Person:Canada Gard (1)

Canada Gard
m. 20 Sep 1849
Facts and Events
Name Canada Gard
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1 Oct 1823 Union County, Indiana
Marriage 20 Sep 1849 Preble County, OhioReference number: 930
to Mary Rinehart
Death[1] 6 Oct 1870 Cass County, Indiana
Burial? Walton, Cass Co., Indiana (Miller's Cemetery)
Other[2] bio
  1. 1.0 1.1 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. International Genealogical Index
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  2. Canada Gard (deceased) was one of the most prominent citizens of Cass County, a native of Union County, In. and born Oct 1, 1823, son of Lot and Ann (Vance) Gard. When quite young his parents died, after which sad event he made his home with his cousin, John Gard. His education was obtained in the common schools, and Sept. 20, 1849, he was married to Mary Rinehart, a native of Preble County, Ohio, born March3, 1830, a daughter of David and Magdaline (Fellard) Rinehart. After marriage Mr. Gard resided in Preble County until 1854; then removed to Cass County and settled in section 31, Washington, where he purchased 80 acres of unimproved land, which he cleared and made a home, and resided upon until his death, which occurred Oct 6,1870. He was a self-made man, and his battle against poverty was successful. He was industrious, honest and upright and true to all of life's obligations, and his death was universally mourned, his widow surviving until April 18, 1878. They were the parents of the following children: Hugh I., born Dec 29, 1850; Jacob F., born Sept 16, 1875; David L., born April 11, 1856; Obed C., born March 7, 1859; Lydia M., born Oct 5, 1862; John W., born April 19, 1865; Sarah R., born Sept 15, 1867, died Nov 6, 1884; and Mary E., born Jan2, 1870. After the death of the mother the care of the family devolved on the eldest son, Hugh, who, with hereditary resolution, took up the task so sacredly imposed upon him, and continues to reside upon the home farm. Obed C., the fourth child, was united in marriage with Miss Dilla M. Bridge, a daughter of John and Margaret, and now resides in Young America.