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Pvt William Francis M. Bird
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Birth: Sep. 15, 1850
Iowa, USA
Death: Apr. 27, 1932
Kansas, USA

Private Co. C
19th Kansas Cavalry
Enlisted October 15, 1868 in Iola, Kansas and was discharged April 18, 1869 in Fort Hays, Kansas.
U.S. National Homes for Disabled Veterans.
In 1888 he married Emma Amelia Fackler.

Obituary for William M. Bird, Iola Daily Register, 4/27/1932:

Old Indian Fighter Dies.

End Comes to William Bird 82-Year Old Scout in Indian Wars.

William M. Bird, 82-year-old veteran of the Indian wars, is dead.

Coming to Kansas before the Iola townsite was platted, the aged Indian fighter herded cattle over ground that now is included within the limits of the city.

Later he joined the army and upon his death still held his discharge from the government as a scout. So far as is known, Mr. Bird was the last remaining scout in the county. D.D. Spicer, formerly of Geneva, and a scout in the same campaigns, having preceded him to his death by some months.

The Rev. A.V. Howland will conduct the funeral service tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the Sleeper service rooms. Burial will be made in the old cemetery.

Mr. Bird is survivied by a daughter, Mrs. Arthur Dugan, Iola, and by four other children.

Family links: 
  Emmor Bird (1811 - 1863)
  Prudence Hamilton Bird (1810 - 1865)
  Emma Amelia Fackler Drennen (1871 - 1934)*
  Grace Marie Bird Dugan (1895 - 1935)*
  William Ray Bird (1902 - 1933)*
  Margaret Ann Bird Horville (1840 - 1923)*
  Jasper Newton Bird (1845 - 1904)*
  Samuel Louis Bird (1848 - 1925)*
  William Francis M. Bird (1850 - 1932)
  George R. Bird (1854 - 1927)*
*Calculated relationship
Iola Cemetery
Allen County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Addition 1, Block 1, Lot 12, Space 8
Maintained by: Airrow
Originally Created by: Harold & Wanda Blackwell
Record added: Jan 05, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 63740354
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