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Dorothy Mae Baird

Female 1899 - 1970


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  • Name  Dorothy Mae Baird  [1
    Alt. Birth  8 Jan 1899  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Born  9 Jan 1899  Newport, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender  Female 
    Research  1900 
    • Although listed as born in 1899 in all records, she was not enumerated with her parents in the census of 1900.
    Iowa State Census  1905  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Card #: 250, Dorothy May Baird, Post Office: Wapello RD 2
    Census  1910  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Dortha Baird, daughter, female, white, age 11, single, birthplace Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Iowa, could speak English, could read, could write, attended school since September 1909
    Census  1920  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Dorothy Moyer, wife, female, white, age 21, married, did not attend school since September 1919, could read, could write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Iowa, could speak English, occupation none
    Iowa State Census  1925  Pleasant Grove Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Dorothy May Moyers, wife, female, white, age 25, married, number of years in the U.S.: 25, number of years in Iowa: 25, attended rural school, highest reader attained: 8th grade, could read, could write, place of birth: Iowa, name of father: Thos. A. Baird, father's birthplace: Iowa, father's age at last birthday: 55, name of mother: Cora Congrove, mother's birthplace: Iowa, mother's age at last birthday: 45, place of marriage of parents: Wapello, Iowa, occupation involved with domestic/personal services, church affiliation: Methodist E.
    Residence  Dec 1929  Newport, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Census  1930  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • Dorthy M. Moyers, wife, female, white, age 31, married, age at first marriage 20, did not attend school since September 1929, could read and write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Iowa, state code: 65, could speak English, occupation none
    Residence  May 1939  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Residence  Jan 1965  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Occupation  Abt 1950/1970  [4
    • Dorothy worked as a seamstress for J. S. Schramm Company, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa.
    Died  28 Jun 1970  Mercy Hospital, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Obituary  30 Jun 1970  Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    the Muscatine Journal 
    • Morning Sun (IA) -- Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy M. Moyers, 71, of 2051 Sunnyside, Burlington, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Morning Sun Methodist Church, under the direction of the Pierce Funeral Home. Burial will be in Elmwood cemetery.

      Visitation will be held from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. this evening at the funeral home.

      Mrs. Moyers died Sunday afternoon at Mercy Hospital, Iowa City, where she had been a patient four weeks.

      Born at Newport, Iowa, January 8, 1899, she was a daughter of Tom and Cora Congrove Baird. She married Earl Moyers, September 20, 1919, at Newport.

      Mrs. Moyers was a member of the Methodist Church and had been employed at the J. S. Schramm Company at Burlington 20 years as a seamstress.

      Survivors are one son, Wendell Moyers of Burlington; one daughter, Mrs. Phyllis White, Wilmette, Illinois; one brother, Max Baird, LaMesa, California; seven sisters: Mildred Pogemiller, Wapello, Hallie Mattson, Everleth, Minnesota, Frieda Wilson, Opal Nichols, Myrtle Hamilton, Wilma Bryant and Jean Griffin, all of Morning Sun; seven grandchildren; and one aunt.
    Religion 
    • Dorothy Mae Baird was a Methodist.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Dorothy Moyers; born: 8 January 1899; died: June 1970; last residence: 52601 (Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa); state where issued: Iowa
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Louisa County, Iowa, Cemetery Records  [13
    • Name: Dorothy M. (Baird) Moyers; Sex: F; Born: 1899; Died or Buried: 1970; Age: 71; Buried: Elmwood (township = Morning Sun); County/State: Louisa, Iowa; Military Service: none; Book: LCC 1990 - page MS-62; Notes: 1899-1970
    Headstone Photograph 
    • Dorothy Mae (Baird) Moyers' grave is located at the Elmwood Cemetery near Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa. The epitaph on the stone is: "Dorothy M. Moyers 1899 - 1970"
    The Headstone of Dorothy Mae (Baird) Moyers
    The Headstone of Dorothy Mae (Baird) Moyers
    Buried  1 Jul 1970  Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 13, 15
    Person ID  I4535  All Families
    Last Modified  1 Mar 2014 

    Father  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 
    Mother  Cora May Congrove,   b. 3 Mar 1881, Kossuth, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1939, Morning Sun, 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  [8, 17, 18
    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.
    Family ID  F1867  Group Sheet

    Family  David Earl "Earl" Moyers,   b. 19 Oct 1898, Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1981, Osteopathic Hospital, Davenport, Scott County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage Announcement  11 Sep 1919  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    The Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • The Moyers-Baird Wedding at Newport.

      At the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Baird at Newport, Wednesday evening at 7:30, the marriage of their daughter, Dorothy Mae, and Mr. D. Earl Moyers was solemnized, the Reverend Burdine officiating. Guests to the number of one hundred were present. Following the ceremony a three-course wedding supper was served by the Misses Florence and Beulah Johnson, Mary and Mildred Baird, Hattie,Adye, Helen Jones, Goldie Marshall and Hazel Hamilton. The bride was gowned in white georgette with a veil and carried white roses. Myrtle Baird was ring bearer, and the attendants [were] Miss Inez Johnson and Harry Dotson. The bridesmaid wore pink crepe-de-chene and carried pink roses. Miss Mildred Bailey played the wedding march. The decorations in the home were pink and white.

