Rachel Baird

22 August 1893–23 November 1980 (Age 87)
Scott, Illinois, United States

The Life of Rachel

When Rachel Baird was born on 22 August 1893, in Scott, Illinois, United States, her father, Alonzo Walter Baird, was 48 and her mother, Mary Ryan, was 35. She married Harry Simpson Mathews on 23 November 1916, in Scott, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Bluffs, Scott, Illinois, United States in 1910 and Beardstown, Cass, Illinois, United States in 1946. She died on 23 November 1980, at the age of 87.

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Family Time Line

Harry Simpson Mathews
Rachel Baird
Marriage: 23 November 1916
Walter Sheldon Matthews

Spouse and Children

23 November 1916
Scott, Illinois, United States


    Walter Sheldon Matthews


Parents and Siblings

    Alonzo Walter Baird


    Mary Ryan




    Margaret May Baird


    John Baird


    Anna Baird




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

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.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 17

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 23

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

Scottish: occupational name from Gaelic bàrd ‘bard’, ‘poet’, ‘minstrel’, or of Gaelic Mac an Baird ‘son of the bard’.

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

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Story Highlight

Bluff Times Newspaper mentions for Rachel Baird

Bluffs Times (Bluffs, Scott, Illinois) 4 July 1902 Mrs. A. W. Barid and daughter, Rachel, were Jacksonville visitors Tuesday. Bluffs Times 22 July In a column titled People Who Go Some Mrs. A.W. Bair …

Sources (3)

  • Rachel Mathews in household of Harry Mathews, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Rachel B Mathews in household of Harry S Mathews, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Rachel Baird in household of Alonzo Baird, "United States Census, 1900"

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