Edgar Rockwell Bernard

Male4 March 1853–16 October 1937

Brief Life History of Edgar Rockwell

When Edgar Rockwell Bernard was born on 4 March 1853, in Lowell, Washington, Ohio, United States, his father, Edwin Bernard, was 34 and his mother, Clarissa Clara H. Rockwell, was 23. He married Emma J. Butler on 3 June 1876, in Seneca, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Attica, Venice Township, Seneca, Ohio, United States in 1900 and Venice Township, Seneca, Ohio, United States for about 10 years. He died on 16 October 1937, in Attica, Seneca, Ohio, United States, at the age of 84.

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Family Time Line

Edgar Rockwell Bernard
1853–1937
Emma J. Butler
1857–1937
Marriage: 3 June 1876
Edgar Jay Bernard
1877–1910
Effie Bernard
1879–1964
Clyde Butler Bernard
1882–1973

Sources (22)

  • Edgar R Bernard in household of Edwin Bernard, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Edgar R. Bernard, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Edger Rockwell Bernard, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 June 1876Seneca, Ohio, United States
  • Children (3)

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    World Events (8)

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

    Age 4

    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

    1863

    Age 10

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 22

    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: French Armand, Emile, Jacques, Marcel, Pierre, Andre, Lucien, Normand, Henri, Michel, Cecile, Gabrielle.

    English, Scottish, French, Walloon, Breton, Dutch, German, Polish, Czech, Slovenian, West Indian (mainly Haiti), and African (mainly Tanzania): from the personal name Bernard, from an ancient Germanic name, composed of the elements ber(n) ‘bear’ + hard ‘brave, hardy, strong’ (see Bernhard ). It was borne by several Christian saints, including Saint Bernard of Menthon (923–1008), founder of Alpine hospices and patron saint of mountaineers, whose cult accounts for the frequency of the name in Alpine regions. The popularity of the personal name was also greatly increased by virtue of its having been borne by Saint Bernard of Clairvaux (c. 1090–1153), founder and abbot of the Cistercian monastery at Clairvaux. In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, e.g. Italian Bernardo . Bernard is the second most frequent surname in France. Compare Barnard , Benore , and Burnor .

    History: The first documented bearer of this name in Canada was from the Lorraine region of France. He is recorded in Quebec City, QC, in 1666 as Jean Bernard. He and some of his descendants were dit Anse or Hanse, presumably because his original forename was Hans (German equivalent of French Jean). — The Bernard families of LA have origins in France, Acadia, the West Indies, and Germany. — This surname is listed in the (US) National Huguenot Society's register of qualified Huguenot ancestors and also in the similar register of the Huguenot Society of South Carolina.

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

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