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Ethel B. Baird

Ethel B. Baird

Female 1916 - 2005

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  • Name  Ethel B. Baird  [1
    Born  7 Sep 1916  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Female 
    Census  1920  Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Ethel R. Baird, daughter, female, white, age 3, single, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Iowa, could speak English, occupation none
    High School  1933  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Mediapolis High School 
    Residence  Oct 1964  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence  Nov 1971  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Died  17 Apr 2005  Morning Sun Care Center, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Obituary  18 Apr 2005  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    The Hawk Eye 
    • Ethel B. Robb, 88, of Morning Sun, died Sunday, April 17, 2005, at the Morning Sun Care Center.

      Born September 7, 1916, in Burlington, she was the daughter of Merril and Ruby Kennedy Baird. She married Robert Wilfred Robb on July 31, 1941. He died September 3, 1991.

      Mrs. Robb was a graduate of Mediapolis High School, attended Geneva College, and graduated from Burlington Beauty School. She operated a beauty shop in Mediapolis and then in 1965, started a shop in her home. She worked as a beautician at the Morning Sun Care Center for more than 20 years.

      She was a member of Sharon Reformed Presbyterian Church, where she was active in the women's missionary society. She also taught Vacation Bible School and Sabbath school for many years. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, cooking, gardening and knitting stocking hats for newborns at Great River Medical Center.

      Survivors include four sons, D. Roger Robb of Schererville, Indiana, Thomas Robb of Boardman, Ohio, Steve Robb of Anchorage, Alaska, and Kim Robb of Morning Sun; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

      Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and two infant sisters.

      Visitation will be from noon to 7 p.m. Thursday at Hagele and Honts Funeral Home in Morning Sun, where the family will meet with friends from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

      A memorial has been established for the youth programs of the Sharon Church.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Ethel B. Robb; born: 7 September 1916; died: 17 April 2005 (V); last residence: 52640 (Morning Sun, Louisa, Iowa); last benefit: (none specified); Social Security #: 479-60-8436; state where issued: Iowa
    Person ID  I31766  All Families
    Last Modified  2 Feb 2014 

    Father  Merrill Waldo Baird,   b. 25 Dec 1880, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1964, Burlington Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Ruby A. Kennedy,   b. 25 Nov 1888, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1971, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  5 Feb 1913  Garland, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 7, 8
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Name: Merrill W. Baird; Event Type: Marriage; Event Date: 5 February 1913; Event Place: Yellow Springs Township, Des Moines County, Iowa, United States; Age: 32; Birthplace: Yellow Springs Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; Father's Name: James W. Baird; Mother's Name: Mary A. Walkinshaw; Spouse's Name: Ruby A. Kennedy; Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1889; Spouse's Birthplace: Yellow Springs Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; Spouse's Father's Name: James Kennedy; Spouse's Mother's Name: Martha Creelman; Gs Film Number: 1675644; Digital Folder Number: 004320759
    Family ID  F11654  Group Sheet

    Family  Robert Wilfred Robb,   b. 16 Aug 1906, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1991, Mercy Hospital, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  31 Jul 1941  Sharon Reformed Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 9
    Issue 
    • There were four children from this marriage.
    Children 
    >1. Kim L. Robb
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F11653  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Ethel B. Baird
    Ethel B. Baird
    This was Ethel Baird's senior class photograph, as published on the 1934 Mediapolis High School graduation class photograph in Mediapolis, Iowa.

  • Sources 
    1. [S4342] Robb, Ethel B. (Baird) - Obituary, (originally published in the online edition of The Hawk Eye, April 18, 2005; 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: 5A, page number: 287; enumeration date: January 14/15, 1920

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

    4. [S12774] Baird, Merrill Waldo - Obituary, (originally published in the Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, October 1, 1964; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S4344] Baird, Ruby A. (Kennedy) - Obituary, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, page 2, November 11, 1971; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

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

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

    8. [S13] Iowa Marriage Collection, 1809 -1992 (Family Search) (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S4343] Robb, Robert Wilfred - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 9, September 4, 1991; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).