(?) Watson1

F, #32707, b. circa 1825
Last Edited22 Feb 2016
     She was born circa 1825 at Scotland.1

Census Data

     (?) Watson appeared on the 1881 Canadian Census of Puslinch Twp., Wellington County, Ontario, enumerated 4 April 1881. (?) was and appears to have been enumerated as a widow. Her children (?) and William were listed as living with her. As well as a daughter-in-law, Sarah Watson and two grandchildren, William Watson and John Watson. Note that this census image is illegible in some places, particularly in the name fields.1

Family

Children

Citations

  1. [S5830] (widow) Watson household, Apr 4, 1881 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Puslinch, Wellington South, Ontario; Page: 34; Family No: 143, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: C_13258, Census image is virtually unreadable for the first entries in this household, not sure how transcription was derived.

(?) Watson1

M, #32708, b. circa 1852
Mother*(?) Watson1 b. c 1825
Last Edited1 Dec 2015
     He was born circa 1852 at Scotland.1 (?) married Sarah Watson.1

Census Data

     (?) Watson appeared on the 1881 Canadian Census of Puslinch Twp., Wellington County, Ontario in the household of his mother (?) Watson, listed as a storekeeper.1

Family

Sarah Watson b. c 1859
Children

Citations

  1. [S5830] (widow) Watson household, Apr 4, 1881 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Puslinch, Wellington South, Ontario; Page: 34; Family No: 143, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: C_13258, Census image is virtually unreadable for the first entries in this household, not sure how transcription was derived.

Sarah Watson1

F, #32709, b. circa 1859
Last Edited1 Dec 2015
     She was born circa 1859 at Ontario, Canada.1 Sarah married (?) Watson.1

Census Data

     Sarah appeared on the 1881 Canadian Census of Puslinch Twp., Wellington County, Ontario, in the household of (?) Watson.1

Family

(?) Watson b. c 1852
Children

Citations

  1. [S5830] (widow) Watson household, Apr 4, 1881 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Puslinch, Wellington South, Ontario; Page: 34; Family No: 143, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: C_13258, Census image is virtually unreadable for the first entries in this household, not sure how transcription was derived.

William Watson1

M, #32710, b. circa 1879
Father*(?) Watson1 b. c 1852
Mother*Sarah Watson1 b. c 1859
Last Edited1 Dec 2015
     He was born circa 1879 at Ontario, Canada.1

Census Data

     William appeared on the 1881 Canadian Census of Puslinch Twp., Wellington County, Ontario, in the household of (?) Watson.1

Citations

  1. [S5830] (widow) Watson household, Apr 4, 1881 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Puslinch, Wellington South, Ontario; Page: 34; Family No: 143, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: C_13258, Census image is virtually unreadable for the first entries in this household, not sure how transcription was derived.

John Watson1

M, #32711, b. circa September 1880
Father*(?) Watson1 b. c 1852
Mother*Sarah Watson1 b. c 1859
Last Edited1 Dec 2015
     He was born circa September 1880 at Ontario, Canada.1

Census Data

     John appeared on the 1881 Canadian Census of Puslinch Twp., Wellington County, Ontario, in the household of (?) Watson.1

Citations

  1. [S5830] (widow) Watson household, Apr 4, 1881 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Puslinch, Wellington South, Ontario; Page: 34; Family No: 143, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: C_13258, Census image is virtually unreadable for the first entries in this household, not sure how transcription was derived.

William Watson1

M, #32712, b. circa 1854
Mother*(?) Watson1 b. c 1825
Last Edited1 Dec 2015
     He was born circa 1854 at Scotland.1

Census Data

     William Watson appeared on the 1881 Canadian Census of Puslinch Twp., Wellington County, Ontario in the household of his mother (?) Watson, listed as a utcher.1
     December 2015 Research notes:
I do not think William John Watson and William Watson are the same individual. The later appears to have been single in 1881, and living with his mother, a widowed storekeeper.2

Citations

  1. [S5830] (widow) Watson household, Apr 4, 1881 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Puslinch, Wellington South, Ontario; Page: 34; Family No: 143, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: C_13258, Census image is virtually unreadable for the first entries in this household, not sure how transcription was derived.
  2. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).

