Logan County, Colorado
Logan County Pioneers:
George W. Bird, brother William Bird.
In 1870 DeWitt County, Illinois Alexander Bird is 34, Elvira 27, Wm. F. is 12, Derrick 10, Andrew J. 8, James 6, John H. 3, and George W. 2.
In 1880 DeWitt County, Alexander Bird is farming, 47, with Elvira 40.
Frank is 22, Derrick 20, Jackson 18, James 16, John 14,
Washington 12, Mary M. 10, Dora J. 8, Taylor 5, and Emma 2.
Geo. W. Bird married Sarah M. Siebert September 14, 1890, recorded in Logan County, Colorado.
George cash-claimed 127 acres in 5, 8N 49W in 1891.
In 1900 Weld County, Colorado, George W. Bird born June 1868 in Illinois, married 10 years to Sarah M. Oct 1874 Indiana, have Ethel M. July 1892 and William A. Dec 1894, both COlorado.
1901 La Salle items (Weld County) " Mrs. Sibert and children are visiting her sister-in-law, Mrs. George Bird, and family." "
Greeley July 1903 "Mrs. C. B. Cline and children were visiting Mrs. George Bird this
In 1910 Greeley George is a coal and feed merchant, 42, with Sarah 34, Ethel 17, and William 15.
In 1920 Greeley, George W. Bird is a helper 52, born in Ohio. Sarah M. is 44, William A. 25. Jessie (Bird in the census) is mother-in-law, 61, widowed.
In 1930 Weld County, Jesse Gasson (June Garson in one index) is a cream tester, widowed, 70, born in Indiana.
1929 "Three 'little birds' are enrolled at the East Ward kindergarten.
The department there acquired the little birds at the first of the quarter in October when the kindergarten was opened.
The three little birds are triplets and are the sons and daughter of George W. Bird of 316 Thirteenth street.
They are not identical and are easily told apart. Robert Eugene, William David, and Margaret Theresa are the names of the
children, who it is expected will be in kindergarten at the East Ward the following quarter also. "
October 1931 Greeley "The G. W. Bird home, 318 Thirteenth street, was the scene of a family reunion Sunday in honor of
the seventy-third birthday of Mrs. Jessie Gasson. Those present were Mrs. Gasson's son, W. B. Sibert and wife of Goodrich;
and daughter, Mrs. G. W. Bird and husband of Greeley; grandchildren, Mrs. William Yost and husband of Loveland, Mrs. Charles Hilton and husband of Fort Collins,
Mrs. E. W. Howell and William A. Bird and wife of Denver; great grandchildren, Taylor, Elizabeth and Edward Howell, Mrs. William Stageberg, Victor and Agnes Stageberg of Denver and Lloyd Howell of Lornino, Tex.
A table was set on the lawn, and a chicken dinner prepared by the ladies was served. In remembrance of her birthday each family presented Mrs. Gasson with a silver offering.
Besides relatives present, Mrs. Gasson has a son, R. B. Sibert and wife and children, Pearl, Dick, Earl, Raymond, Edward and Jesse of Deckers; grandchildren, Mrs. Jessie Tucker of Yoder, Wyo., Burton and George Sibert of Beatty, Nev., Earl Sibert of Goodrich, and two great grandchildren, Violet and Delores Tucker of Yoder."
(Ethel Mae Bird Howell 1892-1962 is buried in Fairmount # 73133074, with 1877-1934 # 73132978)
George Washington Bird 1868-1940 is buried in Denver Fairmount # 73132352.
W.F. Bird married Arnetta I. Melvin in DeWitt County February 9, 1882. He was the son of Alexander Bird and Elvira Roby, she was the daughter of Charles Melvin and Nancy Hanlin.
William F. Bird proved up a quarter in section 20 in 1895.
In 1900 Weld County, William is a railroad section foreman, born Feb 1858 in Ohio, married 18 years to Arnetta Dec 1863 Illinois. William F. April 1883 Illinois, Roy E. Dec 1886 Illinois, Edna Sept 1888 Colorado, Retta May 1891 Colorado, and Charles A. March 1900 Colorado.
William Frank Bird 1858-1947 is buried in Greeley # 65215647, with Anetta Isabella (Melvin) Bird 1862-1926.
October 1970 "Elwood J. (Woody) Bird, a former Greeley resident, and a brother of Mrs. Mae Armalage, 2324 6th Ave.,
died Saturday, Oct. 17 in Long Beach (Calif.) Memorial Hospital following surgery. He was 52.
The open heart surgery which Bird had undergone is an operation which has been done only for the past two years,
involving removal of veins from the legs and transplanting to the heart.
The operation was described ir detail in an article in Readers' Digest in Sept. 1970.
Bird was the owner of several dry cleaning shops in California.
He attended Greeley Schools and had served in the Navy in World War II. He was the son of the late Roy E. and Mary A. Bird who farmed in the Briggsdale community. Hi grandparents, Mr. and Mrs Frank Bird were early Briggs dale settlers and his grand mother was the first poslmaste at Briggsdale. His materna grandparents, Mr. and Mrs John Forquer were early set tiers in the Ashlon district. Surviving in addition to Mrs Armatage, are his wife, Mrs Carol Bird; a son, Gene, anc a daughter, Peggy, and two grandchildren. Also surviving are another sister, Mrs. Aileen Hines, and a brother, Larry K. Bird,
both of Kelchikan,
Robert Bird proved up a quarter in 3N 48W, Yuma County in 1891.
John H. Bird proved up a quarter in 5N 48W (Yuma County) in 1913.
Samuel I Bird proved up a quarter next to him in 1913.
Samuel L. Bird proved up one in 1917.
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