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Freda Isabelle Baird

Female 1905 - 1987


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  • Name  Freda Isabelle Baird  [1, 2
    Born  24 Sep 1905  Newport, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender  Female 
    Census  1910  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Freda Baird, daughter, female, white, age 4, single, birthplace Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Iowa, could speak English
    Census  1920  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Freda Baird, daughter, female, white, age 14, single, attended school since September 1919, could read, could write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Iowa, could speak English, occupation none
    High School  1923  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Morning Sun High School 
    Iowa State Census  1925  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Frieda Baird, daughter, female, white, age 18, single, number of years in the U.S.: 18, number of years in Iowa: 18, attended college/university, number of years in college: 1, number of months in school in 1924: 9, could read, could write, place of birth: Iowa, name of father: (T. A. Baird), father's birthplace: (Iowa), father's age at last birthday: (61), name of mother: Mary Ann "Loo" (sic: it was "Coleman"), mother's birthplace: (Iowa), mother's age at last birthday: (44), place of marriage of parents: Iowa
    Education  1927  [3
    Cook College 
    Residence  Dec 1929  Springville, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Residence  May 1939  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Residence  7 Jul 1947  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Residence  Jan 1965  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Residence  Jun 1970  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Residence  Aug 1974  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Died  9 Mar 1987  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Obituary  10 Mar 1987  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    The Hawk Eye 
    • Freda I. Willson, 81, of Morning Sun, died Monday, March 9, at her home.

      Born September 24, 1905, at Newport, she was the daughter of Tom and Cora Congrove Beard. She married Morris Willson February 6, 1930, at Agency. He died earlier.

      She was a 1927 graduate of Cook College and was a mathematics instructor in several schools including Yarmouth and Morning Sun. She was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church, Morning Sun, serving as an elder and an associate treasurer for many years.

      Surviving are one son, Laird Willson of Orinda, California; one daughter, Mary Beth Hoke of Newton; three sisters, Hallie Matson of Mesa, Arizona, Opal Nichols, Wilma Bryant, and Jean Griffin, all of Morning Sun; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

      The family will receive friends from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Pierce Funeral Home, Morning Sun.

      Services for Mrs. Willson will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the First United Presbyterian Church, Morning Sun, with the Reverend Diane Bishop officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery.

      A memorial has been established.
    Buried  12 Mar 1987  Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Residence  Aug 1994  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Freda Willson; born: 24 September 1905; died: March 1987; last residence: 52640 (Morning Sun, Louisa, Iowa); state where issued: Iowa
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Louisa County, Iowa, Cemetery Records  [2
    • Name: Freda Isabelle (Baird) Willson; Sex: F; Born: 1905; Died or Buried: 1987; Age: 82; Buried: Elmwood (township = Morning Sun); County/State: Louisa, Iowa; Military Service: none; Book: LCC 1990 - page MS-78; Notes: born 24 September 1905; died 9 March 1987
    Person ID  I4805  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    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  [9, 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.
    Family ID  F1867  Group Sheet

    Family  Maurice McConnell Willson,   b. 6 Oct 1903, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1967, Burlington Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  6 Feb 1930  Agency, Wapello County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 20
    Alt. Marriage  6 Feb 1930  Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    Children 
     1. Maurice Laird "Laird" Willson,   b. 27 Apr 1933,   d. 18 Dec 2011, Loudon, Loudon County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Mary Beth Willson
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F1959  Group Sheet

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

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

    3. [S1110] Willson, Freda Isabelle (Baird) - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 6B, March 10, 1987; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    4. [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

    5. [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

    6. [S8133] Louisa's History - Volume 10 Number 2 Morning Sun Graduates, (originally published in Louisa's History by the Louisa County Historical Society, Volume 10, Number 2, April 2008; Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S38] 1925 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Wapello Township, Louisa County Iowa; Roll: IA1925_1818

    8. [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).

    9. [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).

    10. [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).

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

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

    14. [S1105] Pogemiller, Mildred Fern (Baird) - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 24, August 21, 1974; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    15. [S1117] Hamilton, Myrtle Lucille (Baird) - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 16, August 10, 1984; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    16. [S776] Social Security Death Index (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. [S38] 1925 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Pleasant Grove Township, Des Moines County Iowa; Roll: IA1925_1695

    20. [S1111] World Connect - Woodworth and Allied Families: wdwrth, (last updated: 2011-11-28 20:33:12 UTC (Mon), contact Jim Woodworth) (Reliability: 3).

    21. [S1109] Willson, Maurice McConnell - Obituary, (originally published in the Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, May 11, 1967; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).