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BIRD, Mrs.

[Partial obituary - introductory content is missing] Mrs. Bird joined the Addison Methodist Episcopal Church in 1854 under the pastorate of Rev. M.M. Eaton, and has always remained a member there. The funeral services were held at the home on Thursday at 11 a.m., January 27, 1910, in charge of her pastor, Rev. E.W. Kelley and assisted by Rev. Albert K. Travis. The interment was in the Addison Cemetery, the remains being laid to rest by the side of her husband. She leaves to mourn her departure, besides many friends, the following children: Ellsworth and Robert, Sabetha, Kansas; Mrs. Mary Laub, Tarentum, Pa.; Mrs. Lavinia Nedrow, Somerfield, Pa.; Andrew L., Mrs. Dora Bell Yeagley, Perry and Ida, of town, the last two residing with the deceased. She leaves also 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Frazee of Somerfield, and a brother John, out West. This estimable lady has lived a long, happy, useful life, and it cannot be said of many that they were members of the church in good standing for 56 years. She was always delighted to have her pastor come in at any time and visit and talk about the work of the church, and this pleasure was accentuated since she became a "shut in". She has gone to a well-earned rest, and the "News" recognizing this, extends its heartfelt sympathy with the family at the same time enjoying with the bereaved a similar hope of eternal peace and rest after passing over the waters and through the valley of the shadow.
[abt. January 27, 1910; Unknown Source]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 15, 2017

BIRD, Albert (abridged)

The heavy veil of sorrow entered the hearts of hundreds of friends throughout Llano and adjoining counties on last Friday morning as the sad message was conveyed that Albert Bird was dead, having passed away that morning at 8:30 o'clock after an illness of several weeks duration. Mr. Bird was born in Wilson county on December 22, 1876, the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Bird, who came to this county when Albert was but three years of age. They were among the early settlers and during the pioneer days when deceased was but a lad, they planned and toiled for those better conditions throughout the Hill Country. [This next paragraph is extremely difficult to read: On June 2?, 18??, he was married to Miss Gertrude Scott of Llano. Besides the wife, one daughter Alberta . . next five lines are blacked out] Strong in his convictions, Albert Bird will be missed by those who had known him so long and so well. The funeral service, which was held at the Six Mile cemetery, was attended by one of the largest assemblages of relatives and friends ever witnessed in this county. It was conducted by Rev. T. O. Rorie, Jr., who in his address paid tribute to the man for his loyalty and convictions. Immediately after the service, interment was made under the direction of Miles Buttery, local undertaker, while the pall bearers were Clyde Buttery, Albert Ricketson, Milton Ricketson, Elmon Stewart, J. D. Slator and Holmes Moss. The grief stricken wife, daughter and other relatives have the profound sympathy of all friends in their dark hour of sorrow, yet may comfort be theirs as they reflect upon the assurance that the loved one is forever free from the toils and cares of this life, and while the body rests in peace, the soul awaits their coming in the great beyond.

[Source Unknown]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 1, 2017

BIRD, Alexander

dob May 21, 1833; Addison, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death:  Apr. 11, 1908, Clinton, DeWitt County, Illinois, USA
About six o'clock when Mrs. Roy Brittin went into the kitchen at her home, she found Alexander Bird lying on the floor dead. The neighbors were notified and a doctor called who said death had been about six hours before. Mr. Bird lived in the southwest part of Clinton; about two months ago he fell and injured his hip. He became able to go about his home and most of the time to his bed. Tuesday of last week he was able to ride to the polls to vote and seemed to be enjoying life. Friday he was more thoughtful than usual, and had little to say. About seven o'clock he retired and was not seen again alive. About 10:30 when Mr. Brittin returned home he heard Mr. Bird walking in his room, but thought nothing of it, as he often heard him up during the night. The doctors said he had been dead about six hours. It is thought that soon after Mr. Brittin retired he began preparing to take his life. He had secured a razor he used when a young man,  but had not used it for several years., and went to the kitchen where he took the butcher knife from a drawer. He sat in a chair beside a table and laid his crutches on the table. With the razor he had made two small cuts on his neck, and one about seven inches long across his throat. When he was found the razor was on the table, and he was lying on the floor. He left no letter explaining why he had decided to end his life, but it is thought he had become despondent over his condition and resolved to end it all. Alexander Bird was born in Pennsylvania, May 21, 1833, and went to Ohio in 1855. June 4, 1857, he was married to Elvira Roby. They came to Illinois in near 1869, and lived in Moultrie county a few months. They then came to De Witt county and lived in Harp township two years. They then moved to Nixon (?) township where they later bought 120 acres of land, which they occupied until five years ago when they bought a home in Clinton, and moved here. August 21 Mrs. Bird passed away, but Mr. Bird had continued Clinton as his home, having some family live in his house with whom he boarded. After he was crippled by the fall his son, A. J. Bird was with him over a month but never heard him intimate that he would take his life, and no one else had. Deceased was a faithful member of the Baptist church, and a regular attendant at church when able to go. Politically he was a Democrat, and was much interested in his party's success. He was a good man in every way. He is survived by nine of his eleven children as follows: W. F. and G. W. Bird of Greely, Col.; Derreck of Lany; A. J. of Weldon; J. M. of Albany, Mo.; J. H. of Birkbeck; Taylor of Decatur; Mrs. J. G. Myers and Mrs. E. J. Bennett of Creek township. The remains were taken to Weldon Tuesday where the funeral was held in the church at ten o'clock, conducted by Rev. G. W. Ballinger, of Tremont, Ill. Burial in Woodlawn cemetery.
April 11, 1908; no source noted
Findagrave Memorial #72923403
(Courtesy of Gene Brierly/transcribed by Genie)
Posted January 26, 2017

BIRD, Alfred

Alfred Bird, aged 93, died at his home in Addison Twp., near Listonburg, early Sunday morning. He had been in poor health for a number of years. His wife, Lizzie (Smith) and five children - Arthur of Clarksburg, W.Va.; William, Somerset; Lloyd, Berlin R.D. 3; Mrs. Arthur Miller, Rockwood, and Glenn, at home - survive. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. in the Rishebarger funeral home at Addison. Interment was made in the St. Paul Cemetery, Addison Twp.
[Unknown Source]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 11, 2017



BIRD, Andrew J

dob Feb. 14, 1862; Picakaway County OH
dod Dec. 28, 1932, Clinton, DeWitt Co. Il.
A. J. Bird died suddenly of acute indigestion sometime Thursday at the home of his brother-in-law, E. J. Bennett, near Lane. He was found Thursday afternoon by relatives. How long he had been dead is not known. He was born February 14, 1862, in Ohio and moved with his parents to Illinois in 1863. Mr. Bird is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Frank and George Bird, Colorado; James Bird, Missouri; Dora and Emma Bird, Clinton. Funeral services were held Monday at Rossere funeral home and burial was made in Weldon cemetery.
The Wilson Record, January 6, 1933
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 26, 2017



BIRD, Rev. Andrew Jackson

Rev. Andrew Jackson Bird, former presiding elder of the Franklin and Somerset districts of the United Evangelical Church, died Monday in the Memorial Hospital, Johnstown. The interment will take place tomorrow at Somerset.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, May 19, 1915
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 26, 2017

BIRD, Rev. Andrew Jackson

The Reverend Andrew Jackson Bird, pastor of the Calvary Evangelical Church of Johnstown and a former presiding elder of the Franklin and Somerset districts, died in the Memorial Hospital on Sunday afternoon of cancer of the stomach after a half year's illness. Three months ago he gave up his work and underwent an operation in Pittsburgh, but he gradually grew worse. Born near Confluence, Aug. 5, 1855, the Rev. Mr. Bird was a son of the late Noah Bird, a Mexican War veteran. He attended the public schools near Confluence and later entered Indiana State Normal, where he prepared for teaching, which he followed until about 1880 when he was admitted to the Pittsburgh conference of the Evangelical Church. Besides his mother, Mrs. Mary Bird, of Confluence, he is survived by his wife and one son, Rev. H. H. Bird, of  Springfield, Ohio.
Meyersdale Commercial, May 20, 1915
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 1, 2017



BIRD, Andrew L.

Andrew L. Bird, 80, of Confluence, died in the Price Hospital Tuesday. He had been ill for some time and was admitted to the hospital on Thursday. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Basil Bird and was one of 11 children. He was born in Addison township and lived there and in Confluence all of his life. He was a member of the Methodist Church and of the Men's Bible Class. His wife, Mrs. Mary Show Bird, died six years ago. A daughter, Mrs. June Peterson of Scottdale, and four grandchildren survive. Funeral services were held today at 2:30 at the home with the Rev. Alden J. Allen, D.D., officiating. Burial under the direction of Samuel Black, in the Addison cemetery.
[No known source or date of publication]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 26, 2017



BIRD, Rev. Dr. Andrew Reid

The Rev. Dr. Andrew Reid Bird, 79, pastor of the Church of the Pilgrims at 22nd and P sts. nw, for 45 years, died yeterday at George Washington University Hospital. The Presbyterian minister who once said, "If I had a hundred lives to live, I'd want to spend all of them in the ministry," retired in 1955. As an undergraduate at Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Bird had favored law for his career, but by his senior year had changed his mind and went instead to Union Theological Seminary in Richmond. Soon after Dr. Bird came to Washington in 1910 he conducted a campaign for Presbyterian churches of the South to present a church to the National's Capital that would be a place of worship for visitors as well as Washingtonians. The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church designated the Church of the Pilgrims as a representative church for the denomination in Washington. The names of the contributing churches are recorded on the pews of the sanctuary. His crusade for "an earnest Christian atmosphere" in Washington did not stop with construction of the church. He was one of the founders of the Washington Federation of Churches (now the Council of Churches, National Capital Area). With a group of Protestant, Catholic and Jewish leaders, he also helped organize the Committee on Religious Life in the Nation's Capital. Mr. Bird is survived by his wife Lisette M.; two sons, the Rev. Dr. Andrew R. Bird, Jr., Huntington, W. Va., and Walter, of Washington; a daughter, Imogen Preston, Los Altos, Calif; 10 grandchildren, and a brother.
[No known source or date of publication]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 26, 2017



BIRD, Arthur Clayton

Arthur Clayton Bird, 45, died suddenly at his home, 1029 Johnson street, at 3:15 o'clock this morning. Death was due to heart trouble. Mr. Bird had been in apparently good health yesterday, going to his work at the Wambaugh garage as usual. When he was suddenly taken ill this morning, his wife called a doctor, but medical aid arrived too late. Mr. Bird was born in Elkhart on May 27, 1883, the son of John and Elizabeth Bird. He was married to Grace Hummell of Elkhart in 1906, and had lived all his life here. He is survived by his widow, his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Bird, 1013 Johnson street. Funeral services will be held at the home of Mrs. Elizabeth Bird, 1013 Johnson street, at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon, the Rev. H. W. White of the Second United Brethren church officiating. Burial will be in Grace Lawn cemetery.
[No known source or date of publication]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 26, 2017



BIRD, Basil

Basil Bird, one of the oldest and best known citizens of Addison township, died Thursday, February 14th, at his late residence, near Petersburg. He had been sick for a long time, having been confined to his home for the past two years. He was connected with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows for more than half a century, and members of that society conducted the funeral services. He is survived by his wife and nine children.
The Somerset Herald, February 27, 1901
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 26, 2017

BIRD, Mrs. Beatrice Clausen

Beatrice Bird, 74, of 16298 Ceres St., Fontana, died Friday in a Fontana hospital. She was born in Elkhart, Ind., and was a 30-year Fontana resident. She was a member of A.S.R.P. #555 of Fontana and the Old Timers Club. Survivors include a son, Charles, of Marionette, Wis.; two daughters, Betty Wagner of Fontana and Millicent Prytz of Long Beach; a brother George Clausen of Middlebury, Ind.; a sister, Alice Reber, of Fontana; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services will be at 10 tomorrow morning in Ingold Chapel. Burial will be private.
Published in the Sun Telegraph, San Bernardino, CA
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 22, 2017



BIRD, (child) Miss Blanche

This community was shocked on Tuesday morning when Blanche, the eldest daughter of Samuel Bird, died, this being the second death at that home in 48 hours. The friends and neighbors are doing all that can be done to help the bereaved parents. Three more children are very low with the measles and pneumonia but are some better at this writing.
[No known source or date of publication]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 26, 2017

BIRD, Charles

Charles Bird, who has been sick for several days, died at his home in Northeast Elkhart this morning at 9 o'clock.
The Elkhart Review, April 23, 1896

NB: Date on card is different from grave marker.
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 1, 2017



BIRD, Charles E.

Charles E. Bird, Sr., 76, of N5806 Highway 180, Marinette, passed away on Sunday morning, April 9, 2006, at Bay Area Medical Center. He was born on March 5, 1930, in Chesterton, Ind., to Bernard and Beatrice (Clausen) Bird. He graduated from San Bernardino High School while living in Fontana, Calif. He served in the United States Navy Nuclear Submarine Service, retiring as Chief Warrant Officer in 1970. He later worked at the Ansul Co. and Veratec Paper. Me married Lorraine Delfosse in Menominee on November 27, 1954. He was a member of the Marinette Masonic Lodge 182 and past head of all Masonic bodies in Marinette. He was also secretary of the Marinette Lodge for the past 15 years. A member of York Rite, Scottish Rite and the York Rite College, he was Grand High Priest of Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Wisconsin in 1995, a past Grand Prelate of the Grand Commandery, Knights Templar of the State of Wisconsin and Deputy General Grand High Priest of North Central Region, General Grand Chapter International Royal Arch Masons. He was also a member of Daylight Lodge of Crivitz, a 32nd Degree Mason of Scottish Rite, Valley of Agana, Guam, a member of Aloha Shrine of Hawaii, and a Past Worthy Patron of the Eastern Star of Guam. He was additionally a member of the American Legion. Charles is survived by his wife Lorraine, one daughter, Patricia Bird, two sons, Charles (Colleen) Bird and James (Sarah) Bird; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and one grandchild. Friends may call at the Hansen-Onion-Martell Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 12. A Masonic service will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday evening in the funeral home. Religious services will follow conducted by Chaplain Karen Ann Hanson. Burial will be in Tabor Lutheran Cemetery.
[abt. Sunday, April 9, 2006; No known source or date of publication]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 26, 2017



BIRD, Chester M.

Chester M. Bird, beloved husband of Margaret, nee Kingston; loving father of Michael C. (Karen) and Maureen (George) Hartly; brother of George and Raymond Bird, Mary Kingston and the late Robert Bird; devoted grandfather of Michael, Michelle, and James Bird, George and Danny Hartly. Funeral Wednesday, Jan. 22, 10:30 a.m., from Sullivan Funeral Home to St. Rita Church. Member of Div. 241, CTA. Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
[No known source or date of publication]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 26, 2017



BIRD, Mrs. Clara Delphinia Bennett

Mrs. Clara D. Bird, 80, died in Miami, Fla., Tuesday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. G. S. Dillow, where she had lived for the past two years. She was a resident of Greeley for many years. She was born May 5, 1869 in Clinton, Ill. Besides Mrs. Dillow, five sons survive, Richard and Orva Bird, both employees of the Greeley Gas company; also six grandchildren. Her husband, R. D. Bird, died here in 1922. Funeral arrangements wil be an..........(rest missing)
August 25, 1948; no source noted
Findagrave Memorial #65215651
(Courtesy of Gene Brierly/transcribed by Genie)
Posted January 26, 2017

BIRD, Mrs. Claribel Fullwiler

Claribel Bird, a longtime Lewiston resident, died Thursday at the Orchards Nursing Home of kidney failure. She was 79. Mrs. Bird was born July 27, 1901, at Princeton, Minn., to Anna and John Fullwiler. She married William V. Bird at International Falls, Minn., on March 15, 1918. The coule moved to Lewiston in 1932. They bought the City Dye Works dry cleaning plant, which he operated until a few years before his death in 1970. Mrs. Bird was struck by a car in 1969, and was unable to walk the remainder of her life. She spent the final five years at the Orchards Nursing Home. She was a lifetime member of the Methodist Church. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Daniel S. Harding of Kamiah; a son, Roland of Frankfurt, Germany; three granddaughter and two great-grat-grandchildren. There will be a memorial service at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church, Lewiston, with the Rev. Larry Nicholson officiating. The body will be cremated. The Mountain View Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
d.o.d. 16 April 1981; no source noted
FindAGrave Memorial #14553218
(Courtesy of Gene Brierly/transcribed by Genie)
Posted March 15, 2017

BIRD, Clifford N.

