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William Augustus Baker

William Augustus Baker

Male 1866 - 1936  (69 years)

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  • Name William Augustus Baker  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 20 Jul 1866  College Twsp, Linn Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Died 1936  Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Person ID I6431  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 6 Apr 2010 

    Father Joseph Wesley Baker,   b. 15 Feb 1834, Dayton, Montgomery Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1909, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Mary Jane Davey,   b. 4 Mar 1835, Honesdale, Wayne Cnty, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1926, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 2 Mar 1854  Linn Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7
    Family ID F507  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ada Minor,   d. Abt 1923 
    Married Abt 1884  Linn Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Children 
     1. 2 Children Baker,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 6 Apr 2010 
    Family ID F2525  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Regarding his parents and siblings, «i»THE HISTORY OF LINN COUNTY«/i», p. 790 (Western Historical Co., Chicago; 1878) provides:
      «tab»"BAKER, JOSEPH W., farmer and stock raiser ... born in Dayton, Ohio, Feb. 15, 1834; moved to Linn Co., Iowa, 1851. Married Mary Jane Davey, March 2, 1854; she was born in Wayne Co., Penn., 1835; they had nine children, seven are living -- James Milton, born in College, Iowa, Nov. 16, 1854; Eugene Jerome, born in Buchanan Co., Mo., Oct. 5, 1859; John Wellington, born in College, Iowa, July 14, 1862; George Davey, born in College, Iowa, April 16, 1864; William Augustus, born in College, Iowa, July 20, 1866; Sarah Albina, born in College, Iowa, February 17, 1868; Ransom Esdras, born in College, Iowa, June 11, 1875; Harriet Ellen, born April 2, 1856, and William Alford, born in 1858, died in infancy. Mr. Baker moved to Missouri Sept. 28, 1857, and returned to Linn Co., Iowa, Aug. 5, 1861...."

      The 1880 census lists his father "Jos. W. Baker," 46, a farmer, living with his wife "Mary J," 44; and children "John W," 18; "Geo. D," 16; "Wm. A," 13; "Sarah A," 12; and "Esdras," 4. «i»1880 U.S. Census, «/i»College Twsp, Linn Cnty, IA (T 9, Roll 351, stamped p. 162B).

      The 1885 Iowa State Census lists his father Joseph Baker, 50, born in Ohio, living with his wife Mary J, 49, born in Pennsylvania, and 3 children, all born in Linn Cnty, IA: William A, 18; Sallie A, 16; and Esdras, 9. «i»1856 Iowa State Census, «/i»Putnam Twsp, Linn Cnty, IA (Roll 219, stamped p. 201), original data from State Historical Society of Iowa, E. 12th & Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50319 (accessed via «u»www.Ancestry.com«/u», May 2008).

      «i»PORTRAIT AND BIOGRAPHICAL ALBUM OF LINN COUNTY, IOWA«/i», pp. 902-903 (Chapman Bros., Chicago: 1887), records:
      «tab»"Joseph W. Baker *** [married] Miss Mary Davey, at the home of the bride's parents in College Township. ***
      «tab»"Mrs. Baker ... became the mother of nine children... [including] William A. [who] married Miss Ada Minor and lives in College Township...."

      The 1910 census indicates that W. A. Baker and his family lived next door to his brother James Milton Baker. Both of them were in the wholesale dry goods business. «i»1910 U.S. Census, «/i»Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA (T 624, Roll 411, stamped p. 169B).

      Janet Olson Swart, «i»The Family History of Samuel Baker, son of Gunsmith Caleb Baker Sr.«/i», pp. 476-477 (published to CD by Janet Olson Swart, 214 First Ave, Two Harbors, MN 55616: 2010), summaries this family as follows:

      WILLIAM AUGUSTUS "GUS" BAKER «i»(JOSEPH WESLEY, CALEB C., GLOVER, SAMUEL, CALEB, ROBERT)
      «/i»was born 20 July 1866 in College Township, Linn County, Iowa, and died 1936 in Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa.
      He married (1) ADA MINOR Abt. 1884 in Linn County, Iowa. She died Abt. 1923. He married (2) ANNA CITINA
      Aft. 1921. She died Bet. 1920 - 1925. He married (3) LENA EVELINA METCALFE Aft. 1925 in Linn County, Iowa,
      daughter of ALVIN METCALFE and MARGARET ALEXANDER. She was born 1881, and died 23 January 1931 in
      Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa.
      Children of WILLIAM BAKER and ADA MINOR are:
      i. ALPHA CRYSTAL "ORPHA" BAKER, b. September 1885, Linn County, Iowa.
      ii. FRANKIE BAKER, b. May 1889, Linn County, Iowa.
      Child of WILLIAM BAKER and ANNA CITINA is:
      477
      iii. VICTOR M. BAKER, b. 1920; d. 1931; Adopted child.
      SARAH

  • Sources 
    1. [S165] Linn County History|, Anonymous, THE HISTORY OF LINN COUNTY, IOWA, (Western Historical Co.; Chicago, IL : 1878), p. 790 (Reliability: 2).

    2. [S77] Linn County Portraits|, Anonymous, Portrait and Biographical Album of Linn County, Iowa, (Chicago, IL; Chapman Bros.: 1887), pp. 902-903 (Reliability: 2).

    3. [S676] Swart, Jan|, Janet Olson Swart, "The Family History of Samuel Baker, son of Gunsmith Caleb Baker Sr"; CD-ROM database (2010), (Janet O. Swart; janswart2000@yahoo.com), p. 472 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S676] Swart, Jan|, Janet Olson Swart, "The Family History of Samuel Baker, son of Gunsmith Caleb Baker Sr"; CD-ROM database (2010), (Janet O. Swart; janswart2000@yahoo.com), p. 476 (Reliability: 2).

    5. [S165] Linn County History|, Anonymous, THE HISTORY OF LINN COUNTY, IOWA, (Western Historical Co.; Chicago, IL : 1878), p. 790.

    6. [S77] Linn County Portraits|, Anonymous, Portrait and Biographical Album of Linn County, Iowa, (Chicago, IL; Chapman Bros.: 1887), pp. 902-903.

    7. [S676] Swart, Jan|, Janet Olson Swart, "The Family History of Samuel Baker, son of Gunsmith Caleb Baker Sr"; CD-ROM database (2010), (Janet O. Swart; janswart2000@yahoo.com), p. 472.