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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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  Angeline Ikard (1862 - 1902)*
  Saline Ikard Blueford (1879 - 1945)*
  Easter Ikard (1884 - 1885)*
  Annie May Ikard (1896 - 1901)*
*Calculated relationship
City Greenwood Cemetery
Parker County
Texas, USA
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Record added: Mar 04, 2000
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- Anne LittletonGohmannIngramFordHinesMcAlisterHold
 Added: Jul. 31, 2017

- Rio girl 2
 Added: Jun. 22, 2017
Nary a mention of this gentleman that I can recall in any of my Texas history books. That's a shame. Rest in peace, Mr. Ikard.
- AFMSgtRet
 Added: Jan. 8, 2017
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