Generation 2. Pardee (Pardy) Hoard, Sr., was born about 1795, in New York; His wife, Ruth C Sprague, was born about 1793, in Rhode Island.
He and his family appear on the 1820 and 1830 Census for New York, Genesse County, Township of Sheldon, Pages 271 and 280 respectively. In 1820, it records 1 male and 1 female under 10, 1 male and 1 female 16-20, but indicates that either Ruth or Pardee was not a citizen at that time.
In 1830, it records 1 female under 5, 2 females 5-10, 1 male and 1 female 10-15, 1 male 20-30, 1 male and 1 female 30-40. In 1840, they appear on the Census for Thompson, Geauga County, Ohio, showing 1 male and 1 female 40-50, 1 female under 5, 1 female 5-10, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 15-20
Generation 1. Pardee Hoard, Jr., son of Pardee Hoard I and Ruth C Sprague, was born about 1819, in New York.
He was married/1 to Corine Stevens. There is no other information about her.
He was married/2 on 4 January 1838, Geauga County Ohio to Roxana Stearns, born about 1821 in New York. They moved from Thompson, Geauga County, Ohio, to St. Joseph County, Michigan, between 1844 and 1850, and lived there at the time of the Civil War in 1861. The family is on the 1850 Census there.
Peter Noah Hoard, son of Pardee Hoard II and Roxana Stearns, was born 1 April 1844, in Geauga, Thompson County, Ohio. All the family records give the middle name of Noah, but his death certificate gives the name as Nathaniel. Sometime before 1855 he moved with his parents to St. Joseph County, Michigan.
Peter was married in 1867, in Trowbridge, Allegan County, Michigan, to Ellen St. Germaine, was born 16 March 1844, in Buffalo, New York, daughter of Joseph St. Germaine, and Lorene McGraw. (See St. Germaine Family)
They were on the 1880 Federal Census at Trowbridge, Allegan County, Michigan (Family History Library Film 125460, page 389C)
Peter’s brother, Henry was married in Missouri, and had settled in Anthony, Harper County, Kansas, in 1879. His brother, Major, went from Michigan, to Kingsdown, Ford County, Kansas in 1884, with a mule team, while his wife, Minnie, stayed with her parents in Iowa. When he established a claim, he brought her out.
In the fall of 1885, Peter’s family consisted of a girl 18, a girl 11, boy 8, a boy 3, and a new baby. He packed them in a covered wagon, and made the trek to Anthony, Kansas, arriving there in October. They stayed there until December, either to rest, or look around for a place to settle. It was a poor time of year to be moving, but he packed up again, and went on to Ford County, homesteading about 1 1/2 miles NW of Kingsdown, next to his brother, Major. It was the NE quarter of Sect.12 T29 range, Cert.#1303 of the Osage Trust Land.
They built a large well-made soddy, saw their oldest daughter married, had another child, and saw their second daughter married, at 16, to an “up and coming” 30 year old neighbor. In 1894, they had a traveling photographer take their family portrait, in front of the sod house. It shows Peter wearing a beard, a pretty lady who is Ellen, 3 little boys, their daughter Lorene and husband, their daughter Cora, her husband, and her two little girls; and to the side, a young man holding two horses. All were dressed up in their Sunday best. There was once a one-room schoolhouse, called the Hoard School, no doubt built on the property of someone in the clan. In 1891, he lost the land that he had homesteaded, because he could not pay the taxes on it, an amount of $526.00.
Ellen died in 18 April 1894. Peter bought a cemetery plot of eight in Bucklin, Kansas, and Ellen was buried here. Here, the record is a little confusing. We know that, after Ellen’s death, the oldest daughter, Lorene, who had no children of her own, took the younger boys to raise. Which evidently left Peter footloose and fancy-free.
When the “Aunts” were still living, they told me, that Grandpa had married again, to a woman named Mattie Youngblood, and moved out west, and had another family. “Out west” was western Kansas, where there used to be a little town called Dermott, near present day Hugoton, and Copeland, in Stevens County, and it isn’t all that far away. He did marry a woman named Mattie Youngblood, the marriage is recorded on 26 April 1896 in Dodge City, Kansas, but, the Ford County Census, lists two Mattie Youngblood’s living in Dodge City. And he did have had another family, but not with Mattie. He was married again in 1898, in Topeka, Kansas, to Flora Amelia Ingold, born 8 February 1862, in Iowa. He lived in Topeka awhile, had two sons, and then moved to western Kansas. In November 1909, he moved his second family to Kingsdown. In 1917, he was living in Dermott. This was the same time period, that his son Raymond and family were living in Dermott.
