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John Aird

Male 1847 - 1930  (82 years)


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  • Name John Aird  [1
    Born 14 Oct 1847  Sandringham, Stormont, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 Apr 1930  Le Mars, Plymouth, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • From: Le Mars Globe-Post, April 7, 1930
      AGED PIONEER IS CALLED BY DEATH
      John Aird Funeral Held In City This Afternoon
      \emdash Well Known
      John Aird, well known pioneer of this city and county, passed away at his home at 308 Third Avenue S. E., Friday, at the advanced age of 82 years, 5 months and 20 days. Apoplexy was the cause of his death.
      The funeral was held this afternoon at 2 p. m., from the Presbyterian church, Rev. J.J. DePree officiating. Burial was made in the Le Mars cemetery, Beelys funeral directors in charge.
      Mr, Aird was born in Athol, Ontario, Canada, on October 14, 1847, and settled near Le Mars in 1877. He was united in marriage to Mary Cameron on October 16, 1873, where they lived at Escanaba, Mich., before coming to this community . His wife preceded him in death.
      On their arrival in this community they settled on a farm five miles east of Le Mars, where they endured all the hardships of pioneer life. After spending 38 years, on this farm, they moved to town, buying a home on Third avenue S. E., which has since been his residence.
      Besides his children he also leaves a sister, Mrs. Margaret Marjerrison of Ottawa , a brother William Aird of Victoria, B. C. Mr. Aird was a member of the First Presbyterian church.
      Deceased leaves to mourn his loss, 13 grandchildren and the following children; Mrs. Charles Houston, Plainview, Neb.; John Aird, Center, Neb.; William Aird, Floyd, Iowa; Walter C. Aird and Mary E. Aird of this city.
      Mr. Aird was very prominent in local politics in the early days and his many friends who admired his acquaintance , join with the relatives in mourning his passing.
    Buried Le Mars, Plymouth, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Block 5, Lot 14
    Person ID I970  Rowe Genealogy
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2013 

    Father Alexander A. Aird, Sr.,   b. 2 Jun 1810, Ross Shire, , , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1890, Roxborough, Stormont, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Mary Agnes Morrison,   b. 5 Jul 1812, Charlottenburg Twp, Glengarry, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1889  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 30 Sep 1838  Cornwall, Stormont, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Found a marriage entry in the Upper Canada Marriage Bonds (1803-1865)
      Showed Alex and Mary living in Charlottenburg. Reference RG 5 B9, Vol. 35, Bond # 6126, date 1838-09-20, film reel C-6787.
    Family ID F387  Group Sheet

    Family Mary Jane Cameron,   b. 27 Jun 1854, Roxborough, Stormont, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1920, Le Mars, Plymouth, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 16 Oct 1873  , Stormont, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    • 011053-73 John
    Children 
     1. Jennie Ada Lee Aird,   b. 8 Oct 1874, Escanaba, Delta, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1951, Plainview, Pierce, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     2. John Alexander Aird, Jr.,   b. 15 Feb 1876, Escanaba, Delta, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. William Malcolm Aird,   b. 29 Jan 1879, Le Mars, Plymouth, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1954  (Age 74 years)
     4. Walter Cameron Aird,   b. 17 Jun 1881, Le Mars, Plymouth, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1975, Le Mars, Plymouth, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     5. Mary E. Aird,   b. 20 Feb 1887, Le Mars, Plymouth, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1967, Fort Collins, Larimer, Colorado, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     6. Anna B. Aird,   b. 1888, , , Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 8 Mar 2007 
    Family ID F355  Group Sheet

  • Headstones


  • Notes 
    • this is the site that has them listed
      http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~plymouthcoiowa/cemeteries/lemarscity.html

      These are the listings:
      Aird, John, age 73. died 1930. City Cem., Lemars. Lot 14
      Aird, Mary C., age 66. died 1920. City Cemetery, Lemars. Lot 14

      LeMars Sentinel newspaper
      Dated May 4, 1917
      Mr. and Mrs. John Aird, of LeMars, were callers at the J. M. Whitman
      home last Wednesday.

      the 1930 census lists John as a widower living in America Twp. of Plymouth county. Daughter Mary is living with him and single at 43.
    • (Research):The 1885 state census shows them farming at twp 22, range 44, section 12, SW of NE.

  • Sources 
    1. [S39] Natalie's note (Reliability: 3).
      She states that Mary Cameron married John Aird

    2. [S155] Linda Tannis' genealogy dated 2 July 2002, 1 of Family Group Records - 1945 (Reliability: 3).
      States that Mary died in Lemars, then found listing for Lemars City Cemetery on the web with John and Mary C. Aird on the Plymouth County, Iowa site
      http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~plymouthcoiowa/cemeteries/lemarscity.html

    3. [S35] Obituary for Mary C. Cameron, Lemars Newspaper (Reliability: 3).
      stated her birth date and place and marriage date

    4. [S74] Stuart MacKillican's genealogy.

    5. [S357] Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1857-1924 Index - Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com and Genealogical Research Library (Brampton, Ontario, Canada). Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1857-1924 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007. Original data: Ontario, Canada. Registrations of Marriages, 1869-1922. MS932, 695 reels. Archives of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Ontario, Canada. Division Registrar Vital Statistics Records, 1858-1930. MS940, 28 reels. Archives of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Ontario, Canada. Marriage License Books, 1907-1910. MS945, 12 reels. Archives of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Ontario, Canada. Delayed Registrations of Marriages, 1892-1916. MS948, 4 reels. Archives of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Ontario, Canada. County Marriage Registers, 1858-June 1869. Microfilm rolls 1030055-1030068. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah (Archives of Ontario, MS 248, reels 5-18).).


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