(April 17, 1890 – January 4, 1931)
Acord, born Arthemus Ward Acord was an American silent film actor and rodeo
champion. Born to Mormon parents in Glenwood, Utah, as a young man Acord worked as a cowboy and ranch hand.
He won the Steer Bulldogging world championship in
1912 and repeated as champion in 1916, defeating challenger and friend
Art Acord died in Chihuahua, Mexico, aged 40, on
January 4, 1931 from cyanide poisoning and complications related to
hepatitis. Official Mexican records called it a suicide, but
some of Acord's friends over the years insisted that he had been
murdered by a Mexican politician who had caught Acord having an affair
with his wife.
He was interred in the Forest Lawn
Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California.
Plot: Vale of