Robert William Bird
Obituary: Chronicle - Tribune, Marion, Marion, Indiana, July 5, 1929. p1
ROBERT W. BIRD DIES THURSDAY
VAN BUREN, Ind., July 5. - Robert William Bird, 83, life-long resident of Van Buren township
and a Civil War veteran, died late Thursday night at his home in Van Buren. He was a member
of Co. K 130th regiment, Ind. Inf.
He was one of the oldest Masons in Grant County, having been a member of the lodge for
fifty-one years. He was a member of the night, at his home in Van Buren.
Funeral arrangements have not been completed.
Surviving are the widow, Julia; five daughters. Mrs. A.M. Thompson, Osawtomie, Ore.; Mrs.
Newell Green, Mrs. George Peters and Miss Zona Bird, all of Van Buren, and Mrs. Elizabeth
Huston, Marshall, Ill.; one son, Fred Bird, Sapulpa, Okla.
"ROBERT W. BIRD, 65, CLAIMED BY DEATH" Leader -Tribune, Marion, IN 7/5/1929, Pg. 13
Robert W. Bird, aged 65, well known and prominent resident of Van Buren, died at his home
there at 10 o'clock Thursday evening following an illness of many weeks.
Surviving are the widow, Julia; five children, Fred Bird, Mrs. A.N. Thompson, Mrs. Newell
Green, Mrs. George Peters, and Miss Zona Bird and a sister Mrs. Elizabeth Houston.
No funeral arrangements have been made.
"MASONS TO HAVE CHARGE OF R. W. BIRD SERVICES" Chronicle -Tribune, Marion, IN 7/6/1929,
The Masonic lodge will have charge of the services Sunday at the Central Church of Christ,
Van Buren, for Robert William Bird, a member of the order for more than fifty years.
Mr. Bird, who was one of the oldest Masons in the State and a Civil War veteran, died
Rev. J.L. Campbell will officiate at the services at the church and at the burial in
the Van Buren cemetery.