospital. Born Sept. 14, 1899, at Mendon, Okla., he married Clara Conner, Dec. 1, 1924.

A retired farmer, he was a lifetime resident here.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church; Masonic Lodge.

Survivors are the widow; sons: Howard, Lyons; Donald, New Orleans, La.;
d a u g h t e r : Mrs. William Gacke, Dallas, Tex.; sisters:
Mrs. Mary Newsom, Diamond, Okla.;
Eliza Crowl, Little River;
Mary Martin, Lyons;
Ellen Bush, Reseda, Calif.;
brothers: Chester, Lincoln, Nebr.;
Ed, Lyons;
seven grandchildren; one greatgrandchild.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday
at the church; Rev.
Charles Fiquett. Burial will
be in Lyons Cemetery.
Friends may call from 1 to 9
p.m. at Crawford-Miller Mortuary.
The family suggests memorials to the church.

The Hutchinson News, Hutchinson, KS Friday, May 10, 1974

Family links:
Clara Elizabeth Conner Byard (1903 - 1976)

Howard Stanley Byard (1927 - 2004)*
Donald D Byard (1929 - 1987)* 
BYARD, John Henry (I16425)
520 LYONS - Vera R. Byard, 98, died June 29, 2010, at Sandstone Heights Nursing Home, Little River. She was born Jan. 26, 1912, in Coffeyville, to Joseph H. and Jessie M. Clark Hubbard. She graduated from Lyons High School in 1928. A lifetime area resident, she was a homemaker.

She belonged to the First Christian Church, Lyons, attended the United Methodist Church, and Senior Center, both at Little River, the Mitchell EHU and various other clubs.

On Aug. 1, 1934, she married Edward P. Byard in Little River. He died Dec. 19, 1991. Survivors include: a son, Ken and wife Shirley, Lyons; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Jack Byard.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 1, 2010, at Birzer Funeral Home, Lyons, with the Rev. Grant Davis presiding. Visitation will be 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 30, 2010, at Birzer Funeral Home, Lyons. Burial will be in Lyons Municipal Cemetery, Lyons. Memorials may be sent to Little River Senior Center, in care of the funeral home. 
HUBBARD, Vera Ruby (I14050)
521 Madison Ave Or Northwest Or Sugar-Loaf St Dutch Rnew Yorkchurch Family F3258
522 Madison Ave Or Northwest Or Sugar-Loaf St Dutch Rnew Yorkchurch Family F3279
523 Malnutrition BYARD, John R (I16640)
524 Manthorpe Memorial Church Family F2736
525 Margie Graham Byard was born in Buhl, Idaho on July 9, 1927, the first child of Mildred Thurman Graham and Reuben Graham. The family moved to Adrian, Oregon after Margie graduated from Buhl High School.

She attended Oregon State University until she decided that a life in a laboratory was not to be her choice of work. She moved to Boise, where she worked for the Idaho Department of Labor until 1981.

She met and married Harold L. Byard in 1946. Two children were born in Boise, where the family stayed until 2001. As a widow, Margie lived in Eagle until 2004, when she moved to Caldwell with her son and daughter-in-law.

Margie liked to travel and was happy to travel for her work as a member and officer of IAPES. She enjoyed the many trips to the family cabin at Paddy Flat, Valley County. She went fishing with her husband, Harold, and he traveled with her when she went to meetings and conventions during the ten years that he was retired prior to her retirement. Later, when she had a travel opportunity, she packed up, ready to go, saying "they go, I go," from Spain to New Zealand, and in between.

Until after 20 years of winter trips to Hawaii, she also loved to be home with possessions and collections that she treasured because "they have history."

She anticipated, loved, enjoyed, and bragged about five grandchildren, and their spouses and children:
Jolene Jones, her daughter, Miranda, her son, Zack, and his wife and baby;
Jeff and Lyndee Byard, their children, Justice and Carsyn;
Kim and Princeton Irons, their son, Princeton, and Kaydon and Savanna;
Daniel and Emely Austin, their sons, Connor and Quinn;
and Darin and Krista Austin, their daughters, Brooke and Courtney;
her brother, Gary Graham and his wife, Sue, Eagle, ID;
her daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Doug Austin, Ogden, UT;
and her son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Sandra Byard, Caldwell, ID.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at the Dry Creek Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, November 1st at the Relyea Funeral Chapel.

Family links:
Harold Lindle Byard (____ - 2001)

Dry Creek Cemetery
Ada County
Idaho, USA

Created by: Barb
Record added: Oct 29, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 119487478 
GRAHAM, Margie Marie (I12067)
526 Marion G. Byard, 89, of White Oak, PA died Friday, August 28, 2015 at her residence.

Born November 15, 1925 in McKeesport, the daughter of the late Otto and Marie Wetzler Geruschat, wife of the late Wm. Dal Byard, mother of the late Jeffrey Byard, and sister of the late Walter Geruschat.

Marion was a member and very active in the Christ United Methodist Church in North Huntingdon and was a member of the Tweeners and the Ridge Road Women’s Club.

She is survived by her daughter: Karen Gregar; sons Robert and James Byard; 5 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received on Thursday, Sept. 3rd from 2 to 4 & 6 to 8 PM at the Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home, Inc., 2703 O’Neil Boulevard, McKeesport, PA 15132 where a Funeral Service will be held on Friday at 11:00 AM with Rev. Dr. Sang K. Choi, Pastor officiating. Interment will follow in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills, PA.  
GERUSCHAT, Marion Elizabeth (I14390)
527 Mark S., died Monday, March 3, 2014 of pancreatic cancer, age 60, beloved son of the late Robert H. and Vivian R. Byard, brother to David R., Patrice and the late Donald R. Byard.
Coast Guard veteran, supporter of the Zappa Family Trust.
No services. Memorial donations to the American Cancer Society . "Just play the hand you're dealt". If desired, condolences may be shared with the family and memorial donations completed at - See more at: RD&pid=169976215#sthash.CWtd0lbx.dpuf 
BYARD, Mark Stephen (I11217)
528 Martha "Jane" Byard DeBolt Passed away on December 23, at the Country Meadows facility in Bridgeville, Pa.

Jane was born in Brave, to the late Joseph Earl and Mary Marie (Burnfield) Byard, on May 1, 1932. She spent most of her life growing up in Ruff Creek. She was a graduate of Waynesburg High School class of 1951, where she was a member of the basketball team and was voted the most athletic girl in her class.

She married William D. "Bill" DeBolt on December 14, 1952 and had 5 children. Over the years the family lived in Pa, WV, Florida, Massachusetts and Ohio. While in Massachusetts and Ohio she worked with her husband managing apartment buildings and hotels.

Jane was an active member of the Spraggs United Methodist Church and the Mather Christian Church. She enjoyed painting and drawing and many friends and family members have her art work in their homes. With her husband Bill, she played dartball on the Spraggs Church League team and also was in a bowling league in Waynesburg.

She did historical reporting and ancestry research for her family. She also wrote biographies about local friends who's stories she thought would be interesting to tell. She was a 4-H leader. She had a unique sarcastic sense of humor and kept things lively wherever she went. She was generous and kind and always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need.

She is preceded in death by her husband William D. "Bill" DeBolt, and her parents Mary Marie Burnfield and Earl Byard, and her brother, Jim Byard, and a daughter-in-law Kathleen Early DeBolt.

Her surviving relatives are her children: Dan (Cindy Early) DeBolt of McMurray, PA, Jan (Larry) Dulaney of Spraggs PA, Stan DeBolt of Waynesburg, PA, Van (Debra) DeBolt of Morgantown WV, Shannon (Jeff) DeBolt Knapp of Butler, PA, 8 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Also surviving are three siblings, Sue (Raymond) Brewer of Cleveland OH, John (Sue) Byard, of Cleveland OH, and Ruth Ann (Don) Mihalec of Washington D.C. and a sister-in-law Gay Byard of Cleveland OH.
The family has provided as an option in lieu of flowers that donations be sent to: Alzheimer's Association 1100 Liberty Ave STE E-201 Pittsburgh PA 15222-4240. The Association requests that checks be made payable to Alzheimer's Association and to acknowledge that the donation is being made in memory Jane DeBolt.

Friends and family will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, December 28, 2016, and on Thursday from 10 to 11:00 a.m., the hour of services on December 29, 2016, in the Behm Funeral Home, 1477 Jefferson Rd., Jefferson, PA 15344, Gregory P. Rohanna, supervisor, with the Rev. Monica Calvert officiating. Interment will follow in Greene County Memorial Park, Waynesburg. Condolences may be expressed online at  
BYARD, Martha Jane (I14622)
529 Martha A. Byard, age 82, of Hartford City, Ind., former longtime resident of Greenfield, died on Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011, at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, Ind. She was born on July 29, 1929, in Indianapolis. She married George Byard in July of 1953.

Martha retired from Eli Lilly in Indianapolis. She enjoyed knitting.

Surviving relatives include one son, Jeffrey A. Byard of Hartford City, Ind.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and two sisters, Helen Angel and Elizabeth Patrick.

No services will be held. Entombment will take place in the Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Muncie, Ind. 
NELSON, Martha (I13084)
530 May be in 1870 Census twice
BYARD, Ellen (I13947)
531 May have been voided Family F4765
532 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family F3414
533 Melinda Marchbanks Byard, 40 of Amarillo passed away January 31, 2013.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at Cross Pointe Church with Sheldon DeVries, Lead Minister officiating.

Melinda was born April 6, 1972 in Amarillo to Curtis and Billie Marchbanks.
She attended River Road High School, graduating in 1990. She married her soul mate, Mark Randal Byard on September 25, 1993 in Amarillo.
With her deep love of dogs, she established Critter Spa and Boutique where she could love and spoil not only her dog family but also the dogs her many clients brought to her shop.
She was a loving and devoted wife, sister, and friend who loved life and family with all her heart.

She was preceded in death by
her mother, Billie Marchbanks;
mother-in-law, Eugenia Byard;
father-in-law, Ray Byard;
and brother, Larry Marchbanks.
Melinda is survived by
her husband, Mark Byard;
their four legged children, Bug, Sable, Krikit, Jessie, Nokie, Talulah, Dega, NoNo and Nilah.;
her father, Curtis Marchbanks of Amarillo;
sister, Karan Rater and husband Ronnie of Mesquite;
brothers, Dwight Marchbanks and wife Connie of Amarillo
and Wiley Harkins and wife Bonnie of Fresno, California;
sister-in-laws, Regina Russell and husband Jimmy of Canadian
and Stephanie Francis and husband Glenn of College Station;
brother-in-laws, Stephen Byard and wife Brandy of Midland,
Ryan Byard of Silverton,
John Byard and wife Kelli of Akron, Ohio;
her nieces and nephews, Angie and husband Joel,
Sarah and husband Robert,
Joshua, Justin, Landry,
Tiffany and husband Casey,
Willie, Brandon, Branden and wife Andrea,
Kyler, Jacob, Katelyn, Avery, Karsen,
Dominic and Aaron, Chad and wife Courtney,
Minka, Mistie, Kristi, Ricky,
Ed and wife Angela, Tami and partner Ashley
and lastly, newest addition,, Abigail Mae.
And many friends.
The family suggests memorials be sent to the Amarillo S.P.C.A. P.O. Box 1014 Amarillo, TX 79105.  
MARCHBANKS, Melinda (I9766)
534 Mildred (Millie) Byard, 92, of Bliss (Levering), died Thursday, October 10, 2013.
Millie was born September 21, 1921 in Bliss, to Ruth (Cosens), and John Dow Mallory.
She married Bruce Byard on March 2, 1939, and they began farming in Bliss.
While developing their dairy farm Bruce worked on road construction all over Michigan, often Millie and the girls joined him.
Bruce died March 31, 1969 and Millie continued to farm, converting to a beef farm. Millie was a lifelong member of the Bliss Missionary Church, she taught Sunday School classes and Bible School classes for many years. She especially enjoyed being a member of the Women's Society which kept her busy making quilts as well as baked goods and handicrafts. Millie developed gardening, food preservation, and cooking to a fine art.

She is survived by children
Donna Byard,
Jacqueline (Charles) Cornell,
Sally (Dean) Schmalzried,
Faith Byard,
Brian (Meg) Byard, and
Bruce (Loretta) Byard, all of the Levering area;
13 Grandchildren ,
5 step-grandchildren,
19 great-grandchildren,
4 step-great grandchildren,
2 sisters: Faith Spierling of Levering, and
Ann (Alvin) Eby of Alma.

Millie was preceded in death by
her husband, Bruce (1969);
son, Arthur (1996);
foster son Frank Welch;
siblings Ruby Marshall, Thomas Mallory, Mary Marshall, and Joyce Fay.

The funeral will be held Tuesday, October 15 at 11 AM at the Bliss Missionary Church with Rev. David Forrester officiating. Prior to the service there will be a private family viewing from 10-10:45 AM. The burial will directly follow the service at the Bliss Township Cemetery, afterwards there will be a luncheon at the church hall. Arrangements were handled by Charles G. Parks Funeral Home in Petoskey, MI.  
MALLORY, Mildred Anne (I14571)
535 Milo's father was Joseph Reed. When Milo's mother Christina married George Byard, Milo changed his name to Milo Byard. Milo died of Influenza at the age of 38 years old.He was a laborer. BYARD, Milo (I10010)
536 Miss Dora Byard, daughter of E.N. Byard,died of consumption, at the home of her father in the Thirteenth district yesterday,age 16. She was a member of the Methodist church and was buried at the family burying ground today at 10 o'clock.Funeral services conducted by Rev. Freeman.
BYARD, Dora (I9415)
537 Morby??,  UNKNOWN, Hannah (BIARD) (I4178)
538 Mothers Maiden name was "Decker"
It was thought that John's middle name
was "Dycus" but through more research it was found
it was "Decker" and he stated it so in a letter to
the Fed. Gov.

(on Find a Grave) 
BYARD, John Decker (I10696)
539 Mrs Mary Byce

Mrs Mary Byce died at the Parshall Hospital in Oneonta at noon Tuesday. She was admitted to the hospital Monday. Death was due to the infirmities of advanced age.
Mrs Byce was born in England, the eldest daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth (Taylor) Byard.
She came to America when a small child and most of her eighty-five years had been spent in Otsego county.
She married William Byce of Cooperstown, whose death occurred several years ago.
To them were born three daughters,
Eva, Stella and Florence,
all of whom died in early womanhood.
She is survived by
four brothers,
John S Byard of New Berlin,
William C and
Russell Byard of Milford,
Arthur Byard of Cherry Valley;
three sisters
Mrs Sarah Chase and
Mrs Harriett Barney of Cooperstown and
Mrs Edward Fritts of Gilbertsville,
to whom much sympathy will be extended.
Private funeral services were held at the home of her brother, William C Byard at Milford, Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Rev R.E.Austin, pastor of the Methodist church, officiated, and burial was made in the cemetery at Hartwick Seminary.
BYARD, Mary A (I14918)
540 Mrs. Dennis Byard
RAYMOND - Mrs. Carolyn K. Byard, 25, was found dead in her car northwest of Great Bend Friday night, from a self-inflicted bullet wound. Born Sept. 18, 1949, at Lyons, she was married to Dennis Byard Oct. 14, 1970, in Lyons.
She was a member of the Saxman United Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include the widower; a son: Chris; parents:
Mr. and Mrs. Neal Durall, Raymond; grandmother: Mrs. Julia Manwarren, Lyons; brother: Maurice Durall, Redlands, Calif.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Lyons United Methodist Church; Rev. Allan Beach. Burial will be in Lyons Municipal Cemetery. Friends may call 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at Crawford-Miller Mortuary, Lyons. The family suggests memorials to the Kansas Mental Health Center, Great Bend.

from The Hutchinson News
Saturday, 10 May 1975 
DURALL, Carolyn K. (I9374)

Mrs. George W. Byard passed away this morning at 9:15 o'clcok at her home on West Jackson Street after an illness of two months with typhoid fever and complications.

Adeline McKinny, daughter of Elijah and Sarah McKinny, was born in Terre Haute, Ind., Dec. 24, 1848, where she grew to womanhood.

On Sept. 17th, 1868, she was united in marriage to George W. Byard at Terra Haute (sic), Ind., and to this union were born eight children, five of whom preceded their mother in death, Ollie and Alice who were twins, Mae, Jerry, and Esther. Three children survive, George Edward Byard of Mimberly, Idaho, Mrs. Matilda Stout of Davenport (see: Matilda Byard Stout), and Mrs. Bertha Gardner of Bonaparte. One sister Mrs. Sarah Woods of Indiana, also survives.

In 1880 Mr. and Mrs. Byard moved to Peoria, Ill., where they resided until 1883, when they moved to Fairfield and have since made this city their home.

Mrs. Byard was an affectionate mother and a kind neighbor and will be greatly missed by not only her husband and family but by her neighbors and friends.

The funeral services will be held at the Free Methodist church Sunday at 2:30 o'clock in charge of Rev. Lewis Mendenhall and the remains laid to rest in Evergreen cemetery (sic. actually buried in the Old Fairfield City cemetery; it and Evergreen cemetery are adjacent to each other but separate, and sometimes obituary and even death records listed one or the other in place of the other cemetery). 
MCKINNEY, Adeline (I14174)
542 Mrs. Harriet L. Barney, widow of
William D. Barney, died Friday at
the Wheeler Nursing Home after
a three-weeks illness.

Funeral services were held Monday
at 2 p. m. at the Bookhout Funeral
Home, the Rev. L. G. Hover,
pastor of the South New Berlin
Baptist church officiating. Burial
was in the Milford cemetery.

Mrs. Barney was a native of Milford
and had spent her life in Milford,
Middlefield and Bowerstown.

She is survived by three brothers,
John Byard, South New Berlin;
Russell Byard of Milford and
William Byard of Milford.

[as reported on page eight of The Otsego Farmer,
Cooperstown, NY on April 22, 1949]

Family links:
William D. Barney (1860 - 1908)* 
BYARD, Harriet L (I14972)
543 My notes: Agnes May, when she became an adult, she seems to have preferred the name May.

A Guideline to Humboldt County Births before 1900, compiled by Marilyn Keach Milota, Volume I shows that Agnes May was born in Rohnerville but she and Lilith were born in Bolinas and sometime after Lilith's birth, their parents moved to Humboldt County.

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1870 U.S. Federal Census for Eel River Township, Humboldt County, California - 23 July, 1870

(Post Office is at Rohnerville)

Agnes May, age 6, lived with her parents and siblings. I don't know if she'd started school by then.

My notes: In 1874, Eel River changed its name to Rohnerville in honor of the founder, Henry Rohner, the immigrant from Switzerland. Rohnerville is just over 2 miles southeast of Fortuna.

1880 U. S. Federal Census for Rohnerville Twp., Humboldt, California - June 9, 1880

Agnes May, age 16, had a nickname, Maime; she lived with her parents, the oldest of all the children and was attending school.

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An e-mail from a Byard descendant, dated April 5, 2005:

Did you know Agnes May Byard married William McWhinney? John A. Byard (from Sedgwick, Hancock, Maine) was a friend of McWhinney. They all went to Aberdeen, WA together. John was a spar-maker. Word is that all the large logs were going and ship building in Humboldt was slowing. Aberdeen was becoming a shipbuilding area, so they all moved there."

My notes: Agnes' father, George, was the brother of John A. Byard's father, Capt. Edward Alphonso Byard from Sedgwick, Maine. Agnes and John Augustus Byard were first cousins and she was just a few years older than John. I don't know if John met Agnes' husband in Humboldt County or if they knew each other back in Maine.

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1900 U. S. Federal Census for East Aberdeen Precinct, Chehalis, Washington - 13 June, 1900

May, age 36 and married for 16 years had bourne 3 children, all still living. She was able to read and write and didn't work outside the home.

1910 U. S. Federal Census for Aberdeen Precinct, Chehalis, Washington

May, 46 years old, was keeping house for her husband and two sons. The address for their home was 219 North "F" Street.

1920 U. S. Federal Census for Aberdeen, Grays Harbor, Washington

May A., age 56, was married and still keeping house for her husband and son, George, who lived with them. Street address was 1401 Morgan Street.

1930 U. S. Federal Census Aberdeen, Grays Harbor, Washington

They were living at 515 East First Street and May, age 66, was keeping house for William and their Grand-daughter, Gwenth Chamberlain, who was living with them at the time of the census.

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Google book search:

Hunt, Herbert, and Floyd C. Kaylor. Washington, West of the Cascades; Historical and Descriptive; the Explorers, the Indians, the Pioneers, the Modern. Chicago: S.J. Clarke Pub. Co, 1917, p. 362

"In May, 1884, Mr. McWhinney was married to Miss May Byard, a native of California, and they have become parents of a daughter and two sons: Mrs. Edith Chamberlin, of California, who has three children; Earl, who is captain of a boat on the Harbor (Gray's); and George, living in Aberdeen."

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Another e-mail to me:

"Monday Evening, August 6, 1934


Well Known Aberdeen Woman Hears Summons

May Agnes McWhinney, 70, widow of the late Captain William McWhinney, widely known and a resident of Aberdeen for 34 years, died last night at the home of her only daughter, Mrs. Edith Chamberlain, in Elma, Eastern Gray's Harbor County, Washington.

Mrs. McWhinney was born at Bolinas, California, married September 7, 1884 at Fortuna, California, lived six years at Eureka and came to Grays Harbor in 1900. Her home in Aberdeen was at 515 East First Street. She was active here in the First Congregational Church and the George Crook post, Woman's Relief Corps.

Surviving her besides her daughter in Elma are: Sons, Earl B. of Aberdeen and George McWhinney of San Francisco; sisters, Mrs. E W. Chamberlain of Arcata, California, and Mrs. L. Trainor of Fortuna, California; brothers, R.E. Byard, and Arthur Byard of Eureka, W.L. Byard of Klamath, Del Norte County, California, Ben and Neil McWhinney of San Francisco, Mrs. Vern L. Dysert and Hugh Chamberlain of Fairbanks, Alaska, Mrs. Edward R. Smith and Delbert McWhinney of Aberdeen and Eleanor Chamberlain of Elma, and a great-grandson, Edward R. Smith, Jr. of Aberdeen.

Funeral services are to be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon from the Elerding chapel with Rev. William D. McDowell officiating. The body will be cremated at Fern Hill."

Byardsearcher added this on 16 Apr 2011 
BYARD, Agnes May (I11028)
544 My notes: In spite of his stern appearance in family portraits, Robert Edward Byard was thought of as a "wonderful father" by his children. Eventually he and his wife, Florence, were called Papa and Mama by their children and "Papa and Mama Byard" by their Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren. Robert apparently preferred using his middle name, Edward, and was called Ed or Edward by most of his friends and acquaintances throughout his life. Another aspect of his character was his love of history, literature and poetry. He gave good advice to all of his children that an education was important in their lives and in the future they, in turn, passed that philosphy on to their own children.

Edward told his family that their original name had been Bayard and he'd understood that the French Bayard family fled France when the Protestants were being threatened because Catholicism was France's national religion. The French protestants were called "Huguenots" and there's a bloody (and shameful) history about their persecution in the mid-1500s in France. Edward's youngest brother, Warrington/William actually began using the "Bayard" spelling of his name at some point in his life as did many of the younger generation of Byards back in Maine.


1870 U.S. Federal Census for Eel River Township, Humboldt County, California - 23 July, 1870

My notes: In 1874, Eel River changed its name to Rohnerville in honor of the founder, Henry Rohner, the immigrant from Switzerland. Rohnerville is just over 2 miles southeast of Fortuna.

Edward was 5 months old that year. Even then it appears he was called Edward instead of Robert.

