Raymond Francis Bird

Brief Life History 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 Bird, 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 Champlin Township, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States for about 15 years and Roberts, Jefferson, Idaho, United States in 1920. He died on 4 March 1947, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Aberdeen, Grays Harbor, Washington, United States.

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Raymond Francis Bird
Bertha Bell Bare
Marriage: 27 November 1902
George Irving Bird
Virgil M Bird
Frederick Maynard Bird
Vivian Vinnetta Bird
Lawrence Raymond Bird

Sources (26)

  • Raymond F Bird, "Minnesota State Census, 1895"
  • Raymond F Bird, "Minnesota, County Marriages, 1860-1949"
  • Raymond F Bird, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

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

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

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

English and Scottish: nickname for a young or a small and slender person, from Middle English brid, bird, burd (Old English bird, brid, perhaps also byrd) ‘bird, young bird’, also ‘young man, young woman, child’.

Irish: Anglicized form of a number of Irish names erroneously thought to contain the element éan ‘bird’, in particular Ó hÉinigh (see Heagney ), Ó hÉanna (see Heaney ), Ó hÉanacháin (see Heneghan ), and Mac an Déaghanaigh (see McEneaney ).

Americanized form (translation into English) of various European surnames meaning ‘bird’, as for example German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Vogel , French Loiseau , Czech Ptáček (see Ptacek ) and Pták, Polish Ptak .

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

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