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Samuel Baird

Male 1864 - 1945


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  • Name  Samuel Baird  [1
    Born  17 Aug 1864  Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender  Male 
    Alt. Birth  18 Aug 1865  near Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census  1880  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Samial Beard (sic), son, single, male, white, age 15, born in Iowa, occupation farm laborer, father's birthplace Ireland, mother's birthplace Ireland
    Iowa State Census  1885  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • (Samuel was listed as head of household after the death of his father, living with his mother, Mary A., and siblings: Thomas, Rachel C., Charlotte, Adeline, and Robert J. Baird. Arthur and Robert Jones were also listed in the household:) Samuel Baird, age 21, male, single, farmer, born Des Moines County, Iowa, both parents foreign born

      Robert J. Jones, age 9, male, single, born in Louisa county, Iowa, both parents native born

      Arthur Jones, age 7, male, single, born in Louisa county, Iowa, both parents native born
    Census  1910  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • (Single, living alone:) Line number 69: dwelling number: 145, family number: 146: Samuel Baird, head of household, male, white, age 45, single, birthplace Iowa, father's birthplace Ireland, mother's birthplace Ireland, could speak English, occupation farmer, nature of industry home farm, employer, not out of work April 15, 1910, number of weeks out of work in 1909: 0, could read, could write, owned home, free of mortgage, a farm (not a house), number of house in the schedule: 141
    Residence  Dec 1929  west of Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Census  1930  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • (Married, living with his wife, Serilda, and children: Christa L., Martha, and Mary E. Baird. Also in the household were James E. Robertson, Ray Tolton, and Charles Earnest, lodgers:) Line Number: 5; Number of Dwelling: 126; Number of Family: 126; Name: Samuel Baird; Relation: Head of Household; House Owned or Rented: Owned; Live on Farm?: Yes; Sex: Male; Color or Race: White; Age at Last Birthday: 63; Marital Condition: Married; Age at First Marriage: 58; School or College Since September 1, 1929: No; Could Read and Write: Yes; Where Born: Iowa; Where Father Was Born: Northern Ireland; Where Mother Was Born: Northern Ireland; State or M. T. Code: 65; Country: 03; Nativity: 0; Whether Able to Speak English: Yes; Trade, Profession: Owner; Industry: Farms; Code: VVVV; Employer, Wage Worker, or Own Account: Employer; Actually at Work (Y/N): Yes; Veteran (Y/N): No; No. of farm schedule: 107

      Line Number: 10; Name: James E. Robertson; Relation: Lodger; Sex: Male; Color or Race: White; Age at Last Birthday: 21; Marital Condition: Single; School or College Since September 1, 1929: No; Could Read and Write: Yes; Where Born: Iowa; Where Father Was Born: Iowa; Where Mother Was Born: Iowa; State or M. T. Code: 65; Whether Able to Speak English: Yes; Trade, Profession: Farm Laborer; Industry: Farming; Code: VIVV; Employer, Wage Worker, or Own Account: Wage Worker; Actually at Work (Y/N): Yes; Veteran (Y/N): No

      Line Number: 11; Name: Roy Tolton; Relation: Lodger; Sex: Male; Color or Race: White; Age at Last Birthday: 30; Marital Condition: Single; School or College Since September 1, 1929: No; Could Read and Write: Yes; Where Born: Indiana; Where Father Was Born: Indiana; Where Mother Was Born: Iowa; State or M. T. Code: 60; Whether Able to Speak English: Yes; Trade, Profession: Farm Laborer; Industry: Farming; Code: VIVV; Employer, Wage Worker, or Own Account: Wage Worker; Actually at Work (Y/N): Yes; Veteran (Y/N): No

      Line Number: 12; Name: Charles Earnest; Relation: Lodger; Sex: Male; Color or Race: White; Age at Last Birthday: 23; Marital Condition: Single; School or College Since September 1, 1929: No; Could Read and Write: Yes; Where Born: Iowa; Where Father Was Born: Iowa; Where Mother Was Born: Iowa; State or M. T. Code: 65; Whether Able to Speak English: Yes; Trade, Profession: Farm Laborer; Industry: Farming; Code: VIVV; Employer, Wage Worker, or Own Account: Wage Worker; Actually at Work (Y/N): (? Nothing Further)
    Died  23 Oct 1945  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 8
    Obituary  25 Oct 1945  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    The Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Samuel Baird Dies at Home Here
      Widely Known Farmer Passes Away After Long Illness

      Samuel Baird, widely known farmer, and lifelong resident of the Morning Sun community, died at,his home here at 4 a.m. Tuesday (October 23, 1945). Mr. Baird, who was past 80 years of age at the time of his death, had been in failing health for several years.

