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Lena Eudora Beard

Female 1910 - 1935


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  • Name  Lena Eudora Beard  [1
    Born  18 Dec 1910  Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender  Female 
    Census  1920  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Lena Beard, daughter, female, white, age 9, single, attended school since September 1919, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Virginia, mother's birthplace Virginia, occupation none
    High School  1929  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Wapello High School 
    Graduation Announcement  9 Jun 1929  Davenport, Scott County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    The Davenport Democrat and Leader 
    • Graduate 23 From Wapello School at Impressive Event
      Special to The Democrat

      Wapello, Iowa, June 8 -- The annual graduation of the Wapello consolidated school was held in the high school auditorium Thursday evening, and a class of 23 received diplomas. The Reverend B. G. Hanks gave the invocation and Arthur Springer, president of the school board, introduced the Reverend E. G. Williams, pastor of Westminster Presbyterian church, Des Moines, the speaker.

      Superintendent G. L. Troe presented the class, announcing Harriet Webster as honor pupil and Edward Vincent, second. Miss Webster's name will be engraved on the silver loving cup which was presented to the school last year.

      Other members of the class are: Lena E. Beard, Carol M. Bissinger, Donald C. Bissinger, Nellie Evelyn Blanchard, Marion H. Cover, Pauline Frances Crammond, Lillis H. Crow, James D. Dean (sic: Deam), Madeleine R. Drank, Clifford O. Gerth, Mildred Lucile McNatton, Burt Matthews, Ruth Minor, Freaman Reid, Mary E. Schwob, Jessie M. Syphrit, Edith Ione Wagg, Sam Walker, Elsie A. Wykert.

      Edward Vincent, president of the class, in behalf of the high school, presented Mr. Troe with a silver loving cup. The presentation of the diplomas by Arthur Springer closed the evening's program.
    Graduate 23 From Wapello School at Impressive Event
    Graduate 23 From Wapello School at Impressive Event
    A report on the 1929 high school graduation at Wapello High School, Louisa County, Iowa. The class roll included: Harriet Webster, Edward Vincent, Lena E. Beard, Carol M. Bissinger, Donald C. Bissinger, Nellie Evelyn Blanchard, Marion H. Cover, Pauline Frances Crammond, Lillis H. Crow, James D. Dean (sic: Deam), Madeleine R. Drank, Clifford O. Gerth, Mildred Lucile McNatton, Burt Matthews, Ruth Minor, Freaman Reid, Mary E. Schwob, Jessie M. Syphrit, Edith Ione Wagg, Sam Walker, and Elsie A. Wykert.
    Died  12 Jan 1935  Burlington Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried  14 Jan 1935  Wapello Cemetery, Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 5
    Obituary  17 Jan 1935  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    The Wapello Republican 
    • This community was saddened by the unexpected news of the death of Mrs. Wm. Maddux, 24, a resident of this county. She leaves a husband and baby daughter about a week old and many friends and relatives who mourn this young woman's passing.

      Lena Eudora Beard Maddux was born in Louisa County, December 18, 1910, and passed away January 12, 1935, in Burlington hospital.

      She lived all her life in Louisa county, attending rural school and graduating from Wapello high school in the class of 1929, also from Cedar Rapids business college.

      In May 1934, she was united in marriage to William Maddux, who with a baby daughter, Joanne survives. She is also survived by her parents, Mrs. and Mrs. Myron Beard, one sister, Mrs. Myrtle Wahl of Burlington, Iowa, two brothers, Orton and Glen, at home and many relatives and friends.

      The funeral was held Monday afternoon in charge of Dr. J. R. Fraser, with prayer and song at the home, followed by the service in the Methodist church. Mrs. A. J. Williamson and Mrs. Ed Blasi, with Miss Margaret Gerth at the piano sang, "Saved by Grave" and "Will We Know Our Loved Ones There." Misses Ruth Minor and Mary Schwob of the class of '29 were in charge of the flowers. The pallbearers were Charles Syphrit, Dale Schlutz, Clifford Gerth, Henry Cowles, James Deams, and Vernon Mills.

      Burial was in the Wapello cemetery.
    Research 
    • She died less than two weeks after the birth of her daughter, Joanne; likely its cause was complications suffered after childbirth.
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Find A Grave Memorial# 7197630 and Louisa County, Iowa, Cemetery Records  [2, 6
    • Her grave is at the Grandview Cemetery, Grandview, Louisa County, Iowa; memorial provided courtesy of Alberta Daniels Withrow

      There was no headstone photo online at the Find A Grave web site as of July 2012

      (Louisa County, Iowa, Cemetery Records:) Name: Lena E. Maddux Beard; Sex: F; Born: 1910; Died or Buried: 1935; Age: 25; Buried: Wapello (township = Wapello); County/State: Louisa, Iowa; Military Service: none; Book: LCC 1990 - page W-70; Notes: born December 1910; died January 1935
    Person ID  I20238  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  Myron Douglas Beard,   b. 13 Oct 1879, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1966, Saint Francis Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Nancy Rebecca "Nannie" Hopkins,   b. 21 Aug 1879, Rockingham County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1962, Mercy Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  24 Dec 1902  Singers Glen, Rockingham County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Issue 
    • There were at least three children from this marriage.
    Family ID  F7600  Group Sheet

    Family  William Edward "Bill" Maddux,   b. 20 Jun 1914, near Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1995, Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  May 1934  [1
    Residence  Nov 1973  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Children 
    >1. Joanne W. Maddux
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F7599  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S3081] Maddux, Lena Eudora (Beard) - Obituary, (originally published in The Wapello Republican, January 17, 1935, page 1; Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 4).

    2. [S426] Find A Grave (web site) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S19] 1920 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 105; supervisor's district: 1, sheet number: 3A, page number: 266; enumeration date: January 19 and 20, 1920

    4. [S8049] Wapello High School - 1929 Class Graduation (article), (originally published in The Davenport Democrat and Leader, page 15, June 9, 1929, Davenport, Scott County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S634] Louisa County, Iowa - Cemetery Records Through 1997 (Rootsweb).

    6. [S634] Louisa County, Iowa - Cemetery Records Through 1997 (Rootsweb) (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S3082] Beard, Nancy Rebecca "Nannie" (Hopkins) - Obituary, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 3, January 3, 1962; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S3080] Wilkerson, Chad Douglas - Birth Announcement, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 6, November 30, 1973; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).