Roy Edward Beard

20 August 1920–2 November 2009 (Age 89)
New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand

The Life of Roy Edward

When Roy Edward Beard was born on 20 August 1920, in New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand, his father, Ivor Ernest Beard, was 36 and his mother, Florence Ivy Connett, was 30. He married Nola Martha Nation on 8 January 1949, in Taranaki, Taranaki, New Zealand. He died on 2 November 2009, in his hometown, at the age of 89.

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Roy Edward Beard
Nola Martha Nation
Marriage: 8 January 1949

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8 January 1949
Taranaki, Taranaki, New Zealand

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World Events (8)

1923 · New Zealand's Claim to Antartica

Age 3

The Ross Dependency is a New Zealand dependency located on the Antarctician Continent. It is the only settlement on the Antartica that is claimed by a sovereign nation. New Zealand still owns claim even after the Antarctic Treaty that was signed in 1959 by 11 other nations. 

Age 19

WWII. Troops from New Zealand see action in Europe, North Africa and the Pacific during World War II.

Age 27

New Zealand gains full independence from Britain.

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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  • Legacy NFS Source: Roy Edward Beard - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Roy Edward Beard

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