Mrs. Emma M. (Beard) Young was born in Detroit, Michigan, July 12, 1855. Her father, Thomas Beard, who was born in Kingston, England, October 12, 1831, learned the baker’s trade with his father in the old country and emigrating to the United States he followed that calling for a few years in Mount Clemens, Michigan. He later returned to England, where he spent three years and then returned to the United States and settled in Geneva, New York, and engaged in the trucking business; later added the coal business with his son, John. He served three years in the civil war tinder Captain Gates. He died July 29, 1898. He was a member of the Baptist church and a Republican. He married, in Detroit, Michigan, November 24, 1852, Dinah W. Cole, born November 24, 1830, daughter of William Cole. She was born in England and came to America with her parents when three years of age. Their children: 1. Sarah E., wife of William Peck, resides in San Francisco, California. 2. Infant son. 3. Emma M., widow of George, referred to above. 4. John, coal dealer, Geneva, New York. 5. Thomas, yard master at Corning, New York. 6. Infant son. 7. Charles, trucker, Geneva, New York. 8. Robert, with the American Express Company, Buffalo, New York. 9. Infant son. 10. Benjamin F., with the National Express Company, Buffalo, New York. 11. George, deceased. In 1856, when twelve months old, Mrs. Young accompanied her parents to England, remaining three years and returning in 1859.
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