Maitland Arnold Beard1,2

M, #32713, b. 13 October 1895, d. 9 February 1986
Father*Richard Arnold Beard3 b. 27 Apr 1870, d. 28 Aug 1921
Mother*Flora Jane Shaw3 b. 4 Dec 1872, d. 6 Feb 1907
Relationship4th cousin of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited12 Dec 2017
     He was born on 13 October 1895 at Presqu'ile, Brighton Twp., Northumberland County, Ontario, Canada.2,3 Alternatively, he was born on 13 October 1895 at Thorold, Welland County, Ontario, Canada.4,3,5
     He died on 9 February 1986 at Toronto, Ontario, Canada, at age 90.4 Maitland Arnold Beard was buried at Saint Johns Norway Cemetery and Crematorium, Toronto, York County, Ontario, Canada.4
     
Canadian Military Service:

     Maitland Arnold Beard began military service on 20 January 1915 at the age of 19 at Napanee, Lennox and Addington County, Ontario, Canada, in the 39th Battalion. He gave his birthplace as Presque Isle in Ontario county. He was a woodworker. He stood 5' 6 1/4" and weighed 125 pounds..2
     On 6 April 1915 He contracted spinal menengitis and was in hospital for 54 days to May 29th, 1915.2 Maitland Arnold Beard ended his military service circa 26 July 1915 at Canada July 26th, 1915
Medical Report:
No. 12715, Pte. M.A. Beard, 39th Battalion, C.E.F.
The proceedings of the Medical Board held on the man were returned June 28th for amendment (folio 5). These were returned July 5th, (folio 7) the Board having found the man "fit." The proceedings were not approved as it is considered that this man, if retained in the service, might possibly prove a source of infection to others for some time after recovery..
End of Military Service section.2

Census Data

     Maitland A Beard appeared on the 1901 Canadian Census of Merritton, Lincoln County, Ontario in the household of his parents, Richard A Beard and Jean F Beard.3
     Maitland A appeared on the 1911 Canadian Census of Niagara Falls, Welland County, Ontario, in the household of Richard Beard and Laura Beard.6
     Maitland appeared on the 1921 Canadian Census of Toronto, Ontario, in the household of Earnest Hurd, his occupation is obscured by census notations.5
     He also went by the name of Mait.4 Maitland Arnold Beardwas referenced in the biographical information that appeared about Richard Arnold Beard on 27 August 1921:
Constable Richard Arnold Beard
Napanee Police Department
Ontario

End of Watch: Saturday, August 27, 1921
Constable Richard Beard was stationed at Napanee, Ontario at the time of his death. Constable Beard died from a gunshot wound through his heart. He had been summoned to an alley where 3 suspects were in the process of Break and Enter into a jewelry store. Discovering 3 suspects he drew his weapon but was unable to discharge it before being shot. Constable Beard was accompanied by 2 citizens who fled the scene, sensing danger. A shot was fired and bystanders believed at the time it was Constable Beards weapon that had been discharged.

The suspects were able to elude capture in a stolen vehicle. They were later captured in an armed robbery in Kingston, Ontario that had followed several burglaries and armed hold up cases in that area. One case involved the wounding of a police officer and a businessman.

The 3 suspect males were 2 male twins age 20, and 1 male aged 21.

At the time of his death Constable Beard had served on the force for 7 years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge. He survived by his second wife, 3 sons, 1 daughter, 1 step-son and a step-daughter. His funeral was attended by most of the towns people and businesses were closed for the service. (emphasis added by Rick Moffat.)

Constable Beards brother Assistant Jail Guard Eddie Beard
was injured in an incident that took the life of Jail Guard John Sangster at a Jail in Saskatchewan on August 2, 1936.

Copyright © 1996-2017, The Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc.