1880 U. S. Federal Census for Rohnerville Twp., Humboldt, California - June 9, 1880

"Edward Byard" was a nine-year-old, living with his parents and siblings.

My notes: According to the "biography" of Robert Edward Byard, he graduated from the Eureka Business College in 1890 and four years later, when Edward and Florence's first child (Byron) was born in 1894, the Affidavit of Birth (I have the original), showed that they lived in Newburg in Humboldt County. Robert was working there in a lumber mill as a tallyman. I think the mill was the Eel River Valley Lumber Company, 1.5 miles from Fortuna. The town of Newburg was built by the lumber company in 1884 and was the settlement where the majority of the lumbers workers lived with their families. The town now, in the 21st century, no longer exists.,_California

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I have a copy of the "Family Record" showing the date of the marriage (1893) of Robert Edward Byard" and "Florence Maluda Snow" in Arcata. It shows that the clergyman who married them was Rev. Todd and the two male witnesses who signed were "J. A. Byard" (Arthur, Robert's brother) and "S. P. Cummons" (Sterling Price Cummons) the husband of Florence's oldest sister, Melissa Jane (Snow) Cummons. I believe the clergyman was Rev. James Todd, born in Pennsylvania, who is found in the 1880 and 1900 censuses for Arcata.


California, Voter Registers, 1866-1898 Records

In the 1896 voter registration, he was a tallyman, working in a lumbermill at Samoa in Humboldt County.


1900 U.S. Federal Census - Eureka Township, Humboldt,, California - 25 June, 1900

Edward was 30 years old and the head of the household. He and Florence had been married 7 years, he owned his own home free and clear and was a trimer at a mill. They had 4 children living with them. Edward may have been working at the Pioneer Lumber Company at that time.


My notes: A Humboldt County researcher sent me this copy of a little notice:

Humboldt State University Library in Arcata, Humboldt, California, Susie Baker Fountain Papers, 1850-1966, Book 11, Page 00158

"Breezy Brevities"

"March 21, 1908

Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Byard of Korbel were among those who so unfortunately happened to be on the steamer Pomona when the latter was wrecked Tuesday evening on a rock some 25 miles south of Point Arena. As soon as they return home they will tell their friends all about the disaster."

And when they told their story, it was a close-call. Here's what the reporter wrote:,-ca-steame r-pomona-wrecked,-mar-1908

"Fort Ross, CA Steamer POMONA Wrecked, Mar 1908"


"City of Topeka Takes Stranded Passengers From Beach"

"Several Men Walk to Railway and Arrive by Train in San Francisco."

"San Francisco, March 18 -- The first of the passengers of the ill-fated steamer Pomona of the Pacific Coast Steamship line which was wrecked on a submerged reef off Fort Ross yesterday evening to reach this city arrived here this forenoon. Sixteen of the passengers all men went oerland from the point of landing in Casadero and there took the North Shore train which arrived here at 10:35 this morning. Some of the men covered the distance of fifteen miles on foot walking part of the night while a number of them waited for teams which had been sent in response to telephone messages from Fort Ross. The remainder of the eighty-four passengers and the sixty-two members of the steamers crew will arrive some time this afternoon on the steamer City of Topeka, according to a statement made at the offices of the Pacific Coast Steamship Company.
Strikes Twice.
According to the stories of the passengers the Pomona struck a glancing blow on a submerged rock when about two miles off shore. The vessel did not stop immediately sliding off the rock. Proceeding under a slow bell with the water in the hold rapidly getting deeper the steamer fifteen minutes after striking the first rock struck again.
Six boats were lowered each one making two or three trips and by 7:30 o'clock or within forty-five minutes after the Pomona was hard and fast, all the passengers and crew were landed. At 8:15 the water in the vessel had reached the dynamos located between decks and the lights went out on the Pomona. A little later only the top of the cabins on the after decks were visible and a gentle swell began to break over the steamer.

Attorney Tells Experience

L. G. PUTER, an attorney of Eureka, who was met at the ferry by E. C. COOPER, private secretary of Governor GILLETT related the following experience. "I had just sat down to dinner when I felt the steamer shiver all over and heard dull grating on a rock. The speed of the vessel seemed to be temporarily shecked, but the steamer was not fast sliding off immediately and continuing on its way. We all realized what had happened but there was no confusion or excitement either among the crew or passengers."
"Captain SWANSEN turned the bow of the Pomona toward the shore and proceeded under a slow bell, the passengers in the meantime putting on life preservers and gathering their hand baggage. Three hundred or so yards off shore the steamer struck aagain and remained fast. Captain SWANSEN ordered the boats lowered. The crew acted admirably. The water had gathered to a depth of six feet in the hold since the vessel first struck and she was listing badly, as the call for women and children first."
"There were about twenty-two women and children on board. These were taken off first. They were perfectly quiet and calm. One old lady had left her Bible in her stateroom and she positively refused to step into the boat until she had secured that sacred treasure. Someone went after the book and the old lady thankfully took it and got into the boat. Reaching the narrow rocky strip of beach at the foot of the precipitous cliffs. It was some time before a path was found up the step[sic] side and the top was not reached without considerable difficulty."
"Arriving at the top of the cliffs, we found a farm house, where everything possible was done for our comfort."

"San Francisco, March 18 -- The tug Relief, which was sent from this port last night to bring back the passengers and crew of the wrecked steamer Pomona who were landed at Fort Ross yesterday, intercepted the steamer City of Topeka bound from Eureka to San Francisco off Point Reyes and according to instructions from the Pacific Coast Steamship Company, ordered her back to Fort Ross. The Relief then returned here leaving the duty of relieving the shipwrecked people and transporting them here to the City of Topeka. The Pomona, as was anticipated last night, will be a total loss."
"Runs of Reef.
The Pacific Coast Steamship Company's steamer Pomona, which left San Francisco yesterday morning, struck a submerged reef off Fort Ross and to prevent sinking was beached.
The ship was four miles off the coast when it struck the Monterey reef, so named from the steamer which was lost threre thirty-two years ago. The night was clear and the sea smooth. Second Officer FRED HAMMA was in command when the vessel struck. Captain SWANSEN who had left the bridge but a few minutes before, rushed back and took command."

"Calm Passengers.

Panic stricken passengers were calmed while the vessel was backed off the reef. It was found the steamer would not float long and SWANSEN headed it for the beach. Half a mile from shore the Pomona again struck and remained fast. Passengers were taken ashore in small boats and considerable baggage saved."

"The officers and passengers of the Pomona are:
Pomona's Officers.
Captain CHARLES SWANSEN, Chief Engineer JOHN E. CLEMMESS, First Assistant Engineer THOMAS PRESTON, Second Assistant Engineer LAURENCE KOCH, First Officer JAMES CAREY, Second Officer FRED HANNER, Third Officer CHAS. DANE, Purser I. W. W. BROWN, Chief Steward JOHN McFARLAND, and Boatswain GEORGE BROWN."

"Cabin Passengers.

"Steerage Passengers.

"Fort Ross, March 18 -- At 2 o'clock this after the Pomona remained in about the same position as when she struck. The high tide is washing over her stern and it is evident that she is doomed to destruction. The steamer City of Topeka arrived here early this morning and left at 1 o'clock for San Francisco with most of the crew and all of the passengers who cared to take passage on her. Captain SWANSEN, Purser BROWN, Third Officer DAIN and eight sailors remained here to save what they can from the wreck."

"Oakland Tribune California 1908-03-18"

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Humboldt State University Library in Arcata, Humboldt, California, Susie Baker Fountain Papers, 1850-1966, Blue Lake in Years Gone By, May 10, 1956, Blue Lake Advocate

"Mr. and Mrs. Ed Byard and son of Korbel returned home Saturday evening from a few weeks visit to Los Angeles and other points of interest in California. They were among those aboard the steamer Pomona when the latter was wrecked near Point Arena, on March 17 and are far from wishing another experience of this nature."

My notes: Their son would have been Robert Edward Byard, Jr.

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1910 U. S. Federal Census for Mad River Township, Humboldt, California - 7 May, 1910

Robert, age 40, had been married for 17 years and was a foreman at the local mill.

1920 U.S. Federal Census for Mad River Township & Korbel Town, Humboldt, California

Robert E. Byard, age 49, was head of the household. The census taker wrote that his mother's "mother tongue" was "Irish." His mother Agnes, was born in Ireland but I'm sure that she'd learned to speak American English as soon as possible. Robert worked as a foreman in a lumbermill.


Leigh H. Irvine, Author: History of Humboldt County, California: with biographical sketches of the leading men and women of the county who have been identified with its growth and development from the early days to the present Los Angeles, Calif.: Historic Record Co., 1915, 1,297 pgs.

Page 678 - Robert Edward Byard

"A descendant of one of the old pioneer families of California and himself a Native Son of the Golden West, Robert Edward Byard is today one of the most respected citizens of Humboldt County, and at Korbel, where he has made his home for a number of years, he is held in high esteem by his fellows, both among his business associates and his friends and acquaintances. He is at present foreman of the Jackson, Everding & Graham Company's mill at Korbel, having held this responsible position for more than twelve years and is considered one of the foremost men in the community. His business integrity and high moral principles have won for him the respect and confidence of the community, and also of his workmen and of his employers."

My notes: Native Sons of the Golden West was formed in 1875 for men who had been born in California and who were dedicated to preserving the California's history by, as examples, restoring historical buildings and placing markers at pioneer graves along the route the early settlers took to get to California.

"Mr. Byard is a native of Humboldt County, having been born at Fortuna, December 20, 1869. He passed his boyhood at Fortuna, attending the public schools there and later taking a business course in Eureka, graduating from the Eureka Business College in 1890. In that year, he started out for himself, registering as a lumberman and soon accepting a position as tallyman with the Pacific Lumber Company at Scotia, remaining in their employ for a year. Afterwards, he went to work for John Vance as tallyman for the Pioneer Lumber Company and for eleven years held a position with this same company, ultimately becoming foreman. It was in 1902 that he accepted his present position of foreman of the Jackson, Everding & Graham Company's mill at Korbel, and removed with his family to his present home."

"Mr. Byard is a citizen of the highest type. He is a Progressive Republican in politics, but has never been actively associated with the affairs of the party. He is, however, truly progressive in the broadest sense of the word, and every movement that has for its object the moral and social betterment of the community is certain to receive his instant and hearty support. He is a member of the Lincoln Lodge K. of P., Eureka, having united at the time of his residence there. Mr. Byard is also a member of the Methodist Church, and besides taking an activie part in church work, is prominent in the Christian Endeavor Society and other religious societies."

My notes: The Order of Knights of Pythias is an international fraternity, founded in Washington, D.C., in 1864. The primary object of this organization was (and is) to promote friendship and to relieve suffering. The most important principles of the order are "Friendship, Charity and Benevolence."

"The marriage of Mr. Byard took place May 17, 1893, uniting him with Miss Florence Snow, daughter of William Snow and a native of Missouri, born in 1873. She came to California with her parents in 1875, locating in Humboldt County where she has since made her home."

"Mr. Byard himself is the son of one of the oldest pioneer families in Humboldt County. His father, George Augustus Byard, is a native of Maine, born March 15, 1835. When very young, he left home to follow the fortunes of the sea, in this following in the footsteps of his forebears, his father having been a sailor all of his life and the son of a sailor. He followed the sea for a period of nine years, from the time he was fourteen until he was twenty-three. In October of 1858, he left Boston on a sailing vessel bound for the California coast, rounding the Horn and arriving in San Francisco in the spring of 1859. At this time he gave up the life of a sailor and went to work in the woods of Marin County, later engaging in the wood business for himself. In 1865 he removed with his family to Humboldt County and for the first two years worked for George A. Kellogg in the woods. In 1867 he purchased a farm at Fortuna, where he resided until his death, March 3, 1915, and was for many years engaged in dairying and diversified farming, owning one of the best farms of the valley. He had been interested in the political affairs of the country all his life, was a stanch Republican in his political affiliations and was progressive and well informed on all questions of public interest, both local and national."

"Mr. Byard's mother was Agnes Ingram, a native of Ireland, born in County Armagh, August 20, 1841. She came with her parents to America in 1848, (the year was 1851) locating first in Illinois. By way of the Isthmus the family came to California in 1860. Miss Ingram was married to George Augustus Byard in San Francisco, December 25, 1862. She bore her husband eight children, several of whom are now prominent citizens of this locality. She passed away August 20, 1891."



California Voter Registration Precinct Registers

On Sept. 29, 1932, Papa and Mama Byard and their daughter, Holly, were registered as Republicans and lived in Eureka at 3327 Little Albee Street.


On a hand-made invitation to their 50th wedding celebraton, there's a very nice photograph of Edward and Florence, looking young and stately for the photographer, possible taken shortly after their marriage. Papa Byard was very handsome with dark hair and eyes and a fine mustache. Mama Byard, although not beautiful, had a dignified expression on her face and very nice features.

The celebration was held on a Sunday, May 16, 1943, and their daughter Holly and her husband Walter Warren, would host the event at their home at 150 Fourteenth Street in Arcata. The reception would take place from 2-5 and no gifts were to be brought. Inside the card was this (also home-made) poem: "Fifty years have gone so fast, Lovely memories of the past. Friends are scattered far and wide, Though in thoughts they're by our side. Our Golden Weddng is the thing, For to us old friends it brings. Be sure to come, "Hello" to say, To the Warren Home, Arcata Way." No Pulitzer for poetry, but obviously sweet sentiments.


Humboldt State University Library in Arcata, Humboldt, California

Susie Baker Fountain Papers, 1850-1966, Book 11, Page 00158

May 25, 1948

"Robert Edward Byard, 78, of Arcata, pioneer Humboldt county lumberman, died in the Arcata hospital late yesterday morning."

"Born in Fortuna, he passed his boyhood at the family ranch at Newburg and later attended the Eureka academy, graduating in 1890. He had been employed by the Pacific Lumber company in Scotia and John M. Vance Lumber company at Essex and Hammond's at Samoa. He was foreman for the Northern Redwood Lumber company at Riverside and Korbel for 24 years and later was mill superintendent for the Holmes-Eureka Lumber company, retiring eight years ago. Since then he has made his home in Arcata. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from Christ church, Episcopal, under the direction of the Pierce Mortuary. Interment will be at Newburg cemetery, overlooking his boyhood home."

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http://www.findagrave. com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Byard&GScid=609011&GRid=28591131&

There's a photo of Robert's headstone on this URL (1869-1948). He was buried next to Florence at the Sunrise Cemetery (also known as the Newberg Cemetery) in Fortuna. 
BYARD, Robert Edward (I12262)
545 My notes: James Arthur Byard apparently preferred to use Arthur as his first name throughout his life.


1880 U. S. Federal Census for Rohnerville Twp., Humboldt, California - June 9

Arthur, age 7, lived at home with his parents and siblings. Three of his older siblings were in school but Arthur was not.

1900 Federal Census for Rohnerville, Humboldt, California - 25 June

"Arthur J. Byard," 27 years old, was head of the household and had been married for one year. He was a farmer and rented his farm. He could read and write. His father was born in Maine and his mother born in Ireland. Living with Arthur were two of his brothers (George and William) and his wife whose name, for some reason, the census taker didn't list on the census sheet.

1910 U. S. Federal Census for Rohnerville Twp., Humboldt, California - 11 May, 1910

The head of the household was Arthur's father, George Augustus Byard. Arthur, a widow and age 37, was living with George and was employed as a teamster with a lumber company. His brothers, George and William, were also living in their father's home.

My notes: Arthur's son, James Alexander, would have still been alive. He would have been in school and, as Arthur was working, this young boy would have lived with some family members, perhaps his maternal Grandparents. If young James lived with Arthur at his Grandfather's house, I would think the census taker would have noted his presence there. He's one of those mysteries in our family tree.


WWI Draft Registration Card (1917-1918) for Arthur was dated Sept. 12, 1918.

Arthur had just turned 45 and his birth date was listed as 17 August 1873. He was "tall with medium build, blue eyes and brown hair." He was a foreman at the Russ Marlut(?) Company in Beatrice, Humboldt, California where he resided. Before there was a post-office in Beatrice (1884) named for the first postmistress, Beatrice White, that area was called Salmon Creek. His nearest relative was his sister, "Mrs. James Trainor" in Fortuna. He signed the registration card, Arthur Byard.

Source Citation: Registration Location: Humboldt County, California; Roll: 1530813; Draft Board: 0.


1920 U.S. Federal Census for Table Bluff Township, Humboldt, California - 14 Jan 1920

Arthur was head of the household and a farmer - a "stock raiser" (farm schedule No. 37). He was head foremen and four "hired men" lived with him. Also living in the household was a woman servant. The census-taker wrote that Arthur's mother was born in Wisconsin but that was a mistake; she was born in Ireland. According to the census, Arthur was divorced. If that's true, he must have married and divorced between the 1910 and 1920 censuses.


California Voter Registrations - Oct. 7, 1922

Arthur, a farmer living in Fortuna, was registered as a Republican.


1930 United States Federal Census for Eureka, Humboldt, Calif. - Apr 16, 1930

Arthur, age 53, was head of the household and married. I can't read whether he rented or owned his home. He worked as a teamster for a building construction company. Living with him and his wife, Mary, were her two sons and her widowed mother, Elmira? Dock? It appears that at some point the census got rained on and the ink smeared just a bit. I can't tell from the census how long they'd been married.

My notes: Arthur's new wife was a widow when they married.


California Voter Registrations - Oct. 4, 1930

Arthur, a teamster, lived with his wife, Mary, at 314 W. Hawthorne in Eureka and was registered as a Republican.

Byardsearcher added this on 18 Apr 2011 
BYARD, James Arthur (I12274)
546 My notes: Moses was named for his maternal Grandfather, Moses Eaton.


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1850 U.S. Federal Census - Sedgwick, Hancock, Maine

Moses, 30 years old, was a sailor with real estate valued at $150 and he and Harriet lived next door to his father home in Sedgwick.

Six years later, Moses was dead. His death apparently occurred in Boston, far away from Sedgwick, and it's likely that his death was related to a sailing accident. His little girl, Harriet, would have been almost seven years old when he died. Apparently, little Harriet "Hattie" may have had fond memories of her parents because Moses and his wife, Harriet, have very nice gravestones with the words "Father" and "Mother" engraved at the tops. They only had one child so I believe Hattie, as an adult, arranged for their gravestones 
BYARD, Moses Eaton (I12288)
547 My notes: Someone from Humboldt County sent me the names, birth and death dates of George and Agnes' children (all born in Rohnerville) but in the case of Agnes May and Lilith, I have other sources showing that they were actually born in Bolinas. George moved his little family to the Rohnerville/Newburg area sometime after Lilith's birth and the rest of the children were born in (or near) Rohnerville.

Source: A Guideline to Humboldt County Births before 1900, compiled by Marilyn Keach Milota, Volume I

My notes: A Byard descendant, born in 1918 in Humboldt County, wrote that "Lil never married nor had children but lived in her own home near her father's farm. It's true that Lil never had children but she did have a husband and seemed to open up her home to her bachelor brothers whenever they felt like hanging out for awhile. Lil may have been a very good cook.

Lil's father, according to his "mini biography," moved from Marin County to Humboldt County some time in 1865, apparently after Lillie's birth in Bolinas. Lil's maternal Irish Grandparents lived in Bolinas for many years and are buried there.

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1870 U.S. Federal Census for Eel River Township, Humboldt County, California - 23 July, 1870

Lillie, age 5, lived with her parents and siblings.

My notes: In 1874, Eel River changed its name to Rohnerville in honor of the founder, Henry Rohner, the immigrant from Switzerland. Rohnerville is just over 2 miles southeast of Fortuna.

1880 U. S. Federal Census for Rohnerville Twp., Humboldt, California - June 9, 1880

Lillie, age 15, lived with her parents and siblings and had attended school within the year.

She was able to read and write.

1900 U. S. Federal Census for Rohnerville Twp., Humboldt, California - 25 June, 1900

NOTE: I couldn't find James and Lil on the 1900 census and then finally found that they were listed under the name "Tramor."

Lil, age 35, had been married for 11 years and lived with her husband, James. They had no children.

1910 U. S. Federal Census for Rohnerville Twp., Humboldt, California - 19 Apr. 1910

"Lillian" was keeping house for her husband.

1920 U. S. Federal Census for Rohnerville Twp., Humboldt, California - 19 Jan 1920

Lil, age 64, was keeping house for her husband who was now a dairy farmer. Lil's brother, George H. Byard, age 51, and a dairy farmer, was living with Lil and James and an Emma McHail (?), age 19, was also living with them, listed as a foster daughter. I have no idea what that means.

1930 U. S. Federal Census for Rohnerville Township, Humboldt, CA - 24 Apr 1930

Lillith B. Trainor, age 72 (the census taker wrote 62), was now a widow and head of the household.

She owned their farm free and clear and had a radio set. She stated she was age 23 when she first married and now was listed as dairy farmer. Her brothers, George and William (Warrington),

were also living with her. George was a dairy farmer and William/Warrington was working as a tallyman at a lumber company. Emma McKale? (hard to read the census-taker's handwriting) was now age 26 and was listed as a housekeeper. James Lamphier, age 19 and a farm laborer,lwas listed as a lodger in the home.

Lilith died at the General Hospital in Eureka. She was cremated the next day at the Ocean View Cemetery in Eureka and the ashes were buried next to her husband, James, at the Sunrise Cemetery in Fortuna (also known as the Newburg Cemetery). This death abstract gives her husband's name as Josh H. Trainor but that's incorrect and should be James. Lil's cause of death was an "intestinal obstruction, operation, inanition." Lil was living at 882 Creighton St. in Eureka at the time of her death. She was born in Bolinas, Marin, California on 15 Feb. 1865. Her parents were George A. Byard, born in Sedgwick, Maine and her mother's first name was left blank, her maiden name was Ingram and she was "born in Newry, Ireland."

Source: Abstracts of Death Records, 1936 - 1947 Humboldt County, CA compiled by Marilyn Keach Milota

My note: "Newry, Ireland" is the first time I've heard of an actual town where Lil's mother, Agnes, had lived. I have no proof that Agnes was born there or even that she lived there for very long.

Hopefully someday I'll know.


Someone from Humboldt County sent me Lil's obituary from a book? "Obituaries, 1937-1941."

The Humboldt Standard (newspaper) in Eureka ran her obituary the day after she died and gave the erroneous name of "Josh" for her husband instead of James but it did list her siblings who were still living: Nettie (a nickname for her sister, Eleanor), Jas. A. (this is James Arthur who preferred to be called Arthur), W. L. & R. E. Byard (Warrington Lincoln and Robert Edward Byard).

"Died sine prole" (without children)

Byardsearcher added this on 27 Apr 2011
BYARD, Lillith Eleanor (I12275)
548 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I14634)
549 Nancy H. Suiter, 76, Cumberland Heights, went to be with the Lord July 4, 2011 at St. Thomas Hospital, Nashville. A celebration of her life will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 7, 2011 at the chapel of McReynolds-Nave & Larson Funeral Home with the Rev. David Mackens officiating. Burial will follow in Myer’s Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service Thursday at the funeral home.

Nancy was born October 1, 1934 in Montgomery County, Tennessee, daughter of the late Roland and Gussie Byard Hogue. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Nelson Suiter, Sr. Nancy was a homemaker and a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church.

Survivors include her sons Donnie (Angie) Suiter and Doug Suiter, both of Palmyra, and John (Tina) Suiter of Cunningham, daughters Denise (Doug) Godfrey and Debbie (Harvey Nigbur) Suiter, both of Clarksville, sisters Geneva Hardin of Cumberland City, Patsy Bateman, Louise Suiter, and Laura Nell York, all of Clarksville, ten grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. 
HOGUE, Nancy Ellen (I12140)
550 Naturalized BIARD, Louis (I512)
551 Nettie was born on her father's farm about six years before the Eel River Valley Lumber Co. was built and the mill town Newburg/Newberg was erected.

