Velda Baird

23 November 1915–11 June 1996 (Age 80)
Lewiston, Cache, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Velda

When Velda Baird was born on 23 November 1915, in Lewiston, Cache, Utah, United States, her father, Lawrence Baird, was 27 and her mother, Millie Smith, was 26. She married Delmer Lehi Olson on 5 July 1940, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 11 June 1996, in Preston, Franklin, Idaho, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Mink Creek, Franklin, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Delmer Lehi Olson
Velda Baird
Marriage: 5 July 1940
Charles Kevin Olson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 July 1940Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 1
    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.
    1917 · The Carnegie Library
    Age 2
    The Carnegie Library in Preston was completed in 1917 with a $10,000 grant funded by Andrew Carnegie. The Carnegie Library housed the city offices on the lower floor.
    1937 · The Neutrality Act
    Age 22
    The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: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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    Sources (30)

    • Velda Baird in household of Laurence Baird, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Miss Velda Baird, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Velda Baird in household of Laurence Baird, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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