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Linton Research Fund Inc.,

Founded in 1987

by Kirk Louis Linton (1914-1987)

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above: Kirk Louis Linton (1914-1987), Founder of Linton Research Fund Inc., Evelyn Virginia BIRD Linton, Vice President and Membership Director, With Clara Myrtle GRAY Bird (1900-1988) the first new Member and the first non-profit donator to the Linton Research Fund Inc. Photo taken in 1979, at one of Evelyn’s meetings of the Mount Vernon Porcelain Gild, which she was secretary for........................Below: Evelyn Virginia BIRD Linton (1922-2012) in a photo she refured to as "her Holloween photo"

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In Loving Memory of

Evelyn Virginia BIRD Linton (1922-2012)

 

Membership Director

Linton Research Fund Inc., from 1988 to 2012

 

updated August 30, 2016 

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

                          Obituary (unedited)

 

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

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

Evelyn Virginia BIRD Linton, age 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 New Zealand.

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

Published in Star-Telegram on November 16, 2012

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

Published in Alexandria Gazette on Wednesday, November 21, 2012

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

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

Tombstone Inscription: Evelyn Bird Linton (1922-2012)

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

Maintained by: Terry Louis Linton

Originally Created by: Tim Hawkins

Record added: Nov 16, 2012

Find A Grave Memorial# 100778555

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Old Meeting News

The Annual 25th Membership Meeting of Linton Research Fund Inc., and the 28th Annual Meeting of the LINTON & BIRD Chronicles was postponed, due to the sickest and death of our Vice President and Membership Director, Evelyn Virginia BIRD Linton, born May 17, 1922, died November 14, 2012. A new date and time will be scheduled before July 2013.

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The Annual 24th Membership Meeting of the Linton Research Fund Inc., and the 27th Annual Meeting of the LINTON & BIRD Chronicles was held on December 3, 2011, at Vice President and Membership Director, Evelyn Virginia BIRD Linton’s home in North Richland Hills, Fort Worth, Texas. After a great ham lunch, and deserts, the meeting was held and our Bylaws were revised and updated, old photos were discussed and workshops were conducted on both our LINTON & BIRD ancestors. The meeting was well attend with Members from Texas and with nine Members joining us via SKYPE, from Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina and New Zealand. Next years Meeting was set for the same place in December with the date and time to be announced later.   Editors Note More details to come

 

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Do not forget that the 24th Annual Membership Meeting of the Linton Research Fund Inc., and the 27th Annual meeting of the LINTON & BIRD Chronicles is is set for December 3, 2011, at 1:00 in the afternoon! The gathering will begin at 1:00 with Meeting to follow, at Vice President and Membership Director, Evelyn Virginia BIRD Linton home in North Richland Hills, Fort Worth, Texas. Please Phone or replay to Evelyn at e-mail evelynvlinton@live.com or evelyn_v_Linton@linton-research-fund-inc.com to find out if she needs any help or what to bring or if you need anymore information or directions.

Little Things like these were talked about at last years meeting.

Colonel Mark Huling BIRD (1738-1812)

In 1972, Howard M. Carroll, headed a group of local Bird decedents, which purchased and placed a memorial marker on the grave of Colonel Mark Bird. MARK BIRD Pennsylvania Colonel, PA. Militia Revolutionary War (1739 1812) According to The Ironmaster Kin (The Genealogy of William And Mark Bird 1621 1985) 8 1985 Vera N. Hardin, Colonel Mark Bird's tombstone was installed, by Howard M. Carroll, a direct descendant of Mark Bird. After a group of the descendants of Mark Bird (1739 1812) from North & South Carolina made two tours to Hopewell Village. "It has been very inspiring to learn of the dedication of our ancestors for the cause of freedom."

 

In February, 1778 as Deputy Quarter Master General under General Mifflin, Colonel Mark Bird was given the "impossible" order of getting food to General Washington's starving troops at Valley Forge. This task General Mifflin had failed to do earlier. Colonel Bird managed to float 1,000 barrels of flour from his own water grist mills in Birdsboro which were stored in Reading down the Schuylkill River in the dead of winter. On February 19, 1778 the Executive Council of the Continental Congress shows the shipment of these barrels.

 

March 22, 1784, this is the 226th anniversary of the maiden voyage of the merchant ship United States to the sea port of Canton China. It wound up instead in the French colony of Pondicerry, India. Philadelphia Merchant Phillip Moore, owned one haft interest in the vessel with Colonel Mark Huling BIRD (1739 1812) and Judge James Wilson (1742 1798) owning a quarter interest. On December 18, 1783, they applied to the Continental Congress for a sea letter with hopes of being the first American registered merchant vessel to reach China.