Clifford N. Bird, aged 51, Markleysburg, died Saturday, August 16, 1958, in the Uniontown Hospital. He is survived by his step-mother, Nancy Bird; brothers and sisters, Ira Bird, Markleysburg; Hazel McCartney, Canonsburg; Hampton Bird, Monessen; Eddie Bird, Somerset; Oliver Bird, Belle Vernon; Mrs. Dorothy Mitchell, Glade Farms, W.Va. Friends are being received in the Rodehaver Funeral Home, Markleysburg, until Tuesday at 2 p.m., the hour of service, with Rev. Joe Lewis officiating. Interment will be in the Bird Cemetery, Markleysburg.

[abt. Saturday, August 16, 1958; No known source or date of publication]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 28, 2017



BIRD, Clyde R.

Clyde R. Bird, 69, 910 Horner St., died Aug. 1, 1975, at Memorial Hospital. Born Jan. 31, 1906, in Somerset Co., son of Frank and Harriet (Koontz) Bird. Preceded in death by parents and brother, Ross. Survived by widow, former Margaret Weaver; two sons, Robert, married to former Jessie Thompson, 1 Slick Ave., and Donald, married to former Barbara Poorbaugh, Hollsopple R.D. 2; also four grandchildren. Brother of Miss Sara Bird, Berlin, and Mrs. Windfred Christner, Somerset. Retired employee of B & O Railroad with 50 years service. President of Bird Electric & Supply, Inc. Member of First United Methodist Church. Friends received Saturday and Sunday at the Picking-Treece-Bennett Mortuary, where service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, the Rev. J. Paul Clampa. Committal service at 11:30 a.m. at Somerset County Memorial Park.
abt. August 1, 1975; The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 26, 2017



BIRD, Cyrus Milton

Stricken with a cerebral hemorrhage early Christmas morning, Cyrus M. Bird, junior member of the widely known firm of Bird Bros., passed away at 3:30 a.m., on January 1, 1944, at his home in Summit Township, near the south borough limit of Meyersdale. During his week of illness, he had few lucid moments and became gradually weaker until the end came. Cyrus Milton Bird was born in Summit Township, Somerset County, Pa., April 13, 1877. His parents were Orville and Hulda (Shultz) Bird. He entered the teaching profession at age eighteen and taught in Summit Township for five terms. In 1898 he served his country as a volunteer in the Spanish-American War, Co. I, 5th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, under Capt. Ernest O. Kooser. In the year 1900, he and his brother, Charles E. Bird, rented a farm from the Consolidated Coal Co., located partly in Elk Lick and partly in Summit townships. Later they purchased this farm and also an adjacent farm to increase the acreage they devoted to agriculture and livestock and poultry raising. They engaged in general farming, but soon after the firm of Bird Bros. was established, they made poultry breeding their major interest, with such signal success that they became internationally known as experts in that line. For many years they exhibited their highly developed Goldbank strain of giant bronze turkeys in the leading poultry shows of the United States, notably the great Madison Square poultry show in New York City and annually won the sweepstakes  championships. Breeding pens of their Goldbank strain of turkeys found ready sales in the four quarters of the globe. They also developed a strain of partridge Plymouth Rock chickens that added to their fame as successful poultrymen. About four years ago, Charles E. Bird, the senior member of the firm of Bird Bros., became afflicted with cerebral trouble, starting with a blood clot in the brain, which incapacitated him for further work. He is at present a patient at a Philadelphia hospital. His brother's illness placed a greater burden on C. M. Bird, and the added strain no doubt hastened his own breakdown, but for an occasional illness from which he soon recovered, he remained very active in his work and various other duties until the night before Christmas when he was fatally stricken in his sleep. He was a member of the following organizations: Meyersdale Rotary Club, President of the Somerset County Sheep and Wool Growers Association for many years; director of the Somerset County Farm Bureau Cooperative Association, school director of Summit Township; director of the Meyersdale Fair Association. He was also connected with several coal companies. [abt. January 1, 1944; No known source or date of publication]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 26, 2017

BIRD, Demerit Emerson, Sr.

Demerit E. Bird, 53, of Markleysburg, was fatally injured early Saturday morning, May 3, 1958, when struck by a car while walking along Route 40 on Summit Mountain. He was the father of eight children.  Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth A. Bird, and the following children: Robert, Markleysburg; Demerit Emerson, Jr., serving in the armed forces in Spain; Mrs. Doris Friend, Cleveland, Ohio; James Nicholas, Shirley Jean, Samuel Eugene, William Henry and Jack Edward, all at home; and five grandchildren. Services will be held at 2 o'clock in the Brethren Church, Markleysburg, with the Rev. Joseph Lewis officiating and the Rev. John Rodahaver assisting. Burial will follow in Thomas Cemetery under the direction of the Rodahaver Funeral Home, Markleysburg. Friends will be received in the funeral home until tomorrow afternoon at 1:30. Interment will be in the Thomas Cemetery, Markleysburg

d.o.d. Saturday, May 3, 1958; no source noted
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 22, 2017

BIRD, Demerit Emerson, Jr.

Demerit E. Bird, Jr., age 80, of Confluence, Pennsylvania, died Friday, October 29, 2010, in Shaffer's Countryside Personal Care Home, Friedens. He was born March 9, 1930, in Charleroi, Pennsylvania, a son of Demerit E. Bird, Sr., and Anna Wisecup Bird. As a young man, he was a member of the Markleysburg Brethren Church. He retired from the United States Air Force after 20 years. He served during the Korean War. Demerit was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Gwenyth Butler Bird; brothers, Robert, James, William, and Jack; and a sister, Shirley Savage. He is survived by a sister, Doris Friend and her husband Junior, Markleysburg, Pennsylvania; a brother, Sam Bird and wife Nancy, Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania; nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews. Friends will be received on Tuesday at Humbert Funeral Home in Confluence where a service will be held on Wednesday, November 3, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Dale Rexrode officiating. Interment will follow in Blooming Rose Cemetery, Friendsville, Maryland.
[abt. Friday, October 29, 2010; No known source or date of publication]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 28, 2017

BIRD, Donald L.

Donald L. Bird, 61, Wauzeka, a long-time Crawford county highway department employe, died Monday in a Prairie du Chien hospital. He had been in poor health for several years. Surviving are his wife, Mildred; three sons, Dale, David and Thomas; three daughters, Mrs. Louis LoBianco, Mrs. James Mezera, and Patricia; his father, Frank Bird Sr., Boscobel; two brothers and 19 grandchildren. The funeral was held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at a Prairie du Chien funeral home.

[No known source or date of publication]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 28, 2017

BIRD, Mrs. Edith Imel

Mrs. Edith Bird, 6, of 71 Isabella Road, died early Tuesday in a Somerset hospital following a lingering illness. She was born Jan. 7, 1909 at Mill Run, a daughter of Mrs. Ida Whipkey Imel and the late Grant Imel, and had lived in the Connellsvile area for the past 30 years. Surviving in addition to her mother are three daughters: Mrs. William (Betty) Bernard and Mrs. Duke (Lorraine) Rul?? of Connellsville and Mrs. William (Nancy) Shimshock of Greenville, Pa.; a son, Ronald E. of Connellsville; 13 granchildren; two brothers, Orvile Imel of Normalville, R. D. and Omer of Somerset, and two sisters, Mrs. Evely Pa?? of Boswell, R. D. 2, and Mrs Ethel Kavan of Johnstown. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ross F., in 1967, and a sister, Mrs. Edna Bender.
Bird--Friends of Mrs. Edith Bird of 714 Isabella Road, who died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1970, may call after 7 p.m. today at the Samuel C. Brooks Funeral Home, where the funeral will be held at 1? a.m. Friday, with the Rev.......?

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d.o.d. January 20, 1970; no source noted
FindAGrave Memorial #72218355
(Courtesy of Gene Brierly/transcribed by Genie)
Posted April 1, 2017

BIRD, Mrs. Ella Cuppett

Mrs. Ella Bird, wife of C.H. Bird of Addison Township, died very suddenly at the home of her brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. R.P. Augustine, Confluence, on Monday morning, November 10. She was aged 46 years and one day. She had been in delicate health for a time, and went to Pittsburgh to undergo an operation, but owing to the weak condition of her heart, the physicians did not think it judicious at that time to perform the operation. On her return trip she visited with her sister for a time until Monday, when her kind and gentle spirit was wafted to the Great Beyond. Mrs. Alice Cuppett Bird was a daughter of the late Alfred and Anne Cuppett, both of whom preceded her to the grave. She married Charles H. Bird, a prosperous farmer of Addison Township. A son, Paul, and a daughter, May, survive her. The place of her birth was Glade Farms, West Virginia, where she lived until the time of her marriage. Mrs. Bird was a sincere Christian, a consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, a devoted wife and mother, and a lady of more than ordinary intelligence, who by her pleasing personality not only made but retained friends. Her early demise was not only a loss to the family, but also to the community in which she lived. Beside the bereaved husband and children, she is survived by the following brothers: D.A. Cuppett, Thomas, W.Va.; E.E. Cuppett, Terra Alta, W.Va.; A.R. Cuppett, Markleysburg; M.L. Cuppett, Uniontown; and C.H. Cuppett of Fayette City; and one sister, Mrs. R.P. Augustine, Confluence. The remains were taken to the family home on Wednesday, where the funeral took place at 10 o'clock Thursday, the Rev. H.C. Thomas officiating. Interment in Addison Cemetery.
[Unknown Source]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 28. 2017

BIRD, Mrs. Ella Pink Crissman

Mrs. J. M. Bird, who for a number of years lived just north of town, died Tuesday morning at a hospital at St. Joseph, where she had undergone an operation some days before. At the time of the operation her life was despaired of, but later there was a change for the better and the relatives had been living in hopes of her recovery. However, a change for the worse came Monday and she sank rapidly, death ensuing about3 o'clock the following morning. The body was brought to the late home, south of Darlington and funeral services held there Wednesday afternoon, conducted by her pastor, Rev. F. G. Hillbers, and burial was at Grandview cemetery, Albany. A large number of friends from here attended the last sad rites. Mrs. Bird's maiden name was Ella P. Crissman, being the daughter of John and Mary E. Crissman. She was born in Waverly, Illinois, August 20, 1868. Was united in marriage to James Bird at Weldon, Illinois on December 11, 1880. In 1890 they moved to Wilcox, Nebraska, and from there to Albany, Mo., in 1905. Three years ago she moved to her late home near Darlington. In 1894 she was converted and united with the Methodist church of which she remained an active and consistent member until she joined the church triumphant. On June 18 she underwent an[sic] surgical operation and died June 25, 1918, in the Ensworth hospital at St. Joseph, age 49 years, 9 months and 29 days. She leaves a husband and only son, Cleo, and his wife; a grandson, James Edward; four sisters, Mrs. J. E. Getty, of Darlington; Mrs. Effie Baker, of Albany; Mrs. Chas. Hodges, of Guide Rock, Nebraska, and Mrs. Sam Mawhinney, of Weldon, Illinois; two brothers, Geo. and Bert Crissman of Darlington. She was a true Christian woman a devoted wife and loving mother.

June 28, 1918; no source noted
FindAGrave Memorial #72926180
(Courtesy of Gene Brierly/transcribed by Genie)
Posted February 28. 2017

BIRD, Mrs. Ellen Leech

Ellen L. Bird, 85, died Jan. 14, 2005, in Lake Ridge, Va. Ellen was the daughter of Judge James Russell Leech and Amanda Taylor. Mrs. Bird graduated from Hollins College, majoring in voice. Ellen was a long help-mate and wife to Pastor D. Andrew R. Bird Jr. Ellen spent her most recent years caring for her beloved family and ministering to her community at Westminster at Lake Ridge until joining her Heavenly Father. Mrs. Bird is survived by her daughter, Pamelia B. Sanderlin; sons, Andrew R. Bird III, James R. Bird, Timother E. Bird and John F. Bird; granchildren, Chelsea, Amanda, Taylor, Timothy and Sarah Bird; and a sister Nancy L. Prigg. Friends will be received Monday, Jan 17, 2005, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Mountcastle Funeral Home, 13318 Occoquan Rd., Woodbridge, Va. A graveside service will be conducted 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005, in Rock Church Cemetery, Washington, D. C. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24, 2005, at Westminster at Lake Ridge, 12191 Clipper Drive, Lake Ridge, VA 22192. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Glade Springs Presbyterian Church, P. O. Box 336, Glade Springs, VA 24340. Condolences can be sent to
condolences@Mountcastle.net
d.o.d. January 14, 2005; no source noted
FindAGrave Memorial #152088950
(Courtesy of Gene Brierly/transcribed by Genie)
Posted April 8, 2017

BIRD, Ellsworth

Ellsworth Bird, formerly of Sebetha, Kansas, died at his residence near Home station, Monday morning at 2:30 o'clock. While Mr. Bird had not been feeling well for some time, he did not become critically ill until Saturday, when he sustained a stroke. Besides his widow, Mrs. Josie Stitt Bird, he leaves a son by a previous marriage, Leo Bird, and a grandson, Leo Bird, Jr., both of Chicago. He also leaves these brothers and sisters: R.L. Bird of Placentia, Calif.; Mrs. Mary Laub of Tarentum and Mrs. Dora Yeagley, Mrs. Venie Nedrow, Miss Ida Bird, P.F. Bird, and A.L. Bird, all of Confluence, Pa. Funeral services will be conducted in his late residence Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, by the Rev. J. Norman Hunter of Blairsville. Interment will be in Blairsville Cemetery.

The Indiana Gazette, Tuesday, May 1, 1928
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 28, 2017

BIRD, (child) Elsie

EIGHT CASES PARALYSIS - Three Victims of Infantile Disease in Somerset County Have Died. Infantile Paralysis claimed another young life in this region Sunday. In addition a sudden outburst of the disease at Confluence in this county resulted in an extra ordinary joint meeting of the board of health and the borough council Sunday afternoon. As a result of the session, a rigid quarantine on all children in the borough for the next two weeks was ordered. All little ones are to be kept on the premises of their parents and all churches, Sunday Schools and other assemblages are to be closed until the quarantine is lifted. The little chap, who died is Coleman Karp, four-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. David Karp of Barnesboro. He died at 4 o'clock Sunday morning after three days' illness. The child suffered from what is known as ascending paralysis, which begins in the feet and successive limbs until it reaches the vitals. The child died when the respiratory and cardiac centers in the medulla oblongata were paralyzed, making respiration and heart action impossible. The remains of the child were taken to Johnstown in an auto hearse and were buried in the Hebrew Cemetery at Giestown. Five new cases developed Sunday at or near Confluence, as follows: Ruth, seven-month-old daughter of Arch Kennedy of Dumas, a village near Confluence; James, two-year-old son of Frank Havner of Confluence; May, three-year-old daughter of C. A. Cunningham of Confluence; Vincent, four years old and Eva, three year old children of Albert Hyatt of Confluence. The Fox children, who first became ill at Confluence, returned Sunday to their home in Conshohocken, Pa. The situation in Cambria and Somerset Counties, outside of the places named, is said to be unchanged. Elsie, the eight year old daughter of W. A. Bird, of Listonburg died yesterday after only one day illness. There have been in the past few weeks in all thirteen cases of infantile paralysis in Somerset County.

