Ann Elizabeth Baker

#12453, b. 31 January 1918, d. 10 October 2008
Last Edited=15 Apr 2015
Father*Earl Palmer Baker b. 26 Aug 1882, d. 26 Aug 1979
Mother*Adele Genevieve Wilky b. 4 Jul 1886, d. 2 Mar 1987


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Life Events and Notes

EventDateDetails
Birth31 January 1918Ann Elizabeth Baker was born on 31 January 1918 at Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States.1
She was the daughter of Earl Palmer Baker and Adele Genevieve Wilky.
Marriage30 April 1943Ann Elizabeth Baker married Raymond Whitfield Isle on 30 April 1943 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Death10 October 2008Ann died on 10 October 2008 at Harrison Medical Center, Bremerton, Kitsap, Washington, United States, at age 90.
Obituary22 October 2008Obituary of Ann Elizabeth Baker Isle

Ann B. Isle, age 90, died Oct.10, 2008, at Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton, Wash. She was a resident of Port Townsend, Wash.

Born in 1918 to Mr. and Mrs. E.P. Baker in Minneapolis, Minn., Ann married Ray Isle in 1943 in San Juan Puerto Rico.

She received medical technologist training at University of Minnesota and University of California Davis, and worked as a medical technologist at Jefferson General Hospital in Port Townsend during the 19070s and 1980s.

A member of First Baptist Church of Port Townsend, Ann loved studying the Bible and spending time with family and close friends. She was an avid walker.

Survivors include her sons, Stephen Isle of Wilton, Calif., David Isle of Stonyford, Calif., and Philip Isle of Bellingham, Wash, daughter Leslie Marr of Los Angeles; 10 grandchildren and three great grandchildren; and sister Jean Baker Griffin of Texas.

Memorial services are conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15 at First Baptist Church of Port Townsedn, with pastor Skip Cadorette officiating. A reception at the church follows the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Focus on The Family, www.focusonthefamily.com.

Burial is in the Fort Worden Military Cemetery at Fort Wprden State Park, Port Townsend.





BurialNovember 2008She was buried in November 2008 in Fort Worden Military Cemetery at Port Townsend, Jefferson, Washington.

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateCensus
Census192013 January 1920Ann was enumerated as the daughter of Earl Palmer Baker on the 1920 United States Census residing at 215 32nd Street in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota. Ann was 1 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Adele Genevieve Wilky, Magdalen Miller and William Laird Baker.2
Census193014 April 1930Ann was enumerated as the daughter of Earl Palmer Baker on the 1930 United States Census residing at 5127 Irving Avenue South in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota. Ann was 12 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Adele Genevieve Wilky, William Laird Baker and Jean Adele Baker.3
Census194016 May 1940Ann was enumerated as the daughter of Earl Palmer Baker on the 1940 United States Census residing at 5127 Irving Avenue South in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota. Ann was 22 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Adele Genevieve Wilky, William Laird Baker and Jean Adele Baker.4
Residence1949Ann, the wife of Raymond Whitfield Isle, lived at 1938 Santa Monica Court, Santa Rosa, Sonoma, California, United States, in 1949.5

Children of Ann Elizabeth Baker and Raymond Whitfield Isle

Citations

  1. [S237] Ancestry.com, Web: Minnesota, Birth Index, 1900-1934.
  2. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1920 US Census.
  3. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1930 US Census.
  4. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1940 US Census.
  5. [S237] Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989, Santa Rosa, California, 1949.

Anthony Douglas Baker

#9385, b. 15 August 1967
Last Edited=27 Sep 2010
Father*James Joseph Baker Sr. b. 30 Apr 1946, d. 6 Mar 2005
Mother*Kathleen Ann Jones b. 3 Dec 1946


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Life Events and Notes

EventDateDetails
Birth15 August 1967Anthony Douglas Baker was born on 15 August 1967 at Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, United States.
He is the son of James Joseph Baker Sr. and Kathleen Ann Jones.
Marriage4 August 1990Anthony Douglas Baker married Jane Ellen Pinkstaff on 4 August 1990 in Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, United States.

Children of Anthony Douglas Baker and Jane Ellen Pinkstaff

Bessie L. Baker

#11879, b. 8 August 1874, d. 20 August 1972
Last Edited=6 Apr 2015
Father*William Baker b. Oct 1848
Mother*Sarah E. Palmer b. Jul 1853


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Life Events and Notes

EventDateDetails
Birth8 August 1874Bessie L. Baker was born on 8 August 1874 at Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois, United States.1
She was the daughter of William Baker and Sarah E. Palmer.
MarriageMarch 1900Bessie L. Baker married Arthur George Pick in March 1900 in Waltham, Mower, Minnesota, United States.
Death20 August 1972Bessie died on 20 August 1972 at Neligh, Antelope, Nebraska, United States, at age 98.

Occupations and Employment

DateOccupationLocation
1930proprietor of a rooming house6430 Kenwood Avenue, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States2

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateCensus
Census18803 June 1880Bessie was enumerated as the daughter of William Baker on the 1880 United States Census in Owen, Winnebago, Illinois. Bessie was 5 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Sarah E. Palmer, Charlotte Elvira Baker and Ralph W. Baker.1
CensusMN15 June 1885Bessie was enumerated as the daughter of William Baker on the 1885 Minnesota Census in Waltham, Mower, Minnesota. Bessie was 10 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Sarah E. Palmer, Charlotte Elvira Baker, Ralph W. Baker, Ray J. Baker and Earl Palmer Baker.3
CensusMN26 June 1895Bessie was enumerated as the daughter of William Baker on the 1895 Minnesota Census in Waltham, Mower, Minnesota. Bessie was 20 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Sarah E. Palmer, Charlotte Elvira Baker, Ralph W. Baker, Ray J. Baker and Earl Palmer Baker.4
Census190013 June 1900Bessie was enumerated as the wife of Arthur George Pick on the 1900 United States Census in Dexter, Mower, Minnesota. Bessie was 25 years old.5
Census192013 January 1920Bessie was enumerated as the wife of Arthur George Pick on the 1920 United States Census in Blaine, Antelope, Nebraska. Bessie was 45 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Lowell L. Pick, Lloyd M. Pick, Leslie Pick and Dale Pick.6
Census193010 April 1930Bessie was enumerated as the head of the household on the 1930 United States Census residing at 6430 Kenwood Avenue in Chicago, Cook, Illinois. Bessie was 55 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Dale Pick In the household were four lodgers.2
Census194018 April 1940Bessie was enumerated as the mother of Leslie Pick on the 1940 United States Census in Pleasant Township, Porter, Indiana. Bessie was 65 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Dale Pick.7

Children of Bessie L. Baker and Arthur George Pick

Citations

  1. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1880 US Census.
  2. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1930 US Census.
  3. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1885 Minnesota Census.
  4. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1895 Minnesota Census.
  5. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1900 US Census.
  6. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1920 US Census.
  7. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1940 US Census.

Cassandra (Cassie) Ellen Baker

#9481, b. 20 May 2003
Last Edited=27 Sep 2010
Father*Anthony Douglas Baker b. 15 Aug 1967
Mother*Jane Ellen Pinkstaff b. 16 Apr 1968


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EventDateDetails
Birth20 May 2003Cassandra (Cassie) Ellen Baker was born on 20 May 2003 at Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States.
She is the daughter of Anthony Douglas Baker and Jane Ellen Pinkstaff.

Charlotte Elvira Baker

#7979, b. 20 January 1876, d. 12 November 1944
Last Edited=29 Jan 2018
Father*William Baker b. Oct 1848
Mother*Sarah E. Palmer b. Jul 1853
Charlotte E. Baker, death certificate, 1944


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Life Events and Notes

EventDateDetails
Birth20 January 1876Charlotte Elvira Baker was born on 20 January 1876 at Owen Township, Winnebago, Illinois, United States.1
She was the daughter of William Baker and Sarah E. Palmer.
Marriage15 March 1900Charlotte Elvira Baker married William Gordon, son of James Gordon and Elizabeth McKean, on 15 March 1900 in Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States. According to an article in the Saint Paul Globe (Minnesota) of 15 Mar 1900, William and Charlotte were granted a marriage license.2,3
Immigration1902Charlotte Elvira Baker immigrated to Canada in 1902.4
Death12 November 1944Charlotte died on 12 November 1944 at North Vancouver General Hospital, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, at age 68.5,6
Cause of Death12 November 1944She died of cerebral apoplexy and hypertension.6
Cremation15 November 1944She was cremated on 15 November 1944 at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.1
Burial15 November 1944She was buried on 15 November 1944 in Mountain View Cemetery at Vancouver, British Columbia.1

Occupations and Employment

DateOccupationLocation
1921merchantNorth Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada4

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateCensus
Census18803 June 1880Charlotte was enumerated as the daughter of William Baker on the 1880 United States Census in Owen, Winnebago, Illinois. Charlotte was 4 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Sarah E. Palmer, Bessie L. Baker and Ralph W. Baker.7
CensusMN15 June 1885Charlotte was enumerated as the daughter of William Baker on the 1885 Minnesota Census in Waltham, Mower, Minnesota. Charlotte was 9 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Sarah E. Palmer, Bessie L. Baker, Ralph W. Baker, Ray J. Baker and Earl Palmer Baker.8
CensusMN26 June 1895Charlotte was enumerated as the daughter of William Baker on the 1895 Minnesota Census in Waltham, Mower, Minnesota. Charlotte was 19 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Sarah E. Palmer, Bessie L. Baker, Ralph W. Baker, Ray J. Baker and Earl Palmer Baker.9
Census190015 June 1900Charlotte was enumerated as the wife of William Gordon on the 1900 United States Census residing at 232 W. 7th in Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota. Charlotte was 24 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Ray J. Baker.10
Census1911CA1 June 1911Charlotte was enumerated as the wife of William Gordon on the 1911 Canada Census in Vancouver, British Columbia. Charlotte was 35 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Margaret MacDonald Gordon and Katherine McKeen Gordon.11
Census1921CA1 June 1921Charlotte was enumerated as the wife of William Gordon on the 1921 Canada Census residing at 398 Keith Road in North Vancouver, British Columbia. Charlotte was 45 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Margaret MacDonald Gordon and Katherine McKeen Gordon.4
Residence1944Charlotte lived at 244 East 15th Street, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, in 1944.1

Children of Charlotte Elvira Baker and William Gordon

Citations

  1. [S282] FamilySearch Website, online https://familysearch.org/, Death Certificate of Charlotte Elvira Baker.
  2. [S221] Minnesota Marriage Index (1958-2001), online www.ancestry.com.
  3. [S294] Newspapers.com, online www.newspapers.com, Saint Paul Globe (Minnesota), 15 Mar 1900, Page 8.
  4. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1921 Canada Census.
  5. [S237] Ancestry.com, British Columbia, Canada, Death Index, 1872-1990.
  6. [S282] FamilySearch Website, online https://familysearch.org/, Death Certificate.
  7. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1880 US Census.
  8. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1885 Minnesota Census.
  9. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1895 Minnesota Census.
  10. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1900 US Census.
  11. [S282] FamilySearch Website, online https://familysearch.org/, 1911 Canada Census.