 

 

 

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Annual Membership Meeting is set for December 3, 2011, at 1:00 in the afternoon! Membership Director, Evelyn Virginia BIRD Linton, would like to announce that the 2011, 24th Annual Membership Meeting of the Linton Research Fund Inc., and the 27th Annual meeting of the LINTON & BIRD Chronicles has been set back one week, due to better attendance because everyone will still have their company over the weekend after Thanksgiving.  The Membership Meeting  will be held this December 3, 2011.  The gathering will begin at 1:00 with Meeting to follow, at Evelyn's  home in North Richland Hills, Fort Worth, Texas. Please replay to Evelyn at evelynvlinton@live.com  to find out if she any help or you need more information. 

Remember, the Meeting is open to all Members and all future new members, So bring your family too!

 

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Membership Director, Evelyn Virginia BIRD Linton, would like to announce that the 2011, 24th Annual Membership Meeting of the Linton Research Fund Inc., and the 27th Annual meeting of the LINTON & BIRD Chronicles will be held this Thanksgiving Holiday weekend Saturday, November 26, 2011, at her home in North Richland Hills, Fort Worth, Texas.   Please replay to Evelyn at evelynvlinton@live.com 

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Membership Director, Evelyn Virginia BIRD Linton, would like to announce that the 2011, 24th Annual Membership Meeting of the Linton Research Fund Inc., and the 27th Annual meeting of the LINTON & BIRD Chronicles will be held a day or two right after this upcoming Thanksgiving (November 24, 2011) at her home in North Richland Hills, Fort Worth, Texas. A date will be sent out very soon for all of our Members.

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No official meeting was held at the BIRD Family Reunion in Haltom City, Fort Worth Texas, this last July 2, 2011, for the Linton Research Fund Inc., or the LINTON & BIRD Chronicles. A lot of photos were taken and data added to our LINTON & BIRD master file and changes and corrections were made to it. Thanks to Jimmie & Mary Gill for the Family get-to-gather, fun, swimming, food, socializing, remembering, photo taking and red ants & 107 degrees.

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The 2010, 23rd Annual Membership Meeting of the Linton Research Fund Inc., and the 26th Annual meeting of the LINTON & BIRD Chronicles was held, December 10, 2010, at the home of Membership Director, Evelyn Virginia BIRD Linton, in North Richland Hills, Fort Worth, Texas. A hot lunch buffet was served by Evelyn before the Meeting.

Some of the highlights of the meeting were the re-electron of two old Director at Large seats Travis Louis Linton and Wade Farris Linton and new comer Ginny RAGSDALE Linton. The 2010 Official BYLAWS Extraction from the Articles of Incorporation was voted on and passed. Also, changing of Clara Myrtle GRAY Bird (1900-1988) name was voted on and pasted to be Officially known as Clara Myrtle GRAY-Sadler Bird (1900-1988), in honor of her adopted patents. New adviser to the BIRD Chronicles is John Martin O’Connell. It was announce that the LINTON & BIRD Chronicles had it’s own Facebook Page now. Also that more copies of our old publications need to be reprinted and that Family CDs should be available to our Members. More to follow.

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Membership Director, Evelyn Virginia BIRD Linton, would like to announce that the 2010, 23rd Annual Membership Meeting of the Linton Research Fund Inc., and the 26th Annual meeting of the LINTON & BIRD Chronicles will be held right after this upcoming Thanksgiving (November 25, 2010) at her home in North Richland Hills, Fort Worth, Texas. A date will be sent out very soon for all of our Texas Members and Members

Also, Evelyn would like to announce that a Special Meeting of the Linton Research Fund Inc., will be held in the home of Director of Large, Karen Ann LINTON Hinkson in Poolesville, Maryland. The date is set for in-between the Christmas & New Years Halliday. The Annual Board of Directors will be held preceding the Membership Meeting.

The 22st Annual Meeting of the Linton Research Fund Inc., was held on December 2009 in the home of Director of Large, Karen Ann LINTON Hinkson in Poolesville, Maryland. For details of this meeting contact Secretary Nancy LINTON Toombs, nancy@linton-research-fund-inc.com

 

The Annual Membership Meeting of the LINTON Research Fund Inc., was held during the Annual BIRD Reunion at the home of Members Doctor Jimmie Eugene GILL and Mary Louise BIRD Gill, in Fort Worth, Texas, this past July 4, 2009. This was a excellent day to have a meeting on sense our BIRD Family Tree has two members, James Willson Sr., (1742-1798) & George Reed (1733-1798), that signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 and one who signed it, the next month, August 1776, George ROSS (1730-1779). An on-hands display of the LINTON & BIRD Chronicles Web-site, that was planned, could not be preformed, because of lack of a internet connection. The main topic of dissection was putting new pictures on the LINTON & BIRD Chronicles Web-site. Many BIRD Family Members and their families were in attendance. For details of this meeting contact from your "stand-in" secretary. Kenneth "Ken" Edward Linton, kelinton@linton-research-fund-inc.com

The 20th Annual Meeting of the Linton Research Fund Inc., was held December 29, 2008, in Poolsville, Maryland. A Board of Directors Meeting preceded this meeting. Please contact Secretary Nancy Suzanne LINTON Toombs, nancy@linton-research-fund-inc.com .

