Jerry Cleveland Beard

Brief Life History of Jerry Cleveland

When Jerry Cleveland Beard was born on 27 October 1949, in Sugartown, Beauregard, Louisiana, United States, his father, Drewey Cleveland Beard, was 29 and his mother, Inez Martin, was 24. He died on 23 February 1985, in his hometown, at the age of 35, and was buried in Blackjack Cemetery, Grant, Allen, Louisiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Drewey Cleveland Beard
1920–1959
Inez Martin
1925–2004
Jerry Cleveland Beard
1949–1985
John Michael Beard
1958–

Sources (5)

  • Jerry Beard, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Jerry C Beard in entry for Mrs Inez Beard Prewitt, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Jerry Claveland Beard, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1950

United States military forces play a leading role against North Korean and Chinese troops in Korean War.

1950 · Start of the Korean War

The Korean War was a civil war between North and South Korea. North Korea had support of China and the Soviet Union while South Korea gained support from the United States. The war broke out as a product of the Cold War because of the different ideologies that each side had for what government is. The fighting stopped when an armistice was signed but no peace treaty was ever established. To some the war is still progressing but it is in a stage of frozen conflict.

1960

Squaw Valley, California, United States hosts Winter Olympic Games.

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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