Nettie probably met Gene when he worked as a sawyer and it was love at first sight I'm sure.

Nettie and Gene had only one child, a son named Eugene Byard Chamberlain and he preferred to be called Byard, using it as his first name.
BYARD, Eleanor Annette (I12273)
552 NEW ORLEANS, La. - Donald "Daddy Bear" Byard, 60, died March 9,1990, at River Ridge, La.
He was born Aug. 19, 1929, at Mitchell, the son of Henry and Clara Conner Byard.
He was a retired millwright.
He was a member of St. Rose Baptist Church, St. Rose, La.
He married Carol Ade. She survives.
Other survivors include: two sons, Donald Chad and Anthony Alan, both of Metairie, La.;
two daughters, Sandra B. Hubbard and Pamela Thomas, both of Metairie, La.;
a brother, Howard, Lyons; a sister, Virginia Agatha Gacke, Dallas;
and five grandchildren.
Graveside service will be at 11a.m. Saturday in the Lyons Municipal Cemetery, Lyons, with the Rev. Douglas Neumann presiding.
Sillin Funeral Home, Lyons, is in charge of arrangements.

from The Hutchinson News, Hutchinson, KS
Wednesday, 14 March 1990

Family links:
John Henry Byard (1899 - 1974)
Clara Elizabeth Conner Byard (1903 - 1976)

Sandra Kay Byard Hubbard (1951 - 2011)* 
BYARD, Donald D. (I9370)
553 News Obituary Article

ATLANTA: Milton Byard, 'triple threat' football player


In 1950, Milton Byard did something that had never been done in Georgia high school football --- and has not been done since. He ran for 50 touchdowns that season. Fittingly, the 5-foot-8, 170-pound speedster's Risley High School team in Brunswick won the state championship in the Georgia Interscholastic Association.
"Milton had too much feet; he was real fast," said Edward Lowe of Brunswick, a teammate on Mr. Byard's 1947-50 squads. "He had exceptional speed, 10-second speed in the 100-yard dash on beach sand. If you leaned against the guy, he was gone. He was a triple threat: He could pass, kick and run. He was just one outstanding athlete."
"Milton had such unbelievable quickness and speed that opposing kids were demoralized," said his former coach at Risley, Stan Lomax of Fort Valley. "Today he would have been a top choice of any college in the country and undoubtedly a pro player."
Remarkably, Risley High also won the state championship in basketball and track in 1950, and Mr. Byard starred on both teams. Besides the 100-yard dash, he ran the 220, the 440, the mile relay and the quarter-mile relay.
Milton Alexander Byard Sr., 75, of Atlanta died May 15 of cancer at South Fulton Hospital. The funeral is 11 a.m. today at Big Bethel AME Church. Carl M. Williams Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
During the Brunswick native's record-breaking 1950 season, Mr. Lomax benched him in a game against Tifton for missing a practice. "Our team was losing, so Milton came up to me after the half and asked if I would put him in," Mr. Lomax said. "He scored a long touchdown on the first play."
Mr. Byard ended up with three touchdowns in that game, and Risley won 21-14, Mr. Lowe said.
"Some games Milton scored five or six or seven touchdowns before the score got lopsided and they took him out," Mr. Lowe added. "All they had to do was hand him the ball."
Georgia high school sports were not integrated until 1967. Only since April 2003 have the records of the all-black GIA been officially recognized by the Georgia High School Association, which now oversees the state's high school sports.
While Mr. Byard has received that belated recognition, he has yet to be inducted into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, despite the advocacy of Mr. Lomax, a 1995 inductee.
"I will be happy if it ever happens, but I don't sit around worrying about it," Mr. Byard said in 2002 during a series of Atlanta Journal-Constitution articles documenting his accomplishments. "We will have to wait and see."
After graduating from Risley, Mr. Byard served in the Korean War. Upon his return to Georgia in 1952, he entered Morris Brown College on a football scholarship. But his coach there preferred larger running backs, so Mr. Byard concentrated on track. In 1980, he was inducted into the Morris Brown College Hall of Fame.
Mr. Byard became a science teacher and counselor in the Stockbridge and Atlanta public school systems, at both the high school and elementary levels.
"His counseling spilled into home," said his daughter, Marcia K. Byard of Hampton. "He always wanted you to sit down and listen to him. He didn't want you to be wanting for anything."
"He loved to talk to children about things going on in the world and to help them accomplish as much as they could," said another daughter, Angela Byard-Rucker of Riverdale. "During his years teaching in Henry County, he would build carnival games from wood for the annual fairs. He was good with his hands. He used to make clocks out of hubcaps and if someone threw away a lamp or piece of electronics, he would take it and fix it."
Mr. Byard's athletic prowess extended to his golf game. He developed a unique crosshanded swing that allowed him to hit the ball more than 300 yards. That swing was featured in the October 1953 issue of Jet magazine, his daughters said.
"He could kill the golf ball," Mr. Lowe said. "It was unbelievable. He had tremendous power that way."
"Dad was real quiet and laid-back," Mrs. Byard-Rucker said. "He didn't look for any accolades."
Other survivors include
his wife, Patricia J. Byard of Riverdale;
a son, Milton A. Byard Jr. of Riverdale;
a sister, Rosetta B. Nobles of Brunswick;
six grandchildren; and
a great-grandson.

Celebration of Life for Milton A. Byard, Sr. of Atlanta will be held Monday, May 23, 2005 at 11 a.m. at Big Bethel A.M.E. Church, 220 Auburn Ave., Rev. Mark Thompson, pastor, officiating. Interment, Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. The remains will be placed in state at the church at 9:30 a.m. Milton was born to the late James and Addie Byard in Brunswick, GA on March 17, 1930. He was preceded in death by a son, Milton Hendrix. Survivors include wife, Patricia J. Byard; daughters, Angela Byard-Rucker (David, I) of Riverdale, GA and Marcia K. Byard of Hampton, GA; son, Milton A. Byard, Jr. of Riverdale, GA; one sister, Rosetta Nobles, one sister-in-law, Margaret Byard, both of Brunswick, GA, six grandchildren, one great-grandson and a host of other relatives and friends. The cortege will assemble at 6280 Beethoven Circle, Riverdale, GA at 10 a.m. Carl M. Williams Funeral Dirs., Inc., 492 Larkin St., S. W., 404-522-8454.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from May 17 to May 22, 2005
BYARD, Milton Alexander (I8382)
554 No issue

Played piano in Sunday School 
BYARD, Marjorie M. (I79)
555 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I81)
556 No issue Family F13
557 No issue Family F24
558 No issue Family F28
559 Not married Family F4083
560 nr Earnshaw, on road side, Family F4094
561 Obit Book Vol. 1 p5 Wetzel County
George Byard the son of Jerry and Susan Byard was born near Knob Fork, W. Va, Aug. 16th Departed this life Oct. 2, 1927 at 8:30 a.m., age 72 years, 1 month 17 days.
He was first married to Rachel Stoneking, who departed this life in 1885 to this union were born four children.
He was married later in life to Teany Reed, to this union seven children were born.
He professed faith in Christ in early life, and at the time of his death was a member of the M.E. church, South.
He leaves to mourn their loss, his wife, Mrs Lulu Kendall of Brink, W., Va., Mrs. Susan Temoleton, of Smithfield, W. Va., Luther Byard of Earnshaw, W. Va., which are of the first family, and Mrs. Jennie Snyder, Mrs. Berdie Kerns, Mrs. Dessie Ensiminger, all of Sallyards, Kansas, Mrs. Mary Garrett, Belphia, Ohio, the other four children having preceded him to the great beyond.
He also leaves two step children, Mrs. Carrie Ice, Glover's Gap. W. Va., Mrs Rosie Merrell, Haywood, W. Va., One sister, Mrs Sara Hinerman of Coburn, W. Va., three brothers, Garson Byard, Yorksville, Ohio, Bill Byard, Glover's Gap. W. Va., Ellis Byard, Carolina, W., Va., 52 grand children, 12 great grand children and a host of friends.
Funeral services were held from his late home by his pastor, R. M. McClain on Oct. 5th after which his body was laid to rest in the Yost cemetery to await the Ressuretion Morn.
Peace to his ashes an may the blessings of God rest upon his loved ones- R. M. McClain

Family links:
Jeremiah Byard (1828 - 1910)
Susannah Youst Byard (1828 - 1902)

Rachel Stoneking Byard (1855 - 1885)
Christina Byard Byard (1856 - 1942)

Lula May Byard Kendall (1878 - 1932)*
Susan Jane Byard Templeton (1881 - 1947)*
Jennie Byard Snyder (1886 - 1965)*
Luther Byard (1888 - 1948)*
Henry Byard (1888 - ____)*
Birdie Florence Byard Kerns (1891 - 1950)*
Mary Frances Byard Rice (1892 - 1979)*
Sarah Ellen Byard Mercer (1894 - 1921)*
Dessie Pearl Byard Ensminger (1896 - 1976)*
J Lee Byard (1901 - 1902)*

*Point here for explanation

Yost Cemetery
Wetzel County
West Virginia, USA

Created by: Cat Crowder
Record added: Nov 04, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22655972
BYARD, George (I15401)
562 Obit Book Vol.1 p.3 Wetzel County.
William S. Byard, well known and highly respected citizen, passed away at his home at Glovers Gap on January 12, 1932. He was 78 years and 14 days old.
Mr. Byard was a son of the late Jerry and Susan Byard, pioneer residents of this county, and was born at Uniontown on December 28, 1853. He was married in 1877 to Martha Poe, who preceded him in death in 1916.
Mr Byard professed faith in Christ early in life and at the time of his death was a member of the Christian Church. For many years he was employed by the Baltimore and Ohio railroad but had been retired from active service on account of his advanced age for the last few years. He was a loyal member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows at Burton.
Uncle Bill," as he was known by everyone, was a kind and loving father and a highly beloved friend and neighbor. His family, many friends and relatives deeply regret his passing but are somewhat consoled in their grief by the knowledge that his task was complete and that he has gone to his reward.
He is survived by the following named sons and daughters and a host of more distant relatives and many sorrowing friends: Mrs. Lillian Shultz, of McKeesport, Pa., C.C. Byard, ofCeredo, W. Va., John Byard, of Moundsville; Mrs Mary Goodwin and Mrs. Anna Grandstaff, of McMechen, W. Va., and Mrs. Della Thones, of Weirton, W. Va., Mrs. Mary Snodgrass Byard, with whom he united in marriage in 1920, and two brothers, Garrison Byard, of Yorkville, Ohio, and Ellis Byard, of Carolina, W. Va., and one sister, Mrs. Sarah Hinerman, of Mannington Rfd. 6, also survive.
Funeral services were held January 16, 1932, at the Baptist Church, at Glovers Gap, in Charge of Rev. Haught, assisted by Rev. Kendall, Rev. Allen and Rev. Hughes. Special hymns were rendered by the Hundred choir. The impressive committal services of the I.O.O.F. Lodge were carried out at the graveside in the Glovers Gap cemetery by his fraternal brothers.

jamielynnmunn added this on 16 Sep 2009 
BYARD, William Spencer (I6905)
563 Obit. Book Vol 1, p6 Wetzel County
Mrs. Christina Byard, aged 85 years, died in her home in Earnshaw January 22, 1942, a daugter of George & Rebecca Stoneking Byard. She was born in Wetzel Count on June 13, 1856. She was a member of the Earnshaw Methodist Church. Her husband George, died several years ago. Surviving are six sons and daughters; Mrs. Jennie Snider and Mrs. Mary Wilson of Wichita, KS, Mrs. Dessie Ensminger of Harrington, Kansas, Mrs. Bertie Kearns of Kilgore, Texas, Mrs Rosa Meerel of Morgantown, Mrs. Carrie Ice of Glovers Gap and two step-children, Mrs. Susan Templeton of Smithfield and Luther Byard of Coburn. Services were conducted at the Earnshaw Methodist Church by Rev. Harry Rush and interment was made in the Yost Cemetery near Earnshaw.
Tennie married Joe Reed. They had four children Carrie Reed (Ice) Rosy Reed (Merrell), Bell and Milo Reed (Byard) Milo was known as Milo Byard. Tennie and Joe divorce and she married George Byard. She and George were cousins. They had seven children Jennie, Henry, Birdie Florence, Mary Frances, Sarah Ellen, Dessie, and Lee 
BYARD, Christina (I15742)
564 obit: The Wichita Beacon Wednesday, September 29, 1965 p.4C
Jennie B. Snyder
Mrs. Jennie Byard Snyder 79, of 3445 W. 13th, widow of Frank M. Snyder, longtime Wichita oil producer and driller, died Tuesday.
Born in Sincerity, W. Va. Mrs. Snyder had lived in Wichita since 1928. She was a member of Olivet Baptist Church.
Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. R. J. Duren, Mrs Lester Morris of Wichita, and Mrs. Sidney Mourning Jr. Dallas, and two sisters, Mrs. T.C. Rice, Wichita and Mrs. G. L. Ensminger, Great Bend, Kan.
Services will be at 11 a.m.Thursday at the Gill Mortuary Chapel. Burial will be in the Wichita Park Cemetery.
Ethel Pauline Snyder b 1906
Opal Bulah Snyder b. 1907
Edith Almeta Snyder b. 1909
Helen M. Snyder b. 1918

Family links:
George Byard (1855 - 1927)
Christina Byard Byard (1856 - 1942)

Francis Marion Snyder (1876 - 1963)*

Ethel P. Snyder Duren (1906 - 1972)*
Helyn Marguerite Snyder Mourning (1918 - 1968)*

*Point here for explanation

Wichita Park Cemetery
Sedgwick County
Kansas, USA

Created by: Cat Crowder
Record added: Apr 05, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35553690 
BYARD, Jennie (I10108)
565 Obituary for Richard Wayne Byard
Mr. Richard Wayne Byard, 67, of Princeton, KY died Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN following a long illness.

He is survived by his wife, Paulette Stegar Byard of Princeton, KY; one son, Richard McKinley Byard of Princeton, KY and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Wallace and Myrtle Grace Childress Byard; three sisters, Zora Thomason, Sarah Ann Hanvey and Betty Deboe.

Visitation will be Thursday Nov. 14, from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Funeral services will be Friday Nov. 15, at 1:00 PM at the funeral home with Rev. Cliff Jones and David Williams officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery with military graveside services. Richard Wayne Byard was an Illinois Central Railroad-Brakeman,a member of First Christian Church in Princeton and was an Army Veteran. Memorial contributions may be made to: Pennyroyal Hospice, Inc. 220 Burley Ave. Hopkinsville, KY 42240 
BYARD, Richard Wayne (I9252)
566 OBITUARY, THE COMMERCIAL APPEAL, MEMPHIS, SHELBY CO., TENNESSEE, FEBRUARY 12, 2011, PAGE B4: CLARICE ALCYONE BYARD, 88, of Memphis, passed away February 10, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis. She was preceded in death by husband, William Doyle Byard. She is survived by daughter, Fay Haddock of Memphis; two sons, Wayne Byard of Memphis and David Byard of Oklahoma City, OK; four grandchildren, Sara Peppers, Elizabeth Watwood, Aaron Byard and Danny Byard; two great-granddaughters, Katlyn and Jessica Peppers. The family will receive friends from 12 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 1 p.m., Sunday, February 13, 2011, at Family Funeral Care. Interment will follow at Glenfield Cemetery in New Albany, MS. Family Funeral Care Memphis, Tennessee (901)761-8000 (*As a hobby I match up obituaries I find in my local newspapers with their online 'Family Trees' to help others in their research. I am not related to anyone in this 'tree'.....Brenda Brower Latham) TUCKER, Clarice Alcyone (I13102)
567 Obituary.
George Byard died at Thanksgiving Hospital, Cooperstown, Friday afternoon last week. The cause of death was pneumonia, of which Mr. Byard had been ill for three days.
Mr. Byard was the son of the late Thomas and Mary Byard and was born at Hartwick Seminary, February 22, 1855.
He was a farmer by occupation and resided for several years at Springfield, but for the past 15 years had resided on the Beaver Meadow road.
He never married.
He is survived by
two brothers,
John Byard of Hartwick Seminary, and
Russell Byard of Milford;
three sisters,
Mrs Mary Bice of Buffalo,
Mrs Sarah Chase of Index, and
Mrs Harriette Bundy of Bowerstown:
two half brothers,
William C. Byard of Milford and
Arthur Byard of Cherry Valley;
one half sister,
Mrs Edward Fritts of Milford.
The funeral services were held Monday at 1 o'clock at the home of William C. Byardat Milford. The Rev. H.E.Brooks, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church, officiated.
Burial was made in the Hartwick Seminary cemetery.

BYARD, George H (I14951)
568 Ocala Star-Banner (FL) - June 24, 1997

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- Isaac K. Byard, 86, a former resident of Ocala, died Sunday, June 22, 1997, at Jones Family Health Care Home.
A native of Marion County, W.Va., Mr. Byard was a combustion engineer for the Allegheny Power Co. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge.
Survivors include his daughters, Shirley Alimento, Bowling Green, Ky., and Delores Conaway, Nellysford, Va.; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a nephew; and two nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents, Stanford and Lucy Byard.
J.C. Kirby and Son Funeral Home, Bowling Green, Ky., is handling arrangements.

Family links:
Sanford Lee Byard (1881 - 1964)
Lucy Lea Miller Byard (1885 - 1942)

Pearl Frances Byard (1906 - 1987)*
Elvira Delores Daddino Boehm (1915 - 2005)* 
BYARD, Isaac Kenny (I10244)
569 One of Burial or Death is incorrect! BYARD, Andrew Hunt (I11575)
570 ONEONTA - Harriet Byard VanWoert, 88, of 5 Ravine Park North, Oneonta, died at home on Thursday, Aug. 12, 1999.

She was born Nov. 30, 1910, in Cooperstown, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Byard, Jr.

She was married to John L. VanWoert on June 29, 1934, at Oneonta. Mr. VanWoert died in October 1992.

Mrs. VanWoert attended elementary school in Cooperstown. When her family moved to Oneonta in 1923, she attended the Oneonta schools, graduating in 1929. She was very active in many extra-curricular clubs. In 1933, she received a B.A. degree from Elmira College.

In her early married life, she was a tireless volunteer in many organizations: Boy and Girls Scouts, Family Services, PTAs, St. James Church, and especially the Sunday School. On two separate occasions, Mrs. VanWoert served on the Oneonta School Board and was active during the building of the new schools in the district.

She was a communicant of St. James Episcopal Church, a member of the League of Women Voters, the Oneonta Country Club, Citizens Club of Hartwick College, Elmira College Alumni Association and the National Cathedral Association.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Carl Cole of Vermont, a son and daughter-in-law, John David and Judy VanWoert of Las Vegas Nev. and a son, Peter T. VanWoert, of Oneonta; sisters, Beth (Gertrude) Byard Le Beouf of Florida, Frances (Panny) Hill of Florida, Mary Almeda Ness of Ohio; and a sister-in-law, Dorothy Byard; four grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Harriet was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was dedicated to improving the quality of life locally. It was her desire to leave the greater Oneonta community a better place by her efforts.

A Requiem Mass will be offered at noon on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 1999, at Saint James Episcopal Church, Oneonta, with the Rev. Canon Mark R. Cole, rector, officiating. Burial of Mrs. VanWoert's cremated remains will immediately follow in Glenwood Cemetery, Oneonta.

There will be no calling hours.

The family has requested that contributions be made to either the memorial fund at St. James Episcopal Church, 305 Main St., Oneonta or the Boy Scouts of America, Route 23, Southside, Oneonta.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Lewis-Hurley Funeral Home, 51 Dietz St., Oneonta. 
BYARD, Harriet Louise (I13400)
571 ORRINGTON - Nellie Ada (Fox) Byard passed away peacefully with her family by her side Nov. 9, 2010.
She was born Jan. 24, 1939, in Hartland, daughter of Andrew T. Fox and Iva Butler Blackton.
Nellie loved the outdoors and often took long walks in the woods. She was well known for her appreciation of the different variety of plants, trees and her endless collection of rocks.
She is survived by her loving husband of 22 years, Wallace R. Byard, also of Orrington; one son, John A. Kalel and his wife, Tammy, of Orrington; and four daughters, Sharoll Wilson and her husband, Kris, of Milo, Penny Lydick of Bangor, Margo Kalel of Bangor and her significant other, Edward Kizer, and Lisa K. Mixer and her husband, Daniel, of Orrington. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren, John Kalel Jr., Stephanie Courtemanche, Kayla Kalel, Clayton Mixer, Nellie Lagasse, Crystal Angelo, Felicia Taylor, Joseph Angelo, Cory Williams and Christopher Randall; and five great-grandchildren. Friends and family are invited to share in food and fellowship 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, at Orrington Center Church, 468 Dow Road, Orrington. In lieu of flowers, friends may make a donation to Bangor Humane Society. 
FOX, Nellie A. (I10386)
572 Outside fence ABBOTT, Emily (I8536)
573 Overcome by fumes working on his car BYARD, Leslie Frank (I4636)
574 Patricia Kathleen Suggs Byard, age 66 of Clarksville, passed away in the home of her daughter Sunday May 27, 2012.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday May 31, 2012 at McReynolds-Nave & Larson Funeral Chapel with the Rev. David Mackens officiating. Entombment will be in Resthaven Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Visitation will be 2p.m.-7p.m. Wednesday May 30, 2012 and 11 a.m. until the hour of service on Thursday at the funeral home.

Pat was born December 6, 1945 in Palmer, Alaska daughter of the late, Roy Suggs and Hallie Swearingen Suggs. She was a retired Bookkeeper of 35 years.

Survivors include her son, Bryan (Gail) Byard of Knoxville; daughter, Beverley Byard of Clarksville; grandsons, Grayson Byard and Dawson Byard; granddaughter Chasidy Phillips and best friend, Barbara Dotson. Family and friends will serve as Pallbearers. Online condolences may be made at NaveFuneral (931)647-3371.
SUGGS, Patricia Kathleen (I8614)
575 Paul W. Byard, 72, North Vernon, died Saturday, December 11, 2004 at St. Vincent?s Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born August 9, 1932 in Decatur County, he was the son of Paul E. Byard and Mabel Fern Porter. He married Phyllis Nugent July 4, 1953, and she preceded him in death.

Mr. Byard retired from Cummins in 1984 after 35 years. He served in the Air Force in Korea. He was a life member of the North Vernon VFW Post #2021, a charter member of the Eagles, and a member of the Moose in which he held a degree of ?fellowship.? He was also a member of the Over 50 Club at the New Bethel United Methodist Church.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, December 16 at Pickett Funeral Home in North Vernon with Rev. Connie Barr officiating. Burial with military graveside services will be at the Westport Cemetery. Calling will be at the funeral home from 4-8 p.m., with a Moose service at 7 p.m.

