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Sarah Gates Baird
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Birth: Oct. 22, 1843
Death: Apr. 3, 1923
Hopkins
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA

George W. Baird, a native of Pennsylvania, immigrated to Minnesota where he met and married Sarah Gates in 1857. Shortly thereafter, they purchased a farm in the Edina Mills settlement, and in 1886 built the home we know today. An ardent promoter of scientific farming, Baird was a pioneer in livestock breeding and is credited with bringing the first Merino sheep to the state. Both George and Sarah were major contributors to their community - George was Treasurer for the local Minnehaha Grange when he died in 1916, and Sarah was not only the first editor of the Grange newspaper The Minnehaha Spray, but also served as the State Grange Master for 18 years. Sarah also left a series of 31 diaries when she died in 1923, documenting her early Edina farm life. The diaries are now in the possession of the Minnesota Historical Society. In 1936, eighty acres of the Baird family farm was platted as part of the Country Club District.
 
 
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 Parents:
  William B. Gates (1805 - 1866)
  Miriam J. Gates (1810 - 1883)
 
 Spouse:
  George W. Baird (1835 - 1916)
 
 Sibling:
  Darwin N. Gates (1840 - 1862)*
  Sarah Gates Baird (1843 - 1923)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Lakewood Cemetery
Minneapolis
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA
Plot: Section 10. Lot 72, Grave 11
 
Created by: DaveVangsness
Record added: Aug 09, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 95074059
Sarah <i>Gates</i> Baird
Added by: DaveVangsness
 
Sarah <i>Gates</i> Baird
Added by: DaveVangsness
 
 
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