William Felix Baird

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William Felix Baird

Birthdate: (76)
Death: 1948 (76)
Place of Burial: Canyon, Randal, Texas
Immediate Family:

Son of John Gibson Baird and Eunis Malinda Baird
Husband of Affa Pairlee Baird
Father of Susie Lutitia McCarty and Willie Judson Baird

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About William Felix Baird

Birth: Feb. 5, 1872


Van Zandt County

Texas, USA

Death: Oct. 16, 1948


Randall County

Texas, USA

Following the death of his mother, he and his father and brothers left Van Zandt County and established cattle ranching operations in James Canyon near Cloudcroft, New Mexico. For several years they would drive cattle annually from New Mexico to Beaver in Oklahoma Territory or to Higgins in the Texas Panhandle. As barbed wire and the railroads made the drives impractical, the operation was broken up. Will met Miss Affa Pairlee Porter, whose family ranched and farmed in the state border area near Higgins. They married in now defunct Day County, Oklahoma Territory on February 5, 1899, his twenty-seventh birthday. He obtained several sections of land in Floyd County, Texas and the couple moved there where daughter Susie and son "Willie" were born near the Sandhill community.

After two decades of life in Floyd County, the Bairds moved to Canyon in Randall County in 1920 where Susie attended the West Texas State Teachers College. W. F. continued working in local stock raising operations. He was made a deputy sheriff in Randall County. In the 1930s he was employed on several Works Progress Administration projects.

He was a happy man with a playful, dry sense of humor and was well loved by his family.

Family links:

 John Gibson Baird (1825 - 1895)
 Eunis Malinda Gurley Baird (1833 - 1882)

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

 Affa Pairlee Porter Baird (1878 - 1954)


Dreamland Cemetery


Randall County

Texas, USA

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William Felix Baird's Timeline

October 9, 1899
Age 27
Sandhill, Floyd, Texas, United States
Age 35
Age 76
Canyon, Randal, Texas