Earl Frost Baker

#12456, b. 1 May 1909, d. September 1961
Last Edited=4 Sep 2016
Father*Ray J. Baker b. 1 Dec 1880, d. Oct 1972
Mother*Edith Mary Frost b. 24 Sep 1872, d. 13 Nov 1951


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Life Events and Notes

EventDateDetails
Birth1 May 1909Earl Frost Baker was born on 1 May 1909 at Eureka, Humboldt, California, United States.1,2
He was the son of Ray J. Baker and Edith Mary Frost.
Psgr List19 August 1919Earl Frost Baker was listed, along with Edith Mary Frost, on a passenger list on 19 August 1919 at San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, United States. Sailed on the ship Lurline which arrived in Honolulu, Hawaii on 26 August 1919.2
Psgr List14 August 1926Earl Frost Baker was listed, along with Edith Mary Frost, on a passenger list on 14 August 1926 at Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States. Sailed on the ship City of Los Angeles which arrived in Honolulu, Hawaii on 20 August 1926.2
Marriagecirca 1932Earl Frost Baker married Cleo O. (Unknown Surname) circa 1932 in Honolulu, Oahu Island, Hawaii, United States.2
Psgr List12 June 1934Earl Frost Baker was found on a passenger list on 12 June 1934 at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He sailed on the ship Empress of Russia which arrived in Honolulu, Hawaii on 18 June 1934.2
Marriageafter 1941He married Mary Elizabeth Davidson after 1941 in Honolulu, Oahu Island, Hawaii, United States.
DeathSeptember 1961Earl died in September 1961 at Honolulu, Oahu Island, Hawaii, United States, at age 52.3
Burial19 September 1961He was buried on 19 September 1961 in Diamond Head Memorial park at Honolulu, Oahu Island, Hawaii.

Find A Grave Memorial Link.3

Occupations and Employment

DateOccupationLocation
1940collector for an electric utilityHonolulu, Oahu Island, Hawaii, United States4

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateCensus
Census191026 April 1910Earl was enumerated as the grandson of Charles Baker Frost on the 1910 United States Census in Eureka, Humboldt, California.

Also residing in the same household were Paulina Dahle, Ray J. Baker and Edith Mary Frost.1
Census193022 April 1930Earl was enumerated as the son of Ray J. Baker on the 1930 United States Census residing at 1911 Kalakaua Avenue in Honolulu, Oahu Island, Hawaii. Earl was 20 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Edith Mary Frost.5
Census19409 April 1940Earl was enumerated as the head of the household on the 1940 United States Census residing at 2322 Beckwith Street in Honolulu, Oahu Island, Hawaii. Earl was 30 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Cleo O. (Unknown Surname).4
Residence1958Earl lived at 3105 Huelani Place, Honolulu, Oahu Island, Hawaii, United States, in 1958.

Mary Elizabeth Davidson also lived in the same household.6

Family: Earl Frost Baker and Cleo O. (Unknown Surname)

Family: Earl Frost Baker and Mary Elizabeth Davidson

Citations

  1. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1910 US Census.
  2. [S237] Ancestry.com, Honolulu, Hawaii, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1900-1959.
  3. [S281] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 71781115.
  4. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1940 US Census.
  5. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1930 US Census.
  6. [S237] Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1958.

Earl Palmer Baker

#11882, b. 26 August 1882, d. 26 August 1979
Last Edited=5 Apr 2015
Father*William Baker b. Oct 1848
Mother*Sarah E. Palmer b. Jul 1853


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Life Events and Notes

EventDateDetails
Birth26 August 1882Earl Palmer Baker was born on 26 August 1882 at Mower County, Minnesota, United States.1
He was the son of William Baker and Sarah E. Palmer.
Marriage14 June 1910Earl Palmer Baker married Adele Genevieve Wilky, daughter of Caspar Wilky and Magdalen Miller, on 14 June 1910 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States.2
Milit-WWI12 September 1918Earl Palmer Baker registered for World War I military service on 12 September 1918 at Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States.1
Death26 August 1979Earl died on 26 August 1979 at Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States, at age 97.3
BurialAugust 1979He was buried in August 1979 in Lakewood Cemetery at Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota.

Find A Grave Memorial Link.4

Occupations and Employment

DateOccupationLocation
1918President and Treasurer of Minneapolis Ornamental Iron CompanyMinneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States1
1930proprietor of an iron foundryMinneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States5
1940owner and proprietor of an ornamental iron factoryMinneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States6

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateCensus
CensusMN15 June 1885Earl was enumerated as the son of William Baker on the 1885 Minnesota Census in Waltham, Mower, Minnesota. Earl was 2 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Sarah E. Palmer, Bessie L. Baker, Charlotte Elvira Baker, Ralph W. Baker and Ray J. Baker.7
CensusMN26 June 1895Earl was enumerated as the son of William Baker on the 1895 Minnesota Census in Waltham, Mower, Minnesota. Earl was 12 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Sarah E. Palmer, Bessie L. Baker, Charlotte Elvira Baker, Ralph W. Baker and Ray J. Baker.8
Census190013 June 1900Earl was enumerated as the son of William Baker on the 1900 United States Census in Udolpho, Mower, Minnesota. Earl was 17 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Sarah E. Palmer.9
Census192013 January 1920Earl was enumerated as the head of the household on the 1920 United States Census residing at 215 32nd Street in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota. Earl was 37 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Adele Genevieve Wilky, Magdalen Miller, William Laird Baker and Ann Elizabeth Baker.10
Census193014 April 1930Earl was enumerated as the head of the household on the 1930 United States Census residing at 5127 Irving Avenue South in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota. Earl was 47 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Adele Genevieve Wilky, William Laird Baker, Ann Elizabeth Baker and Jean Adele Baker.5
Census194016 May 1940Earl was enumerated as the head of the household on the 1940 United States Census residing at 5127 Irving Avenue South in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota. Earl was 57 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Adele Genevieve Wilky, William Laird Baker, Ann Elizabeth Baker and Jean Adele Baker.6

Children of Earl Palmer Baker and Adele Genevieve Wilky

Citations

  1. [S233] Military Records, World War I Draft Registration Cards, (1917-1918), 4,582 Microfilm Rolls.
  2. [S237] Ancestry.com, Cook County, Illinois, Marriages Index, 1871-1920.
  3. [S218] Minnesota Death Index (1908-2002), online www.ancestry.com.
  4. [S281] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 138049315.
  5. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1930 US Census.
  6. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1940 US Census.
  7. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1885 Minnesota Census.
  8. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1895 Minnesota Census.
  9. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1900 US Census.
  10. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1920 US Census.

Estelle Ruth Baker

#12466, b. 12 February 1920
Last Edited=21 Dec 2016
Father*Ralph W. Baker b. 1878
Mother*Marie Rose Norlin b. 1888, d. Sep 1975


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Life Events and Notes

EventDateDetails
Birth12 February 1920Estelle Ruth Baker was born on 12 February 1920 at Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States.1
She was the daughter of Ralph W. Baker and Marie Rose Norlin.

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateCensus
Census19308 April 1930Estelle was enumerated as the daughter of Marie Rose Norlin on the 1930 United States Census in Chicago, Cook, Illinois. Estelle was 10 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Nona M Baker, Mildred Hope Baker and Niles Frederick Norlin.2
Census194018 April 1940Estelle was enumerated as the daughter of Marie Rose Norlin on the 1940 United States Census in Chicago, Cook, Illinois. Estelle was 20 years old. The household included three lodgers.3

Citations

  1. [S237] Ancestry.com, Cook County, Illinois, Birth Certificates Index, 1871-1922.
  2. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1930 US Census.
  3. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1940 US Census.

Georgia Grace Baker

#11773, b. 13 January 2014
Last Edited=14 May 2014
Relationship
5th cousin 1 time removed of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon III
Father*Jonathan Russell Baker b. 15 May 1983
Mother*Jody Smith b. 19 Aug


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EventDateDetails
Birth13 January 2014Georgia Grace Baker was born on 13 January 2014 at West Berkshire, England.
She is the daughter of Jonathan Russell Baker and Jody Smith.

Isabel Marie Baker

#9444, b. 13 November 1999
Last Edited=27 Sep 2010
Father*Andrew Russell Baker b. 10 Jun 1969
Mother*Mary Sue Arbuckle b. 19 Dec 1965


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Life Events and Notes

EventDateDetails
Birth13 November 1999Isabel Marie Baker was born on 13 November 1999 at Kokomo, Howard, Indiana, United States.
She is the daughter of Andrew Russell Baker and Mary Sue Arbuckle.