Peter became ill with Bright’s disease, and spent his last days in the home of his son Ben, when he was living near Bloom, Kansas, a little to the west of Kingsdown. He died there 11 August 1922, age 78, and the funeral was held at the house. Bert Smith, a grandson, stayed up with him all night before the funeral, as was the custom. And the casket was put on the back of a wagon, to be taken to the place of burial. His death certificate says that he was buried in Bucklin. As was usual then, the body was not embalmed; he could not have been taken very far. Those who attended the funeral, can’t remember, but supposed that he was buried in Bucklin. There is a nice stone at the grave of Ellen, with plenty of room, but it is not inscribed with anything about him. There are four other family graves there. The “aunts” said that they knew there were some unmarked graves there, but couldn’t remember who they were. I checked the Bucklin Cemetery records, and other reasonably close cemeteries, but he was not listed.
After some time, I learned that Mrs Ila Smiley, had been keeping a private duplicate record of the Bucklin Cemetery.
Position 1. Ellen; 2. Peter; 3. Peter's second wife, Mattie; 5. his daughter Lola Van Vleet; 6. their son Ben; 7. Ben’s wife, Emma; 8. Ben’s grandson, Billy Rogers.
It also shows that Major Hoard is buried here, which is an error. Major and his family are buried in a plot to the southwest of Peter.
Question--Was he so in disfavor with his family, that they purposely did not put up a stone? This is not reasonable, and out of character. They took care of him in his last days, and the Bucklin Banner reports that he was a visitor in his daughter, Cora Smith’s home from time to time. She gave a dinner party for him for him in March of 1917, and invited all the Hoard family. However, there was no mention of his second family. Where were they? Cora was well able to afford a stone, and saw to it that other relatives had a nice stone. Why didn’t she put up one for her father? At this time, the best supposition is - the stones for Mattie and Peter had been stolen after the death of Cora in 1947. This was known to have happened other times in this cemetery.
Flora lived to be 99 years old. She died 3 June 1961, a resident of Loma Linda, California, and buried in Montecito Memorial Park.
|This is a Hoard Family who lived in or near Ford County, Kansas, at the time, probably of one of Cora's brothers. If anyone can identify it, please contact us.|
Major Theodore Hoard, son of Pardee Hoard and Roxana Stearns, was born 3 March 1855, in St. Joseph County, Michigan.
He was married 12 November 1879, in Sturgis, Michigan, to Minnie Louise Heberlee, born 22 September 1862, near Sturgis, Michigan, the 6th child of John Francis Heberlee and Mary Anne Sprague of Iowa.
John Francis Heberlee was married 21 May 1853 to Mary Anne Sprague, who was born 22 February 1835, Ohio, Mary Anne, age 4, moved with her parents, to St. Joseph County, Michigan. John & Mary had 12 childen, 1 died an infant.
They came to Bucklin, Kansas in 1881, to Montgomery County, Iowa, in 1884, where John died.
Mary lived 8 yrs in the homes of her daughters, Mrs. M T Hoard and Mrs. J.W Kellenbarger. She died 8 November 1911, buried Red Oak, Iowa, beside her husband.
In 1917, Minnie had a relative, W. A. Heberlee, Red Oak, Iowa, who had a brother living in Laverne, Oklahoma.
They came to Kansas in 1885, when they homesteaded near Kingsdown, in Ford County. In 1912, he owned the hotel in Kingsdown, which he traded for residence property in Bucklin, Kansas, in 1913. At one time he had a Mercantile Store in Bucklin, Kansas. He was a Mason and a Woodman. He was the first subscriber to the local newspaper, the Bucklin Banner, having subscribed to it 21 years before he died.
Major died 10 October 1917 in Bucklin, In 1930, Minnie moved to Denver to live with her daughter, Agnes. She was living in Bucklin, when she died 14 September 1943. Both are buried in Bucklin.
Henry H. Hoard, son of Pardee Hoard and Roxana Stearns, was born 14 May 1858, Sturgis, Allegan County, Michigan (Cemetery Stone says 1859)
He was married 29 May 1881, in Missouri, to Ida Frances Denison, born 1863, in Missouri. They came to Anthony, Kansas, in 1879. He died 29 January 1932; she died 1941; both died and buried in Anthony.
Reuben R Hoard, son of Peter Noah Hoard and Ellen St. Germaine, was born 31 May 1877, in Sturgis, Allegan County, Michigan.