Meyersdale Commercial, Aug. 24, 1916
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 28, 2017


BIRD, Elwood

Elwood J. "Woody" Bird, a former Greeley resident, and a brother of Mrs. Mae Armatage, 2324 6th Ave., died Saturday, Oct 17, in Long Beach (Calif.) Memorial Hospital following an open heart surgery. He was 52. The open heart surgery which Bird had undergone is an operation which has been done only for the past two years, involving removal of veins from the legs and transplanting to the heart. The operation was described in detail in Readers' Digest in Sept. 1970. Bird was the owner of several dry cleaning shops in California. He attended Greeley schools and had served in the Navy in World War II. He was the son of the late Roy E. and Mary A. Bird who farmed in the Briggsdale community. His grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bird, were early Briggsdale settlers, his grandmother the first postmaster at Briggsdale. His maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Forquer, were early settlers in the Ashton district. Surviving in addition to Mrs. Armatage are his wife, Mrs. Carol Bird; a son, Gene, and a daughter, Peggy, and two grandchildren. Also surviving are another sister, Mrs. Alice Hines, and a brother, Larry Bird, both of Ketchikan, Alaska. Funeral services were held Oct. 21 in Long Beach in Cornelius Church, which Bird had helped to build
.
[Source and date of publication are unknown]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 28, 2017


BIRD, Mrs. Emma

Mrs. Emma Bird, 88, former resident of International Falls, passed away April 11, after a short illness at the Tri-State Hospital in Clarkston, Wash., according to relatives residing here. Funeral services were conducted at Vassar Rawls Funeral Home in Lewiston, Idaho. Burial was in Normal Hill cemetery. Mrs. Bird, who left the Border City seven years ago to make her home in Clarkston, is survived by three daughters and four sons. Daughters are Mrs. Graydon Johnston of the Falls; Mrs. Charlotte Ellgen, Roxbury, Mass.; and Mrs. Evan Garner, Clarkston, Wash. Four sons mourning her passing are Virgil, Fred, Lee Roy and Harold Bird, all of Clarkston. There are also 25 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Bird's husband succumbed in 1937. Mr. and Mrs. Graydon Johnston and daughter and granddaughter left for Washington April 1 after receiving word of Mrs. Bird's illness. They returned April 20 after spending three weeks with relatives there.

International Falls Journal, April 22, 1954
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 15, 2017

BIRD, Emory S.

Emory S. Bird, age 54 years, 11 months and 15 days, of Markleysburg, Pa., died in the Uniontown Hospital, Monday, October 16, 1967. He was predeceased by his wife, Thelma Pearl, and son John. He was the son of the late Walter and Rhodie Savage Bird. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Thelma Jean Bowers of Markleysburg; seven grandchildren; three brothers, Arley, of Clairton, Pa., Palmer of Markleysburg, and Edgar of Morgantown, W.Va.; three sisters, Mrs. Robert (Nellie) Harris of Farmington, Mrs. Carlus (Rose) Moyers, Bruceton Mills, W.Va., Mrs. Alex (Jean) Sekete of Cleveland, Ohio. Friends will be received in the Williams Funeral Home, Markleysburg, after 7 p.m. this evening and until noon Thursday, and in the Union Chapel Church from 1 until 2 p.m., the hour of service with Rev. John A. Asch and Rev. Dwight Aldinger officiating. Interment in the Bird Cemetery, Flat Rock Road, Markleysburg.

[abt. Monday, October 16, 1967; unknown source]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, Ephraim Ruple

Ephraim Ruple Bird of 1033 Johnson street, aged 68, died suddenly at 6:30 o'clock last evening. Heart disease is given by Dr. Eugene Holdeman, county coroner, as the cause of death. Mr. Bird worked all day Wednesday at the plant of the Martin Band Instrument Co., where he has been employed for a number of years. It was a short time after he had eaten his supper with other members of the family that he was stricken. He had returned from outdoors and was talking and joking with his son Bernard Spencer Bird, his son's wife and his two grandchildren in the dining room, when without a word or an exclamation, he fell to the floor, expiring immediately. Mrs. Bird, who is an invalid because of heart trouble, was in a reclining chair in an adjoining room and heard her husband fall, but was unable to go to him. Mr. Bird's only previous warnings of heart trouble were difficulty breathing, which he mentioned sometimes when lifting Mrs. Bird. The funeral services will be held at the home Saturday afternoon, Rev. A.U. Ogilvie of the Congregational Church officiating. Elkhart Lodge of Pythias will participate in the services. The burial will take place at Grace Lawn Cemetery. Mr. Bird, who was a son of Thomas and Mary Ann Bird, was born at North Liberty, Ind., on April 2, 1856. He was brought to Elkhart by his parents when he was a child. Mr. Bird had been a member of the Elkhart lodge Knights of Pythias for nearly 40 years and was the possessor of a veteran's jewel presented by the lodge after his 25 years of membership. Surviving Mr. Bird are his wife, Meta (Spencer) Bird, to whom he was married on July 2, 1882; the son, two granddaughters, and two sisters, Mrs. Warren Rowley and Mrs. Etta Dotson, all of Elkhart.

[Unknown source and date of publication]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 28, 2017

BIRD, Mrs. Ethel P. Leslie

Mrs. Ethel P. Bird, 72, of Berlin R.D. 3 died July 2 at her residence in Brothersvalley twp. She was born Sept. 8, 1892, in Confluence, a daughter of Zenus C. and Katherine Sterner Leslie. She was preceded in death by one sister. Surviving are her husband, Lloyd B. Bird; one son, Paul I., of Berlin R.D. 3; one sister, Mrs. Dorothy Groff of Berlin; five brothers, Ira Leslie of Meyersdale, Earl Leslie and Randall Leslie, both of Somerset; Byron Leslie of Tarento, Ohio and Harry Leslie of Hartstown and two grandchildren. She was a member of the Berlin Brethren Church, the Missionary Society, and the advanced Bible Class of the Brethren Church. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday only in the Johnson and Son Funeral Home in Berlin where services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. Her pastor, the Rev. Ralph E. Mills will officiate. Interment will be in the Berlin IOOF Cemetery.

d.o.d. July 2, 1964; Daily American, Somerset, PA.
FindAGrave Memorial #71917119
(Courtesy of Gene Brierly/transcribed by Genie)
Posted April 8, 2017


BIRD, Miss Frances Leota

Miss Frances Leota Bird, who lacked but a few weeks of her twentieth year, died of peritonitis at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Bird of No. 1013 Johnson street, at 8:30 o'clock Saturday night. Miss Bird, who was prostrated with the fatal malady nine weeks ago, and had undergone two operations in an effort to save her life, was a great sufferer during her illness. Hope alternated with fear during the last few weeks of her illness, temporary improvements being followed by relapses. During the past week, little hope had been entertained that her life would be saved. Funeral services conducted by Rev. A. S. Menaugh of Goshen will be held at the home at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow. Burial will be in Grace Lawn cemetery. Miss Bird, who was born in this city April 29, 1893, had always lived here. For three years prior to her illness she was employed in the assembling department of the Conn factory. Besides her parents, she is survived by one brother, Arthur Bird of this city.

[Publication source and date unknown]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 28, 2017


BIRD, Frank E.

Frank E. Bird, 82, of Wauzeka, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 5, 1998, at his home in rural Wauzeka. He wa born June 17, 1916, in Crawford County, son of Frank and Elizabeth Lenz Bird. He married Yvonne Ward Nov. 21, 1934 in Prairie du Chien. She preceded him in death Dec. 17, 1997. Surviving are two sons, Ronald and Dianne Bird of Seneca, and Ben and Mary Bird of Wauzeka; three daughters, Betty and Ronald Schmidt of Boscobel, Sally and Jack Warczak of Monona, Nancy and Homer Davis of Lancaster; 26 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren; one brother, Marion and Helen Bird of Ferryville. He was preceded in death by one brother, one step-sister, and one great-grandson. Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Wauzeka, Pastor Lynn Schreck officiating, with burial in the Wauzeka Cemetery. Friends may call Monday at the Thoni-Kendall Funeral Home in Boscobel and at the church from 12 until time of service.

[abt. Saturday, Dec. 5, 1998; No source or date of publication]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 28, 2017


BIRD, Frank O.

Frank O. Bird, 85, of Wauzeka, died Friday, July 5, at the Boscobel Memorial Nursing Home. For many years, Mr. Bird served as the Crawford County Highway Commissioner, until his retirement. Funeral services were held Monday at the Thoni-Kendall Funeral Home, Boscobel. Rev. Paul Anderson officiated and burial was in the Wauzeka Cemetery. Survivors include his wife Anna; two sons, Marion, Ferryville, and Frank Jr., Wauzeka; two brothers, Don and Jim, Boscobel; one sister, Mrs. Hazel Muenching, Davenport, Ia.; three step-sons, Arthur and Lyle Ulve, Boscobel, and Robert, Green Bay; and one step-daughter, Mrs. George Leunenberger, Alanson, Mich.; 12 grandchildren and 45 great-grandchildren.

[No source or date of publication]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 28, 2017

BIRD, Frank R.

Frank R. Bird, 76, a well known Somerset resident died Christmas Eve. He was born in Addison Feb. 25, 1877, a son of Ross and Ella Garlitz Bird. Mr. Bird started to work in the old Opera House when he was 14 years of age. His first employer was Paul Casebeer at the Opera House. He also worked for W. F. Shaffer & Sons Marble works for 45 years. He followed the work around the theater with C. B. Pascoe and continued with the Blatt brothers until his health caused him to retire. He is survived by four children: Miss Sara Bird and Mrs. Winifred Christner, Somerset; Clyde Bird, Johnstown; Ross Bird, Connellsville; one sister, Mrs. Susan Ulery, New Castle; also nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Mr. Bird was a charter member of the Somerset Volunteer Fire Company and was with the fire fighters when they were known as the west End volunteers; also a member of the First E.U.B. church. Friends are being received in the Walter S. Hoffman funeral home, where services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Kenneth T. Barnette officiating. Cremation will follow in Pittsburgh.

The Somerset American, December 26, 1953
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 1, 2017

BIRD, Fred W.

Bird, Fred W. --His home, W234 Main Ave. Survived by a brother William V. Bird; one sister, Mrs. Evan Garner, both of Lewiston Idaho; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service Mon. Jan 18 at 11 a.m. in Sunset Memorial Chapel of Ball and Dodd Funeral Home, S327 Jefferson St. Rev. Herb Bryant officiating. Interment Fairmount Memorial Park.

5 January 1965; no source noted
Findagrave Memorial #63622841
(Courtesy of Gene Brierly/transcribed by Genie)
Posted February 1, 2017

BIRD, Frederick C.

Frederick C. Bird, 69, Somerset, died May 29, 1997, in the Veterans Administration Hospital, in Aspinwall. Born Dec. 24, 1927, in Somerset, son of the late Sara Bird. Survived by these children: Marjorie, wife of Donald Shaulis, Somerset; Brenda, wife of Lester Snyder, Rockwood; and Richard Bird, Somerset; six granchildren. He was a retired employee of Briggs Inc. with 28 years of service. Veteran of the U.S. Navy in World War II. Attended Somerset Christian Fellowship. Friend will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 pm Friday at the Robert H. Halverson Funeral Home, Somerset. Funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Somerset Christian Fellowship Church with the Rev. M. D. Herring officiating. Interment, Somerset County Memorial Park. The body will lie in state in the church from 9:30 a.m. until the hour of service. In lier of flowers, memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society, Somerset.

29 May, 1997; no source noted
Findagrave Memorial #71991800
(Courtesy of Gene Brierly/transcribed by Genie)
Posted February 1, 2017

BIRD, George H.

After a brief illness, caused by grippe and pneumonia, George H. Bird died at his house at Valley Center, on Back Creek, on Tuesday evening at 5 o'clock, aged about 77 years. Mr. Bird had not been in his usual health for sometime, but his condition was not thought to be serious until a few days before his death. His aged companion, his sons and daughters, with the exception of one son, were with him in his last illness and at the close of his earthly life, and with loving hands administered to every want. David Bird was the absent son, who with his family, was visiting friends in West Virginia. He was summoned, but did not reach his father's bedside until an hour after his death. The remains of the deceased were interred at Green Hill church on Wednesday evening, after an appropriate funeral service by Rev. W. H. Woolf, assisted by Revs. A. Q. Flaherty and C. M. Anderson. The pallbearers were the four sons, Charles, Harmon, Anson and David, and son-in-law S. B Rexrode, and grandson Sullie Rexrode.

no date or source noted
Findagrave Memorial #116004900[connects to George Anson Bird]
(Courtesy of Gene Brierly/transcribed by Genie)
Posted February 1, 2017

BIRD, George Washington

Funeral Serviced To Be Held Monday For George W. Bird
Funeral services for George W. Bird, 72, of 1915 East Twenty-eighth avenue, a resident of Colorado fifty one years, who died of a heart attack last Wednesday, will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Olinger mortuary, Sixteenth and Boulder streets. Burial will be in Fairmount cemetery. He was born in Clinton, Ill. On coming to Colorado in 1889, he took up a homestead near Fleming. He later moved to Greeley where he was engaged in the retail grocery business from 1905 to 1931, when he retired. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ethel M. Howell of Denver; a son, W. A. Bird of Denver; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Bennett of Greeley and Mrs. Dora Meyers of Clinton, Ill.; two brothers, Frank Bird, of Fort Collins and James M. Bird of Darlington, Mo. and four grandchildren.

8 December 1940; no source noted.
Findagrave Memorial #73132352
(Courtesy of Gene Brierly/transcribed by Genie)
Posted February 1, 2017

BIRD, Gerald W.

Bird, Gerald W. - Funeral services 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 16, 2003, at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, 1305 Damascus Rd., Rockwall, TX. Friday evening prayer service 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Rest Haven Rockwall Chapel, owned by the Cain Family.

Dallas Morning News, August 15, 2003
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 1, 2017

BIRD, Mrs. Gertrude Dunwell

Mrs. Gertrude Dunwell Bird, wife of Schuyler C. Bird of Dowagiac, Mich., died in the Presbyterian hospital, Chicago, last night, April 11. She had been in that hospital since September, having been stricken with a malignant internal disorder. Miss Mary Donwell, her sister, who lives at 157 North Sixth street, Elkhart, was called to her bedside yesterday. Miss Dunwell had been to Chicago a number of times during Mrs. Bird's stay there. Harry Dunwell, of 689 West Lexington avenue, is a cousin. The funeral will take place at Dowagiac. Both Mr. and Mrs. Bird formerly lived in Elkhart, but they located in Dowagiac many years ago. Mr. Bird is superintendent of a flouring mill there. Mrs. Bird, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Squire H. Dunwell, was born on a farm a mile south of White Pigeon, and was brought here by her parents in 1873, her father becoming a well-known employee of the Lake Shore railroad. He died at the family home on Jefferson street on February 19, 1906, and his wife, Nellie Dunwell, died in this city on June 28, 1909. Miss Mary Dunwell is the only surviving member of her parents' family.
[Unknown Source]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 2, 2017

BIRD, Mrs. Grace Augustine

Grace A. "Birdie" Bird, 99, Greensburg, died Oct. 3, 2007, in Green Meadows, Latrobe. She was born July 26, 1908, in Addison, a daughter of the late Thomas J. and Sara Heydenreich Augustine. Birdie was predeceased by her husband, the Rev. Chester S. Bird. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her parents and a brother, Frederick B. Augustine. She is survived by a brother, Marshall T. Augustine, Addison; a niece and three nephews. Prior to retirement, she had been employed as a teacher in the Uniontown School District. She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Greensburg where she was a member of the Beth Circle and the WELCA. She was a past president of the Women's Missionary Society of the former Pittsburgh Synod, was the first president of the former United Lutheran Church Women of the former Pittsburgh Synod; she had served seven years on the American Board of the Women's Christian College in Madras, India and had sponsored 20 girls in the School for Girls in Rajahmundry, India. Friends will be received from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday at the Barnhart Funeral Home, 505 E. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Zion Lutheran Church, South Pennsylvania Ave., Greensburg. The Rev. Bishop Alexander L. Black, the Rev. Bishop Paul E. Spring, and the Rev. Gene R. Stuckey, Sr., is co-officiating. Interment will follow in the Jersey Cemetery. As expression sympathy, should friends desire, memorials may be placed with Heartland Hospice.

