Enos William Beer

15 May 1875–19 June 1957 (Age 82)
Cambridge, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand

The Life of Enos William

When Enos William Beer was born on 15 May 1875, in Cambridge, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand, his father, Elijah Beer, was 36 and his mother, Ellen Kingdon, was 24. He died on 19 June 1957, in his hometown, at the age of 82.

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Elijah Beer
Ellen Kingdon
Ernest Elijah Beer
Enos William Beer
Jonathan Leonard Beer
Florence Annie Beer
Blanche Felicia Beer

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World Events (7)

1887 · New Zealands's First National Park

Age 12

Tongariro National Park was the sixth national park established in the world and the first in New Zealand. In the center of the park there lies three active volcanic mountains (Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe, and Tongariro). it is home to the famed Tongariro Alpine Crossing day hike and has been recognized as a World Heritage Site for all its natural values.

Age 18

New Zealand becomes world's first country to give women the vote.

Age 32

The country becomes a dominion, or self-governing community, within the British empire.

Name Meaning

1 English (West Country): habitational name from any of the forty or so places in southwestern England called Beer(e) or Bear(e). Most of these derive their names from the West Saxon dative case, beara, of Old English bearu ‘grove’, ‘wood’ (the standard Old English dative bearwe being preserved in Barrow ). Some may be from Old English bǣr ‘swine pasture’.2 North German and Dutch: from Middle Low German bāre, Middle Dutch bēre ‘bear’, applied as a nickname for someone thought to resemble the animal in some way, or as a metonymic occupational name for someone who kept a performing bear. Alternatively, it could have been a habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a bear, or from a Germanic personal name with this as the first element. See also Baer , Bahr .3 Respelling of Swiss German Bier .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Enos William Beer, "New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1966"
  • Enos William Beer, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Enos Beer, "New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1966"

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