He was married 1 April 1900, in Bucklin, Kansas, to Celia M. Buttolph, born 26 November 1875, in Postville, Iowa, daughter of Cassius H. Buttolph and Ida M. Taylor. (See Buttolph family)
Reuben and Celia made their home in Obar, New Mexico; He died 8 February 1939, in Tucumcari, New Mexico, and is buried there. Celia died 15 September 1950, in Bentonville, Arkansas, and is buried Pea Ridge, Arkansas.
Raymond Peter Hoard, son of Peter Noah Hoard and Ellen St. Germaine, was born 21 September 1882, in Allegan County, Michigan.
He was married 25 September 1905, Ford County, Kansas, to Sina Frances Simmonds, born 25 September 1882, in Oklahoma Territory, daughter of John and Sarah Simmonds.
They made their home near Dermott, a little town that is no longer there. It was close to present day Hugoton, in Stevens County, Kansas.
Sina died 28 January 1930, in Hugoton, Kansas. Raymond was at the home of his son Laurence Hoard, in Carthage, Missouri, when he died, 15 June 1958. They are both buried in Hugoton. (See “Dermott - Ghost Town” in the KGS Library, in Dodge City, Kansas.
Benjamin Franklin Hoard, son of Peter Noah Hoard and Ellen St. Germaine, was born 19 May 1885, in Sturgis, Allegan County, Michigan.
He was married 6 June 1906, in Dodge City, Kansas, to Emma Belle Ellis, born 3 May 1886, near Kingsdown, Ford County, Kansas, daughter of George Thomas Ellis and Mollie Drucilla Bacon.
In April 1907, Ben and Emma moved to a claim in Morton County. In the fall of 1911, the family returned to Ford County, having secured the title to the homestead. A full account of the Ellis Family is published. A copy is in the library of the Kansas Genealogical Society, in Dodge City, Kansas.
Clyde Jacob Hoard, son of Peter Noah Hoard and Flora Amelia Ingold, was born 16 December 1901, in Topeka, Kansas.
He was married 18 August 1929, in Richfield, Kansas, to Varine (Verla) James, born 12 October 1911, in Wellsford, Kansas, daughter of Edgar Collins James and Orpha Arma Feese.
Clyde died 25 August 1976, in Salem, Oregon, and was buried in Bellcrest Cemetery. Varine was married/2 to Ursule Wolfer, in Salem, Oregon.
Era Louella Hoard, daughter of Major Theodore Hoard and Minnie Louise Heberlee, was born 6 August 1880, Sturgis, Michigan.
She was married 20 July 1902, in Kingsdown, Ford County, Kansas, to Burris (Dick) Corwin McKeever, born 5 November 1867, in Red Oak, Iowa, son of Nicholas McKeever and Mary Elmire Moore.
Dick died 2 October 1946, in Dodge City, Kansas, and was first buried in Kingsdown, Kansas, then moved to Bucklin, Kansas.
Ella was married/2, about 17 December 1947, in Alva Oklahoma, to John Reinhart.
Elmer Hoard, son of Henry H. Hoard and Ida Frances Denison, was born in 1888, in Anthony, Kansas.
He married Bertha M ___, born 1890. Elmer died in 1960 and Bertha died in 1974; both buried Anthony, Kansas.
Bert Hoard, son of Henry H. Hoard and Ida Frances Denison, was born in Anthony, Kansas.
He married Goldie Patterson, mother of his children, and divorced.
He was married/2 to Velva Davis; resided in Auro, Colorado
Lutra Hoard, daughter of Reuben R. Hoard and Celia M. Buttolph, was born 21 January 1901, in Bucklin, Ford County, Kansas.
She was married 9 July 1922, in Nara Visa, New Mexico, to Silas McMillan, who was born 11 February 1897.
Silas, a veteran U. S. Navy WW/1, died 1973, in Sebring, Florida. Lutra died 27 July 1978, in Orrick, Missouri. They are both buried in Sebring, Florida.
All of the children were born in Rosebud, New Mexico.
Velma Hoard, daughter of Reuben R. Hoard and Celia M Buttolph, was born 25 July 1903, in Bucklin, Kansas.
She was married/1 to Francis L. Brand.
She was married/2 on 21 August 1944, in Wichita Falls, Texas, to Clyde Polk, who was born 26 June 1905, in Avoca, Oklahoma, son of James Robert Polk and Sarah Emma Barnett. Clyde, a veteran of WW/2, had been married/1 to Geneva Neese.
Nona Hoard, daughter of Reuben R. Hoard and Celia M Buttolph, was born 25 January 1913, in Obar, Quay County, New Mexico.
She was married/1 to Paul Hunter.
