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 George Fackler Bird

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George Fackler Bird

  • Birth 1858 Missouri, USA
  • Death 24 Aug 1899 Covington, Kenton County, Kentucky, USA
  • Burial Liberty, Clay County, Missouri, USA
  • Memorial ID 36385120

George F. Bird Dead.
A Kansas Cityan in the Navy Dies While on His Way Here.
Word was received here today that George F. Bird an employee of the commissary department of the navy, had been found dead in Covington, Ky. He was a brother of Mrs. H.C. Orr, wife of the general passenger agent of the Pittsburg & Gulf, and a son of Greenup Bird, a Kansas City pioneer.
There was nothing in the dispatches received here to indicate how Mr. Bird had died. Mr. Orr is inclined to think that his death was due to heart disease from which he had been suffering for a long time. One of the dispatches from Cincinnati intimates that he committed suicide, but nothing has been received here to best out this assertion. Mr. Bird was on his way from Washington to Kansas City to visit his sister, Mrs. Orr.
Mr. Bird was 42 years old. He was a single man. Before the Spanish-American war he was in the coast survey service for five years, but when war broke out he was transferred to the commissary department of the navy. Recenty he got a furlough to visit his friends and relatives. He was well known in Kansas City where he was reared. Besides being a brother Mrs. Orr, Mrs. A.M. Dockery of Gallatin, Mo.,and Mrs. James lincoln of Liberty, Mo. were his sisters.
Mr. Birds body will be brought to Kansas City and will be buried Saturday or Sunday. The funeral to all probability will be held from Mrs. Orr's home.
from: The Kansas City Star, 25 August 1899, page 1.

Note: some people believed he was murdered.


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  • Created by: cw
  • Added: 26 Apr 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 36385120
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Fackler Bird (1858–24 Aug 1899), Find A Grave Memorial no. 36385120, citing Mount Memorial Cemetery, Liberty, Clay County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by cw (contributor 46774197) .