Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Eaton and Jessie (Woodford) Agard

Eaton Agard

Eaton Agard b: 1 March 1859 in Dix, Chemung County, New York was the fourth son of Noah and Rebecca Agard.

Eaton married Jessie Woodford in 1888. They had two children with one surviving, a daughter, Louise, born abt. 1894. The couple lived on Grove Street in Elmira, Chemung County, New York for most their married life. Eaton worked as a carpenter on bridgework, and then made templates for bridgework in an iron factory until he was well into his 70s. 

Jessie (Woodford) Agard was the daughter of Asa and Jane Woodford. The Woodfords lived in Hector, Schuyler County, New York, neighbors of the Agard family. Asa and Jane Woodford had five children: James A. b: 1859, Martha A. b: 1863, Jessie M. b: 1865. Nellie G. b: 1878, and Darwin G. b: 1873.[1]

Eaton died 28 September 1939; Jessie (Woodford) Agard died 15 August 1942. They are interred in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, New York.

Louise Agard graduated from Elmira College in 1915 and took the position as private secretary at the college, later as secretary to college president John Balcom Shaw. On 12 June 1920 Louise married Clyde Myers of New York City.

[1] 1880 U.S. Census, Schuyler County, NY, Population Schedule, Hector, P. 382D Asa Woodford, digital image, Ancestry. Com ( ; accessed 20 May 2013, Roll 930, ED 148. NARA T9, 1,454 rolls.

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