|Birth: ||May 14, 1932|
|Death: ||May 16, 1935|
Jane Bird was the daughter of Harvey Sessions and Haily Bird. Her mother was 16 at the time of Jane's birth and did not marry her father, who was 19 at the time.
In an unusual (and possibly somewhat courageous) move for its time, Haily kept and raised her daughter. Haily's mother had remarried years earlier, and giving her daughter her own maiden name made it clear that Jane was her daughter.
Haily married Loren P. Ireton in 1933 and he accepted Jane as his own, and while it was never formalized, she used her stepfather's surname as her own.
Jane died at the age of 3 years and two days of scarlet fever. The disease was so virulent at the time that the family was not allowed to view her in her coffin, but had to view her closed coffin through the window of a hearse.
Jane had an aunt who was born four months after she was, and she and her Aunt Marie were so inseparable during Jane's short life that they were respectively known to the family as "Pete and Re-Pete". After Jane's death, her nickname was handed down to her younger aunt, and Marie was known at "Pete" for the remainder of her life.
Harvey J. Sessions (1911 - 1961)
Haily Bird Rock (1915 - 1961)
Helen Harveta Jane Bird-Ireton (1932 - 1935)
Loren Paul Ireton (1936 - 1988)**
Richard Mark Ireton (1940 - 2001)**
Maple Hill Cemetery
Created by: FamilyMan
Record added: Apr 01, 2011
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