Burial Place of Bose Ikard

Born a slave in Mississippi Bose Ikard came to Texas as a child with the family of his owner Dr. Milton L. Ikard. He remained as an employee of Dr. Ikard following his emancipation but in 1866 joined a cattle drive to Colorado led by Charles Goodnight and Oliver Loving. Ikard became one of Goodnights best cowboys and a trusted friend. Following his work in the cattle drives Ikard settled in Weatherford. He and his wife Angeline were the parents of six children. When he died in 1929 at age 85 Goodnight had a granite marker erected at his grave. (1990)