John William Baird

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Death 11 Apr 1930 (aged 76)
Burial South Union Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 127692433 · View Source
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The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, April 12, 1930, page 8, column 4:

J. W. BAIRD (1853-1930)

J. W. Baird, a former resident of Uniontown, died Friday morning, April 11, at his home at Hi-Point Camp, which he founded, near Grantsville, Md., after a lengthy illness. Mr. Baird and his family resided in Uniontown for 40 years. About five years ago the family moved to Hi-Point Camp where he constructed a number of buildings in partnership with his son, James R. Baird. Mr. Baird was the son of the Rev. James Power Baird and Margaret Clark Baird. He was born December 24, 1853. He married Margaret Smith, November 25, 1886. Besides his wife, Mr. Baird is survived by two children, Elizabeth Baird Jobes of Bethesday, Md., and James, of Hi-Point. A grandson, Billy Jobes, a sister, Anna P. Baird, also survive. The remains will arrive in Uniontown, Sunday morning and will be taken to Johnstons mortuary chapel where funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. H. H. Will, pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran church at 2:30 o'clock. Burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery.

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Genealogical and personal history of Fayette county Pennsylvania, Volume 3, pp. 794-795:

(III) John William, second son of Rev. James P. Baird, was born in Fayette county, Pennsylvania, December 24, 1853. He was educated in the public school, and on arriving at a suitable age learned the carpenter's trade. In 1884 he settled in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, where he engaged in contracting and building in 1896, having previously worked as a journeyman. He was successful in his chosen field of effort, and in 1906 admitted a partner, J. M. Laing. This connection was dissolved in 1911, Mr. Baird continuing the business alone. He is well known as a reliable, thoroughly trustworthy builder and a skilled . Children: Elizabeth, born April 17, i888; Anna Katherine, born October 14, 1893, died July 24, 1901; James, born April 4, 1896.

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Meyersdale Republican, April 17, 1930:

J. W. BAIRD
Grantsville, Maryland

J. W. Baird, aged 76 years, died at his home "Hi-Point Camp," Negro Mountain, West of Grantsville, Friday morning, April 11, at 4:45 o'clock. He had been in failing health for three years and was stricken with paralysis on Saturday, April 5. He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. W. E. Jobes, of Bethesda, Md., one son, James R. Baird, one grandson, Billy Jobes, and one sister, Miss Anna Baird. Mr. Baird was a resident of Uniontown for over 40 years and was a contractor for many years. When retiring he, in company with his son, J. R. Baird, purchased several acres of land and started a tourist camp on Negro Mountain, which is one of the most comfortable and attractive tourist camps on the National Highway. The funeral was eld in Johnson's Chapel, Uniontown, on Sunday afternoon at 2:30; interment in the Uniontown cemetery.

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  • Find a Grave Memorial 127692433
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John William Baird (24 Dec 1853–11 Apr 1930), Find a Grave Memorial no. 127692433, citing Oak Grove Cemetery, South Union Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Cashie (contributor 47323748) .