Mary Elizabeth Bearden

1922–6 July 2010 (Age 88)
Montgomery, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Bearden was born in 1922, in Montgomery, Tennessee, United States, her father, James Oscar Bearden, was 19 and her mother, Clara Baggett, was 18. She married Wilson I.B. McWhorter on 23 December 1939, in Montgomery, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Civil District 9, Robertson, Tennessee, United States in 1940. She died on 6 July 2010, in Montgomery, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 88.

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Family Time Line

Wilson I.B. McWhorter
Mary Elizabeth Bearden
Marriage: 23 December 1939
Peggy Jo McWhorter

Spouse and Children

23 December 1939
Montgomery, Tennessee, United States


    Peggy Jo McWhorter


Parents and Siblings

    James Oscar Bearden


    Clara Baggett




World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1931 · The Parthenon is Built

Age 9

In 1931, a full scale replica of the Parthenon in Greece was erected in Nashville, Tennessee. The Parthenon was meant to be temporary, but became a permanent part of Tennessee culture. It also has a replica of the statue of Athena the Goddess of War.At the same time a city over Memphis built  giant pyramid replica to remind everyone what the city was named for. 
1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 23

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

Name Meaning

Possibly an English habitational name, a variant of Barden , or from places in Devon and Cornwall called Beardon, from Old English burh ‘manor’ + dūn ‘hill’. In the British Isles the surname is now rare occurring chiefly in Kent.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Mary E Mcwhorter in household of Wilson Mcwhorter, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary E Bearden in household of Oscar J Bearden, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary Eliz Bearden, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"

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