Beaverton Historical Society
Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
Andrew Bryan Oard

   ANDREW BRYAN OARD---Private Andrew Bryan Oard died at the Base hospital camp, Camp Custer, Oct. 9, 1918, of Spanish influenza, followed by pneumonia. His father, Andrew J. Oard, and brother Boyd Oard, were with him when he died. The body was brought to Winegar Saturday, Oct. 12, and taken to his home at Arbutus, where services were held Monday afternoon, Oct. 14, conducted by Rev. J. H. Cornelius.

  Andrew Bryan Oard was born in Putnam county, Ohio, Dec. 15, 1896, In the spring of 1911 he came with his parents to Arbutus, their present home. He was called to serve his country Aug. 29, and left for Camp Custer Aug. 30, where he succumbed to the fatal epidemic.

  He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew J. Oard, two brothers, Boyd Oard of Gladwin and James at home, and three sisters, Bertha Mullen and Irene Moekey, and Lydia of Montana, besides a host of friends and relatives to mourn the loss of "Billie," as he was known. He was always willing to lend a helping hand wherever needed. One sister, Jennie Belle, preceded him to the better world.

  Darling Billie he has left us,

  And our grief we cannot tell,

  But we know the Saviour took him,

  And He doeth all things well. .

{Note: Actual Recorded Date of Death is: 10/9/1918. Name: Andrew Bryan Oard}
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Arbutus Cemetery, Gladwin, MI
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Gladwin County Record, Gladwin, MI
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January 2005
Tom Ladner
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