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LINTON & BIRD Chronicles Volume XII, Issue 1, Spring © 2017, ISSN 1941-3521

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Terry Louis Linton © 2009- 2016

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LINTON & BIRD Chronicles Volume IV, Issue 2, Summer © 2009, ISSN 1941-3521

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The LINTON & BIRD Chronicles This Day in History, Birthdays and Anniversaries  is a work-in-progress and i am trying to do a breif skitch on each person and how they are related to Kirk Louis LINTON (1914-1987) or Jeff Augustus "Gus" BIRD (1893-1954) and his daughter Evelyn Virginia BIRD Linton (1922-2012). There is no easy way to do this except by hand. So if you see a month that needs work, e-mail me at Terry_L_Linton@linton-research-fund-inc.com  or T_L_Linton@juno.com  or You can leave it on our  LINTON & BIRD Blog. or LINTON & BIRD Chronicles on Facebook 

To find out how your ancestor is related to some in our family tree go to one of these pages

Index of Ancestors of  Kirk Louis LINTON (1914-1987)  LINTON & BIRD Master File

Index of Ancestors of Evelyn Virginia BIRD Linton (1922-2012) LINTON & BIRD Master File 


As of February 9, 2017  the Linton Research Fund Inc., has 28,363 unique individuals and  7,228  different Marriages, also 4,914  different Surnames  on our LINTON & BIRD Master File, on Ancestry.com

Find out if your birthday or anniversary is listed in our LINTON & BIRD Files. If you’re not listed, please let us know, so we can up date or data base. E-mail me at Terry_L_Linton@linton-research-fund-inc.com  or    t_l_linton@juno.com


The LINTON & BIRD Chronicles This Day in History, Birthdays and Anniversaries  is a work-in-progress and we are trying to do a breif skitch on each person and how they are related to Kirk Louis LINTON (1914-1987) or Jeff Augustus "Gus" BIRD (1893-1954) and his daughter Evelyn Virginia BIRD Linton (1922-2012). There is no easy way to do this except by hand. So if you see a month that needs work, e-mail me at Terry_L_Linton@linton-research-fund-inc.com  or T_L_Linton@juno.com  or You can leave it on our  LINTON & BIRD Blog. or LINTON & BIRD Chronicles on Facebook


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, Terry_L_Linton@linton-research-fund-inc.com  or t_l_linton@juno.com


















One of the things we do at our Annual Membership Meetings, is identify relives in old family photos. If you can correctly identify all the unknowns in these family photos below, A Free year Membership Dues may be in your future. Please e-mail me at Terry_L_Linton@linton-research-fund-inc.com  For details.


Above photo: Jeff August "Gus" BIRD (1893-1954) setting in bottom right hand corner. E-mail me at Terry_L_Linton@linton-research-fund-inc.com if you can identify any of the other BIRDs.

Above photo: This is one of the ten photos we tried to identify at last years Annual Membership Meeting. Six other ones were not identified from Grandma Clara Bird’s hope chest. Do you know who this "Bird rodeo rider" is, If you do, please e-mail at Terry_L_Linton@linton-research-fund-inc.com     Cry


Below Photo: From right to left, Guy Rowland BIRD (1898-1949) sitting Thomas Jefferson Bird (1861-1931); standing back row Gertrude "Gertie" (1887- 1912); Hugh Orlando BIRD (1890-1964); front row Jeff “Gus” Augustus BIRD (1893-1954); Albert BIRD (1889-1908); Harriet "Hattie" Melinda (1898-1949) sitting on Drusilla Gay Bird (1868-1948) Photo taken in 1898 of the new twins in Birdsville, Fort Worth, Texas. Thanks for the help in identifying all the BIRD’s in this photo. The identifiers were great-Aunt Ora Gail MARTIN Bird (1916-2010); Frances Gail BIRD Crooks; great Aunt Drusilla Gay Bird O'Connell (1905-1991); John Martin O'Connell; Margaret Drusilla BIRD Norwood and Evelyn Virginia BIRD Linton.

Above photo: The surviving children of Thomas Jefferson BIRD (1861-1931) & Drusilla GAY (1868-1948) Thomas & Drusilla had fifteen children. From left to right top row: Reverent John "Johnny" William BIRD (1907-?); Richard "Dick" Bruno BIRD (1910-1979); Frank Lafayette BIRD (1913-1994); Harriet "Hattie" Melinda BIRD Howard (1898-?); Thomas Jefferson BIRD Jr., (1899-1969) (Thomas & Drusilla’s first son was named Thomas Jefferson also, he was born and died in 1884). Second row from left to right: Jeff August "Gus" BIRD (1983-1954); Drusilla Gay BIRD O'Connell (1905-1991); Hugh Orlando BIRD (1890-1964) and Guy Rowland BIRD (1889-1949). Photo taken by Evelyn Virginia BIRD Linton.

