Biography of

Grace Beard Irvine

 

Born 10 Mar 1887, Beard WV
Died 25 Jul 1969, Huntington
Married William Montgomery Irvine, 02 Oct 1907

 

Grace Beard Irvine was a member of the Hillsboro Chapter Number 93 Order of the Eastern Star.   Her husband, Mr.. W. M. Irvine,  came to Pocahontas County from Staunton, Virginia, rebuilt the interior supports, trusses, sides and roof of the Pocahontas County covered bridge near the Josiah Jonas Beard Mill, and was assisted by his brother Clem.  William and Clem stayed in the home of Mrs. Moffet Beard while working on the bridge.  In 1907 Mr. W. M. Irvine married  Miss Grace Beard.  He operated a builder's supply warehouse at Seebert [later moved to Huntington] and was a maker of fine furniture.

 

Children Born
Rachel Esteline Irvine 07 Nov 1908
Virginia Agnes Irvine 17 Jul 1910

Hillsboro 4 -- June 2006

References

Obituary : Mrs. Grace Beard, Irvine, 82, of Huntington, formerly of Hillsboro, died Friday, July 25, 1969 after a long illness.  Death was attributed to cancer.

Born March 10, 1887 at Beard, she a daughter of the late Jacob Henry Moffet and Nannie Crouch Beard.

She was a member of the Hillsboro Chapter Number 93 Order of the Eastern Star.  Her husband, William M. Irvine, preceded her in death in 1951.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Rachel Irvine Taylor of Huntington, and a grand daughter Mrs. John R. Rogers of Hampton, New Hampshire.

Funeral services were held in Huntington Saturday by the Rev. Sharon Smith and graveside services were held Sunday afternoon at the Oak Grove Cemetery at Hillsboro by the Rev. Donald Wood, pastor of the Marlinton Presbyterian Church.

(From Newspaper account of the Covered Bridge, written by Katherine Beard, for Pioneer Days in 1979):

In 1904, the bridge cover was in disrepair because of a decaying roof.  Mr.. W. M. Irvine who had come to Pocahontas County from Staunton, Virginia, rebuilt the interior supports, trusses, sides and roof of the bridge as it stands today.  he was assisted by his brother Clem.  The Irvines stayed in the home of Mrs. Moffet Beard [now the home of Mr. and Mrs. K. N. Beard] while working on the bridge.  In 1907 Mr. W. M. Irvine married a daughter of the home, Miss Grace Beard.  He operated a builder's supply warehouse at Seebert [later moved to Huntington] and was a maker of fine furniture.  They had two daughters, Mrs. Floyd [Rachel] Taylor of Huntington and Mrs. Bernie [Virginia "Jack"] Dunkle, deceased.