Jacob Henry Baker

#9441, b. 1 November 1997
Last Edited=27 Sep 2010
Father*Anthony Douglas Baker b. 15 Aug 1967
Mother*Jane Ellen Pinkstaff b. 16 Apr 1968


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EventDateDetails
Birth1 November 1997Jacob Henry Baker was born on 1 November 1997 at Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States.
He is the son of Anthony Douglas Baker and Jane Ellen Pinkstaff.

James Joseph Baker Jr.

#9384, b. 12 May 1965
Last Edited=27 Sep 2010
Father*James Joseph Baker Sr. b. 30 Apr 1946, d. 6 Mar 2005
Mother*Kathleen Ann Jones b. 3 Dec 1946


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EventDateDetails
Birth12 May 1965James Joseph Baker Jr. was born on 12 May 1965 at Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, United States.
He is the son of James Joseph Baker Sr. and Kathleen Ann Jones.
Marriage26 March 1994James Joseph Baker Jr. married Kristin Leigh Colber on 26 March 1994 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States.

Children of James Joseph Baker Jr. and Kristin Leigh Colber

James Joseph Baker Sr.

#9382, b. 30 April 1946, d. 6 March 2005
Last Edited=1 Feb 2018


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EventDateDetails
Birth30 April 1946James Joseph Baker Sr. was born on 30 April 1946 at Lafayette, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States.
Marriage26 September 1964He married Kathleen Ann Jones, daughter of William Basil Bailey Jones and Jean Margaret Huffman, on 26 September 1964 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States.
DivorceJames Joseph Baker Sr. and Kathleen Ann Jones were divorced.
Death6 March 2005James died on 6 March 2005 at Monticello, White, Indiana, United States, at age 58.1
Cause of Death6 March 2005He died of brain tumor.
Obituary9 March 2005Obituary of James Joseph Baker Sr.
Pharos-Tribune, Logansport, IN

MONTICELLO -- Services for James Joseph Baker Sr., 58, of Monticello, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in Miller-Roscka Funeral Home.
He died at 7:35 p.m. Sunday, March 6, 2005, in his residence.
Pastor Jeff Johns will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Hughes Cemetery, Monticello.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the White Horse Christian Center, c/o Jim Baker Memorial Fund, and to the Gideons, and Condo Racing.

Burial10 March 2005He was buried on 10 March 2005 in Hughes Cemetery at Monticello, White, Indiana.
NoteBiographical Information

Jim had lived in the Monticello community since 1972, coming here from Lafayette, Indiana. He had also lived in Pine Village, Muncie and Fort Wayne. Jim was a 1964 graduate of Jefferson High School in Lafayette and a 1968 graduate of Ball State University in Muncie, IN. He had been a self-employed Certified Public Accountant since 1974, owing and operating James J. Bakers CPA here in Monticello and most recently Baker - Milligan. Jim was a member of the White Horse Christian Center in Lafayette. He was involved in numerous organizations and held various leadership roles. Jim was involved woth the Monticello Camp of Gideons, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Monticello Youth Football, Optimist Club, Rotary Club, Chamber of Commerce, Jaycees, GOP Pheasants Forever, Ducks Unlimited and Royal Rangers. He was a former member of the Assembly of God Church.

Memorial Information: White Horse Christian Center c/o Jim Baker Memorial Fund, Gideons or Condo Racing

Marriage Information: On September 26, 1964 he married Kathleen Ann Jones, and then on March 7, 1981 in Monticello, Indiana. He married Judith Bowsher. She survives

Survivors include:

Judith Baker
Jonathan Baker
Ashley Baker
James Joseph & Kristin Colber Baker
Anthony & Jane Baker
Andrew & Mary Baker
Paige & Bob Conner
Noel Condo
Noah Condo
Marilyn & Ken Peacock
Jerry & Peggy Baker
7 Grandchildren and 2 step-Grandchildren
2 Step- Great Grandchildren.

Children of James Joseph Baker Sr. and Kathleen Ann Jones

Citations

  1. [S23] Social Security Records, Social Security Death Index,.

Jean Adele Baker

#12454, b. 4 April 1927
Last Edited=21 Nov 2016
Father*Earl Palmer Baker b. 26 Aug 1882, d. 26 Aug 1979
Mother*Adele Genevieve Wilky b. 4 Jul 1886, d. 2 Mar 1987


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Life Events and Notes

EventDateDetails
Birth4 April 1927Jean Adele Baker was born on 4 April 1927 at Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States.1,2
She is the daughter of Earl Palmer Baker and Adele Genevieve Wilky.

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateCensus
Census193014 April 1930Jean was enumerated as the daughter of Earl Palmer Baker on the 1930 United States Census residing at 5127 Irving Avenue South in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota. Jean was 3 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Adele Genevieve Wilky, William Laird Baker and Ann Elizabeth Baker.1
Census194016 May 1940Jean was enumerated as the daughter of Earl Palmer Baker on the 1940 United States Census residing at 5127 Irving Avenue South in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota. Jean was 13 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Adele Genevieve Wilky, William Laird Baker and Ann Elizabeth Baker.3

Citations

  1. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1930 US Census.
  2. [S237] Ancestry.com, Web: Minnesota, Birth Index, 1900-1934.
  3. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1940 US Census.

Jonathan Russell Baker

#11507, b. 15 May 1983
Last Edited=4 Mar 2015
Relationship
5th cousin of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon III
Father*Timothy Charles Baker b. 29 Aug 1948
Mother*Glynis Margaret Hughes b. 14 Oct 1949


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Life Events and Notes

EventDateDetails
Birth15 May 1983Jonathan Russell Baker was born on 15 May 1983 at Reading, Berkshire, England.
He is the son of Timothy Charles Baker and Glynis Margaret Hughes.
MarriageApril 2011Jonathan Russell Baker married Jody Smith in April 2011 at Newbury Manor Hotel in Newbury, Berkshire, England.

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateCensus
Residence2014Jonathan lived at Cold Ash, Thatcham, West Berkshire, England, in 2014.

Child of Jonathan Russell Baker and Jody Smith

Lucy Melissa Baker

#9482, b. 12 July 2001
Last Edited=27 Sep 2010
Father*Andrew Russell Baker b. 10 Jun 1969
Mother*Mary Sue Arbuckle b. 19 Dec 1965


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EventDateDetails
Birth12 July 2001Lucy Melissa Baker was born on 12 July 2001 at Kokomo, Howard, Indiana, United States.
She is the daughter of Andrew Russell Baker and Mary Sue Arbuckle.

Mildred Hope Baker

#12465, b. 2 May 1914
Last Edited=6 Apr 2015
Father*Ralph W. Baker b. 1878
Mother*Marie Rose Norlin b. 1888, d. Sep 1975


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Life Events and Notes

EventDateDetails
Birth2 May 1914Mildred Hope Baker was born on 2 May 1914 at Cook County, Illinois, United States.
She was the daughter of Ralph W. Baker and Marie Rose Norlin.

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateCensus
Census192013 January 1920Mildred was enumerated as the daughter of Ralph W. Baker on the 1920 United States Census residing at 3958 Langley Avenue in Chicago, Cook, Illinois. Mildred was 5 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Marie Rose Norlin and Nona M Baker.1
Census19308 April 1930Mildred was enumerated as the daughter of Marie Rose Norlin on the 1930 United States Census in Chicago, Cook, Illinois. Mildred was 15 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Nona M Baker, Estelle Ruth Baker and Niles Frederick Norlin.2

Citations

  1. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1920 US Census.
  2. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1930 US Census.

Nona M Baker

#12464, b. 16 August 1912, d. 14 March 1932
Last Edited=6 Apr 2015
Father*Ralph W. Baker b. 1878
Mother*Marie Rose Norlin b. 1888, d. Sep 1975


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EventDateDetails
Birth16 August 1912Nona M Baker was born on 16 August 1912 at Downers Grove, DuPage, Illinois, United States.
She was the daughter of Ralph W. Baker and Marie Rose Norlin.
Death14 March 1932Nona died on 14 March 1932 at Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at age 19.

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateCensus
Census192013 January 1920Nona was enumerated as the daughter of Ralph W. Baker on the 1920 United States Census residing at 3958 Langley Avenue in Chicago, Cook, Illinois. Nona was 7 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Marie Rose Norlin and Mildred Hope Baker.1
Census19308 April 1930Nona was enumerated as the daughter of Marie Rose Norlin on the 1930 United States Census in Chicago, Cook, Illinois. Nona was 17 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Mildred Hope Baker, Estelle Ruth Baker and Niles Frederick Norlin.2

Citations

  1. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1920 US Census.
  2. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1930 US Census.

Quinten Burtch (Quinn) Baker

#9451, b. 16 August 1998
Last Edited=27 Sep 2010
Father*James Joseph Baker Jr. b. 12 May 1965
Mother*Kristin Leigh Colber b. 27 Feb 1964


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EventDateDetails
Birth16 August 1998Quinten Burtch (Quinn) Baker was born on 16 August 1998 at Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States.
He is the son of James Joseph Baker Jr. and Kristin Leigh Colber.

Rachel Ann Baker

#9443, b. 1 January 1997
Last Edited=27 Sep 2010
Father*Andrew Russell Baker b. 10 Jun 1969
Mother*Mary Sue Arbuckle b. 19 Dec 1965


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EventDateDetails
Birth1 January 1997Rachel Ann Baker was born on 1 January 1997 at Kokomo, Howard, Indiana, United States.
She is the daughter of Andrew Russell Baker and Mary Sue Arbuckle.

Ralph W. Baker

#11880, b. 1878
Last Edited=16 Apr 2015
Father*William Baker b. Oct 1848
Mother*Sarah E. Palmer b. Jul 1853


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EventDateDetails
Birth1878Ralph W. Baker was born in 1878 at Owen Township, Winnebago, Illinois, United States.1
He was the son of William Baker and Sarah E. Palmer.
Marriage3 August 1910Ralph W. Baker married Marie Rose Norlin, daughter of Niles Frederick Norlin, on 3 August 1910 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States.2
Divorcebefore 1930Ralph W. Baker and Marie Rose Norlin were divorced before 1930 at Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States.

