Mary Hannah Beard

29 May 1860–17 December 1947 (Age 87)
Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mary Hannah

When Mary Hannah Beard was born on 29 May 1860, in Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Beard Jr., was 23 and her mother, Mary Ann Openshaw, was 36. She married Thomas Birch on 28 March 1878, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in St. Anthony, Fremont, Idaho, United States in 1900 and Wilford, Bingham, Idaho, United States for about 20 years. She died on 17 December 1947, in Rexburg, Madison, Idaho, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Wilford, Fremont, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Birch
1848–1900
Mary Hannah Beard
1860–1947
Marriage: 28 March 1878
James Thomas Birch
1878–1966
Eugene Beard Birch
1881–1881
Leona Birch
1882–1954
Mary Lydia Birch
1885–1962
Melvin Birch
1887–1970
George Lawrence Birch
1889–1973
Albert Henry Birch
1892–1960
Ethel Birch
1895–1979
Edna Irene Birch
1898–1989

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 March 1878Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (3)

    World Events (8)

    1863
    Age 3
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1879
    Age 19
    Historical Boundaries 1879: Oneida, Idaho Territory, United States 1885: Bingham, Idaho Territory, United States 1890: Bingham, Idaho, United States 1893: Fremont, Idaho, United States 1913: Madison, Idaho, United States
    1883
    Age 23
    Historical Boundaries 1883: Bingham, Idaho Territory, United States 1890: Bingham, Idaho, United States 1893: Fremont, Idaho, United States

    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

    Pioneers of 1884 Thomas and Mary Hannah Beard Birch

    PIONEERS OF 1884 THOMAS and MARY HANNAH BEARD BIRCH Thomas Birch was a son of James and Mary Ann Hales Birch and was born at Bromwich, Staffordshire, England June 29, 1848. His father was a moulder …

    Sources (57)

    • Mary H Beard Birch, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Mary H Beard in entry for George L Birch and Florence I Clark, "Utah, Weber County Marriages, 1887-1939"
    • Mary Hannah Beord Birch, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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