Bevington Close

Place Name: Bevington Close, Bevington Place

Feature Type (Year Approved): Road (1992), Road (1992)

Name Origins: Commemorative


English: locative name from either of two places called Bevington (Warwicks, England or Gloucs, England).

From: Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

Cultural Affiliation: English

Gender: Male

Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie

George E. Bevington (1876-1965) was one of the founders of the United Farmers of Alberta (UFA) in 1909. Born in Missouri, Bevington came to Alberta in 1893, homesteading with his family near Bruderheim. Bevington later bought land at Winterburn where he farmed for over 40 years. He was an advocate of monetary reform and testified before Parliament in 1922. In 1955 he was made a life member of the UFA. Bevington Close is in the Breckenridge Greens neighbourhood.

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