A much more detailed account of this incident is published on Facebook, including the fate of the murderers, "Erwood Upton, Sherwood Upton and Fred Bryant (who) were sentenced to life imprisonment in Portsmouth Penitentiary."7,8

     In the obituary of Malcom Shaw Beard who died 6 July 1940, his brother, Maitland A Beard of Toronto, was listed as a survivor.9

Link to the Canadian Great War Project:; "Soldier Page" for Maitland Arnold Beard10

Citations

  1. On his military medical files.
  2. [S296] Enlistment papers & Service Files, Soldiers of the First World War, WWI Attestation Papers search (Ottawa, ON: Library and Archives Canada), http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/">CEF Service File (large PDF file): Maitland Arnold Beard. Hereinafter cited as WWI Service Files.
  3. [S5832] Richard A Beard household, March 31, 1901 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Merritton, Lincoln & Niagara, Ontario; Page: 4; Family No: 36, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: T-6479.
  4. [S3862] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., Pvt Maitland Arnold "Mait" Beard
    Grave marker transcription:
    BEARD
    In Loving Memory of
    Maitland A Beard
    1895 - 1986
    Mabel Scarlett
    1899 - 1980
    Rest In Peace.
  5. [S5833] Earnest Hurd household, June 1, 1921 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Ward 1, Toronto East, Ontario; Page: 5; Family: 50, Library and Archives Canada (LAC).
  6. [S5834] Richard Beard household, June 23, 1911 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Niagara Falls City, Welland, Ontario; ; Page: 36; Family No: 394, Library and Archives Canada (LAC).
  7. [S5835] The Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc., online Constable Richard Arnold Beard memorial page, Constable Richard Arnold Beard
    Napanée Police Department
    Ontario
    End of Watch: Saturday, August 27, 1921. Hereinafter cited as The Officer Down Memorial.
  8. [S5836] Facebook, online https://www.facebook.com/OPPAssociation/posts/…, Ontario Provincial Police Association - In Remembrance - Constable Richard Beard – August 28, 1921. Hereinafter cited as Facebook.
  9. [S9272] Malcolm S. Beard, The Windsor Star, Windsor, Ontario, Jul 6. 1940, Page 10, column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary; Malcolm Shaw Beard. Hereinafter cited as Windsor Star.
  10. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).

Malcom Shaw Beard1,2,3

M, #32714, b. 4 November 1898, d. 6 July 1940
Father*Richard Arnold Beard4,5 b. 27 Apr 1870, d. 28 Aug 1921
Mother*Flora Jane Shaw4,5 b. 4 Dec 1872, d. 6 Feb 1907
Relationship4th cousin of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited17 Jun 2019
     He was born on 4 November 1898 at Merritton, Lincoln County, Ontario, Canada, according to Ontario Birth Registration 023902.4,3 Alternatively, he was born circa 1897 at Ontario, Canada, according to the 1921 census6 or on 3 November 1899 at Ontario, Canada, according to the 1901 census.5 Malcom married Imelda Evoy on 16 May 1923 at Toronto, York County, Ontario, Canada, according to Ontario Marriage Registration 092625.7
     He died on 6 July 1940 at his home at Windsor, Essex County, Ontario, Canada, at age 41.2,3,8
     The following selected information is extracted from his obituary. Survivor(s): Alice Imelda Evelyn Beard, Jean Beard, Maitland A Beard, Benjamin F Beard and John C Beard.3 Malcom Shaw Beard was buried on 8 July 1940 at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Oldcastle, Essex County, Ontario, Canada.8,9

Census Data

     Malcolm S Beard appeared on the 1901 Canadian Census of Merritton, Lincoln County, Ontario in the household of his parents, Richard A Beard and Jean F Beard.5
     Malcolm appeared on the 1911 Canadian Census of Niagara Falls, Welland County, Ontario, in the household of Richard Beard and Laura Beard.10
     Macolm appeared on the 1921 Canadian Census of Toronto, Ontario, in the household of Earnest Hurd, listed as a salesman, possibly of music, the industry is partly obscured by census notations.6
     Malcom Shaw Beardwas referenced in the biographical information that appeared about Richard Arnold Beard on 27 August 1921:
Constable Richard Arnold Beard
Napanee Police Department
Ontario

