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Edwin Joe Colonel BYARD

Male 1912 - 2005  (92 years)


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  • Name Edwin Joe Colonel BYARD  [1
    Born 29 Jul 1912  Clarksville, Montgomery, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1920  Civil District 13 Montgomery, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 1930  Civil District 13 Montgomery, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID US02 
    Find a Grave 130108319 
    Reference Number US1554 
    Buried Abt Apr 2005  Sunrise Cemetery, Fortuna, Humboldt, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died 26 Apr 2005  Fortuna, Humboldt, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I10540  Byard Families
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2018 

    Father William Decker BYARD,   b. 14 Nov 1888, Clarksville, Montgomery, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1928, Clarksville, Montgomery, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Mother Ida Minnie HUGHES,   b. 1889,   d. 1958  (Age 69 years) 
    Married Bef 1912  [5
    Family ID F2449  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Effie Mae HAYES,   b. 17 May 1918, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1986, Humboldt, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Alt. Marriage 1940  [6, 7
    Married 27 Jul 1940  Ouachita, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Divorced Oct 1970  [7
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
    Photographs
    Edwin Joe Colonel Byard and Effie Mae Bell Hayes wedding
    Edwin Joe Colonel Byard and Effie Mae Bell Hayes wedding
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F3658  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Marie Christina K FUCHS,   b. 27 Nov 1916, Odell, Gage, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 2003, Humboldt, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 1 Jul 1972  Humboldt, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Last Modified 17 Dec 2016 
    Family ID F3893  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Jul 1912 - Clarksville, Montgomery, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Jul 1940 - Ouachita, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Jul 1972 - Humboldt, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Abt Apr 2005 - Sunrise Cemetery, Fortuna, Humboldt, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Apr 2005 - Fortuna, Humboldt, California, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Edwin Joe Byard

      Born July 29, 1912, in Clarksville, Tennessee, to Willie D. and Ida Minnie Byard. He was next to the oldest of his eight siblings. After his father became ill and later died, Ed as a young boy went away from home to work as a waterboy on a road crew in order to help support his family. In 1930 his mother became a mail order bride and she and her children came out to Carlotta, California, to start another journey in their lives. Ed continued to work and help his family. Then in 1940 he married Effie Hayes and together they had two girls Glynda and Jeanne. Ed was employed by PL for over 30 years. In the woods he was known to most as "Tennessee".

      In 1972 he married Marie Kechley. He was always grateful he had been blessed to have had his lovely Marie for 31 years of marriage.

      For many years in Hydesville and then in Fortuna Ed repaired shoes for a hobby. He enjoyed the self taught art and spent many hours after work or on weekends whistling in his shop. Before Ed’s balance became unsteady he could be seen riding his bike all over town with his bright red socks. His favorite was to ride down to Charlie Hansen’s for coffee and to socialize. Ed never knew a stranger. One of Ed’s most admired assets was his kind heart and his honest ways. He was loved very much by all his family.

      The family would like to thank his caregivers Mary and Versa for their faithfulness, and to the aides and staff at St. Lukes and Dr. Jutila for the care he received.

      Ed is survived by his daughters, Jeanne Kitchen of Hydesville, Tehilla Shemaya of Israel; his grandchildren, Joe Kitchen, Tena Risley, and Jon Mell; his six great grandchildren, Jevin, Kiya, Haley, Jared, Emily and Nicole; his sisters, Tena Silvestrini, Dorothy Franklin; and brother, Herschel Byard.

      He was preceded in death by his parents, and six siblings.

      Friends are invited to attend memorial services Monday May 2, 2005, at 2:00 PM at Christ Lutheran Church, 2132 Smith Lane, Fortuna with Rev Jim Goldsmith officiating. Private interment will be at Sunrise Cemetery, Fortuna.

      Arrangements under the direction of Goble’s Fortuna Mortuary where friends may call Sunday May 1, 2005, from 2-4:00 PM.

      Please sign the guest book at www.times-standard.com click on obits.
      Published in Eureka Times-Standard on April 30, 2005

  • Sources 
    1. [S154] SS Death Index.

    2. [S120] Census, Ancestry 1920 (Reliability: 0).

    3. [S120] Census, Ancestry 1930 (Reliability: 0).

    4. [S228] Find a Grave (Reliability: 1), 15 Mar 2017.

    5. [S106] First Child.

    6. [S170] legacy.com, Times-Standard (Reliability: 0).

    7. [S124] Ancestry, ANC-DIV100 (Reliability: 0).

    8. [S227] FamilySearch, Arkansas Marriages (Reliability: 0).

    9. [S124] Ancestry, ANC-MAR100 (Reliability: 0).