Survivors include sons Ralph E., Tom, and James Byard all of North Vernon; daughter Dorothy Marie Wilson of North Vernon; brothers Clifford Byard of Westport, Leslie ?Squeak? Byard of Texas, and Denny Byard of North Vernon; one sister, Clara Suhre of North Vernon; 1 grandson; 3 step-great-granddaughters, and 8 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and one sister, Bonnie McKinney.
BYARD, Paul William (I14101)
576 per OH Death Certificate KAYLOR, Daisy Violet (I13794)
577 Phebe was 19 when married Family F619
578 PHILIP K. BYARD - 66, passed away on Monday, April 6, 2009 at Bayshore Community Hospital, Holmdel, New Jersey. He was a resident of Matawan, New Jersey. The cause of death is unknown. He was born in Long Branch, New Jersey on February 28, 1943 and resided in West Long Branch before moving to Matawan 12 years ago. He was employed as a carpenter and locksmith for the Monmouth County Park System, Lincroft, retiring last year after 23 years of service. He proudly served his country for four years as a United States Marine Corps, including active duty in Vietnam. A lifelong member of Old First Methodist Church, West Long Branch, in recent years, he was a participant at the First Baptist Church of Matawan. He was a member of Vietnam Veterans of America - Allenhurst Chapter #12. He was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion, he was also an avid woodworker and painter. He was predeceased by his parents, Philip and Eleanor Sharp Byard. Surviving are his wife, Sandra Tonnessen Byard; his son, George K. Byard, at home in Matawan; his sister, Gail White and her husband Wayne of Leonardo; and his nephew, Wayne White. Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 11 at the Bedle Funeral Home, 212 Main St., Matawan. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 13 at the funeral home. Interment to follow at 1 p.m. at Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Arneytown. Letters of condolence can be e-mailed to the funeral home's website BYARD, Philip K. (I12066)
579 Phyllis I. Byard, 71, of Lodi, died Friday, Oct. 29, 1999, at Ohio Pythian Sisters Home in Medina.
She was born Aug. 25, 1928, in Wadsworth to Paul and Alice (Hood) Smith. She was a homemaker all her life.
Mrs. Byard is survived by her children and their spouses, Barbara and Donald Brown of Florida, Robert Byard of Spencer, William Byard of Chippewa Lake and Craig and Cheryl Byard of Lodi; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother, Robert Smith of Ashland; and sister, Norma Kitts of Rittman.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, William Byard, in 1993.
Service: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Matteson Funeral Home, 40 Congress St., West Salem.
Interment: Woodlawn Cemetery, Wadsworth.
Visiting service: 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. 
SMITH, Phyllis Irene (I10252)
580 Pine Brook Family F3270
581 Plot: Garden LN, Section 100, Lot 330, Space 9
BEAZELL, Nannie Earlena (I13820)
582 Ploughman in West Fife KINNELL, Alexander Bissett (I7645)
583 Possibly? Family F1493
584 Published October 6, 1983
Nora A. Byard

Nora A. Byard, 83, Little River, died Monday morning at Kenwood View Nursing Home in Salina following an illness of several months. Born November 13, 1899 in Russell County, she was the daughter of John T. and Sarah Dearinger Shull.

She married Caleb T. Byard on September 15, 1920 in Russell. He preceded her in death on June 3, 1973. Mrs. Byard was a retired nurse's aide and a member of United Methodist Church., United Methodist Women, Order of Eastern Star and American Legion Auxiliary, all of Little River.

Survivors include a son, Lewis Ansel, Salina; two grandsons and two great-granddaughters.

Services were still pending Monday afternoon. Burial will be in Bean Cemetery with Rev. Marjorie Swingle officiating.

Reprinted with permission, The Monitor-Journal, 248 Main Street, Little River, KS, 67457

Provided by Young Historical Library, 201 Main Street, P.O. Box 126, Little River, Kansas 6745
SHULL, Nora Alice (I15387)
585 Railway signalman.
MORRISON, Robert (I7623)
586 Raymond Joseph Avery, 84, of San Diego died Wednesday. He was born in Detroit and was an insurance administrator for General Motors. Mr. Avery served in the Navy during World War II. He was a member of American Legion and was a volunteer for the San Diego Public Library.

Survivors include his daughter, Gail Short of Poway; son, Michael Avery of Burbank; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Viewing: 1 to 2 p.m. tomorrow, St. John's Episcopal Church, 760 First Ave., Chula Vista.

Services: 2 p.m. tomorrow at the church.

Interment: 1 p.m. Monday, Greenwood Memorial Park, Interstate 805 and Imperial Avenue, San Diego.

Arrangements: San Diego Memorial Chapel.

Family links:
Lillian Augusta Byard Avery (1916 - 1998)*

Linda Avery Begley (1948 - 1998)*
AVERY, Raymond Joseph (I11443)
587 Rebecca Watson's home by Baptist Minister James H Ryan of Mannington,WV Family F1903
588 Reformed Dutch Church Family F5801
589 Reformed Protestant Dutch Church Family F3257
590 Registry Office Family F2829
591 Registry Office Family F10360
592 Rep(s). By Representatives Gipson and Vance


ENROLLED, House Joint Resolution,


WHEREAS, birthdays, of course, are special events in a person's life, and Mr. Thomas Ransome Byard will celebrate his 95th Birthday on March 5, 2004; and

WHEREAS, born March 5, 1909, in Manchester, Georgia, Mr. Thomas Byard attended Manchester High School where he played football from 1926-27, but was unable to accept a full football scholarship to the University of Georgia due to married students not being allowed to play college sports; and

WHEREAS, during his high school days, Mr. Byard worked as a "soda-jerk" at a local drug store in Manchester, near Warm Springs, Georgia, and regularly served the then-Governor of New York, Franklin Delano Roosevelt; and

WHEREAS, Thomas and Ruth Ernestine Powers were married on April 7, 1930, and celebrated their 69th Wedding Anniversary prior to her death, April 12, 1999; they were blessed with five children; 14 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren; he further is the grandfather of Prattville Mayor Jim Byard, Jr.; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Byard played on the first Callaway Mills Baseball team from 1927-28; a World War II veteran, he is a retired skilled carpenter who takes great pride in his craftsmanship; and

WHEREAS, resident of Phenix City, Alabama, since 1930, Mr. Byard is a respected member and Deacon Emeritus of United Baptist Church in Phenix City; and

WHEREAS, many loved ones will join Mr. Byard at a joyous celebration on March 6, 2004; Senator Wendell Mitchell and Representative Mac Gipson are honored to recognize this fine gentleman for he is indeed a blessing to all those who know him; now therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA, BOTH HOUSES THEREOF CONCURRING, That Mr. Thomas Ransome Byard is hereby congratulated on the occasion of his 95th Birthday, and it is further directed that he receive a copy of this resolution, executed in sincere admiration and esteem, and with best wishes for many years to come.

Resolutions, Congratulatory
Byard, Thomas Ransome 
BYARD, Thomas Ransome (I10527)
593 Residential: Raised in the New Bethel Community. He has been a Westport resident since 1956.

Education: He graduated from North Vernon High School in 1953.
He attended Indiana Central College, Indiana Business College and IUPUI at Columbus.

Occupation: He was the manager of application engineering at MLKS Bearings in Greensburg until his retirement in 1997. He had 42 years of service with MLKS and held 2 United States Patents for bearing assemblies.

Awards: He received the Greensburg Area Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award in 1997.

Memberships: Westport Baptist Church where he had taught Sunday School Class for 38 years, member of the Living Witness Choir, served as a Deacon, on the Board of Trustees and on the building committee.

He was a member of the Gospel Echo Quartet for over 20 years.

Member of the Westport Kiwanis Club where he served two terms as President.

He was a Past Lt. Governor of Kiwanis International for the Farmland Division in 1998-1999.

He served 12 years (1991-2003) on the Westport Town Council and served as council president.

Currently serving on the Decatur County Board of Zoning Appeals.

AIM mentor at South Decatur Elementary School.

Member of the former Westport Archery Club.

Member of the society of manufacturing engineers and the society of automotive engineers

Hobbies: Woodworking, canoeing, hiking, fishing, golf, volunteer carpentry work and traveling.

His travels have taken him to all 50 states.

Married to: Zelpha Weekly
Date: December 25, 1955
Place: Vernon, Indiana


Wife - Zelpha Byard - Westport, Indiana

1 Daughter - Deanna (Husband-Royce Dale) McCullough - Westport, Indiana

2 Grandchildren - Jennifer (Husband-Derek) Chastain - Westport, Indiana

Bryan McCullough - Westport, Indiana

1 Sister - Clara Suhre - North Vernon, Indiana

2 Brothers - Dennis Byard - North Vernon, Indiana

Leslie Byard - Abilene, Texas

Preceded in death by: Parents

1 Infant Son

1 Grandson - Joshua T. McCullough

1 Sister - Bonnie Marie McKinney

1 Brother - Paul William Byard 
BYARD, Clifford Duncan (I10482)
594 Residents of Hahndorf, with friends generally, have learned with deep regret of the death of Pte. Douglas Austin Byard, in the fighting at the Dardanelles. At first he was reported as being among the missing but later information showed that he had been killed. He was the second son of Mr. Douglas John Byard, M.A., who for many years was principal of the Hahndorf College. Deceased was educated at that institution, and subsequently won a scholarship at the Roseworthy College, which he attended for two years. He was an enthusiastic cricketer and after his school days was a member of the Semaphore Club. As a footballer he was also successful. He was of a lovable disposition, and was popular with all with whom he came into contact. BYARD, Douglas Austin (I3968)
595 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I12782)
596 Rex J. Byard
Rex our beloved husband, father, brother and grandpa passed away on Flag Day June 14, 2004 in Provo, UT.

Born August 12, 1921 in Santaquin, UT to Clarence and Ada Johnson Byard. Attended the Santaquin and Payson schools graduating from Payson High School. Married Fern Topham on November 24, 1941 in Pasadena, CA; later solemnized in the Jordan River Temple.

Rex loved his country and served honorably in the United States Navy during World War II, serving in the Atlantic and Pacific theatres, with 9 escort missions across the Atlantic.

Rex and Fern settled in Orem where he worked for Geneva Steel as a railroad engineer. There they raised two girls, Ann and Kay. Rex enjoyed bowling and the outdoors, fishing and hunting, especially hunting pheasants in Santaquin with family and friends. Rex enjoyed working with the ward young men as their sport coach for 13 years.

He will be remembered for his love and devotion to his 8 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren; from helping them fish to chasing them around the neighborhood park.

Rex is survived by his beautiful bride Fern, daughters, Ann Young (John), Kay Gagon (LaMar), 8 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren, sister Belva Salmon.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 17, 2004, at 11:00 a.m. at the Suncrest 4th Ward Chapel located at 190 North 800 West, Orem. Friends and family may call Wednesday evening from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Sundberg-Olpin Mortuary, 495 South State Street in Orem and also Thursday from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. at the ward chapel. Interment will be in the Santaquin Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to the family at
Published in the Daily Herald on 6/16/2004. 
BYARD, Rex J. (I5302)
597 Ricky L. Byard, 33, of Connersville, passed away October 27, 2013 in Connersville.
He was born August 29, 1980 in Rushville to Ralph Byard & Bertha (Dunn) Skaggs.
Ricky was a 1999 graduate of Connersville High School.
He is survived by his mother, Bertie Dunn Skaggs of Rushville, sisters, Mickey & husband David Conley of Kendallville and Kimberly Thompson of Rushville, nieces, Jessica & Courtney Teague and Chelsea & Dezira Conley, nephews, Matt Teague, Kenny Frey, Jeremy Cooper, Greg & Caleb Conley, great nieces, Emma Griffin, Laney Teague, Savannah & Shaniah Frey and great nephews, Eli Teague & Isaac Frey.
Ricky was preceded in death by his father & a nephew, Nathan Cooper.
Services will be held at 11 AM Wednesday, October 30 at Moster Mortuary, Rushville. Friends are welcome to visit from 5-8PM Tuesday, October 29. Rev. Jeff Edwards will preside and burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery.
BYARD, Ricky L. (I9417)
598 Rita Catherine Sanders Byard, age 87, of Emmitsburg, Md., died Sunday, April 22, 2012, at Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown, Md. Born July 23, 1924 in Gettysburg, she was the daughter of the late Oliver and Martha Ryder Sanders. She was the wife of Donald B. Byard Sr., her husband of 69 years.
Rita was a communicant of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Emmitsburg, Md., where she served as secretary for more than 20 years and was a member of the Sodality. She was also a member of VFW Post 6658 Auxiliary. She enjoyed knitting, reading, and spending time with her family. She was devoted to the Rosary.
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In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Martha Hemler and husband Ronald, of Thurmont, Md.; four sons, Terence Byard and wife Thelma of Hagerstown, Md., Donald Byard Jr. and wife Patricia of Columbia, Michael Byard of Annapolis, Md., and Chris Byard and wife Dana, of Frederick, Md.; a brother, Joseph Sanders and wife Effie of Gettysburg; a sister-in-law, Barbara Sanders of Gettysburg; 14 grandchildren, Terence Byard Jr. and wife Kendra, Jeffrey Byard and wife Amy, and Matthew Byard and wife Katie, all of Hagerstown, Md., Brian Hemler and wife Jen, of Thurmont, Md., Sarah Shorb and husband DJ of Emmitsburg, Md., Jennifer Garton and husband Jay of Berlin, Leslie Foltyn and husband Ted of Forest Hill, Md., Ainsley Zima and husband Janson of Lititz, Kimberly Borchard and husband Jon of Minneola, Kan., Aimee DeForge and husband Jim of Palm Desert, Calif., Heidi Benike and husband Thomas of Green Bay, Wis., Thomas Byard and wife Amanda of Topeka, Kan., Elizabeth Byard and David Byard, both of Frederick, Md.; 30 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three sisters, Jean Myers, Doris Spalding, and Marie Sheaffer; and a brother, Richard Sanders.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 25, at Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home, 210 W. Main St., Emmitsburg, Md. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, April 26, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 47 DePaul St., Emmitsburg, Md., with the Rev. Charles F. Krieg, C.M. serving as celebrant. Interment will follow at New St. Joseph Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 47 DePaul St., Emmitsburg, MD 21727. Online condolences may be made to the family at 
SANDERS, Rita Catherine (I10755)
599 Robert Byard
Died Jan. 9, 1875
AE. 62 yrs, 8 mos, 16ds
According to the Sedgwick Vital Records, Robert Byard was born on 21 April 1813, son of James and Betsy Byard. He was married on 21 October 1840 in Sedgwick to Lydia Dodge Eaton. She was the daughter of of Joseph Eaton and Patty Morgan. She was born on 7 Jan 1820 in Sedgwick. The ages on the headstone don't correspond to the Sedgwick Vital Records. 
BYARD, Robert (I14155)
600 Robert C Byard was born on April 5, 1932 in Tennessee, the son of Slayden Byard and Lera Karnes.

He did on April 12, 1936 in Clarksville from a combination of pneumonia and flu and was buried the next day in Pleasant View Cemetery.

Information is from his Death Certificate, with Clyde Karnes of Clarksville, Rural Route 6 as the informant. 
BYARD, Robert C (I14392)
May 30, 1923 - April 08, 2004
Cincinnati, Ohio

Visitation: 4 - 8 PM April 12, 2004 at the funeral home
Funeral Service: 8 PM April 12, 2004 at the funeral home
Bob is the husband of the late Vivian Roach Byard, he is the father of David (Diane), Mark, Patrice and the late Donald Byard, grandfather of Eric, Paul & Marc Byard, John Lachmann and Laura Wolverton, brother of Ethel DeAtley and the late Elmer Byard. Mr. Byard worked for the GA Gray Company for 26 years as a field service engineer.

Mr. Byard served in WW II with the Marine Corps. He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Bob was a member of the American Legion Post #425, Amvets Post #41, Army Navy Union Garrison #1, M.O.P.H. Chapter #3620, Green Township VFW Post #10380, Western Hills F & AM Lodge #762 and the Green Township Senior Citizens.

The Byard Family suggests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society 11117 Kenwood Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242.
BYARD, Robert Howard (I10532)
602 Rodney V. Byard, 81, of Wake Forest, died Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010, at Springmoor Health Center in Raleigh.

He was born in Columbus, Ga., the son of the late Ethel Mae Cotton Byard and William E. Byard.

Mr. Byard served as a minister of education at Swope Park Baptist Church in Kansas City and First Baptist Church in Winston-Salem. He also served as assistant to the president for public relations at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest and as a Wake Forest town commissioner for 10 years.

Mr. Byard is survived by his wife, Nancy F. Byard;
three daughters, Rebecca B. Whitwam and her husband, Robert, of Kernersville;
Jennifer B. Talley and her husband, Robert, of Wake Forest;
and Amy B. Huneycutt and her husband, David, of Houston, Texas;
a brother, William E. Byard Jr.;
and seven grandchildren

A memorial service is today (Thursday) at 2:30 p.m. in the Springmoor Life Care Community Auditorium, 1500 Sawmill Road, Raleigh.

The family requests that flowers be omitted and memorial contributions made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson?s Research at, or to Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America at
Friends may visit with the family following the service at Springmoor. 
BYARD, Rodney Virlyn (I12010)
603 Rosalind's name appears on the rear of a George CHARTIER memorial, she appears to be old enough to be his mother but could possibly be his wife? UNKNOWN, Rosalind B (BYARD) (I15015)
604 Roy Byard age 91 of Quapaw, Oklahoma, passed away September 6, 2011 at Landmark Hospital in Joplin, Missouri. He was born on September 17, 1919 in Quapaw, Oklahoma the son of John Henry & Agnes ( Bowser) Byard.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Jean and 2 sisters, Georgia Lee and Ruth Christy.

He is survived by his daughter, Mary Gilmore his granddaughter, Judy Mace, 2 nephews, Chuck Christy and Bobby Franklin and his wife, Starr, and a niece Loyceta Maslen and her husband, Curtis.

Also surviving is his close friend and caretaker, Diane Burnshire and 2 great grand children, Elijah and Alexa and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Roy Byard will be 2:00 PM, Friday, September 9, 2011 at the First Methodist Church of Quapaw, Quapaw, Oklahoma with Rev. Furan Jackson, officiating.

Interment will be in Baxter Springs Cemetery, Baxter Springs, Kansas. Masonic Rites will also be held at the church.

Pallbearers will be Charlie Foran, Shawn Essex, Zachary Essex, Stan Humble, Zachary Watson and Ken Whitaker.
BYARD, Roy B. (I15335)
605 Rumford- Susan Sassi Byard, age 61, of Rumford, peacefully passed away on Friday April 17, 2015 at Rumford Community Hospital, with her daughters, Brenna and Alyson by her side.

She was born in Rumford, Maine on September 12, 1953, daughter of Lloyd and Antonine (Chiasson) Sassi.

Susan was first employed at Rumford Community Hospital, where she met her husband James. After raising her two daughters, she worked as a Floral Designer at Davis Florist with the "Davis Daisies."

She enjoyed reading, scrapbooking, basket making, gardening, trips to Popham Beach, and picnics at Screw Auger Falls.
Susan especially relished gatherings with her "S&B" girls and summers spent at Roxbury Pond.

She is survived by her mother Antonine C. Sassi of Rumford, two brothers; Kenneth and his wife Charlene Sassi of Damariscotta, Keith Sassi and his wife Christine of New Port Richey, Florida, two daughters Alyson Byard of Farmington, Brenna Parent and husband Ryan Parent of Mexico, and grandson Jameson Parent of Mexico.

She was predeceased by her husband James E. Byard Jr. and her father Lloyd G. Sassi.

The family wishes to thank the amazing staff, nurses, and doctors at the Lariviere Oncology Department, Rumford Community Hospital, Central Maine Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital, and all of Susan's family, friends, and neighbors who loved and supported her throughout her life journey.  
SASSI, Susan A. (I10367)
606 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family F4292
607 Russell Clinton Byard LUBBOCK-
Russell Clinton Byard passed away Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015. We will gather for fellowship and remembrance from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. Family and friends will gather to celebrate his life of 73 years on Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, at 2 p.m. at Wolfforth United Methodist Church.
A tribute of Russell's life may be found at, where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for his family.

Russell was born on May 25, 1942, to George and Bessie (Case) Byard in Claude, Texas and graduated from Claude High School. He received his bachelor's degree from McMurray University and his Master's in Theology from SMU Perkins School of Theology.

On Feb. 15, 1963, he married Patricia Ann Branum in Panhandle, Texas. He served as a Methodist pastor in the North and Northwest Texas Conferences. Russell acquired numerous crosses over the years, many that he had made and many that were gifts. He had a new cross necklace to wear every Sunday. He was a member of the Wolfforth United Methodist Church, the Second Milers Group, the Llano Estacado Emmaus Community, the Lion's Club, and the Minor Chords Barbershop Quartet. He loved to sing and enjoyed spending time with family and friends, and playing dominos was a favorite pastime. Russell spent many hours working on his family genealogy. He enjoyed woodworking and making treasures for his family. He is known for his pearl snap shirts, bolo ties, and Methodist jokes!
He was preceded in death by
his parents; and
two brothers, Royse and Ray Byard.

Russell is survived by
his loving wife of 52 years, Pat Byard;
two daughters, Rhonda (Gene) Smith of Spearman, and
Katherine (Kenton) Aiken of Battleground, Wash.;
five grandchildren, Jennifer (Jace) Cline,
Brandon Vincent,
Koree Smith,
Jake Boggs, and
Savannah Aiken;
a brother, Ronald (Zonell) Byard of Princeton, Texas;
and a sister, Janie (Lawrence) Jaramillo of Washburn, Texas.

Memorials are suggested to the Pilgrim Scholarship Fund, c/o Llano Estacado Emmaus Community, P.O. Box 744, Slaton, TX, 79364-0744 or the Wolfforth UMC Memorial Fund, 102 Donald Preston Dr., Wolfforth, TX, 79382. 
BYARD, Russell Clinton (I9833)
608 Ruth Genevieve Byard born January 16, 1924 to Albert and Roxie Craig.
Went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on May 28, 2015. Wife of nearly 69 years to Donald William Byard. Mother to 7 children, grandmother to 7, and great grandmother to 15. Preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers and 3 sisters and her daughter Janice and granddaughter Wendy. Retired from Link Belt Chain Plant in 1986 after nearly 30 years.
Service: June 1, 2015 @ 3:00 p.m. at Flanner and Buchanan North, with visitation from 1 p.m. until time of service.

-Your friends at Flanner and Buchanan
CRAIG, Ruth Genevieve (I13538)
609 S. M. (nicknamed Skeet or Skeeter) was obviously named after his Grandfather Samuel Martin. His name is truly “S. M.”, initials only. He was called Skeet by his family and Skeeter by his acquaintances.

Dad was not much on school; he had quit at the third grade. Late in his life we discovered that he suffered from dyslexia and would invariably skip the first letter of any word he tried to pronounce or the first word of a sentence. Or he would turn the word around backwards.

At age 16 Skeet wanted to join the Navy. His oldest brother Barney had just come back from the Navy and was probably telling lots of stories! Dad’s parents were not at all approving of his desire, so to keep him out of the Navy they allowed Skeet to go to Moline, KS, with his uncle Howard Suiter (brother of Dad’s mother Carria Suiter Byard). A Hopkinsville, KY, limestone quarry company had just opened a new quarry east of Moline, and Howard was being transferred there. The quarry was at that time called the Solvay (Solvey?) Company. It became Concrete Materials Company and later was finally purchased by Martin Marietta Corp., Aggregates Division. This is how dad came to live in KS.

When Howard & Mildred moved to KS, they rented a room from a Mrs. Bailey, and then they moved into a little house (what we called the little Fiscus house from owners long after Howard moved) across the street from John and Olive Bryan on Maple Street (Grandpa and Grandma Bryan’s last home). This is where mom got acquainted with Howard’s daughter Dorothy and Mildred’s daughter Margaret.

Howard and Mildred did not live across from John and Olive long. Before dad moved out here Howard and Mildred had moved to the house across the road from the Moline Water Plant. When dad moved out here he stayed with Howard and Mildred in this residence. We have several pictures of Dad outside this house.

Mom met dad when she would go up town to visit Dorothy. Skeet lived with Howard and Mildred Suiter for a short time after moving to KS and then found room and board with John and Olive Bryan. Mom and dad were already eyeing each other by this time! ha This was probably some time in 1946.

