Biography of

Beulah Jean Weiford Beard


Born 14 Mar 1903  WV
Died 27 Dec 1975 Marlinton Pocahontos, WV
Married Julian "Lynn" Beard   Jan 1922

Lived in Daniels, WV for many years.

Children Born
Julian "Ralph" Beard 04 Jun 1923
Raymond Cameron Beard 21 May 1927
Edward Ross Beard 09 Mar 1930
Guy Winters Beard 28 Mar 1932

Beulah Weiford, Circa 1920

Mary Kellison (Mother), James Weiford, Beulah (Weiford) Beard, Julian Ralph Beard (baby).  Circa 1926.

Beulah (Weiford) Beard and Julian Ralph Beard, Circa 1928.

Beulah Jean with her dog "Duchess" in Daniels, WV

Ruckford Cemetery, taken June 2006

Beulah and Ralph Beard -- 1923




Obituary  Mrs. Beulah Jean Beard, 72, of Marlinton and Beckley, died Saturday, Dec. 27, 1975 in Pocahontas Memorial Hospital after six month's illness with cancer.  She was a member of the Methodist Church.

Her husband, Julian Lynn Beard, and a son, Ross Beard, preceded her in death.

Born at Buckeye March 17 1903, she was the daughter of the late Knotty and Mary Kellison Weiford.

Surviving are her three sons, Ralph Beard, Dallas, PA, Ray C Beard, Chesapeake, VA, and Guy Beard, Foxx Arkansas; twenty grandchildren; and four great-grand children; three brothers, Stewart Weiford, and James Weiford of Beckley, two sisters, Vesta Holly of Marlinton and Georgia Carpenter of Buckeye.

Services were held Tuesday afternoon in the VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. Alfred Gum, with burial in the Ruckman Cemetery.

A story regarding Duchess, Beulah's dog in Daniels - WV -  My family visited in summer of 1970.  During the visit, my brother and I started calling the dog "Sammy" (I think this was a joke on my sister, who was interested in a guy named Sammy at the time).   A year later my Grandmother called my father and said.. tell Alan that Sammy had Pups!   Later my father visited and picked on of the pups, 1/2 Beagle and 1/2 Spitz, and that dog became the family pet for many years.   Sammy lived a long life for a dog and died about 14 years later, living with the Alan Beard family.