Eliza Barnard

Female31 December 1888–5 July 1985

Brief Life History of Eliza

When Eliza Barnard was born on 31 December 1888, in Deering, Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States, her father, Albert D. Barnard, was 53 and her mother, Orissa E Green, was 39. She lived in Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States in 1900. She died on 5 July 1985, at the age of 96, and was buried in Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States.

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Albert D. Barnard
Orissa E Green
Eliza Barnard

Sources (4)

  • Eliza Barnard in household of Albert D Barnard, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Eliza Barnard, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Eliza Barnard, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"

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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

1898 · Sinking of USS Maine

Age 10

During the Cuban War for Independence, the USS Maine had been sent to Havana to look out for the interests of the United States. On February 15, 1898, at approximately 21:40, an explosion on USS Maine was caused by roughly 5 long tons of powder. The front of the ship was demolished and the remains quickly sunk to the bottom of the ocean. 260 men lost their lives in the explosion itself, with at least six more dying afterwards from related injuries. The event kicked off an atmosphere of contention that would eventually lead to the Spanish-American War.

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 28

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

English, Dutch, and French: variant of Bernard and, in North America, (also) an altered form of this. The surname Barnard is very rare in France.

Americanized form of German Bernhard or Bernhardt , and of German, Polish, Czech, and Slovenian Bernard .

History: This name was brought independently to New England by many bearers from the 17th century onward. John Barnard was one of the founders of Hartford, CT, in 1635 (coming from Cambridge, MA with Thomas Hooker). Another John Barnard, born in Boston in 1681, was a Congregational clergyman who served as minister of Marblehead, MA, from 1716 to 1770.

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

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