1914 - 1944
||Clarence Leeslie Baird [1, 2] |
||11 Jul 1914
||Garland, Des Moines County, Iowa [1, 2, 3]
- Des Moines County Cemetery information does list his middle name as "Leeslie." It is potentially a misspelling of "Leslie," but no headstone photograph exists (as of September 2010) at either Iowagravestones.org or Find A Grave.
||Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa 
- Clarence L. Baird, son, male, white, age 5, single, attended school since September 1919, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Iowa, could speak English, occupation none
||Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa [3, 4]
|Mediapolis High School |
||Ames, Story County, Iowa 
|Iowa State College |
||12 Jul 1944
||Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa [2, 3]
|Cause: leukemia |
||13 Jul 1944
||Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa 
|The Morning Sun Herald-Tribune |
- CLARENCE BAIRD DIES AT MEDIAPOLIS JULY 12
Last Rites Held at Sharon Church Friday.
Clarence Baird, 30, died at. the home of his wife's aunt, Mrs. J. E. Berry in Mediapolis, Wednesday, following a prolonged illness with leukemia. The funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at the Sharon church, of which he was a member, conducted by the pastor, Reverend M. W. Dougherty. Interment will be in the Sharon cemetery.
Mr. Baird was employed with the soil conservation service at Morgan Hill California, and he and his family just recently returned home from the west coast. Since returning here the family have been living [with] Mrs. Baird's aunt, and family, and had also spent some time at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Baird in the Sharon community.
Much of the time since his return here has seemed improved in health. Tuesday, however, he was not so well and sank rapidly through the night.
Clarence Baird was born July 11, 1914, at Garland. He graduated from Mediapolis high school in 1932 and from Iowa State College in 1938. He was united in marriage to Miss Ruth Schaefer on December 31, 1938, and they went to California where he was employed.
He is survived by his wife, one son, David, 2½ years old, his parents, and a sister, Mrs. Ethel Robb of Morning Sun.
||14 Jul 1944
||Sharon Reformed Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa [2, 3]
||31 Mar 2015 |
||Merrill Waldo Baird, b. 25 Dec 1880, Des Moines County, Iowa , d. 24 Sep 1964, Burlington Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa |
||Ruby A. Kennedy, b. 25 Nov 1888, Iowa , d. 4 Nov 1971, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa |
||5 Feb 1913
||Garland, Des Moines County, Iowa [5, 6, 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
||Ruth Schaefer, b. Abt 1915, d. Yes, date unknown |
||31 Dec 1938 
||21 Jan 2014 |
||Clarence Leeslie Baird|
This was Clarence Baird's senior class photograph, as published on the 1932 Mediapolis High School graduation class photograph in Mediapolis, Iowa.
- [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
- [S507] Des Moines County, Iowa - Cemetery Records (GenWeb) (Reliability: 3).
- [S6807] Baird, Clarence Leeslie - Obituary, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, July 13, 1944; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).
- [S7927] Mediapolis High School Graduates 1892-1960 and Class Photos 1914-1960 (Reliability: 3).
- [S283] World Connect - Westfall/Robertson/Sexton: :1760376, (last updated: Fri Feb 8 15:16:39 2002, contact: (not listed)) (Reliability: 3).
- [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).
- [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).
- [S13] Iowa Marriage Collection, 1809 -1992 (Family Search) (Reliability: 3).