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For all the genealogical researchers

For all the genealogical researchers that are researching the LINTON or BIRD surnames or any of our aligned surnames, please join the Linton Research Fund Inc., and have your articles published in upcoming issues of the LINTON & BIRD Chronicles. Contact Project Director, at  Terry_L_Linton@linton-research-fund-inc.com   or  T_L_Linton@Juno.com

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Founder of Linton Research Fund Inc.

Founded July 18, 1987 by

Kirk Louis Linton (1914-1987)

Initial Organizers present at the first Organization Meeting of the Linton Research Fund Inc., in 1987 were Evelyn Virginia BIRD Linton, Kenneth "Ken" Linton, Terry Louis Linton, Diane Marie BOURLAND Robinson Linton, Nancy Suzanne LINTON, Travis Louis Linton, Karen Ann Linton and Wade Faris Linton.

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1988 Members:

Evelyn Virginia BIRD Linton, Kenneth "Ken" LINTON, Terry Louis LINTON, Diane Marie BOURLAND Robinson Linton, Nancy Suzanne LINTON, Travis Louis LINTON, Karen Ann LINTON, Wade Faris LINTON, Clara Myrtle GRAY Bird, Florence Avis LINTON Beavers, Madeline "Madge Elizabeth LINTON Bly,  Bernadette "Bernie" Thelma LINTON Butler, Randolph "Randy" Irvin Butler Sr., and  Colonel Adolph Henry HUMPHREYS Sr.,

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1989 Members:

Evelyn Virginia BIRD Linton, Kenneth "Ken" LINTON, Terry Louis LINTON, Diane Marie BOURLAND Robinson Linton, Nancy Suzanne LINTON, Travis Louis LINTON, Karen Ann LINTON, Wade Faris LINTON, Clara Myrtle GRAY Bird, Florence Avis LINTON Beavers, Madeline "Madge Elizabeth LINTON Bly, Bernadette "Bernie" Thelma LINTON Butler, Randolph "Randy" Irvin Butler Sr., Colonel Adolph Henry HUMPHREYS Sr., John HAYES, Jean G. LINTON, William M. BROWN, Marceile S. EDMUNDSON, Marilyn Bone, Robert E. MYER, Milton KEENE, Sarah Keene, Harold W. BOLES, Edward Scott FARRELLY, Betty J. Gilber, Ron BRELSFORD, Kay A. SHELTON Johnston, Grace Ruth, Calvin R. LINTON, Janice E. Sharps, Bryan T. WINTER, Kenny R. BURCK, Judith J. Hryniawsky, Linda Leone, John C. MCLAUGHLIN and Judith L. 0lsen.

Deceased Honorary Members:

 

Kirk Louis LINTON (1914-1987); Clara Myrtle GRAY-Sadler Bird (1900-1988); Florence Avis LINTON Beavers (1912-1990); Theodore "Ted" Francis LINTON (1917-1970); Madeline "Madge" Elizabeth LINTON Bly (1922-1991); Colonel Adolph Henry Humphreys Sr. (1918-1993);  Albert Irvin BIRD (1925-2008) , Evelyn Virginia BIRD Linton (1922-2012) John HAYS; Franklin Delano "Buddy" BIRD (1934);  Rita Aline PULLIAM Bird (1940-2014)  Francis Dell BIRD Shivers (1934-2014) and Bernadette "Bernie" Thelma LINTON Butler (1921);

 
 

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Andrea Ann LINTON Hollis wedding, April 24, 1976, at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Albemarle Co., Virginia. Left to right Andrea Ann LINTON Hollis, (Member of Linton Research Fund Inc.), John Edward LINTON, Florence Avis LINTON Beavers (1912-1990), Evelyn Virginia BIRD Linton, Bernadette "Bernie" Thelma LINTON Butler and Madeline “Madge” Elizabeth LINTON Bly (1922-1991) ( Florence, Evelyn, Bernie and Madge all original 1988 Members of the Linton Research Fund Inc.) Photo taken by Kirk Louis Linton (1912-1987).