The name you have provided is unusual enough that I may have found something for you; however, I am not sure at this point how or why you have posted to the Leslie Co., KY Message Board. Anyway, here goes:
On the Social Security Death Index, there are these listings plus some information from the California State Death Index:
REDBIRD, Kermit S., Soc. Sec. #507-16-8003; born February 3, 1910; died on August 9, 1973 in San Diego, CA; Kermit was born in Nebraska per death record.
Then coincidentally, there was this listing which 'could' have been a close relative of Kermit because of the similarities:
REDBIRD, Mary Cecelia, Soc. Sec. #505-14-2741; born: August 11, 1908; died December 6, 1979 in San Diego, CA; shows Mary was born in Nebraska
You could write to the Social Sec. Administration (you have to send them $20+ dollars each, forget the exact amt.) and they will send you the Soc. Sec. application for these two. It will show who their parents were because that was a requirement. It should also show her maiden name.
Now, aside from that, I found Kermit on both the 1920 and the 1930 U.S. Fed. Census as follows:
1920 Fed. Census
Nebraska; County: Nance; Township: Genoa
NOTE: he shows his race as White; however, most other REDBIRDS are shown as Indian on the census.
REDBIRD, Simon, age 48, b. Michigan, father b. Michigan, mother b. Michigan
. . Bertha, age 33, b. Oklahoma; parents b. Oklahoma
. . Kermit, age 9, b. Nebraska; father b. Michigan* * * *
On the 1930 Fed. Census
Nebraska, County: Hall; Township: Grand Island
REDBIRD, Simon, still says 48, occupation: Architect, independently employed; b. (looks like Mixed or perhaps Michigan); states father: b. Ottawa ; mother b. USA
. . Bertha, wife, 34, b. Mixed or Michigan; father b. Cherokee; mother b. IL
. . Kermit, son, age 19, b. Mixed or Michigan; father b. Ottawa; mother b. IL
I will be very interested to hear about your story and to know if I have given you the information on the correct Kermit REDBIRD.
Joyce Taylor Collins
La Palma, CA