The Last Soldier Project: Florence County, Wis.
George W. Baird

The following information was transcribed from George Baird's newspaper obituary:

Old Soldier Passes Away at Florence

George W. Baird, Former Neenah Man, Was Last Survivor of His G.A.R. Post - Joined at Tender Age and Served to Close of Conflict

George W. Baird, 79 years of age, last surviving member of Du Pont Post, G.A.R., of Florence, Wis., and former Neenah man, died suddenly at his home in Florence Sunday (13 November 1927), according to a report reaching relatives here.

Born in East Troy, Walworth county, March 19, 1848, Mr. Baird enlisted for service in the civil war in 1863 at the age of 15 years, joining Company G, Forty-first Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry at Green Bay. He served through the civil war with that unit which was a member of the Third division, Sixteenth Army corps.

The deceased resided here following the Civil War but in 1880 moved to Florence where for the past twenty-two years he has been clerk of the county court.

He leaves a son, George, who is principal of the Gillette, Wis., high school; a daughter, Lulu, of New York City; four sisters, Mrs. P.M Sumerton, Mrs. J. Howard, Miss Mary Baird and Miss Clara Taylor, all of Neenah, and two brothers, R.L. Baird, Wolvertine, Mich., and T.J. Baird of Delhart, Tex.

Sources: The Daily Northwestern (Oshkosh), Nov. 15, 1927, Pg 11
Winnebagoland Genealogical Society - Janet Eiler
1890 Veterans Schedule
U.S. Federal Census Records - 1870-1930

Researched by Vince Barker

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Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Department of Wisconsin


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