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Bruce Ehrman Baird

Bruce Ehrman Baird

Male 1911 - 1973

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  • Name  Bruce Ehrman Baird  [1
    Born  27 Aug 1911  Des Moines 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  [2
    • Bruce E. Baird, son, male, white, age 8, 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
    • Bruce Baird, son, male, white, age 13, single, number of years in the U.S.: 13, number of years in Iowa: 13, attended grade school, state highest grade (1-8): 6, 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  1930  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Mediapolis High School 
    Residence  Aug 1942  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence  Dec 1956  Sperry, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Alt. Death  10 Apr 1973  Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Obituary  11 Apr 1973  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    The Hawk Eye 
    • Bruce E. Baird, 61, of rural Mediapolis, died at 1:40 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, at Burlington Memorial hospital following an extended illness.

      Mr. Baird was born near Morning Sun August 27, 1911, the son of Joseph W. and Ida Faris Baird, and married Anita M. Davis December 6, 1937, in Mt. Pleasant.

      He was a farmer and employe of J. I. Case Company, a member of the Sharon Reformed Presbyterian church, serving on its board of elders for 22 years.

      Surviving: The wife, at home; two sons, Bruce W., Mediapolis; Alan, Sperry; three daughters, Mrs. John (Becky) Smith, DeKalb, Illinois; Mary Kathleen, Clearwater, Florida, and Julie, a student at Iowa State University, Ames; six brothers, John, Ellettsville, Indiana; Orville, Michigan City, Indiana; Cecil, Omaha, Nebraska; Rodman, Robert and Paul, all of Morning Sun; and seven grandchildren.

      Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday, Sharon Reformed Presbyterian church; Dr. G.M. Robb; Sharon cemetery. A memorial fund has been established. The body is at Pierce funeral home, Morning Sun.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Bruce Baird; born: 27 August 1911; died: April 1973; last residence: 52637 (Mediapolis, Des Moines, Iowa); state where issued: Iowa
    Died  11 Apr 1973  Burlington Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Buried  13 Apr 1973  Sharon Reformed Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 9
    Person ID  I12796  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, 5, 6, 10
    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  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  6 Dec 1937  Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
     1. Bruce William Baird
     2. Rebecca Ann "Becky" Baird
     3. Alan J. Baird
     4. Mary Kathleen Baird
     5. Julie A. Baird
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F17690  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Bruce Ehrman Baird
    Bruce Ehrman Baird
    This was Bruce Baird's senior class photograph, as published on the 1930 Mediapolis High School graduation class photograph in Mediapolis, Iowa.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1106] World Connect - Whipple: :2084561, (no longer posted at World Connect (September 2010)) (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. [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).

    6. [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).

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

    9. [S507] Des Moines County, Iowa - Cemetery Records (GenWeb) (Reliability: 3).

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

    11. [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).