      He was born on a farm near Morning Sun on August 17, 1865, the son of Robert and Mary Baird. On March 17, 1925, he was married to Serilda Bowers.

      Mr. Baird is survived by his wife and four daughters, Crystal, Martha, Mary Emma, and Dorothy, all at home. He also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Emma Boggy of San Diego California, and Mrs. Charlotte Parks of Los Angeles, California.

      Samuel Baird was a highly successful farmer and stock feeder. In later years most of his time was devoted to the management of several farms in this vicinity, and in addition he served for a number of years as a director of the Iowa State Bank of this place.

      Funeral services will be held at the Baird home at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon and burial will be at Elmwood cemetery.
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Louisa County, Iowa, Cemetery Records  [2
    • Name: Samuel Baird; Sex: M; Born: 1864; Died or Buried: 1945; Age: 81; Buried: Elmwood (township = Morning Sun); County/State: Louisa, Iowa; Military Service: none; Book: LCC 1990 - page MS-19; Notes: born 17 August 1864; died 23 October 1945
    Buried  25 Oct 1945  Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Person ID  I15565  All Families
    Last Modified  29 Jan 2014 

    Father  Robert Baird,   b. 9 Nov 1821, Donegal, Ulster, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1872, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mary Ann Anderson,   b. 1 Oct 1828, Donegal, Ulster, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1889, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  28 Feb 1854  Moville, Donegal, Ulster, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    Ireland Marriages 
    • Name: Robert Baird; Spouse's Name: Mary A. Anderson; Event Date: 28 February 1854; Event Place: Moville, Donegal, Ireland; Father's Name: Robert Baird; Spouse's Father's Name: James Anderson; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M70210-6; System Origin: Ireland-VR; Gs Film Number: 101357; Reference Id: 2:3C8BZXT
    Family ID  F3789  Group Sheet

    Family  Serilda Martha Bowers,   b. 7 Sep 1900, Washington County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1994, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  10 Mar 1925  Campbellsburg, Washington County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Alt. Marriage  17 Mar 1925  [3
    Headstone Photograph 
    • Samuel and Serilda Martha (Bowers) Baird's grave is located at the Elmwood Cemetery near Morning Sun, Louisa County Iowa. The epitaph on the stone is: "Baird. Samuel, August 17, 1864 - October 23, 1945. Serilda M., September 7, 1900 - October 29, 1994"
    The Headstone of Samuel and Serilda Martha (Bowers) Baird
    The Headstone of Samuel and Serilda Martha (Bowers) Baird
    Children 
     1. Crystal L. "Christa" Baird,   b. 14 Jan 1926, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1971, University Hospitals, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Martha S. Baird
     3. Mary Emma Baird,   b. 22 Jul 1928, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1974, Davis County Hospital, Bloomfield, Davis County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Dorothy Aliene Baird
    Last Modified  29 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F7322  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S929] 1885 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Louisa County, Iowa; Morning Sun Township; p. 296, Sutro Library, San Francisco, Microfilm 552, reel 58 of 95.

    2. [S634] Louisa County, Iowa - Cemetery Records Through 1997 (Rootsweb) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S12710] Baird, Samuel - Obituary, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, October 25, 1945; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S628] 1880 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      From LDS Familysearch.org, online. Source Information: Source Information: Census Place: Family History Library Film: Morning Sun, Louisa, Iowa; NA Film Number: 1254350; Page Number: T9-0350 470B.

    5. [S72] 1910 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa; supervisor's district: 1, enumeration district: 88, sheet number: 10B, page number: 115; enumeration date: May 9, 1910

    6. [S8809] Baird, Thomas Anderson - Obituary (Burlington Hawk-Eye), (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 12, December 13, 1929; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S77] 1930 US Census (Reliability: 4).
      Louisa County, Iowa; Morning Sun Township; Sutro Library Microfilm #2128, Roll 666; Enumeration Date: April 23, 1930 (Hazel Griffin); Supervisor's District Number: 16; Enumeration District Number: 58-16; Sheet Number: 6A; Page Number: 86 4851.

    8. [S2976] Baird, Serilda Martha (Bowers) - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 9A, October 30, 1994; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S13133] World Connect - 2011-04-15_2011-04-18_2011-05-11: robreytree, (last updated: 2014-01-14 20:27:20 UTC (Tue), contact Robert Reynolds) (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S13134] Ireland Marriages, 1619-1898 (Family Search) (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S2975] Baird, Samuel and Serilda Martha (Bowers) - Headstone Photograph, (their grave is at the Elmwood Cemetery in Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa; photo provided courtesy of "lurch234" at the Iowa Gravestone Photo Project (web site); Memorials #: 37350S3 & 37351S3) (Reliability: 3).