Sarah "Birdie" (Miner) Pickard was born on Jan. 11, 1866 in Lee County, IA, the daughter of Nathaniel and Susan (Abbott) Miner.
She grew up in and around the family farm near West Point, Pleasant Ridge Twp., Lee County.
At the age of 24, Birdie married 23-year-old Isaac L. "Ike" Pickard (1866?-1945?). Nothing about him is known, other than his mother's maiden name may have been "Derbyshire."
They did not reproduce.
In 1908, when Birdie was about age 43, the Pickards resided at Fort Madison, Lee County.
Federal census records for 1920 show that the couple migrated to a farm in the South Bijou precinct of Adams County, CO.
During the decade of the 1920s, they pulled up stakes and migrated to the west coast, establishing a residence in Coronado, San Diego County. Isaac secured a job as a clerk in a hardware store.
The pair remained in the San Diego area for good.
Isaac is believed to have surrendered to death in San Diego on June 16, 1945, but this needs to be confirmed.
Birdie died in San Diego on April 6, 1954.
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