Fannie Jane Beard

28 May 1855–7 February 1933 (Age 77)
At Sea

The Life Summary of Fannie Jane

When Fannie Jane Beard was born on 28 May 1855, in At Sea, her father, William Beard, was 57 and her mother, Mary Matilda Holt, was 26. She married Frederick John Collings on 13 December 1872, in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 7 daughters. She died on 7 February 1933, in Rose, Bingham, Idaho, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Frederick John Collings
Fannie Jane Beard
Marriage: 13 December 1872
Mary Jane Collings
Sarah Louisa Collings
Lydia Ann Collings
Emma Rozeltha Collings
Lottie Collings
Nora Collings
Hannah Matilda Collings
Fredrick J Collings
Albert Fuller Collings

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 December 1872Springville, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 8
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    Age 10
    Historical Boundaries 1865: Called Taylor's Crossing, Oneida, Idaho Territory, United States 1866: Named changed to Eagle Rock, Oneida, Idaho Territory, United States 1885: Still Eagle Rock, Bingham, Idaho Territory, United States 1891: Renamed Idaho Falls, Bingham, Idaho, United States 1911: Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States
    1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.
    Age 21
    The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

    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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    Don Walter Mangum

    I was born July 25, 1880 in Washinton County, Utah. I am the son of John Arnold Mangum & Mary Ellen Crow. There are two children in the family older than me. They are William Orin and Mary Jan …

    Sources (50)

    • Fanny Baird in household of Wm Baird, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Fanny Beard in entry for Fred June Collings Senior and Melissa Wilson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Fanny Beard in entry for Hannah M Jennings, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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