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Robert McElhinney Baird

Robert McElhinney Baird

Male 1905 - 1993

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  • Name  Robert McElhinney Baird  [1, 2
    Born  2 Feb 1905  rural Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Census  1920  Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Robert M. Baird, son, male, white, age 14, single, attended school since September 1919, could read, could write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Iowa, could speak English, occupation none
    Education  Ames, Story County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Iowa State University 
    High School  1924  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Mediapolis High School 
    High School  1924  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mediapolis High School 
    Newspaper Article  15 May 1924  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    The Burlington Hawk-Eye 
    • 33 H.S. PUPILS WILL GRADUATE AT MEDIAPOLIS

      Special To The Hawk-Eye.
      Mediapolis (IA), May 13 -- The graduation class from the Mediapolis High school, to graduate May 31, follows: Violet Ahlstrand, Harriet Bruer, Hazel Cling, Buelah Drlnkall, Nellie Earnest, Gladys Johnson, Margaret, Johnson, Sadie Johnson, Wilma Lane, Emrance Luckenbill, Lottie Mehaffy, Esther Nelson, Jeanette Nickelson, Maidie Orr, Estella Walker, Margaret Walker, Sarah Welles, Alice Williams, Bertha Wunnenberg, James Bailey, Cecil Baird, Robert Baird, Lewis Coe, Orville Hannum, Albert Jackson, Howard Lane, Ronald Lofgren, Harry Sharar, Dan Sweney, Homer Scott, Paul Thie, Otis Thomas and Leslie Walker.
    33 High School Pupils will Graduate at Mediapolis
    33 High School Pupils will Graduate at Mediapolis
    A list of graduates at Mediapolis High School (Mediapolis, Iowa) in the class of 1924.
    Iowa State Census  1925  Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Robert Baird, son, male, white, age 19, single, number of years in the U.S.: 19, number of years in Iowa: 19, attended high school, state highest grade (9-12): 12, number of months in school in 1924: 8, could read, could write, place of birth: Iowa, name of father: Joseph W. P. Baird, father's birthplace: Iowa, father's age at last birthday: 62, name of mother: Ida Faris, mother's birthplace: Iowa, mother's age at last birthday: 51, place of marriage of parents: Des Moines County, Iowa
    Residence  Aug 1942  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence  Apr 1973  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Residence  Dec 1985  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Residence  May 1992  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Died  14 Apr 1993  Morning Sun Care Center, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 11
    Obituary  15 Apr 1993  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    The Hawk Eye 
    • Robert McElhinney Baird, 88, of Morning Sun, died Wednesday, April 14, 1993, at Morning Sun Care Center.

      Born February 2, 1905, at rural Morning Sun, he was the son of Joseph and Ida Faris Baird. He married Anna McElhinney on May 28, 1941. She died January 27, 1977. He later married Anita Davis Baird on October 20, 1980. She died September 20, 1987.

      He was a graduate of Mediapolis High School and attended Iowa State University. He farmed in the Morning Sun area.

      Mr. Baird was a life member of the Farm Bureau and a member of Sharon Reformed Presbyterian Church, where he had been a deacon, elder and was current elder emeritus.

      Survivors include a daughter, Elaine Noss of Boulder, Colorado; five sons, Richard Baird of Kewanee, Illinois, Joseph Baird of Morning Sun, Melville Baird of Richmond Hill, Georgia, John Baird of Uvalde, Texas, and David Baird of Freeport, Illinois; three stepdaughters, Rebecca Smith of DeKalb, Illinois, Mary Kay Baird of Largo, Florida, and Julie Biggerstaff of Ames; two stepsons, William Baird of Dunlap, Illinois, and Alan Baird of Sperry; two brothers, Paul Baird of Morning Sun and Orville Baird of Michigan City, Indiana; 12 grandchildren; 11 stepgrandchildren; and several step-great-grandchildren.

      Besides his wives, he was preceded in death by his parents, a sister and five brothers. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Hagele and Honts Funeral Home, Morning Sun.

      The funeral for Mr. Baird will I be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Sharon Reformed Presbyterian Church with the Reverend Robert Schmidtburger officiating. Burial will be in Sharon Church Cemetery.

