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
Rhoda Elizabeth Beard
Marriage: 29 September 1897
Iris Muriel Carter
Charles Henry Carter
Frederick Augustus Carter
Norman Carter
Allen Sherlock Carter

Spouse and Children

29 September 1897
Northam, Western Australia, Australia


Parents and Siblings

    Frederick Beard


    Ruth Christmass






    George Arthur Agustus Beard


    Elsie Ada Beard


    Aubert Stephen Beard


+3 More Children

World Events (7)


Age 15

Coolgardie gold-field is discovered.

Age 24

First Federal election.

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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