LAIRD Family

First Generation

1. John Rue1 Laird(3106) was born in New Jersey 1888.

He married Ada May Godown August 26, 1912. Ada was born Riegelsville, Bucks Co, Pa April 20, 1895. Ada(3107) was the daughter of Alton Joseph Godown and Irene Bill Pursell. Ada died July 1978 Hightstown, Mercer Co, NJ, at 83 years of age. In the 1920 census Witherspass Street, Princeton, Mercer Co, PA page 122, John (age 31) is living with Ada (age 25), John (age 7) and May (age 3 months).

In the 1930 census 120 Mercer Street, Princeton, Mercer Co, PA page 138, John (age 24) is recorded with his wife Ada (age 34), his mother Katherine (age 74), John (age 17) and Mary (age 14), Irene (age 8), and George (age 2y9m). Ada's birth is PA and the other family members are recorded as NJ. John is noted as being a fireman for I think Union Power Company.

John Rue Laird and Ada May Godown had the following children:

child 2 i. John R2 Laird(3108) was born in New Jersey January 8, 1913. John died May 1982 in Barnegat, Ocean Co, NJ, at 69 years of age.

child 3 ii. Mary E Laird (still alive).

child 4 iii. Irene M Laird was born in Princeton, Mercer Co, New Jersey April 3, 1921. Irene died July 20, 2006 in Carlisle, Cumberland Co, PA, at 85 years of age. Irene is not in the 1920 census unless she goes by Irene and is actually May E.

child 5 iv. George W Laird (still alive).

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