      A memorial has been established.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Robert M. Baird; born: 2 February 1905; died: 14 April 1993; last residence: 52640 (Morning Sun, Louisa, Iowa); state where issued: Iowa
    Buried  17 Apr 1993  Sharon Reformed Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 12
    Person ID  I12365  All Families
    Last Modified  9 Feb 2014 

    Father  Joseph William P. Baird,   b. 29 Dec 1862, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1942, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Ida Blanche Faris,   b. 21 Nov 1873, near Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1956, Harmony Nursing Home, Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  20 Jan 1898  near Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7, 13, 14
    Headstone Photograph 
    • Joseph, Ida Blanche (Faris) and Thurlow Baird's grave is located at the Sharon Reformed Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Des Moines County, Iowa. The epitaph on the stone is: "Baird. Mother, Ida B. November 12, 1873 - December 8, 1956. Father, Joseph W., December 29, 1862 - August 20, 1942. Son. Thurlow. March 20, 1900 - March 15, 1903."
    The Headstone of Ida Blanche (Faris) Joseph William Baird, and Their Son, Thurlow Baird
    The Headstone of Ida Blanche (Faris) Joseph William Baird, and Their Son, Thurlow Baird
    Family ID  F4447  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Anna Arnetta McElhinney,   b. 7 Dec 1917,   d. 27 Jan 1977 
    Married  23 May 1941  [2, 16
    Headstone Photograph 
    • Robert M. and Anna Arnetta (McElhinney) Baird's grave is located at the Sharon Reformed Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Des Moines County, Iowa. The epitaph on the stone is: "Baird. Anna A. 1917 - 1977. Robert M. 1905 - 1993."
    The Headstone of Robert M. and Anna Arnetta (McElhinney) Baird
    The Headstone of Robert M. and Anna Arnetta (McElhinney) Baird
    Children 
     1. Martha Elaine "Elaine" Baird
     2. Dr. Richard Walter Baird
     3. Joseph R. "Joe" Baird
     4. Melville Hugh Baird
     5. John Edward Baird
     6. David Lloyd Baird
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F4589  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Anita M. Davis,   b. 24 Feb 1918, Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1987, Saint Francis Continuation Care Center, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  20 Oct 1980  [2
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F17683  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Robert M. Baird
    Robert M. Baird
    This was Robert Baird's senior class photograph, as published on the 1924 Mediapolis High School graduation class photograph in Mediapolis, Iowa.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1111] World Connect - Woodworth and Allied Families: wdwrth, (last updated: 2011-11-28 20:33:12 UTC (Mon), contact Jim Woodworth) (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S2138] Baird, Robert McElhinney - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 11, April 15, 1993; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S19] 1920 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; enumeration district: 29; supervisor's district: 1, sheet number: 4A, page number: 286; enumeration date: January 12 and 13, 1920

    4. [S9738] Graduation Class of Mediapolis High School 1924, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, May 15, 1924; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S7927] Mediapolis High School Graduates 1892-1960 and Class Photos 1914-1960 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S38] 1925 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County Iowa; Roll: IA1925_1696

    7. [S12881] Baird, Joseph William P. - Obituary, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, August 27, 1942; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S5829] Baird, Bruce Ehrman - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 23, April 11, 1973; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S2043] Baird, Rodman William - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 10B, December 9, 1985; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S2134] Pogemiller, Nancy Harriett (Baird) - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 9A, May 24, 1992; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S776] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 3).

    12. [S2041] Baird, Rodman William and Helen Grace (Delzell) - Headstone Photograph, (their grave is at the Sharon Reformed Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; photo provided courtesy of "lurch234" at the Iowa Gravestone Photo Project (web site); Memorial #: 5364S3) (Reliability: 3).

    13. [S1106] World Connect - Whipple: :2084561, (no longer posted at World Connect (September 2010)) (Reliability: 3).

    14. [S12882] Baird, Ida Blanche (Faris) - Obituary, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, December 13, 1956; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    15. [S2048] Baird, Joseph William, Ida Blanche (Faris) and Thurlow - Headstone Photograph, (their grave is at the Sharon Reformed Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; photo provided courtesy of "lurch234" at the Iowa Gravestone Photo Project (web site); Memorial #: 5371S3) (Reliability: 3).

    16. [S283] World Connect - Westfall/Robertson/Sexton: :1760376, (last updated: Fri Feb 8 15:16:39 2002, contact: (not listed)) (Reliability: 3).

    17. [S2137] Baird, Robert McElhinney and Anna Arnetta (McElhinney) - Headstone Photograph, (their grave is at the Sharon Reformed Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; photo provided courtesy of "lurch234" at the Iowa Gravestone Photo Project (web site); Memorial #: 5352S3) (Reliability: 3).