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Rex Thomas Baird

Male 1914 - 1963


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  • Name  Rex Thomas Baird  [1, 2
    Born  3 Sep 1914  Newport, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Gender  Male 
    Census  1920  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Rex Baird, son, male, white, age 5 4/12, single, attended school since September 1919, 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  [7
    • Rex Baird, son, male, white, age 10, single, number of years in the U.S.: 10, number of years in Iowa: 10, attended rural school, highest reader attained: 5th grade, 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
    Census  1930  Newport, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Rex T. Baird, son, male, white, age 15, 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  1933  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 8
    Morning Sun High School 
    Military 
    • Rex was a World War II veteran: Iowa FGT, 52 station Com. SQ/AAF
    Residence  May 1939  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Alt. Death  18 Dec 1963  Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 9, 11
    Died  18 Dec 1963  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    Obituary  19 Dec 1963  Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    The Muscatine Journal 
    • Morning Sun (IA) -- Services will be conducted for Rex Baird, 49, of Wapello, at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Morning Sun Methodist church.

      Rex Thomas Baird died suddenly at his home Wednesday evening.

      The Reverend A. V. Weigel will conduct the services with interment at Elmwood cemetery, Morning Sun. The Pierce funeral home at Morning Sun is in charge of the arrangements.

      The son of Thomas and Cora Congrove Baird, he was born at Newport, Iowa, September 3, 1914. He graduated from Morning Sun high school in 1933.

      In business in Morning Sun from 1935-38, he later became an electrician from 1939-42 and served in the European campaign in World War II in the Army from 1942-1945.

      For the past 15 years he operated the Capitol Café at Wapello.

      Preceding in death were two sisters and one brother. Baird leaves a daughter, Peggy Louise Baird of Muscatine; two brothers, Dwight of Aurora, Illinois, and Max of La Mesa, California; and eight sisters, Mesdames Dorothy Mover of Burlington; Mildred Pogemiller of Wapello, Hallie Matson of Eveleth, Minnesota, Freda Wilson, Opal Nichols, Myrtle Hamilton, Wilma Bryant and Jean Griffin, all of Morning Sun. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.

      Baird was a member of the American Legion Post at Columbus Junction.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Rex Baird; 3 September 1914; December 1963; state where issued: Iowa
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Louisa County, Iowa, Cemetery Records  [9
    • Name: Rex T. Baird; Sex: M; Born: 1914; Died or Buried: 1963; Age: 49; Buried: Elmwood (township = Morning Sun); County/State: Louisa, Iowa; Military Service: WW II; Book: LCC ©1990 - page MS-19; Notes: born 3 September 1914; died 18 December 1963
    Buried  22 Dec 1963  Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 9
    Person ID  I7278  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  [12, 13
    Alt. Marriage  29 Mar 1900  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 14, 15
    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

    Children 
     1. Peggy Louise Baird
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F3667  Group Sheet

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

    2. [S33] Conwell, Joy Lynn (Ferguson) (Reliability: 3).

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

    4. [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

    5. [S9296] Baird, Rex Thomas - Obituary, (originally published in The Muscatine Journal, page 7, December 19, 1963; Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    6. [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

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

    8. [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).

    9. [S634] Louisa County, Iowa - Cemetery Records Through 1997 (Rootsweb) (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. [S27] Kimble, Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) (Reliability: 3).

    12. [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).

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

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

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