Occupations and Employment

DateOccupationLocation
1920stationery engineer in a packing houseChicago, Cook, Illinois, United States3

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateCensus
Census18803 June 1880Ralph was enumerated as the son of William Baker on the 1880 United States Census in Owen, Winnebago, Illinois.

Also residing in the same household were Sarah E. Palmer, Bessie L. Baker and Charlotte Elvira Baker.1
CensusMN15 June 1885Ralph was enumerated as the son of William Baker on the 1885 Minnesota Census in Waltham, Mower, Minnesota.

Also residing in the same household were Sarah E. Palmer, Bessie L. Baker, Charlotte Elvira Baker, Ray J. Baker and Earl Palmer Baker.4
CensusMN26 June 1895Ralph was enumerated as the son of William Baker on the 1895 Minnesota Census in Waltham, Mower, Minnesota.

Also residing in the same household were Sarah E. Palmer, Bessie L. Baker, Charlotte Elvira Baker, Ray J. Baker and Earl Palmer Baker.5
Census192013 January 1920Ralph was enumerated as the head of the household on the 1920 United States Census residing at 3958 Langley Avenue in Chicago, Cook, Illinois.

Also residing in the same household were Marie Rose Norlin, Nona M Baker and Mildred Hope Baker.3

Children of Ralph W. Baker and Marie Rose Norlin

Citations

  1. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1880 US Census.
  2. [S237] Ancestry.com, Cook County, Illinois, Marriages Index, 1871-1920.
  3. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1920 US Census.
  4. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1885 Minnesota Census.
  5. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1895 Minnesota Census.

Ray J. Baker

#11881, b. 1 December 1880, d. October 1972
Last Edited=23 Apr 2015
Father*William Baker b. Oct 1848
Mother*Sarah E. Palmer b. Jul 1853


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Life Events and Notes

EventDateDetails
Birth1 December 1880Ray J. Baker was born on 1 December 1880 at Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois, United States.1
He was the son of William Baker and Sarah E. Palmer.
Marriage1907Ray J. Baker married Edith Mary Frost, daughter of Charles Baker Frost and Paulina Dahle, in 1907, California, United States.2
DeathOctober 1972Ray died in October 1972 at Honolulu, Oahu Island, Hawaii, United States, at age 91.1

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateCensus
CensusMN15 June 1885Ray was enumerated as the son of William Baker on the 1885 Minnesota Census in Waltham, Mower, Minnesota. Ray was 4 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Sarah E. Palmer, Bessie L. Baker, Charlotte Elvira Baker, Ralph W. Baker and Earl Palmer Baker.6
CensusMN26 June 1895Ray was enumerated as the son of William Baker on the 1895 Minnesota Census in Waltham, Mower, Minnesota. Ray was 14 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Sarah E. Palmer, Bessie L. Baker, Charlotte Elvira Baker, Ralph W. Baker and Earl Palmer Baker.7
Census190015 June 1900Ray was enumerated as the brother-in-law of William Gordon on the 1900 United States Census residing at 232 W. 7th in Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota. Ray was 19 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Charlotte Elvira Baker.3
Census191026 April 1910Ray was enumerated as the son-in-law of Charles Baker Frost on the 1910 United States Census in Eureka, Humboldt, California. Ray was 29 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Paulina Dahle, Edith Mary Frost and Earl Frost Baker.2
Residence1924Ray lived at 1911 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu Island, Hawaii, United States, in 1924.8

Census193022 April 1930Ray was enumerated as the head of the household on the 1930 United States Census residing at 1911 Kalakaua Avenue in Honolulu, Oahu Island, Hawaii. Ray was 49 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Edith Mary Frost and Earl Frost Baker.4
Census194014 April 1940Ray was enumerated as the head of the household on the 1940 United States Census residing at 1911 Kalakaua Avenue in Honolulu, Oahu Island, Hawaii. Ray was 59 years old. Living with Ray are two boarders but he is shown as married but his wife is not living with him.9
Residence1949Ray lived at 1911 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu Island, Hawaii, United States, in 1949.5

Child of Ray J. Baker and Edith Mary Frost

Citations

  1. [S23] Social Security Records, Social Security Death Index,.
  2. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1910 US Census.
  3. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1900 US Census.
  4. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1930 US Census.
  5. [S237] Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1949.
  6. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1885 Minnesota Census.
  7. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1895 Minnesota Census.
  8. [S237] Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1924.
  9. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1940 US Census.

Robert H. Baker Jr.

#12163, b. 1947
Last Edited=29 Jan 2015


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EventDateDetails
Birth1947Robert H. Baker Jr. was born in 1947.
Marriage20 December 1980He married Margaret Prowell Napier, daughter of Donald Dudley Napier Jr. and Mary Ann Prowell, on 20 December 1980, Fort Bend County, Texas, United States.1

Family: Robert H. Baker Jr. and Margaret Prowell Napier

Citations

  1. [S237] Ancestry.com, Texas, Marriage Collection, 1814-1909 and 1966-2011.

Timothy Charles Baker

#11502, b. 29 August 1948
Last Edited=16 Apr 2017


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EventDateDetails
Birth29 August 1948Timothy Charles Baker was born on 29 August 1948 at Chichester District, Sussex, England.1
Marriage21 June 1972He married Glynis Margaret Hughes, daughter of John Owen Hughes and Lilian Thompson, on 21 June 1972, England.

Children of Timothy Charles Baker and Glynis Margaret Hughes

Citations

  1. [S216] FreeBMD, online http://www.freebmd.org.uk, Chichester District, Vol 5h, Page 471.

William Baker

#11877, b. October 1848
Last Edited=6 Apr 2015


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EventDateDetails
BirthOctober 1848William Baker was born in October 1848 at Canada.1
Marriagecirca 1874He married Sarah E. Palmer circa 1874, Illinois, United States.

Occupations and Employment

DateOccupationLocation
1900farmerUdolpho, Mower, Minnesota, United States2

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateCensus
Census18803 June 1880William was enumerated as the head of the household on the 1880 United States Census in Owen, Winnebago, Illinois. William was 31 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Sarah E. Palmer, Bessie L. Baker, Charlotte Elvira Baker and Ralph W. Baker.3
CensusMN15 June 1885William was enumerated as the head of the household on the 1885 Minnesota Census in Waltham, Mower, Minnesota. William was 36 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Sarah E. Palmer, Bessie L. Baker, Charlotte Elvira Baker, Ralph W. Baker, Ray J. Baker and Earl Palmer Baker.4
CensusMN26 June 1895William was enumerated as the head of the household on the 1895 Minnesota Census in Waltham, Mower, Minnesota. William was 46 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Sarah E. Palmer, Bessie L. Baker, Charlotte Elvira Baker, Ralph W. Baker, Ray J. Baker and Earl Palmer Baker.5
Census190013 June 1900William was enumerated as the head of the household on the 1900 United States Census in Udolpho, Mower, Minnesota. William was 51 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Sarah E. Palmer and Earl Palmer Baker.2

Children of William Baker and Sarah E. Palmer

Citations

  1. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1885 Minnesota State Census.
  2. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1900 US Census.
  3. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1880 US Census.
  4. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1885 Minnesota Census.
  5. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1895 Minnesota Census.

William Baker

#12448, b. 10 July 1884, d. 30 July 1884
Last Edited=5 Apr 2015
Father*William Baker b. Oct 1848
Mother*Sarah E. Palmer b. Jul 1853


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EventDateDetails
Birth10 July 1884William Baker was born on 10 July 1884 at Mower County, Minnesota, United States.
He was the son of William Baker and Sarah E. Palmer.
Death30 July 1884William died on 30 July 1884 at Mower County, Minnesota, United States.
BurialJuly 1884He was buried in July 1884 in Waltham Cemetery at Waltham, Mower, Minnesota.

Find A Grave Memorial Link.1

Citations

  1. [S281] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 133252848.

William Laird Baker

#12452, b. 8 May 1913, d. 26 April 2007
Last Edited=6 Apr 2015
Father*Earl Palmer Baker b. 26 Aug 1882, d. 26 Aug 1979
Mother*Adele Genevieve Wilky b. 4 Jul 1886, d. 2 Mar 1987


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EventDateDetails
Birth8 May 1913William Laird Baker was born on 8 May 1913 at Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States.1,2
He was the son of Earl Palmer Baker and Adele Genevieve Wilky.
Death26 April 2007William died on 26 April 2007 at Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States, at age 93.3

Occupations and Employment

DateOccupationLocation
1940draftsman at an ornamental iron factoryMinneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States4

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateCensus
Census192013 January 1920William was enumerated as the son of Earl Palmer Baker on the 1920 United States Census residing at 215 32nd Street in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota. William was 6 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Adele Genevieve Wilky, Magdalen Miller and Ann Elizabeth Baker.2
Census193014 April 1930William was enumerated as the son of Earl Palmer Baker on the 1930 United States Census residing at 5127 Irving Avenue South in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota. William was 16 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Adele Genevieve Wilky, Ann Elizabeth Baker and Jean Adele Baker.5
Census194016 May 1940William was enumerated as the son of Earl Palmer Baker on the 1940 United States Census residing at 5127 Irving Avenue South in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota. William was 27 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Adele Genevieve Wilky, Ann Elizabeth Baker and Jean Adele Baker.4
Residence1993William lived at 2833 Yosemite Ave South, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States, in 1993.6

Citations

  1. [S237] Ancestry.com, Web: Minnesota, Birth Index, 1900-1934.
  2. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1920 US Census.
  3. [S23] Social Security Records, Social Security Death Index,.
  4. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1940 US Census.
  5. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1930 US Census.
  6. [S237] Ancestry.com, U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1993.