End of Watch: Saturday, August 27, 1921
Constable Richard Beard was stationed at Napanee, Ontario at the time of his death. Constable Beard died from a gunshot wound through his heart. He had been summoned to an alley where 3 suspects were in the process of Break and Enter into a jewelry store. Discovering 3 suspects he drew his weapon but was unable to discharge it before being shot. Constable Beard was accompanied by 2 citizens who fled the scene, sensing danger. A shot was fired and bystanders believed at the time it was Constable Beards weapon that had been discharged.

The suspects were able to elude capture in a stolen vehicle. They were later captured in an armed robbery in Kingston, Ontario that had followed several burglaries and armed hold up cases in that area. One case involved the wounding of a police officer and a businessman.

The 3 suspect males were 2 male twins age 20, and 1 male aged 21.

At the time of his death Constable Beard had served on the force for 7 years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge. He survived by his second wife, 3 sons, 1 daughter, 1 step-son and a step-daughter. His funeral was attended by most of the towns people and businesses were closed for the service. (emphasis added by Rick Moffat.)

Constable Beards brother Assistant Jail Guard Eddie Beard
was injured in an incident that took the life of Jail Guard John Sangster at a Jail in Saskatchewan on August 2, 1936.

Copyright © 1996-2017, The Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc.

A much more detailed account of this incident is published on Facebook, including the fate of the murderers, "Erwood Upton, Sherwood Upton and Fred Bryant (who) were sentenced to life imprisonment in Portsmouth Penitentiary."11,12
Malcom S Beard was listed as a witness to the marriage of Benjamin Francis Beard and Ada Maria Glud on 20 June 1923 at Toronto, York County, Ontario, Canada; according to Ontario Marriage Registration 093110, he was a stock clerk and she was cashier.13
     The following obituary appeared Windsor Star published in Windsor, Ontario 6 July 1940:
Malcolm S. Beard Malcolm Shaw Beard. 41, of 447 Victoria avenue, died suddenly today at his home.

Mr. Beard, a native of Merritton, Ont., lived in Toronto for 24 years, and in Napanee, Ont., for 12 years, before coming to Windsor three years ago.

He was a salesman for the Electrolux Company, and was active in Maccabees Independent Lodge, Number 325, Windsor.

Surviving are his wife, Alice Imelda Evelyn: one sister. Miss Jean Beard, of Kingston: and three brothers. Maitland A., Benjamin F., and John C, all of Toronto.

Funeral services will be conducted at Anderson's Funeral Home, 3184 Sandwich street west, Monday, at 2 p.m., by Rev. Dr. H. M. Paulin. Interment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park.3




The following biographical information was shared , 4 June 2011:
According to his nephew's information on this page, at one time he was also a bookie.2

Family

Imelda Evoy b. c 1897
Marriage*Malcom married Imelda Evoy on 16 May 1923 at Toronto, York County, Ontario, Canada, according to Ontario Marriage Registration 092625.7 

