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LINTON & BIRD Chronicles

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Terry Louis Linton © 2009- 2017

Linton Research Fund Inc., Publication © 2009- 2017

Page established June 2009

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

updated December 24, 2017




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  or  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 




















If your BIRD or LINTON ancestor is not listed on our birthday or anniversary list, please let me know at   



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,  or



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  For details.


Above photo: Jeff August "Gus" BIRD (1893-1954) setting in bottom right hand corner. E-mail me at if you can identify any of the other BIRDs...................................................Below photo: This is one of the ten photos we tried to identify at one of your 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






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.

Below: The surviving children of Thomas Jefferson BIRD (1861-1931) & Drusilla GAY (1868-1948) in 1948; Thomas & Drusilla had fifteen children. From left to right top row: Pastor John "Johnny" William BIRD (1907-1959); Sargeant Richard "Dick" Bruno BIRD (1910-1979); Pastor Frank Lafayette BIRD (1913-1994); Harriet "Hattie" Melinda BIRD Howard (1898-1990); 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 was taken in February 1948, when their mother, Drusilla died. Photo by Evelyn Virginia BIRD Linton.


Below 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. 


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


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)