[abt. Oct. 3, 2007; Unknown Source]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 11, 2017

BIRD, Mrs. Gwenyth A. Butler

Gwenyth A. Bird, 77, Confluence, died April 13, 2007, in Katie Miller's Personal Care Home, Confluence. She was born July 16, 1929 in Winterport, Maine, a daughter of Samuel and Emma (Bowden) Butler. She is preceded in death by parents; sisters, Hazel Butler and Betty Crawford. She is survived by her husband, Demerit E. Bird, Jr.; sisters, Martha Alexander, Winn, Maine, and Gladys Lynch, Winterport; a brother, Sam Butler, Winterport; niece, Mary Jane Adams, Frankfort, Maine; and nephew, Charles Rancourt, Old Town, Maine. Friends will be received at the Humbert Funeral Home, Confluence, where a service will be held Monday. The Rev. Ronald Schaeffer officiating. Interment, Blooming Rose Cemetery, Friendsville, Md.
[d.o.d. April 13, 2007; Unknown Source]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 18, 2017

BIRD, Harold Glen

Harold Glen Bird, 25, of Akron, Ohio, died in a Beaver Falls Hospital after a short illness. He was formally of near Silbaugh and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Bird. He was married several years to Miss Virginia Nichols of Akron. He served in the United States Army for four years. Among relatives who attended the funeral were, Sylvester Miller, Mr and Mrs. Calvin Wiltrout and Family, and Viola Saques, all of Beaver Falls; Mrs. Clarence Rose, Harvey Tressler, Reading; Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Bird, Somerset, and Mrs. Leo Bird, Berlin.
25 February 1956; no source noted
Findagrave Memorial #65816619
(Courtesy of Gene Brierly/transcribed by Genie)
Posted February 1, 2017

BIRD, Harris Hamilton

Harris Hamilton Bird died Sunday morning, October 23, 2011, at Flagler Hospital and had been quite active until he suffered a broken rib with complications from a fall at home approximetely a week earlier. He was born Dec. 1, 1920, the only son of the late Lucretial and Frank Bird of Quincy, Ill., and is survived by his loving wife, Connie Bird of New York. Harris grew up in Quincy and finished his schooling at Quincy College with a degree in science. He then entered the U.S. Navy during the Second World War and was stationed in a Navy Hospital in Boston, Mass At the war's end, he returned to obtain his master's degree in science at the University of West Virginia. He was hired at Lederle Laboratories, Pearl River, N.Y., as a biochemist where he co-authored several scientific papers regard "Protein synthesis" and retired in 1990 after 40 years with a distinguished service award,. Harris had purchased property here in St. Augustine in 1986 with his wife and eventually moved here in 1991 on the lovely Salt Run. He had always enjoyed the NYC Opera and Ballet and was very happy to find the EMMA musical presentations, the Flagler College Radio and had the opportuniaty to hear and talk personally with Yo-Yo Ma at a Jacksonville concert reception. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, at 1 p.m. at Craig Funeral Home. Craig Funeral Home, Crematory and Memorial Park, is in charge of arrangements.
abt. Oct. 23, 2011; no source noted [Saint Augustine, St. Johns County, Florida]
Findagrave Memorial #168546343
(Courtesy of Gene Brierly/transcribed by Genie)
Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, Dr. Harry H.

Dr. Harry H. Bird, 95, Westminster Terrace, died there Thursday. He was a native of Johnstown, Pa., and a retired Presbyterian minister. Survivors include two daughtes, Mrs. Duncan Macpherson of Sussex, N. J., and Mrs. Wayne Ambler of Savannah, Ga.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. The body was cremated. Pearson's was in charge of arrangements. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to Westminster Terrace or charity.
29 January 1981; unknown source
Findagrave Memorial #73925789
(Courtesy of Gene Brierly/transcribed by Genie)
Posted February 1, 2017

BIRD, Mrs. Helen May Feldman

Helen May Bird, 83, died Thursday, January 22, 1987, at a Lancaster, California hospital. She was born May 6, 1903 in Colorado, the daughter of Louis and Elizabeth Rohrs Feldman. She grew up in Sabetha and was graduated from Sabetha High School in 1921. Her parents lived and farmed in the Berwick community. For the past 18 years Mrs. Bird lived during the winter with her daughter in Palmdale, California, and spent the summer in Sabetha. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and attended in Sabetha and Santa Paula and Lancaster, California. Mrs. Bird was preceded in death by an infant son and an adult daughter, Nancy Priscilla Bird. Survivors include a son, Owen L. Bird of Lindale, Texas; a daughter, Sara E. Webb of Palmdale, California; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services were held Wednesday, January 28, 1987, at the Popkess Mortuary Chapel in Sabetha. Rev. Charles Robinson officiated. Organist Iola Popkess played "Laura's Theme" and traditional hymns. Casketbearers were Jim Bartram, Eldon Hartter, Harold Hartter, Art Strahm, Lee Ukele and Steve Ukele. Interment was in Sabetha Cemetery.
[d.o.d. Thursday, January 22, 1987; Unknown Source] 
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 15, 2017


BIRD, Herbert Allison

Herbert A. Bird died at his home on Oden Street, Confluence, 6:45 A.M., Thursday, March 27th, after an illness of several months, frrom a complication of diseases. He as born in Addison Township, June 21, 1878, a son of the late Thomas Jefferson and Ellen (Nicholson) Bird, and was aged 56 years, 9 months and 6 days, when he passed away. He lived in Addison Township until after his marriage, about 32 years ago, to Rosa Lininger, who died 18 months ago. About 29 years ago he moved to Confluence, where he entered the employ of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad in whose service he remained until his death. Mr. Bird was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Confluence for the last 25 years, and was for many years a member of the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees, a member of the Confluence Volunteer Fire Department and a member of Pleasant VAlley Lodge, Knights of Pythias. He was a sincere Christian and respected by every one who knew him. Surviving is one daughter, Clara Bird, and one granddaughter, at home. He is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. William P. Wall and Mrs. Clarence Woolheater of Pittsburgh, and one brother, John Bird, of Somerset. Funeral services were held at his late home at 2:30 P.M., Sunday, Rev.,Francis M. Kees, pastor of the Confluence Methodist Episcopal Church, officiating.  The pallbearers were his co-workers--James F. May, Melvin Hyatt, Ray Hyatt, Louis Hobernicht, Charles LInderman and Ralph Knight. About tirty members of the Confluence Volunteer Fire Department, in uniform, acted as an honor guard. A quartet composed of Mrs. A. T. Groff, Mrs. M. M. Brooke, Mrs. Walter Davis and Mrs. J. T. Reynolds sang. The services at the grave in Addison Cemetery, wehre interment took place, were in charge of Pleasant Valley Lodge, Knight of Pythias.
abt. March 29 1935; no known source
Findagrave Memorial #71602124
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Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, Miss Ida Providence

Ida P. Bird died at her home on Sterner street, Confluence, on Wednesday evening, October 25th at 10 o'clock. She was aged 76 years, 5 months and 20 days. She had been in ill health for several years. She was born on a farm in Addison Township, Somerset County, and moved to Confluence about 30 years ago, when the family located. here. Ida Providence Bird was a daughter of the late Basil and Catherine Bird and for the last 25 years resided with her brother, Perry Bird. She is survived by three brothers and three sisters--Perry F. Bird, Confluence; Robert L. Bird, Placentia, California; Andrew L. Bird, Confluence; Mrs. Mary Laub, Tarentum and Mrs. Fred Yeagley and Mrs. Lavinia Nedrow, Confluence. Ida P. Bird was a faithful member of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Confluence until her health made it impossible to attend during the last few years. Funeral services were held at her late home on Friday at 2:30 P.M., the services being conducted by Rev. Frank M. Kees, pastor of the Confluence Methodist Episcopal Church. Interment in Addison Cemetery. Funeral Director Charles B. Humbert was in charge. Among those froma a distance who attended the funeral were Dr. and Mrs. C. T. Saylor, Rockwood; Miss Maud Hileman and Mr. and Mrs. Wiseman of Somerset, and Mr. and Mrs. Carl G. Peterson of Scottdale.
abt. October 25, 1933; no source noted
Findagrave Memorial #71008584
(Courtesy of Gene Brierly/transcribed by Genie)
Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, Ira Gilbert

Bird, Ira Gilbert -- Age 90 years, of Markleysburg, Pa., died Monday, May 7, 1984. He was the son of the late Samuel and Elizabeth Glover Bird. He taught in the Monessen and Mountain Area Schools, for 25 years, and was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness, Markleysburg. Surviving are his wife, Maybelle Schrock Bird, Markleysburg; four sons, Donald, Fairborne, Ohio; Wade, Arcamum, Ohio; Wendell, at home; and Ronald, Markleysburg; six daughters, Garnet Jeffries, Uniontown; Ruby Cale, Bruceton Mills, W.Va.; Ruth Fieldson, Markleysburg; Audrey Bates, Miamisburg, Ohio; Wanda Huey, High House, PA.; and Donna Hill, Cleveland, Ohio; 41 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by three daughters and two sons. Memorial services will be held in Markleysburg Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness at 4 p.m., Sunday, May 13. William Mahoney will officiate.
abt. Monday, May 7, 1984; souce unknown
Findagrave Memorial #65722407
(Courtesy of Gene Brierly/transcribed by Genie)
Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, Jack Edward

Jack Edward Bird, 57, of Markleysburg, Pa., and formerly of Cleveland, Ohio, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, with his family by his side, on Sunday, February 29, 2004, in Henry Clay Villa, Markleysburg. He was born August 22, 1946, son of Demerit E. Bird, Sr., and Anna E. Wisecup Bird. Mr. Bird was employed at All Industrial as a Truck Driver for 15 years in Cleveland, Ohio, where he spent most of his life. He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert C. Bird and his wife Irene, a brother-in-law, Eugene Savage, a sister, Shirley Jean Savage, two other brothers, William Henry Bird and James Nickolos Bird, Sr., and his parents. Surviving are a sister, Doris Friend and husband Huston of Markleysburg, Pa.; two brothers, Samuel Bird and wife Nancy of Saylorsburg, Pa.; and Demerit E. Bird, Jr., and his wife Janice of Glasglow, Montana; a very special sister-in-law, Marjorie Bird of Farmington, Pa.; a very special friend and co-worker, Gina Murphy; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and close friends. Friends will be received in the Donald R. Crawford Funeral Home of Farmington, Pa., today from 7-9, and Thursday, March 4, until 1 p.m., the hour of service with Rev. John Bodine and Rev. Dale Rexrode officiating. Interment will follow in Thomas Cemetery, Markleysburg.
[Unknown source and date of publication]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, James

James Bird, a young man about 19 years of age, died at his home in North Elkhart yesterday afternoon, of lung fever.
[Unknown source and date of publication]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, James Edward

James Edward Bird was born in Albany, Gentry County, Missouri, and departed this life at Wilcox, Arizona, at the age of 60 years 23 days. He was the son of Cleao P. Bird and Catherine E. Doty, both precedng him in death. He grew up on a farm south of Darlington, Missouri, and attended school there and Ft. Collins, Colorado, graduating from high school in Emporia, Kansas. He and Thelma Marguerite Grimsley were united in Holy Matrimony on March 9, 1935. To this union were born three children: Roberta Fern Scott, Phoenix; Dorothy Lee Rosenbalm, Jamul, Califoria; and James Albert Bird, El Cajon, California, all of whom survive. Also nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Roberta Mae Kidney, of Bend, Oregon. James and his family moved to California to make their home in 1940. He worked as a supervisor at Douglas Aircraft, was an active director of Sea Scouts and was a deputy sheriff in Los Angeles County under Sheriff Biscaluz. They moved to Daggett, California in 1944 while he was employed by the United States Air Force. Then he was employed for 12 and a half years by the California State Agricultural Department as a plant quarantine inspector and deputy entomologist at Daggett and by both state and federal agriculture departments at San Diego, coming to Wilcox in May 1958, where he owned and operated service stations and a garage and later drove trucks. Because of his failing health, he has been semi-retired since 1969. He was an active member of the Methodist Church and helped organize their Methodist Men's Club whose purpose it was to maintain and promote the camps in the area. Upon moving to this area, he continued his membership in the Wilcox United Methodist Church. He was a charter member of both the Wilcox Odd Fellows, serving as their Noble Grand, and the Benevolent Protective Order of the Elks, No. 2131.
[Source and date of publication are unknown]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, James M.

Funeral services for James M. Bird, 86, 210 Linda Vista Drive, who died Wednesday in a local hospital, were planned for 12:30 p.m. today at Greenlawn Chapel with the Rev. J. S. Bollinger officiating. Burial will be in Albany, Mo. Mr. Bird, a native of Illinois, was a farmer and lived here five years, He is survived by son Cleao Pink Bird of Bakersfield; grandchildren James of Daggett and Roberta of Oildale; sisters Dora and Emma of Illinois; five great-grandchildren.
[Unknown source and date of publication]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, James R.

James R. Bird, Dimondale, age 99, died Saturday, August 2, 1986, at a local hospital. He was a World War I veteran. Surviving are brother Don A. Bird of Holt; and three nephews, Gardner Bird of Eaton Rapids, Frank Bird Jr. and Marion Bird, both of Wisconsin. Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery, Eaton Rapids. Arrangements by the Shelly Funeral Home, Eaton Rapids.
[Unknown source]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, James Wilson

James Wilson Bird was born in Alexandria, Virginia, March 4, 1787. His father moved to Georgia and established a large iron works in Warren county at the Shoals of Ogeechee. In his early life, James Wilson Bird carried on his work successfully. On February 1, 1820, he married Frances Casey of Savannah, by Rev. William Cooper. Later on, he moved to Hancock county here he lived until his death, November 26, 1868, at the ripe old age of eighty-one. He devoted almost his entire life to agriculture, having large plantations in several counties in Georgia, and living the typical life of a Southern gentleman of the ante-bellum days. He graduated as second honor man in his class.
[Unknown source] 
Note* The aforementioned dates do not agree with those from his grave marker.
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 1, 2017

 

BIRD, James Winfield Scott

James Winfield Scott Bird died at the home of Mrs. Felicia Bird, Water street, Confluence, at 3:30 o'clock Sunday morning, April 17, at the age of 39 years and 22 days. He had been in poor health for three years but was not confined to his bed before April 12. He spent most of the winter at Pittsburgh at the home of his sister, Mrs. W. P. Wall, but came back to Confluence two weeks ago. On Tuesday of last week he went to the barber shop and after his return collapsed and continued to grow weaker until the end came. James W. S. Bird was born in Addison, March 22, 1882. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Jefferson Bird, both of whom died in Confluence several years ago. His father was a veteran of the Civil War. About 17 years ago the family moved from Addison to Confluence. James was a young man of a kind and gentle disposition and was always ready to do any person a good act. He was well liked by a large circle of friends. He was a single man. Five of his brothers and sisters preceded him to the grave. Two brothers survive him, namely Herman of Confluence and John of Blairsville Intersection. His surviving sisters are Mrs. W. P. Wall and Miss Emma Bird, Pittsburgh. Funeral services were held at the residence of Mrs. Felicia Bird, where he died, Rev. J. M. Cogsley officiating; interment in Ursina Cemetery. Those from a distance who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Wall, Miss Emma Bird and Clarence Woolheater, Pittsburgh.
[Unknown source]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 1, 2017

BIRD, Jefferson

Another veteran of the Civil War, Jefferson Bird, of Confluence, has answered the last roll call. Mr. Bird was a native of Addison township and lived most of his life in Somerset county. He was a hard-working, honest man. He lived at Confluence with his family for the last seven years, where his wife died about three years ago. Early in the summer, he was stricken with paralysis and after recovering from the shock he gradually got weaker and appeared to lose all vitality. A few weeks ago he went to Harnedsville to visit his brother-in-law, W. Nicholson, at whose home he died on Saturday, September 21, in the 66th year of his age, his birthday occurring in November. He is survived by six children - Miss Emma of Pittsburgh, Miss Allie, James, John, Charles and Herbert, all of whom live at home. He is also survived by three sisters and two brothers, the sisters being Mrs. John Gilbert of Jenners, Mrs. George Saylor of Somerset, Mrs. John Cooper of Leechburg, and two brothers, Ross of Somerset and Marshall of Confluence. The funeral took place Sunday afternoon at the Church of God, Ursina, Rev. C. W. Hoover of the M. E. Church of Confluence, officiating. A delegation of the GAR attended the funeral and were the pall-bearers. The funeral was an exceptionally large one.

