William Frederick Bird

12 January 1851–4 March 1911 (Age 60)
Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William Frederick

When William Frederick Bird was born on 12 January 1851, in Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Frederick Otto Bird, was 40 and his mother, Mary Ann Fenn, was 34. He married Elizabeth Ann Hales on 5 December 1872, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Fremont, Idaho, United States in 1910. He died on 4 March 1911, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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William Frederick Bird
Elizabeth Ann Hales
Marriage: 5 December 1872
William Frederick Bird
George Albert Bird
Caroline Carrie Elizabeth Bird
Mary Ann Bird
Louisa Eddins Bird
Harriet June Bird
Rena Elmira Bird

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 December 1872Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 3
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    Age 12
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.
    Age 16
    This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Biography: Mary Ann Fenn Bird

    BIOGRAPHY OF MARY ANN FENN BIRD By William Clayton (Her granddaughter’s husband) Mary Ann Fenn was the wife of Fredrick Otto Bird. She came to Utah in 1856 with the Captain Willie Handcart Company. …

    Sources (22)

    • William Bird in entry for Bird, "Utah, Salt Lake County Birth Records, 1890-1915"
    • William Bird in household of Frederick Bird, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • William Bird Sr., "Utah, County Marriages, 1871-1941"

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