Raymond Francis Bird

24 September 1879–4 March 1947 (Age 67)
Dayton Township, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Raymond Francis

When Raymond Francis Bird was born on 24 September 1879, in Dayton Township, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States, his father, Frederick Irving Bird, was 37 and his mother, Elvira Weldon, was 31. He married Bertha Bell Bare on 27 November 1902, in Grow Township, Anoka, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Roberts, Jefferson, Idaho, United States in 1920 and Seattle Election Precinct, King, Washington, United States in 1940. He died on 4 March 1947, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 67.

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Family Time Line

Raymond Francis Bird
Bertha Bell Bare
Marriage: 27 November 1902
George F Bird
Virgil M Bird
Frederick Maynard Bird
Vivian V Bird
Lawrence R Bird

Spouse and Children

27 November 1902
Grow Township, Anoka, Minnesota, United States


    George F Bird


    Virgil M Bird


    Frederick Maynard Bird


    Vivian V Bird


    Lawrence R Bird


Parents and Siblings

    Frederick Irving Bird


    Elvira Weldon




World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1884 · Iron Mining starts in Minnesota

Age 5

After discovering iron ore in the Vermilion Range in North-East of Minnesota, iron mining companies began to come to the area and caused an economic boom to the area of Duluth and to the state as a whole.
1897 · Seattle Grows Quickly

Age 18

The Klondike gold rush started in 1896 in Canada, but by 1897 as miners started moving and following the gold it caused for Seattle to rapidly grow as more miners joined the search for gold.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: from Middle English bird, brid ‘nestling’, ‘young bird’ (Old English bridd), applied as a nickname or perhaps occasionally as a metonymic occupational name for a bird catcher. The metathesized form is first found in the Northumbrian dialect of Middle English, but the surname is more common in central and southern England. It may possibly also be derived from Old English burde ‘maiden’, ‘girl’, applied as a derisory nickname.2 Irish: Anglicization of Gaelic Ó hÉanacháin or Ó hÉinigh, in which the first element (after Ó) has been taken as Gaelic éan ‘bird’ ( see Heneghan ).3 Jewish: translation of various Ashkenazic surnames meaning ‘bird’, as for example Vogel .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Raymon Bird in household of Fred I Bird, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Raymond F Bird in household of Frederick I Bird, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Raymond Bird, "United States Census, 1930"

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