Biography of

Josiah Woods Beard


Born 16 Jan 1856
Died 6 Mar 1934
Married Aetna Fisher, 8 Oct 1889


Children Born
Leo Beard (died in infancy)
Dale Beard  
M? Beard  
Esther Beard  
Glen Beard  
Edith Beard  


Josiah Woods Beard was born Jan 16, 1856 at Hillsboro, West Virginia and died here after a brief illness, March 6, 1934, age 81 years eight months, and twenty days.  He spent his childhood and youth in his native state.  At he age of 21 years he came to Tipton, Iowa and began farming.   He was married October 8, 1889 to Aetna Fisher at Wheatland, Iowa.  After living there for two years they moved to Konawa County, Iowa.  He came to Spring Valley in 1931; the year following his wife .....  His son Leo died in infancy, but five children survived, Dale of Irvington; Miss Mi?? of L?, Glen of Spring Valley; Esther of Mendoza, Iowa, and Mrs. Edith Bremerton of Lincoln Nebraska.  Services were haled at 11 am Wednesday from the Jerrris Funeral Home conducted by Rev. A H. Mauman.  Songs were sung by Mr. and Mrs.. Loath Tertired, and accompanied by Mrs. Ike Matheson,. Interment was made in Irvington, Iowa.  M. H.