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)

    Age 1
    Historical Boundaries: 1853: Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1868: Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Salt Lake, Utah, United States
    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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    Story Highlight

    The Story of my Life by Ardella Laird Park

    Snow was whistling outside and the wind made a dismal howl that cold November 14th in 1906 when a baby girl was born in the new house on the Laird Ranch at Dubois, Idaho. The weather had been beautif …

    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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