Ann Bird

13 August 1853–23 December 1938 (Age 85)
Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Ann

When Ann Bird was born on 13 August 1853, in Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Andrew Bird, was 24 and her mother, Ann Shill, was 30. She married Meredith Dawson on 13 December 1873. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom in 1861 and Castle Rock, Summit, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 23 December 1938, in Henefer, Summit, Utah, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Henefer, Summit, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Meredith Dawson
Ann Bird
Marriage: 13 December 1873
Francis Elizabeth DAWSON
Hyrum Joseph DAWSON
Annie Golding Dawson
Jessie Thursa Dawson
Meredith Andrew Dawson
Oscar Elmer Dawson
Orson Stewart Dawson
Jeston Bird Dawson
Elsie Maude Dawson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 December 1873
  • Children


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    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 1
    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 10
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.
    Age 23
    The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

    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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    Pioneer heritage

    Ann was 14 years old when she was part of the Fred C. Anderson Company of pioneers.

    Sources (26)

    • Ann Bird in household of Andrew Bird, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
    • Ann Bird in entry for Elmer Dawson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Ann B Dawson in household of Ann Bird, "United States Census, 1880"

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