William Allen Baird, 87, of Route 6, retired Kaw Valley farmer, died Monday afternoon in a Topeka hospital. He was born February 27, 1869 in Whiteside County, Ill., and had lived in the Topeka community since 1909. He was a member of the North Topeka Drainage Board for 12 years, retiring about 15 years ago. He was a member of the First Baptist Church.
He is survived by 2 sons, Ralph W. Baird, Riesel, Texas, and William A. Baird, Jr., Route 6; a daughter, Mrs. Blanche Straily, Route 9; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; 3 brothers, J. Edwin Baird, Ellsworth, Jay Ora Baird, Cashmere, Wash., and Thomas J. Baird, Newton. Funeral services will be Thursday at Wall-Diffenderfer Mortuary with burial in Rochester Cemetery.
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