Nona was married/2 on 26 May 1937, in Tucumcari, New Mexico, to Henry Doerge, born 2 June 1896, in Joplin, Missouri, son of Herman Doerge and Christine Weise. Henry, a navy veteran of WW/1, died 2 May 1964 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and buried in Bentonville, Arkansas.
Laurence Raymond Hoard, son of Raymond Peter Hoard and Sina F. Simmonds, was born 4 June 1919, in Dermott, Stevens County, Kansas. He belonged to a Tank Ordinance, in WW/2.
He was married 3 May 1943 in Liberal, Kansas, to Mary Edith Everets, who was born 30 August 1917, in Hugoton, Kansas, daughter of David Arthur Everets and Jessie June Easely.
Opal Lorene Hoard, daughter of Benjamin Franklin Hoard and Emma Belle Ellis, was born 13 July 1909, near Bloom, Kansas.
A teacher, she was married 24 March 1940, in Hutchinson, Kansas, to Charles Ray Roberts, born 12 November 1908 in Galena, Kansas. He was son of James C. Roberts born in Richey, Missouri, and Ruth Melvina Smith. They made their home in Galena, Kansas.
He died 6 July 1962, in Joplin, Missouri. Opal died 4 November 1986, at the home of a son in Joplin, Missouri.
Ruby Arlene Hoard, daughter of Benjamin Franklin Hoard and Emma Belle Ellis, was born 11 June 1919, near Bloom, Kansas.
She was married 18 July 1944, in Austin, Texas, to Murray Edison Rogers, who was born 4 December 1910, in Rochester, New York, son of Daniel and Etta Rogers. Daniel Rogers was born in Ireland; he went to Canada, and then New York.
For a time, Ruby & Murraythey made their home in Bucklin, Kansas, where Murray ran a restaurant, and in Fort Dodge, Kansas, finally settling in Wichita, Kansas. Murray died in 1985 in Wichita.
Clydine Varine Hoard, daughter of Clyde Jacob Hoard and Varine (Verla) James, was born 4 September 1930, in Hugoton, Kansas.She was married 3 July 1948 in McMinnville, Oregon, to Kenneth Cyrus Case, who was born 27 October 1925, in Staples, Minnesota, son of Claude Cyrus Case and Estela Pearl Van Cleave. Kenneth was in the U. S. Navy 1944-1946.
Edgar Verl Hoard, son of Clyde Jacob Hoard and Varine (Verla) James, was born 1 September 1932, in Rolla, Kansas.
He was married 1960, in Dayton, Oregon, to Linda Stacey, who was born 10 May 1945, in Dayton, daughter of Luther Stacey and Maxine Baker.
Elver Ray Hoard, son of Clyde Jacob Hoard and Varine (Verla) James, was born 18 July 1934, in Hugoton, Kansas.
He was married 17 October 1953, in Dayton, Oregon, to Donna Lee Walther, born 5 June 1936, in Carroll, Iowa, daughter of Herman Francis Walther and Ethel A. Herrington.
Willetta Yvonne Hoard, daughter of Clyde Jacob Hoard and Varine James, was born 31 August 1936, in Vancouver, Washington.
She was married 7 November 1952, in Unionvale, to Clarence Oliver Baker, born 7 December 1929, in Senaca, Missouri, son of Clarence Elmer Baker and Nellie Mae Bailey. Clarence is a disabled veteran, U. S. Army 1948-1952.
Marion Amon McKeever, son of Era Louella Hoard and Burris Corwin McKeever, was born 10 March 1903, in Kingsdown, Kansas.
He was married 24 March 1925, in Winfield, Cowley County, Kansas, to Leona Maude Hadley, born 31 March 1895, in Alfalfa County, OK.
They lived in Kansas, Colorado, and Tucson, Arkansas. She was a teacher, the daughter of Alfonso Hadley and Viola Mae Parker.
Nettie Marie Brand, daughter of Velma Hoard and Francis L. Brand, was born 28 June 1925, in Obar, New Mexico.
She was married/1 to G. Richard Beers. She was married/2 on 5 January 1968, in Dallas, Texas, to David R. Fred.
Janet Kaye Hoard, daughter of Laurence Raymond Hoard, and Mary Edith Everets, was born 11 June 1948, in Liberal, Kansas.
She was married 21 June 1968, in Springfield, Missouri, to Curtis Jack Baker, Jr, who was born 10 March 1945, in Springfield, Missouri, son of Curtis Jack Baker and Mary Ann____.
Charles Ray Hoard, son of Laurence Raymond Hoard and Mary Edith Everets, was born 5 October 1953, in Hugoton, Kansas.
He was married 28 February 1976, in Carthage, Missouri, to Sherry Suzanne Baughm, who was born 7 March 1958, in Carthage, Missouri, daughter of J. D. Baughm and Betty ____.