Mom and Dad drove to Clarksville, TN for Christmas 1949. They had planned the elopment before they left on the trip. Mark was born Feb 22, 1951, and Mack on May 17, 1953.

Dad joined the First Baptist Church in Moline, KS, by baptism on April 21, 1957. Mom remembers that he had not attended church as a boy. Dad was evidently saved as a result of mom’s attendance. Mom joined First Baptist about on January 29, 1956.

Dad retired December 31, around 1994.

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December 26, 1999

Dear Uncles, Aunts, and Cousins!

Greetings from Oklahoma, the “Western Front” of the Byard frontier! ha

First, this is not one of those Christmas-time, “what-we-have-done-this-past-year” newsletters; I’m sorry for the form-letter appearance. I’ve wanted to sit down and write each family personally for months now, but you see how far I’ve got! So, to break out of my lethargy I convinced myself that you would forgive the general format of this note, and consider the fact that I at least did write! ha

The first anniversary of dad’s death is rapidly approaching and I’ve wanted for months to sit down and relate to you all -- my family -- the details of dad’s last few days on this earth and the circumstances of his death. With the recent passing of Vicky and two of my mother’s brothers I have, at middle age, become much more appreciative of family. In fact I’ve started to do some genealogy work on the family and I really need your help on the Byard and Suiter sides, but more about that later.

Dad’s passing was of course sad but it was not tragic. Dad had trusted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior and was at peace and ready for death. We all took great comfort in that fact and think of his death as a promotion.

As you all know, dad had bladder cancer for decades. He also suffered from a pretty serious diabetes condition and both were creeping slowly forward. On his last bout with the bladder cancer the oncologist took out a kidney and a big part of the bladder. Soon after that he learned that he had some major blockage in a coronary artery and the arteries/veins in his legs were almost totally blocked with plaque. He could walk only short distances before the poor circulation caused lots of discomfort. The doctors would not work on the veins in his legs without clearing out the coronary artery first but unfortunately the location of this blockage required open-heart surgery. It could not be treated with angioplasty (the balloon technique).

So as you can see, dad was facing some REALLY major medical problems. On several occasions we chatted about his problems and he expressed to me that he wished that God would just take him with a heart attack. He didn’t want to die slowly with the cancer. As it turned out God was gracious and granted his request.

I visited dad at home for the last time in this life on Christmas day 1998. He appeared very tired and slept several times during our visit to Moline. But he was his usual happy self, joking, and acting silly. Now I know where I get most of my lunacy! ha We were getting up to Moline about every 2 to 3 weeks and unfortunately I didn’t get up during the second weekend of January 1999. On Thursday, Jan 14, 1999, mom had to go up to Howard, KS, for jury duty. When she returned home about 2 PM, dad was out walking around the yard ... just piddling about. She asked him if he wanted some lunch but he said he wasn’t hungry and didn’t feel very good. He came in and laid down in his easy-chair to take a nap which was a normal afternoon custom. Mom wasn’t hungry either so she just got busy cleaning the house, working outside, running errands and the like.

The TV was on so mom didn’t think much about dad not getting up and about. I assume she thought he was dozing in and out, watching TV. About evening time she went in to wake him up for supper and he would not wake. She called Mack in Elk Falls and he in turn called for the ambulance.

He was transported first to the Sedan, KS city hospital and after an exam they loaded him back up for transport to the hospital in Bartlesville, OK, about an hour SE of Sedan. Dad roused out of his coma a time or two during the transport, responding to questions about pain. He indicated that he was in no pain whatsoever.

Mom, Mack, and Vera arrived at the Bartlesville Hospital soon after the ambulance (around midnight) but they got lost in the shuffle. They thought the hospital staff knew they were there but evidently they didn’t. It was nearly 4 AM on Friday, January 15 before they got in to see dad. The staff didn’t even know they were there! I learned about all of this about 5 AM when Mack called. I made it over to Bartlesville by about noon on Friday; none of us really knew what was going on. We had not been told that dad had evidently suffered a heart attack. I don’t think the doctors really were sure either.

Dad was barely responsive over the duration of Friday afternoon. He would respond to loud questions with a slight head shake, and eye movements. He indicated he could hear and understand. His breathing was extremely labored and his heart was racing, both in an attempt to supply oxygen to his damaged cardiac muscle. The real problem which we didn’t know about at the time was that his remaining kidney had shut down. The heart attack had shut it down. In the end this was the cause of his death.

We took turns sitting with dad all Friday afternoon and night. Mack and I would pray with him and read many of the comforting Psalms. He could hear us and would respond to loud questions such as, “Do you want to read more Scriptures?” He would shake his head “yes”. We asked him several times if he was in any pain and he always shook his head “no”.

I did not come prepared to overnight (I wasn’t thinking too clearly) so Cathy and I left for home about 7 PM. Mom alternately sat by dad’s bed or slept in the waiting room. Mack sent Vera back to Elk Falls and Moline to get clean clothes and toiletries.

When Cathy and I returned to Bartlesville early Saturday AM, January 16, dad was no longer responsive. He was in a coma. Saturday was a very, very long day as you can imagine. We finally got to talk to a doctor -- only briefly -- and learned that dad had suffered a heart attack. On Saturday afternoon one of the ICU nurses had a conference with the family (mom, Mack, Vera, Cathy and me) and she explained that his kidney was not functioning and that unless it started he would slip deeper and deeper into a coma and die very peacefully. This was, in a way, a relief because we finally knew the eventual outcome. They unhooked dad from all the special monitors and moved him to a more private room in the ICU.

We took turns sitting beside the bed all night and dad’s breathing and heart rate started to slow. His body was no longer laboring and that was easier on the family. By evening on Sunday all the out-of-town family and friends had left and we were all exhausted. Dad’s heart rate and breathing were growing more and more relaxed but we had no way to know how long his body would hang on. The doctors could give us no idea either so I told Cathy to drive on home to take care of our two dogs and other family responsibilities. For all we knew, Dad might linger another day or two ... even more. Cathy left about 6:30 PM.

We all settled in for another long night but we were all at peace, having accepted God’s will in the matter. We talked family things and just chatted. I sat on one side of the bed and Mack and mom on the other. I kept my hand on dad’s stomach trying to judge if his breathing was growing more and more shallow.

At about 7:55 PM the nursing shift changed and a new nurse came in to introduce herself and take dad’s vital signs. I was in her way so I got up and stepped into the bathroom (there in the room) to get rid of some coffee. Just as I finished I heard Mack say, “Mark, Mark! Its happening!” I rushed the 10 feet back out to dad’s bedside and the nurse quickly got out of the way. I took his hand and intently watched his face. I wanted to soak in every detail. Dad’s last breath was just a few seconds later at 7:57 PM. His color turned reddish and then faded to a very light brown. Mom sobbed very quietly upon his shoulder and Mack offered a prayer to God thanking him for dad and his life. We sat quietly in the room until the nursing staff took care of the necessary paperwork. The phone rang a few minutes after 8 PM and it was Billy saying that they were getting ready to leave. I’m glad he called before hitting the road!

I called Cathy and she had just got home. We left the hospital at about 8:20 PM. Cathy drove back to Pawhuska and met us. Dad’s funeral was held on Wednesday, January 20 at the funeral home in Howard, KS. He was buried at the Moline Cemetery, Moline, KS.

I wrote the following words in my Bible,

January 17, 1999 -- Dad passed away at 7:57 PM at the Jane Phillips Hospital in Bartlesville, OK. Present at his bedside was mom, Mack, Vera, Janet, and me. What a wonderful and awe-filled experience it was to watch my father die. He was a saved man and is now present with the Lord.

Well, I hope this has been meaningful to you. We know all of you were praying with us and wished you could have been there. 
BYARD, S M (I11664)
610 S11 9PY BYARD, Elsie May (I1140)
611 Sacramento, CA
Ruth C. Byard
Sept. 10, 1937 - Nov. 24, 2009
Ruth Catherine Byard, 72 of Sacramento and formerly of Stockton, passed away on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 in a Carmichael, CA Hospital. She graduated from high school and attended college and then became an In Home Caregiver for 25 years.

Ruth is survived by
her husband of 33 years, Bobby Gene Byard of Sacramento.
Mother of
Kimberly Dawn (Albert) Johnson of San Jose,
Kelly Lynn Morrison of Sacramento,
Craig Jeffrey (Danette) Byard of Texas and
Todd Stanley (Myra) Byard of Woodland.
Grandmother of 4 and great grandmother of 2.
Sister of Manuel Garcia of Sacramento, Mary Burruel, Margaret Valverde and Louie Garcia all of Stockton. Sister-in-law of Martha Cruise.
Friends and relatives are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Anne's Catholic Church, 215 W. Walnut St., Lodi, on Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at 10 a.m. Vigil services on Monday evening at 6 p.m. in the Cherokee Memorial Funeral Home, 831 Industrial Way at Beckman Rd., Lodi. Memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society , 217 W. Alpine Ave., Stockton 95204 are preferred 
GERTJEJANSEN, Ruth Catherine (I13308)
612 Sacred Heart of Jesus R.C. Church Family F3912
613 Said in a brief biography by Amy BYARD-Shepherd to have had 19 children but few reached maturity. BYARD, Henry (I192)
614 SALINA - Lewis Ansel Byard, Salina, died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, in Leawood, Kan. He was born April 27, 1925, in Little River, Kan., the only child of Nora and Caleb Byard.

After graduating from high school, he joined the Navy during World War II. He served mainly in the South Pacific.

Lewis was an active member of University United Methodist Church and a lifetime member of the VFW.
He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include: his wife, Betty; two sons, Curtis and wife Michelle of Atlanta, Ga., and Bradley and wife Connie of Overland Park, Kan.; two granddaughters, Stacy and Lisa; two grandsons, Brian and Kyle; two step-granddaughters, Christie and Lindsay; and two great-grandchildren, Cale and Maelyn.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at University United Methodist Church, 1509 S. Santa Fe, Salina, with the Rev. Mike Rose officiating. Visitation and reception of friends will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. 8th, Salina. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Bean Cemetery, Little River. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the church mission's fund. 
BYARD, Lewis Ansel (I10222)
615 Sandra (Croyle) Byard, 73, passed away on May 23, 2013, with her loving husband, Glenn, by her side.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Vera Croyle; and sisters, Phyllis, Lois, and Beverly.

Sandra was born in Kittanning, Pa., and moved to Akron, Ohio, where she met and married the love of her life, Glenn, when she was 18 years old. She worked for many years at Summa Medical Center as a medical transcriptionist. Sandra enjoyed music, dancing and spent many summers camping at Ponderosa Park.

After raising their family they retired and moved to Marana, Arizona to enjoy the beautiful scenery and each other.

Sandy is survived by Glenn, her loving husband of 55 years. She leaves her children, Michael, Lisa (Tafoya), Lori (Turner) and Linda (Kirkpatrick). Grandchildren, Sara (Bradford), Jennifer, Matthew, Jonah, Nicholas, Jacob, Anthony, and Nathan, in addition to eight great-grandchildren.

Cremation has already taken place. A memorial service will be held June 8, 2013 at 1 p.m. at the Goodyear Heights Baptist Church (1767 Goodyear Blvd.).

In lieu of flowers the family asks that you make a donation to Casa de le Luz Hospice, 5830 N. Fountains Ave., Bldg. 2, Tucson, Arizona 85704.

Published in Akron Beacon Journal on June 6, 2013 - See more at: 
CROYLE, Sandra Lee (I12235)
616 SANFORD - Lt. Cmdr. Larry F. Byard, USN (Ret.), 70, of Sanford, died on Tuesday, March 1, 2011, at Maine Medical Center in Portland.

Larry was born in Oswego, N.Y., on Nov. 6, 1940, to John and Dorothy (Ives) Byard.He grew up in upstate New York and attended local schools. He enlisted in the Navy while he was still in high school.During his 25-year enlistment, he served three tours in Vietnam and earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from North Carolina State University through the Navy Enlisted Scientific Education Program, earning a Navel officer commission.

He also attended the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, Calif.

Later in his military career, he was actively involved in developing the ARPANET, which was a precursor to the Internet.

He retired from the military when he was stationed in Germany and stayed there to work for a U.S. contractor in the computer field. After two years, Larry and his wife moved to the Sanford area, where he opened DUX Computer Works, which he owned and operated for 12 years before retiring in 1998.

Larry enjoyed vegetable gardening and was an amateur meteorologist.He was a member of the American Legion, the Elks and the V.F.W.For the past six years,

Larry and his wife had wintered in Florida. He was a loving and devoted husband and father and will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

Surviving are his wife, Claudia Byard, of Sanford; his son, Joshua John Byard, and his fiancee, Daiselyn F. Elliott, of York; three brothers, Cory, James and Wayne Byard; two sisters, Dori Digenti and Pam Byard; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held on Sunday, March 6, at the Carll-Heald & Black Funeral Home in Springvale. Interment with full military honors was held on Monday, March 7, at the Southern Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery on Stanley Road in Springvale.

Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Maine Children's Cancer Program, C/O the Sanford Elks Lodge, P.O. Box 624, Sanford, Maine 04073.To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit

Published in Fosters from March 10 to March 11, 2011
BYARD, Larry Frederick (I12828)
617 Sarah Ann Hanvy, 79 Of Princeton, Died Tuesday March 29, 2012 At The Princeton Health And Rehab Center After A Short Illness.
She Is Survived By Her Husband, Nathan Hanvy, Two Daughters, Carlotta Holeman (Jerry) Of Cadlwell Co. And Covetta Ramey (Randell) Lyon County
Three Grandchildren, Three Great Grandchildren And One Brother Richard Byard, Caldwell Co., One Stepson, Troy Hanvey Of Evansville, In One Step Daughter Giovanna Franks Of Madisonville, Ky
Six Step Grandchildren And One Step Great Grandchild.
She Was Preceded By Her 1St Husband, Sanford Harper, Her Parents Wallace And Myrtle Grace Childress Byard And Two Sisters.
Services Will Be March 23,2012 Pm At Morgans Funeral Home With The Rev. A.B. Ortt Assissted By The Rev. Jerry Holeman Officiating
Visitation Will Be From 10:00 Am Until The Service Time.
Memorial Contributions May Be Made To American Heart Association 15120 Collections Center Dr. Chicago, Ill 60693 Ot To Gideons International C/O David Mitchell 9275 Cadiz Rd Princeton Ky, 42445
BYARD, Sarah Ann (I9773)
618 Scott Byard, age 47, of Cadiz, Ky., passed away on Tuesday, June 1, 2010, in Cadiz, Ky. He was of the Baptist Faith. He was a truck driver with Big G. Express Trucking Co. of Shelbyville, TN, he was also a member of BASS. He is survived by his wife Gail Harris Lilly Byard, Cadiz, KY, One Step Daughter & Son In Law Melissa & Brian Faubush of Cadiz, Ky., Sister In Law-Debbie Blanton of Cadiz, Ky., Brother In Law & Sister In Law Danny & Delores Harris of Cadiz, Ky. One Brother, Al Byard, One Sister, Vicky Whittenburg, Three Nieces, Tammy Swaffer, Debbie Jines and Jessica Frost, all of Clarksville, TN. Two Nephews, Richie and Brandon Byard, One Great Nephew, Jacob Saunders and One Great Niece, Kristina Saunders. He was preceded in death by his parents Elvis & Evelyn (Sullivan) Byard. Arrangements are being handled by Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc., 138 Main St. -P.O. Box 2050, Cadiz, Ky. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 26, 2010 at 9:00 AM at the home of John & Susan Cansler 9083 Princeton Road, Hopkinsville, KY. Memorial contributions can be made to Scott Byard Family PO Box 906, Cadiz, KY 42211. BYARD, Scott Allen (I13453)
619 SEDGWICK - Lawrence "Butch" Byard, 69, passed away November 18, 2014 at his home. He was born in Castine, January 30, 1945, the son of Ronald E. and Ethel (Herrick) Byard.

Butch graduated from George Stevens Academy, Blue Hill in 1963 and attended NMVTI in Presque Isle studying auto mechanics. He worked for Dick Howard in Brooklin and later for Shepard Chevrolet and Gene's Sales and Service in Stonington. Eventually, he achieved his dream of owning his own business, first running Byard's Auto Works in Stonington and later L. Byard & Son in his own building in Sedgwick. He was a man of all trades and liked caring for the family farm. He was especially fond of tractors and loved checking the Uncle Henry's for ones to fix up and sell. He belonged to the Sedgwick Volunteer Fire Department and was always there for anyone who needed help. He cared for both of his parents in his home.

He is survived by his wife, Saralyn Billings Byard; daughter, Miranda Byard; son, Matthew Byard; daughter-in-law, Kortnie; two granddaughters, Melanie and Leah Byard; sister, Sandra Byard Hill and husband Dick; nieces, Allison Charles, Lisa Dauphinee, and Betsy Ladd and their husbands; grandnephews and grandnieces, Hazen Dauphinee, Nathaniel Ladd, Samantha Dauphinee, Amanda Ladd, Katherine Charles, and William Charles; sister-in-law, Noreen Dunham and husband George; niece, Gale Boughman and husband; grandniece, Emma Boughman and grandnephew, Alex Boughman; nephew, Barry Dunham and wife; and grandniece, Harper Dunham. He was predeceased by his father in 1982, his mother in 2005; and infant brother in 1940.

A private graveside service will be held. E-mails are welcomed at Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 49 Main St. Blue Hill. Condolences may be made at
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BYARD, Lawrence B. (I12149)
620 Sedgwick's vital records Family F3698
621 Seen off at Greenock circa 1932, sailed to Canada, lived Lethbridge Ontario KINNELL, Arthurina (I7055)
622 Selected Immigration Books from the Archive Office of Tasmania, Tasmania, Australia: Archives Office of Tasmania Source (S138)
623 September 23, 1999 Leesville Leader

LEESVILLE - Services for Elsa Byard will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Hixson. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery in Slagle. Mrs. Byard, 64, of Leesville died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1999, in her residence. She was a native of Germany and a longtime resident of Vernon Parish. She was a store associate at the P.X. on Fort Polk. Survivors include two sons, Johannes Thomas Byard of Lafayette and Charles Edward Byard Jr. of Virginia; one brother, Otto Ueberrhein; four sisters, Engeltrud Mechalki, Hildegart Horac, Anna Jordan and Mathilde Ueberrhein; and one grandchild. Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. until time of services Friday in the funeral home.
UEBERRHEIN, Elsa (I9480)
624 She lost her life in the fire and explosion of the glass factory she was working in. RYAN, Mary Jane (I13041)
625 Shums Hall ?? BYARD, Ellen (I759)
626 Sir Thomas states he has no male heir

He was knighted 26/8/1789

He commanded the following vessels :-

Victory 9/12/1782 - 27/12/1783

Impregnable 6/3/1788 - 10/9/1791

Windsor Castle 14/2/1793 - 1/7/1794

Alcide 2/7/1794 - 7/12/1794

Bedford 5/12/1796 - 24/5/1798

Foudroyant 25/5/1798 - 31/10/1798
BYARD, Thomas (I196)
627 Soldiers Ground BYARD, James O. (I14458)
628 Someone sent me this about Jonathan's death:

Maine Genealogical Society (1884- ). 1993. The Bangor Historical Magazine, later The Maine Historical Magazine 1885-1894. [S.l.]: Picton Press, Vol. 3


"Jona(than) Byard of Sedgwick, mariner, died 1801. Robert Byard administered on the estate."

The sender also wrote that there is a probate docket at the Hancock County Registry of Probate in Ellsworth, Maine.

A few years later, someone sent me this (proving that 1801 is the wrong death date):

"H 1/86 Jonathan Byard, of Sedgwick, Inv. (1.108) F954. Inv. Of the est. of Jonathan Byard, late of Sedgwick, manner, decd., appr Sedgwick 25 Apr 1800 by Edmund Bickford and Samual Jordan, at $31.12, pres Castine 8 May 1800 by Robert Byard, admor. Inv incl a silver watch, at $10. Page 1,258"

Source: Maine Probate Abstracts, Vol. 2, 1775-1800 by John Eldridge Frost, Picton Press, Camden Maine - copyright 1991

My notes on the above: Jonathan Byard’s estate was appraised in Sedgwick on April 25, 1800 by Edmund Bickford & Samuel Jordan. The estate inventory, which included a silver watch, totaled $31.12 and was presented for Probate in Castine by the administrator of the estate, Robert Byard on May 08, 1800.

I'm very happy to have this death information about Jonathan but it's sad that nothing seems to be known about his life, as brief as it was.

Byardsearcher added this on 24 May 2011 
BYARD, Jonathan (I10780)
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MORRISON, Robert (I206)

Studios at University Drew Large Crowds Monday Afternoon

The exhibit of the most advanced artistic work which was shown on the top floor of Ewing Hall was a delight to those whose artistic sense of form and color was most highly developed and spoke volumes of praise for Miss Marie Eouise
Stahl as instructor in drawing and painting in that department of college work and also for the students whose drawings in crayon, pastel and water color, and oil paintings were a source of admiring delight to every visitor. Here
were drawings from models and from life, which attracted much attention and commendatory remarks. The well known old Englishman, Herbert Byard, seemed to be a favorite among the artists as he had posed to several and there were many pictures of the quaint old character.
BYARD, Herbert (I15636)
691 St Pauls Family F10348
692 Stephen E. Byard

JONESBORO Stephen Edward Byard, 70, of Jonesboro died Jan. 30 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House. He was born March 19, 1940, in Dell and was the son of James and Lessie (Stephens) Byard. He was a retired auto mechanic and owner of the Huntington Auto Service and several other service stations throughout Jonesboro over the last 35 years. His passion was antique cars, and he was an active member of the NEA Street Rod and National Street Rod associations.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 38 years, Irene (Lawrence) Byard; brothers, Robert Byard and Jimmy Fort; and sister, Barbara Ann Byard.

He is survived by his wife, Nita Thomas of the home; sons, Clinton (Paula) Byard of Trumann and Brian Byard and Matt (Ginger) Byard, all of Jonesboro; daughter, Deby Flagg of Bethesda, Md.; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. today at Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home.

A private graveside service will be held at a later date.

Pallbearers include his grandsons, Josh Byard, Tyson Byard, Cody Byard, Dakota Byard and Brandon Flagg.

In lieu of flowers, he requested that donations be made to Helping Neighbors Food Pantry, 900 West Huntington Ave., Jonesboro 72401, 935-7298.

Online guestbook
BYARD, Stephen Edward (I13320)
693 Sterling "Joe" Byard Jr., 65, Clarksville, died Tuesday, April 5, 2005, at his residence.

The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Friday at McReynolds-Nave & Larson Funeral Home with the Rev. Royce Dukes officiating. Burial will be in Keesee Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today and on Friday from 1 p.m. until the service at the funeral home.

He was born July 20, 1939, in Montgomery County, son of Sterling Byard Sr. and Carrie Lee Suiter Byard. He was the widower of Vicki Glasgow Byard.

Mr. Byard was retired from the Trane Co. and was a member of Memorial Baptist Church.

Survivors include three sons, Chris Byard, Clarksville, and Randy Byard and Robert Earl Byard, both of Palmyra; four daughters, Candi Olson, Onawa, Iowa, Teresa Allison and Cindi Byard, both of Clarksville, and Kim Morrison, Cunningham; three brothers, Barney Byard, A.B. Byard and Billy Byard, all of Clarksville; three sisters, Eunice Carpenter, Helen Heflin and Janice Haynes, all of Clarksville; a half sister, Lucille Finney, Florida; first wife, Sylvia Byard, Palmyra; 17 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Eddie Heflin, David Byard, Bryan Byard, Jimmy Byard, Rob Byard, Steve Black and Anthony Black.

