Minnie Elizabeth Beard

Female7 November 1898–14 May 1966

Brief Life History of Minnie Elizabeth

When Minnie Elizabeth Beard was born on 7 November 1898, in Henderson, Rusk, Republic of Texas, her father, Thomas Monroe Beard, was 25 and her mother, Lucy Weatherford, was 23. She lived in Justice Precinct 1, Rusk, Texas, United States in 1900. She died on 14 May 1966, in Kilgore, Gregg, Texas, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Kilgore, Gregg, Texas, United States.

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  • Minnie Beard in household of Th* M Beard, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Minnie Elizabeth Lawrence, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • Minnie E Beard in household of Thomas M B?Ard, "United States Census, 1910"

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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 3

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 18

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning


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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