Pierre Balan1

#1128, d. 29 December 1687
Last Edited=22 Sep 1999


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EventDateDetails
BirthPierre Balan was born at France.
Marriage9 June 1672He married Rene Birette on 9 June 1672, Québec, Canada.1
Death29 December 1687Pierre died on 29 December 1687 at La Durantaye, Bellechasse, Québec, Canada.

Child of Pierre Balan and Rene Birette

Citations

  1. [S4] John Richard, "John Richard Research."

Jeanne Balan-Lacombe1

#1130, b. 1682, d. 20 December 1715
Last Edited=22 Feb 2010
Father*Pierre Balan d. 29 Dec 1687
Mother*Rene Birette


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EventDateDetails
Birth1682Jeanne Balan-Lacombe was born in 1682 at St-Michel-de-Bellechasse, Bellechasse, Québec, Canada.
She was the daughter of Pierre Balan and Rene Birette.
Marriage27 April 1706Jeanne Balan-Lacombe married Jean Colombe, son of Louis Colombe and Jeanne Marguerite Boucault, on 27 April 1706 in St-Thomas, Joliette, Québec, Canada.1
Death20 December 1715Jeanne died on 20 December 1715 at Montmagny, Montmagny, Québec, Canada.

Child of Jeanne Balan-Lacombe and Jean Colombe

Citations

  1. [S4] John Richard, "John Richard Research."

Donna Mae Baldi

#1975, b. 16 March 1943, d. 29 January 2006
Last Edited=23 Feb 2015
Father*Raymond Joseph Baldi Sr b. 19 Aug 1913, d. 10 Apr 1969
Mother*Coyla Margie Grokett b. 22 Feb 1914


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EventDateDetails
Birth16 March 1943Donna Mae Baldi was born on 16 March 1943 at San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, United States.
She was the daughter of Raymond Joseph Baldi Sr and Coyla Margie Grokett.
Marriage14 February 1965Donna Mae Baldi married Jerome James Durenberger, son of Robert Ernest Durenberger and Alys Edna Whitney, on 14 February 1965, Marin County, California, United States.1
Death29 January 2006Donna died on 29 January 2006 at Lake Havasu, Mohave, Arizona, United States, at age 62.
Obituary31 January 2006Obituary for Donna Mae Baldi

Donna Baldi Durenberger, one of God's most precious angels, was born on March 16, 1943 in San Francisco, California to Raymond and Coila Baldi. She passed away January 29, 2006 in Lake Havasu City, AZ.

She attended Lincoln High and graduated from Novato High School in 1961. Jerry, the wonderful love of her life, and Donna met in Novato, summer of 1964 and were marriedon February 14, 1965.Donna and Jerry lived in Petaluma for 27 years, raising their sons Anthony and David. Being a devoted wife and mother, Donna also worked as a dental assistant for 12 years. Donna, Jerry and two sons formed Durenberger and Associates Construction.While on vacation in 1992, Donna saw the London Bridge on the map. A visit to the Bridge convinced them to move to Lake Havasu in December 1993. Jerry found his health improved with the warm climate. They started Durenberger Construction, Double D Computer Drafting, and Donna also worked for Marie Meahl Appraisal Services.Donna's interests included spending time with her family, going on the lake, traveling, reading, volunteering her time to organizations and special times with her friends. Donna served on the Church Board at Lake Havasu Center of Religious Science.

Donna is survived by her husband of 41 years, Jerry; mother Coila Baldi, of Cotati, California; sons, Anthony and daughter-in-law Elise, David and daughter-in-law Christine, grandchildren Justin and Callan of Cotati, Ty and Te'a of Lake Havasu; sister in law Arlene Baldi, of Novato, California; niece Marie Birkland of Racine, Wisconsin, and nephew Greg Baldi of Meadow Vista, California. Donna was preceded in death by her father, Raymond Baldi, Sr, and brother, Raymond Baldi, Jr.

A celebration of life will held Saturday, February 4, 2006, 10:00 am at the Eagles Aerie #4299,1561 Marlboro Dr, Lake Havasu City, Arizona. Rev. Carol Sheffield will conduct the celebration.In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Donna's name to Lake Havasu Center of Religious Science, 2126 McCulloch Boulevard, #15, P. O. Box 1563, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86405-1563, or to Hospice of Havasu, 365 S. Lake Havasu Avenue, P. O. Box 597, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86405.

Thoughts and condolences may be submitted to the family at www.lietz-frazefuneralhome.com.Arrangements entrusted to Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home & Crematory.

Children of Donna Mae Baldi and Jerome James Durenberger

Citations

  1. [S227] California Marriage Index (1960-1985).

Raymond Joseph Baldi Jr.

#12270, b. 13 July 1935, d. 19 July 1970
Last Edited=23 Feb 2015
Father*Raymond Joseph Baldi Sr b. 19 Aug 1913, d. 10 Apr 1969
Mother*Coyla Margie Grokett b. 22 Feb 1914


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EventDateDetails
Birth13 July 1935Raymond Joseph Baldi Jr. was born on 13 July 1935 at Fresno, Fresno County, California, United States.
He was the son of Raymond Joseph Baldi Sr and Coyla Margie Grokett.
Death19 July 1970Raymond died on 19 July 1970 at Novato, Marin, California, United States, at age 35.
BurialJuly 1970He was buried in July 1970 in Valley Memorial Park at Novato, Marin, California.

Find A Grave Memorial Link.1

Citations

  1. [S281] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 128730002.

Raymond Joseph Baldi Sr

#1973, b. 19 August 1913, d. 10 April 1969
Last Edited=23 Feb 2015


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EventDateDetails
Birth19 August 1913Raymond Joseph Baldi Sr was born on 19 August 1913 at San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, United States.1
MarriageHe married Coyla Margie Grokett.
Death10 April 1969Raymond died on 10 April 1969 at Marin County, California, United States, at age 55.2
BurialApril 1969He was buried in April 1969 in Valley Memorial Park at Novato, Marin, California.

Find A Grave Memorial Link.3

Children of Raymond Joseph Baldi Sr and Coyla Margie Grokett

Citations

  1. [S224] California Birth Index (1905-1995).
  2. [S225] California Death Index (1940-1997).
  3. [S281] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 117913761.

Margaret Gray Balfour

#4942, b. 1804, d. before 1873
Last Edited=21 Dec 2014


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EventDateDetails
Birth1804Margaret Gray Balfour was born in 1804 at Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland.1
Marriage4 December 1831She married John MacNab, son of (Unknown Given Name) MacNab, on 4 December 1831 in Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland.2
Deathbefore 1873Margaret died before 1873.

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateCensus
Census1851UK30 March 1851Margaret was enumerated as the wife of John MacNab on the 1851 Scotland Census residing at Glenmavis in Bathgate, Bathgate Parish, West Lothian.

Also residing in the same household were Marion Glen MacNab, John MacNab, Thomas Balfour MacNab, John Edmond MacNab, William MacNab and Robert Weir MacNab.1
Census1861UK7 April 1861Margaret was enumerated as the wife of John MacNab on the 1861 Scotland Census residing at Glenmavis in Bathgate, Bathgate Parish, West Lothian.

Also residing in the same household were Jessie MacNab, Isabella Edmond MacNab, John MacNab, Thomas Balfour MacNab, Robert Weir MacNab and William Blair.3

Children of Margaret Gray Balfour and John MacNab

Citations

  1. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1851 Scotland Census.
  2. [S237] Ancestry.com, Scotland, Select Marriages, 1561-1910.
  3. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1861 Scotland Census.

(Unknown Given Name) Balkwell

#12592
Last Edited=28 Apr 2015


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George Ball

#12390
Last Edited=14 Mar 2015


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EventDateDetails
Marriage1904George Ball married Ruth Evelyn (Evaline) Rorison, daughter of William Henry Goldie Rorison and Sarah Pearce Antrobus, in 1904 in Liverpool, Prescot District, Lancashire, England.1

Family: George Ball and Ruth Evelyn (Evaline) Rorison

Citations

  1. [S216] FreeBMD, online http://www.freebmd.org.uk, Prescot District, Vol 8b, Page 1070.

Ernest Leslie Ballard

#8680, d. 30 May 2004
Last Edited=2 Mar 2015


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EventDateDetails
Marriage15 August 1945Ernest Leslie Ballard married Esma Joy Tapscott, daughter of Alfred Melville Tapscott and Esma Marjorie Hannah, on 15 August 1945 in Carlton, Victoria, Australia.
Death30 May 2004Ernest died on 30 May 2004 at Corowa, New South Wales, Australia.

Family: Ernest Leslie Ballard and Esma Joy Tapscott

Roger A. Ballweber

#14065
Last Edited=28 Sep 2017


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EventDateDetails
MarriageRoger A. Ballweber married Bernice Sykora, daughter of Ladislav (Laudie) Sykora and Bessie Jilek.

Family: Roger A. Ballweber and Bernice Sykora

Helen Margaret Balsiger

#11955, b. 27 March 1907, d. 14 October 2002
Last Edited=12 Jan 2015


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EventDateDetails
Birth27 March 1907Helen Margaret Balsiger was born on 27 March 1907 at Ione, Morrow, Oregon, United States.1,2
Education1928She was educated in 1928 at University of Washington, Seattle, King, Washington, United States.3
Marriage1928She married Allen Munford Learned, son of Samuel Munford Learned and Margaret Welsh Murray, in 1928, United States.
Death14 October 2002Helen died on 14 October 2002 at Altadena, Los Angeles, California, United States, at age 95.4
BurialOctober 2002She was buried in October 2002 in Mountain View Cemetery and Mausoleum at Altadena, Los Angeles, California.

Find A Grave Memorial Link.4

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateCensus
Residence1928Helen lived at 4718 17th Ave NE, Seattle, King, Washington, United States, in 1928.

