Obit: Baird, Hastings R. (1901 - 1973)
----Source: Marshfield News Herald 8/ /1973
HASTINGS R. BAIRD-- (1901 - 1973)
GREENWOOD--Services for Hasting R. Baird, 72, of Greenwood, Clark County, veteran member and longtime chairman of the Clark County Board of Supervisors, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Grace United Methodist Church in Greenwood.
Mr. Baird died at 10:22 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, 1973, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield, where he had been admitted Aug. 4. He had been in poor health for the past several months.
Officiating will be the Rev. Eugene Antrim, pastor, and burial will be made in the Greenwood Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Hill Funeral Home here from 1 p.m. Friday until 11 a.m. Saturday, when the body will be taken to the church.
Mr. Baird was born Jan. 11, 1901 at Loyal, and lived there during his early years with his mother and stepfather, the late Lee Clouse. He had attended the Loyal Grade and High School, graduating in 1919.
Following graduation he worked for Ben Picus General Merchandise Store until 1927. He had operated merchandise stores in Loyal, Granton, Colby, and Greenwood, retiring from active business in 1955.
Mr. Baird always interested himself in civic affairs. He served as president of the Greenwood School Board for 11 years, and was elected as a Clark County supervisor for Ward 2, city of Greenwood, in April of 1948. In 1950, he was elected as chairman of the county board and retained the chairmanship for 22 years, declining nomination in the 1973 spring session.
He had been a member of the Greenwood Rotary Club and Masonic Lodge, and for years had served as chairman of the Clark County Mental Health Association.
His marriage on April 6, 1926 at Loyal, was to the former Ione Shupe, who survives him.
Other survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Janice) Steiger, Greenwood Mrs. Richard (Virginia) Engle, La Mesa, Calif., and Mrs. Norman (Donna) Larson, Madison two sons, Jerry Baird, Stevens Point, and Robert Baird, Eau Claire 10 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
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