Charles Albert and Isabella Bird

From the Biographical Cyclopedia of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, published by the John M Gresman Company, Chicago-Philadelphia 1896


CHARLES ALBERT BIRD, a director in the Louis Snider & Sons Paper Company of Cincinnati and one of the substantial citizens of Dayton, was born November 4, 1842 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, of English parentage.  He left his home when ten years of age and went to Chicago and subsequently to St Louis and took a position as clerk on a steamboat plying between St Louis and New Orleans, and was in this service when the Civil War began.

He enlisted in the First Missouri Infantry, CSA, commanded by Colonel Bowen, who was afterwards a brigadier general, and continued in the service until 1863, and was present at the surrender of Vicksburg.

He then came to Cincinnati and secured employment in the well known paper house of Louis Snider & Sons, which has since become incorporated and in which company he is a stockholder and director.  Mr. Bird is deeply interested in the welfare and progress of the city in which he has made his home for many years, and was elected mayor of Dayton by the Democratic voters in 1893; has been an honored and trusted member of the City Council for eight years; is courthouse commissioner of Campbell County; is a member and Past Master of the Henry Barnes Masonic lodge No 607 of Dayton and is one of the leading spirits in all affairs for the betterment of the community in which he lives.

Mr. Bird was married 23 Nov 1875 in Newport to Isabella Twaddell, who was born in Cincinnati, April 17, 1852, daughter of John and Margaret Twadell, and where she enjoyed unusual advantages in her school days.  They have a group of promising boys:  Charles Albert, Clarence, George and Nelson McKibben Bird.


Children of Charles Albert Bird and Isabella Twaddle

1. Charles Albert Bird b-Dec 1878 in Dayton Ky. m-Sarah McClelland 10 Feb 1900 in Warren Co Oh
2. John Clarence Bird b-1880 in Dayton
3. George Bird b-Dec 1883 in Dayton
4. Nelson McKibben Bird b-6 Mar 1888 in Dayton; d-19 May 1944 in Covington; m-Hattie Hines; br-Evergreen


Charles Albert Bird died 20 Feb 1910 in Dayton and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery.


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