Mary Malinda Ann Copeland

25 December 1854–March 1927 (Age 72)
Mount Pulaski, Logan, Illinois, United States

The Life of Mary Malinda Ann

When Mary Malinda Ann Copeland was born on 25 December 1854, in Mount Pulaski, Logan, Illinois, United States, her father, Abner Copeland, was 24 and her mother, Malenda Jane Birks, was 28. She married John Fletcher Baird on 24 January 1878, in Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Harristown, Macon, Illinois, United States in 1880 and Allen, Harrison, Iowa, United States in 1900. She died in March 1927, in Metz, Vernon, Missouri, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Horton, Vernon, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Fletcher Baird
Mary Malinda Ann Copeland
Marriage: 24 January 1878
Lena Maud Baird
Clara Ethel Baird
John Abner Baird
Minnie Baird

Spouse and Children

24 January 1878
Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States




    John Abner Baird


    Minnie Baird


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World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 2

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Age 9

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 21

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Northern English and Scottish: habitational name from a place called Copeland, of which there is an example in Cumbria, or from Coupland in Northumberland, both named with Old Norse kaupa-land ‘bought land’, a feature worthy of note during the early Middle Ages, when land was rarely sold, but rather held by feudal tenure and handed down from one generation to the next.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Milanda A Baird in household of John F Baird, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Malinda Baird in household of John F Baird, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Melinda A Baird in household of John F Baird, "United States Census, 1900"

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