Census193011 April 1930Helen was enumerated as the wife of Allen Munford Learned on the 1930 United States Census in Seattle, King, Washington. Helen was 23 years old.2
Census194019 April 1940Helen was enumerated as the wife of Allen Munford Learned on the 1940 United States Census residing at 415 Naches Avenue in Wapato, Yakima, Washington. Helen was 33 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Allen B. Learned.5

Child of Helen Margaret Balsiger and Allen Munford Learned

Citations

  1. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1910 US Census.
  2. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1930 US Census.
  3. [S237] Ancestry.com, U.S. School Yearbooks, 1880-2012, University of Washington.
  4. [S281] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 76066893.
  5. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1940 US Census.

Carolina Baluch

#4692
Last Edited=31 Aug 2010


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EventDateDetails
MarriageCarolina Baluch married Blase (Blazek) Nawrath (Nowroth/Nowrot).

Child of Carolina Baluch and Blase (Blazek) Nawrath (Nowroth/Nowrot)

(Unknown Given Name) Balzart

#13882
Last Edited=16 May 2017


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EventDateDetails
Marriage(Unknown Given Name) Balzart married Mary Joan Hall, daughter of Raymond Joseph Hall and Joan Marie Klarkowski.

Family: (Unknown Given Name) Balzart and Mary Joan Hall

Karisa Louise Balzart

#13883, b. 8 May 1981
Last Edited=20 May 2017
Relationship
3rd cousin 2 times removed of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon III
Father*Ronald Troy Balzart b. 30 Oct 1957
Mother*Katherine Anne Hall b. 25 Apr 1960


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EventDateDetails
Birth8 May 1981Karisa Louise Balzart was born on 8 May 1981 at Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States.1
She is the daughter of Ronald Troy Balzart and Katherine Anne Hall.

Citations

  1. [S219] Minnesota Birth Index (1935-2002), online www.ancestry.com.

Ronald Troy Balzart

#13881, b. 30 October 1957
Last Edited=20 May 2017


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EventDateDetails
Birth30 October 1957Ronald Troy Balzart was born on 30 October 1957 at Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States.1,2
Marriagecirca 1980He married Katherine Anne Hall, daughter of Raymond Joseph Hall and Joan Marie Klarkowski, circa 1980.2
DivorceRonald Troy Balzart and Katherine Anne Hall were divorced.

Child of Ronald Troy Balzart and Katherine Anne Hall

Citations

  1. [S219] Minnesota Birth Index (1935-2002), online www.ancestry.com.
  2. [S221] Minnesota Marriage Index (1958-2001), online www.ancestry.com.

Ludwig Balzer

#13832, b. 19 July 1843, d. 1 May 1914
Last Edited=18 Feb 2017


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EventDateDetails
Birth19 July 1843Ludwig Balzer was born on 19 July 1843 at Nettesheim-Butzheim, Rhineland, Preußen, Germany.
Marriage25 November 1868He married Anna Gertrude Brabender, daughter of Henry (Heinrich) Brabender and Anna Maria Katharina (Mary Katherine) Weibeler, on 25 November 1868 in Jordan, Scott, Minnesota, United States.1
Death1 May 1914Ludwig died on 1 May 1914 at Rochester, Olmstead, Minnesota, United States, at age 70.

Family: Ludwig Balzer and Anna Gertrude Brabender

Citations

  1. [S237] Ancestry.com, Minnesota, Marriages Index, 1849-1950.

Brandeen Rose (Brandy) Banks

#11156, b. 4 August 1975
Last Edited=15 Jan 2017


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EventDateDetails
Birth4 August 1975Brandeen Rose (Brandy) Banks was born on 4 August 1975 at Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States.1
Marriagecirca 1995She married Michael John Bajunpaa, son of Ronald Dean Bajunpaa and Nancy Beth Visser, circa 1995.
DivorceBrandeen Rose (Brandy) Banks was divorced from Michael John Bajunpaa.

Child of Brandeen Rose (Brandy) Banks and Michael John Bajunpaa

Citations

  1. [S219] Minnesota Birth Index (1935-2002), online www.ancestry.com.

H. Sarah Banks

#7927, b. circa 1869
Last Edited=14 May 2015


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Birthcirca 1869H. Sarah Banks was born circa 1869 at Hull, East Yorkshire, England.
Marriage1889She married John William Firth in 1889, Hull District, Yorkshire East Riding, England.1
Marriagecirca 1901H. Sarah Banks married William Quosbarth, son of Johann Herman Alexander Quosbarth and Isabella Miller Moffat, circa 1901, England.

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateCensus
Census1901UK31 March 1901H. was enumerated as the wife of William Quosbarth on the 1901 England Census residing at 1 Laurel Grove in Kingston-upon-Hull, Yorkshire.
Census1911UK3 April 1911H. was enumerated as the wife of William Quosbarth on the 1911 England Census residing at 9 Otterburn Street in Hull, East Yorkshire.

Also residing in the same household were James Herbert Firth, Edwin Ashley Firth, John William (Jack) Quosbarth, Isobel Elizabeth Quosbarth and Sarah Marjorie Quosbarth.2

Children of H. Sarah Banks and John William Firth

Children of H. Sarah Banks and William Quosbarth

Citations

  1. [S216] FreeBMD, online http://www.freebmd.org.uk, Hull District, Vol 9d, Page 449.
  2. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1911 England Census.

Douglas D. Bankston

#11587, b. 24 September 1924, d. 24 September 1988
Last Edited=2 Sep 2016


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Birth24 September 1924Douglas D. Bankston was born on 24 September 1924.
Marriage19 May 1975He married Jacqueline Roller (Grage), daughter of John Conrad (Johann) Roller and Ella Augusta Siewert, on 19 May 1975, Montgomery County, Texas, United States.1
Death24 September 1988Douglas died on 24 September 1988 at Montgomery County, Texas, United States, at age 64.2
NoteDouglas and Jacqueline had no children.

Family: Douglas D. Bankston and Jacqueline Roller (Grage)

Citations

  1. [S237] Ancestry.com, Texas Marriage Collection, 1814-1909 and 1966-2002.
  2. [S23] Social Security Records, Social Security Death Index,.

Elizabeth (Eliza) Bannon

#14083, b. August 1841, d. 7 June 1914
Last Edited=2 Oct 2017


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EventDateDetails
BirthAugust 1841Elizabeth (Eliza) Bannon was born in August 1841 at Ireland.1,2
Marriagecirca 1862She married Edmund Bowler, son of Vincent C. Bowler and Ann Castle, circa 1862, Scott County, Minnesota, United States.
Death7 June 1914Elizabeth died on 7 June 1914 at Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota, United States, at age 72.1

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateCensus
Census18702 June 1870She was listed as a member of Edmund's household in the 1870 U.S. Census taken 2 June 1870 at Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota, United States.3
Census18803 June 1880Elizabeth was enumerated as the wife of Edmund Bowler on the 1880 United States Census in Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota. Elizabeth was 38 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Vincent Bowler, Annie Bowler, Samuel Bowler, Charles Bowler and Maud Bowler.4
Census19002 June 1900Elizabeth was enumerated as the head of the household on the 1900 United States Census in Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota. Elizabeth was 58 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Vincent Bowler, Charles Bowler, Maud Bowler and Flora Isabel Bowler.2
Census19106 May 1910Elizabeth was enumerated as the mother of Vincent Bowler on the 1910 United States Census in Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota. Elizabeth was 68 years old.5

Children of Elizabeth (Eliza) Bannon and Edmund Bowler

Citations

  1. [S281] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 46095914.
  2. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1900 US Census.
  3. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1870 US Census.
  4. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1880 US Census.
  5. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1910 US Census.

Iranaeus Frederic Baraga

#2996, b. 29 June 1797, d. 19 January 1868
Last Edited=17 Nov 2014
Irenaeus Frederic Baraga
(1797-1868)


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Birth29 June 1797Iranaeus Frederic Baraga was born on 29 June 1797 at Malavas, Carniola, Austria.
Baptism2 August 1835He baptized Julia Elizabeth Cadotte on 2 August 1835 at Saint Joseph's Chapel, La Pointe, Ashland, Wisconsin, United States.1
Baptism2 August 1835Iranaeus Frederic Baraga baptized Michel Dufault on 2 August 1835 at Saint Joseph's Chapel, La Pointe, Ashland, Wisconsin, United States.1
Baptism9 August 1835Iranaeus Frederic Baraga baptized Caroline Cadotte on 9 August 1835 at La Pointe, Ashland, Wisconsin, United States.1
Baptism23 August 1835Iranaeus Frederic Baraga baptized Jean-Baptiste (Meshons) Cadotte on 23 August 1835 at Saint Joseph's Chapel, La Pointe, Ashland, Wisconsin, United States.1
Baptism23 August 1835Iranaeus Frederic Baraga baptized Marie Suzanne (Susan) Cadotte on 23 August 1835 at Saint Joseph's Chapel, La Pointe, Ashland, Wisconsin, United States.1
Baptism31 August 1835Iranaeus Frederic Baraga baptized Edmond Fiske Warren on 31 August 1835 at Saint Joseph's Chapel, La Pointe, Ashland, Wisconsin, United States.1
Baptism31 August 1835Iranaeus Frederic Baraga baptized George Parsons Warren on 31 August 1835 at Saint Joseph's Chapel, La Pointe, Ashland, Wisconsin, United States.1
Baptism13 September 1835Iranaeus Frederic Baraga baptized Mathilda Aitkin on 13 September 1835 at La Pointe, Ashland, Wisconsin, United States.1
Baptism13 September 1835Iranaeus Frederic Baraga baptized Antoine Cadotte on 13 September 1835 at Saint Joseph's Chapel, La Pointe, Ashland, Wisconsin, United States.1
Baptism13 September 1835Iranaeus Frederic Baraga baptized Magdeleine Pay-shah-quod-oquay on 13 September 1835 at La Pointe, Ashland, Wisconsin, United States.1
Baptism13 September 1835Iranaeus Frederic Baraga baptized Anna (Nancy) Aitkin on 13 September 1835 at La Pointe, Ashland, Wisconsin, United States.1
Baptism13 September 1835Iranaeus Frederic Baraga baptized Maxima Aitkin on 13 September 1835 at La Pointe, Ashland, Wisconsin, United States.1
Baptism13 September 1835Iranaeus Frederic Baraga baptized Anna Aitkin on 13 September 1835 at La Pointe, Ashland, Wisconsin, United States.1
Baptism3 October 1835Iranaeus Frederic Baraga baptized Mary (Maria) Cadotte Warren on 3 October 1835 at La Pointe, Ashland, Wisconsin, United States.1
Baptism7 February 1836Iranaeus Frederic Baraga baptized Michael Cadotte on 7 February 1836 at La Pointe, Ashland, Wisconsin, United States.1
Baptism17 July 1836Iranaeus Frederic Baraga baptized Andre (Andrew) Cadotte on 17 July 1836 at Indian Mission, La Pointe, Ashland, Wisconsin, United States.1
Baptism21 August 1836Iranaeus Frederic Baraga baptized François Cadotte on 21 August 1836 at Indian Mission, La Pointe, Ashland, Wisconsin, United States.1
Baptism30 August 1836Iranaeus Frederic Baraga baptized Charlotte (Caroline) W. Warren on 30 August 1836 at Indian Mission, La Pointe, Ashland, Wisconsin, United States.1
Baptism30 August 1836Iranaeus Frederic Baraga baptized Julia Ann Warren on 30 August 1836 at Indian Mission, La Pointe, Ashland, Wisconsin, United States.1
Death19 January 1868Iranaeus died on 19 January 1868 at age 70.
BiographyThe Snowshoe Priest