      Both bride and groom are worthy and capable young people, the groom being a son of Mr. and Mrs. Perl Moyers.

      Hosts of friends will join this paper in congratulations and best wishes for. all the blessings this life affords.
    Married  20 Sep 1919  Newport, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 19, 20
    Residence  7 Jul 1947  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [19, 21
    Residence  Nov 1949  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [22
    Newspaper Article  13 Dec 1949  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [19, 23
    The Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette 
    • Trial Of $22,788 Suit Starts Here

      A district court jury trial in a $22,788.05 civil suit opened Tuesday. The suit was filed by Earl Moyers and his wife Dorothy against Sears Roebuck & Company and Al High.

      The Moyers charged their home 5 miles east of Morning Sun was destroyed by fire January 23, 1948, as a result of a faulty furnace, faultily installed, which they bought from the company. High was named as the installer of the furnace.

      Jurors for the trial are Marian Flynn, Mrs, Walter Moore, John Pletzsch, Milo Bloomer, Mrs Walter Dehn, Lucille M. Stone house, Margaret Masslck, Mrs. Lawrence Relf, Margaret Hall Phyllis W, Darnall, Gladys Conn. Alternates are Mrs. Helgo Sherrill and Russell Seymour.
    Divorced  Jul 1957 
    Marriage Fact 
    • The information online at the LDS lists the marriage date as September 10, 1919.
    Divorced 
    • Their filing for divorce was in Burlington, Iowa.
    Children 
     1. Doris Louise Moyers,   b. 16 Sep 1923, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1923, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Phyllis Marie Moyers
    >3. Wendell Dean Moyers
    Marriage Documentation
    The Moyers - Baird Wedding at Newport
    The Moyers - Baird Wedding at Newport
    The Marriage Announcement of David "Earl" Moyers and Dorothy Marie Baird. Earl and Dorothy were married September 20, 1919, at the home of Thomas Anderson and Cora Mae (Congrove) Baird in Newport, Iowa.
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F1544  Group Sheet

  • Obituaries, Deaths, Funerals
    The Obituary of Dorothy Mae (Baird) Moyers
    The Obituary of Dorothy Mae (Baird) Moyers
    Dorothy was the wife of David "Earl" Moyers, she was the daughter of Thomas Anderson and Cora May (Congrove) Baird.

  • Sources 
    1. [S33] Conwell, Joy Lynn (Ferguson) (Reliability: 3).

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

    3. [S897] Moyers, Dorothy Mae (Baird) - Obituary (Muscatine Journal), (originally published in the Muscatine Journal, page 12, June 30, 1970) (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S897] Moyers, Dorothy Mae (Baird) - Obituary (Muscatine Journal), (originally published in the Muscatine Journal, page 12, June 30, 1970).

    5. [S4157] 1905 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa; Roll: IA_96

    6. [S72] 1910 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 101, supervisor's district: 1, sheet number: 13A, page number: 179; enumeration date: May 14, 1910

    7. [S19] 1920 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      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

    8. [S38] 1925 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Pleasant Grove Township, Des Moines County Iowa; Roll: IA1925_1695

    9. [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).

    10. [S77] 1930 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 58-21, supervisor's district: 15; sheet number: 1B, page number: 120; enumeration date: April 2 and 3, 1930

    11. [S8542] Baird, Cora May (Congrove) - Obituary, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, May 11, 1939; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    12. [S1833] Baird, Dwight Willard "Pat" - Obituary (Morning Sun News-Herald), (originally published in the Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, January 21, 1965; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

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

    14. [S8827] Moyers, Dorothy Mae (Baird) - Headstone Photograph, (her grave is at the Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa; photograph provided courtesy of Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble and Becky Ruth (Kimble) Murphy) (Reliability: 3).

    15. [S8827] Moyers, Dorothy Mae (Baird) - Headstone Photograph, (her grave is at the Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa; photograph provided courtesy of Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble and Becky Ruth (Kimble) Murphy).

    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) (Reliability: 3).

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

    18. [S94] LDS Online Record (Reliability: 3).
      This date may be incorrect

    19. [S821] Moyers, David "Earl" and Dorothy Marie Baird - Marriage Announcement, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, September 11, 1919; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    20. [S898] Moyers, David "Earl" - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 12, February 2, 1981; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    21. [S894] Moore, Mary Francis (Baird) - Obituary, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, page 9, July 7, 1947; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa).

    22. [S895] Moyers, Wendell Dean and Margaret Copelin Jones - Marriage Announcement, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, Page 6, November 29, 1949; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    23. [S896] Moyers, David "Earl" and Dorothy Mae (Baird) - Sue Sears After Home Fire, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, page 17, December 13, 1949; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).