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Roderick Byrd
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Birth: Apr., 1853
Oregon, USA
Death: Aug. 29, 1935
Pierce County
Washington, USA

No headstone

Data from Oregon State Archives, Early Oregonian Database.

1886 Indian Census, Washington Territory, Reservation Nisqually, Agency Nisqually & Skokomish

February 15, 1886, Monday, Daily Evening News, Tacoma, Washington Territory
Warrants were issued out of Justice Lawrence's court, on Saturday, upon complaint of Samuel Keady, against Roderick Byrd and Catherine Woodworth, a half-breed, charging them with adultery and lewd and lascivious cohabitation. The parties were arrested and will have a hearing before Justice Lawrence at 10 a.m. tomorrow. The woman lost her husband three months ago. It is claimed that this illegal intercourse has been going on for more than a year.

February 16, 1886, Tuesday, Daily Evening News, Tacoma, Washington Territory
PRIVATE NUPTIALS. A Marriage Certificate Saves two Parties from the Penitentiary.
The two parties, Roderick Byrd and Catharine Woodworth, whose arrest for adultery, etc. was mentioned in yesterday's News, came before Justice Lawrence, this morning, when it was found that a new and complicating feature had entered into the proceedings, which resulted in a different termination of the case. During the evening, while confined in jail, meditating upon their condition and the probable sequence of a conviction for the offense charged, a new scheme was devised. Judge Wickersham was called in for counsel and assistance, and with the consent of all parties, the two prisoners were furnished with a marriage certificate. This document being produced in court, by agreement of the complaining witness and prosecuting officer, the case was dropped on condition of the payment of the costs, amounting to some $82. The parties were remanded to jail until this amount should be deposted with the court.

Age from 1900 Washington census. Death certificate has no year of birth, only Oct., but gives his age as 82.

Washington State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Certificate of Death
Place of Death: Pierce County Hospital, Tacoma, Pierce Co., Washington
Name: Mr. Roderick Byrd
Residence: Roy Wash
Male, white
Marital Status: Unknown
Date of Birth: Oct ?
Age: 82
Date of Death: August 29, 1935
Occupation: Laborer
Birthplace: Washington
Father: Phillip Byrd
Birthplace: ?
Mother: ?
Informant: Calvin Byrd, Potlash Wash (son)
Burial: Roy, Sept. 1, 1935

Wasn't able to find a newspaper obituary for Roderick. 
Family links: 
  Philip Bird (1819 - 1910)
  Mary Fidler Bird (1822 - 1877)
  Catherine McPhail Byrd (1853 - 1924)
  Roderick Byrd (1853 - 1935)
  Harriet Maria Byrd Lewis (1856 - 1887)*
*Calculated relationship
King Hill Pioneer Cemetery
Fort Lewis
Pierce County
Washington, USA
Maintained by: G. Lester
Originally Created by: Ariana
Record added: May 28, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 111337732
Roderick Byrd
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