Martha Adelaide Bird

4 February 1860–after 1925 (Age 64)
New York, United States

The Life of Martha Adelaide

When Martha Adelaide Bird was born on 4 February 1860, in New York, United States, her father, William Edgar Bird, was 29 and her mother, Martha Jane Ward, was 26. She married Daniel Webster Morehouse on 28 June 1894. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Westchester, New York, United States in 1900 and Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States in 1920. In 1905, at the age of 56, her occupation is listed as secretary of the macduffie school for girls in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. She died after 1925, at the age of 66.

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Daniel Webster Morehouse
Martha Adelaide Bird
Marriage: 28 June 1894
Elinor Adelaide Morehouse
Edward Ward Morehouse

Spouse and Children

    Daniel Webster Morehouse



28 June 1894
Brooklyn, Kings, New York


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World Events (8)

1861 · The 14th Brooklyn is Known as The Red Legged Devils

Age 1

The 14th Regiment New York State Militia, or 14th Brooklyn, was constituted on May 13, 1847. The 14th Brooklyn received the nickname “The Red Legged Devils” due to their vibrant red trousers. At the time, most Union regiments wore blue. The volunteer militia, led by Colonel Alfred M. Wood, consisted primarily of abolitionists from Brooklyn. They served between the years of 1861 through 1864 and were known for their grit and determination and never stood down from a fight.

Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 21

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.

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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Sources (3)

  • Martha A Bird in household of Wm Bird, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Adelaide Bird in household of William E Bird, "New York State Census, 1875"
  • Martha A Morehouse, "United States Census, 1920"

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