BENJAMIN K. CHARD
The Erie Record, Friday, Jan. 9, 1914,
Vol. XXXVIII, No. 2
PIONEER AND SOLDIER DEAD
B. K. Chard, Honored
Grant, Died Last Friday.
B. K. Chard, pioneer citizen of
Grant township, died at his home, Friday, January 2, 1914, following a short
spell of sickness. The deceased was 77 years old and since ’67 has made
his home up in Grant where he settled when coming to Kansas from Illinois.
The deceased was at all times a
good citizen and his friends are numbered by the hundreds over the county.
During the war he fought with the Union army being a private in Co. G, 84th
Ill., and since coming to Kansas he has always taken an active part in the
annual old soldiers reunions held in this county. He was a Mason and has
belonged to the local lodge for many years. In his death Neosho county has
lost an honored and worthy citizen. Funeral services were held at Bethel
Sunday, and were conducted by Rev. Roy Burt of St. Paul. Burial was made
in the Erie cemetery and the burial services were in charge of the local Masonic
The following children survive the late B. K. Chard; Mrs. Alec Tredway, Will and Frank Chard, all of the Grant township and Mrs. Geo. A. Walters of Seaton, Ill.