Biography of John R. Baird
Humboldt County, CA Biographies





JOHN ROBERT BAIRD. - The local freight and passenger agent of the Northwestern Pacific Railroad at Eureka, was born in this city April 29, 1868, the son of the late Thomas Baird, a pioneer of the county, also represented on this page. John R. received his education in the public schools, supplemented by attendance at the Pacific Business College in San Francisco. After an association in the lumber business and transportation lines with his father, he succeeded the latter in 1894 as agent for the Humboldt Steamship Company and later for four years engaged as agent for the Pacific Coast Steamship Company. During 1901 he came into the employ of the Eel River and Eureka Railroad Company, now the Northwestern Pacific Railroad, as freight agent at Eureka, which position he has since filled with recognized efficiency, and in January, 1915, he was made the local freight and passenger agent. In fraternal relations he is connected with the Elks and Woodmen of the World. His marriage in 1894 united him with Miss Inez Stearns, who was born in Bradford, Maine, and by whom he has one son, John C. Baird.

From:
History of Humboldt County, California
With a Biographical Sketches
History by Leigh H. Irving
Historic Record Company
Los Angeles, California 1915


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