From History of Dane County, Wisconsin, publ. by Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1880, page 954

R. B. BIRD, of the firm of LYON & BIRD, general blacksmiths; born Sept. 25, 1846 in Madison; son of Prosper B. BIRD, a prominent pioneer of Madison, who came here in 1837; has been in Madison during his entire life, except when in the army; enlisted Aug. 15, 1862, in Co. I, 23d W.V.I., and was honorably discharged at Mobile, Ala., on July 4, 1865. Married, in 1872, Miss Lizzie MAHANA, of Madison; they have three children, two daughters and a son; family affiliate with Congregational Church. He is a member of the I.O.O.F., Hope Lodge, No. 17, of this city; he owns shop and also residence on Webster street. Is a Republican; is a carriage-ironer by trade, and is a popular and skilled mechanic.

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