|Birth: ||Mar. 21, 1844|
|Death: ||Dec. 6, 1923|
Belleville (KS) Telescope - 13 Dec 1923
Obadiah Allen Baird
Obadiah Allen Baird was born in Columbiana county, Ohio, March 21st, 1844, and died at his home in Agenda, Kansas, December 6th, 1923, aged 79 years, 8 months and 15 days.
In early manhood he left the Ohio home for the west, coming first to Illinois, then to Blue Springs, Nebraska for a short time, and then on to Republic county, Kansas to homestead the quarter section that is the present town site of the city of Cuba, Kansas.
On April 3rd, 1871 he was united in marriage to Martha W. Adams at Junction City, Kansas, and took up the life of the early pioneer on the place he had homesteaded.
He leaves surviving him, his widow, four sons, one daughter, sixteen grandchildren, and three sisters. The eldest son, Allen H. Baird, preceded him in death just two months. Of the other children Earl E. and Clark A. live in Agenda; Robert O. in Fargo, North Dakota; Earl E. in Lincoln, Kansas; and the only daughter Estella E. Mikesell, in Belleville, Kansas.
Funeral services were held in the Agenda Federated (sp) church, Saturday, December 8th, conducted by Rev. L.R. Templin, pastor of the church and interment was made in the Belleville cemetery.
Besides the immediate family, Mrs. W.V. Smith, a sister and her husband of Tonkawa, Oklahoma; Mary Baird Compton, of Fairfield (sp), Nebr., a granddaughter; and two nephews, John D. Baird of Haddam, Kansas, and J.E. Baird and wife, of Beloit, were in attendance at the funeral.
Martha Washington Adams Baird (1846 - 1936)*
Created by: Kenneth E Holmes
Record added: Apr 15, 2013
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