Above photo: The children, the son-in-laws & daughter-in-laws and all the grandchildren (except one) of Jeff August "Gus" BIRD (1893-1954) & Clara Myrtle GRAY-Sadler Bird (1900-1988) in December 1953. Gus & Clara had eight boys and eight girls. I can identify all these relatives, if you can too e-mail me at Terry_L_Linton@linton-research-fund-inc.com

Below photo from left to right: Setting Thomas Jefferson BIRD (1861-1931) and Drusilla GAY Bird (1868-1948) Standing Richard "Dick" Bruno BIRD (1910-1979); Katrinka Catherine Mary SCHUTTE Bird (1906-1977); John "Johnny" William BIRD (1907-?) and Thomas Jefferson BIRD Jr., (1899-1969). They are identified differently on the back of photo. If you can help in correctly identifying these Birds, please e-mail at Terry_L_Linton@mail.com

Below photo: All from left to right, Top row fully standing: Franklin Delano BIRD; Evelyn Virginia BIRD Linton; Albert Irvin BIRD (1925-2008); Jeff Augustus BIRD Jr; Carlton Norris BIRD (1931-2002); Earl Alford BIRD (1919-1991). Second row: David Brewer BIRD (1938-1997); Iva Lee BIRD Bryant (1928-1999); Mary Louise BIRD Gill (leaning over her mother); Clara Myrtle GRAY-Sadler Bird (1900-1988); Donald Milton BIRD (1926-1999) (leaning next to his mother). Third row: Patricia "Pat" Margie BIRD Bronstad; Beatrice "Betty" Jean BIRD Jensen; Frances Dell BIRD Shivers; Margaret Drusilla BIRD Norwood and Myrtle Elizabeth BIRD Dougall Holzapfel (1921-1996)


Technology of the 1800's

Ultraviolet Radiation Discovered ----- 1801 Germany by Johann Ritter

First Electric light ----- 1809 Britain by Humphry Davy

First Steam Locomotive----- 1814 England by George Stephenson

Photograph ----- 1814 France by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce

Mackintosh (Waterproof Raincoat) ----- 1823 Scotland by Charles Mackintosh

Typewriter ----- 1829 USA by W.A. Burt

Braille printing ----- 1829 France by Louis Braille

Sewing Machine ----- 1830 France by Barthelemy Thimonnier

Sewing Machine ----- 1851 USA by Isaac Singer (Not inventor, but he added Improvements that made the machine much more usable)

Mechanical Calculator ----- 1835 England by Charles Babbage

Revolver ----- 1836 USA by Samuel Colt

Morse Code ----- 1838 USA by Samual Morse

Rubber Vulcanization ----- 1839 USA by Charles Goodyear

Safety Pin ----- 1849 USA by Walter Hunt

Pasteurization ----- 1856 France by Louis Pasteur

Machine Gun ----- 1861 USA by Richard Gatling

Dynamite ----- 1866 Sweden by Alfred Nobel

Telephone ----- 1876 Scotland by Alexander Graham Bell

Photographic Film ----- 1884 USA by George Eastman

Car with Internal-Combustion Engine ----- 1885 Germany by Karl Benz

Coca Cola ----- 1886 USA by John Pemberton

Contact Lenses ----- 1887 Germany by F.E. Muller and Adolph Fick

Pneumatic tire ----- 1888 USA by John Boyd Dunlop

Zipper ----- 1893 USA by W.L. Judson


Saint Valentine's Day

 Saint Valentine's Day, commonly shortened to Valentine's Day, is an annual commemoration held on February 14 celebrating love and affection between intimate companions. The day is named after one or more early Christian martyrs, Saint Valentine, and was established by Pope Gelasius I in 496 AD. It was deleted from the Roman calendar of saints in 1969 by Pope Paul VI. It is traditionally a day on which lovers express their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as "valentines"). The day first became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. Modern Valentine's Day symbols include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have given way to mass-produced greeting cards. Valentine's Day From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


April Fool's Day History


The history of April Fool's Day or All Fool's Day is uncertain, but the current thinking is that it began around 1582 in France with the reform of the calendar under Charles IX. The Gregorian Calendar was introduced, and New Year's Day was moved from March 25 - April 1 (new year's week) to January 1.

Communication traveled slowly in those days and some people were only informed of the change several years later. Still others, who were more rebellious refused to acknowledge the change and continued to celebrate on the last day of the former celebration, April 1.

These people were labeled "fools" by the general populace, were subject to ridicule and sent on "fool errands," sent invitations to nonexistent parties and had other practical jokes played upon them. The butts of these pranks became known as a "poisson d'avril" or "April fish" because a young naive fish is easily caught. In addition, one common practice was to hook a paper fish on the back of someone as a joke.

This harassment evolved over time and a custom of prank-playing continue on the first day of April. This tradition eventually spread elsewhere like to Britain and Scotland in the 18th century and was introduced to the American colonies by the English and the French. Because of this spread to other countries, April Fool's Day has taken on an international flavor with each country celebrating the holiday in its own way.

In Scotland, for instance, April Fool's Day is devoted to spoofs involving the buttocks and as such is called Taily Day. The butts of these jokes are known as April 'Gowk', another name for cuckoo bird. The origins of the "Kick Me" sign can be traced back to the Scottish observance.

In England, jokes are played only in the morning. Fools are called 'gobs' or 'gobby' and the victim of a joke is called a 'noodle.' It was considered back luck to play a practical joke on someone after noon.

In Rome, the holiday is known as Festival of Hilaria, celebrating the resurrection of the god Attis, is on March 25 and is also referred to as "Roman Laughing Day."

In Portugal, April Fool's Day falls on the Sunday and Monday before lent. In this celebration, many people throw flour at their friends.

The Huli Festival is celebrated on March 31 in India. People play jokes on one another and smear colors on one another celebrating the arrival of Spring.

So, no matter where you happen to be in the world on April 1, don't be surprised if April fools fall playfully upon you. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



Did you know the word "Holiday" is a contraction of holy and day? They originally represented special religious days, but have evolved generally to mean any special day of rest.



According to Webster’s 1936 Collegiate Dictionary: Birth’day: 1. Day of birth or origin; first day of existence. 2. The anniversary of this day; hence, a year of life.



According to Webster’s 1936 Collegiate Dictionary: An’niver’sary: 1.Commemorated at the same date each year. 2. Of or pertaining to an anniversary. 3. The annual return of the day of a past event, esp. some notable event.


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