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Cora May Congrove

Female 1881 - 1939


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  • Name  Cora May Congrove  [1
    Alt. Birth  May 1880  Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Born  3 Mar 1881  Kossuth, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Gender  Female 
    Iowa Birth Records 
    • Name: Cora Congrove; Gender: Female; Christening Place: Des Moines County, Iowa; Birth Date: 3 March 1881; Birthplace: De Monines County, Iowa; Father's Name: John Congrove; Father's Age: 47; Mother's Name: Mary Jane Coleman; Mother's Age: 37; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C86811-4; System Origin: Iowa-VR; Gs Film Number: 956346; Reference Id: 2:2XCTHQP
    Iowa State Census  1895  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Cora M. Congrove, age 14, born in Louisa County, Iowa
    Census  1900  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Cora Baird, wife, white, female, born in May 1880, age 20, married, married for 0 years, mother of 0 children, 0 of these children living, born in Iowa, father born in Ohio, mother born in Ohio, could read, could write, could speak English
    Iowa State Census  1905  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Card #: 249, Cora Baird, Post Office: Wapello RD 2
    Census  1910  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Cora C. Baird, wife, female, white, age 29, married (once), years of present marriage 11, mother of 7 children, 6 of those children living, birthplace Iowa, father's birthplace Ohio, mother's birthplace Ohio, could speak English, occupation none, could read, could write
    Census  1920  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • Cora Baird, wife, female, white, age 38, married, could read, could write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Ohio, mother's birthplace Ohio, could speak English, occupation none
    Residence  Apr 1923  Newport, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Iowa State Census  1925  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • Cora May Baird, wife, female, white, age 44, married, number of years in the U.S.: 44, number of years in Iowa: 44, attended grade school, state highest grade (1-8): 8, could read, could write, place of birth: Iowa, name of father: John Congrove, father's birthplace: Ohio, name of mother: Mary Ann "Loo" (sic: it was "Coleman," and other siblings of hers in the 1925 census list that),, mother's birthplace: Ohio, place of marriage of parents: Ohio, occupation involved with domestic/personal services, church affiliation: M. E.
    Census  1930  Newport, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • (Cora was widowed, living with children: Myrtle L., Hallie A., Rex L., Wilma V., Max O., and Jean M. Baird:) Line number 4: dwelling number: 2, family number: 2: Cora M. Baird, mother, rented home, value of house or monthly rental $25, owned a radio set, did not live on a farm, female, white, age 49, widowed, did not attend school since September 1929, could read and write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Ohio, mother's birthplace Ohio, state code: 65, could speak English, occupation none
    Died  5 May 1939  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Buried  8 May 1939  Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 14
    Obituary  11 May 1939  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    The Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • LAST RITES FOR MRS. CORA BAIRD, MONDAY
      Was a Resident of Community for Many Years.

      The last rites for Mrs. Cora Baird, 58, who passed away at her home in this city, Friday evening, May 5th, were held at the Methodist church Monday afternoon, conducted by Reverend C. E. Burdine of Dallas Center, Iowa, assisted by Reverend J. A. Worrell and Dr. A. F. Fulton. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Smith of Wapello, sang three numbers at the service, with Miss Nellie G. Curran as pianist. The interment was at Elmwood cemetery. The pallbearers were old-time friends and neighbors: T. A. Dotson, Frank Hamilton, Charles Hamilton, Elmer Campbell of the Newport neighborhood, and William Bailey and Will Syphrit of Wapello. The colors for the Womans Relief Corps, of which Mrs. Baird was a charter member, were carried by Mrs. Nora Smith, Mrs. Nellie Baxter, Mrs. Leota Crist and Mrs. Bertha Heckenberg. The flowers were in charge of Mildred Carr, Arminta Delzell, Muriel O'Donnell, Corrinne Nichols, Mrs. Dollie Kerr, Mrs. Ellen Griffith, Mrs. Mary Walsh and Veda Maxson. The Whitham funeral home, directed the last rites.

