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Ransom Esdras Baker

Ransom Esdras Baker

Male 1875 - 1933  (57 years)

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  • Name Ransom Esdras Baker  [1, 2, 3
    Born 11 Jun 1875  College Twsp, Linn Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 18 Feb 1933  Two Harbors, Lake Cnty, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Person ID I6433  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 5 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 Maggie (Marguerite) Connors,   b. 7 Dec 1880, New York, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1949, Duluth, St. Louis Cnty, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 24 Dec 1899  St. Joseph's Cem, Council Bluffs, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Children 
     1. 10 Children Baker,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2010 
    Family ID F3132  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 "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] ... R. Esdras [who lives] at home...."

      At the time of his mother's death in 1926, and according to her obituary, "R. E. Baker" was living in Two Harbors, Minnesota.

      Janet Olson Swart, «i»The Family History of Samuel Baker, son of Gunsmith Caleb Baker Sr.«/i», ch. XIV, pp. 382-409 (published to CD by Janet Olson Swart, 214 First Ave, Two Harbors, MN 55616: 2010), discusses the Ransom Esdras Baker - Maggie Connors Baker.

      She summarizes the family, «i»Ibid.,«/i» p. 477, thus:
      "ESDRAS BAKER ... was born 11 June 1875 in Cedar Rapids, College Township, Linn County, Iowa, and died 18 February 1933 in Two Harbors, Lake County, MN. He married MAGGIE CONNORS 24 December 1899 in Dewitt, Clinton County, Iowa. She was born 07 December 1880 in Boro of Manhattan, New York, and died 27 April 1949 in Duluth, St. Louis County, MN.
      "Children of RANSOM BAKER and MAGGIE CONNORS are:
      i. JOSEPH MARK BAKER, b. 20 November 1900, Linn County, Iowa; d. 01 February 1981, Duluth, St. Louis County, MN.
      ii. ALBINA LUCILLE BAKER, b. 13 August 1902, Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa; d. 27 December 1987, Cloquet, Carlton County, MN.
      iii. INFANT BAKER, b. Bet. 1904 - 1905, Linn County, Iowa; d. Bet. 1904 - 1905, Linn County, Iowa.
      iv. MARIE A. "MARY" BAKER, b. 10 March 1906, Linn County, Iowa; d. 06 August 1985, Racine, Racine County, Wisconsin.
      v. INFANT BAKER, b. Abt. 1907, Linn County, Iowa; d. Abt. 1907, Linn County, Iowa.
      vi. ESDRAS ALOYSIUS "BILL" BAKER, b. 18 January 1908, Linn County, Iowa; d. 29 August 1970, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.
      vii. GENEVIEVE HARRIET BAKER, b. 19 August 1909, Cedar Rapids, Rapids Township, Linn County, Iowa; d. 08 March 1993, Cass County Medical Center, Cassopolis, Mason Twp., Cass County, Michigan.
      viii. RAYMOND A. BAKER, b. 18 May 1911, Linn County, Iowa; d. 05 June 1984, Duluth, St. Louis County, MN; m. (1) MARIE A.; m. (2) EVELYN R.; b. 21 November 1914; d. 21 April 2000, Duluth, St. Louis County, MN.
      ix. FERN MARGUERITE "FERNE" BAKER, b. 10 September 1913, Two Harbors, Lake County, MN; d. 19 September 1992, Duluth, St. Louis County, MN.
      x. VIOLET LORETTO BAKER, b. 07 August 1915, Two Harbors, Lake County, MN; d. 31 October 1986, Duluth, St. Louis County, MN."

  • 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. 450 (Reliability: 3).

    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.

    8. [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. 404 (Reliability: 3).