Birda May Salisbury

Brief Life History of Birda May

When Birda May Salisbury was born on 2 August 1897, in Mendocino, California, United States, her father, William Joseph Salisbury, was 25 and her mother, Della Irene Miller, was 19. She had at least 1 son and 4 daughters with Nathan Green. She lived in Ukiah, Mendocino, California, United States for about 5 years and Ukiah Judicial Township, Mendocino, California, United States in 1940. She died on 26 January 1972, in Mendocino, California, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Ukiah Cemetery, Ukiah, Mendocino, California, United States.

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Nathan Green
Birda May Salisbury
Velma May Green
Lois Christine Green
Freeda Ann Green
Dorothy I Green
Nathan Samuel Green

Sources (33)

  • Birda M Green, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Birda M Green, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"
  • Birda May Salisbury in entry for Velma May Green, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"

World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.


U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name primarily from Salesbury in Blackburn (Lancashire) but also occasionally from Salisbury (Wiltshire). The Lancashire placename derives from Old English salh ‘willow, sallow’ + burg ‘fortress’, while the Wiltshire placename arises from a shortened form of the Celtic placename Sorviodunum (from an unknown initial element + Celtic dūno- ‘fort’). In the Old English period the second element was dropped and Sorvio- (of unexplained etymology) became Searo- in Old English as the result of folk etymological association the Old English word searu ‘trick’; to this an explanatory burh ‘fortress, manor, town’ was added. The city is recorded in the Domesday Book as Sarisberie; the change of -r- to -l- is the result of later dissimilation.

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

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