Citations

  1. According to his nephew, Arn.
  2. [S3862] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., Malcom Shaw Beard.
  3. [S9272] Malcolm S. Beard, The Windsor Star, Windsor, Ontario, Jul 6. 1940, Page 10, column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary; Malcolm Shaw Beard. Hereinafter cited as Windsor Star.
  4. [S1348] Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name: Malcom Beard
    Date of Birth:     4 Nov 1898
    Gender:     Male
    Birth Place:     Merriton, Lincoln, Ontario, Canada
    Father's Name: Richard A Beard
    Mother's Name: Jean Beard
    Registration #:     023902. Hereinafter cited as ON Births 1869-1913.
  5. [S5832] Richard A Beard household, March 31, 1901 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Merritton, Lincoln & Niagara, Ontario; Page: 4; Family No: 36, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: T-6479.
  6. [S5833] Earnest Hurd household, June 1, 1921 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Ward 1, Toronto East, Ontario; Page: 5; Family: 50, Library and Archives Canada (LAC).
  7. [S1349] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario, Toronto), Archives of Ontario, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935; "Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto. This database includes images of the registrations. In some cases, alternative images in FamilySearch provide additional information"; cited as "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936., Malcolm Shaw Beard & Imelda Evoy.
  8. [S9273] Deaths: Beard, The Windsor Star, Windsor, Ontario, Jul 6. 1940, Page 34, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Malcolm Shaw Beard. Hereinafter cited as Windsor Star.
  9. [S3862] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: Malcolm Shaw Beard.
  10. [S5834] Richard Beard household, June 23, 1911 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Niagara Falls City, Welland, Ontario; ; Page: 36; Family No: 394, Library and Archives Canada (LAC).
  11. [S5835] The Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc., online Constable Richard Arnold Beard memorial page, Constable Richard Arnold Beard
    Napanée Police Department
    Ontario
    End of Watch: Saturday, August 27, 1921. Hereinafter cited as The Officer Down Memorial.
  12. [S5836] Facebook, online https://www.facebook.com/OPPAssociation/posts/…, Ontario Provincial Police Association - In Remembrance - Constable Richard Beard – August 28, 1921. Hereinafter cited as Facebook.
  13. [S1349] "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936", online Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935: Benjamin Francis Beard & Ada Maria Glud.

Earnest Hurd1

M, #32715, b. circa 1889
Last Edited24 Sep 2016
     He was born circa 1889 at Ontario, Canada.1

Census Data

     Earnest Hurd appeared on the 1921 Canadian Census of Toronto, Ontario, enumerated 1 June 1921. Earnest was enumerated as a painter|As were brothers lodging with his household, Maitland Beard, Macolm Beard and Benejaim Beard.1

Citations

  1. [S5833] Earnest Hurd household, June 1, 1921 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Ward 1, Toronto East, Ontario; Page: 5; Family: 50, Library and Archives Canada (LAC).

Benjamin Francis Beard1

M, #32716, b. 21 August 1901, d. 27 October 1958
Father*Richard Arnold Beard1 b. 27 Apr 1870, d. 28 Aug 1921
Mother*Flora Jane Shaw1 b. 4 Dec 1872, d. 6 Feb 1907
Relationship4th cousin of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited17 Jun 2019
     He was born on 21 August 1901 at Merritton, Lincoln County, Ontario, Canada, according to Ontario Birth Registration 023906.2,3,4 Benjamin married Ada Maria Glud on 20 June 1923 at Toronto, York County, Ontario, Canada, according to Ontario Marriage Registration 093110, he was a stock clerk and she was cashier.1
     He died on 27 October 1958 at Toronto, Ontario, Canada, at age 57.3 Benjamin Francis Beard was buried at Pine Hills Cemetery, Scarborough Twp., York County, Ontario, Canada.3

Census Data

     Benjamin appeared on the 1911 Canadian Census of Niagara Falls, Welland County, Ontario, in the household of Richard Beard and Laura Beard.5
     Benejaim appeared on the 1921 Canadian Census of Toronto, Ontario, in the household of Earnest Hurd, his occupation is obscured by census notations.4
     Benjamin Francis Beardwas referenced in the biographical information that appeared about Richard Arnold Beard on 27 August 1921:
Constable Richard Arnold Beard
Napanee Police Department
Ontario

End of Watch: Saturday, August 27, 1921
Constable Richard Beard was stationed at Napanee, Ontario at the time of his death. Constable Beard died from a gunshot wound through his heart. He had been summoned to an alley where 3 suspects were in the process of Break and Enter into a jewelry store. Discovering 3 suspects he drew his weapon but was unable to discharge it before being shot. Constable Beard was accompanied by 2 citizens who fled the scene, sensing danger. A shot was fired and bystanders believed at the time it was Constable Beards weapon that had been discharged.

