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William Burton Beard/Strausbaugh

Query by Lo_2011

I've looked extensively and I can't find much accurate information. I was told his listed father, Thomas Lemon Beard, is actually his stepfather and his original name was Strausbaugh. I have found a census with listed him as Strausbaugh when he was 2 years old. But no one can tell me how his name became Beard or where i should go from there.

William Burton Beard/Strausbaugh
Birth 12 MAY 1907 in Pennsylvania
Death 12 MAY 1937 in Johnson, Cambria, PA

Married to Rosella Elizabeth Mardis in 1928 30 Oct
Johnstown, Cambria Co. Pennsylvania

Thomas Lemon Beard : 1867 1956
Emma Irene Strausbaugh : 1888 1958

I'd appreciate any help. My grandmother has Alzheimers and although i've followed every lead, her state is just too deteriorated for her to remember. My grandfather, Richard Eugene Beard, is his son.

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by cacaat on 2016-02-18 05:28:55

Your grandfather is my uncle Dick so that makes me your 1st cousin once removed

by familydetective on 2016-02-18 06:31:59

According to the marriage lic. Emma had not been previously married.

Name Thomas L Beard
Event Type Marriage
Event Date 10 Sep 1910
Event Place Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States
Age 40
Birth Year (Estimated) 1870
Father's Name Hiram Beard
Mother's Name Sarah Beard
Spouse's Name Emma Irene Strausbaugh
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated) 1887 states on marriage lic. 23
Spouse's Father's Name Wm Strausbaugh
Spouse's Mother's Name Eva Strausbaugh

United States Census, 1910
Name Emma I Strausbaugh
Event Type Census
Event Date 1910
Event Place East Wheatfield, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States
Gender Female
Age 22
Marital Status Single
Race White
Race (Original) White
Relationship to Head of Household Daughter
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Daughter
Birth Year (Estimated) 1888
Birthplace Pennsylvania
Father's Birthplace Pennsylvania
Mother's Birthplace Maine

William G Strausbaugh Head M 56 Pennsylvania
Eva S Strausbaugh Wife F 52 Maine
John R Strausbaugh Son M 29 Pennsylvania
Emma I Strausbaugh Daughter F 22 Pennsylvania
Gordon A Strausbaugh Son M 16 Pennsylvania
Verna M Huffman Granddaughter F 13 Pennsylvania
Alvie R Huffman Grandson M 11 Pennsylvania
Eva E Huffman Granddaughter F 9 Pennsylvania
William C Huffman Grandson M 6 Pennsylvania
Ray W Clawson Grandson M 7 Pennsylvania
William B Strausbaugh Grandson M 2 Pennsylvania ***

*** it would appear that this is either Emma's son out of wedlock or the grandson of one of William's other children.

In the 1920 census he is shown as Burton Beard age 13 so you must assume he took the name Beard when his mother married. According to the 1910 census Thomas was not married or a widower so he could have been William Burton Strausbaugh's birth father.

You need his birth cert to see who his parents are listed as. I could not find a birth reg.

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