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Mary Emma Baird

Mary Emma Baird

Female 1928 - 1974

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  • Name  Mary Emma Baird  [1, 2
    Alt. Birth  Dec 1927  Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • The date and age were a little fuzzy on the census image for 1930. As her sister was born January 1927, it seems likely Mary was born in 1928 as per the Louisa County cemetery info and Social Security info online rather than in 1927.
    Born  22 Jul 1928  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender  Female 
    Census  1930  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1

    • Line Number: 9; Name: Mary E. Baird; Relation: Daughter; Sex: Female; Color or Race: White; Age at Last Birthday: 2 9/12; Marital Condition: Single; School or College Since September 1, 1929: No; Where Born: Iowa; Where Father Was Born: Indiana (sic?); Where Mother Was Born: Iowa (sic? reversed); State or M. T. Code: 65; Trade, Profession: None.
    High School  1945  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Morning Sun High School 
    Residence  Apr 1971  Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Died  19 Nov 1974  Davis County Hospital, Bloomfield, Davis County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Obituary  20 Nov 1974  Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    the Muscatine Journal 
    • Morning Sun (IA) -- Miss Mary Emma Baird, 46, died Tuesday morning at Davis County hospital, Bloomfield, Iowa. She was a former Morning Sun resident but had lived in Bloomfield several years. She was born July 22, 1928, at Morning Sun, the daughter of Samuel and Serilda Bowers Baird.

      Miss Baird had been employed as a bookeeper with the J. C. Penney store at Centerville. She was a member of the Christian faith.

      Survivors include her mother, Mrs. Serilda Baird, Morning Sun; two sisters, Mrs. Martha Haines, Joiiet, Illinois, and Mrs. Dorothy (Ailene) Begel, Des Moines.

      She was preceded in death by her father and one sister. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Pierce Funeral Home, Morning Sun with Charles Preston officiating. Interment will be at Elmwood cemetery, Morning Sun.

      Visitation will be held between 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Mary Baird; born: 22 July 1928; died: November 1974; last residence: 64672 (Powersville, Putnam, Missouri); state where issued: Iowa
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Louisa County, Iowa, Cemetery Records  [7
    • Name: Mary Emma Baird; Sex: F; Born: 1928; Died or Buried: 1974; Age: 46; Buried: Elmwood (township = Morning Sun); County/State: Louisa, Iowa; Military Service: none; Book: LCC 1990 - page MS-19; Notes: born 22 July 1928; died 19 November 1974
    Headstone Photograph 
    • Mary Emma Baird's grave is located at the Elmwood Cemetery near Morning Sun, Louisa County Iowa. The epitaph on the stone is: "Mary Emma Baird. July 22, 1928 - November 19, 1974"
    The Headstone of Mary Emma Baird
    The Headstone of Mary Emma Baird
    Buried  22 Nov 1974  Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Person ID  I20699  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  Samuel Baird,   b. 17 Aug 1864, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1945, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  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  [1, 9
    Alt. Marriage  17 Mar 1925  [10
    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
    Family ID  F7322  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Lewis Faye Elder
    Lewis Faye Elder
    A photograph of Lewis Elder, published in the 1968 Morning Sun High School yearbook. He was the teacher of Jr. High and High School Spanish, and a sponsor of the Student Council at the school, which was in Morning Sun, Iowa. Lewis also was reported to be a graduate of LaGrange College (A.A. degree), and Culver-Stockton College (A.B. degree).

  • Sources 
    1. [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.

    2. [S634] Louisa County, Iowa - Cemetery Records Through 1997 (Rootsweb) (Reliability: 4).

    3. [S10470] Baird, Mary Emma - Obituary, (originally published in the Muscatine Journal, November 20, 1974; Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S8008] Louisa's History - Volume 9 Number 4 Morning Sun Graduates, (originally published in Louisa's History by the Louisa County Historical Society, Volume 9, Number 4, October 2008; Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S2977] Biggerstaff, Crystal L. "Christa" (Baird) - Obituary, (originally published in the Muscatine Journal, page 5, April 29, 1971; Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S776] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 4).

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

    8. [S10471] Baird, Mary Emma - Headstone Photograph, (her 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); Memorial #: 37352S3) (Reliability: 3).

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

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