Biography of Robert J. Baird
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Baird, Robert J., Stockholm, was born in Lawrence, N. Y., November 25, 1856. He is a son of Henry Baird, who was born in Ireland in 1826, The latter emigrated to Burlington, Vt., and after two years settled on the farm in Lawrence now owned by subject. in 1872 he bought an adjoining farm in Stockholm, and there spent the remainder of his life. Mr. Baird was twice married, first to Margaret Baird, a native of Ireland, by whom he had one son and two daughters. She died in June, 1869, and he married second Sarah J. Robinson, of Madrid, N. Y., who at present resides in Stockholm with her son. Mr. Baird died November 23, 1891. Robert J. was educated in the common schools, and is a progressive farmer, owning 265 acres in Stockholm and Lawrence, and keeping thirty five cows and six horses. He has on his farm two silos, holding fifty tons each. He makes a specialty of breeding improved Chester white swine. In politics he is a Republican, and at present holds the office of assessor, He is a member of the I. O. O. F., Winthrop Lodue, No. 620, and P. of H., of Winthrop In 1881 our subject married Ettie A. Meacham, a native of Stockholm, and they have one child, Ernest H. Mrs. Baird is a member of the Freewill Baptist church of Ft. Jackson, N. Y. She was a school teacher, and taught eight terms before her marriage.

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The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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