Ruth Esther Bird

Female28 May 1905–10 October 1947

Brief Life History of Ruth Esther

When Ruth Esther Bird was born on 28 May 1905, in Miller Township, Knox, Ohio, United States, her father, Orville Milton Bird, was 36 and her mother, Carrie Otis Morey, was 38. She married Raymond Lake Cochran on 10 June 1926, in Knox, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Pleasant Township, Knox, Ohio, United States in 1930. She died on 10 October 1947, in Ohio, United States, at the age of 42.

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Raymond Lake Cochran
Ruth Esther Bird
Marriage: 10 June 1926
Janet Cochran
Lois Cochran Sherrard

Sources (25)

  • Ruth Cochran in household of Dale Cochran, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ruth Ester Bird, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"
  • Ruth E. Bird, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1994"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 June 1926Knox, Ohio, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1906 · Saving Food Labels

    Age 1

    The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

    1906 · Licencing Butchers

    Age 1

    A law that makes it a crime to misbrand meat being sold as food, and ensures that the meat is slaughtered and processed under sanitary conditions.


    Age 12

    U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

    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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