[Unknown Source]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 6, 2017


BIRD, Jennifer Marie (infant)

Jennifer Marie Bird, infant daughter of Charles and Denise Bird of 1314 Armstrong St., Marinette, who was born on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 1991 at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay, failed to survive. Jennifer is survived by her parents, two brothers, Jason and Charles, her grandparents, Charles and Lorraine Bird of Porterfield, Jan DeCamp and Myrill Brix of Marinette, and great-grandparents, Rudy and Della Kamin, of Marinette. Family services will be held on Sunday at Hansen-Onion-Martell Funeral Home. The Rev. Michael Werner will officiate. Burial will be at McAllister Lutheran Church Cemetery.
[Unknown Source]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, Jim

Jim Bird, 77, 230 E. 9th St., died at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Freeman Hospital where he had been a patient for the past two weeks. He was born on July 9, 1892, in Goff, Kan., and had been a resident of Joplin since 1957. He was a retired employe of the Burlington Railroad. Surviving are four sons, John Byrd, Plymouth, Mich.; Sam Bird, Denver, Col.; Herb Bird, Coffeyville, Kan.; and Ray Bird, Beaumont, Tex.; three daughters, Mrs. Violet Murphy, Dighton, Kan.; Mrs. Tina Williams, Sherman, Tex.; Mrs. Freda Hall, Cherryvale, Kan.; a sister, Mrs. Edna Jordan, Horton, Kan.; 21 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren. The family will be at the home of a granddaughter, Mrs. Garold Morlan, 2201 McConnell Ave. Arrangements will be announced by the Parker Mortuary.
[Unknown source and date of publication]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 1, 2017

BIRD, Mrs. Joan Conroy

Joan C. Bird (nee Conroy), 70, from Chicago Ridge, passed away on September 30, 2009, beloved mother of Jim, Mark (Lisa), and Carey; grandmother of two, Alex and Miranda; sister of Marilyn (Jack), Bill (Dorothy), Carol, and Joyce; aunt to many nieces and nephews. Visitation Saturday, 9:00 a.m. until time of service at 1:00 p.m. at Blake-Lamb Funeral Home, Oak Lawn. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Contributions to American Cancer Society.
d.o.d. September 30, 2009; Chicago Sun Times article, unknown date
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 28. 2017

BIRD, John Franklin

John Franklin Bird, 66, identified with the city's band instrument industries for twenty-three years, and one of Elkhart's most highly respected citizens, died at 7-20 o'clock yesterday morning at the Holy Family hospital in Laporte. While his death was directly due to uremic poisoning, Mr. Bird's health had been failing since the death of his daughter, Frances, which occurred March 15, 1913. He had been under a physician's care for six months. He was taken seriously sick February 16 and was moved to the hospital three days later. Funeral services will be held at the home, 1013 Johnson street, at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Rev. A. S. Menaugh, pastor of the Goshen Progressive Brethren church, will officiate. Interment will be made in the family lot in Grace Lawn cemetery. Mr. Bird was born in Laporte county, November 26, 1853, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bird. On July 3, 1881 he married Miss Elizabeth Niccum and she and one son, Arthur E. Bird, survive in addition to three sisters, Mrs. John Daley, Mrs. Warren Rowley and Mrs. Etta Dotson; and one brother, Ephraim Bird. Mr. Bird was one of a family of twelve children. For twenty-three years Mr. Bird was an employee for the C. G. Conn band instrument factory and during that time he established the enviable record of never reporting late for work. For the past two years he had been employed in the valve department of E. A. Couturier Band Instrument company which moved from this city to Laporte. He was a member of the Elkhart Brass Workers' union. Following his death the body was brought to the Charles W. Walley funeral home in this city by his son, Arthur Bird.

The Elkhart Review, February 23, 1920
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 22, 2017


BIRD, John H.

John H. Bird, 66, lifelong resident of Dewitt county, passed away Sunday at the home of his son-in-law, Walter Evans, six miles east of Wapella. Death followed a paralytic stroke suffered about 10 days ago. The deceased was born in Dewitt County, February 18, 1866, the son of Alexander and Elvira Bird. He was united in marriage to Rachel R. Beatty in this city, June 14, 1888, and to this union two children were born, Mrs. Walker Evans and Mrs. Ira Miller, both of whom survive. He is also survived by the widow and the following brothers and sisters: Frank and George, Greeley, Colo.; James, Darlington, Mo.; Taylor, International Falls, Minn.; and A. J., Mrs. Grant Myers and Mrs. E.J. Bennett of Clinton. Two brothers and one sister preceded the deceased in death. He was a member of the Shiloh United Brethren church. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at Birkbeck with Rev. Hutchinson officiating. Burial will be made in Woodlawn Cemetery. The body was taken to Reeser's Funeral Home and prepared for burial.
[Unknown Source]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 1, 2017

BIRD, Mrs. Laura Hostetler

Mrs. Laura (Hostetler) Bird, 69, of Meyersdale, Pa., passed away early Wednesday evening, Nov. 7, in the Hazel McGilvery Hospital. She was stricken ill Sunday when she returned from church. Laura Hostetler Bird was born March 13, 1882, in Summit Township, a daughter of the late Cyrus M. and Annie (Livengood) Hostetler. Her husband, Cyrus M. Bird died Jan. 1, 1944. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Earl M. Walker and Miss Miriam M. Bird, both at home, and by two granddaughters. One brother, Lloyd C. Hostetler, of Meyersdale, also survives. Another brother, Maurice A. Hostetler, died May 28, 1951. Since 1944, she and her daughters were owners of Bird Poultry Co., in which she took great interest. Her hobby was growing flowers, and she had one of the outstanding flower gardens in this district. Mrs. Bird was a member of The Main Street Brethren Church since early youth. She was also a faithful member of the Woman's Missionary Society of that church. The funeral service will be held in The Main Street Brethren Church on Saturday afternoon, Nov. 10, at 2:30 p.m. in charge of her pastor, the Rev. W.S. Benshoff. Interment will be in Union Cemetery under the direction of W.C. Price & Son.
[Unknown Source]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 29, 2017

BIRD, Lee Boyce

Lee Boyce Bird, age 88, born February 18, 1919, in Prairie Mountain, Texas, passed away Monday, October 8, 2007. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Lucille Keller Bird of Missouri City, Texas; sons, Russell Lee Bird and Darrell David Bird of Houston; granddaughters, Casey Lee Bird and Amy Lee Bird of Sugar Land, Texas; sister, Betty Bird Parks of San Antonio, Texas; nieces, Kathlyn Fowler of Houston and Gay Goodale Smith of San Antonio, Texas; and nephew, Michael Goodale of San Antonio, Texas. As per his wish, there are no formal services. For those desiring, memorials may be made to the Bethany Lutheran Church Building Fund, Fredericksburg, Texas, or to a charity of choice.
abt. Monday, October 8, 2007; The Houston Chronicle
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, Leo Sr.

Leo Bird of South Pasadena, Ca., formerly of Chicago and Madison, Wi., died November 10, 1964. He was the husband of Florence R. Bird., and the father of the late Leo Bird, Jr. Friends may call at the Hebblethralte Chapel, 1567 Maple Ave., Evanston, Friday, where a Masonic service will be conducted by the Paul Revere Lodge #898 A.F.& A.M. Entombment, Memorial Park Cemetery.
Chicago Tribune, November 11, 1964
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, Leo Jr.

Services for Leo Bird, Jr., 45, of 1345 Plymouth Lane, Glenview, will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow in the chapel at 1507 Maple Ave., Evanston. Mr. Bird died Wednesday in MacNeal Memorial Hospital, Berwyn, of injuries suffered in an auto accident last Monday in Summit. He was merchandising manager of Visking Company, W. 65th St., a division of Union Carbide Company. Surviving are his widow Jeanne and father Leo, Sr.
[Unknown source]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, Lon "Chuck"

Fort Worth - Lon "Chuck" Bird, 89, a retired Greyhound bus driver, died Friday, July 14, 2000, in Fort Worth. Funeral: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Dr. Murray Richey will officiate. Greenwood Mausoleum
Chuck Bird was born Oct. 14, 1910 in Mineral Wells. He played professional football in the 1930s. He married Hazel Anderson in 1960 and worked for Greyhound for 31 years. He was a life member of the Elks Lodge 124 and was a veteran of World War II and served in the Navy Sea Bee's. Survivors: Wife of 40 years, Hazel Marie Bird and one niece, Marion Dunham and husband Joe.  Greenwood Funeral Home, 3100 White Settlement Road

[abt. Friday, July 14, 2000; No source]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, Mrs. Louisa Bender

Mrs. Louisa Bird, sixty-eight, a resident of Elkhard for all but two or three years of her life and widow of Noah Bird, a Civil war veteran, died at 3:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon at 501 West Beardsley avenue, where she had made her home for the past forty-four years. Death was due to complications of diseases and came after a nuber of years of illness. Mrs Bird was born near Akron, Oh, August 26, 1847, and came to Elkhart with her parents, Mrs. and Mrs. Isaac Benderm when she was three years old. She married Mr. Bird soon after his return from active service in the Civil war. He was engaged as a papermaker in a local mill, and died in 1883. Mrs. Bird was for a long time a member of the Woman' Relief Corps, but owing to her illness of the past few years, she had been inactive in the organization. Mrs. Bird is survived by four sons, Schulyer, Leon, Chester and Robert, none of whom are in Elkhard, a daughter, Mrs. A. B. McCue of Madison Wis., a brother, Ollie Bender, of Elkhard, four sisters, Mrs. A. Swinehart of Chicago, Mrs. Elizabeth Blair of Oklahoma, Mrs., John Watkins and Mrs. Mary Bender of Elkhart, and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the late home at 3:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Rev. R. A. Morrison of Riverside Christian church officiating. Interment will be made in Gracelawn cemetery.
April 3, 1916; Elkhart Truth
Findagrave Memorial #72489511
(Courtesy of Gene Brierly/transcribed by Genie)
Posted January 26, 2017

BIRD, Miss Lucetta

On Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., March 11th, Miss Lucetta Bird passed from earth to Heaven, the cause of her death, heart and nervous trouble. She leaves a widowed mother, Mrs. Catherine Bird, and four sisters and four brothers as follows: Mrs. Yeagley, Confluence; Mrs. P.V. Nedrow, Somerfield; Mrs. J.I. Laub, Tarentum; and Ida, at home; Andrew and Perry, Confluence, and Ellsworth and Robert, of Kansas. She was born on Sunday, March 23, 1872, at the old home known as the Basil Bird farm, Addison twp. Converted during a great revival held by the Rev. N.L. Brown in the old Methodist Episcopal Church, Addison, in 1889, she constantly lived a consistent Christian life as a faithful follower of Jesus Christ, a loving devoted daughter to an invalid mother, a true tender-hearted sister, a constant friend. She was patient in her sickness, and at the end she said, as though she heard the flutter of angel wings,
"I am not afraid to go. I'm going home. Tell Mother not to grieve."
Her mother was downstairs and could not see Miss "Cetta" pass away.
[unknown source]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted Februar
y 1, 2017

BIRD, Mrs Maisie C. Blanchard

A longtime resident of Baton Rouge, Maisie Bird died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2000. She was 95 and a native of Brusly. Before retiring from the city-parish Health Unit, she was a homemaker, and in her early years taught elementary education in a one-room school house near Luling. Visiting at Rabenhorst Funeral Home, 825 Government St., 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, with recitation of the rosary at 10 a.m. Visiting at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Brusly, 1:30 p.m. until religious services at 2:30 p.m. Friday, conducted by the Rev. Donald Blanchard. Entombment in St. John the Baptist Mausoleum. Survived by a son, Edward A. Bird III and his wife Terri S. Bird of Pierre Part; a daughter, Maisie Bird Barra and her husband Richard J. Barra of Lafayette; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Edward A. Bird, Jr.; two daughters, Barbara Bird Richard and Diane Bird Verbois; two sisters, Eta Gauthreaux and Seessel Peavy; a brother, Wesley Blanchard; parents, Armand and Dionne Landry Blanchard, and a grandson, Allen Richard. Pallbearers will be her grandsons. She was a 1922 graduate of Brusly High School, a past member of Third Order of Mary, Catholic Daughters of the Americas, and Sacred Heart Altar Society. She was a devout Catholic and was committed to her faith all of her life.

[abt. Tuesday, January 18, 2000; Unknown Source]
Find A Grave Memorial# 170953114
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 15, 2017

BIRD, Miss Malinda

Miss Malinda Bird, R.N., of Pittsburgh died January 18, in the West Penn Hospital. Funeral services will be held at the Price Funeral Home, Meyersdale at 2:30 Saturday afternoon, the Rev. W. S. Benshoff officiating.
[Union Cemetery, Meyersdale, Somerset Co., PA.]
abt. Jan.uary 18, 1950; no  source noted

Findagrave Memorial #70729437
(Courtesy of Gene Brierly/transcribed by Genie)
Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, Marcus

Marcus Bird, the old surveyor, died at his home near Carrington on the 7th inst., of paralysis. He had a stroke March 31st from which he never recovered. Funeral services were held by Rev. Penn, with burial at Millers Creek cemetery. He was born in Virginia in 1806 and came to this county in 1824 and was among the first residents of Fulton and learned the cabinet trade. He married Miss Lizzie Talbot in Montgomery county in 1830, was elected county surveyor in 1835 and held the place for about 35 years. He has three children living and 2 dead, 23 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. There is probably no man who knew every nook and hollow in this county like Marcus Bird, as he has been on every quarter section of land in it. In the early days when Fulton consisted of a store, blacksmith shop and grocery, Bird was said to be the best wrestler in the state; at all events, no man in those days struck Fulton who could throw him down. He was a small but exceedingly wiry and tough young fellow in those days. When Uncle Joe Bryan first came to Fulton, a man by the name of Warner was the sheriff. Warner carried all the papers pertaining to his office in his hat. He introduced Uncle Joe to Marcus Bird as Mr. Bird, "one of the wren family," as he was a small bird.
[unknown source]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, Marion James

Marion James Bird, 90, Ferryville, died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2003, at the Prairie Health Center in Prairie du Chien. He was born Aug. 4, 1913, in Fort Wayne, Ind., the son of Frank and Elizabeth (Lenz) Bird. He entered the Army in 1942 during World War II, and served three years in Europe and Africa, receiving three Purple Hearts and three Battle Stars in Africa with the 2nd Corps, and two Battle Stars in Italy with the 5th Army. He was united in marriage to Helen Davenport on Oct. 8, 1945. After leaving the service, he owned and operated a small garage and repair service in Ferryville for several years. After selling the garage, he became a commercial fisherman, guide and trapper, which he did until his retirement. He was also a Crawford County deputy sheriff and a police officer in Ferryville for several years. He is survived by his daughter, Jaelene Seymour, Ferryville; two grandsons, Michael (Peggy) Broadhead, Waukon, Ia., Jeff (Tracey) Broadhead, Virginia Beach, Va.; two granddaughters, Kelly (Steve) Peterson and Tracy Hatlan (Billy Heisz) both of Ferryville; 11 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Helen, a son-in-law, Gale Seymour, and two brothers, Donald and Frank Bird. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 31, in the Ferryville Cemetery. Rev. Helen Johnson  will officiate, and military rites by the DeSoto VFW Post #8123. The Larson Funeral Home of DeSoto is assisting the family with arrangements.
[abt. Sunday, Dec. 28, 2003; unknown source]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, Mathias

