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Paul Orris Baird

Paul Orris Baird

Male 1909 - 1997

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  • Name  Paul Orris Baird  [1
    Born  20 Feb 1909  Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Paul was born on the family farm.
    Gender  Male 
    Census  1920  Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Paul O. Baird, son, male, white, age 10, 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
    Iowa State Census  1925  Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Paul Baird, son, male, white, age 15, single, number of years in the U.S.: 15, number of years in Iowa: 15, attended high school, state highest grade (9-12): 9, number of months in school in 1924: 9, 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
    High School  1927  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Mediapolis High School 
    High School  Abt 1927  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Mediapolis High School 
    Residence  Aug 1942  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence  Apr 1973  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence  Dec 1985  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Residence  May 1992  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Residence  Apr 1993  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Died  1 Apr 1997  Burlington Medical Center, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Obituary  3 Apr 1997  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    The Hawk Eye 
    • Paul Orris Baird, 88, of 26713 140th Avenue, Mediapolis, died Tuesday, April 1, 1997, at Burlington Medical Center.

      Born February 20, 1909, on the family farm, he was the son of Joseph W. and Ida Faris Baird. He married Eleanor McDonald October 30, 1944, at the Mediapolis Presbyterian Church.

      He was a graduate of Mediapolis High School and farmed on the family farm, where he resided his entire life. He was a lifetime member of Sharon Reformed Presbyterian Church, Des Moines County Farm Bureau, and Des Moines County Chapter of AARP. He also served on the board of Des Moines County Farm Services.

      Survivors include his wife; one brother, Orville Baird of Michigan City, Indiana.; and several nieces and nephews.

      He was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers and one sister.

      Friends may call as they desire after 10 a.m. today, with the family receiving friends from 7 to 8 p.m. at Hagele and Honts Funeral Home in Mediapolis.

      The funeral for Mr. Baird will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Sharon Reformed Presbyterian Church, with the Reverend Ronald Good officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

      Memorials have been established for Mediapolis Community Ambulance Service and Sharon Reformed Presbyterian Church.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Paul O. Baird; born: 20 February 1909; died: 2 April 1997 (V); last residence: 52637 (Mediapolis, Des Moines, Iowa); state where issued: Iowa
    Buried  4 Apr 1997  Sharon Reformed Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID  I12554  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  [6, 12, 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  Eleanor M. McDonald,   b. 19 Nov 1909, Hopkinton, Delaware County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 2004, Great River Medical Center, West Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  30 Oct 1944  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Headstone Photograph 
    • Paul Orris and Eleanor (McDonald) Baird's grave is located at the Sharon Reformed Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Des Moines County, Iowa. The epitaph on the stone is: "Baird. Eleanor Mm. November 19, 1909 - . Paul O. February 20, 1909 - April 1, 1997."
    The Headstone of Paul Orris and Eleanor (McDonald) Baird
    The Headstone of Paul Orris and Eleanor (McDonald) Baird
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F4513  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Paul Orris Baird
    Paul Orris Baird
    This was Paul Baird's senior class photograph, as published on the 1927 Mediapolis High School graduation class photograph in Mediapolis, Iowa.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2089] Baird, Paul Orris - Obituary, (originally published in the online edition of The Hawk Eye, Thursday, April 3, 1997; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S19] 1920 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; enumeration district: 29; supervisor's district: 1, sheet number: 4B, page number: 286; enumeration date: January 13 and 14, 1920

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

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

    5. [S9489] Sharar, Lucy W. (Wiele) - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 10, February 19, 1982; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    6. [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).

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

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

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

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

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

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

    13. [S1111] World Connect - Woodworth and Allied Families: wdwrth, (last updated: 2011-11-28 20:33:12 UTC (Mon), contact Jim Woodworth) (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. [S2088] Baird, Paul Orris and Eleanor M. (McDonald) - 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 #: 5362S3) (Reliability: 3).