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George Means BYARD

Male 1868 - 1941  (72 years)


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  • Name George Means BYARD  [1
    Born 23 Sep 1868  Sedgwick, Hancock, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1870  Sedgwick, Hancock, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Alt. Birth 1870  [3
    Census 1900  Ward 6 Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 1910  Ward 6 Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 1920  Ward 6 Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Family ID US01 
    Find a Grave 21195484 
    Reference Number US0223 
    Died 11 Sep 1941  Rockland, Knox, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 13 Sep 1941  Sedgwick Rural Cemetery, Sedgwick, Hancock, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I11175  Byard Families
    Last Modified 1 Mar 2017 

    Father James Pearl BYARD,   b. 30 Sep 1838, Sedgwick, Hancock, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 14 Sep 1904, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Mary Eleanor MEANS,   b. 5 Nov 1844, Sedgwick, Hancock, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1921, Sedgwick, Hancock, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 26 Oct 1866  Sedgwick, Hancock, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3785  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alice Elizabeth EATON,   b. Jun 1868, Sedgwick, Hancock, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 1947, Sedgwick, Hancock, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Married 24 Dec 1889  Sedgwick, Hancock, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Children 
     1. Roy Philbrook BYARD,   b. 21 May 1891, Sedgwick, Hancock, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1970, St Petersburg, Pinellas, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     2. Lloyd Eaton BYARD,   b. 25 Jun 1894, Sedgwick, Hancock, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1951, Bar Harbor, Hancock, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
    Last Modified 17 Dec 2016 
    Family ID F4089  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Sep 1868 - Sedgwick, Hancock, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1870 - Sedgwick, Hancock, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Dec 1889 - Sedgwick, Hancock, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Sep 1941 - Rockland, Knox, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 13 Sep 1941 - Sedgwick Rural Cemetery, Sedgwick, Hancock, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • According to the Sedgwick-Brooklin Historical Society Newsletter - Winter 2005-2006 Edition, in about 1890, the Sedgwick Comedy Company presented two plays, starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Riverside Hall. The first play was "the popular drama" in three acts, entitled "My Brother's Keeper" and the evening was to conclude with a two-act play entitled "Out in the Streets"....billed as a "renowned play." The Admission fee was 25 cents (12 or under cost 10 cents) but for 10 cents more, you could have a reserved seat. The playbill for the evening's entertainment stated that you needed to "COME EARLY TO AVOID THE CROWD." Two of the Sedgwick actors in both plays that night were George M. Byard and a young woman "Miss Alice E. Eaton." Because George and Alice married at the end of Dec. in 1889, Miss Alice was no longer a “Miss” in 1890 so it’s likely that the play took place in the late 1880s and maybe even in 1889 so that George and Alice rehearsed together so often that they fell in love!
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      F ound through a Google book search:
      Arrington, Benjamin F. 1922. Municipal History of Essex County in Massachusetts. New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co., p. 272
      In Sedgwick, after leaving school, George went to work for his father, James Pearl Byard, who owned a general store in Sedgwick. In 1890, George moved to Haverhill, MA and went into partnership with a Mr. Atherton; their business was known as "Atherton and Byard."
      In 1918 George withdrew from the partnership and in 1919 he went into business for himself, dealing in auto sales and supplies. In 1921, he moved his business to No. 15 Essex Street in Haverhill where he had "ample salesroom and garage space." Mr. Arrington wrote that George was well known and had a good reputation as a businessman.
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      And for a bit more news about George and Alice, you can read this:
      http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users /b/y/a/Barclay-L-Byard/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-0007.html

  • Sources 
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    2. [S120] Census, Ancestry 1870 (Reliability: 0).

    3. [S228] Find a Grave.

    4. [S120] Census, Ancestry 1900 (Reliability: 0).

    5. [S120] Census, Ancestry 1910 (Reliability: 0).

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

    7. [S161] WVR, TX Divorces (Reliability: 0).

    8. [S89] Genealogy.com.

    9. [S124] Ancestry, mariah_nh (Reliability: 0).