Peter McGilvary Baird

Male21 August 1872–12 September 1948

Brief Life History of Peter McGilvary

Peter McGilvary Baird, 76, 146 South Fourth East, Brigham City, died Sunday afternoon at 5 o’clock at a local hospital, following a lingering illness. Born August 21, 1872, at Brigham City, a son of Peter and Jessie McGilvary Baird, he was reared and educated here. He served a mission in the Northern States for the L.D.S. church from October, 1899, to December, 1901. He had been president of the Mutual Improvement association of the Brigham City First L.D.S. ward, was a ward teacher for many years, and held the office of high priest at the time of his death. He married Rose Imogene Jensen, January 18, 1905 in the Logan L.D.S. temple. He had been a Brigham City farmer most of his life, retiring several years ago. Peter lived during challenging times: Peter was 41 when WWI Begins (29 June 1914). He was age 45 during the Influenza Pandemic(1918–1919). At age 57, he survived the Great Depression (1929–1939) At age 67 World War II was going on.(1939–1945) Surviving are his widow and the following sons and daughter: Junius P. Baird, Morgan; Ralph M. Baird, Fielding, Box Elder county; Richard C. Baird, San Francisco, Cal.; Mrs. Elva Korth, Tremonton; Mrs. Vilate Hunsaker, Honeyville; Mrs. Barbara Camster, Seattle, Wash.; and 16 grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted this afternoon (Wednesday).

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Family Time Line

Peter McGilvary Baird
Rose Imogene Jensen
Marriage: 18 January 1905
Elva Lucille Baird
Junius Peter Baird
Vilate Baird
Ralph McGilvary Baird
Barbara Baird
Robert Jensen Baird
Richard Carlyle Baird

Sources (73)

  • Peter M Baird in entry for Junius Peter Baird, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
  • Peter M Baird, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Peter M Gilvary Baird, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 January 1905Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
  • Children (7)

    +2 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (13)

    +8 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 3

    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    1877 · Brigham Young's Last Public Sermon

    Age 5

    In 1877, Brigham Young gave his last public sermon in Brigham City.

    1892 · Electric Power and Street Lights

    Age 20

    In 1892, electric power and streetlights were installed in Brigham City.

    Name Meaning


    from a common pronunciation of Bard in Scotland.

    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

    Baird, Peter McGilvary

    Written by son, RIchard Carlyle Baird LIFE STORY OF PETER McGILVARY BAIRD Peter was born of goodly parents who came from Paisley, Scotland. Peter's father was also Peter Baird, his father was Rober …

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