By Walter Thomas Camier



In June 29, 1797, Frederic Baraga, the fourth of five children, was born in Malavas in the Austrian dukedom of Carniola. His parents had him baptized as Irenaeus Frederic that very day in the parish church of Dobernice. From his earliest days, Frederic’s parents were concerned not simply with his academic education but with his spiritual and moral formation. Warning her son of the need to fight temptation, his godly mother admonished him, “Be strong, trust in the Lord, and in the end you will know victory.” Even while young, Frederic’s faith was sorely tested. He saw the family estate impoverished because of the Napoleonic wars in the region and, worse, his mother died in 1808, and his father in 1812. He often recalled his mother’s wise counsel: “Look to your Heavenly Father for the graces necessary to live a good life.”


For the next four years, Frederic attended a school in Ljubljana, where he lived in the home of Dr. George Dolinar, a lay professor at the diocesan seminary. He continued his education, studying law at the University of Vienna. It was in Vienna that Frederic met the Austrian priest Fr. Clement Maria Hofbauer, who had been inspired by the writings of Saint Alfonso de Liguori, the founder of the Redemptorists. Frederic’s friendship with Father Hofbauer awakened his vocation to the priesthood, and he devoted himself more intensely to his prayers and the sacraments, kindling the flame now burning in his soul — ardent desire to serve God as a priest.


During the summers, Frederic walked throughout the Vienna countryside and neighboring countries. These walking tours helped build the stamina he would find indispensable in his later missionary life. Frederic graduated from law school in 1821 and was ordained a priest by the bishop of Ljubljana on September 21, 1823. He was assigned to Saint Martin’s parish near Krainberg.


Counteracting the abominable heresy of Jansenism, which held a debased view of man and denigrated the spiritual benefits conferred by the sacraments, Father Baraga encouraged frequent confessions and wrote devotional works to inspire the laity to live lives of prayer and holiness. As for himself, he embraced the cross through the practice of penance, poverty, and service to the poor.


After Father Baraga created a Sodality of the Sacred Heart even though such associations were forbidden at the time by the emperor, his bishop banished him to a neglected parish in Metlika in Lower Carniola as the last among three assistant priests. Father Baraga remained steadfast in his resolve to serve the forgotten faithful, but his pastor and brother curates opposed him at every step.



Arbre Croche



Frederic Baraga's childhood home
While praying for divine guidance, Father Baraga learned of the need for missionary priests in America. Bishop Edward Fenwick of Cincinnati had sent an emissary to convince the Austrian Emperor, Francis I, to support a missionary society to help spread the Gospel in the United States. The emperor agreed and the new society was named the Leopoldine Foundation after his late daughter, Leopoldina, who had been Empress of Brazil. The American emissary granted Father Baraga’s request to work in the Indian missions, and the bishop approved his transfer. On October 29, 1830, he left his homeland to spend the remainder of his life as a missionary among American Indians.


Arriving in New York on December 31, 1830, Father Baraga journeyed to Cincinnati, which he reached on January 18, 1831. There he served the German Catholics residing in that area while beginning his studies of the Ottawa language under the instruction of the son of an Ottawa chief, who was attending the Cincinnati seminary.


On May 28, 1831, Father Baraga arrived in his first Indian mission, Arbre Croche, (near present-day Harbor Springs, Michigan), where the faithful, who had been converted by the Jesuit missionary Fr. Peter Dejean, welcomed Bishop Fenwick and their new pastor with great affection. During his four-day stay, the bishop confirmed thirty Ottawas. On his departure, Bishop Fenwick confided to Father Baraga, “I would gladly exchange my residence in Cincinnati for a small hut and the happy lot of a missionary among these good Indians.” In later years, Father Baraga would echo these words.


The “happy lot” of the missionary was not an easy one. A rough log cabin with a birch roof served as Father Baraga’s home. He had just one coat to protect himself against the frigid winter winds, during which he often had to warm the wine and water before offering his morning Mass.



One of the first articles Fr. Baraga and the other missionaries acquired was a bell he used to call his congregation to prayer. In this painting Bishop Baraga has just rung the bell and is welcoming a family of Indians.
Father Baraga was devoted to serving the souls entrusted to his care. In 1831 alone, he baptized eighty-seven Ottawa adults and forty-four children. During the two years and four months he would serve in Arbre Croche, he would baptize 547 Ottawas. He strove to better the condition of these poor souls not only spiritually but physically as well. The woodland Indians had lived a nomadic life, hunting, fishing, and gathering sap and berries. Feast and famine alternated. Under his direction, the converts at Arbre Croche began turning to agriculture and stored their harvest to last the long winter. Seeing that these Indians were adept in mechanical skills, he also established blacksmithing, carpentry, and book-binding shops for them.



Missionary journeys


Neither snow, wind, nor rain could stop this intrepid missionary from his apostolic labors, as he set out to evangelize the neighboring Indian tribes. He first focused his attention across Lake Michigan to Beaver Island, but the Indians there were hostile to the faith, so he turned to Indian Lake on Lake Michigan’s north shore where the Indians were more receptive. All but one were baptized, and a church dedicated to the Blessed Virgin was built. Father Baraga then journeyed to Detroit to proofread Animie-Misinaigan, his prayer book in the Ottawa language, returning to Arbre Croche with 2,000 bound copies.


Father Baraga often traveled many miles alone in the desolate wilderness and, finding nowhere to stay, he would lay down in the snow, pull his coat over himself, and fall asleep. More than once, he awoke to brush several inches of snow off himself before continuing his journey. Despite such hardships, he ate very little — perhaps, a small piece of bread with some water. His energy came not from food, but from his love of God and of the souls He entrusted to his care.


In the spring of 1832, Father Baraga and his Indian companions set out for Little Detroit Island on Green Bay, 30 miles across Lake Michigan. The Indians would never have embarked on such a long journey in a small canoe, save for their trust in the priest’s faith and prayers. During their voyage a storm arose, tossing the canoe in its wake. As the Indians looked to the missionary, he encouraged them to confide in God. The storm passed and they reached Detroit Island, where Father Baraga taught and baptized for eight days, and selected a site on which to build a church.


Low on supplies, the small mission band then traversed the north shore. The Indians admired Father Baraga’s willingness to sacrifice the little he had for others, but what would happen when the supplies ran out? After rising and praying in the early morning hours, he pressed on. Toward nightfall, a flock of birds drew their canoe to shore where Father Baraga and his companions gathered 130 eggs.



Grand River


Rather than returning to Arbre Croche, Father Baraga, at the urging of the Indians, spent the winter 300 miles south at Grand River (now Grand Rapids, Michigan). In a building owned by the Catholic fur trader Louis Campall, he offered Mass and instructed converts. Because his report to his new bishop in Detroit, John B. Purcell, noted eighty-six converts and the potential for more among the 900 Ottawa natives, the Bishop directed him to transfer to Grand River. A Redemptorist priest and two brothers were sent to serve the mission at Arbre Croche.


Father Baraga built a church and school. He also confronted the fur traders, who exchanged cheap whiskey for the valuable furs the Indians had trapped; he challenged them for making their bellies their god. The furious traders threatened his life and even went to his home to burn it down. It was only a visit of the sheriff — in response, no doubt, to his unceasing prayers — that saved the day.


The Indians renewed their faith, abandoning their drunkenness to return to the sacraments to nourish their souls. They found joy in their servant, Father Baraga. His speech was kind and his approach gentle, and an air of reverence pervaded all that he did. His conduct induced the Indians to trust him and believe in the Faith he professed.


After the new church was dedicated, other Catholics joined the native Catholics from up and down the river.



La Pointe


In July 1835, Bishop Purcell sent Father Baraga to La Pointe (near Bayfield, Wisconsin). This came about through the intrigues of a government agent angered that the saintly priest had used his legal training to aid Indians whom the government had treated unjustly. Suffering his own injustice with heroic virtue, Father Baraga prayed for even greater suffering so that he might offer it for the conversion of the Ojibway Indians living near Lake Superior. Both aspects of his prayers were answered. When the boat that was to have brought his winter clothing failed to arrive, he was left to spend the fierce winter with just summer clothing. The suffering bore its fruit: Our Lord’s servant baptized twenty adults and two children on Christmas Day.


