Joseph Edgar Beard

Brief Life History of Joseph Edgar

When Joseph Edgar Beard was born on 24 April 1900, in Henefer, Summit, Utah, United States, his father, William Henry Beard, was 34 and his mother, Charlotte Elizabeth Fawcett, was 33. He married Theresa Edna Jensen on 1 June 1927, in Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in United States in 1949 and Coalville, Summit, Utah, United States in 1950. He died on 1 June 1991, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Edgar Beard
1900–1991
Theresa Edna Jensen
1904–1985
Marriage: 1 June 1927
Margery Louise Beard
1928–2018
Katherine Elaine Beard
1931–2012
Darlene Elizabeth Beard
1933–2018
Melvin Joseph Beard
1937–2008

Sources (29)

  • Joseph E Beard, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Unknown, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
  • Joseph Edgar Beard, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

1901 · The Daughters of Utah Pioneers

The Daughters of Utah Pioneers was organized by Annie Taylor Hyde after she invited a group of fifty-four women to her home to find ways to recognize names and achievements of the men, women and children who were the pioneers. They followed the lead of other national lineage societies, such as the Daughters of the American Revolution. They were legally incorporated in 1925.

1927

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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.

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New Zealand Temple Mission

Grandpa and Grandma Beard were called to serve a Mission to the New Zealand Temple. This would be their second mission to New Zealand so Grandma was a seasoned traveler. On this trip once they arrived …

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