December 21, 2012

Eldred Levi "Lee" Holloway Bird Family

Eldred Levi "Lee" Holloway Bird was born on August 24, 1868 in Lawrence County, Mississippi.  On November 25, 1891, he married Emma Frances Hennington who was born on July 26, 1870 in Lawrence County, Mississippi.

Lee attended law school at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, graduating with honors.  He was elected to the Mississippi Legislature as Representative from Lawrence County on November 3, 1903 and served three terms.  In 1919, he and his family moved to Sicily Island.  He did not pursue his law practice on Sicily Island.  He brought his logging teams from Mississippi and set up a sawmill a few miles south of Peck on the Hill Road where he had purchased acreage. In 1932, the Birds sold the sawmill and logging business to their son, Audley and moved back to Lawrence County Mississippi.  (From Our Island Heritage, Vol. 3, 1978, compiled by Sophie Haley and Mickie Smith)

Eldred Levi "Lee" Holloway Bird died on March 7, 1957 and Emma Frances Hennington Bird died on June 22, 1956.  Both are buried in the Bahala Chapel Cemetery in Tryus, Lawrence County, Mississippi.  (Editor's note:  tombstone photographs are courtesy of Natalie Maynor at FindAGrave.com)





The following children were born to the marriage of Lee and Frances Bird:

Irene Courtney, 1893-1975 (m. Arnold Archible Adair, 1893-1958); Both are buried in the Gloster Woodlawn Cemetery, Gloster, Amite, Mississippi.

The following children were born to the marriage of Irene and Arnold Adair:
Arnold Archibald, Jr., 1920-1990
Anna Frances, 1922-1997 (m. Keith Rice Miller)
Imogene Joyce, 1924-2008 (m. William Thomas Hall, Jr.)
Neil Alford, 1925-1948
Neva Ruth, 1929-2001 (m. Alfred Jefferson Smith)
Mary Calista, 1931 (m. Pearlie Smith)

Holloway "Hollie" Hennington, 1895-1953 (m. Exie Elizabeth Sills); He is buried in Stronghope Cemetery, Stronghope, Copiah, Mississippi.

The following children were born to this marriage:
Eunice Annette, 1920-2005 (m. Kermit Russell)
Mary Frances, 1924-2006 (m/d Meddie Winford; m. Ruel Moore)
Gloria DeLois, 1928-2003 (Graydon Patrick Pepper)

Grady Luke, 1897-1922; Buried in the Old Pine Hill Cemetery in Sicily Island.


Audley Verne, 1898-1989 (m. Virginia Lee Furr, 1905-2008)
The following children were born to the marriage of Audley and Virginia Furr Bird:
Emma Cordelia "Deta", 1923-2000 (m. J. Wayne Allgood, 1921-2005)
Laverne, 1926 (m. Charles Harris)
Virginia Dare "Sunny", 1928-1991 (m. Walter Grayson)
Twin Daughters, 1929-1929
Bryan Lee, 1939-1939
Audley Girault, 1943-2009 (m. Juanita Wiley)
Records of death for Twin Daughters:




















Record of death for Bryan Lee:
 

Audley Verne Bird and Virginia Lee Furr Bird are buried in the Old Pine Hill Cemetery in Sicily Island.  (Editor's note:  tombstone photograph is courtesy of Karen Klemm Pinckard at FindAGrave.com)


Eldred Ian, 1901-1976 (m. Ida Belle Conn, 1904-1989)
The following children were born to Eldred and Ida:
Margie, 1925 (m. Marshal T. Douglas)

Grady Eldred, 1927 (m. Betty Wansley)
Emily Ruth, 1929-2012 (m. Elbert S. Lambert)
Paul Nix, 1932 (m. Margie Wade)
Bobbie Lea, 1934 (m. Kenneth K. Kaiser)                                                                     Sandra Kay, 1949-2002 (m. Jerry L. Bullock)
Records of birth for Grady Eldred and Paul Nix:






















Eldred Ian and Ida Belle Conn Bird are both buried in the Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery in Sontag, Lawrence, Mississippi.  (Editor's note:  tombstone photographs are courtesy of Miriam Malone at FindAGrave.com)



Lester Harold, 1903-1975 (m. Dorothy Slade, 1906-1975)
The following children were born to Harold and Dorothy Bird:
Hilda, 1926-1999 (m. Raymond Toups)
Eva, 1928 (m/d. 1. Elbert Lee; 2. Tommy Hunley)
Evelyn, 1928 (m. Ira Bright)
Shelton Lee, 1929-2003 (m. Mary Louise Wells)
Joyce Irene, 1931 (m. Edward Earl Lewis)
Charles Dale, 1932 (m. Mildred E. Bockhaus
Kathryn, 1934-1934
Peggy Avis, 1935 (m. Allen Compton)
Gloria Janette, 1937 (m/d. Amerigo Urdaneta)
Beverly Anita, 1939 (m. Luiz Piraja)
Frances M., 1944
Kenneth Wayne, 1945
Eileen, 1947-1947
Records of birth for Hilda and Charles:









 




















Record of death for Kathryn:

Lester Harold Bird and Dorothy Slade Bird are buried in the New Pine Hill Cemetery in Sicily Island.  (Editor's note:  tombstone photographs are courtesy of Karen Klemm Pinckard at FindAGrave.com)



Emma Myrtle, 1906-1993 (m. James Roy Baker, 1904-1991).  The following children were born to this marriage:
James Donald, 1933-1952
Mary Alice, 1937
Hilrie Street, 1909-1956 (m. Fannie Lee Mason) 

The following child was born to this marriage:
Hilrie Glenn, 1956 (m. Brenda Houston)
Hilrie is buried in Bahala Chapel Cemetery, Tryus, Lawrence, Mississippi.  (Editor's note:  tombstone photograph is courtesy of Miriam Malone at FindAGrave.com).  



Editor's note:  A special "thank you" to Miriam Malone, a descendant of Eldred Levi "Lee" Holloway Bird, for correcting my information and sharing additional information on her family.

7 comments:

  1. Someone forgot to document me as youngest living daughter of Harold & Dorothy (Slade) Bird. I am Frances M Bird born April 1, 1944.

    Sister Eileen born 1947. Died day after birth.

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    1. Frances, Thank you so much for providing this information. I have updated the post to add you and your sister, Eileen.

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  2. The date of death for the twin daughters belonging to Audley and Virgie Bird is incorrect. They died the same year they were born. I am a granddaughter of Audley and Virgie, Judy Allgood Wallace. Thank you for this great document.

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    1. Hi Judy,
      Thank you for the information. I have corrected the date on the post. Please let me know if you see other corrections that need to be made or additional information that needs to be added.

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  3. Hi, I'm the youngest daughter of Anna Frances Adair Miller, who was the daughter of Courtney Irene Bird. Frances passed in January of 1997, not in 1996. Please correct. Thanks!

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    1. Hi Megan,
      I have corrected the post to read her DOD as 1997. Thank you!

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