William Bird

1 June 1885–15 January 1978 (Age 92)
Springville, Utah, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of William

When William Bird was born on 1 June 1885, in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States, his father, Richard Leroy Bird, was 36 and his mother, Elizabeth Wells Mendenhall, was 35. He married Myrtle Phillips on 26 April 1916, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Springville Ward 3, Utah, Utah, United States for about 20 years and Springville Ward 2, Utah, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 15 January 1978, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Bird
Myrtle Phillips
Marriage: 26 April 1916
Thomas Leroy Bird
Karl Phillips Bird
Arus William Bird

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 April 1916Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
    1887 · New Zealands's First National Park
    Age 2
    Tongariro National Park was the sixth national park established in the world and the first in New Zealand. In the center of the park there lies three active volcanic mountains (Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe, and Tongariro). it is home to the famed Tongariro Alpine Crossing day hike and has been recognized as a World Heritage Site for all its natural values.
    1910 · The BSA is Made
    Age 25
    Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: nickname for a young or a small and slender person, from Middle English brid, bird, burd (Old English bird, brid, perhaps also byrd) ‘bird, young bird’, also ‘young man, young woman, child’.Irish: Anglicized form of a number of Irish names erroneously thought to contain the element éan ‘bird’, in particular Ó hÉinigh (see Heagney ), Ó hÉanna (see Heaney ), Ó hÉanacháin (see Heneghan ), and Mac an Déaghanaigh (see McEneaney ).Americanized form (translation into English) of various European surnames meaning ‘bird’, as for example German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Vogel , French Loiseau , Czech Ptáček (see Ptacek ) and Pták, Polish Ptak .

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

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    Sources (27)

    • William Bird, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • William E Byrd in entry for Carnie Taylor and Calla Byrd, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
    • William Bird in entry for Thomas Leroy Bird, "Utah, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947"

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