Evelyn Virginia BIRD Linton (1922-2012)

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Evelyn Virginia BIRD Linton

(May 17, 1922 - November 14, 2012)


Terry Louis Linton © 1968-2016

Linton Research Fund Inc., internet publication © 2007

LINTON & BIRD CHRONICLES, Volume II, Issue 1, Spring © 2007, ISSN 1941-3521

Updated March 9, 2016


Evelyn Virginia Bird was the 4th child of sixteen born to Jeff Augustus Bird (1893-1954) and Clara Myrtle Gray (1900-1988). Evelyn was born on May 17, 1922, in her father’s house, located at the corner of BIRD and GRACE Streets, Birdville, Fort Worth, Texas. On November 11, 1944, Evelyn married Kirk Louis Linton (1914-1987) the son of Charles Edward Linton (1890-1958) and Annie Lucretia Cronk (1888-1956). They were married in Washington, DC. Their wedding was witnessed by Edna Crowell (secretary to General in the office), Captain Donald Frye, Bernadette Thelma LINTON Butler "Bernie" (Kirk’s sister) and Randoulph "Randy" Irvin Butler (1918-2007)


On August 17, 1945, at 23 years of age, Evelyn became the mother of Kenneth Edward Linton in Alexandria, Virginia.

On November 8, 1949. at 27 years of age, Evelyn became the mother of Terry Louis Linton in Alexandria, Virginia.


In 1578, Goditha Throckmorton (1520-?), who was the 10th great-grandaunt of Kirk Louis Linton (1914-1987), married John Neale (1550-1610) in Higham Ferrers, Northamptenshire, England. Goditha Throckmorton the daughter of Richard Throckmorton (1469-1547) and Joan Beaufo (1470-?). Goditha was, also, the 9th great-grandmother of Drusilla Gay (1868-1948) and 11th great-grandmother of Evelyn Virginia Bird. This marriage made Kirk the 12th cousin once removed of Evelyn, 366 years before they were married.

Above: Evelyn Virginia BIRD Linton in 1992

Evelyn Virginia BIRD Linton

(May 17,1922-November 14,2012)

                                Obituary (unedited)


LINTON & BIRD CHRONICLES, Volume VI, Issue 4, Winter © 2013, ISSN 1941-3521

Born: May 17, 1922, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas

Died : November14, 2012, North Richland Hills, Tarrant County, Texas

Evelyn Virginia BIRD Linton, 90, passed away Wednesday, November 14, 2012, at 11:15 am, at the North Hills Hospital, in Tarrant County, Texas, after being in a coma for 17 days. Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Monday in Mount Olivet Chapel, Fort Worth, Texas. A second funeral will be held at Benchmark Baptist Fellowship, in Fredericksburg, Virginia, with burial in the Mount Comfort Cemetery near Alexandria, in Fairfax County, Virginia.

Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation in honor of Evelyn Linton to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association or the Haltom the City Church of Christ or the Benchmark Baptist Fellowship.

Mrs. Linton was known as "Polly" to her Texas relatives and friends and as "Birdie" to her friends and relatives in Virginia. She was the fourth born of 16 children, eight boys and eight girls. Mrs. Linton was born in the Birdville area of Fort Worth on May 17, 1922, to Jeff Augustus "Gus" Bird (1893-1954) and Clara Myrtle GRAY-SADLER Bird (1900-1988).

In 1940, after graduating from Riverside High School, she traveled to Washington, D.C., to find work. She met and married Kirk Louis Linton in 1944. Mrs. Linton was a housewife for over 30 years on the family farm located in Fairfax County, Virginia. In 1985, they moved to Fredericksburg, Virginia, after her husband's retirement from the Richmond Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad. She returned to Texas in 1988, after her husband's death.

Mrs. Linton worked at the Library of Congress cafeteria and then in the Pentagon's Railroad Department during the early years of World War II. She served as the secretary of the Great Meadows Little League baseball league in the Mount Vernon, Virginia, area for 19 years. She also served as secretary of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department for over 25 years. She too, was the secretary of the Great Meadows Civic Association during the 1950s. She was the Vice President of the Linton Research Fund Inc., from it’s establishment in 1987.

