Edward Laird

12 February 1852–9 June 1925 (Age 73)
Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Edward

When Edward Laird was born on 12 February 1852, in Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, James Laird, was 26 and his mother, Mary Ann Rennie, was 25. He married Valeria Ann Flint on 15 January 1872, in Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Mountain Dell, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1880. In 1898, at the age of 46, his occupation is listed as ran a sheep business in Mountain Dell, Washington, Utah, United States. He died on 9 June 1925, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edward Laird
Valeria Ann Flint
Marriage: 15 January 1872
Edward William Laird
Valeria Ann Laird
Mary Laird
James Laird
Joseph Albert Laird Sr.
Harriet Jane Laird
Elizabeth Almina Laird
Rhoda Lois Laird
Fidella Flint Laird
Royal Martin Laird

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 January 1872Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway
    Age 2
    Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.
    Age 11
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 20
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and northern Irish: status name for a landlord or landowner, from northern Middle English laverd ‘lord’.

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

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    Edward Laird

    Edward Laird 12 February 1852 Edward Laird, son of James Laird and Mary Rainey(Rennie), was born February 12, 1852, at Anet Lodge, Irvine Parish, Scotland. He was a child of four years w …

    Sources (66)

    • Edward Laird, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • Edward Laird in entry for Valeria Ann Flint Laird, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Edward Laird, "United States Census, 1920"

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