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Orton Hopkins Beard

Male 1908 - 1963


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  • Name  Orton Hopkins Beard  [1, 2
    Born  15 Jun 1908  Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender  Male 
    Census  1910  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Orton Beard, son, male, white, age 2, single, birthplace Iowa, father's birthplace Virginia, mother's birthplace Virginia
    Census  1920  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Orton Beard, son, male, white, age 11, single, attended school since September 1919, could read, could write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Virginia, mother's birthplace Virginia, could speak English, occupation none
    Residence  Jan 1962  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died  12 Mar 1963  Burlington Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 7
    Obituary  13 Mar 1963  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    The Burlington Hawk-Eye 
    • Mr. Orton Hopkins Beard, 54, of Wapello died Tuesday (March 12, 1963) at 6:15 p.m. at the Burlington hospital. He was a farmer and lived southwest of Wapello.

      Mr. Beard was born in Louisa county on June 15, 1908, to Mr. and Mrs. Myron Beard. He was a member of the Odd Fellows no. 19 lodge at Wapello.

      Survivors include his father, Myron Beard, also [of] Wapello; one sister, Mrs. Myrtle Wahl of 315 North Gertrude, Burlington; one brother, Glenn Beard of Grandview. His mother, Mrs. Myron Beard, died January 2, 1962. One brother and one sister are also dead.

      Services will be Thursday at 2(?) p.m. at the Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral home with the Reverend Hal(?) Gant of the Wapello Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in Wapello cemetery.
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Find A Grave Memorial# 5819058 and Louisa County, Iowa, Cemetery Records  [3, 4
    • His 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: Beard, Orton H.; Sex: M; Born: 1908; Died or Buried: 1963; Age: 55; Buried: Wapello (township = Wapello); County/State: Louisa, Iowa; Military Service: none; Book: LCC 1990 - page W-28; Notes: 1908-1963; son of Myron D. & Nancy Beard
    Buried  14 Mar 1963  Wapello Cemetery, Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Person ID  I56208  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  [1
    Issue 
    • There were at least three children from this marriage.
    Family ID  F7600  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [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).

    2. [S10452] Beard, Orton Hopkins - Obituary, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 28, March 13, 1963; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

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

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

    5. [S72] 1910 US Census (Reliability: 3).

    6. [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

    7. [S7633] Wahl, Myrtle C. (Beard) - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 19, November 26, 1982; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

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