††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† CAPT. T. C. BIRD.
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LIST OF OLD SETTLERS OCTOBER 1, 1925, SHOWS MRS. LENA S. BIRD, 210 WEST PINE, LISTING 1872 AS THE YEAR THE BIRD FAMILY CAME...OF COURSE SHE COULD BE FROM ANOTHER BIRD FAMILY.† SHE IS!†
††††††††††††††† CRESWELL TOWNSHIP 1873: E. M. BIRD (22); NO WIFE LISTED.
††††††††††††††††††††††† T. C. BIRD (48); WIFE MATILDA (45).
Arkansas City Traveler, April 26, 1876.
Mr. T. C. Bird has some rye on his farm east of town that is 18 inches in height and completely headed out. He also has several apple trees that are in full blossom notwithstanding the recent storms.
Arkansas City Traveler, January 24, 1877.
T. C. Bird traded 80 acres of land north of town for A. O. Porterís blacksmith shop.
Arkansas City Traveler, January 4, 1882.
We had the pleasure of a call from Mr. H. T. Roberts of Waterloo, Iowa, who is a son-in-law of Capt. T. C. Bird, with whom he is visiting, and at the same time is looking around with a view to locate if he should strike anything that would warrant his moving his present business (a sash and flouring mills). Mr. Roberts is an intelligent businessman, and would be an acquisition to any community.
Arkansas City Traveler, May 17, 1882.
We had the pleasure of meeting Mr. L. B. Tidrick, of Winterset, Iowa, last week. Mr. Tidrick is now on a visit to his aunt, Mrs. T. C. Bird, and will probably spend several weeks in this vicinity.