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Re: Bird Family from Glasgow
Posted by: Karen (ID *****4414) Date: February 13, 2012 at 21:55:21
In Reply to: Bird Family from Glasgow by Robert Frost of 1524

1911 census in Calgary, Alberta shows Alexander Bird was born Sep 1866, wife Margaret was born Nov 1877 and they arrived in Canada in 1910.

Canadian Passenger List
SS Southwark - dep. Glasgow, Scotland arr. Quebec, Canada 7 Jun 1910
(first name age)
BIRD - Alex 42, M 32, B 14, Marg 4, Agnes 2
- going to brother at Calgary, Alberta

Here is the only other Bird family from Scotland living in Calgary in 1911 and 1916:

1911 - Calgary, Alberta
Donal L Bird Jun 1864 Scotland - immig. 1908
Catherine Bird Apr 1864 " "
James Bird Jun 1892 " "
David Branth (lodger)

1916 - Calgary, Alberta
2411 1st Street East
Donald Bird 51 Scotland - immig. 1908
Catherine Bird 51 " "
James Bird 23 " "

SS Canadia - dep. Glasgow, Scotland arr. Quebec, Canada 12 May 1908
(first name age)
BIRD - Donald 42 (goldbeater), Cath 32, James 16 (clerk)
- going to Calgary

This looks like Alexander and Margaret's death records in British Columbia.

BC Death Records

Death Date: 17 Jan 1949
Death Place: New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
Name: Alexander Bird
Birth Date: 26 Sep 1866
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Marital Status: Widower
Spouse: Margaret Williamson
Father: James Bird

Death Date: 20 Dec 1942
Death Place: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Name: Margaret Williamson Bird
Birth Date: 26 Nov 1877
Birthplace: , Scotland
Marital Status: Married
Spouse: Alexander Bird
Father: Alexander Donaldson Williamson
Mother: Margaret Shaw

.... and Alexander's birth record in Scotland, as well as his brother Donald
Scotland Birth Records (familyserach.org)

Name: Alexander Bird
Birth Date: 23 Sep 1867
Birthplace: CENTRAL DISTRICT,GLASGOW,LANARK,SCOTLAND
Father's Name: James Bird
Mother's Name: Margaret Ann Mcmurchie

Name: Donald Bird
Birth Date: 09 Jun 1864
Birthplace: CENTRAL DISTRICT,GLASGOW,LANARK,SCOTLAND
Father's Name: James Bird
Mother's Name: Margaret Ann Mcmurchie

---- more siblings of Alexander and Donald BIRD: (same birthplace & parent's names)
James Bird b. 4 Feb 1863, Agnes Downs Bird b. 25 Dec 1865, Robert Bird b. 4 Jan 1870, Mary McMillan Bird b. 24 Nov 1871

Scotland Census Records

1881 Registration dist: Blackfriars, Civil parish: Glasgow Robertson Memorial, County: Lanarkshire
Address: 27 Taylor Street
James Bird 44 Baldernock, Stirlingshire - Engine Keeper Oil Work
Margaret Ann Bird 44 Campletown, Argyleshire
James Bird 18 Glasgow, Lanarkshire - Lithographer Apprentice
Donald Bird 17 Glasgow, Lanarkshire - Gold Beater Apprentice
Agnes Bird 15 Glasgow, Lanarkshire - Stationers Paper Gatherer
Alexander Bird 13 Glasgow, Lanarkshire - Message Boy Grocer
Robert Bird 11 Glasgow, Lanarkshire - Scholar
Mary Bird 9 Glasgow, Lanarkshire - Scholar
Jane Bird 6 Glasgow, Lanarkshire - Scholar

1891 Reg dist: Blythswood, Civil parish: Glasgow St David, County: Lanarkshire
Address: 20 Stirling Rd (Hill Pl)
James Bird 54 Balernock, Stirlingshire - Engine Driver (Stationary)
Margt A Bird 54 Campbeltown, Argyllshire
Donald Bird 26 Glasgow, Lanarkshire - Gold Beater
Agnes Bird 25 Glasgow, Lanarkshire - Glass Decorator
Alexander Bird 23 Glasgow, Lanarkshire - Gasfitter & Bellhauger
Robert Bird 21 Glasgow, Lanarkshire - Flesher
Mary Bird 19 Glasgow, Lanarkshire - Dressmaker
Jeanie Bird 16 Glasgow, Lanarkshire - Letter Press Folder

(Alexander's older brother James below)
1891 Blackfriars, Glasgow Robertson Memorial, Lanarkshire
Address: 5 Paul Street
James Bird 28 Glasgow - Lithographer Printer
Ann M Bird 25 Glasgow
James Bird 2 Glasgow
John D Bird 2 Glasgow
Robert D Bird 6 Mo Glasgow

1871 Central District, Glasgow Inner High, Lanarkshire
Address: 31 Taylor St
James Bird 34 Balkinak, Stirlingshire - Stoker Enginekeeper Oil Work
Margaret N Bird 35 Campbelton, Argyleshire (wife)
James Bird 8 Glasgow - Scholar (son)
Donald Bird 6 Glasgow - Scholar (son)
Abonster Bird 3 Glasgow (son)
Robert Bird 1 Glasgow (son)
Joseph Pedelty 23 Aberdeen (lodger)

re. Alexander's father James Bird
1861 James Bird b. 1838 Baldernock (Engine Keeper) lodger living in Glasgow at 275 St George's Road
1851 James Bird b. 1837 living in Baldernock with parents James b 1808 (Lime Burner and farmer of 12 acres) , Agnes .1814; siblings Jane 1840 Robert 1847 & Archibald 1850 (all b. Baldernock except mother Agnes b. 1814 New Monkland, Lanark)
1841 James Bird b. 1837 living in Baldernock with parents James 1806 & Agnes b. 1806 and sister Jean b. 1839

re. Alexander's grandparents, parents of James Bird
Marriage Record (familysearch.org)
BIRD, James & DOWNES, Agnes
27 NOV 1835 Baldernock, Stirling, Scotland

re. Alexander's mother Margaret Ann McMurchie
Birth Record (familysearch.org)
MARGARET ANN MCMURCHY 10 Apr 1836 Cambeltown, Argyle, Scotland
Parents: DONALD MCMURCHY & MARY MCMILLAN

1861 Margaret McMurchie (Servant/Cook) b. 1837 Cambeltown, Argyle living in Glasgow at 2 Fitzroy Place
1841 & 1851 in Cambeltown with family (all b. Cambeltown) Donald 1810, Mary 1812, Alexander 1835 Sarah 1838, Hugh 1840, Donald 1843, John 1848


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