Generation No. 1
1. PERNEL HENRY1 BAKER was born December 24, 1765 in Sussex County, Delaware, and died December 27, 1837 in Pickway County, Ohio. He married SARAH/SALLY SMITH Abt. 1788 in Most Likely Sussex County, Delaware, daughter of THOMAS SMITH and RACHEL.
Notes for PERNEL HENRY BAKER:
According to the 1820 Ohio Census, Pickaway County, Monrow Twsp., Purnell and his wife were both over the age of 45. In the same household were 5 additional males. One: 0-10, two: 11-16, two: 19-26. Seven additional females were listed. Three: 0-10, one: 11-16, and three: 19-26.
Ohio Census, 1830, Pickway County, Perry Twsp.. Ten years later, there are two male children under 5, one female 10-15, two females under 20, one male 20-30, one female 30-40, one male 40-40- and one female 50-60. This means that two additional children were born in the ten years, making a total of accountable children of 14.
There was no mention whatsoever of a Purnal (1820), Pernal H. (1830) or Purnall H. (1850), in the 1840 census. I believe that the Purnell senior died by the 1840 census, or he and his family moved out of the state. The Purnell who is listed in the 1850 Ohio Census, Pickway County, Monroe Twsp., was only 28 years of age, making his birth about 1822.
The discrepancies of the spellings of the township, and the Christian name, are taken right from the census records. They are not my mistakes.
I did find in the 1840, Ohio Census, Pickaway County, listings for Jacob, George W., William, Peter, and Christina Baker as head of their own households. Are these some of Purnell and Sarah's sons?
After giving this matter some thought, there might have been three generations of Purnell's. For there to have been only two, Sally would have to have been 54 and Purnell 56, when the Purnell of the 1850 listing was born. It is easy to believe that one of their first born sons was named after his father, and then one of this Purnell's sons was so named.
I found in Ohio Vital Records #2 a burial of a P. H. Baker, died December 27, 1837, age 68y 3d. This P. H. Baker was buried in Williamsport, Pickaway County, Chiliciothe, Ohio in the Christian Cemetery. This man would have been born December 24, 1769. Since the last record of Purnell was in Pickaway County, and no mention of him in the 1840 census, and his son was Purnell H., it is logical to assume that this Purnell was also Purnell H. or P. H. Baker.
After further research, I found that this Pernal first came to Pickway before 1820, and settled in Williamsport. The previously mentioned P. H. Baker, must be my Pernal.
From: The Rise and Progress Of The Deer Creek Settlement, a Joint Project of Alumni Association of Clarksburg High School and Ross County Genealogical Society, 1984
Page 57 .... P. H. Baker was an early settler
on the east bank of the stream and planted one of the first orchards in
the county. It was on lands now about the center of Williamsport.
George Reid planted one about the same time.
Page 58 .... There was a grist mill built at Williamsport, or near the site of it, in 1812, by Pernell Baker. It stood on the east bank of the creek, about where the Circleville and Washington Pike now crosses the creek. He, soon afterward, built a saw mill near the grist mill. These mills were destroyed by fire some years later.
Page 64 .... Pernell Baker built a saw mill on the west side of Deer Creek previous to 1818. With this mill he sawed the lumber that entered into the construction of the grist mill and distillery that he erected in 1818.
From Pioneer Ohio Newspapers 1793 - 1810
Volume VIII, Monday, 11 July 1808, No, 414,
Page 275 .... A list of letters at the Post Office in Chillicothe includes
................................. Purnal H. Baker ......
Volume VIII, Monday, 31 October, No. 4??, ........A list of letters left at the Post Office in Chillicothe includes ..............Purnel H. Baker ......
These only reinforces the fact that Pernal
was in Ross County before the 1820 date that was given in the 1892
Portraits & Biographical Records of Fayette, Pickway and Madison Counties,
More reinforcement: The Ohio 1812 List of Ohio Taxpayers list Purnill Baker, Pickway County. Pickway County, Ohio 1810 Tax List, Auditor of State ...... Purnell Baker is listed. Delaware census for 1790 and 1800 list him, the 1810 Ohio census list him.
There are a number of ways his name has been spelled. Pernel, Pernal, Purnel, Purnell, Parnel.
More About PERNEL HENRY BAKER:
Burial Info.: Buried in Williamsport, Pickway County, Ohio in the Christian Cemetery.
Occupation: Built the first Grist Mill in Williamsport along Deer Creek.
