Nellie May Bird


Brief Life History of Nellie May

When Nellie May Bird was born in 1865, in Sangamon, Illinois, United States, her father, John M. Bird, was 31 and her mother, Frances Ellen Greenleaf, was 24. She married Lorin Andrews Etter on 22 June 1887, in Sangamon, Illinois, United States. She lived in Mechanicsburg, Sangamon, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. She was buried in Pickerell Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, Sangamon, Illinois, United States.

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Lorin Andrews Etter
Nellie May Bird
Marriage: 22 June 1887

Sources (3)

  • Nellie M Bird in household of John M Bird, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Find a Grave Memorial, Nellie Bird Etter
  • Nellie May Bird in household of John M Bird, "United States Census, 1880"

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  • Marriage
    22 June 1887Sangamon, Illinois, United States
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    World Events (8)


    Age 0

    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.


    Age 21

    Historical Boundaries: 1886: Sangamon, Illinois, United States

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 31

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    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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