Memorial contributions may be made to Gateway Hospice, 1771 Madison St., Clarksville, TN 37043. 
BYARD, Sterling Jr (I15588)
694 Subject: Proposed Change: Ethel BYARD (I66)
Date: Tue, 01 Aug 2017 11:11:56 +0100
From: David Bailey

Proposed Change: Ethel BYARD (I66)
Tree: Byard Families

Description: Ethel Byard married John Lacey in Chipping Sodbury in 1903. He was/became a policeman. Served in Oldland Common and Bitton, Somerset and in Bristol. Had several children..Norman, Graham, Kathleen Ivy (died in a fire in 1921 or 22 when 8 or 12), Mildred (my mother in law) born 29 July 1922..the youngest and still alive.All were probably christened at St Anne's church Oldland Common South Glos. Ethel died in 1959 in Bristol. She lived, as Mildred still does, at 116 Staple Hill Road Fishponds Bristol from the mid 1930's.
John Lacey died in the mid 1930's while living in Park Road, Staple Hill, Bristol.

David Bailey
Family F3494
695 Sylvia Fay Byard, 72, of Palmyra, passed away Friday, June 8, 2012 at Signature Health Care of Clarksville.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, June 11, 2012 at the chapel of McReynolds-Nave & Larson Funeral Home with Bro. Jerry Steele officiating. Burial will follow in the Jarmon-Rives Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday and from 11 a.m. until the hour of service Monday at the funeral home.

Sylvia was born August 27, 1939 in Montgomery County, daughter of Sidney and Lucille Hughes. She was a seamstress and a member of Memorial Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brother, Floyd Lee Hughes. Survivors include her sons Robert Earl Byard and his wife Tammy of Palmyra, Christopher Byard and his wife Cheri of Clarksville, and Randall Byard and his wife Kendra of Palmyra; daughters Cynthia Byard of Clarksville and Teresa Allison and her husband Andy of Clarksville; brother Earl Hughes of Alaska; eleven grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren.

Friends and family will serve as pallbearers.
Arrangements in the care of McReynolds-Nave & Larson Funeral Home, (931)647-3371. Online condolences may be made at 
HUGHES, Sylvia Faye (I11734)
696 TB BYARD, Rushie Dee (I11787)
697 TB Nursing Home : Cause of death Tuberculosis BYARD, Constance Julia (I1135)
698 Terry R. “Moe” Byard, 70, of Martins Ferry, OH went home to meet his lord on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012 at his residence. He was born Sept. 9, 1942 in West Wheeling, OH a son of the late Elmer L. and Mary Jane (Ryan) Byard.

He was retired from the MayFlower Vehicles Company, Shadyside, OH. He was a member of the Greggsville United Methodist Church, Wheeling, WV and also a veteran of the U. S. Navy, Vietnam.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother Dale Byard, a sister Trudy Maag.

Surviving are
his wife Kathy J. (Richter) Byard,
a son Rob Byard of Columbus, OH,
two daughters Janie (Mick) Strain of St. Clairsville, OH,
and Terri (Melvin) Williams of Martins Ferry,
a step-daughter Brenda Ann (Mark) Pettit of Moundsville, WV,
a step-son Michael Marshall of Wheeling, WV,
a sister Linda (Ron) Long of Rayland, OH,
a brother Ron Byard of Bellaire, OH,
a sister Carolyn (John) Rose of Elm Grove, WV,
sister-in-law Harriet Byard of Martins Ferry,
and ten grandchildren.

Friends will be received Friday 12 - 6 pm at the Heslop Funeral Home, 415 Walnut St., Martins Ferry, OH. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012 at 3:00 pm at the Greggsville United Methodist Church, Wheeling, WV with Pastor Mike Palmer officiating.
Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
BYARD, Terry R (I9776)
699 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Source (S192)
700 the Byard Family Susanna Rose Byard, 89, of Bridgeport, and formerly of Pittsburgh, PA, passed away on Wednesday, December 1, 2010, at her residence. She was born in Brave, PA, on April 23, 1921, a daughter of the late Fred Edward and Blanche Anna Watson Rose. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles K. Byard, on June 18, 1998. She is survived by her children, Karen Horton and her husband Laurence, Rockwall, TX; Charles K. Byard, II, Bridgeport; and Sara Lois and her husband Timothy, Bluffton, SC; her daughter-in-law, Bonnie Jo Swecker, Buckhannon; three grandchildren, Amy Suzanne Mehr and her husband James, Buckhannon; Carl A. Laughlin, III, of Dallas, TX; and Bryan T. Laughlin and his wife Yesenia, Rockwall, TX; four great-grandchildren, Tyler, Ethan, and Patrick Mehr of Buckhannon; and Jaden Laughlin, Rockwall, TX; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, John Randall Byard and David Jeffrey Byard. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by her sisters Willa, Jane, and Iva. Susanna was a graduate of Blacksville High School, Blacksville, WV, and a member of the Methodist Church in Brave, PA. She was a beloved daughter, sister, wife and mother and will be dearly missed by her family. She was also a loving grandmother and she was adored by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Above all, she loved being a Mother. Graveside services and interment will be held at a later date at Greene County Memorial Park, Waynesburg, PA, with her nephew Rev. John Byard of Kentucky presiding. Burnside Funeral Home, Bridgeport Back
ROSE, Susanna (I10607)
701 The Celebration of Life for Deacon Grover Byard IV will be 11:00 a.m., Sat., April 1, 2006, at New Apostolic Shiloh Holiness Church, 2102 Caljon Road, Overseer Dr. Gloria Anderson, Officiant.

Deacon Byard was born Sept. 28, 1960, in Jacksonville, FL, to Rev. Grover Byard and Bennie Byard.
He attended the local schools in the community and graduated from Wolfson Senior High School in 1978.
He served in the United States Marine Corp.
He was a faithful member of New Apostolic Shiloh Holiness Church, serving on the Deacon Board; Vice President of the Trustee Board; and teacher of the Adult Sunday School Class until his health failed.
On March 28, 2006, Deacon Byard went home to be with the Lord and is now safe in the arms of Jesus.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Edith Napoleon Brown and Benjamin Brown. He leaves to cherish his memories, a very loving and devoted wife: Evangelist Brenda Byard; son: Jr. Deacon Grover Byard V; daughter: Jasmine Byard; a loving and devoted mother: Bennie Byard; father: Rev. Dr. Grover Byard III(Tommie); 4 sisters: Chaqueta R. Byard, Carla Thomas, Corrie Byard and Tiffany Jackson; 2 brothers: Jay Byard (Gloria) and Antwan Byard (Sherrie); 12 aunts; 9 uncles; 2 great aunts: Bernice Hoyt and Rebecca Brooks; 4 God children: Brittany Brown, Jackie Lee, Ebonee Anderson and Bri'Shawn Core; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many sorrowing friends. Visitation for family and friends will be held in the funeral home, Fri., March 31, 2006 from 5-8p.m and at the church on Sat. from 9a.m. until the hour of service. The cortege will assemble 10am Sat. at 3604 Freeman Road, 32207. Interment in St. Nicholas Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution may be made to Community First Credit Union for the Byard Children Educational Fund. Arrangements entrusted to Sarah L. Carter's Funeral Home Inc. 2212 Emerson Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32207, (904) 399-4150, Sarah L. Carter, LFD.

Saint Nicholas Cemetery
Duval County
Florida, USA 
BYARD, Grover IV (I12679)
702 The middle name on Marie's headstone is a misspelled surname and should read Kechely which is her first husband's surname.

Marie is the daughter of Jacob Fuchs and Gertrude Wassermann.

Marie married Milton F. Kechely on 11 October 1944 in Odell, Nebraska.

Marie Kechely married Edwin J. Byard on 1 July 1972 in Humboldt County, California.

Residences: Herkimer, Kansas; Odell, Nebraska; Fortuna, California

(Kansas State Census Collection 1855-1925, Cemetery Plot record, Fuchs-Kechely Marriage Announcement, 1957 Eureka California City Directory, California Marriage Index 1960-1985, Social Security Death Index, 1935-Current)

Family links:
Jacob Fuchs (1875 - 1930)
Gertrude Wassermann Fuchs (1880 - 1944)

Milton Frank Kechely (1917 - 1966)*

*Calculated relationship




NOV 27 1916 DEC 3 2003

Note: Kechley is misspelled and should read Kechely which is Marie's first husband's surname.

Sunrise Cemetery
Humboldt County
California, USA
Plot: Block 8, Lot 3, Grave 4

Created by: David W. Tucker
Record added: Nov 17, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 120471922


Services will be held Friday for Marie Christina K. Byard, who passed away December 3, 2003 in Eureka, at the age of 87. She was a resident of Fortuna.
Marie was born November 27, 1916 in Odell, Nebraska, to Jacob and Gerturd Fuchs. She and her first husband, Milton Kechley, came to California and Humboldt County in 1945, where they made their home in the Fortuna area. After Milton’s death in 1966, she married Edwin Byard in 1971.
Marie worked in the health care industry as a house keeper for 33 years. Working for many years at Sea View Care Center, and later for St Luke Manor. After her retirement from St Luke’s, she still continued to volunteer there, mending and sewing for the patients needs. Last Christmas she crafted little decorative crosses for all the patients to have on Christmas Day.
Marie is survived by her husband, Edwin Byard of Fortuna, and his daughters, Jeanne Kitchen of Hydesville, and Tehilla Shemaya of Israel; three grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Marie has nieces and relatives in Kansas that never let the distance keep them from being close to her.
Marie was very caring, and loving to all her family, and friends. The family would like to make mention of her special friends, Dorothy Nicholson of 48 years, and Betty Hurst and the caregivers who have lovingly helped Marie along in these later years of her life. Thank You.
Friends are invited to attend memorial services Friday, December 5, 2003 at 7:00 p.m., at the Christ Lutheran Church. 2132 Smith Lane, Fortuna., with Pastor James Goldsmith officiating. Private internment will be at Sunrise Cemetery in Fortuna.
Arrangements are under the direction of Gobles Chapel Fortuna. The family has asked that memorial contributions be made in Marie’s name to Christ Lutheran Church, 2132 Smith Lane, Fortuna, CA 95540.
Please sign the guestbook at, click on obituaries.

Published in Eureka Times-Standard on Dec. 5, 2003 - See more at:

FUCHS, Marie Christina K (I12178)
703 There was another child of Thomas and Elizabeth BYARD, name currently unknown but believed to be Francis. Name given as Frank BYARD on the marriage cert. his son Francis. Occupation, Agricultural Labourer. BYARD, Francis (Frank) (I1402)
704 This memorial is dedicated to my second greatt Aunt Lydia.
She was the daughter of Eleven Leaven Oliver and his second wife Nancy Boren Dyer Clark. This was her third marriage.
Lydia had two brothers William R, Robert E and an adopted sister (my great grandmother Lucinda Lenore)
Aunt Lydia married Thomas L. Byard on December 29, 1897 in Lyon County, Kentucky.
On the death of her sister Lucinda (my great grandmother) Lydia and Thomas took in the infant son (Wallace) of Lucinda and Henry Oliver and raised him as their own. That is how my great uncle became part of the Byard family.

Mrs. Lydia Byard
Last rites for Mrs. Lydia Mae Byard, 78, wife of T. L. Byard, 315 Baldwin Avenue, were held Friday at 2 pm at the Second Baptist Church with the Rev. Earl Nelson,officiating assisted by Rev. J. J. Gould. Burial ocurred in the Cedar Hill Cemetery, directed by D. E. Rogers.

Death claim Mrs. Byard in her home at Princeton, Wednesday October 9, at 2:30 pm. Besides the husband there survives two sons,Wallace Byard of Princeton and George Byard of Lyon County, a brother Bob Oliver, Princeton, seven grandhcildren and two great grandchildren. She was a member of the Second Baptist Church.

Pall bears were Bob Williams, Allen Oliver, Eurie Oliver, Cordis Teear, Cleatus Corley, and Otho Oliver.

Family links:
Eleven Leaven Oliver (1824 - 1900)
Nancy A. Boren Oliver (1839 - 1915)

Thomas L. Byard (1877 - 1960)

George Byard (1892 - 1963)*
OLIVER, Lydia Mae (I14520)
705 This was sent to me several years ago by an elderly cousin, Gail, who was raised by Robert Edward Byard and his wife, Florence, as their own daughter:

"Papa (Robert) always called William (his youngest brother) "Spike." I never knew Spike's real name while growing up. He would visit frequently and they had a great time together - both were avid readers and history buffs. They frequently fought the Napoleanic Wars at the kitchen table. Spike never married but often lived with his sister, Lil."

Time passed (and so did Gail at age 90) and just recently a volunteer from Humboldt County sent me the names of George and Agnes Byard's children and their last son, William L. Byard, was not named William at birth as we Byards, including Gail, believed for all these years! His actual name was Warrington Lincoln Byard. "William" must have strongly disliked the name Warrington but there were times when he was forced to use his legal name, such as on his draft registration forms for WWI & II. His death notice also gave his legal name.

On Wikipedia, I discovered a Naval hero, Lewis Warrington (born in Virginia in 1782 and died in 1851) who had been given the Congressional Medal of Honor for his distinguished service during the War of 1812-1815, the U.S. against the British Empire. I think Warrington's father named his son in honor of this man.

Next, I made another jaw-dropping (for me) discovery: like several of his New England Byard relatives, William too began using the "Bayard" spelling for his surname.

We northern California Byard descendants (from William/Warrington's older brother, Robert Edward Byard) were told that our Byard name had originally been a French name, Bayard, and that we were descendants of French Huguenots who fled France in the 1500s to escape religious persecution. French Huguenots turned their backs on the official religion of France, Catholicism, and, instead worshipped in Protestant churches. I'm sure that William/Warrington's father had told his children about his own father's supposed ties to the American Bayard family that was mentioned by the Bangor (Maine) newspaper when George's father died in 1892.

Byardsearcher added this on 24 Apr 2011 
BYARD, Warrington Lincoln (I11145)
706 Thursday, January 18, 2007 11:29 AM CST

Logan Thomas Byard, 5, of Bowling Green died at 10:23 a.m. Jan. 15, 2007, at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital in Nashville.

The Bowling Green native was born with congenital diaphragmatic hernia, which compromised the function of his heart and lungs. He had many surgeries to help correct the problems. Logan eventually succumbed to many complications after recent surgery.

Logan touched the lives of many people and will be remembered as a hero to all. He was a son of Brandon C. Byard and Kyla M. GiorgioByard of Bowling Green, who survive.

Funeral is at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with burial in St. Joseph Catholic Church Cemetery. Visitation is from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at J.C. Kirby & Son Funeral Home, Lovers Lane chapel, and from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and at 9 a.m. Saturday at the church.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Logan's League at all branches of Franklin Bank & Trust. Donations will be used to help families in financial need during medical crises with children.

Online condolences may be made at or at ky/logan

Other survivors include maternal grandparents, Mike and Sherry Giorgio of Bowling Green; paternal grandmother, Donna Byard and her companion, Ken Stirn, of Alvaton; a paternal grandfather, Dean Byard of Nashville; an aunt, Kelli Giorgio-Gumm and her husband, Corey, of Franklin; an uncle, Jonathan Giorgio of Bowling Green; maternal great-grandparents, Kathleen Giorgio, wife of the late Vincent “Jimmy” Giorgio, of Bowling Green, and Jack McCombs and his wife, Pat, of Smiths Grove; paternal great-grandparents, Lawrence Byard and his wife, Reecie Mae, of Clarksville, Tenn.; a paternal great-grandmother, Jean Bryant of Hamilton, Mo.; eight great-aunts and uncles; and several cousins. Logan was loved and treasured by many, many friends.

mgrantsadded this on 10 Feb 2010 
BYARD, Logan Thomas (I14337)
707 Tibshelf Mrs Eileen Holden, nee Byard, of Hawthorne Avenue, Tibshelf, has died at John Eastwood Hospice, Sutton in Ashfield, aged 51.

Born at Pilsley, she lived there until she got married and then lived in Tibshelf for the remainder of her life. She worked at CIS Insurance, at the AGD in Chesterfield until starting a family, then later worked with vulnerable children and at Irvings until her illness.

Mrs Holden enjoyed family holidays,

gardening and sewing. She spent a lot of time helping on the farm and did the

clerical work for the running of the same.

She leaves parents Margaret and John, of Bramble Farm, Pilsley, widower Malcolm, children Ashley and Andrew, brothers Geoff and John, sister Linda and nieces and nephews Ryan, Jon, Shannon, Katie, Ben and Tara.

The service has taken place.

Funeral directors: Ken Gregory & Sons,

16 Dalestorth Road, Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire (tel.01623 466600). 
BYARD, Eileen Margaret (I1835)
708 Times Standard (Eureka, California) pub. Dec. 9, 1971

Edna Byard Vann died Dec. 7, 1971, a resident of 1412 East Avenue, Eureka. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Vann in 1967. Mother of Mrs. Nadine W. Dimick of Sacramento and Mrs. Valerie V. Melanson of San Rafael. Sister of Byron B. Byard of Redding, Robert E. Byard II of Tiburon, Mrs. Gail B. Albert of Novato and Mrs. Holly B. Warren of Arcata. She was preceded in death by her sister Audrey B. Laurison on November 21 of this year. Grandmother of Paul and Dan Dimick of Sacramento and Ross and Mark Melanson of San Rafael.
Mrs. Vann attended elementary school in Korbel, graduated from Arcata High School and attended Children's Hospital School of Nursing in San Francisco in the early 1900s. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Eureka, the Humboldt County Historical Soc. and AARP. She was a long-time medical office receptionist, last employed by Doctors O'Neil and Myers in Eureka until her retirement. She was a member of the George A. Byard pioneer family of Newburg.
Services will be held for family and close friends on Friday, Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. at Pierce Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. James M. Brown officiating. Internment will follow at Sunrise Cemetery in Fortuna. Casketbearers will be Mark Melanson, Dan Dimick, Paul Dimick, Walter Warren, John Warren and Matt Brozovich. The family would appreciate memorial contributions to any favorite charity. 
BYARD, Edna May (I12268)
709 Tina Annette Jackson, 42, Clarksville, died Thursday, July 22, 2010, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville.

A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at McReynolds-Nave & Larson Chapel with Rev. James Sanders officiating.

Burial will be in Baggett's Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Saturday and from 12 noon until the hour of service Sunday at the funeral home.

She was born November 27, 1967 in Montgomery County and was preceded in death by her father, Larry Edward Byard; and her brother, Tommy Byard.

Tina was a Baptist and formerly employed at Walgreens photo department.

Survivors include her mother, Minnie Janette Mackens Byard, Clarksville; daughter, Hope Allison; brothers, Michael Byard, Ricky Byard, Phillip Byard; and grandson to be born, Landon Allison, and companion Tim Mccord. Pallbearers will be Phillip Byard, Brandon Byard, Tim Parker, Troy Jones, Matt James and Mitchell McCord. Arrangements in the care of McReynolds-Nave & Larson Funeral Home, (931)647-3371. 
BYARD, Tina Annette (I9843)
710 Tom L. Byard died Sunday at 1 pm at his home, 315 Baldwin Avenue. Death is attributed to a heart attack. Mr. Byard was a native of Lyon County, born May 19, 1877. He was a retired farmer and had lived in Caldwell County for a number of years. He was a member of the Second Baptist Church here. Survivors include the widow Mrs. Effie Howton Byard; two sons, Wallace Byard this city, and George Byard of Lyon County.

Last rites were held Tuesday at 2 pm at Morgan's Funeral Home with the Rev. Sam Thomas and the Rev. Richard Sisk officiating. Interment was in the Cedar Hill Cemetery. 
BYARD, Thomas L. (I10429)
711 Topeka State Journal Wed. 19 May, 1971, pg 14:
KANSAS CITY--Mrs. Eunice L. Byard, 67, Kansas City, died in a local hospital here Tuesday.
She was born in Toledo, Ohio and had been a resident of this city for 30 years.
She had been circulation manager of the Eastern Kansas Register for 10 years. She retired in January, 1970.
Mrs. Byard was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church in Kansas City, the church's Altar Society and the Legion of Mary.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Loretta Hamilton, Kansas City; 3 sons, G. Barney Byard, Topeka, Richard W. Byard, Kansas City, and William A. Byard, Overland Park; 2 sisters, Mrs. James Hobson, and Mrs. Paul O'Donnell, both of Joplin, MO.; a brother, James Cremin, Tulsa; and 17 grandchildren.
Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Kansas City. 
CREMIN, Eunice Loretta (I5823)
712 Trinity Lutheran Church Family F3516
713 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I9651)
714 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I9652)
715 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I10874)
716 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I10875)
717 Ventrene Byard Newsome

Published: Wednesday, July 30, 2003 at 11:23 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, July 30, 2003 at 12:00 a.m.
ATLANTA | Ventrene Byard Newsome, 92, of Atlanta, formerly of Lexington, died Tuesday, July 29, 2003, in Atlanta.

A graveside service will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at Manchester, Ga., City Cemetery. A memorial service will be held in Lexington at a later date.

Mrs. Newsome was born Nov. 10, 1910, in Pelham, Ga., to John Irvin Byard and Hattie Shiver Byard. She was a retired clerk with Lawyers Title Insurance Co. and was a member of Jefferson Avenue Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Newsome.

Surviving are a daughter, Frankie N. DeFord of Norcross, Ga.; a brother, T.R. Byard of Phenix City, Ala.; a sister, Catherine Davis of Warm Springs, Ga.; a granddaughter and three great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice. 
BYARD, Ventrene (I9348)
718 Violet Lucille Wright passed away and finished her journey to Heaven to be with our Lord on November 24, 2012 after an extended illness at Clarksville Nursing and Rehab at the age of 75. Violet was born and raised in Montgomery Co., on February 13, 1937 and resided in Clarksville at her residence until moving into nursing care. Her parents were the late Lillie Mae Bryant Clinard and William Joseph "Jody" Clinard. Survivors include her two children, Kathy (Steve) Dallas of Clarksville and Kevin (Angie) Byard of Modesto, CA. She has five grandchildren, Brandi, Mollee, Nickolas, Melissa and Raymond; four great-grandchildren, Aiden, Lorelei, Raymond and Lilly; 3 step-grandchildren, Ashley, Tiffany and Emily as well as one step-great-grandchild, Cameron. She was preceded in death by her husband, Will D. Wright and a son, William Troy Byard. Although her suffering was long, she is now at home with the Lord and in pain no more. She will be missed and never forgotten. Violet will be cremated following research from GenLife Institute in hopes of helping find a cure for Parkinson's Disease. The family would like to thank AseraCare Hospice, the nurses that took care of our mom and the Cremation Society of TN and GenLife for the care, compassion and help in the last days of our precious mom's life. Rest in peace mom, you are home now. We will always love and miss you. CLINARD, Violet Lucille (I11801)
719 Volunteer looked for his burial plot/Sunrise Cemetery BYARD, George Henry (I11011)
720 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family F4633
721 Walked 4 miles each way to work as a safety deputy in Lassodie coal pit until it flooded in mid-late 1930s KINNELL, Alexander (I7047)
722 Wallace Byard, 90, of Princeton died at Caldwell County Hospital at 9:04 a.m. Thurs., Dec. 18, after a short illness.

Mr. Byard was a retired spreader and cutter for Cumberland Manufacturing. He was of the Baptist faith.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Tom Byard and Lydia Oliver Byard; his wife, Myrtle Grace Childress Byard; three brothers and one sister.
His survivors include one son, Richard Byard of Marion; three daughters, Zora Thomason and Betty Deboe, both of Princeton, and Sara Ann Hanvey of Caldwell County; one sister, Adell Duckworth of Greenville, Texas; seven grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, and six great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at Morgan?s Funeral Home of Princeton at 1 p.m. on Sun., Dec. 21. Rev. Jerry Holeman officiated and Bill Williams assisted. Burial took place at Cedar Hill.

