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Bose Ikard
Birth: 1859
Death: Jan. 4, 1929

Folk Figure. Born a slave in Noxubee County, Mississippi sometime between 1834 and 1849, he traveled to Texas as a child with the family of his owner, Dr. Milton L. Ikard. He continued to work for Dr. Ikard for a few years following emancipation, but in 1866 joined a cattle drive to Colorado led by Charles Goodnight and Oliver Loving. After Loving was killed by Comanches, Ikard continued to work for Goodnight for several more years and became a trusted friend. Ikard and his wife, Angeline, settled in Weatherford, Texas in 1869; the couple had six children. He developed a reputation for being a man of honor and integrity; Goodnight once said that he trusted Ikard more than any living man. After Ikard's death, Charles Goodnight erected a headstone for him with the inscription: "Served with me four years on Goodnight-Loving trail. Never shirked a duty or disobeyed an order. Rode with me in many stampedes. Participated in three engagements with Comanches. Splendid behavior. -C Goodnight." The Bose Ikard Elementary School in Weatherford, Texas is named in his honor. In 1997 Ikard was inducted into The Texas Trail of Fame. A statue of him can be seen at the Stockyards of Fort Worth. (bio by: Iola) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Angeline Ikard (1862 - 1902)*
 
 Children:
  Saline Ikard Blueford (1879 - 1945)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
City Greenwood Cemetery
Weatherford
Parker County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Mar 04, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 8654
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- Beverly Mahanay~Short❤
 Added: Mar. 26, 2014
On this day in 1929, Bose Ikard died in Austin. Ikard, born a slave in Mississippi in 1843, became one of the most famous black frontiersmen and trail drivers in Texas.
- Carol Hoch
 Added: Jan. 4, 2014
SIR!!! It's said the character Joshua Deets, portrayed by Danny Glover in the Lonesome Dove movie epic, is based on the life of Bose Ikard who actually worked for rancher/trail boss Charles Goodnight.
- Props2u
 Added: Aug. 18, 2013
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