Garrison-Logan Family History & Genealogy
You are currently anonymous Log In
 

Edwin Russell 'Eddie' BIRD, Sr[1, 2, 3]

Male 1922 - 2012  (90 years)Deceased


Personal Information    |    Sources    |    Event Map    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name Edwin Russell BIRD 
    Suffix Sr 
    Nickname Eddie 
    Born 28 Feb 1922  Mount Enterprise, Rusk Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Apr 2012  Alvin, Brazoria Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 14 Apr 2012  Confederate Cemetery, Alvin, Brazoria Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Edwin Russell Bird - Memorial
    Edwin Russell Bird - Memorial
    View and leave messages
    Person ID I6656  Garrison-Logan Family Tree | Barrett, R Joseph descendants, Cosper, Hendryck descendants
    Last Modified 11 Aug 2015 

    Father Albert Herman BIRD,   b. 13 Sep 1897, Lawsonville, Rusk Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1986, Frankston, Anderson Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Mother Bessie Lee BARRETT,   b. 14 Jan 1907, Mount Enterprise, Rusk Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1978, Frankston, Anderson Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 20 Apr 1921  Nacogdoches Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2389  Group Sheet

    Family Florence Mae MACKARON,   b. 6 May 1925, Wagon Mound, Mora Co, New Mexico, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 2011, Houston, Harris Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 23 Dec 1945 
    Children 
    +1. Living
    +2. Living
     3. Living
    +4. Living
    Last Modified 17 Dec 2014 
    Family ID F5498  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Feb 1922 - Mount Enterprise, Rusk Co, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Apr 2012 - Alvin, Brazoria Co, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 14 Apr 2012 - Confederate Cemetery, Alvin, Brazoria Co, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Maps 
     = Link to Google Earth 
    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Sources 
    1. [S175] World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, (FamilySearch), 17 Dec 2014.
      Name: Edwin R Bird
      Name (Original): BIRD EDWIN R
      Event Type: Military Service
      Event Date: 26 Sep 1942
      Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
      Event Place: Houston, Texas, United States
      Residence Place:
      Race: White
      Citizenship Status: citizen
      Birth Year: 1922
      Birthplace: TEXAS
      Education Level: 4 years of high school
      Civilian Occupation: Semiskilled boilermakers
      Marital Status: Single, with dependents
      Military Rank: Private
      Army Branch: Air Corps
      Army Component:
      Source Reference: Civil Life
      Serial Number: 18186728
      Affiliate Publication Title: Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946
      Affiliate ARC Identifier: 1263923
      Box Film Number: 02903.12

    2. [S56] Funeral Home Obituaries & Funeral Notices, 11 Aug 2015.
      Edwin "Eddie" Russell Bird, 90, devoted husband and father passed away peacefully on April 10, 2012 at home in Alvin, Texas.

      Edwin Russell Bird was born on February 28, 1922 near Mount Enterprise, Rusk County, Texas, to Albert Herman Bird and Bessie Lee Barrett Bird, where he spent his childhood, attended school and was a member of the basketball team. He was part of the Citizen Military Training Corps at Fort Sam Houston's Camp Bullis prior to joining the U.S. Army Air Corps in September, 1942. He was stationed at Kirtland Air Force base in Albuquerque, New Mexico where he met his wife, Florence MacKaron. During WWII he was stationed in the Philippines as an Aerial Mechanic for the C-46 Commando aircraft. After returning to the United States, Florence and Eddie were married on December 23, 1945. From October 1947 to November 1949, he served a second overseas tour of duty in Japan. The family settled in Gallatin, Texas and then Nacogdoches, Texas and operated a dairy farm before moving to Alvin in 1965. Eddie loved his wife and family and worked hard to provide for them. He enjoyed the open road and was able to enjoy many trips to visit family across the United States. After moving to Alvin he was a union pipefitter and welder. A fishing enthusiast, he was able to enjoy many trips to fish with friends and family. He enjoyed his many projects and had completed his most recent project, outfitting his cargo trailer, which he proudly showed to his family when they gathered to celebrate his 90th birthday at the end of February.

      Edwin was preceded in death by his parents, Albert Herman and Bessie Lee Barrett Bird; his loving wife, Florence Bird and brothers, Carl Bird and Clyde Bird.

      Edwin is survived by: daughter, Margaret Solomon Bird; sons, Philip Bird and wife, Sylvia, Russell Bird and wife, Kimberly, Greg Bird and wife, Laura; sister, Maxine Domino and six grandchildren, Kimberly Perkinson, Karen Crawford, Kyle Bird, Cory Bird, Joseph Collin Bird, Stephanie Bird and numerous other relatives and friends.

      The Bird family has requested, in lieu of flowers, a donation to your favorite charity in memory of their father.

      Visitation will be held from 9:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M. Saturday. April 14, 2012 at Scott Funeral Home with Funeral services to begin at 10:30 A.M. Arrangements under the direction of the Scott Funeral Home, 1421 East Hwy 6, Alvin, Texas 77511. (281) 585-1000 www.scottfuneralhome.net
      Scott Family Funeral Home website

    3. [S11] Find A Grave, (www.findagrave.com), 17 Dec 2014.
      Find A Grave Memorial# 88425244