Wallace's birth parents were Henry Melvin and Lucinda Lenora Oliver. Tom and Lydia Oliver Byard (adoptive sister to Lucinda) took Wallace and raised him as their own after the death of his mother Lucinda who died 3 weeks after Wallace's birth. 
BYARD, Wallace Oliver (I9772)
723 Was a lawyer and an architect.
He was born in New York into an educationally successful family.
His father was a lawyer and his mother was a teacher of English at Columbia University.
Byard graduated from Yale College in 1961 and went on to receive degrees from Clare College, Cambridge and Harvard Law School as well.

Paul Spencer Byard, was a lawyer who returned to school in his late 30s to be an architect died Tuesday, July 15, 2008. He became prominent figure in the world of renovation, renovating some of New York's most familiar sights. He was 68. Charles A. Platt, a partner of Mr. Byard's in Platt Byard Dovell White Architects of Manhattan said, the cause of death was cancer. Mr. Byard was born Aug. 30, 1939, in New York. His father, Spencer Byard, was a lawyer who actively involved in the Trinity Church. The Episcopal landmark is located at the head of Wall Street, and in the New York Society Library, New York. His mother, Margaret Mather Byard, was a Scottish immigrant who taught English at the School of General Studies at Columbia. Mr. Byard graduated from Yale College in 1961. He received degrees from Clare College, Cambridge, and from Harvard Law School. As an architect, he worked on the renovations of Carnegie Hall, the Cooper Union Foundation Building, and the State Supreme Court's Appellate Division Courthouse on Madison Square and the old Custom House on Bowling Green. He also helped design the Chanel 57 building, at 15 East 57th Street; New 42nd Street Studios, at 229 West 42nd Street; and a mausoleum and columbarium at the Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn. His résumé included the cream of the crop law firm Winthrop, Stimson, Putnam & Roberts and the glamorous architectural firm James Stewart Polshek & Partners. Mr. Byard married Rosalie Starr Warren of Bernardsville, N.J in 1965 and she survives him, as well as his sister, Margaret Byard Stearns of Kent, Conn.; a daughter, Eliza Starr Byard of Brooklyn; a son, Joshua Spencer Byard of Bloomfield, N.J.; and two granddaughters. 
BYARD, Paul Spencer (I10470)
724 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I3053)
725 Wayne Byard, 68, of Memphis, passed away at his home on Tuesday, June 4, 2013.
He graduated from the Shrine School.
Mr. Byard, the husband of Sue Byard, is also survived by
a sister, Fay Haddock of Memphis;
a brother, David Byard of Oklahoma City, OK;
2 nephews, Aaron and Danny Byard, both of Oklahoma City;
2 nieces, Beth Watwood of Memphis and Sara Peppers of Brighton;
and 2 great nieces, Katlyn and Jessica.

He is further survived by
a sister-in-law, Ida Mae Byard, Pam, Sheila and Becky and their children
and two half sisters, Helen and Betty Jean and their children.

He was preceded in death by a half-brother, William Doyle Byard, Jr.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 8 at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, 3700 N. Germantown Rd with visitation beginning at 1:30.
Interment will follow in Memorial Gardens.  
BYARD, Wayne (I13105)
726 Wayne Edwin Byard-age 73 of Lake, MI died at the Aleda Lutz V.A. Medical Center in Saginaw, Mi on Sunday, February 11, 2007. Wayne was born March 28, 1933 in Camden, MI to Bernard and Derotha (Compton) Byard. He served in the Korean War and then worked at Essex Wire in Hillsdale for 25 years. He married Margie Gordon in 1955 and she survives. Wayne was a life member of the Wilson-Blackmer D.A.V. chapter 105 in Lake, MI. Wayne loved to bowl, hunt, fish and sports of all kinds.

Wayne is survived by his son; Robert and wife Tracy byard of Lake, Mi and 3 daughters; Sheryl and husband Harold Hayden of Lake, MI, Dawn Golden of Alabama, Kathy and husband Justin Lorenzen of Wyoming. 7 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother; Danny Byard and sister Sue Ann Byard.

Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 18, 2007 at 11:00 am at the D.A.V. Hall 2480 School Street, Lake, MI. Donations may be made to the D.A.V. chapter 105.

Services were entrusted to the Campbell-Stocking Family Funeral Home-Farwell.
BYARD, Wayne Edwin (I10484)
727 Went to Australia. Not married? MORRISON, Elizabeth (I7112)
728 Went to Lethbridge, Ontario, Cabada.
KINNELL, Thomas (I7049)
729 West BYARD, Richard Lee (I15690)
730 When Hezekiah's Grandson, Robert Edward Byard, died in California in 1948, a Mr. Irvine wrote a "mini biography" about him which included some biographical material about Robert's father, George Augustus Byard, Hezekiah's son. In essence, Mr. Irvine stated that George (who sailed away from Maine to California) came from a sea-faring family back in Maine and George's father and Grandfather had been sailors and so on. It's true that many young men in Maine learned to sail from the time they were lads and later made their living from the sea. Some men preferred a life at sea and some were eager to plant their roots on dry land. I'm sure, if I could find records about Hezekiah's youth, he had sailed for awhile but by 1850 he was a farmer, married (happily I'm sure) and preferred life with growing things to a life with salt air stinging his eyes from sun-up to sun-down.


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1850 US Census for Sedgwick, Hancock County, Maine - August 13, 1850

Hezekiah, age 40 and married, stated that he was a farmer and that his real estate was valued at $1,200. Nellie wasn't born yet and Maria, age 39, may have been pregnant with her at the time of the census. Frances was 17 and all of the children were in school except for the youngest child, Eva, a two-year-old. Hezekiah and his family lived next to his younger brother, Moses Eaton Byard, who was living with his wife, Harriet, and their little girl.


Selected U.S. Federal Census Non-Population Schedules, 1850 - Agriculture in Sedgwick, Hancock, Maine (enumerated on 19 August, 1850)

Hezekiah had 75 acres of improved land and 150 acres of un-improved land. The cash value of his farm was $875 and his farm implements and machinery were valued at $100. He owned one horse, had 2 milk cows, 2 working oxen and 4 other cattle and 14 sheep. No swine. The total value of livestock was $174. Hezekiah had 10 bushels of wheat; 20 bushels of rye and 30 bushels of oats.

1860 U. S. Federal Census for Sedgwick, Hancock, Maine - June 19, 1860

Hezekiah, age 49, was a farmer. His real estate was valued at $1,420 and his personal estate was valued at $841. Living with him were his wife, Maria, and his four sons and two of his youngest daughters, Eva and Nellie. Also living with the family was Stephen Eaton, age 14, who had attended school within the past year. On the 1860 census, Stephen was also listed in his father's house (Pickering Eaton) so he may have just been visiting the Byard family at the time the census taker knocked on the door. Hezekiah's oldest daughter, Frances, was now married and no longer lived at home.

Selected U.S. Federal Census Non-Population Schedules, 1860 - June 19, 1860

Hezekiah had 60 acres of improved land and 180 acres of un-improved land. The cash value of his farm was $1,800 and his farm implements and machinery were valued at $25. He owned one horse, had 3 milk cows, 2 working oxen and 4 other cattle and 13 sheep. No swine. The total value of livestock was $280. Hezekiah had 6 bushels of wheat; 10 bushels of Indian corn, 30 bushels of oats and 40 lbs. of wool.

3 bushels of peas and beans

50 bushels of Irish potatoes

30 bushels of barley

$10 worth of orchard produce

$15 worth of market garden produce

200 lbs. of butter

15 tons of hay

$20 worth of animals slaughtered


1870 U.S. Federal Census taken in Sedgwick, Hancock, Maine - 2 July, 1870

Hezekiah was a 60 year old farmer, living with his wife and daughter, Nelly. His real estate was worth $2,000 and he listed $645 as personal property.


1880 U. S. Federal Census for Sedgwick, Hancock, Maine - June 8, 1880

Hezekiah, age 70, was still a farmer and lived next to his son Edward and his family. Living with Hezekiah and Maria at that time was Cora E. Pert, age 15, employed as their servant. By 1880, all of Hezekiah's children were gone from their home so Cora would have been a great help to them.


Selected U.S. Federal Census Non-Population Schedules, 1880 - Agriculture in Sedgwick, Hancock, Maine (enumerated on 7 June, 1880)

Hezekiah had 15 acres of tilled land, 25 acres of permanent meadows, 20 acres of woodland and forest and 40 acres of other "un-improved, including "old fields" not growing wood. The value of his farm, land, fences and buildings was $2,000 and $300 for his farm implements and $300 for his livestock. The estimated value of all farm productions in 1879 was $600. In 1879, the acres of grass lands mowed were 12 and the acres not mown were 3. In 1879, the cost of building and repairing was $30. The amount Hezekiah paid in 1879 for farm labor wages, including boarding, was $70 and he hired that labor for 8 weeks in 1879. In 1879, 15 tons of hay were harvested and on June 1, 1880, Hezekiah had 1 horse, 2 working oxen, 1 milk cow, 6 "other" (not sure what they would be). In 1879, one calf had dropped, 3 cattle had been purchased and two had been sold. 150 lbs. of butter had been made in 1879. Also in 1879, 7 lambs dropped, 2 were sold and 3 were slaughtered. On June 1, 1880 Hezekiah had 20 poultry on hand and 150 doz. eggs had been collected in 1879. He had 2 acres devoted to growing Irish potatoes and had grown 200 bushels in 1879. Also, in that year he had 40 apple trees. The amount of wood he cut in 1879 was 10 cords and the value of "all forest products sold or consumed in 1879 was $5.


Maine Death Records

This death certificate states that Hezekiah died of "old age" in Sedgwick on May 10, 1892 and that at the time of his death he was age 82 and 11 months and 15 days...almost age 83. It also states that his father, John, was born in Salem, Massachusetts. Hezekiah was born in Sedgwick where he also died.


Sedgwick Rural Cemetery Sexton's List

"The information which follows was copied in January 1948 from the original Sedgwick Rural Cemetery Sexton's List, by Helen B. Sargent, of Washington, D. C. for the National Society D. A. R. Library. It was microfilmed by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and is available through any Family history Center as LDS Microfilm # 0036735, Item 4.

The list contains a record of burials in the Rural Cemetery, and is useful to researchers because it includes people for whom there are no headstones. Although the list was originally arranged in chronologial order, I have alphabetized it for easier use. If you have any questions, be sure to check with the Sedgwick Cemetery Association."

Hezekiah was buried on May 12, 1892.


This is a photo of Hezekiah and Maria's gravestone.

Birth: May 25, 1810
Hancock County
Maine, USA
Death: May 10, 1892
Hancock County
Maine, USA

Hezekiah's first and middle names were in honor of his mother's first husband, Hezekiah Dodge who died quite young.

Hezekiah Dodge Byard was born in Sedgwick and lived there his entire life, marrying Maria Trussell, the daughter of Enoch and Rachel Philbrook Trussell. Hezekiah may have been a sailor in his youth but by 1850, he was married with children and had a fairly large farm. His oldest son was
George Augustus Byard who sailed off to California and stayed, dying in Humboldt County in 1915. Hezekiah and Maria's youngest was Nellie Byard who first married George Haskell Buker and they had a son named Edson Bayard Buker who became a medical doctor. Nellie's oldest sister, Francis Byard married Capt. Samuel Herrick and their son,
Frederick Herrick also became an M. D., practicing in Brooklin, across the Benjamin River from Sedgwick. Interestingly, in my searches I've found that a number of the younger generation Byards from Sedgwick changed the Byard spelling to Bayard. Family legend stated that we were originally French Bayards. There must be something true about the story because when Hezekiah Dodge Byard died, the
Lewiston (Maine) Evening Journal - May 24, 1892 (on page 2 on lower left column) had this to say:

"Hezekiah D. Bayard an aged citizen of Sedgwick died on May 10th. He leaves a widow, four sons and three daughters. He had been married sixty years. Mr. Bayard was of an old family and was distantly related to the ex-secretary of Cleveland's cabinet."

This "ex-secretary" was Thomas Francis Bayard, born in Delaware and a descendant of Petrus Stuyvesant's sister, Anna, the wife and widow of Samuel Bayard, a Bayard descendant of French Huguenots who fled France to the Netherlands and died there in 1646.

Family links:
John Byard (1778 - 1820)
Judith Eaton Byard (1777 - 1829)

Maria Trussell Byard (1811 - 1906)

Frances Maria Byard Herrick (1832 - 1918)*
George Augustus Byard (1835 - 1915)*
Henry Florentine Byard (1841 - 1920)*
Edward Alphonso Byard (1844 - 1914)*
Eva Georgine Byard Hamilton (1847 - 1907)*
Nellie L Byard Curtis (1851 - 1937)*

*Calculated relationship

Sedgwick Rural Cemetery
Hancock County
Maine, USA 
BYARD, Hezekiah Dodge (I12271)
731 When married was a Private RM WOODHALL, James (I6909)
732 Whooping Cough BYARD, Clara Nathaniel (I16638)
733 Widowed Family F3775
734 William A. Byard, 75, passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at his home surrounded by his beloved family.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 24, at Queen of the Holy Rosary Church, 7023 West 71st St., Shawnee Mission, Kan., with visitation beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Inurnment will be at Resurrection Cemetery.
The family would appreciate donations in Bill's memory to the church, Cancer Action, City Union Mission or KC Hospice.

Bill was born June 16, 1938, to George B. and Eunice L. (Cremin) Byard in Ponca City, Okla.
He was a graduate of Bishop Ward High School Class of 1956 where he lettered in Football and Basketball, which was just the beginning of him being an avid sports fan of the Chiefs and Royals.
After that he went on to earn a BS degree in Accounting at Rockhurst College.
Bill worked in accounting all his life starting at Vendo Corp., then with Colonial Sales, and on to Fairbanks, Inc., for over 10 years, retiring in 1999.
He was active with the PTO, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, a 25 year Usher at Queen of the Holy Rosary Church, a 40 year-plus member of the Nocturnal Adoration Society, and volunteered for over six years at Cancer Action and received Volunteer of the Year Award and Survivor of the Year Award.
Preceding him in death were his parents and godson, Kenny Hamilton.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Rosemary; his five children, David A. (Tina) Byard, Dan E. Byard, Andrew M. (Christine) Byard, Rita M. Bryant Black and John M. (Mary) Byard; eight grandchildren, Nicole, Bridget, Dylan, Madison, Jack, Jacob, Lily and Sean; one great granddaughter, Mia; two brothers, G. Barney Byard and Richard W. (Kay) Byard one sister, Loretta E. Hamilton; and many, many nieces and nephews. Arr.: Skradski Funeral Home, Kansas City, Kan., (913) 371-1404.
Published in Kansas City Star on July 21, 2013

Read more here: byard&pid=165939215&fhid=4649#storylink=cpyKansas, USA 
BYARD, William A. (I14619)
735 William Baldwin of Mitcheldean Family F3
736 William C. Byard, aged 91, of Oneonta, died March 13 in the Jones Nursing Home in Oneonta, after a long illness.
He was born December 25, 1866, in Milford, the son of Thomas and Mary (Shepherd) Byard. He married Clara Davis in 1896 in Milford. She died in 1932. He married Lottie Chase Tipple in Hartwick in 1934. He lived most of his life in Milford and had spent the last nine years in Oneonta.
He was a member of the Milford Methodist Church and of its official board for 50 years and was an honorary member of the board at the time of his death. Mr. Byard, a contractor, built the Methodist Church in Milford. He was superintendent of the Sunday School tor 25 years and taught a young man's class at the Church.
Surviving are his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Bertram Wellman of Durham, N.H.; one stepson, Edwin Tipple of Fy Creek; two step-daughters, Mrs. Louis G. Hover of Deposit and Miss Dorothy Tipple of Albany; three grandchildren, Roger Hover of Deposit and Margaret and Jean Tipple of Fly Creek, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Milford Methodist Church, with the Rev. Philip Pitcher, pastor, officiating. The body was placed in the Bookhout Funeral Home vault in Oneonta for later burial in Milford Cemetery."
(Cooperstown [NY] Otsego Farmer & Republican, 18 March 1957, n.p.) 
BYARD, William C (I14530)
737 William Doyle Byard, Sr., 69, of North Little Rock, died Feb. 6, 2006.

He is survived by his wife, Ida Mae Byard; mother, Era Ross of Conway; children, Sheila Dye of Conway, William D. Byard, Jr., Rebecca Lynn Webb, both of North Little Rock, and Pamela J. Shireman of Jacksonville; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brother, Billy Ray Byard of Vermont; half brothers, David Byard of Oklahoma and Wayne Byard of Memphis, TN; sisters, Helen Waymack of Cabot and Betty Napier of Hugo, OK; half sisters, Fay Byard of Memphis, and Debbie Westerlund of Conway, and stepmother, Alycone Byard of Memphis.

A graveside service was held at 2 p.m., Fri., Feb. 10, at Sumner Cemetery. Arrangements were by North Little Rock Funeral Home, 1921 Main St., 758-1170. 
BYARD, William Doyle Sr (I10481)
738 William E. "Bill" Byard, Sr., 72, of Clarksville, TN, passed away on Saturday, March 19, 2016, at Tennova Healthcare of Clarksville.

Bill was born on May 23, 1943, in Montgomery County, TN to the late Samuel Leonard Byard, Sr. and Millie Kentner Byard. He is also preceded in death by his brother, John R. Byard.

Funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 24, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at the Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Chapel, with Rhett Clements officiating. Burial will be in Sango Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 23, 2016, from 3:00-7:00 p.m. and Thursday, March 24, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. until the hour of service at the funeral home.

Bill was retired from The Trane Company. He loved his family dearly, was a member of Brewer's Chapel United Methodist Church, an award winning rabbit breeder, and an Atlanta Braves fan.

Bill is survived by his wife, Shelia Farmer Byard of Clarksville, TN; two sons, William E. Byard, Jr. and Jeremy (Lisa) Byard of Clarksville, TN; three daughters, Lynette Sissy Byard Taylor, Crystal (Ray) Rice of Clarksville, TN, and Tammy Rae (Scott) Cowan of Hopkinsville, KY; two brothers, Joe Byard of Clarksville, TN and Leonard Byard, Jr. of Hall Summit, LA; sister, Rebecca Hogue of Clarksville, TN; and six grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be William E. Byard, Jr., Jeremy Byard, Blake Cowan, Zachary Taylor, Ray Rice, and John Farmer.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Lung Association , 1 Vantage Way, Nashville, TN 37228.

Arrangements entrusted to Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home, 1510 Madison Street, Clarksville, TN 37040. Online condolences may be made at

Published in The Leaf Chronicle from Mar. 21 to Mar. 23, 2016
BYARD, William Earl Sr (I11602)
739 William Lee Byard was the eldest of the 7 children of Richard Lee Byard (1886) and Mattie Bell Martin (1892). He grew up on a farm near Clarksville, Montgomery, Tennessee. He never lost his love of farming. He migrated to Detroit about 1930 and married Lora Ethel Farmer (1909). He was employed by GM most of his working life, first in the Detroit area and later at the Flint facility where he had a small acreage and was a hobby farmer until he retired. He loved Florida and after retirement moved to Osprey, Sarasota County, Florida where he remained until his health deteriorated. They then returned to be with their daughter, Sue, until his death. BYARD, William Lee (I10879)
740 Wilma Jean Fullard, 61, Pembroke, Kentucky, died Tuesday, November 13, 2007, at Pembroke Nursing Home.
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Music Funeral Home, Waycross, GA.
Burial will be in Piney Grove Cemetery, Waycross, Georgia.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Music Funeral Home, Waycross, GA. McReynolds-Nave & Larson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Fullard was born September 22, 1946, the daughter of Matthew E. and Ida Brumley Byard.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Herman Fullard. Mrs. Fullard was a homemaker and a Baptist.
Survivors include one son, Russell Reed of Hopkinsville; step-son, Ricky Fullard, Kentucky; three brothers, Wayne Byard, Cunningham, Herman E. Byard, Cumberland Furnace, and George T. Byard, Erin; one sister, Dorothy Hulsey 
BYARD, Wilma Jean (I11796)
741 WONDER LAKE - Rose Marie Byard, 80, of Wonder Lake, died Monday, July 12, 2010, at Centegra Hospital - Woodstock.

She was born Feb. 27, 1930, in Moundsville, W.Va., to William and Viola (Hammack) Rustile.

She was a devout Catholic and a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Woodstock. She also attended Holy Apostle Catholic Church in McHenry, as well as Christ the King Catholic Church in Wonder Lake. She was a supervisor of operators for Illinois Bell Telephone Co. in Woodstock for many years. She was a member of the Phone Pioneers and past president of the local telephone company union. She loved animals, especially cats, dogs and birds. But, most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her loving family.

She is survived by her two sons, Mike Byard and John (Peggie) Byard; four grandchildren, Greg (Jennifer) Byard, Kemah Byard, Leah Byard and Amy Byard; four great-grandchildren, Cheyenne, Allydia, Katelynn and Eireann; two brothers, Vincent Rustile and Dwayne Rustile; her sister, Barbara Ann Douglas; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her sister, Janis Wilson. 
RUSTILE, Rose Marie (I11226)
742 Woollen weaver PRESTON, Elizabeth (I7414)
743 x` Family F4949
744 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I16733)
745 Years after Edward’s death, in 1938, his wife, Abbie, was interviewed by a reporter from the Bangor Daily News who was a feature writer with a regular column in the newspaper and this is what Abbie told the reporter about her husband’s seafaring life:

“He began going to sea when he was 14 years old and his rise was rapid as a skilled navigator. At the age of 18 he was made skipper of the bark Fanny which was engaged in the West Indies trade. Prior to that, he made voyages all over the world and went ashore in many foreign ports. In the closing years of his sea career, he skippered the fishing schooner "Were Here" from Lamoine, Maine to the Grand Banks. Abbie's husband was never shipwrecked and lost only one man during his career of 60 years at sea. The man was named Eaton and he hailed from Deer Isle and was lost off the Grand Banks.”

My notes: This article gives more information about the schooner, We’re Here:
BYARD, Capt Edward Alphonso (I12280)
746 Yorkshire Parish Records, Leeds, England: West Yorkshire Archive Service Source (S86)
747 [1863837.ged]

Family F4116
748 [1863837.ged]

Family F3430
749 [1863837.ged]

Family F4106
750 [1863837.ged]

Family F3499
751 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I8046)
752 [Joshua_Byard_1810.GED]


There were two more children from this marriage. Both died before 1900. 
BYARD, James Jackson (I372)
753 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

1871 Census. At the next schedule number to Thomas and family there lived James Haynes, widower (74) with his daughter Mary BYARD (37) charwoman, born Ashleyhay.

1881 Census. At Wash Green, Wirksworth. next to Thomas (f9) is Mary BYARD, head, married (46) charwoman, with daughter Lydia BYARD (5) scholar, born Wirksworth; and two other daughters, Lucy (21) and Jane (14) Steeples, born Clifton & Wirksworth. 
BYARD, Thomas (I401)
754 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

A John BYARD of Alderwasley / Ashleyhay made a contribution of 2/6 for 'National Defence' in 1798 (Ref: Derbyshire Names in Miscellaneous Lists p 45. Derbyshire FHS).

A William BYARD also contibuted to the above, in the same area. possibly a brother?.

One died of Ashleyhay June 26th 1836 aged 84. 
BYARD, John (I6548)
755 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

Administration only, no will. Letters of administration granted 17th May 1705.