Mrs. Linton became a talented porcelain painter in the 1970s, winning over 50 prize ribbons at the local county fairs in Virginia between 1975 and 1985. She served as secretary of the Mount Vernon Porcelain Guild during that time, as well as being a lifetime member. Her hobbies included sewing clothes for relatives and friends, reading, doing word puzzles and traveling the country.

Mrs. Linton was a "born again Christian" and was baptized at the Haltom City Church of Christ.

Survivors: Sons, Kenneth Edward LINTON of Bedford Texas and Terry Louis LINTON of Fredericksburg, Virginia; brothers, Jeff August BIRD of Hawthorne, California, and Franklin Delano "Buddy" BIRD of Haltom City, Texas.

sisters: Margaret Drusilla BIRD Norwood of Riverside, Fort Worth, Texas; Frances Dell BIRD Shivers of Southlake, Tarrant County, Texas; Mary Louise BIRD Gill of Haltom City, Texas; Patricia "Pat" Marjie BIRD Bronstad of Austin, Texas; Beatrice "Betty" Jean BIRD Jensen of Kerrville, Texas.

grandchildren: Nancy Suzanne LINTON Hall of Madison, North Carolina; Karen Ann LINTON Hinkson of Poolsville, Maryland; Travis Louis LINTON of Wellington New Zealand; Wade Faris LINTON of Fredericksburg, Virginia; Creation Marie ROBINSON, of Florida; Autumn Diane ROBINSON of Florida.

great-grandchildren: Blake Alexander Linton HINKSON of Poolsville Maryland; Trent Anthony Linton HINKSON of Poolsville Maryland; Alexandra Louise LINTON, Jacqueline Zoe LINTON and Elijah Daniel LINTON of Wellington, New Zealand.

Pallbearers: Wade Faris Linton, David Alan Beavers, William "Jeff" Hall, Marco Trenton Hinkson, Blake Alexander Linton Hinkson and Trent Anthony Linton Hinkson.

Published in Star-Telegram on Friday, November 16, 2012

Published in The Free Lance - Star on Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Published in the Alexandria Gazette on Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Find A Grave Evelyn Virginia BIRD Linton (1922-2012)

Find A Grave Family links: Spouse: Kirk Louis Linton (1914-1987)

Tombstone Inscription: Evelyn Bird Linton (1922-2012)

Burial: Mount Comfort Cemetery, Alexandria, Fairfax County, Virginia.

find a Grave Maintained by: Terry Louis Linton of the Linton Research Fund Inc.

Originally Created by: Tim Hawkins

Record added: Nov 16, 2012

Find A Grave Memorial# 100778555


Evelyn Virginia BIRD Linton May 17, 1922 - November 14, 2012)

Below: Evelyn Virginia BIRD Linton in 1964


Evelyn Virginia BIRD Linton (1922-2012)  an oral interview with son, Ken

LINTON & BIRD Chronicles, Volume IX, Issue 1, Spring © 2014, ISSN 1941-3521


Below: Evelyn Virginia BIRD Linton in 2009

Below Photo: Jeff Augustus Bird (1893-1954) and Clara Myrtle Gray Bird's (1900-1988) with all sixteen of their children gathered together at their home, at Christmas 1953. Top row from left to right: David Brewer (1938-1997); Donald Milton (1926-1999); Guy Edward (1918-1957); Albert Irvin (1925-2008); Franklin Delano (1934); Jeff Augustus, Jr. (1923); Earl Alford (1919-1991); Carlton Norris (1931-2002); Bottom Row Left to Right: Iva Lee (1930-1993); Evelyn Virginia (1922); Patricia Margie (1941); Beatrice Jean (1942); Jeff Augustus (1893-1954); Clara Myrtle Gray Bird (1900-1988); Margaret Drusilla (1928); Frances Dell (1934); Mary Louise (1936); Myrtle Elizabeth (1921-1996)

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