The funeral services of Mathias Bird were conducted by Elder Ashley, of Michigan, at the Baptist Chapel, at one o'clock this afternoon, after which the remains were deposited in the Cemetery. Mr. Bird leaves a wife and two small children to mourn his loss.
The Elkhart (IN) Review [date of death was October 30, 1879]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 1, 2017

BIRD, (infant) Marilyn Jean

Marilyn Jean, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Bird of Kalamazoo, Mich., formerly of Elkhart, died Sunday morning in the Bronson hospital, Kalamazoo. The child, who was born June 2, is survived by her parents, a brother, two sisters and her maternal grandmother. The family left Elkhart about five years ago. The body will be brought to Elkhart, where the funeral will be held at the home of Mr. Bird's uncle, Charles Spencer, 1045 Cone street, at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. G.R. Crane, Albright U.B. Church, will officiate, and burial will be in Rice cemetery.
The Elkhart Truth, publication date unknown
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 1, 2017

BIRD, Mrs. Mary Dodge

Mrs. Mary Dodge Bird, 68, a resident of Topeka, Kansas, for 43 years and wife of William A. S. Bird, widely known Topeka lawyer, died July 20th at the Scott home, 718 Topeka boulevard. She was born at Wilton, Ia., October 12, 1857, and moved to Falls City, Neb., in 1878. March 21, 1883, she was married to Mr. Bird at Hiawatha, Kan., and the couple located immediately thereafter in Topeka. Mrs. Bird traveled extensively, having visited thirty-eight states and practically all of the large cities of the United States and Canada. She sailed on both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, as well as the Gulf of Mexico, which she crossed three times. For her club work and tireless efforts in the affairs of the church, Mrs. Bird was best known. She was a member of the Grange; Daughters of the American Revolution; Toltec Rite; Social Order of the Beauceant; Minewa Council No. 1, the Security Benefit Association, and the Atlantean Club. She was a member of the First Congregational church of Topeka. Besides her husband she is survived by one sister, Mrs. Della Rider of Cedar Rapids, Ia., and one brother, Arthur N. Dodge of Minneapolis, Minn. She was laid to rest July 21 in the beautiful Mt. Hope cemetery. The bereaved husband, Hon. W. A. S. Bird, is a native of Addison Township, Somerset County, Pa., being an uncle of the well known Bird Bros. of Meyersdale. He is an ex-member of the Kansas Legislature .......(missing) one of the most prominent ..........(missing) of the Kansas Bar.

no date/source noted
FindAGrave Memorial #72447429
(Courtesy of Gene Brierly/transcribed by Genie)
Posted February 28. 2017

BIRD, Mrs. Mary L. Hedrick

Mary L. Bird, 49, of 7310 Hollansburg-Sampson Road, Arcanum, died Saturday night at her residence. Mrs. Bird was a homemaker and was formerly employed in the housekeeping department at Wayne Hospital. She was born July 6, 1938, in Dayton, daughter of the late Max and Lena (Wagner) Hedrick. A 1956 graduate of Patterson Co-Op High School, Dayton, she was a member of the Pitsburg Church of the Brethren, the women's fellowship of the church and "I Cope" of the Cancer Society of Greenville. Surviving are her husband, Wade, two sons, Michael and Dennis, both of Arcanum; and a sister, Mrs. Richard (Norma) Jones of Centerville. The funeral is set for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Pitsburg Church of the Brethren with the Rev. John Edwards Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Royal Oak Cem,etery, Brookville. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. todayat Kreitzer Funeral Home, Arcanum, and one hour before services Tuesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to either the Pitsburg Church of the Brethren or to the Darke County Cancer Society.
d.o.d. December 19, 1987; no source noted
FindAGrave Memorial #32558915
(Courtesy of Gene Brierly/transcribed by Genie)
Posted March 25, 2017

BIRD, Mrs. Minnie Sines

New Straitsville - Mrs. Minnie Sines Bird, 82, of New Straitsville, died at 9:30 p.m. Thursday (March 5) at Woodside Manor Convalescent Home in Cincinnati where she was taken Feb. 6 from Mount St. Mary Hospital in Nelsonville. Death followed a long illness. She was born Aug. 17, 1887, in New Straitsville, a daughter of Peter R. and Minnie Irvin Sines. She was married Dec. 26, 1906, to William B. Sines in Newport, Ky. He died in November 1967. Mrs. Bird was a member of New Straitsville United Methodist Church and its Priscilla Class. Surviving are two sons, Robert Bird, of Tuscon, Ariz., and William E. Bird of New Straitsville; a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Nellie) Quisno of Cincinnati; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and  great-great-grandchild; and a sister, Mrs. D. C. (Mary) Moffett of Logan. A son, George died in 1962 and six brothers and a sister are also deceased. Friends may call at Trevey Funeral Home in New Straitsville 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at New Straitsville United Methodist Church with Rev. Ralph Malcomb officiating. Burial will be in New Straitsville Cemetery. The body will be taken ot the church at noon Monday and friends may call.
Source: The Times Recorder; Zanesville, Ohio; March 7, 1970; page 2-A section
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted December 16, 2012

BIRD, Miss Miriam M. (abridged)

Meyersdale lost one of its best known citizens on August 9, when Miss Miriam M. Bird, a lifetime resident, passed away in Magee Women's Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was a daughter of the late Cyrus M. and Laura (Hostetler) Bird. Miss Bird graduated from Meyersdale High School in 1931. While in high school she won the Somerset County Oratorical Contest and went on to win the first position alternate, or second place, in Western Pennsylvania at Carnegie Music Hall, Pittsburgh. She was awarded a silver cup, emblematic of her regional championship, which became the permanent possession of Meyersdale High School. Following her graduation from high school, she attended Ashland College, Ashland, Ohio, where she received her AB degree. She began her teaching career at Somerset Township High School. After her teaching experience there, she decided to further her education by attending graduate school at the University of Pittsburgh. Following her studies at Pitt, she returned to Meyersdale where she taught since 1944 in the fields of English speech and journalism. Probably her major contribution was in the area of journalism. She served as advisor to Hi-View, the school paper, for more than 25 years, and one year actually served as advisor to both Hi-View and Hi-Point, the school year book. She gave unstintingly of her knowledge, energy, enthusiasm and encouragement to the many students who served on her staffs. In addition to this, she served as president of the Central Western Scholastic Press Association. In 1959, she received one of 25 fellowships offered nationally by the Wall Street Journal. She chose to use the fellowship for study at Pennsylvania State University. She is survived by her sister, Anna Walker, and two nieces, Laura Bird of Berlin, and Mary Ann Henderson of Coraopolis. Generations of Meyersdale students will consider themselves survivors of Miss Miriam Bird, who gave so much of herself to her many students whose lives will be a living memorial to her. Funeral service was held Saturday morning in Price Funeral Home, Meyersdale, with her pastor Rev. Robert Hoffman officiating. Interment in Union Cemetery, Meyersdale.
[Unknown Source]
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Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, Mrs. Myrtle

Myrtle C. Bird, of Madison, Wis., died April 27, 1959; wife of Leo Bird; mother of Leo Bird, Jr., of Glenview, Illinois; sister of Mrs. Ethel Kelley of Trenton, Mo. Resting at Chapel, 1567 Maple Ave., Evanston, where service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Entombment, Memorial Park Cemetery.
abt. April 27, 1959; Chicago Tribune
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Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, Noah

The last link to bind the people of the present day in Somerset county with the stirring days preceding and during the Mexican War, when the whole country was filled with enthusiasm, is broken. The venerable Noah Bird, who was not only a veteran of that war, but also a more terrible one fifteen years later, has answered the last roll call and gone to his reward. He had no more than reached man's estate when he cheerfully went forth to fight a foreign foe, and a decade and a half later, he again left all the allurements of home and family to take part in a still more bloody strife at home.  Noah Bird was born in Addison township, December 18, 1824, and died May 13, 1913, being 88 years 4 months and 26 days old at the time of his death. He was by occupation a farmer and lived the greater part of his life on a farm now owned by Martin Becket on the road between Dumas and Harnedsville. He served in the Mexican War from 1845 to 1848, a member of the 2nd Pennsylvania Regiment. After his return from the Mexican War, he married Miss Annie Harned on December 2, 1849, who died in 1851. No children were born to this marriage. On April 2, 1853, he married Miss Mary Rush, who survives him. To this union were born six children, three of whom survive. Three preceded him to the grave - Sarah Ann, who died in infancy, Mrs. Grant Tissue and Thomas J. Bird. The surviving children are Rev. A. J. Bird, Somerset; Mrs. Jennie Dunmyer, Johnstown; and Winfield Scott Bird, of Harnedsville. He is also survived by five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. One brother, John H. Bird of Addison township, and one sister, Mrs. Charles Roberts of Addison borough, also survive.  During the War of the Rebellion, Mr. Bird served in Co. L, 2nd Pennsylvania in Heavy Artillery under Captain Jos. Bisbham and Col. Joseph Roberts. He was a member of the United Evangelical Church for many years.
[abt. May 13, 1913; Source Unknown, last paragraph of obituary was cut off]
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Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, Oliver/Orville Ross

Mr. Oliver R. Bird died January 5th, 1902 at his homestead on the farm in Somerset township, a well-known and universally respected citizen. His death was due to diabetic gangrene. He had been suffering from diabetis for four or five years; three and a half years ago one finger was lost from same cause. At length the blood became vitiated and death then took rapid strides. He was a Lutheran by birth and training and during his ladst moments was ministered to by Rev. B. B. Collins. Besides his wife, who was a daughter of the late Daniel Shultz, he leaves six children, Charles, Cyrus M. Alice, Kate, Maud and Malinda. He also leaves two brothers and five sisters, Alfred, W. A. S. Bird, a lawyer of Topeka, Kans., Mrs. Milton D. Miller, and Mrs. A. C. Fulmer, of town, Mrs. Isaac Leslie, Mrs. Geo Davis, and Mrs. John Bender, of Addison. Funeral services were held at the home and at the German Baptist church, the ministers of the Lutheran and German Baptist church officiating. Peace to his ashes. His age was 51 years, 4 months and 4 days.
abt. January 5, 1902; no source noted
Findagrave Memorial #70711987
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Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, Oliver

Oliver Bird, 88, of Cherry Tree Nursing Home, Uniontown, died Wednesday, July 22, 1998, at 2:35 P.M. Born Oct. 16, 1909, in Markleysburg, Mr. Bird had lived in Belle Vernon until he moved into the nursing home due to ill health. He had been ill for a lengthy time. He was a member of the Belle Vernon Church of the Nazarene. Mr. Bird was retired from the Monessen plant of Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp., retiring in 1972 because of illness. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Eva Stricklin Bird, and a sister, Dorothy Mitchel of West Virginia. Friends will be received Thursday in the Ferguson Funeral Home, Inc., 700 Broad Ave., Belle Vernon.
[abt. Wednesday, July 22, 1998; Unknown Source]
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Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, Orva A., Sr.

O. A. "Doc" Bird, 76, 1856 ...?? Ave., died Sunday, March 5, at Weld County ....?? Hospital. He was born Dec. 11, 1901?? in Lane, Ill. He married Ida J. Larson?? Nov., 24, 1927, in Denver; he later married Lena Hudson on May 15, 1951, in Raton, N. M. He began working for the Greeley Gas Co., in 1920, and was appointed operations superintendent for the company in 1950. He retired after 47 years of service with the company. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and was active in the church holding office on their board of trustees and as a deacon until poor health required him to curtail his activities. He was a member of the Greeley Lodge No. 809 of the BPOE and the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge No. 909. Survivors are his wife, Lena, a son, retired Major O. A. Bird .......unreadable....Vacaville, Calif., two daughters, Mrs. Don (Carol) Meyer of Burbank, Calif, Mrs. Jerry ..........unreadable, son Jerry Lee Carr of Greely; a sister, Mrs. George (Sophronia) Dillow, of Middleburg, Fla.; nine grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren. A brother, Richard E. Bird, died Sept. 24,1975. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Adamson Memorial Chapel. Interment will be in the Sunset Memorial Gardens. Contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund.
[note: clipping is obscured by old browned tape making portions unreadable]
March 7, 1978; Greely Tribune
Findagrave Memorial #73019244
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Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, Orva A. Jr.

Orva A. Bird, Jr., 71, of Castroville, Calif., formerly of Greeley, died Nov. 24. Burial was in Alexander City, Ala. Mr. Bird was born in Greeley on Feb. 27, 1929. He married Betty Bird. He served in the Air Force in the Korean and Vietnam wars. He was a carpenter. He was a member of Monterey County Parks and Recreation Department and Monterey County PAL Program. Survivors include his wife; son, Len of California; sisters Carol Bird of Aurora, Janet McMurry of Estes Park; two grandchildren.
Rocky Mountain News (CO), December 13, 2000
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Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, Rev. Oscar C.

Lakeland -- Even after the Rev. Osar C. Bird retired from his 26-year career, he still took every opportunity he could to preach, even if it was to salesmen at his door.
"He just wanted as many people saved as he could get" said his wife, Ida Mae Bird of Lakeland. "He woul minister to all the people that came to visit him -- his family, friends and salesmen."
It was the on-on-one aspect of preaching that Rev. Bird enjoyed the most, said his daughter, Deborah Striker of Carlinville, Ill. Rev. Bird died of lung failure Sunday (March 3, 2002) at Kindred Hospital in Tampa. He was 79. He was born in Williamsport, PA., on March 1, 1923, and came to Lakeland from Coplay, PA., in 1969. He graduated from Southeastern Bible College and served as pastor of Newport Assembly of God and Milton Assembly of God in Pennsylvania. He was also a supply pastor for various churches of the Eastern Division of the Assembly of God. Rev. Bird served in the Army's Third Infantry Division in North Africa and Italy during World War II. After being wounded in Anzio, Italy, at 21, he spent three months in an Italian Hospital. He received the Purple Heart, German-American, European Theater with one Bronze Star and Combat Infantry medals for his service.  He was a life member of Disabled American Veterans and AMVETS. In addition to his wife and daughter, he is survived by his son, Timothy Bird, Lakeland, daughters Margaret Haas, Lakeland; Rebecca Crawford, Mulberry: sister, Pearl Birchard, Binghamton, N.Y.; and six grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Highland Park Church of the Nazarene.

abt. March 3, 2002; no source noted
Findagrave Memorial #60195144
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Posted February 1, 201
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BIRD, Owen Chelsea

Services will be held for Owen Chelsea Bird of Santa Paula on Thursday at 2 p.m. at Skillin-Carroll Mortuary Chapel in Santa Paula [CA] with the Rev. Thomas Heslop of the First United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be at Santa Paula Cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary on Wednesday, from 9 a.m to 8 p.m. and on Thursday from 9 a.m until service time. Mr. Bird died on Sunday at his home after a long illness. He was 88. He was born Feb. 21, 1903 in Sabetha, Kan., and lived in Ventura County 55 years after coming from San Fernando. He was a citrus association manager for 43 years. He was a member of the Santa Paula Rotary Club and was past president of the Moorpark Rotary Club. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the Lemon Men's Club of Saticoy and was past president of the Santa Paula Union High School Board of Trustees. As a 45-year affiliate with Sunkist, Mr. Bird built the first lemon packinghouse, called Briggs Lemon Association, in Santa Paula and in the 1950's built the firt orange packinghouse in Agadir, French Morocco for Logan International. He also built the Ojai Tapo orange packinghouse in Somis and served on the board of directors for the Fruit Growers Supply Company. He is survived by a son, Owen L. Bird of Santa Paula; a step-son, Paul Boetious of Sacramento; a daughter, Sara Webb of Palmdale; five grandchildren, Richard Bird of El Centro; Larry Bird of San Antonio, Texas; Nancy Bird, Costa Mesa; Dan Bird of Albuquerque, N.M; and Arthur Webb of Arlington, Va.; five step-grandchildren, Gale, Paul Jr., Susan, Kirby and Ernie Boetious, all of Sacramento; and two great-grandchildren, Michelle Bird and Michael Bird, both of El Centro. Services are under the direction of Skillin-Carroll Mortuary of Santa Paula.
abt. 15 October 1991; no source noted
(Courtesy of Gene Brierly/transcribed by Genie)
Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, Owen Louis

Born: 1930 - Died 2010
Owen passed away peacefully at home on May 30 2010. He was born in San Fernando, Calif. and raised in Santa Paula. He was Korean War Air Force Veteran and was active in civil and volunteer duties througout his life. Owen graduated from Cal Poly in 1958 with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. He spent thirty-three years traveling the Southwest working in the banking and agricultural industries before retiring in 1991 to Santa Paula. He spent his retirement in various volunteer positions at the Santa Paula First United Methodist Church and researching the family genealogy. A happy hearted man, Owen love being around his family. He was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-four years Clara Ellen. He is survived by his sister Sara; his children: Richard, Larry, Dan, and Nancy. Grandchildren: Michelle, Michael, William, and Thomas and two great-grandchildren Cobain and Emily. Services will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Santa Paula on June 9, 2010 at 1 p.m. Donations can be made to the Memorial Fund at he[sic] First United Methodist Church of Santa Paula, Calif.
abt. May 30, 2010; no source noted
Findagrave Memorial #73927729
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Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, Paul L.

