Person:Leroy Bird (1)

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Leroy Franklin "Frank" Bird
d.11 Apr 1936 Cass County, Indiana
m. 20 Oct 1849
  1. Ansberry F. Bird1850 - 1914
  2. John William "William" Bird1854 - 1904
  3. Leroy Franklin "Frank" Bird1857 - 1936
Facts and Events
Name Leroy Franklin "Frank" Bird
Alt Name Frank
Alt Name Frank Bird
Gender Male
Birth? 13 Dec 1857 Deer Creek Township, Cass, Indiana
Other[6] 1860 Deer Creek Township, Cass, Indiana1860; Census Place: Deer Creek, Cass, Indiana; Roll: M653_247; Page: 679; Image: 166 U.S. census
Other? 1880 Deer Creek TownshipT9 Roll: 268 Page: 463 U. S. U.S. census, Cass County, Indiana
Other[3] 1900 Deer Creek TownshipU.S. census
Other? 1910 Indiana , Cass, Deer Crk TwpT624 Roll: 341 Page: 79 U.S. census
Other? 1916 Deacon, Cass, IndianaNE¼ Section 5 T25N R2E owned
Other? 1920 Deer Creek Township, Cass, IndianaT625 Roll: 426 Page: 28 U.S. census
Other? 1930 Deer Creek Township, Cass, Indiana1930; Census Place: Deer Creek, Cass, Indiana; Roll: 579; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 8; Image: 483.0 U.S. census
Death? 11 Apr 1936 Cass County, Indiana
Burial[1] Walton, Cass Co., Indiana (Miller's Cemetery)
Other[2] Obituary

LEROY F. BIRD. Many of the leading agriculturists of Cass county are carrying on operations on farms upon which they were born and they spent their entire lives, and this may be given as one of the reasons for their success. Having passed their entire careers here, they are thoroughly conversant with climatic conditions and the of the soil, and as a result they can bring to their work an intelligent knowledge of what methods will bring the best results. In this class stands LeRoy F. Bird, the owner of 170 acres of fine land situated in Deer Creek township, section 5, an enterprising agriculturist and public-spirited citizen. Mr. Bird belongs to that class of men who have not been content with what has been accomplished by their fathers, but have continued to improve their properties and to contribute to the general prosperity of the community. He was born on his present farm. December 13, 1857, and is a son of Benjamin F. and Harriet (Small Bird. His father, a native of Decatur county, Indiana, engaged in agricultural pursuits early in life, and continued to be so engaged throughout a long and useful career. He was known as a practical farmer and shrewd business man, and won the respect and esteem of his fellow-townsmen by his integrity and honorable dealing. Benjamin F. and Harriet Bird were the parents of three children, namely: William, deceased, formerly a farmer of Cass county, who married Estella Rhinehart, and had seven children, Adelbert, Hattie, Benjamin. Otis, Eva, Charles and Ruby; A. F., who makes his home in Walton; and LeRoy F. LeRoy F. Bird secured his early educational training in the old Deacon district school in this township, after leaving which he attended the Walton public schools for some time. In the meanwhile he spent the summer seasons on the homestead, assisting his father in his work, and learning to cultivate the soil and raise stock. Ambitious and enterprising, he applied himself assiduously to his tasks, gaining a thorough knowledge of his chosen vocation and carefully saving his earnings. He has never left the old homestead, and still carries on operations there, having met with a full measure of success. His crops are large and find a ready market, and he is known as a good judge of cattle, his herds being sleek and well fed. Mr. Bird has never married. He is a popular member of the local lodges of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Knights of Pythias, and was reared in the faith of the Universalist church, of which his parents were life-long members. Public life has never attracted him, and the only interest he has taken in political matters is that of any good citizen who has the welfare of his community at heart. His many friends testify to his general worth as a neighbor and a man.

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  2. Indiana. Logansport. \i Logansport Press\i0
    4-12-1936, p. 1; digital images, \i NewspaperArchive.com\i0   : accessed 20 Mar 2010).
  3. INDIANA, CASS. 1900 U.S. census, \i HeritageQuest\i0, Digital images. (National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.)
    T623, roll 362, DEER CREEK TWP, p. 82, dwelling 92.
  4.   TERRY BIRD. (<a href="http://members.aol.com/tbird91759/genealgy.htm">TERRY BIRD</a>).
  5.   Jehu Z Powell. History of Cass County, Indiana from its earliest settlement to the present time, with biographical sketches a. (1913 Lewis Pub. Co.)
    Pages 990 and 991.
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