Thomas Beard Jr.

14 December 1836–23 December 1917 (Age 81)
Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Thomas

When Thomas Beard Jr. was born on 14 December 1836, in Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Beard, was 22 and his mother, Ellen Elizabeth Clark, was 22. He married Mary Ann Openshaw on 5 June 1859, in Taxal, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Yeardsley cum Whaley, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Fernilee, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom in 1861. He died on 23 December 1917, in Coalville, Summit, Utah, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Coalville Cemetery, Coalville, Summit, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Beard Jr.
1836–1917
Mahaleth Abiah Tanner
1867–1933
Marriage: 27 June 1884
John Tanner Beard
1887–1922
Lydia Jane Beard
1890–1965
Annie Lily Beard
1893–1928
George Thomas Beard
1897–1979
Stephen T Beard
1899–1899
Susan Ellen Beard
1901–1902
Aaron Beard
1902–1974
Mary Ann Elizebeth Beard
1904–1991
Edward Chauncey Beard
1905–1960

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 June 1884Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1843
    Age 7
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1846
    Age 10
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1863
    Age 27
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: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.

    Possible Related Names

    Bardwell
    Barth
    Bard
    Bearb

    Story Highlight

    Life Sketch of Thomas Beard Jr.

    LIFE SKETCH OF THOMAS BEARD Son of Thomas and Ellen Elizabeth Clark Beard written by himself in 1909 When I was a boy about 15 years old, I knew a man called Timothy Beard. He played the fiddle and …

    Sources (64)

    • Tom Beard in entry for Unknown, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • Thomas Beard, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • Thomas Beard in entry for Aaron Beard and Edna Elizabeth Birch, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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