Paul L. Bird, 59, of Berlin RD 3, died March 14, 1974, at home. Born April 21, 1914, in Fort Hill, he was a son of Lloyd B. and Ethel (Leslie) Bird. He was preceded in death by his mother in 1964. Surviving are his wife, the former Mary E. (Betty) Fogle; a son, Paul Jr., Berlin; a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Janet) Young, of Ashland, Ohio; and his father of Berlin RD 3. He was a member and deacon of Berlin Brethren Church, taught the Christian Pioneer Class in its Sunday School, was a past Sunday School superintendent, past moderator of Pennsylvania District Brethren Church, past treasurer of Pennsylvania District camp board, trustee of Ashland College, director of Philson National Bank, and was a member of Masonic Lodge F&AM 76 of Summersville, W.VA. He had been a contract carrier for the American Cyanamid Company and was presently a Hercules distributor of explosives and blasting supplies. Funeral service was held Sunday afternoon in Johnson and Son Funeral Home, Berlin, with Rev. Ralph E. Mills officiating. Interment in Berlin IOOF Cemetery.
abt. March 14, 1974; no source noted
Findagrave Memorial #71917272
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Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, Perry F.

Perry F. Bird, aged 83 years, 8 month[sic], 29 days, died at 6 A.M. April 1, 1937, at the home of his brother, A. L. Bird, with whom he has resided since the death of his sister, Miss Ida P. Bird, who had been his housekeeper for many years. Mr. Bird was widely known in this community. He was born in Addison township and was a son of the late Basil and Catherine A. Bird, pioneer resident of this county. Mr. Bird engaged in farming and stock raising for many years, on the farm where he was born. About thirty years ago he moved to Confluence. He was preceded in death by his father, mother, four sisters and two brothers, and is survived by one brother, Andrew L. Bird, and three sisters, Mrs. Fred Yeagley, Mrs. P. V. Nedrow of Confluence and Mrs. Mary Lamb, of Tarentum, Pa. Mr. Bird never married. Funeral services were held at the home of his brother, Andrew, Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock, Rev. Kees, pastor of the M.E. Church of which Mr. Bird was a member, officiating. Burial was in Addison Cemetery.
abt. April 1, 1937; source not noted
Find A Grave Memorial# 73919922
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Posted February 1, 2017

BIRD, Raymond John

Raymond J. Bird, beloved husband of Ella; fond father of Gerald (Angela), Noel P. (Sue), Carolyn (George) Holland, Judith (Michael) Golden and David Bird; grandfather of eight; brother of George, Mary Kingston, the late Chester and Robert Bird. Funeral 9:45 a.m. Thursday from the Zimmerman and Sandeman Memorial Chapel, 5700 W. 95th St. to?? St. Germaine Church. Mass 10:30 a.m. Interment St. Mary. Visitation after 1 p.m. Wednesday. 424-0040??
abt. January 4, 1982; no source noted (Cook Co., IL.)
Findagrave Memorial #105552902
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Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, Richard D.

Funeral services for Richard Bird will be held at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon from Macy's Chapel.
May 27, 1922; Tribune, Greeley, CO.
Findagrave Memorial #65215652
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Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, Richard E.

Richard E. Bird, 78, 700 12th St., died Wednesday, Sept. 24, at Weld County General Hospital. He was a serviceman for the Greeley Gas Co. for more than 20?? years. Born Nov. 11, 1896, at Lane, Ill., he came with his parents to Greeley in 1909, living here since. He married Dorothy F. Johannesson on Nov. 24, 1927, in Brighton. Bird was a member of the First Christian Church, of Occidental Lodge No. 20, AF&AM, Colorado Consistory No. 1, El Jebel Shrine, Greely Lodge No. 809 BPOE, and the Amico Club. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, a duaghter, Mrs. Paul (Dixie L) Keener of Colorado Springs; a brother, Orva (Dod) A. Bird of Greeley, a sister Mrs. George (Sophronia) Dillow of Jacksonville, Fla. and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. Monday in the Adamson Memorial Chapel. Masonic interment will be conducted by Occidental Lodge No. 20, AF&AM, at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Friends who wish may make contributions to the Memorial Fund of the First Christian Church.
September 26, 1975; source not noted
Findagrave Memorial #73229852
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Posted February 1, 2017



BIRD, Robert Charles, Sr.

Bird, Robert Charles Sr. age 53? years of Markelysburg, passed away suddenly Thursday, December 20?. He was an employee of the Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel Co. of Monesson. He was the son of the late Anna and Demerit Bird. He is survived by his wife, Irene Novobilsky Bird, one daughter, Patricia Bowser of Friendsville, MD.; two sons, Robert C. Jr. of Abaskie, N.C. and David Emerson at home; five brothers, Demerit (Jr.) and william both of Markleysburg; James of Farmington; Samuel of Saylorsburg, Pa.; and Jack of Painsville, Ohio; two sisters, Doris Friend of Markleysburg and Shirley Savage of Cleveland, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the James R. William Funeral Home, Markleysburg, today from 3 to 9 p.m., Sunday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the Church of the Brethren, Markleysburg, Monday, December 24, from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. the hour of service with the Rev. Andrew Lasle and Rev. Donald Wentz officiating. Burial will be in the Thomas Cemetery, Markleysburg. In lieu of flowers make contributions to the American Heart Assoc. or to the Church of the Brethern, Markleysburg
The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA; December 22, 1979
Findagrave Memorial #65722413
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Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, (infant) Robert Paul

Robert Paul Bird, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Bird, living six miles north of town, passed away January 23, 1911. He was born November 21, 1909 and was one year two months and two days old at the time of his death. He had been ailing most of his short life, but was a patient little sufferer throughout his illness. Besides the parents he leaves a little brother, eight years old to mourn his departure. Funeral services were held at the home on Wednesday morning at 10:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev., J. E. Scheer. The pall bearers were Lester Keim, Joe Hunter, Ernest Dean and Willie Specht, four little schoolmates of the baby's brother. Burial was made in the Sabetha cemetery. The many friends and neighbors of the family sympathize with them in their bereavement.
"He is not dead, the child or our affection,
But gone into the realm above,
Where he no longer needs our poor protection,
For Christ himself hath welcomed him in love"
abt. January 23, 1911; no source noted [Berwick, Nemaha Co., Kansas]
Findagrave Memorial #73104147
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Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, Robert R.

BIRD -- Robert R., 55, Johnstown died Jan. 4, 1987, at Lee Hospital. Born Aug. 24, 1931, in Somerset, son of Clyde R. and Margaret Frances (Weaver) Bird. Preceded in death by parents, and wife, Jessie. Survived by brother, Donald G., married to former Barbara Poorbaugh, Hollsopple R.D. 3; also nephew, Gene R., and nieces, Darlene, Robin, and Melissa. Life member of First United Methodist Church, 430 Vine St., where he was [a] member of Okinega Sunday school class. Retired chief petty officer from Navy with 22 years' service. Vietnam War veteran. No viewing. Service at convenience of family. Arrangements by George E. Mason Funeral Home, Davidsville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to memorial fund at First United Methodist Church.
abt. Jan. 4, 1987; no source noted
Findagrave Memorial #71172362
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Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, Col. Roland Eugene

Roland E. Bird, 74, was born in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, December 2, 1923, and died at home in University Place, Washington, Monday, October 19, 1998. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Claribel Bird. He is survived by Maria, his wife of almost 15 years; his children, Bobi Tone of Las Vegas; Kathryn Hemstead of Tacoma; and Carolyn Rzesutek of University Place; his stepchildren, Patricia Baic, Martina Brill, Carmen Reschke, all of German; his sister, Carol Harding of Lewiston, ID; eight grandchildren. Roland learned the laundry and dry cleaning business from his father and operated cleaning establishments in Lewiston, ID, Portland, OR, and for the U.S. Army in Frankfurt, Germany and Ft. Lewis, WA. During his five years stationed in Germany, he met Maria and they were married in Copenhagen on October 27, 1983. They have resided in University Place for 13 years. Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 22, 10:00 a.m. at the New Tacoma Funeral Home and Cemetery.
October 21, 1998; source unknown
Findagrave Memorial #75702817
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Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, Ronald

Ronald Bird, 45, of 1812 W. Crawford Ave., died Monday evening in the St. Francis Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born March 11, 1934, in Somerset, a son of the late Ross and Edith Immel Bird. He was employed at Hocking Glass Company. He was a member of First Baptist Church, GBBA, Fairview Aide Society, VFW Post 21, and the South Connellsville Firemen's Club. He was a veteran of the Korean war serving with the U.S. Air Force. He is survived by his wife, Lenora Parnell Bird; three sisters, Mrs. William (Betty) Bernardo and Mrs. Duke (Lorraine) Rulli, both of Connellsville, and Mrs. William (Nancy) Shimshock, of Greenville. Friends will be received at the Paul G. Fink Funeral Home, Connellsville, on Wednesday until 11 a.m. Thursday, the time of service, with Rev. William J. Shellhammer officiating Interment in Green Ridge Memorial Cemetery.
[unknown source]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 1, 2017

BIRD, Mrs. Rosa A. Linninger

Mrs. Rosa A. Bird died in the Connellsville Hospital at 10:30 P.M. Saturday, September 23rd, after an illness of several months, the last few weeks of which she was confined to her bed. She was taken to the Connellsville Hospital the day previous to her death. Mrs. Bird was a daughter of the late George and Sarah (Speicher) Lininger, and was born in Accident, Maryland, on September 15, 1880. She was aged 53 years, 8 days. She was married on November 26, 1901, to Herbert A. Bird, who survives her. She was a sincere Christian, and a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, having affiliated with that church in 1909 under the pastorate of Rev. A.K. Travis. She was also a member of Review No. 199, Women's Benefit Association. In addition to her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Clara; a granddaughter and the following brothers and sisters: Lewis Lininger, Connellsville; Charles Lininger, Johnstown; Emma Watkins and Mary Nucum, Johnstown; Clara Scarborough, Toledo, Ohio; and Mazie Fisher, Listonburg. W.B.A. services were held at her late home on Tuesday at 2:10 P.M., followed at 2:30 P.M. by the funeral services. Rev. F.M. Kees officiated, assisted by Rev. George O. Ritter. Interment in Addison Cemetery.
Card of Thanks - We wish to thank all those who extended their kindness to us in the loss of our wife and mother. Also to those who donated cars, and to Rev. Kees, Rev. Ritter and the members of Review No. 199 W.B.A., for their services, and to those who gave floral tributes
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Herbert Bird and Daughter Clara
[Unknown Source]
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Posted April 8, 2017

BIRD, Mrs. Ross, nee Garlitz (widow of Ross N.)

Mrs. Ross Bird died Wednesday morning at 6 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frederick Uhelry, in Vandergrift. Mrs. Bird, a native of Somerset, had lived here all her life until the death of her husband in 1922, when she moved to Vandergrift with her daughter. Mrs. Bird was born January 20, 1852, the daughter of Christopher and Susan Wright Garlitz. She was a lifelong member of the Methodist church. Surviving is the above mentioned daughter, Mrs. Uhelry, and a son, Frank Bird, of Somerset, eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements have not yet been completed, although the body will be buried beside that of her husband in the Husband Cemetery.
[Unknown Source]
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Posted March 18, 2017


BIRD, Ross F.

Ross F. Bird, 63, of 1812 West Crawford Ave., died Sunday in Connellsville State General Hospital. He was born March 31, 1904, in Somerset, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bird. He was a member of the United Brethren Church of Somerset, the American Legion and the Connellsville Eagles Aerie. Surviving are a son, Ronald, of Connellsville; three daughters, Mrs. William (Betty) Bernardo and Mrs. Anthony (Lorraine) Rulli of Connellsville, and Mrs. William (Nancy) Shimshock of Greenville; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; a brother, Clyde of Johnstown; and two sisters, Mrs. Winifred Christner and Miss Sarah Bird of Somerset. The body will be at the McCormick funeral home after 7 p.m. today. The funeral service will be held there at 2 p.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. William Shell, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church of Uniontown, officiating. Interment will be in Green Ridge Memorial Park. 

[unknown source]
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Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, Ross N.

Announcement of the death of Ross N. Bird, aged 71, who expired at 9:00 o'clock Friday morning, at his residence on West Main street, was a severe shock to his wide circle of friends, only a few of whom knew that he was ill with pneumonia. Mr. Bird was born in Addison township. When a young man, he came here to accept employment as a moulder in a local iron foundry. Mr. Bird served two or three terms as Street Commissioner. He is survived by his widow and two children, Frank Bird and Mrs. Fred Ulery, both of this place. Funeral services were held at the Bird home at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. J. M. Turner, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church, followed by interment in Husband cemetery.
Somerset Herald
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Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, Mrs. Rossie Ann, nee Bird

Westbrook Pioneer Woman Dies After a Lengthy Illness ~ Mrs. J. W. Bird, 65, Had Been Mitchell Countian for 47 Years
Ending nearly half a century of living in Mitchell county, death claimed Mrs. J. W. Bird, 65, at her home in Westbrook Tuesday afternoon at 5:28 after a long illness. She had lived in this county 47 years. Funeral services were held at Westbrook Baptist church Wednesday afternoon with Rev. E. L. Redden, pastor, officiating. Interment was in the Westbrook cemetery. Pallbearers were Judge A. F. King, W. T. Brooks, James Herrington, Earl Jackson, Burr Brown and Geo. Slaton. Reared an orphan, Mrs. Bird was born in McClellan county on Dec. 8, 1873, her maiden name being Rossie Ann Bird. Her father died before her birth, her mother during her babyhood. She and Mr. Bird were married in McClellan county on Feb. 17, 1891, and came to Mitchell county to live. Mrs. Bird belonged to the Baptist church and the Eastern Star. Survivors in addition to Mr. Bird are one son, Ollie Bird of Westbrook; a half-sister, Mrs. Ollie Smith, of Waco; and a half-brother, John Riddle of Quail, Texas. Kiker & Son had charge of arrangements.

