David Wesley Bair

27 May 1851–9 October 1942 (Age 91)
Millwood Township, Guernsey, Ohio, United States

The Life of David Wesley

When David Wesley Bair was born on 27 May 1851, in Millwood Township, Guernsey, Ohio, United States, his father, David Bair, was 31 and his mother, Rhoda Bird Bybee, was 27. He married Irene L. Archer on 5 August 1876, in Avoca, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Knox Township, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. He died on 9 October 1942, at the age of 91.

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Family Time Line

David Wesley Bair
Irene L. Archer
Marriage: 5 August 1876
Blanche Bair
Arthur L. Bair
Clarence V Bair
Vida May Bair

Spouse and Children

5 August 1876
Avoca, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States


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World Events (8)

1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 6

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

Age 12

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

Age 24

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

Altered spelling of German Baer .

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

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Sources (3)

  • David Baire in household of David Baire, "United States Census, 1870"
  • David W Bair, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • David W Bair, "United States Census, 1920"

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