Notes for SARAH/SALLY SMITH:
Sally must have lived in Madison County, Ohio at some time. I have a contract between her and a Daniel Bruffet, for him to rent "a certain Logg deweling house in the town of Mount Sterling for the term of one year". The amount to be paid was $24. It is dated August 24, 1839. Mount Sterling is in Madison County. I found in the Ohio Marriages 1789-1850, where an Amanda Freeman, married a William Buffet in Madison County, on December 16, 1843. Sally's son James, was married to a Charlotte Freeman, so I am assuming that this Amanda is part of Charlotte's family, and the Daniel Buffet is one of Amanda's in laws.
According to the information from Greenlawn cemetery, on her son's internment card, her name is listed as Sarah. Although the 1870 Ohio Jackson Twsp. census states the "Sallie is living with her son". After a lot of research, I have learned that just as men who are called John are also called Jack, women called Sarah were also called Sally or vise versa.
Another reason why I am assuming her name is Sarah is that her son James named one of his daughters Sarah E. .
I found information that states that there
were six children born of this marriage. Three sons and three daughters.
I am now trying to find the daughters of their union. But according
to the 1820 Ohio census, there were 5 male children and seven female children,
making a total of 12. The article that stated six, was written in
1892, so I am assuming that six had died by the time of the writing.
I am still searching for more information on both Sarah (Sally) and the names of the nine other children that were born to her.
More About SARAH/SALLY SMITH:
Occupation: Had twelve children; five males, seven females.
Children of PERNEL BAKER and SARAH/SALLY SMITH are:
i. JACKSON2 BAKER, b. Bet. 1790 - 1800; m. MARY A THOMAS, April 26, 1819, Pickway Co. Ohio.
2. ii. DANIEL BAKER, b. March 4, 1800, Sussex County, Delaware; d. August 2, 1852, Fayette County, Ohio.
3. iii. JACOB BAKER, b. July 4, 1802, Pickway Co., Ohio; d. November 21, 1859, Pickway Co., Ohio.
iv. JENNY (TURSEY) BAKER, m. EDWARD ROWEN, February 28, 1824, Pickway Co. Ohio.
v. POLLY BAKER, m. JOHN CRAIG, January 17, 1826, Pickway Co. Ohio.
4. vi. JAMES BAKER, b. October 8, 1809, Pickway County, Ohio; d. September 7, 1875, Franklin County, Jackson Twsp, Grove City, Ohio.
vii. PERNAL HENRY BAKER, JR., b. Most Likely Pickway County, Ohio; m. ANN JANE RIGGIN, December 19, 1833, Pickway Co. Ohio.
Notes for PERNAL HENRY BAKER, JR.:
Purnell H. Baker and wife Mary, are listed in the Pickway County, Monroe Twsp. 1850 Ohio census. They had already had two children.
viii. NANCY BAKER, m. JAMES H. MERRILL, January 14, 1832, Pickway
ix. MARGARET BAKER, m. ISAAC DURHAM.
x. LUCINDA BAKER, m. ISAAC C. RIGGIN, October 29, 1834, Pickway Co. Ohio.
Generation No. 2
2. DANIEL2 BAKER (PERNEL HENRY1) was born March 4, 1800 in Sussex County, Delaware, and died August 2, 1852 in Fayette County, Ohio. He married SARAH (MARY) [POLLY] DAVIS November 18, 1822 in Pickway County, Ohio, daughter of JESSE DAVIS and RUTH.
Notes for DANIEL BAKER:
Died at the age of 52.
More About DANIEL BAKER:
Burial Info.: Buried in Yankeetown Cemetery, near Waterloo, Fayette County, Ohio
Notes for SARAH (MARY) [POLLY] DAVIS:
Pickway County Marriage Volume, gives her name as being Polly Davis. She died at the age of 50.
The 1850, Fayette County census states that
Polly was born in Delaware, but the biological sketch states that they
met and married several years after Daniel had settled in Ohio.
The tombstones on their graves give their dates of death. I find it interesting that she died exactly two weeks after Daniel died.
More About SARAH (MARY) [POLLY] DAVIS:
Burial Info.: Buried in Yankeetown Cemetery, near Waterloo, Fayette County, Ohio
Cause of Death: Cholera
Children of DANIEL BAKER and SARAH DAVIS are:
5. i. SARAH3 BAKER, b. Abt. 1824, Most Likely Fayette County, Ohio (Possibly Pickway or Ross).
ii. ELIZABETH BAKER, b. Abt. 1827, Most Likely Fayette County; m. (1) REDDEN, Bef. 1850; m. (2) LEWIS [NYE] NIGH, March 15, 1852, Fayette County, Ohio.
Notes for ELIZABETH BAKER:
Elizabeth was living with her parents at the time of the 1850 census.
iii. MARY JANE BAKER, b. Bef. 1830; m. JESSE KEMP, [JR.], September
27, 1847, Fayette County, Ohio.