These were to : John BYARD, yeoman
Timothy Potter of the town of Derby, maltster
Ferdinand Potter of the parish of Wirksworth, farmer.

No relationship to Anne was stated, but trying to (a) read and (b) translate the Latin of the document KMB believes that....... Anne was given as "widow" and John as "son". 
UNKNOWN, Anne (BYARD) (I1717)
756 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

Aged 26 at marriage of Greystock Road, Brightside Bierlow, Sheffield.

Mary Ann died a widow. All money to Jane Longden, wife of john at whose home she died.

Mary Ann lived at 45 Corby Street, Sheffield 
JAMES, Mary Anne (I704)
757 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

Annie was a minor at the time of her marriage. Her father, George a collier.
William was a labourer of Wirksworth.
Witnesses: George Milward & Martha Brewell. 
Family F405
758 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

At marriage Tom Stockton was described as a Machine Operative.

Marriage witnessed by Harry BYARD and Mary Stockton. 
Family F710
759 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

At marriage, Joshua was described as a servant of Oakerthorpe. 
Family F611
760 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

At Mary's marriage her father was given as Thomas Mozley, a farmer.

Witnesses: Matthew Hopkinson & Hannah Hopkinson. 
Family F359
761 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

At the time of marriage Edwin was described as a Stonemason.

Witnesses to the marriage were Thomas BYARD and Sarah BYARD. 
Family F644
762 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

At time of marriage Clifford Priest was described as a Lorry Driver.

Marriage witnessed by Harry BYARD and James Stockton. 
Family F711
763 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

Bach Heathcote and Geoffrey Meynell Esquires, two of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace for this County, having returned to this Court a conviction under their hands and seals to be filed amongst the records of this session whereby William BYARD of Alderwasley in the said county, miller, was convicted before them of having in his house on the 23rd. October now last past at Alderwasley aforesaid one two pound weight and a one pound weight which were not according to the standard in the Exchequer contrary the form of the statute in that case made and provided, and for this offence hath forfeited the sum of ten shillings to be applied in the said and also the further sum of six shillings for the costs and charges of the said condition, this doth therefore order that the said conviction be filed accordingly.

Source: Q/SO/3/9. p 152. Epiphany Sessions 1824 
BYARD, William (I1173)
764 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family F714
765 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

Charles was aged 44 at marriage. He was a widower and collier.

Witnesses; Richard Brunt and Catherine Cresswell. 
Family F801
766 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

1891 Census

RG12/2473 f16. Grandchildren: John 9, Marion 7, Emma 5, Jacob 3 and Samuel 1. All BYARD.

RG12/2750 f 119. jebbs Farm, Shottle and Postern. Hannah 30, dom servant, b. Alderwasley with head James Jubb, single, 21 farmer b. Shottle.[Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

In the transcripts of the Wirksworth Parish Registers for 1825-1838, Baptisms.
Anthony is recorded as the illegitimate son of Lydia BYARD, a spinster of Ashleyhay. 
BYARD, Anthony (I430)
767 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

Described as a Farmer of Shottle on marriage.

Witnesses, William BYARD and Sarah BYARD. 
Family F645
768 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

Directory refs: 1867 Charles Brittain, assistant in a Grocers and Druggists shop in Matlock Bridge, " of Wirksworth".

Family facts: Returned to Buxton circa 1888 due to his daughter's ill health.

In Manchester Charles was a tea merchant and blender. 
BRITTAIN, Charles (I1358)
769 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

Edward Sidney GARLICK was a railway parcels porter at the time of marriage. 
Family F664
770 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

Elizabeth was a widow at the time of her marriage to John BYARD.

Witnesses: George Spendlove, and Hannah Harper (John's sister).

John's residence at the time of marriage given as Heanor. Nmaed his father as Thomas, yeoman and himself as farmer. 
Family F581
771 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I1519)
772 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

He was a farm bailiff.
Letters of administration May 7 1873 to Catherine BYARD lawful widow and relict. Surities: Joseph BYARD, Ashleyhay, farmer and john Winson, South Wingfield, collier. 
BYARD, William (I1694)
773 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

His nephew, J. Richard BYARD reports that Albert took his own life in the 1940s. 
BYARD, Albert (I2073)
774 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

In her will Sarah left �100 to her neice Mary Sophia Hill
�100 to her nephew Owen Clay Hill and the remainder to her great neice Winifred Snaith Hill (Mrs. Wilmot) who resided with her. 
CLAY, Sarah E. (I1159)
775 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

Inscription on tomb reads:

In loving memory of
a beloved wife
mother and sister
died 20th Feb. 1964
aged 62 years
She lived for those she loved
And those she loved remember
died 21st. July 1966
aged 60 years
also of
beloved husband of
who passed away 30th Nov 1970
aged 74 years

The inscription is on a marble headstone. On the grave is a marble vase inscribed, To
BYARD, Gertrude (I1637)
776 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

Inventory of will taken Dec 19th 1674.
Robert BYARD of Alderwasley, parish of Wirksworth, Derbyshire. Deceased. Husbandman.
The praisers of the goods were Luke Valance, Thomas Armfield, Edward Ellott.

May 7th 1675 Elizabeth, relict of the deceased was given administration rights. She is of Alderwasley, widow. Luke Valance is to share these rights.

Inventory: � s d
Purse and apparel 1 0 0
Pewter and brass in house 2 0 0
1 cupboard, 1 dishboard, 1 coffer, 2 chairs 12 0
1 handiron, a fire shovel one pair of tongs 2 6
4 blankets, 6 pairs of sheets 1 10 0
1 old cupboard 3 4
2 oxen, 2 cows, 2 horses, 2 YOUNG stirks 18 6 8
20 sheep 5 10 0
Corn and hay 7 0 0
Shares, harrows, yokes and other ware 1 6 8
Things unseen and omitted 10 6
summa 38 9 8

N.B. Notice the error in the addition.
BYARD, Robert (I1718)
777 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

It is reported by John Richard BYARD that his father, Herbert BYARD was very strict. John Richard looked up to him and loved him very much.

It was Herbert BYARD who would not have Napoleon's photograph in the house because he (Napoleon) committed incest with his daughter Gertrude. 
BYARD, Herbert Oliver (I2068)
778 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

It is reported by John Richard BYARD that his grandfather Napoleon BYARD committed incest with his daughter Gertrude and that Ada (Napoleon's wife) was in court for 'getting rid' of the child. Whether she went to prison is not known.

John Richard's dad would not have the photograph of Napoleon in his house at all. 
BYARD, Napoleon (I1222)
779 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

John (Senior) was an auctioneer, travelling all over Derbyshire for over 40 years. He was also a farmer. He retired a few years before his death, and his son Thomas William (of Fairfield) took over.
A year or so before his death he was thrown from his gig in Hartington Road, Buxton and was very severely shaken, from which he never really recovered.

He was a 'narrow chested' man but 'he had a wonderful power of lung...a very strong though not a musical voice.' Hartley and Wing.

Thomas William, eldest son, was a farmer and coal merchant as well as taking over the auctioneering. Governor of Fairfield Church, Chairman of Fairfield Local Board.

Samuel Swann, third son, had business interests in India, Egypt and Africa, dealing in tea and coffee. His wife was Egyptian. He spoke 7 languages fluently, spending many years in Paris. He was one of the patrons in the building of Fairfield Methodist Church in 1887. He returned form Paris in 1889 and had Orient Lodge built at Green Fairfield (1894-6) 
BRITTAIN, John (I2222)
780 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

John was a joiner, the son of John Knifton, also a joiner. 
Family F621
781 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

John was a railway porter at the time of his marriage.

one of the marriage witnesses was E.S. GARLICK. 
Family F663
782 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

Lived at Bridge Street Derby at the time of her marriage. 
Family F349
783 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

Marriage by licence

Witnesses: Elizabeth Storer and Thomas Wetton. 
Family F230
784 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

Marriage took place between 1871 and 1881.

They lived at Carr Barn, Wessington. The only child of Joshua with them was Charlotte. 
Family F614
785 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

Marriage witnessed by a G. Street and Mary BYARD.

Anthony BYARD and Humphrey Winson present at ceremony. Both cited as labourers. 
Family F265
786 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

Marriage witnessed by Charles Edward Hole and Mary Ann Morton.

Also present Anthony BYARD (labourer) and Samuel Morton (stonemason). 
Family F723
787 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

Marriage witnessed by Charles Edward Hole and Rosa BYARD.

Also present, Thomas Newton and Anthony BYARD, both cited as labourers. 
Family F722
788 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

Marriage witnessed by Gladys Annie Gadsby and Nigel Raymond Day.

Nancy's father (George Edward Day) was deceased at the time of her marriage. 
Family F671
789 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

Marriage witnessed by Lydia Newton and John Newton.

Also present, Hugh Hole and Anthony BYARD, both cited as labourers. 
Family F266
790 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

Marriage witnessed by William Sneat (?) and Ann Elizabeth BYARD.

Anthony BYARD and John Wagstaffe also present, both cited as labourers. 
Family F719
791 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

Marriage witnesses Samuel Redfearn and Lydia BYARD 
Family F602
792 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

Marriage witnesses: Edward Corden and sarah Corden.

Thomas Garratt was a bachelor from Ashleyhay. 
Family F576
793 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

Marriage witnesses: Henry Shipley,William Henry BYARD. 
Family F789
794 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

Marriage witnesses: James Daniel Powell & Louisa Powell.
Thomas SMITH, vicar.

Thomas BYARD described as a Farmer, no occupation given for Mary Ann Powell.

James Daniel Powell described as a Plumber, and John BYARD (father) as a Farmer.

Address of Thomas given as Wingerworth, and Mary as 122 Walkley Street, Sheffield. 
Family F562
795 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

Marriage witnesses: John Walker and Bertha Wood. 
Family F772
796 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

Marriage witnesses: Minnie Mahala, Maria Haslam, John Edward Stafford.

Thirza signed her name as 'Thirsa'

Thirza was aged 18 at the time of her marriage.

Her father was deceased in 1890 
Family F249
797 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

Marriage witnesses: Peter Sowter and John Gamble. 
Family F605
798 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

Marriage witnesses: Thomas BIARD, Mary BIARD. 
Family F601
799 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

Marriage witnesses: Thomas BYARD, Grace Conway. 
Family F679
800 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

Marriage witnesses: William Henry BYARD, Mary Florence Butlin.
Mary was a millhand at the time of her marriage. 
Family F787
801 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

Marriage witnesses: William Jervis and Gill Packard. 
Family F253
802 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

Marriage witnesses: William Seeds, Florence BYARD 
Family F767
803 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

Marriage witnesses: Willian Cordin and John Blount. 
Family F360
804 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

Marriage witnesses; John YATES, Hannah Maria Spray. 
Family F785
805 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

Married by licence at Horsley, Derbyshire. 
Family F619
806 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

Married by licence. John was a farmer, son of William Tempest, also a farmer.

Marriage witnesses: Samuel Hall and Ann Mather. 
Family F620
807 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

Mary Ellen ended up in the workhouse after having a child out of wedlock 
WARRINGTON, Mary Ellen (I2401)
808 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

Note on gravestone reads:

In loving memory of
the beloved wife of
died August 6th. 1957
aged 71 years
died Oct 1st. 1967
aged 89 years. 
BYARD, Joseph Herbert (I1627)
809 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

Philip was named as "Harry" on the marriage cert. 
Family F450
810 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

Quarter Sessions 1774-1780
Inhabitants of Duffield v. John Derbyshire

Upon proclamation for the discharge of John Derbyshire of Derby in the Peak, in this county, slater, Jonathan Derbyshire, of the same place, slater, and Jonathan Derbyshire the younger of Matlock in the said county, slater, from a recognizance entered into then for the said John Derbyshire's appearance at this sessions to answer the charges of the inhabitants of Duffield touching his begetting two male bastard children born on the body of Hannah BYARD and other witnesses upon oath in open court. Thsi court is of opinion and adjudge and declare the said John Derbyshire to be the putative father of the said bastard children and odth order that he do pay to the Church wardens and overseers of the poor of the parish of Duffield aforesaid the sum of 20s for the charge of the lying-in of the said Hannah BYARD and 5s for the midwife and also that he do also pay to the church wardens and overseers of the poor of the Parish of Duffield aforesaid for the time being the sum of 14d for each child weekly and every week during so long as they shall respectively be chargeable to the inhabitants of Duffield aforesaid, and doth further order that the said Hannah BYARD do pay to the said church wardens etc. for the time being the sum of 7d for each child weekly and every week during so long as she shall refuse of neglect to nurse either of the said children and that the said John Derbyshire and also the said Jonathan Derbyshire the elder and Jonathan Derbyshire the younger his sureties and they are hereby discharged from their recognizances and the said John Derbyshire enters into a new one as follows, viz:
The said John Derbyshire acknowledges to owe to our sovereign lord the King the sum of 40s.
The said John Derbyshire acknowledges to owe to our sovereign lord the King the sum of 20s.
Joseph Derbyshire of Toadhole in Derby in the said County, slater acknowledges to owe to our sovereign lord the King the sum of 20s.
To be levied on their several goods and chattels, lands and tenements to the use of our said Lord the King, his heirs and successors.

On condition to be void if the said John Derbyshire shall only perform the order above written.

Wilmot for Duffield
Bakewell for Derbyshire. 
BYARD, Hannah (I1724)
811 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

Quarter Sessions April 1869 (p.608)

The Queen v. Joseph BYARD
In the county gaol, Derby, brought to "the Bar" for felonously stealing, taking and carrying away on the fifth day of March, now last past, one bushel of wheat, one shovel and one fork, of the goods and chattels of Joseph Bowmer. And the said Joseph BYARD having heard the said indictment read unto him, pleads guilty thereto. This court doth order that the said Joseph BYARD be re-committed to the custody of the said James Henry Sims (keeper of the gaol) and imprisioned in the House of Correction at Derby aforesaid and kept to hard labour for the space of twelve calendar months to be computed from the time of his conviction (a previous conviction for felony been proved against him). And doth also order that the treasurer of this county doth pay to Mr. Harwood, solicitor in this presentation the sum of �12-17s-3d for the expenses of the prosecutor and his witness. 
BYARD, Joseph (I1339)
812 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

Samuel and Ellen probably first went to Otsego Co. New York, possibly to the towns of Oaksville and Burlington and later settled in Onondaga Township, Brant Co., Ontario, Canada. Samuel and Ellen, in 1851 lived close to Jedidiah BYARD and his wife Mary. Jedidiah's home adjoined that of Samuel and Ellen's son, Francis Walker. 
WALKER, Samuel (I1183)
813 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

Sarah was a minor at the time of her marriage.
Witnesses: Gill Pickard & Sarah Pickard 
Family F251
814 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

There are no baptism records which have been found for Thomas and Elizabeth's children. This part of the tree has been created from census records and wills.

Easter Sessions of the County Court 1829.
Francis Hurt and George Benson Strutt Esqs., Her Majestey's Justices of the Peace for this county having returned to this Court a conviction under thair hands and seals to filed amomgst the records of this Sessions whereby Thomas BYARD of Ashleyhay in the said county, shopkeeper, was convicted before them of having in his custody in his shop on 14th. April now last past, at Ashleyhay aforesaid contrary to the from of the statute in that case made and provided the certain defective weights (that is to say) one of them professoth (?) to be eight ounces, one other of them one pound and the other of them seven pounds, the same not being according to the standard in the Exchequer. And for this offence aforesaid hath forfeited the sum of five shillings to be aplied as the law was and also the further sum of ten shillings for the costs and charges attending the said conviction. this court doth therefore order the said conviction to be filed accordingly. 
BYARD, Thomas (I1172)
815 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

There were six children in this family. 
SCOTT, Charles (I2098)
816 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

This entry is somewhat speculative as the ages seem to be consistently about 2 to 3 years different. However it appears from nowhere, with the birthplace given as Ashleyhay.

Henry died intestate, and no administration was taken until after Mary Ann's death and also that of Mary Ann Pursglove, wife of John. They the only two next of kin. 
BYARD, Henry (I703)
817 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

Thomas BYARD Wirksworth 3 April 1812

Of Ashleyhay, in the parish of Wirksworth. Farmer.

Sick and weak in body, but of sound mind and memory.

Wife Lydia to have all his "freehold and copyhold estate situate and being in Ashleyhay", "with all the houses and buildings standing thereon with all appurtenances whatsoever..." for her use and maintenance until such time as their youngest son Joshua shall be 21. If he should die before he is 21, then until next youngest reaches 21.

If Lydia dies before the youngest reaches 21, executors are to look after the estate/monies until the youngest is 21.

If Lydia lives until the youngest is 21, the children are to have all the real and personal estate divided among them equally, paying Lydia �3/10/- per annum out of it annually until she dies.

Executors: John Walker and Joseph Redfern --- farmers.

7 October 1811 Signed Thomas BYARD

Witnesses: Richard Peak
Samuel Walker
John Walker

Affidavit sworn by 2 executors on 26 March 1812 that it is Thomas' will.

Amount did not exceed �100

Probate granted 3 April 1812. 
BYARD, Thomas (I6552)
818 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

Will of John BYARD, Ashleyhay. Farmer

2 messuges(?)/dwelling houses/tenements and outbuildings, erected and built by son Thomas at own expense on part of John's land, situated on Wirksworth Moor and the 2 small adjoining gardens. These are now (time of writing will) in hands of Robert Kiddy and Thomas Winfield.
These are to be given to Thomas, John's son, for ever, to hold and to heirs etc.
Land on Wirksworth Moor which John purchased some time ago from the late Mr. Frank Walker being abt. 15 acres and dwelling houses and stables outbuildings, barn. Now in possession of John and his son in law Joseph Redfearn to hold forever in trust.

To Sarah BYARD dear wife }
To Joseph BYARD son } Trustees
To Thomas Taylor, farmer of Ashleyhay }

to sell for the best price they can get.
Then they are to pay expenses, any debts etc.
Then Joseph, son, to be paid �100 + �50 more in full discharge of any sum or sums of money which I may owe him for wages or otherwise.

The rest: trustees to put it into stocks and shares etc. (changing such fromtime to time to get best interest rate), the interest from which is to be paid out to John's wife Sarah until her death.

Then: the trustees left are to call in the shares etc. and divide the cash between sons and daughters of John: viz:

Sarah Wilson Lydia Redfearn
Hannah Peat Elizabeth Redfearn

Dwelling house with small garden and outbuildings in Ashleyhay called the Smithy now in possession of Hannah BYARD to go to John's daughter Mary BYARD.

All the rest: Real and personal estate held at his death and the possession and tenant right of the farm he now rents or holds under George Strutt wife Sarah and after her death equally among his children (as above)

Executrix and executors: wife Sarah Byardm son Joseph BYARD, Thomas Taylor farmer.

Signed 29th. May 1830 Signed (with shaky hand)

Witnesses: John Andrew, attorney Wirksworth
Wm. Andrew, his clerk
John Walker

Probated 19th April 1831, Derby Joseph BYARD acted

Died November last (i.e. Nov. 1830) Undervalue of �200
BYARD, John (I6551)
819 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

Will written 6th. August 1755. Of Alderwasley, parish of Wirksworth. Husbandman.

Three daughters:
Elizabeth Bown } each to receive 1s 0d
Hannah Rawworth}
Mary Fletcher}

Loving wife Elizabeth and son John BYARD are to have all the rest and be executrix and executor.

Witnesses: Martha Caldwell John BYARD's mark
Willm. Storer

Inventory taken 5th Sept. 1755 � s d

Purse and apparel 1 0 0
Fire iron 3 0
Pewter and brass 1 10 0
Dressers and trenchers 2 6
1 long seat, a little table, 4 chairs 5 0
Goods in parlour:
Bed and bedding and 1 table 10 0
Chamber over having a bed and bedding 10 0
1 chest 5 0
Cheese 3 0 0
Husbandry gear 10 0
Wheat and barley, 3 acres 3 15 0
Oats and peas 8 and 1/2 acres 10 12 6
A piece of rick of old hay 1 0 0
5 acres of grass 3 12 6
4 acres new hay 4 0 0
12 sheep 3 6 0
4 suckling calves 2 10 0
5 milch cows 17 10 0
4 year old calves 5 0 0
2 heifers 5 5 0
A mare and a year old filly 9 0 0
2 pigs 2 0 0
Total 78 6 6

Appraised by : Willm. Storer
James Wingfield

Probate granted 17th October 1755

N.B. Total is �3-0-0 too much! 
BYARD, John (I1707)
820 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

Will. Written 13th September 1703. Of Alderwasley, in the parish of Wirksworth. Husbandman.
Eldest son Robert BYARD �50 unless he survives testators wife Anne and therefore inherits the house and land. In that case he would receive 1s 0d.

Daughters: Elizabeth BYARD 40s
Mary BYARD 50s
Anne BYARD �4 - 0 - 0

Dearly beloved wife Anne} sole executrix and
son John} executor to have the remainder between them equally.

Witnesses: Sarah Hanson Robert BYARD's mark
Robert Gothard
Geo. Bowmer

Probate granted 21st. April 1704

Inventory of goods taken 8th December 1703 Total �52 - 0 - 0

Appriasers: Geo. Bowmer
Benj. Gretorex
Ferd. Potter. 
BYARD, Robert (I1716)
821 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

Witnesses to the marriage were John Bancroft and Mary Brittain.
At marriage Charles was a grocer residing in Manchester. His father was a farmer. 
Family F650
822 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

Witnesses: Alfred Shaw and Lydia BYARD. 
Family F853
823 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

Witnesses: Andrew BYARD and Ann ALLEN 
Family F196
824 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

Witnesses: Anthony Wardman & Elizabeth Pearson.
Robert was a labourer at the time of his marriage, son of Henry Pearson, also a labourer. 
Family F406
825 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

Witnesses: Arthur BYARD & Mary Ball.

Hannah's father was a plate-layer at the time of the marriage. 
Family F597
826 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

Witnesses: Arthur BYARD, Thomas Morley, Olive BYARD and Jennie Morley.
Samuel was a hosiery hand, son of Robert Morley, labourer of Blackbrook. 
Family F858
827 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

Witnesses: Charles Hanson and Mary BYARD.

Eliza's father was a farm bailiff at the time of her marriage.
William's father was a nailor. 
Family F195
828 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

Witnesses: F.S. Spencer & A.E. BYARD.

Henry was a labourer at the time of his marriage, son of George (deceased), labourer. 
Family F399
829 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

Witnesses: Frank Radford & Nellie BYARD. 
Family F860
830 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

Witnesses: George Thompson & Eva BYARD. 
Family F859
831 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

Witnesses: Jacob BYARD & Ann Elizabeth BYARD 
Family F256
832 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

Witnesses: James Taylor and Mary BYARD 
Family F579
833 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

Witnesses: John Matthews and Elizabeth Fletcher.

Andrew was aged 29 at the time of marriage and was a labourer of Codnor, son of William.

Elizabeth was also aged 29, daughter of Francis Cresswell a collier. 
Family F218
834 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

Witnesses: Joshua Redfern and Samuel Redfern. 
Family F575
835 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

Witnesses: Samuel Holmes & Ruth Hannah Holmes. 
Family F768
836 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

Witnesses; Frank Redford & Ada BROOKS 
Family F685
837 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

Witnesses; John BYARD and Henry Blount. 
Family F582
838 [Malcolm_byard3.FTW]

Witnesses; John Harper and Harriet BYARD 
Family F583
839 [personal_2005.FTW]

Not married. Lived at West Faling Street, Hereford. 
WOODHALL, Arthur (I901)
840 [personal_2005.FTW]

Not married. Lived at West Faling Street, Hereford. 
WOODHALL, Florence (I955)
841 [WB1674.FTW]


Husband Age: 21
Wife Age: 21 
Family F385

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