Roy Bird

6 September 1892–2 December 1970 (Age 78)
Oakland, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life of Roy

When Roy Bird was born on 6 September 1892, in Oakland, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, his father, Doctor Franklin Bird, was 45 and his mother, Perlina Maria Huff, was 40. He married Elma Nevada Carley in 1912, in Carson, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States. He lived in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States for about 10 years and Election District 5, Sweetwater, Wyoming, United States in 1940. He died on 2 December 1970, in Sheridan, Yamhill, Oregon, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Greencrest Memorial Park, Sheridan, Yamhill, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Roy Bird
Eleanor May Howard
Marriage: 7 March 1931
Roy Kenneth Bird
Shirlie Lue Bird

Spouse and Children

7 March 1931
Weber, Utah, United States


Parents and Siblings




    Edwin Bird


    David L Bird



    Dora Bird


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.
1898 · Oregon Historical Society

Age 6

The Oregon Historical Society was founded on December 17, 1898, for the “collection, preservation, exhibition, and publication of material of a historical character, especially that relating to the history of Oregon and of the United States.” 
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 21

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

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)

  • Roy Bird, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Roy Bird, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Roy Bird, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"

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