Pearl Irene Byrd

7 August 1917–18 June 2010 (Age 92)
Oswego, Campbell, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Pearl Irene

When Pearl Irene Byrd was born on 7 August 1917, in Oswego, Campbell, Tennessee, United States, her father, Herman Stanley Byrd, was 22 and her mother, Golda Mae Davenport, was 16. She married Homer William Brooks on 14 September 1945, in Arlington, Virginia, United States. She lived in California, United States in 1968. She died on 18 June 2010, in Modesto, Stanislaus, California, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Union Memorial Cemetery, Manteca, San Joaquin, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Homer William Brooks
Pearl Irene Byrd
Marriage: 14 September 1945

Spouse and Children

14 September 1945
Arlington, Virginia, United States

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1931 · The Parthenon is Built

Age 14

In 1931, a full scale replica of the Parthenon in Greece was erected in Nashville, Tennessee. The Parthenon was meant to be temporary, but became a permanent part of Tennessee culture. It also has a replica of the statue of Athena the Goddess of War.At the same time a city over Memphis built  giant pyramid replica to remind everyone what the city was named for. 
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 25

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Bird .

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

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Story Highlight

Byrdie Brooks Eulogy

Byrdie was born in Tennessee, a coal miner's daughter -- well a coal mine supervisor's daughter. I didn't know her father, but her mother was the most gentle woman I've ever met. As each of the succ …

Sources (3)

  • Pearl Byrd in household of Herman S Byrd, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Pearl Byrd in household of H S Byrd, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mrs Pearl Brocks in entry for Lt Col Herman E Byrd, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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