Stephen Beard

16 March 1839–15 January 1905 (Age 65)
Dukinfield, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Stephen

When Stephen Beard was born on 16 March 1839, in Dukinfield, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Beard, was 24 and his mother, Ellen Elizabeth Clark, was 24. He married Emma Lee on 6 February 1859, in Longdendale, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Summit, Utah, United States in 1880 and Castle Rock, Summit, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 15 January 1905, in Henefer, Summit, Utah, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Henefer, Summit, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Stephen Beard
Mary Ann Roberts
Marriage: 22 June 1863
John Roberts Beard
William Henry Beard
Ira Alma Beard
George Thomas Beard
Jeremiah James Beard
David Edgar Beard
Octavus Serenus Beard

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 June 1863Henefer, Summit, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1854 · St. George's Hall
    Age 15
    In 1854, St. George's Hall was completed. The site that it sits on is were the Liverpool Infirmary was previously located. The hall was built for entertainment.
    1859 · Lancashire Rifle Volunteers
    Age 20
    The Lancashire Rifle Volunteers started in the eighteenth century. Those that fought in the militia were selected by ballot. They were formed because of threat due to the Revolutionary War and the Napoleonic War.

    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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    THOMAS BEARD HISTORY. Written by Margery B. Bitter, 1997*. Source: DUP Pioneer History Archive. . Born: 3 October 1814 in Caulir Frith, Derbyshire, England. Died: 7 December 1881 in Coalville, S …

    Sources (41)

    • Stephen Beard in household of Thomas Beard, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Stephen Beard, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Stephen Beard in entry for Jane Carter Beard, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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