Miles Beard's mother, a Hoosier school teacher:

Miles Beard's mother, Bernice Griffith Beard, in the 1940s.
She was born Bernice Griffith in 1891.
In 1916 she married George Irvin Beard.
She was the mother of
Miles Griffith Beard, born 1918, died 2006;
Max Irvin Beard, born 1920, died 1988; and
Bruce Williard Beard, born 1921, died 1990.
Bernice died in 1955.