Biography of

Julian "Lynn" Beard


Born 26 Jan 1902, Hillsboro, Pocahontas, WV
Died 09 Dec 1962, Portsmouth VA.
Married Beulah Jean Weiford, Jan 1922

Julian "Lynn" Beard (or Lynn) was a storekeeper for the C&O Railroad, and lived in Daniels, West Virginia.  He built his own home there and lived with his wife and four sons.


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

Julian Lynn Beard, Age 20 (around 1922)

Julian Lynn Beard, as a young man.



Grandpa Lynn Beard with his grandchildren, holding Alan Lindley Beard.

Hillsboro 7 -- June 2006


Home Julian Ralph Beard "built with his father" Julian Lynn Beard.  Many remembrances of visiting this home on summer vacation as a child.

Edward Ross Beard - Julian Lynn Beard - Undated.  Courtesy Barbara Kercher

Guy and Julian Lynn Beard circa 1950



Obituary   Julian Lynn Beard, 60, of 304 Albert Ave. Portsmouth, died Sunday at 3 a.m. at the Jane Witcher Nursing Home, Norfolk.  He was a native of Hillsboro W.Va. and had lived in Norfolk for the past 13 months.  he was a retired store keeper for C&O Railway.  He was a member of the Presbyterian Church and a son of Grace Kennison Beard and the late J.P. Beard and the husband of Mrs. Beulah W. Beard.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by four sons, Ray C. Beard of Portsmouth, J. Ralph Beard of Wyoming, Pa., Ross E. Beard of Winston-Salem, N.C.; Guy W. Beard USA, Fort Knox, Ky., five sisters Mrs. Lucille Price of Sylvester, W.Va. and Miss Annette Beard of Sylvester, W.Va.  Mrs. Ethel Wallace of Oak Hill, W. Va. and Mrs. Pearl Miller of Shinston, W. Va. one brother Paul Beard of Washington, DC, 16 grandchildren. 

The body was taken to Snellings Funeral Home and will be forwarded to Smith Funeral Home in Marlinton, W. Va. for a funeral service and burial.

Census 1930 - Julian Lynn Beard + Family
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)