Irene Beard

5 July 1909–22 January 2000 (Age 90)
Indiana, United States

The Life of Irene

When Irene Beard was born on 5 July 1909, in Indiana, United States, her father, John H. Beard, was 41 and her mother, Hattie E Bradley, was 38. She married Frank A Splady on 16 April 1926, in Vigo, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Vincennes, Knox, Indiana, United States in 1920 and East Chicago, Lake, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. She died on 22 January 2000, in Highland, North Township, Lake, Indiana, United States, at the age of 90.

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Family Time Line

Frank A Splady
Irene Beard
Marriage: 16 April 1926
Marshall Splady

Spouse and Children

    Frank A Splady



16 April 1926
Vigo, Indiana, United States


    Marshall Splady


Parents and Siblings


    Hattie E Bradley




    Sherman Beard


    Jesse Elmer Beard


    Herman W. Beard




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World Events (8)

1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 1

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.
1910 · The Mann Act

Age 1

This Act makes engaging in transport of any woman for any immoral purpose, prostitution, illegal. Its primary intent was to address prostitution, immorality, and human trafficking, particularly where trafficking was for the purposes of prostitution.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 26

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

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)

  • Elsie Splady in household of John Beard, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elcie Beard in household of John Beard, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Elsie Splady in household of Frank Splady, "United States Census, 1930"

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