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 Clara Myrtle GRAY-SALER

Clara Myrtle GRAY-SALER

Birth
Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach City, Virginia, USA
Death 27 Dec 1988 (aged 88)
Haltom City, Tarrant County, Texas, USA
Burial Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 102223945 · View Source
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Clara Myrtle GRAY Bird (1900-1988)

(Affectionately Known as Grandma Bird)

Terry Louis Linton © 1995

(First Published) Direct Genealogy Lineage of Thomas Jefferson Bird Sr. (1861-1931) And Drusilla Gay (1867-1948) (book, Terry L. Linton © 1987) (Linton Research Fund, Inc., Publication © 1987) (First Revision, Febuary © 1989) (Second Revision, December, © 1991, (Third Revision, May, © 1995,) (printed in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, USA)

Linton Research Fund Inc., Publication © 1995

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Affectionately Known as Grandma Bird

Clara Myrtle GRAY (1900-1988) was born on June 14, 1900 , in Seaboard, Princess Anne County, Virginia. Clara was the daughter of George Charles Godwin GRAY (1874- ?) and Lula Virginia "Ginny" WILLIAMS ( 1874- ?). Clara was put up for adoption four months after she was born in the Saint Mary's Infant Home, located on Chapel Street. Clara was immediately adopted and raised by, her in-laws, Annas Nias SADLER (1859-1941) and Margaret Eddie CURLING (1862-1925) of Great Bridge, Norfolk County, Virginia.
Clara attended the Chapel Street School at 317 Chapel Street, in Norfolk , Princess Anne County, Virginia. Clara graduated in 1913, from Chapel Street School.

On August 7, 1917, Clara Myrtle GRAY married Jeff Augustus "Gus" BIRD (1893-9154) , son of Thomas Jefferson BIRD (1861-1931) and Drusilla GAY (1868-1948). Clara and Jeff were married in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania., while Jeff was being processed out of the Navy, after spending eight years in service.

Jeff Augustus Bird was born on Aug 16, 1893, in Birdville, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas. Gus died on June 12, 1954, in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, at age 60, Gus was buried on June 15, 1954, in the Blue Bonnet Garden Section of Mount Olivet Cemetery, Fort Worth, Texas.

Clara died on December 27, 1988, in Haltom City Central Hospital, Haltom City, Tarrant County, Texas, at age 88. Clara was buried next to her husband, on December 31, 1988, in the Blue Bonnet Garden Section, of Mount Olivet Cemetery, Fort Worth, Texas.

Jeff and Clara had sixteen Children:

i Guy Edward "Eddie" BIRD, born October 8, 1918, in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas. Eddie died on May 29, 1957, in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas.

ii. Earl Alford BIRD, born October 29, 1919, in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas. Earl died on November 29, 1991, in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas.

iii. Myrtle Elizabeth BIRD, born March 22, 1921, in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas.

iv. Evelyn Virginia BIRD, born May 17, 1922, in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas.

v. Jeff Augustus BIRD Jr. born December 2, 1923, in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas.

vi. Albert Irvin BIRD, born, March 31, 1925, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas.

vii. Donald Milton BIRD, was born December 9, 1926, in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas.

viii. Margaret Drusilla BIRD was born on April 17, 1928, in Harlingan, Cameron County, Texas.

ix. Iva Lee BIRD was born May 20, 1930, in Austin, Travis County, Texas. Iva Lee died on November 25, 1993, in Bedford, Tarrant County, Texas.

x. Carlton Norris BIRD was born on November 21, 1931, in Austin, Travis County, Texas.

xi. Franklin Delano "Buddy" BIRD was born January 8, 1934, in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas.

xii. Frances Dell BIRD was born January 8, 1934, in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas.

xiii. Mary Louise BIRD was born February 28, 1936, in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas.

xiv. David Brewer BIRD was born February 26, 1938, in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas.

xv. Patricia "Pat" Margie BIRD was born January 30, 1941, in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas.

Xvi. Beatrice "Betty" Jean BIRD was born August 28, 1942, in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas



  • Created by: Terry Louis Linton
  • Added: 16 Dec 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 102223945
  • Terry Louis Linton
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Clara Myrtle GRAY-SALER (14 Jun 1900–27 Dec 1988), Find A Grave Memorial no. 102223945, citing Mount Olivet Cemetery, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Terry Louis Linton (contributor 47194918) .