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Ralph Edward BYARD

Ralph Edward BYARD

Male 1935 - 2012  (77 years)

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  • Name Ralph Edward BYARD  [1
    Born 1 May 1935  Bellaire, Belmont, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1940  Pultney, Belmont, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID US03 
    Tree ID US03.136.523 
    Reference Number US5746 
    Died 16 Jun 2012  Gustavus, Trumbull, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I14280  Byard Families
    Last Modified 17 Dec 2016 

    Father Lee Garrison BYARD,   b. 21 Jan 1911, Pease, Belmont, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1975, Versailles, Darke, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Martha Bell RYAN,   b. 24 Jan 1912, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1991, Darke, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 1930  Ohio, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Certificates
    Lee BYARD - Martha RYAN m1930.jpg
    Lee BYARD - Martha RYAN m1930.jpg
    Family ID F3028  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Dorthy Marie HOLKO,   b. 18 May 1934,   d. 20 Sep 2016, Farmdale, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 11 Jun 1955  Bristolville, Trumbull, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Living
     4. Living
    Last Modified 17 Dec 2016 
    Family ID F5244  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 May 1935 - Bellaire, Belmont, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1940 - Pultney, Belmont, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Jun 1955 - Bristolville, Trumbull, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Jun 2012 - Gustavus, Trumbull, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photographs
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    Ralph Edward BYARD.jpg

  • Notes 
    • GUSTAVUS - Ralph Edward Byard, 77, entered peacefully into eternal life at 4:21 a.m. Saturday, June 16, 2012, at his residence and with family at his side, following a short-term illness.

      Ralph was born May 1, 1935, in Bellaire, Belmont County, the son of the late Lee Garrison and Martha Belle Ryan Byard.

      Ralph first worked carrying the Bellaire Times Leader newspaper by bicycle, followed by being a "shake-out boy" at Bellaire Stove Co. by emptying and cleaning molds for coal and wood-burning stove parts at the end of the day for about a year, then at G.C. Murphy in Wheeling, W.Va., over Christmas 1952.

      His family moved to Farmington in March 1953. He then worked at Deemer's Service in Bristolville as a gas station attendant until 1955. He was finally employed by the Copperweld Steel Co. in Warren from July 8, 1955, first on the labor gang, then running the scrap baler, followed by burning scrap. He finished out the last 30 years of his career as a craneman on Aug. 8, 1999, with a total of 44 years.

      He was an active member of First Congregational Church in Wayne, where he served as a trustee.

      In 1956, he moved his growing family to a small farm in West Mecca. He enjoyed the country life and raised his family to enjoy and also respect it. He was an active leader / adviser in the local Cub and Boy Scouts and the Silver Spurs 4-H horsemanship club, with all his children.

      He moved to his Gustavus home in December 1979. He was the type of father who would drop whatever he was doing at the time to help any of his children with any problem.

      His interests included family activities and attending shows featuring antique engines and tractors.

      He is survived by his wife, the former Dorothy "Dottie" Marie Holko, whom he met and subsequently married in Bristolville on June 11, 1955; four children, Edward (Kathryn) of East Palestine, David (Wendy) of Gustavus, Melinda (Christopher) Olszak of Orwell, and Kerry (Marian) of Sherman, N.Y.; 15 grandchildren, Christian (Marya), Philip, Aaron, Samuel, Racheal, Lydia, Isaac, Seth and Hannah Byard, Maxwell and Chloe Olszak, Laurie (Kevin) Norris of McKinney, Texas, John (Kimberly) Battaglini of Salem, Kimberly (Lance) Huffman of Rogers, Ark., and Rebecca (Jason) Trebus of East Palestine; seven great-grandchildren, Benjamin, Jackson and Sophia Battaglini, Jacob Norris, Emma Huffman, Libby Trebus and Owen Trocheck; one brother, Lee Glenn (Elaine) of Southington; and three sisters, Ruth (Richard) Cassandra of Bellaire, Jane (Frank) Magyar of Tallmadge and Martha Kay (Michael) of Troy.

      Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service, 8569 Main St., Kinsman. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at West Mecca Cemetery with the Rev. Robert Coleman officiating.

      Online guestbook is available at baumgardnerfuneralhomes.com.

      (special notice)

  • Sources 
    1. [S226] Facebook, Edward Byard (Reliability: 0).

    2. [S120] Census, Ancestry 1940 (Reliability: 0).

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

    4. [S215] Birth of Husband.