6. iv. JACKSON BAKER, b. February 21, 1830, Pickway County, Ohio; d. Fayette County, Ohio.
v. HESTER A. BAKER, b. Aft. 1830; d. Bef. 1892; m. CHATLIN.
vi. LUCINDA BAKER, b. Abt. 1837, Most Likely Fayette County, Ohio (Possibly Pickway or Ross); m. SMITH CHAFFIN, January 4, 1854, Fayette County, Ohio.
vii. JOSEPH COUUTS BAKER, b. Abt. 1840, Most Likely Fayette County, Ohio (Possibly Pickway or Ross).
3. JACOB2 BAKER (PERNEL HENRY1) was born July 4, 1802 in Pickway Co., Ohio, and died November 21, 1859 in Pickway Co., Ohio. He married ANNA DAVIS February 16, 1827 in Pickway Co. Ohio.
More About JACOB BAKER:
Burial: Hebron, Monroe Twsp., Pickway Co., Ohio
Children of JACOB BAKER and ANNA DAVIS are:
i. MANERVA3 BAKER, b. Abt. 1828, Most Likely Pickway Co., Ohio.
ii. CATHERINE BAKER, b. Abt. 1831, Most Likely Pickway Co., Ohio.
7. iii. JAMES DAVIS BAKER, b. November 26, 1834, Perry Twsp., Pickway Co., Ohio; d. March 7, 1899, Iowa.
iv. WARREN BAKER, b. Abt. 1839, Most Likely Pickway Co., Ohio.
v. HARRIET BAKER, b. Abt. 1843, Most Likely Pickway Co., Ohio.
vi. BAKER, b. 1845, Pickway Co., Ohio; d. July 20, 1845, Pickway Co., Ohio.
vii. DRESILLA BAKER, b. Abt. 1846, Most Likely Pickway Co., Ohio.
viii. BAKER, b. Bet. 1854 - 1855, Most Likely Pickway Co., Ohio; d. February 20, 1855, Pickway Co., Ohio.
More About BAKER:
Burial: Hebron, Monroe Twsp., Pickway Co., Ohio
4. JAMES2 BAKER (PERNEL HENRY1) was born October 8, 1809 in Pickway County, Ohio, and died September 7, 1875 in Franklin County, Jackson Twsp, Grove City, Ohio. He married (1) ELIZABETH SLAUGHTER November 19, 1827 in Fayette County, Ohio, daughter of GEORGE SLAUGHTER. He married (2) CHARLOTTE FREEMAN July 20, 1851 in Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio, daughter of ABIATHAR[MATHER?] FREEMAN and RHODA WALKER.
Notes for JAMES BAKER:
From the information I got from the Ohio 1900 census, he was born in Maryland, but according to his death information, he was born in New Jersey. He was a Farmer according to the same register, and he was 63 years, 11 months and 29 days old at the date of his death. That should make his birth date September 8, 1812, but family records state otherwise.
According to the information from Greenlawn cemetery, he was born in Pickway County, Ohio. He had to have been born in Pickway County, because his father was receiving mail in Pickway County, Circleville in 1808.
Probate court records don't give him a death date other than having died between 1874-1876, but they do give his place of birth as New Jersey. It also gives his age at death as 65 y 11 mo 29 days, which is just a couple of days off of the cemetery information. V 4 page 95.
In 1850, he was living in Madison County, Plesant Twsp. With him were eight of the ten children that he and Elizabeth had. She had died four months before the census.
More About JAMES BAKER:
Burial Info.: Buried in Greenlawn Cemetery Interment # 6593
Cause of Death: Consumption
Notes for ELIZABETH SLAUGHTER:
An alternate date for their marriage is November 18, 1826, in Fayette County.
Notes for CHARLOTTE FREEMAN:
In the 1850 Ohio Jackson Twsp. census page 311/156 Orlando Freeman was living with Charlotte and her parents. What is the relationship of Orlando?
The marriage records of Franklin County state that:
Freeman, Charlotte m. Baker, James
June 30, 1851 - no return
I am assuming that this date is when it was issued.
More About CHARLOTTE FREEMAN:
Burial Info.: Buried in Greenlawn Cemetery Interment #29527
Cause of Death: Heart Failure
Children of JAMES BAKER and ELIZABETH SLAUGHTER are:
8. i. NELSON3 BAKER, b. June 6, 1828, Pickway County, New Holland, Ohio; d. June 20, 1900, Madison County, London, Ohio.
ii. ALLEN BAKER, b. May 9, 1830; d. May 23, 1833, Pickway County, New Holland, Ohio.
iii. JAMES WILSON BAKER, b. October 24, 1832, Pickaway County, Ohio.