Robert Jay Roberts, son of Opal Lorene Hoard and Charles Ray Roberts, was born 19 January 1945, Joplin, Missouri. He was married 18 July __# to Cheryl Lou Potter.
James Benjamin Roberts, son of Opal Lorene Hoard and Charles Ray Roberts, was born 15 April 1946, in Joplin, Missouri.
He was married 10 August 1968, in Richmond, Missouri, to Alta Belle Traw, born 7 September 1945, in Richmond, Missouri.
Generation. 1 Milton Smithson Traw, born 29 Aug, died 1979; m Lottie Mildred Sellars, born 23 March 1892.
Gen. 2. Samuel Alfred Traw, born 26 July 1915, m 8 July 1937, Richland, Missouri, to Mary Ellen Willman, born 15 December 1909, in Richland, Missouri; 1984 res Zebra, Missouri. Her parents: Clarence Willman, born 23 August 1885; m 15 May 1909, Connelsville, Missouri to Bessie Mable Bybee, born 19 April 1891, died February 1920, buried Novinger Cem. Missouri
Children: Alta Belle Traw, born 7 September 1945, Richmond, Missouri
Edward Dean Rogers, son of Ruby Arlene Hoard and Murray Edison Rogers, was born 13 August 1946, in Dodge City, Kansas.
He was married 28 August 1971, to Shirley Ann Long, born 28 August 1949, Cushing, Oklahoma.
Jeanette Annabelle Rogers, daughter of Ruby Arlene Hoard and Murray Edison Rogers, was born 9 July 1947, in Dodge City, Kansas.
She was married 30 September 1965, to John McCartney, born 19 July 1926, son of Porter Horred McCartney and Nellie Beatrice McDonald (born 23 April 1895)
Marjorie Louise McKeever, daughter of Marion A. McKeever and Leona Maude Hadley, was born 25 January 1926, in Winfield, Cowley County, Kansas.
She was married 30 March 1945, in Sioux City, Iowa, to John Cecil DeCaro, born 25 September 1924, in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, son of M. A. DeCaro. He lived in Youngwood, Pennsylvania, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and was a member of the Army Air Force during WW/2. She lived in Indianapolis, Indiana, and the Virgin Islands (British).
The children were born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania.
Mary Jo McKeever, daughter of Marion A. McKeever and Leona Maude Hadley, was born 19 March 1932, in Winfield, Kansas.
She was married/1 16 December 1949, in Newkirk, Oklahoma, to Barry Lee Holmes, s/o Albert V. Holmes and Edith Effner. He was married/2 to Joan ___.
Mary Jo is an account executive. She married/2 and lives in Dallas, Texas. All of the children, but Teresa, were born in Udall, Kansas.
Richard Brice McKeever, son of Marion A. McKeever and Leona Maude Hadley, was born 15 January 1934, in Winfield, Kansas.
He was married 22 December 1961, in New Orleans, Louisanna, to Maryann Catherine Ole (surname shortened from Oleszyski) who was born 6 March 1943.
Mary Margaret Beers, daughter of Nettie Marie Brand and G. Richard Beers was born 21 October 1949, Bloomington, Illinois.
She was married 26 November 1969, in Dallas, Texas, to Steve Myer.
Judith Mae DeCaro, daughter of Marjorie Louise McKeever and John Cecil DeCaro, was born 21 August 1946, in Greensburg, Pennsylvania.
She was married 31 July 1966, in Florida, to Henry Robello.
Jean Marie DeCaro, daughter of Marjorie Louise McKeever and John Cecil DeCaro, was born 17 January 1948, in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. She married Steven Spellman.
Christine Ellen DeCaro, daughter of Marjorie Louise McKeever and John Cecil DeCaro, was born 18 July 1951, in Greensburg, Pennsylvania.
She was married in 1972 to Norman Lehmer.
Catherine Jeanne Holmes, daughter of Mary Jo McKeever and Barry Lee Holmes, was born 2 August 1950, in Udall, Kansas.
She was married 30 May 1970, in Winfield, Kansas, to Thomas N. McElroy.
Teresa Lee Holmes, daughter of Mary Jo McKeever and Barry lee Holmes, was born 30 October 1951, in Winfield, Kansas. She was married 11 November 1969, in Durant, Oklahoma, to Jeff Chancellor.
Michael Ray Holmes, son of Mary Jo McKeever and Barry Lee Holmes, was born 7 April 1953, in Udall, Kansas.
He was married 15 May 1971, in Udall, to Delia K. Bear.
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