Julia Arselia Beard

Brief Life History of Julia Arselia

When Julia Arselia Beard was born on 23 February 1861, in Brazil, Clay, Indiana, United States, her father, Jesse Beard, was 25 and her mother, Sarah Smith, was 19. She married William Henry Oaks on 25 January 1881, in Elk, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Greenfield Township, Elk, Kansas, United States in 1880 and Parsons, Labette, Kansas, United States in 1900. She died on 16 May 1919, at the age of 58.

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William Henry Oaks
Julia Arselia Beard
Marriage: 25 January 1881
Carey Melvin Oaks
Myrtle May Oaks

Sources (7)

  • Julia A Beard in household of Jessee Beard, "Kansas State Census, 1875"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Julia Arselia Beard - Individual or family possessions: birth: 23 February 1861; Brazil, Clay, Indiana, United States
  • Miss Julia A Beard, "Kansas County Marriages, 1855-1911"

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


Historical Boundaries: 1870: Howard, Kansas, United States 1875: Elk, Kansas, United States

1877 · Nicodemus is Founded

The town of Nicodemus was founded by African-American migrants from Kansas in 1877.

Name Meaning


nickname for a bearded man (from Middle English berd, 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 placename 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. In North America, this surname has absorbed cognates and equivalents in other languages, in particular German Barth 1.

habitational name from a place called Beard in Derbyshire (now represented by Beard Hall and Beardwood Farms in New Mills parish), 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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