      Relatives and friends from out-of-town here for the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Moore and daughter Joan, Mrs. Lela Horrigan, Mrs. S. C. Windmiller, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Barber, Mrs. Leonard Windmiller, A. J. Moore and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Maines of Des Moines; Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Baird, Ronald Marshall and Chas. Congrove of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Hamilton and family, Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Willson, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Moyers and children and Mrs. Carl Guin of Wapello; Hallie Baird of Keota; Mrs. Ola Marshall of Washington, D. C.; Mrs. Anna Bachman of Waterloo; Mr. and Mrs. Gene Congrove and sons of Mt. Pleasant; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Reddick, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Poggenpohl, Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Stockfleet of Iowa City; Mr, and Mrs. Lindly Reddick of Wellman; Mrs. Rose Vansant of Bettendorf; Mrs. Lillian Wills, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Peterson, Edgar Kerr, Mary Mertz, Mrs. Derby, Eleanor Wagner, Verlee Pollen, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Sexton, Mrs. Don Walter, Mrs. Vern Hatch, Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Gang of Burlington; Mrs. Ervin Inghram of Mediapolis; Mrs. Mary E. Strickler, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Strickler, Mrs. Elden Rhea, Mr. and Mrs. Vemon Larson, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Miles of Monmouth, Illinois; Mr. and Mrs. Howard Smith of Mt. Union; Mrs. Jas. Marshall and son George of Olds.

      Mrs. Cora Baird, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Congrove, was born at Kossuth, Des Moines county, Iowa, March 3, 1881. She was married to Thos. A. Baird on March 29, 1899. Fourteen children were born to this union, two dying in infancy. The surviving children are Mrs. Dorothy Moyers and Mrs. Myrtle Hamilton of Wapello; Dwight Baird of Chicago; Mrs. Mary Moore of Des Moines; Mrs. Mildred Pogemiller and Mrs. Freda Willson of Wapello; Mrs. Opal Nichols, Hallie Baird, Rex Baird, Mrs. Wilma Bryant and Jean Baird of this city; Max Baird of Brenerton, Washington. Also living are four sisters, Mrs. Anna Bachman of Waterloo; Mrs. S. C. Windmiller of Des Moines; Mrs. Ola Marshall of Washington, D. C.; Mrs. Lizzie Minister of Leadville, Colorado; one half-sister, Mrs. Lucy Kerr of Morning Sun; also two brothers, Fred Congrove of this city, and Charles Congrove of Chicago. Twenty-three grandchildren survive.

      Mr. and Mrs. Baird lived at Newport after their marriage, Mr. Baird passing away in 1929. The family moved to this city in 1931. She was a charter member of the Womans Relief Corps and the Royal Neighbors of America of this city, and also belonged to the Navy Mothers Club of Burlington. For several years she was a member of the ladies' aid society at Newport and the women's executive board and the women's Bible class of the Methodist church here, holding her membership in the local church for many years.
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Louisa County, Iowa, Cemetery Records  [14
    • Name: Cora May (Congrove) Baird; Sex: F; Born: 1881; Died or Buried: 1939; Age: 58; Buried: Elmwood (township = Morning Sun); County/State: Louisa, Iowa; Military Service: none; Book: LCC 1990 - page MS-19; Notes: 1881-1939
    Person ID  I4508  All Families
    Last Modified  30 Jan 2014 

    Father  John Congrove,   b. 1833, Meigs County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1900, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mary Jane Coleman,   b. 17 Jun 1840, Reedsville, Meigs County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1923, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  25 Feb 1869  Meigs County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Ohio Marriage Records 
    • Meigs County, Ohio Marriage records 1866-1869, Vol. 4, Number 1053, Page 533; Groom: John Congrove; Bride: Mary Jane Coleman; Marriage Date: 25 February 1869; Marriage Place: Meigs County, Ohio
    Family ID  F3790  Group Sheet

