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Geneva B. Knight Birdsell
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Birth: Oct. 23, 1926
Jewell County
Kansas, USA
Death: Jun. 19, 1994
Cawker City
Mitchell County
Kansas, USA

Geneva Beth Knight Birdsell was born to Denzil Braden and Esther Louise Shane Knight in Athens Township, Jewell County, Kansas. On Dec. 31, 1945, she married Dale Elsworth Birdsell at Beloit, Mitchell County, Kansas.

They had six children; Jackie Dale, Johnnie Lee, Jimmie Dee, Judy Beth, Jody Lou and Jerry Alan Birdsell.

Geneva spent the early years of her marriage as a housewife and mother to her children. She enjoyed baking and sewing. Once they moved to the farm, she also added gardening to list of activities.

In the early 1970s, Geneva acquired two new loves: genealogy and antiques. As her children graduated and moved out of the house, she spent time working on the family history and was a charter member of the North Central Kansas Genealogical Society. She canvased a large percentage of the cemeteries in Jewell, Mitchell and Smith counties gathering information for the society. She also poured through old newspapers documenting information pertaining to the pioneers of North Central Kansas. Much of her work is still available at the North Central Kansas Genealogy Society in Cawker City, Kansas.

Geneva also opened an antique shop in Cawker City called Waconda Antiques.

Even with all her activities, she always made time for her family. Her husband, children and grandchildren were the life treasures she cherished the most.

Copyright 2012 Jody Pryor 
 
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 Parents:
  Denzil Braden Knight (1902 - 1993)
  Esther Shane Knight (1903 - 1991)
 
 Spouse:
  Dale Ellsworth Birdsell (1925 - 2008)
 
 Siblings:
  Geneva B. Knight Birdsell (1926 - 1994)
  Richard Lee Knight (1928 - 2007)*
  John Daniel Knight (1932 - 2006)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Athens Cemetery
Jewell
Jewell County
Kansas, USA
 
Maintained by: Jody Pryor
Originally Created by: TLC
Record added: Aug 05, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40303996
Geneva B. <i>Knight</i> Birdsell
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Geneva B. <i>Knight</i> Birdsell
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Geneva B. <i>Knight</i> Birdsell
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Finally, a thornless rose just for you, Mom.
- Jody Pryor
 Added: Mar. 23, 2012

- TLC
 Added: Mar. 23, 2012
 
 
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