The suspects were able to elude capture in a stolen vehicle. They were later captured in an armed robbery in Kingston, Ontario that had followed several burglaries and armed hold up cases in that area. One case involved the wounding of a police officer and a businessman.

The 3 suspect males were 2 male twins age 20, and 1 male aged 21.

At the time of his death Constable Beard had served on the force for 7 years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge. He survived by his second wife, 3 sons, 1 daughter, 1 step-son and a step-daughter. His funeral was attended by most of the towns people and businesses were closed for the service. (emphasis added by Rick Moffat.)

Constable Beards brother Assistant Jail Guard Eddie Beard
was injured in an incident that took the life of Jail Guard John Sangster at a Jail in Saskatchewan on August 2, 1936.

Copyright © 1996-2017, The Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc.

A much more detailed account of this incident is published on Facebook, including the fate of the murderers, "Erwood Upton, Sherwood Upton and Fred Bryant (who) were sentenced to life imprisonment in Portsmouth Penitentiary."6,7

     In the obituary of Malcom Shaw Beard who died 6 July 1940, his brother, Benjamin F Beard of Toronto, was listed as a survivor.8

Family

Ada Maria Gleed b. 30 Jun 1899, d. 3 Oct 1984
Marriage*Benjamin married Ada Maria Glud on 20 June 1923 at Toronto, York County, Ontario, Canada, according to Ontario Marriage Registration 093110, he was a stock clerk and she was cashier.1 

Citations

  1. [S1349] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario, Toronto), Archives of Ontario, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935; "Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto. This database includes images of the registrations. In some cases, alternative images in FamilySearch provide additional information"; cited as "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936., Benjamin Francis Beard & Ada Maria Glud.
  2. [S1348] Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name: Benjiman Francis Beard
    Date of Birth:     21 Aug 1901
    Gender:     Male
    Birth Place:     Lincoln, Ontario, Canada
    Father's Name: Richard A Beard
    Mother's Name: Florence Jane Beans [I read Beard]
    Father's Occupation:     Carpenter
    Informant:     Richard A Beard
    Refistration #:     023906. Hereinafter cited as ON Births 1869-1913.
  3. [S3862] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., Benjamin Francis Beard
    Grave marker transcription:
    BEARD
    In Loving Memory of
    Benjamin F. Beard
    Aug. 21, 1901 - Oct. 27, 1958
    Beloved Husband of
    Ada M. Gleed
    June 30, 1899 - Oct 3, 1984.
  4. [S5833] Earnest Hurd household, June 1, 1921 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Ward 1, Toronto East, Ontario; Page: 5; Family: 50, Library and Archives Canada (LAC).
  5. [S5834] Richard Beard household, June 23, 1911 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Niagara Falls City, Welland, Ontario; ; Page: 36; Family No: 394, Library and Archives Canada (LAC).
  6. [S5835] The Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc., online Constable Richard Arnold Beard memorial page, Constable Richard Arnold Beard
    Napanée Police Department
    Ontario
    End of Watch: Saturday, August 27, 1921. Hereinafter cited as The Officer Down Memorial.
  7. [S5836] Facebook, online https://www.facebook.com/OPPAssociation/posts/…, Ontario Provincial Police Association - In Remembrance - Constable Richard Beard – August 28, 1921. Hereinafter cited as Facebook.
  8. [S9272] Malcolm S. Beard, The Windsor Star, Windsor, Ontario, Jul 6. 1940, Page 10, column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary; Malcolm Shaw Beard. Hereinafter cited as Windsor Star.

