Biography of

Earl Bright Beard

 

Born 18 Nov 1901, Hillsboro, Pocahontas, WV
Died 04 Jan 1924, Hillsboro, Pocahontas, WV
 

Earl Bright Beard drowned in a "blue hole".   This is an underground sinkhole that was covered with ice, Earl broke through the ice and fell into the hole.  The hole has a strong underground river with currents and Earl was unable to escape, hence Earl drowned at age of 23.

 

 

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Death Record : Earl Bright Beard
While visiting Sherman Beard in April of 2007, Sherman recounted how Earl Bright Beard drowned in a "blue hole".   This is an underground sinkhole that was covered with ice, Earl broke through the ice and fell into the hole.  The hole has a strong underground river with currents and Earl was unable to escape, hence Earl drowned at age of 23.
June - 1916

(Standing) Quinn Gumm, Lillian Fowler, Leta Beard, Mattie Lewis, Opal Rogers, Myrtle Sharp, Elizabeth Fote, Eula Hill, Dare Kinnison, Madge Weiford, Francia Clark, Zadil Kinnison, Roxie Carlisle, Wardel Harper  (Sitting) Ligon Gumm, Ernest Burr, Guy Kinnison, Julian Lynn Beard, Norman Lolley, Wint Hill, John Sheets, Earl Carlisle, it'e Powers, Earl Beard, Gilbert Morrison.   At Burnside, W. Va.   Inscription on back reads:

Dear Lynn (Ed. This is Julian Lynn Beard) :

It is my hope that this little picture will remind you as it does me, of our last big feed together.  Yours Sincerely, Clifton E. G??rd.

(Credits - Chris Beard, given August, 2007.  Joe Kuniski.  Restoration)