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Adelaide Lacock Bausman Laird
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Birth: Aug. 15, 1830
Johnstown
Cambria County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Aug. 21, 1912
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA

FORMER JUNCTION CITY WOMAN DIES IN WEST
Mrs. Adelaide Bausman Laird, Daughter of Senator Abner Lacock
Mrs. Adelaide Bausman Laird, widow of Frank Laird, and a daughter of Abner Lacock, first United States Senator to represent this district, died August 21, at her home in Des Moines, Iowa. The following obituary notice is clipped from the Des Moines Register and Leader:
After six months' confinement in her room and three weeks' serious illness, death came to the relief of Mrs. Adelaide Bausman Laird, widow of Frank R. Laird, yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Mrs. Laird passed her 82d birthday on the 15th of August. She was born in Johnstown, Pa., in 1830, and came to Des Moines with her parents in 1857. She had taught in the public schools of Pittsburgh and on coming to this city soon entered upon educational work in our then newly organized public schools, winning marked success here as in the east. In 1860 she was married to Mr. Laird, a member of a prominent grocery firm, the widely known Laird Brothers. Two sons and four daughters were born to Mr. and Mrs. Laird. The sons died many years ago. The husband and father died in 1900, and a daughter, Daisy, passed away in the spring of 1911. Three of the daughters, Adelaide, Daisy and Flora, followed the chosen vocation of the mother. For many years Miss Carrie has been engaged in library work.
Mrs. Laird was from her girlhood an active member of the Baptist church. For many years she was prominently identified with the public charities. She was president of the Pioneer Relief Society of Des Moines——the nucleus of the Associated Charities of our city. Not until the weight of years pressed heavily upon her did she relinquish her activities in the church and with charitable institutions. Two sisters and a brother survive the deceased, Miss Dora Bausman, of Des Moines and Mrs. Eliza Bartle and Mr. A. C. Bausman, of Minneapolis.
Retaining almost to the last the full possession of her faculties, with a keen intelligence and an eager interest in public charities and the trend of public events, and, withal, a wide range of acquaintanceship and sympathy, Mrs. Laird had many old time friends who, with those of recent years, will deeply feel their loss. Everything that loving service could suggest to make her last years and her last days comfortable was performed by the three surviving daughters.
Mrs. Laird was a cousin of Mrs. John Linnenbrink, of Rochester, and Miss Adelaide Linton and Mrs. Anna Swank, both of Philadelphia, formerly of Rochester.
Source: The Daily Times, Beaver, Pennsylvania, 28 Aug 1912, Page 2 
 
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 Parents:
  Adam Bausman (1795 - 1871)
  Caroline Lacock Bausman (1804 - 1879)
 
 Spouse:
  Franklin Raynolds Laird (1825 - 1900)*
 
 Children:
  Caroline Elizabeth Laird (1861 - 1954)*
  John William Laird (1862 - 1893)*
  Frank Chamberlain Laird (1866 - 1876)*
  Adelaide Bausman Laird (1868 - 1953)*
  Daisy Corrine Laird (1869 - 1911)*
  Flora Reynolds Laird (1872 - 1942)*
 
 Siblings:
  Julian M. Bausman (____ - 1903)*
  Jacob Beltzhoover Bausman (1828 - 1882)*
  Adelaide Lacock Bausman Laird (1830 - 1912)
  Isadore Minerva Bausman (1832 - 1919)*
  Abner Lacock Bausman (1834 - 1911)*
  Eliza Bausman Bartle (1840 - 1918)*
  Adam Clark Bausman (1842 - 1920)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Woodland Cemetery
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Block: 6 Section: Lot: 00123
 
Created by: Barb Walker
Record added: Mar 27, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50307704
Adelaide Lacock <i>Bausman</i> Laird
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