Ella Maria Bird

4 December 1862–7 April 1863
Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Ella Maria

When Ella Maria Bird was born on 4 December 1862, in Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey, United States, her father, William Edgar Bird, was 32 and her mother, Martha Jane Ward, was 28. She died on 7 April 1863, at the age of 0, and was buried in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Edgar Bird
1830–1900
Martha Jane Ward
1834–1869
Mary Louise Bird
1857–1922
Isabel Ward Bird
1858–
Martha Adelaide Bird
1860–1925
William Edgar Bird
1861–1925
Ella Maria Bird
1862–1863
Ernest Henry Bird
1866–1925
Estelle Bird
1866–
Anna Cornelia Bird
1867–

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World Events (2)

1863

Age 1

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 1

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

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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  • Ella Maria Bird, "Find A Grave Index"

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