Robert Beird was born in 1866 in Owen Sound, Canada. His parents were David and Margaret Owen Beird. His brothers, Alfred, John J., and Thomas Beird lived in Lakefield Township.
In 1896, Robert owned a forty acre farm in Section 14 on the corner of Lakefield and Chapin Roads. Directly across the road lived his brother John Beird. His brother, Thomas Beird, lived across the road and to the south bordering his brother John Beird property.
SOURCES: 1896 Lakefield Township Plat Map
Pioneers of Lakefield Township - Left to Right: Jacob Brown, Lawrence Dubay, Alva Hinterman, David Dubay, Mr. Harris, George Easlick, Calvin Harris; Ray Rowell standing towards the top of photo and his daughters, Mildred, Dorothy, and Carrie Rowell, sitting on the wood pile. Carry Rowell later married Fred Honaman. photo from John and Linda Honaman Johnson.
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