Father Baraga later traveled to Fond du Lac, where he worked with a pious Catholic trader, Pierre Cotte. There he baptized another fifty-one members of the Ojibway tribe.


In 1836, Father Baraga returned to Europe to seek priests and funds for the missionary work. While there, he printed a prayer book and a life of Christ in the Ojibway and Ottawa languages. He was also received in audience by Pope Pius IX, who listened intently to his account of the American missions.


Returning to La Pointe, Father Baraga found his converts steadfastly practicing their faith. What joy filled his soul as a second, larger church and a school took shape. In 1838, the church was dedicated, and the bishop confirmed 112 adults.



L’Anse


Always seeking new souls to save, Father Baraga was asked by Pierre Crebassa, another Catholic fur trader, to come to L’Anse, on the shore of Keweenaw Bay off Lake Superior, to set up a mission for the Indians living there. He arrived in 1843 to find the village in drunken revelry. Nevertheless, he saw excellent grounds in which to plant the seeds of faith. He converted many souls and helped them build a church and log homes for their families.


During the winter and through the next summer, Father Baraga visited the missions he had founded, encouraging the faithful to persevere in the faith. He was pleased to see that, thanks to their hard work and sober living, the Indians were better prepared to endure the harsh winters. Continuing his solitary missionary treks in the winter of 1845, he traveled some 600 miles in just five weeks.



“We will be saved”


As evident from his life, Father Baraga had absolute confidence in divine Providence. Once he had to make a journey from Sand Island, off the Wisconsin shore, to Grand Portage, in present Minnesota. Rather than travel 200 miles along the coast, he insisted on canoeing across the open waters of Lake Superior. A storm arose, and Father Baraga and his Indian companion Lewis found themselves buffeted by the wind and waves. Turning to the priest, the Indian found him praying calmly. Father Baraga looked up to his friend and assured him, “We will be saved, go straight ahead.” Soon they saw a small, calm river, where they disembarked, erecting a large cross in gratitude to God and His Blessed Mother for their deliverance. To this day, the river is known as Cross River.


In the spring of 1850, Father Baraga traveled from La Pointe to Ontonagon. His companions became alarmed when the ice they were walking on broke apart and they were set adrift on an ice floe that moved farther and farther from shore. Seeing their alarm, Father Baraga comforted them. Scarcely had he spoken the words, “We will be safe,” when the wind shifted, driving them directly to the safety of the shore — close to their destination. As they left the floe, Father Baraga said with a gentle smile, “See, we have traveled a great distance, yet we have worked little.”



Heir of the Apostles


In May 1852, the First Council of Baltimore petitioned Pope Pius IX for a bishop to serve the upper peninsula of Michigan and adjacent areas of Lake Superior. That fall, Father Baraga completed his 1,700-page dictionary of the Ojibway language, a labor of twenty years. On November 1, 1853, Father Baraga was preparing to leave for Europe to beg for priests and funds when he received word of his appointment as bishop of the diocese of Sault Sainte Marie.


Arriving in Europe, Father Baraga was greeted by crowds who had read of his missionary endeavors. They were moved by the penitential life written into every line of the tanned and weathered face of the small and frail priest. During his year in Europe, five priests had promised to come to his diocese, but only two actually did so. Bishop Baraga resided in Sault Sainte Marie for the next twelve years. He regularly visited the outlying missions of his diocese, traveling by horse, sleigh, steamer, and on foot.



“Take up thy cross and follow Me.”


In 1855, Bishop Baraga lost his hearing due to an illness. It was a cross to be unable to hear the confessions of the Indians he loved so much, but he bore it heroically. Eventually, Deo gratias, his hearing returned. When ungenerous souls denigrated him for “spoiling” his Indian converts with too many kindnesses, he suffered their calumnies with his customary patience and charity.


In 1857, the stamina of Bishop Baraga, now sixty, began to fail. Despite the crippling pain he silently bore, he continued to bring the consolation of the sacraments — and of his presence — to the far-flung Indian missions, even in the midst of winter. On one such journey, Bishop Baraga was so wracked with fever that he could scarcely keep up with his Indian companions, but Divine Providence and his perseverance saw him safely to his destination.



Saved by the Cross


In 1865, Father Baraga’s episcopal seat was moved from Sault Sainte Marie to Marquette, Michigan. The following year, the Second Council of Baltimore required his attendance. As he was preparing to depart, he suffered a stroke. Nevertheless, he felt obliged to attend and traveled three long and grueling weeks, reaching Baltimore in seriously weakened health. While attending the Council, he suffered another stroke and fell down a flight of stairs. Miraculously, divine Providence intervened through the instrumentality of the bishop’s pectoral cross, which punctured his chest and caused bleeding that relieved the blood pressure within his head. While his brother bishops urged him to stay, Bishop Baraga quietly left the Council to return to his diocese of Marquette to live his final days in the company of the Indians for whom he had given his life.


For the next three years, despite the increasing burdens imposed by his failing health, he continued his labors. On January 19, 1868, after thirty-seven years of sacrificial apostolate, Bishop Frederic Baraga died, trusting in God to his dying breath.


How many of the converts this lover of souls led to Christ are now with him, God alone knows, but who can doubt that those who remained faithful are with their beloved snowshoe priest in the celestial cathedral we call heaven?


As for us here below in the ranks of the Church Militant, the cause for Bishop Baraga’s canonization having been approved by Rome, we ardently long for the day that Holy Mother Church will solemnly elevate this noble son to the lofty altars of Her saints.


Testimony regarding preservation of Bishop Baraga’s bodyBishop Baraga’s body was originally buried in the ground beneath a chapel in the old Bishop’s residence in Marquette. From there it was translated to the cathedral, at which time the casket was opened for inspection.


Msgr. Antoine Rezek, who was among those present, related what he had observed to Msgr. Zryd of Bishop Baraga Association Headquarters. Msgr. Rezek found the body still quite intact at that time. While the body had naturally decomposed, the bones were intact and the skin and features were still recognizable. It had been buried in a purple cope that still held together. Msgrs. Rezek and Hager were able to move the remains into the new casket by lifting the cope.


His remains were transferred to a new crypt. The coffin was again opened and Msgr. Zryd, then present, provided an eye-witness account. He said that the body was found as previously described by Msgr. Rezek, that is, still dressed in the purple cope and having the skull still intact and with sufficient patches of dry skin and hair to make the Bishop’s features recognizable in comparison with photographs taken during his life.



Why Snowshoes?


In this connection I will explain how a missionary has to travel during winter in this Indian country. In winter a person cannot travel otherwise than on foot. As the snow is generally deep and there are no traveled roads, the only way to travel is on snowshoes. The snowshoes are from four to five feet long and one foot wide and are tied to one’s feet. With them a man can travel even in the deepest snow without sinking in very much. But this style of walking is very tiresome, especially for Europeans, who are not accustomed to it. When the person must walk upon such snowshoes all day long, and for that many days in succession, especially in these trackless North American forests, he cannot travel without extreme fatigue and almost total exhaustion.


Another hardship is sleeping in the open air in a northern winter, for there are no huts in which to stay overnight. Generally speaking, a man may travel four or five days in this extensive and thinly settled country before coming to another Indian settlement. It is true, a large fire is made but this soon goes out, for the Indian guide who accompanies us sleeps the whole night as if he were in a feather-bed, and then a person suffers much from the cold. It is especially hard to pass the night in such a way when it storms and snows all night and in the morning a person is covered all over with snow. But all these hardships the missionary joyfully endures if thereby he can, through God’s help and grace, save even one soul.


This winter I have to make a far longer journey, that is, from L’Anse to La Pointe and Fond du Lac and return, a distance of about 690 miles! I will begin this journey, please God, on the 4th of February, and hope to be back here again before the end of March. I am going to Fond du Lac, Minnesota, to make arrangements for the building of a church there. I think, thereafter, I will not go there anymore, as now a missionary has arrived for my assistance, namely Rev. Father Otto Skolla, who spends this winter at La Pointe, where I have been for eight years."

Citations

  1. [S24] Father Iraneus Frederic Baraga (Extracted from the State Historical Society of Wisconsin microfilm reel P82-2352 by John L. Schade), "La Pointe Baptismal Records, 1835-1887."

Gilda Beth (Penny) Baran

#270, b. 23 September 1942
Last Edited=12 Nov 2009


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EventDateDetails
Birth23 September 1942Gilda Beth (Penny) Baran was born on 23 September 1942 at Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States.1
Marriage9 August 1966She married Stephen Paul Thuet on 9 August 1966, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States.2
Marriage4 September 1971Gilda Beth (Penny) Baran married David Ferdinand Durenberger, son of George Gephard Durenberger and Isabelle Marie Cebulla, on 4 September 1971, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States.2
Divorce19 October 1993Gilda Beth (Penny) Baran was divorced from David Ferdinand Durenberger on 19 October 1993 at Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States.3

Family: Gilda Beth (Penny) Baran and Stephen Paul Thuet

Family: Gilda Beth (Penny) Baran and David Ferdinand Durenberger

Citations

  1. [S219] Minnesota Birth Index (1935-2002), online www.ancestry.com.
  2. [S221] Minnesota Marriage Index (1958-2001), online www.ancestry.com.
  3. [S222] Minnesota Divorce Index (1970-1995), online www.ancestry.com.

Dorothy Barber

#12227, b. 1904
Last Edited=15 Sep 2016


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EventDateDetails
Birth1904Dorothy Barber was born in 1904 at Listowel, Perth County, Ontario, Canada.
Marriage5 September 1924She married Fred John Etherington Eveleigh, son of Richard Fred Augustus Eveleigh and Fannie Etherington, on 5 September 1924 in Stratford, Perth County, Ontario, Canada.1
DeathDorothy died.

Family: Dorothy Barber and Fred John Etherington Eveleigh

Citations

  1. [S237] Ancestry.com, Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto; Series: MS932; Reel: 686.