Ada Maria Gleed1

F, #32717, b. 30 June 1899, d. 3 October 1984
Father*William Glud2
Mother*Emma Young2
Last Edited17 Jun 2019
     She was born on 30 June 1899 at England.2,1 Ada married Benjamin Francis Beard on 20 June 1923 at Toronto, York County, Ontario, Canada, according to Ontario Marriage Registration 093110, he was a stock clerk and she was cashier.2
     She died on 3 October 1984 at Toronto, York County, Ontario, Canada, at age 85.1 Ada Maria Gleed was buried at Pine Hills Cemetery, Scarborough Twp., York County, Ontario, Canada.1
     Her name was also recorded as Ada Maria Glud.2

The following biographical information was shared , 8 May 2011:
According to her nephew, Arn Beard, she was in a coma for many years prior to her death.1

Family

Benjamin Francis Beard b. 21 Aug 1901, d. 27 Oct 1958

Citations

  1. [S3862] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., Mrs Ada Maria Gleed Beard
    Grave marker transcription:
    BEARD
    In Loving Memory of
    Benjamin F. Beard
    Aug. 21, 1901 - Oct. 27, 1958
    Beloved Husband of
    Ada M. Gleed
    June 30, 1899 - Oct 3, 1984.
  2. [S1349] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario, Toronto), Archives of Ontario, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935; "Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto. This database includes images of the registrations. In some cases, alternative images in FamilySearch provide additional information"; cited as "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936., Benjamin Francis Beard & Ada Maria Glud.

William Glud1

M, #32718
Last Edited2 Dec 2015
     William married Emma Young.1

Family

Emma Young
Child

Citations

  1. [S1349] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario, Toronto), Archives of Ontario, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935; "Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto. This database includes images of the registrations. In some cases, alternative images in FamilySearch provide additional information"; cited as "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936., Benjamin Francis Beard & Ada Maria Glud.

Emma Young1

F, #32719
Last Edited2 Dec 2015
     Emma married William Glud.1

Family

William Glud
Child

Citations

  1. [S1349] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario, Toronto), Archives of Ontario, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935; "Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto. This database includes images of the registrations. In some cases, alternative images in FamilySearch provide additional information"; cited as "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936., Benjamin Francis Beard & Ada Maria Glud.

Laura Rebecca Page1

F, #32720, b. April 1868, d. 12 February 1930
Father*Elizah Page2
Mother*Elizabeth (?)2
Last Edited4 Dec 2015
     Laura married William Henry Cameron.1 She was born on 12 February 1866 day and month were given but year of birth is obscured on her death registration but age is given as 64.2 She was born in April 1868 at Hornings Mills, Ontario, Canada.3,4 Laura married Richard Arnald Beard on 15 July 1907 at Welland County, Ontario, Canada, (date of marriage license.)3,5
     She died on 12 February 1930 at Toronto, York Twp., York County, Ontario, Canada, at age 61.2

Census Data

     Richard Beard and Laura appeared on the 1911 Canadian Census of Niagara Falls, Welland County, Ontario, enumerated 23 June 1911. Richard was enumerated as an agent.3
     Laura Rebecca Pagewas referenced in the biographical information that appeared about Richard Arnold Beard on 27 August 1921:
Constable Richard Arnold Beard
Napanee Police Department
Ontario

End of Watch: Saturday, August 27, 1921
Constable Richard Beard was stationed at Napanee, Ontario at the time of his death. Constable Beard died from a gunshot wound through his heart. He had been summoned to an alley where 3 suspects were in the process of Break and Enter into a jewelry store. Discovering 3 suspects he drew his weapon but was unable to discharge it before being shot. Constable Beard was accompanied by 2 citizens who fled the scene, sensing danger. A shot was fired and bystanders believed at the time it was Constable Beards weapon that had been discharged.

The suspects were able to elude capture in a stolen vehicle. They were later captured in an armed robbery in Kingston, Ontario that had followed several burglaries and armed hold up cases in that area. One case involved the wounding of a police officer and a businessman.

The 3 suspect males were 2 male twins age 20, and 1 male aged 21.

At the time of his death Constable Beard had served on the force for 7 years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge. He survived by his second wife, 3 sons, 1 daughter, 1 step-son and a step-daughter. His funeral was attended by most of the towns people and businesses were closed for the service. (emphasis added by Rick Moffat.)