    Family  Thomas Anderson Baird,   b. 27 Oct 1861, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1929, near Newport, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  29 Mar 1899  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [16, 17
    Alt. Marriage  29 Mar 1900  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [17, 18, 19
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Name: T. A. Baird; Event Type: Marriage; Event Date: 29 March 1900; Event Place: Louisa County, Iowa, United States; Age: 28; Father's Name: Robert Baird; Mother's Name: Mary Anderson; Spouse's Name: Cora May Congrove; Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1880; Spouse's Father's Name: John Congrove; Spouse's Mother's Name: Mary Colman; Reference Id: cn802 p164; Gs Film Number: 1006649; Digital Folder Number: 004309899
    Research 
    • The marriage date in 1900 may be wrong as daughter Dorothy Mae Baird was born in 1899.
    Children 
    >1. Dorothy Mae Baird,   b. 9 Jan 1899, Newport, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1970, Mercy Hospital, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Dwight Willard "Pat" Baird,   b. 6 Feb 1901, Newport, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1965, Aurora, Kane County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Mary Francis Baird,   b. 26 Oct 1902, Newport, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1947, Mercy Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Mildred Fern Baird,   b. 18 Aug 1904, Newport, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1974, Mercy Hospital, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. Freda Isabelle Baird,   b. 24 Sep 1905, Newport, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1987, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Virgil Clayton Baird,   b. 19 Mar 1907, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1907, Newport, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >7. Opal Pauline Baird,   b. 20 Oct 1909, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1992, Burlington Medical Center, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >8. Myrtle Lucille Baird,   b. 16 Apr 1911, Newport, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1984, University Hospitals, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Hallie Alberta Baird,   b. 16 Jan 1914, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1990, Eveleth, St. Louis County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location
    >10. Rex Thomas Baird,   b. 3 Sep 1914, Newport, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1963, Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Maxine Elliott Baird,   b. 2 Oct 1915, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1917, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >12. Wilma Verlee Baird,   b. 15 Aug 1917, Newport, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1992, University Hospitals, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >13. Max Orel Baird,   b. 6 Feb 1919, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1978, San Diego County, California Find all individuals with events at this location
    >14. Marjorie G. "Jean" Baird
    Last Modified  30 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F1867  Group Sheet

  • Obituaries, Deaths, Funerals
    The Obituary of Cora May (Congrove) Baird
    The Obituary of Cora May (Congrove) Baird
    Cora May Baird was born Cora May Congrove March 3, 1881, in Kossuth, Iowa, the daughter of John and Mary Jane (Coleman) Congrove. She was the second-to-last child in a family of eight children: six girls and two boys. She married Thomas Anderson Baird (October 27, 1861-December 12, 1929) on March 29, 1899, in Morning Sun, Iowa, and they were the parents of fourteen children: four boys and ten girls.

  • Sources 
    1. [S94] LDS Online Record, AFN: 4PN4-67) (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S54] 1900 US Census.
      Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 87, supervisor's district: 74, sheet number: 11B, page number: 93; enumeration date: June 15, 1900

    3. [S94] LDS Online Record.

    4. [S8542] Baird, Cora May (Congrove) - Obituary, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, May 11, 1939; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa).

    5. [S3215] Iowa Births and Christenings, Iowa County Births (Family Search).

    6. [S29] 1895 Iowa State Census.
      Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa

    7. [S54] 1900 US Census.
      Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 90, supervisor's district: 74, sheet number: 23A, page number: 142; enumeration date: June 27, 1900

    8. [S4157] 1905 Iowa State Census.
      Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa; Roll: IA_96

    9. [S72] 1910 US Census.
      Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 101, supervisor's district: 1, sheet number: 13A, page number: 179; enumeration date: May 14, 1910

    10. [S19] 1920 US Census.
      Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 105; supervisor's district: 1, sheet number: 2B, page number: 265; enumeration date: January 17 and 19, 1920

    11. [S12713] Congrove, Mary Jane (Coleman) - Obituary, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, April 12, 1923; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa).

    12. [S38] 1925 Iowa State Census.
      Wapello Township, Louisa County Iowa; Roll: IA1925_1818

    13. [S77] 1930 US Census.
      Newport village, Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 58-21, supervisor's district: 15; sheet number: 1A, page number: 120; enumeration date: April 2, 1930

    14. [S634] Louisa County, Iowa - Cemetery Records Through 1997 (Rootsweb).

    15. [S426] Find A Grave (web site).

    16. [S1011] Baird, Thomas Anderson - Obituary (Morning Sun News-Herald), (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, December 19, 1929; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa).

    17. [S13] Iowa Marriage Collection, 1809 -1992 (Family Search).

    18. [S94] LDS Online Record.
      This date may be incorrect

    19. [S38] 1925 Iowa State Census.
      Pleasant Grove Township, Des Moines County Iowa; Roll: IA1925_1695