Maxine Imogene Bird

17 October 1925–17 July 1986 (Age 60)
Riley, Riley Township, Vigo, Indiana, United States

The Life of Maxine Imogene

When Maxine Imogene Bird was born on 17 October 1925, in Riley, Riley Township, Vigo, Indiana, United States, her father, Westley Bird, was 27 and her mother, Nancy Edith Lemmon, was 30. She married james wilson gardner on 23 December 1945. She died on 17 July 1986, in Vigo, Indiana, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Riley, Riley Township, Vigo, Indiana, United States.

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james wilson gardner
Maxine Imogene Bird
Marriage: 23 December 1945

Spouse and Children

23 December 1945

Parents and Siblings





    Richard Wesley Bird


    Joseph Bird


World Events (8)


Age 2

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Age 4

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 17

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

1 English and Scottish: from Middle English bird, brid ‘nestling’, ‘young bird’ (Old English bridd), applied as a nickname or perhaps occasionally as a metonymic occupational name for a bird catcher. The metathesized form is first found in the Northumbrian dialect of Middle English, but the surname is more common in central and southern England. It may possibly also be derived from Old English burde ‘maiden’, ‘girl’, applied as a derisory nickname.2 Irish: Anglicization of Gaelic Ó hÉanacháin or Ó hÉinigh, in which the first element (after Ó) has been taken as Gaelic éan ‘bird’ ( see Heneghan ).3 Jewish: translation of various Ashkenazic surnames meaning ‘bird’, as for example Vogel .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Maxine I Bird, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • 1930 U.S.Census
  • Web: Indiana, Find A Grave Index, 1800-2011

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