Affa Pairlee Baird

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Affa Pairlee Baird (Porter)

Birthdate: (76)
Death: 1954 (76)
Place of Burial: Canyon, Randall Co., Texas, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Riley Judson Porter and Eliza Clarissa Porter
Wife of William Felix Baird
Mother of Susie Lutitia McCarty and Willie Judson Baird
Sister of William Emmett Porter; Richard Riley Porter; Sarah Elizabeth Porter; Jessie Anderson Porter; Walter Judson Porter and 5 others

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About Affa Pairlee Baird

Birth: May 18, 1878

Kerr County

Texas, USA

Death: May 14, 1954


Randall County

Texas, USA

She was the second child and oldest girl in a family of 11 children. The Porter family farmed in Kerr County, until the 1890s when they migrated to the area of now defunct Day County, Oklahoma Territory near Higgins in the Texas Panhandle.

Pairlee enjoyed the local dances with cowhands who were in the area after cattle drives. She claimed to have danced with Will Rogers when he was a cowpoke, but found him "nothing special". In a similar manner she met William Felix Baird at Higgins as he and his brothers were winding down their cattle driving operations after many years. She and Baird married February 5, 1899, his twenty-seventh birthday, in Day County, Oklahoma Territory at her father's home. Baird had acquired several sections of land in Floyd County, Texas and the couple moved there, where daughter Susie and son "Willie" were born. In 1920 the family moved to Canyon in Randall County, Texas where Susie attended West Texas State Teachers College.

Pairlee possessed a delicate walk and an earthy, teasing sense of humor. On more than one occasion she did not hesitate correcting friends and relatives who said she was spelling her name the wrong way. "My name is P-A-I-R-L-E-E". Her first and middle name came from her paternal and maternal grandmothers, respectively.

 Riley Judson Porter (1854 - 1938)
 Eliza Clarissa Wood Porter (1858 - 1942)

 Susie Lutitia Baird McCarty (1899 - 1957)*
 Willie Judson Baird (1907 - 1970)*

 William Felix Baird (1872 - 1948)*


Dreamland Cemetery


Randall County

Texas, USA

Maintained by: Jeffrey Claytor

Originally Created by: T.L. Watson

Record added: Sep 13, 2005

Find A Grave Memorial# 11743519

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Affa Pairlee Baird's Timeline

October 9, 1899
Age 21
Sandhill, Floyd, Texas, United States
Age 29
Age 76
Canyon, Randall Co., Texas, United States