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January 31, 2019

Thursday, February 2, 1989

Julia Bird marks 100th birthday

Julia Bird, a former resident of the Coalwood area, celebrated her 100th birthday in Seattle, WA, at a party at the St. Vincent and DePaul Retirement Home on Saturday, December 17, 1988.

Mrs. Raymond Bird was born December 14, 1988 at Cyrus, Minnesota, fourth in a family of eight to Norwegian parents, Haldor and Karen Erickson. Her family moved to Thief River Falls, Minnesota in 1901. Later some of her brothers and sisters moved to North Dakota and asked her to come to Coteau and Bowbells to work as a seamstress. She met her husba...

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