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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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- DENA ANN
 Added: Jun. 22, 2014
Inspiration for character Joshua Deets in Larry McMurtry's LONESOME DOVE. Played by Danny Glover in classic mini series of the same name.
-Anonymous
 Added: Jun. 10, 2014

- Beverly Mahanay~Short❤
 Added: Mar. 26, 2014
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