Ethel A Beard

February 1879–11 August 1936 (Age 57)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Ethel A

When Ethel A Beard was born in February 1879, in Tennessee, United States, her father, Charles Beard, was 51 and her mother, Hannah Stepp, was 46. She married Eden Brewer Gaines on 2 March 1900, in Giles, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Civil District 18, Giles, Tennessee, United States for about 10 years. She died on 11 August 1936, in Salem, Russell, Alabama, United States, at the age of 57.

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Eden Brewer Gaines
Ethel A Beard
Marriage: 2 March 1900
William Henry Gaines

Spouse and Children

    Eden Brewer Gaines



2 March 1900
Giles, Tennessee, United States


Parents and Siblings


    Hannah Stepp




    Mollie Beard


    Silas Beard


    Elizabeth S. Beard


    Margaret Beard


    Henrietta Catharine Beard


+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 3

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1895 · Alabama State Flag is Adopted

Age 16

Alabama adopted its state flag on February 16, 1895. Act 383 of the Alabama state legislature states, “The flag of the State of Alabama shall be a crimson cross of St. Andrew on a field of white.”

Name Meaning

English:1. nickname for a bearded man (Middle English, 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 place name 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. As an American surname, this name has absorbed cognates and equivalents in other languages, in particular German Bart . 2. habitational name from a place in Derbyshire, 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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Sources (3)

  • Ethel Glover in household of Jim Glover, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ethel Gaines in household of Edin B Gaines, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Etha A Beard in entry for William Henry Gaines, "Tennessee Death Records, 1914-1963"

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