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Wilma Verlee Baird

Female 1917 - 1992


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  • Name  Wilma Verlee Baird  [1
    Born  15 Aug 1917  Newport, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender  Female 
    Census  1920  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Wilma Baird, daughter, female, white, age 2 4/12, single, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Iowa, occupation none
    Iowa State Census  1925  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Wilma Baird, daughter, female, white, age 5, single, number of years in the U.S.: 5, number of years in Iowa: 5, 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
    Census  1930  Newport, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Wilma V. Baird, daughter, female, white, age 12, single, attended 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
    High School  1934  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Morning Sun High School 
    Residence  May 1939  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Residence  7 Jul 1947  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Residence  Jan 1965  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Residence  Jun 1970  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Residence  Aug 1974  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Residence  Mar 1987  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Residence  Jun 1990  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Died  11 May 1992  University Hospitals, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Obituary  12 May 1992  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    The Hawk Eye 
    • Wilma V. Bryant, 74, of Morning Sun, died Monday, May 11, 1992, at University Hospitals in Iowa City.

      Born August 15, 1917, at Newport, she was the daughter of Tom and Cora Congrove Baird. She married Orval Bryant September 20, 1936, at Gladstone, Missouri (sic: Illinois). He died April 2, 1964.

      She had worked for Iowa Southern Utilities and Roy's Locker in Morning Sun. She was also the city clerk for Morning Sun for many years before retiring. She was a graduate, of the Morning Sun High School and was a member of the United Methodist Church and the U.M.W. of Morning Sun.

      Survivors include one daughter, Beverly Todd of Morning Sun; two sisters, Jean Griffin and Opal Nichols, both of Morning Sun; and three grandchildren.

      Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and seven sisters.

      Friends may call as they desire Wednesday at the Hagele and Honts Funeral Home in Morning Sun.

      The funeral for Mrs. Bryant will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the United Methodist Church in Morning Sun with the Reverend Chris Ebbers officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery.

      Memorials have been established for the United Methodist Church and the Morning Sun Community Ambulance Service.
    Buried  14 May 1992  Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Residence  Aug 1994  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Wilma V. Bryant; born: 15 August 1917; died: 11 May 1992; last residence: 52640 (Morning Sun, Louisa, Iowa); state where issued: Iowa
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Louisa County, Iowa, Cemetery Records  [2
    • Name: Wilma V. (Baird) Bryant; Sex: F; Born: 1917; Died or Buried: 1992; Age: 74; Buried: Elmwood (township = Morning Sun); County/State: Louisa, Iowa; Military Service: none; Book: LCC 1992 - page MS-2; Notes: born 15 August 1917; died 11 May 1992
    Person ID  I4808  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  [17, 18
    Alt. Marriage  29 Mar 1900  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [18, 19, 20
    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  Orval L. Bryant,   b. 8 Nov 1914, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1964, Burlington Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  20 Sep 1936  Gladstone, Henderson County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 21
    Issue 
    • There was a daughter from this marriage.
    Children 
     1. Beverly Kay Bryant
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F1962  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. [S77] 1930 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      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

    4. [S1119] Bryant, Wilma Verlee (Baird) - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 9A, May 12, 1992; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

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

    7. [S8008] Louisa's History - Volume 9 Number 4 Morning Sun Graduates, (originally published in Louisa's History by the Louisa County Historical Society, Volume 9, Number 4, October 2008; Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    8. [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).

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

    10. [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).

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

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

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

    14. [S1108] Mattson, Hallie Alberta (Baird) - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 4B, June 22, 1990; 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. [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).

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

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

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

    21. [S1118] Bryant, Orval L. - Obituary, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 8, April 3, 1964; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).