James Ramsey Baird

James Ramsey Baird

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Death 5 May 1942 (aged 46)
Burial Meyersdale, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 77535564 · View Source
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James R. Baird was born in Uniontown, Pa., Apr. 4, 1896, and died in the Veterans' Hospital, Aspinwall, Wednesday, May 5, 1943, after an illness of six weeks. Having been a salesman for the J. M. Cook & Son Candy Company for the past 15 years he was well known throughout Somerset County, as well as in Meyersdale, where he resided and had a large circle of friends who esteemed him very highly. He first came to Meyersdale in 1923 and was connected with his brother-in-law, W. E. Jobes, in the Standard Motor Co. which occupied the building later converted into a theatre (now the Roxy) by Mr. Jobes. "Jimmy" Baird was a very good pianist and he played for the new movie house and later for Nat Friedline's orchestra in Uniontown before coming to Meyersdale. In 1924 he married Miss Grace Hoover, who was then clerk in H. M. Cook's Jewelry Store. In 1926 the young couple became the proprietors of Hi-Point Service Station on the National Highway a few miles west of Grantsville, which they successfully conducted for several years. In 1928 Mr. Baird began working for the J. M. Cook & Son Co., and shortly afterwards, he and his wife returned to Meyersdale to live. He was an active member of the Salisbury American Legion Post while at Hi-Point and later of the Charles E. Kelly Post of Meyersdale, and at one time was Chef de Guerre of the "40 and 8" of Somerset County. James Baird served with the A.E.F. in France from Dec. 25, 1917, to April 6, 1919. He was in several of the big battles and was gassed in the Meuse-Argonne Forrest on Oct. 21, 1918. He served with a New England division. His funeral was conducted at his home on North Street, Saturday afternoon, by Rev. John B. Warman, pastor of the Methodist Church. There were many lovely floral tributes and a beautiful American Flag was draped over his bier. Interment was made in the Union Cemetery under the direction of W. C. Price and Son. Pall-bearers were Harry Hostetler, James Hostetler, Dan Critchfield, Oliver Getty and Harry Rosenberger, Meyersdale, and C. F. Beckner of Newville, Pa. Among those attending the funeral from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Jobes and son, J. W. Jobes, and wife, and Mr. Baird's mother, Mrs. Margaret Baird, all of Bethesda, Md.; Mrs. Worth Blunt, Elizabeth City, N.C., and Nelle and Eva Hoover of Pittsburgh.

Meyersdale Republican, May 13, 1943

James R. Baird, World War I veteran, died in the Veteran's Hospital, Aspinwall, Wednesday evening. He had been a patient in the hospital about five weeks. He is survived by his wife, Grace Hoover Baird; his mother, Mrs. James Baird, Sr., and one sister, Mrs. Wm. E. Jobes, of Bethesda, Md. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at his home on North Street, with interment in Union Cemetery under the direction of W. C. Price, mortician.

Meyersdale Republican, May 6, 1943


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  • Maintained by: Staff Sergeant (Ret) Brian J. Ensley
  • Originally Created by: Maggie
  • Added: 3 Oct 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 77535564
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Ramsey Baird (4 Apr 1896–5 May 1942), Find a Grave Memorial no. 77535564, citing Union Cemetery, Meyersdale, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Staff Sergeant (Ret) Brian J. Ensley (contributor 47190867) .