Constable Beards brother Assistant Jail Guard Eddie Beard
was injured in an incident that took the life of Jail Guard John Sangster at a Jail in Saskatchewan on August 2, 1936.

Copyright © 1996-2017, The Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc.

A much more detailed account of this incident is published on Facebook, including the fate of the murderers, "Erwood Upton, Sherwood Upton and Fred Bryant (who) were sentenced to life imprisonment in Portsmouth Penitentiary."6,7

Family 1

William Henry Cameron
Marriage*Laura married William Henry Cameron.1 

Family 2

Richard Arnold Beard b. 27 Apr 1870, d. 28 Aug 1921
Marriage*Laura married Richard Arnald Beard on 15 July 1907 at Welland County, Ontario, Canada, (date of marriage license.)3,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S1348] Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name: Ethel Jane Cameron
    Date of Birth:     24 Aug 1894
    Gender:     Female
    Birth Place:     Simcoe, Ontario, Canada
    Father's Name: Wm H Cameron
    Mother's Name: Laura Rebecca Page
    Registration #:     030600. Hereinafter cited as ON Births 1869-1913.
  2. [S1347] Ontario, Canada, Deaths and Deaths Overseas, 1869-1946 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario), Ancestry.com, Ontario, Canada, Deaths and Deaths Overseas, 1869-1946; "This database is an index (with images) to over 2 million deaths that were registered in Ontario from 1869 to 1938, and 1943 to 1946. The database also includes deaths of Ontario military personnel overseas from 1939-1947"; cited as "ON Deaths, 1869-1946., Name: Laura R German
    Gender:     Female
    Birth Year:     abt 1866
    Birth Place:     Ontario
    Age at Death:     64
    Death Date:     12 Feb 1930
    Death Place:     York, Ontario, Canada
    Father's Name: Elizah Page, Ontario
    Mother's Name: Elizabeth Page, Ontario
    Informant:     J. D. German, husband
    Burial Place:     Alliston, Ontario, Feby 15, 1930
    Registration #:     001911.
  3. [S5834] Richard Beard household, June 23, 1911 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Niagara Falls City, Welland, Ontario; ; Page: 36; Family No: 394, Library and Archives Canada (LAC).
  4. [S1347] "ON Deaths, 1869-1946", online Ontario, Canada, Deaths and Deaths Overseas, 1869-1946: Name: Ethyl Jane Cameron
    Gender:     Female
    Birth Year:     abt 1895
    Birth Place:     Alliston, Ontario
    Age at Death:     25
    Death Date:     22 Mar 1920
    Death Place:     Lennox and Addington, Ontario, Canada
    Father's Name: William Henry Cameron
    His birthplace:     County of Peel
    Mother's Name: Laura Rebecca Page, Mrs. R. A. Beard
    Her birthplace:     Hornings Mills
    Informant:     Mrs. R. A. Beard, mother
    Registration #:     023519.
  5. [S1349] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario, Toronto), Archives of Ontario, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935; "Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto. This database includes images of the registrations. In some cases, alternative images in FamilySearch provide additional information"; cited as "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936., Richard Arnald Beard & Laura Cameron.
  6. [S5835] The Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc., online Constable Richard Arnold Beard memorial page, Constable Richard Arnold Beard
    Napanée Police Department
    Ontario
    End of Watch: Saturday, August 27, 1921. Hereinafter cited as The Officer Down Memorial.
  7. [S5836] Facebook, online https://www.facebook.com/OPPAssociation/posts/…, Ontario Provincial Police Association - In Remembrance - Constable Richard Beard – August 28, 1921. Hereinafter cited as Facebook.
  8. [S1348] ON Births 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name: John Albert Camron
    Date of Birth:     13 Jun 1900
    Gender:     Male
    Birth Place:     Tecumseh, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada
    Father's Name: Wm Henry Camron
    Mother's Name: Laura Rebecca Page
    Registration #:     038830.