[unknown source]
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Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, Roy

Word was received here on Monday of the sudden death of Roy Bird, brother of Charles Bird, at Gunnison. No particulars were given in the message. Mr. Bird was employed on the railroad at Gunnison and visited here three weeks ago.
[unknown source]
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Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, Samuel

The sad news reached the city late yesterday afternoon that Samuel Bird, one of the best known railroad men of the city, had been killed at Bodus, Mich., while on his way home after a trip to Benton Harbor over the Big Four road. Bird was employed as brakeman on the local running between Elkhart and Benton Harbor, and with Conductor Q. L. Pindle and a new brakeman from Wabash, left yesterday morning on the regular daily trip. While switching some cars at Bodus, Bird went between the car at the front end of the train and the last of two cars that had been switched out on the main track in order to straight on the automatic couples, when another cut of cars was shoved down on the track, and before it was realized that Bird was between the drawheads, the cut struck the other cut and pinned Bird between the cars. Conductor Pindle tried to attract Bird's attention before the cars went together, but was unable to make him hear. Bird was horribly mangled about the hips but retained consciousness up to the time of his death and appeared to suffer no pain. The story of the accident was immediately telegraphed to this city and his wife was notified. She left on the 4:40 train and arrived at Bodus in time to see her husband and talk to him before he died. A special train was made up and on this his body was brought to this city in charge of Mrs. Bird and some railroad friends of the dead man. Today Mrs. Bird is prostrated from the shock. Mr. Bird was born in Elkhart 38 years ago, and has lived here all is life. He commenced railroading on the Lake Shore about nine years ago and went to the Big Four about three years later. For several years past he has lived with his wife and one daughter, Madge, on East Lexington Ave. He leaves four brothers and two sisters: Chester and Robert of Elkhart, Leon of St. Louis, Schuyler of Dowagiac, Mrs. Ida McCue of Chicago, and Mrs. Percy Coles of this city.
November 8, 1902, The Elkhart Daily
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Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, Samuel

Samuel Bird, aged 73 years, two months and 27 days, died at his home in Markleysburg at 6:15 o'clock Wednesday evening. He had been in failing health several months. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nancy Umbel Bird, and eight children: Hampton, Oliver, and Mrs. Dorothy Mitchell, of Markleysburg; Ira G., of Monessen; Mrs. Hazel McCarthy, of Cokeburg; Demerit, of Belle Vernon; Clifford, of Cokeburg; Edwin, of Somerset; and four step-daughters, Bessie and Mary Thompson, of Brownfield; Beulah Thompson, of Ohiopyle; Thelma Fike, of Clarksburg, W.Va. There are 23 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock in the Church of the Brethren, Markleysburg. Rev. Calvin C. Wolfe will officiate and burial will be in the Thomas cemetery. The pallbearers are Elza VanSickle, L. Williams, Arnold Seese, Kimmell Humbertson, Kimmel Myers, and Jess Laraway.
[unknown source]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 1, 2017

BIRD, Mrs. Samuel

Mrs. Samuel Bird died at her home here March 4 after a short illness, leaving a husband, a large family of children, and many friends to mourn her loss.
Meyersdale (Pa.) Republican, March 14, 1912
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 18, 2017

BIRD, Mrs. Sarah E. Gougler

Mrs. Sarah E. Bird, 87, a guest at the Myerstown Home, died there yesterday, Dec. 26, 1944. She was the widow of the Rev. Harry Bird, an Evangelical minister, and was the daughter of George Gougler and Mary Vandersal Gougler. Mrs. Bird was a native of Summit County, Ohio. The sole survivor is a son, Harry E. Bird, of Jenkintown, Pa.
[d.o.d. December 26, 1944; Unknown Source]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 21, 2017


BIRD, Sarah E.

Sarah E. Bird, 83, Somerset, died Dec. 11, 1983, in Somerset Community Hospital. Born June 21, 1900, in Somerset, daughter of the late Frank and Hattie (Koontz) Bird. Survived by one son, Frederick C., Somerset; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Somerset. Friends received after 7 p.m. today, Monday, in Robert H. Halverson Funeral Home, where service will be conducted Tuesday 1:30 p.m., the Rev. Percy Ellenberger. Interment, Husband Cemetery.
Daily American, Somerset, Pa., December 12, 1983
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 1, 2017

BIRD, Schuyler C.

Dowagiac, Mich. - Funeral services were held at the McLauchlin funeral home this afternoon for Schuyler C. Bird, 77, who died Monday evening at Lee Memorial hospital of injuries suffered in a fall at his home about two weeks ago. Burial was to take place in Grace Lawn cemetery, Elkhart. Mr. Bird had been in failing health for some time. He was born May 31, 1868, in Elkhart, the son of Noah and Eliza Bird. He came to Dowagiac over 50 years ago, and was a miller at the Colby Milling Company for over 40 years. He first married Gertrude Donwell in March 1900. She died in March 1922. His marriage to Mrs. Clara File of Dowagiac took place in 1923. She died in June 1943. Mr. Bird is survived by a sister, Mrs. Ida McCue, of Weston, Mass.

Published in the Elkhart (Indiana) Truth
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 6, 2017


BIRD, Stephen

Stephen Bird, an old resident of Cairo and Bird's Point, Mo., died at St. Mary's Infirmary this morning after a brief illness due to the infirmities of old age. The deceased was 75 years old. He was brought over from Bird's Point last Monday and placed in the hospital. Mr. Bird was born in Louisiana in 1837. He came to Bird's Point with his parents when he was a boy and has practically resided there ever since. His father conducted a sawmill at Bird's Point and during the war it was removed to where Bird's Mill is now, and the deceased had charge of it ever since the death of his father. His uncle, William Bird, was one of the early settlers at Bird's Point and who afterwards settled at Cairo. Although the deceased kept his residence in Cairo, he spent most of his time in Missouri, where his sawmill interests and farm are located. He was educated by private tutors, as was the common practice of families of means at the time. He did not enlist in the war, although the soldiers were encamped at Bird's Point. He belonged to no lodge or church. The deceased is survived by his wife and two sons, Abraham, of Bird's Hill, and City Attorney Hunter Bird, of this city. He also has a brother, Andrew Bird, residing in Tampa Fla., besides two sisters, Mrs. Clara Edwards, of Union City, Tenn., and Mrs. Nannie Hunter, of Marion, Ky. The relatives have been notified of his death and are expected to arrive and attend the funeral. The funeral will be held at the family residence at Twenty-fifth and Sycamore streets tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. The remains will be interred in the family burying grounds at Bird's Point, Mo.

[Unknown Source]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 6, 2017


BIRD, Theodore Hugh

Funeral services for Theodore Hugh Bird, 68, retired actor and producer, who died Friday, will be conducted by Forest Lawn Mortuary at 3 p.m. tomorrow in the Little Church of Flowers. He leaves three sisters and a brother. He resided in Sherman Oaks.

[Unknown Source]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 6, 2017


BIRD, Thomas

Thomas Bird, who has been a well known resident of Elkhart since 1873, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George B. "Mack" Dotson, at No. 129 1/2 North Main street, at 9:30 p.m. Friday, from the infirmities of old age. Mr. Bird was born in Pennsylvania on December 18, 1815, and came to Indiana in 1853. For many years he was a farmer, but after coming to Elkhart gained a livelihood by teaming, until failing health made it impossible for him to follow the vocation. His wife, Mary Ann Bird, died eleven years ago last September, since which event Mr. Bird had lived with his children, coming to Mrs. Dotson's a month ago, at which time he was injured in a fall, and had not been able to get out since. He was of a peculiarly rugged constitution, was a constable at one time for Osolo township, and always took an active part in politics, being an uncompromising republican. He is survived by two sons, John and Ephraim Bird, both of this city, and five daughters, Mrs. John Daly of Elkhart, Mrs. B.F. Oaks of Cleveland township, Mrs. George McArthur (formerly Mrs. Eli Lusher) of St. Louis, Mrs. G.B. Dotson and Mrs. Warren Rowley of Elkhart. Two brothers, Noah and John, and one sister, Mrs. Roberts, are living in Pennsylvania. Mr. Bird was one of a family of 15 brothers and sisters, of which all preceded him in death except those mentioned above. He was the father of twelve children, seven of whom are living. The deceased had been a member of the United Brethren church for thirty years and embraced the christian religion when a young man. Funeral services will be held Monday, friends to meet at the home of Mrs. Dotson at 2 p.m. and proceed to the U.B. church on Baldwin street where Rev. D.S. Cleaver will preach the sermon at 2:30.

Published in the Elkhart (Indiana) Daily Review
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 6, 2017


BIRD, Thomas J.

Thomas J. Bird died at 10 a.m. Friday at his home on Myers Street in his 52nd year. The death of Mr. Bird removes from this community one if its most prominent businessmen. Up to the time that he was taken ill, probably no man in town would have been considered more secure of a long lease of life than he, of a sturdy constitution, living a clean and temperate life, with his ambitions centered on his family and business, it seems indeed hard to be thus taken away when to live meant so much to him. From the first day of his illness nearly three weeks ago, when pneumonia developed, he was considered a desperately sick man, a Pittsburgh nurse was secured, and almost daily consultations by leading physicians were held over him. The pneumonia was broken up, then followed the measles, and last of all Bright's disease, which caused his death. The funeral services were held in the Methodist Episcopal Church at 10 o'clock Monday morning, and were the largest attended of any ever held in this town. His pastor, Brother Miller of Salisbury, preached the sermon from the text, "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints," found in Psalm 116, verse 15. He read Psalm 23 and spoke words of great comfort and strength and hope to the 500 or 600 people who were there. In these services, Brother Travis assisted and very feelingly read the poem, "At Rest." The entire community extends to the bereaved friends its heartiest and sincerest sympathy in this hour of affliction. The interment was in Jersey Cemetery and was made according to the rites of the Knights of the Maccabees. He was the son of Noah and Mary Bird.

[Unknown Source]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 6, 2017

BIRD, W. Scott

W. Scott Bird died at his home in Harnedsville on Thursday, March 18, just four days before his 87th birthday anniversary. He was born March 22, 1861, the son of Noah and Mary (Rush) Bird. Mr. Bird was an active church worker and, up until the time of his death, was Sunday school superintendent and sang in the choir. A few years ago, the State Sunday School Association awarded him a pin in recognition of 50 consecutive years of service. His wife preceded him in death nearly 10 years ago. He is survived by two foster children, Mrs. Richard Chapple and Lemon Smith of Johnstown, and by one sister, Mrs. Jennie Dunmyer, Harnedsville. Funeral services were held Monday at 1 p.m. at the E.U.B. church, Harnedsville, with Rev. John Miller officiating. Burial was made in the Grandview Cemetery, Johnstown.
Meyersdale (Pa.) Republican, April 1, 1948
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 11, 2017


BIRD, Wade C.

Wade C. Bird, 64, Hollansburg-Sampson Road, Arcanum, died March 25 at his residence. Mr. Bird was a retired employee of Delco Chassis, Dayton. Born Jan. 8, 1936, in Markleysburg, Pa., he was the son of Ira and Maybelle (Schrock) Bird. Also deceased are his wife, Mary Lee (Hedrich) Bird, who died Dec. 19, 1987, and six brothers and sisters. Surviving are two sons, Michael and wife Rhonda Bird of Nebraska and Dennis and wife Dana Bird of Miamisburg; a granddaughter, Michelle Bird; two step-grandchildren, Kara and Joshua; three brothers, Donald Bird of Enon, Ronald and Wendell Bird of Pennsylvania; five sisters, Garnett Jefferies, Ruby Cale, and Ruth Fieldson, all of Pennsylvania, Audrey Bates of Miamisburg, and Donna Hill of Centerville. Service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Kreitzer Funeral Home, Arcanum, with the burial to be in Royal Oak Memorial Gardens, Brookville. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

[Unknown Source]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 6, 2017

BIRD, William A.

William A. Bird of 3426 Marion. Husband of Pearl Bird. Father of Bryce B. Bird and Wilma McIntosh. Brother of Ethel Howell. Also survived by two grandchildren. Services Drawing Room, Sixteenth at Boulder, Wednesday, 2:30 p.m. to Fairmount.

[Unknown Source]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 11, 2017



BIRD, William D.

William D. Bird, 53, 1903 West Fourth Street, died at the Williamsport Hospital, Sunday, May 16, 1948. He is survived by his wife, Grace I., one son, Oscar C., this city; one daughter, Mrs. Pearl Greenwood, city; his mother, Mrs. S.C. Best, Lycoming Creek Road; two sisters, Mrs. Howard Lamade, city, and Mrs. Ralph Atkinson, Courtland, N.Y.; one brother, Allen Best, Rochester, N.Y., and one grandson. Mr. Bird is the father of W.D. Bird, Jr., who was killed in France on July 28, 1944. He is a veteran of World War I, a member of the American Legion Steinbacher Post No. 617, a member of the Memorial Baptist Church, Newberry, and was employed at E. Keeler Company. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

[abt. Sunday, May 16, 1948; Unknown Source]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 11, 2017



BIRD, William  D.

After an illness lasting more than two years, Wm. D. Bird died at his home at Cain City, Sunday, June 17. Deceased was born in Wilson County, came to Llano County when three years old, and after his marriage to Miss Maud Sullivan on December 17, 1903, lived in different places in this county. For a long time he had charge of the general merchandise store at Eckert and lately engaged in the hotel business at Cain City. He is survived by his widow, six children, three sons and three daughters, namely Flay Bird of Llano, Mrs. Frank Goodale of Fredericksburg, Will G. Bird, Maud, Bettie, and Lee Bird, a brother Will Bird of Llano, three sisters and a step sister. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon by Rev. Radetzky after which interment was made in the Eckert cemetery.

[Unknown Source]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 11, 2017


BIRD, Winfield A. Scott

Bird Brothers, C.E. and C.M., received newspaper clippings this week giving a report of the death of their distinguished uncle, Hon. Winfield A. Scott Bird, in Stormount Hospital, Topeka, Kansas, as the result of ptomaine poisoning. His first wife having died many years ago, Mr. Bird married on Feb. 4 last a Topeka widow, and while on a wedding tour in Florida with his bride, became ill from ptomaine poisoning which terminated fatally after returning to Topeka. W.A.S. Bird was born Aug. 31, 1855, in Addison Township, this county, near St. Paul's church. He received very little schooling when he was a boy. He worked from 15 to 18 hours a day on his father's farm and sawmill until he was grown up, when he attended a term or two of normal school in Meyersdale and taught several terms of country school. In 1878, at the age of 23, with barely enough money to pay his railroad fare, he went to Richardson County, Nebraska, and worked as a farm hand in summer and taught school in winter until he obtained work as a clerk in a law office in Falls City, studied law, and in 1880 was admitted to the Richardson County bar. Immediately after his admission to practice, he decided to try his fortune in Kansas and opened an office in Topeka. He served as county attorney eight years and was regarded as an expert on municipal questions. He was elected to the Kansas House of Representatives from Shawnee County in 1904 and was re-elected in 1906. He was author of the "red can law" which requires all dealers in gasoline to deliver the product in red cans labeled "Dangerous." He also introduced and obtained passage of the pure food law, and served in the 1915 and 1917 sessions. Few men in Kansas were better known in lodge circles. He belonged to all the Masonic bodies, was past Grand Chancellor of the Knights of Pythias, Past Exalted Ruler of the Elks Lodge, Past Grand of the IOOF Lodge and Past Great Sachem in the Improved Order of Red Men. He was a prominent member of the Topeka Bar Association and had been a member of the Kansas State Bar Association since it was organized. In March 1883, Mr. Bird married Miss Mary Dodge of Hiawatha, Kansas. She died a few years ago. No children were born to them. He was married in Kansas City, February 4 of this year to Mrs. Ursula M. Jones of Topeka, who survives him. Mr. Bird is survived by one brother, W.A. Bird of Listonburg, and one sister, Mrs. W.C. Maple, Berlin, Ohio. Mr. Bird kept in touch with his native county by being a subscriber and reader of The Republican, and was a highly esteemed friend of The Republican family. The publisher and wife had the pleasure of visiting him in his law office in Topeka while on a Western tour in 1920. Besides having a lucrative law practice, Mr. Bird owned a fine stock farm and was very prosperous.
[Unknown Source]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 11, 2017

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