Monroe Arthur Beard

29 November 1878–October 1962 (Age 83)
Bassett, Chickasaw, Iowa, United States

The Life of Monroe Arthur

When Monroe Arthur Beard was born on 29 November 1878, in Bassett, Chickasaw, Iowa, United States, his father, Jacob Pierce Beard, was 26 and his mother, Ema R. King, was 23. He married Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Rodamaker on 24 December 1906, in Mason City, Cerro Gordo, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Rusk, Wisconsin, United States in 1920 and Charles City, Floyd, Iowa, United States for about 5 years. He died in October 1962, in Iowa, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Rowley Hill Cemetery, Bassett, Chickasaw, Iowa, United States.

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Monroe Arthur Beard
Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Rodamaker
Marriage: 24 December 1906
Katherin Estelle Beard
Arthur Henry Beard
Clara Elizabeth Beard

Spouse and Children


    Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Rodamaker


24 December 1906
Mason City, Cerro Gordo, Iowa, United States


    Katherin Estelle Beard


    Arthur Henry Beard


    Clara Elizabeth Beard


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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 5

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 22

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

English:1. nickname for a bearded man (Middle English, Old English beard). To be clean-shaven was the norm in non-Jewish communities in northwestern Europe from the 12th to the 16th century, the crucial period for surname formation. There is a place name and other evidence to show that this word was used as a byname in the Old English period, when beards were the norm; in this period the byname would have referred to a large or noticeable beard. As an American surname, this name has absorbed cognates and equivalents in other languages, in particular German Bart . 2. habitational name from a place in Derbyshire, which derives its name by dissimilation from Old English brerd ‘rim’, ‘bank’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Monroe Beard in household of Esther Silsbee, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Monroe A Beard, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Monroe Beard in household of Jacob Beard, "United States Census, 1880"

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