Biography of

Henry Washington Beard

 

Born 08 Jul 1895, Hillsboro, Pocahontas, WV
Died 09 Nov 1951
Married Lucy Price McLaughlin.  15 Nov 1919.
 

Henry Washington Beard attended West Virginia University. He was a farmer of large affairs, especially as a stockman.  He served his county as an assessor and for some years was field representative of the Federal Production Credit Association of Baltimore.  In religion he was a member of the Church of the Presbyterian.  He took a leading part in Church work as a ruling elder and Sunday school superintendent.  Mr. Beard also took active and leading parts in fraternal, civic and farm organizations; both local and state wide.

 

Children Born
William Sherman Beard 29 Oct 1922, Hillsboro, WV
Robert Lee Beard 18 Nov 1926

Hillsboro 5 -- June 2006

 

Hillsboro 5 -- June 2006

References

Per some remembrances of Sherman Beard, April 2007; Henry Washington Beard was a good farmer who liked people.  Active in church affairs and was assessor of Pocahontas County.  He is listed in the West Virginia Agricultural Hall of Fame for progressive farming along with the County Agricultural Extension Service.  Lucy Price McLaughlin Beard lived until the age of 99, and spent her years after Henry's passing traveling the world.
Henry Washington Beard, aged 56 years, died at his home in Hillsboro on Friday, November 9, 1951.  He had been in failing health for some months.  On Sunday afternoon the funeral service was held from Oak Grove Church by Dr. Lloyd Courtney and Rev. Drury Jones.  His body was laid to rest in the family plot in Oak Grove Cemetery with Masonic honors.   Thus is noted the passing of one of our most useful and prominent citizens.  He was  son of the late Matthew L. and Emma Clark Beard.  He married Miss Lucy McLaughlin just 39 years lacking a day of his passing.   Their children are William Sherman and Robert Lee.  Also surviving him are three grand daughters.  Of his father's family there remain his brother, Joel P. Beard of Hillsboro and three sisters, Mrs. Mary Johnson of Covesville, Va.; Mrs. Eric Clutter of Hillsboro; Mrs. A. G. Killingsworth of Marlinton.  Mr. Beard attended West Virginia University. He was a farmer of large affairs, especially as a stockman.  He served his county as an assessor and for some years was field representative of the Federal Production Credit Association of Baltimore.  In religion, the deceased was a member of the Church of the Presbyterian.  He took a leading part in Church work as a ruling elder and Sunday school superintendent.  Mr. Beard also took active and leading parts in fraternal, civic and farm organizations; both local and state wide.