George Henry Beard

5 July 1879–16 June 1954 (Age 74)
Clay, Georgia, United States

The Life of George Henry

When George Henry Beard was born on 5 July 1879, in Clay, Georgia, United States, his father, John Taylor Beard, was 30 and his mother, Mary Frances Bell, was 27. He married Hattie Leona Thompson on 15 November 1903, in Clay, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Arlington, Calhoun, Georgia, United States in 1920 and Crosland, Colquitt, Georgia, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1898. He died on 16 June 1954, in Colquitt, Georgia, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Moultrie, Colquitt, Georgia, United States.

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George Henry Beard
Hattie Leona Thompson
Marriage: 15 November 1903
Rollin Fletcher Beard
Hilda Louise Beard
Olin Harold Beard

Spouse and Children


    Hattie Leona Thompson


15 November 1903
Clay, Georgia, United States


Parents and Siblings

    John Taylor Beard





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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

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.

Age 15

Historical Boundaries: 1894: Colquitt, Georgia, United States
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 21

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)

  • Henry Beard, "United States Census, 1940"
  • George Henry Beard, "United States Census, 1910"
  • George Beard in household of J T Beard, "United States Census, 1880"

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