OBITUARY FOR ROBERT L BAIRD
Researched and compiled by Faye V Bell (SLC) 2012
Robert L Baird (Bob) [likely Rabbie as the Scots say] was born in 1909 in Wyoming according to the 1910 census which shows Robert H and Agnes (his parents) living at Sunshine WY then. Bob Baird was a conservative, careful man who never married, and worked the ranches around Big Trails and Meeteetse, WY at one time. In 1986 he was in the Home for Pioneers in Thermopolis, WY. He outlived his brother Dan (Donald M) by 30 years. He passed away in 1993 at the age of 86 in Thermopolis, WY. He had two nieces Gay Iola Baird (Noble, Lane) and Donna Baird (Sampson, Plotnik, Brand). Both parents and one of his nieces (Gay Lane) preceded him in death.
Memories: Bob Baird, tall by the standards of his parents and his brother, was spare and trim most of his life—a teetotaler, a ranch-hand in shining cowboy boots, clean levis and a scotch plaid shirt—he was a study especially in contrast with his brother, Dan. . I believe he would be hard to engage in conversation. He always wore his Stetson and a neckerchief in the Navy blue and white standard. My view of Bob Baird was that he was a man to be trusted, but shy and reserved.