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Mary Redd

Mary Redd

Female 1853 - 1930  (~ 77 years)

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  • Name Mary Redd  [1
    Born May 1853  Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Died 7 Dec 1930  Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Baker Cemetery, Linn Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I6532  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2010 

    Father John R. Redd,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Bertie Unknown,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F2255  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family James Milton Baker,   b. 16 Nov 1854, College Twsp, Linn Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1931, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married Nov 1906  Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2010 
    Family ID F2229  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • After James Baker's wife died in 1904, he married a second time. The 1910 census lists him as 54 years old and married to Mary, 56, born in Illinois. The census records that they have been married for 5 years, and that this is the second marriage for both. «i»1910 U.S. Census, «/i»Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA (T 624, Roll 411, stamped p. 169B).

      In 1920 Mary, 66, and James, 65, no longer lived alone; they had moved in with her son Fred R. Averill, his wife Alice, and their family. «i»1920 U.S. Census, «/i»Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA (T 625, Roll 500, stamped p. 267B).

      Her husband's 1931 obituary (newspaper unknown) says, among other things:
      «tab»"James Milton Baker, 76, 843 Third avenue southeast, who was hurt in an automobile accident Dec. 7 [1930] at which time his wife was killed, died at a local hospital ... yesterday [22 Feb 1931]. His death occurred eleven weeks almost to the minute from the time he was brought to the hospital.
      «tab»"The accident happened in First avenue and Tenth street at 5 p.m. while Mr. and Mrs. Baker were crossing the street. According to the report of Gayland Smith ... who was driving the car which struck them, the couple had stepped back to avoid a trolley and were directly in the path of his car. Mrs. Baker was killed instantly and Mr. Baker was taken to the hospital where he remained until the end. He suffered a fractured leg and was injured about the heart. ***
      «tab»"In November 1905 he was married to Mrs. Mary Averill, who was killed in the recent accident.... Burial will be in the Baker cemetery."

      Janet Olson Swart, «i»The Family History of Samuel Baker, son of Gunsmith Caleb Baker Sr.«/i», p. 475 (published to CD by Janet Olson Swart, 214 First Ave, Two Harbors, MN 55616: 2010), provides:

      JAMES MILTON BAKER *** married (2) MARY 1905 in Iowa. She was born Abt. 1854 in Illinois. *** "

  • Sources 
    1. [S376] CA Census 1930, LA |, California, Los Angeles Cnty, Los Angeles, 1930 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), (T626, Roll 150, p. 204) (Reliability: 2).

    2. [S619] IA Census 1900, Linn|, Iowa, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, 1900 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.).

    3. [S376] CA Census 1930, LA |, California, Los Angeles Cnty, Los Angeles, 1930 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), (T626, Roll 150, p. 204).

    4. [S82] IA Census 1910, CR, 1-P, Iowa, Linn Cnty, Cedar Rapids, 1st Prct, 1910 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.).

    5. [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. 475.