Rhoda Elizabeth Beard

7 January 1877–8 November 1953 (Age 76)
Northam, Western Australia, Australia

The Life of Rhoda Elizabeth

When Rhoda Elizabeth Beard was born on 7 January 1877, in Northam, Western Australia, Australia, her father, Frederick Beard, was 22 and her mother, Ruth Christmass, was 22. She married Henry William Carter on 29 September 1897, in Northam, Western Australia, Australia. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 8 November 1953, in her hometown, at the age of 76, and was buried in Northam Cemetery, Northam, Western Australia, Australia.

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Family Time Line

Henry William Carter
1875–1946
Rhoda Elizabeth Beard
1877–1953
Marriage: 29 September 1897
Iris Muriel Carter
1900–1979
Charles Henry Carter
1902–1961
Frederick Augustus Carter
1905–1955
Norman Carter
1910–1928
Allen Sherlock Carter
1913–1914

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
29 September 1897
Northam, Western Australia, Australia
children

(5)

Parents and Siblings

    Frederick Beard

    Male1854–1926Male

    Ruth Christmass

    Female1854–1936Female

siblings

(8)

    Female1875–1964Female

    Female1877–1953Female

    George Arthur Agustus Beard

    Male1879–Male

    Elsie Ada Beard

    Female1881–1971Female

    Aubert Stephen Beard

    Male1884–Male

+3 More Children

World Events (7)

1892

Age 15

Coolgardie gold-field is discovered.
1901

Age 24

First Federal election.
1901

Age 24

The Australian flag flown for the first time.

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)

  • Rhoda Elizabeth, "Australia Cemetery Inscriptions, 1802-2005"
  • Rhoda Eliz. Carter in entry for Allan Sherlock Carter, "Australia Births and Baptisms, 1792-1981"
  • Rhoda Eliz. Carter in entry for Iris Muriel Carter, "Australia Births and Baptisms, 1792-1981"

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