Notes for JAMES WILSON BAKER:
James was still living with his father and step mother at the time of the 1860 census. He was 27 years old at the time. He was enumerated as a Merchant.
iv. MILTON C. BAKER, b. December 11, 1834; d. August 13, 1866, Illinois.
Notes for MILTON C. BAKER:
The 1860 Ohio census gives his occupation/trade as "Merchant".
v. PRISCILLA BAKER, b. December 16, 1836.
vi. WEBSTER BAKER, b. July 9, 1839; d. March 26, 1840, Madison County, Mount Sterling, Ohio.
vii. ELIZA F. BAKER, b. May 15, 1841; d. July 5, 1888, London, Ohio; m. WALLACE.
Notes for ELIZA F. BAKER:
The 1860 Ohio census gives her occupation/trade as "teacher of common school".
viii. ISABELLA BAKER, b. September 15, 1843.
Notes for ISABELLA BAKER:
Isabella was still living with her father and step mother at the time of the 1870 census.
9. ix. SARAH E. BAKER, b. April 12, 1846, Madison County, Ohio; d. April
23, 1896, Franklin County, Jackson Twsp, Grove City, Ohio.
x. ANNA BAKER, b. May 19, 1849; d. November 28, 1850, Madison County, Mount Sterling, Ohio.
Notes for ANNA BAKER:
Anna died two months after the 1850 census.
Children of JAMES BAKER and CHARLOTTE FREEMAN are:
xi. INFANT SON3 BAKER, b. May 18, 1852, Most Likely Madison County, Ohio; d. May 20, 1852, Madison County, Mount Sterling, Ohio.
More About INFANT SON BAKER:
Burial Info.: Buried in Union Methodist Cemetery, Grove City, Ohio
xii. IDA BAKER, b. November 17, 1854, Ohio; d. July 26, 1915,
Pickway County, Ohio.
xiii. MYRA BAKER, b. August 2, 1857, Ohio; d. August 2, 1860, Franklin County, Grove City, Grove CIty, Ohio.
Notes for MYRA BAKER:
Her cemetery marker gives her information as follows: Myra Baker, Dau of J & C, 2 Aug 1860 - 3 y
More About MYRA BAKER:
Burial Info.: Buried in Union Methodist Cemetery, Grove City, Ohio
10. xiv. GEORGE LEE BAKER, b. May 13, 1860, Franklin County, Ohio; d.
February 16, 1934, Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio.
xv. BAKER, b. Aft. 1862.
xvi. ADELAIDE BAKER, b. June 25, 1862.
Generation No. 3
5. SARAH3 BAKER (DANIEL2, PERNEL HENRY1) was born Abt. 1824 in Most Likely Fayette County, Ohio (Possibly Pickway or Ross). She married ROBERT V. CUTRIGHT November 18, 1842 in Fayette County, Ohio.
Notes for SARAH BAKER:
Sarah and her three children were living with her parents at the time of the 1850 census.
Children of SARAH BAKER and ROBERT CUTRIGHT are:
i. THURMAN4 CUTRIGHT, b. Abt. 1843, Most Likely Fayette County, Ohio.
ii. BENTON CUTRIGHT, b. Abt. 1844, Most Likely Fayette County, Ohio.
iii. URSILLA CUTRIGHT, b. Abt. 1846, Most Likely Fayette County, Ohio.
6. JACKSON3 BAKER (DANIEL2, PERNEL HENRY1) was born February 21, 1830 in Pickway County, Ohio, and died in Fayette County, Ohio. He married ELIZABETH LAVINA FISHER September 28, 1853 in Pickway Co. Ohio.
Notes for JACKSON BAKER:
Copied from "Portraits & Biographical Records of Fayette, Pickway and Madison Counties, Ohio ... 1892.
Jackson Baker, a capitalist and one of the
wealthiest as well as most successful farmers of Monroe Township, is a
native of Pickway County, descended from its early pioneer stock, and is
potent in advancing its interests. He was born February 21, 1830,
into the pioneer home of Daniel and Mary (Davis) Baker, the former a native
of Sussex County, Delaware, born in 1800, and the later a native of Ross
County, a daughter of one of its earliest settlers.
The paternal grandfather of our subject, Pernal H. Baker, was a farmer and miller by occupation, and a native of Sussex County, Delaware. He came to this county in 1820, journeying across mountains and a wild country generally with a team. He settled in Williamsport, this county, and established himself as a miller, being the pioneer of that industry in this part of the State. He built a grist mill on Deer Creek, the first one erected on the banks of that stream, and he operated it some years. He then bought a quarter-section of land in Perry Township, and erected the first gristmill there on Deer Creek, which is now known as Crownover's Mill, and was under his management many years. He also partly developed his farm, and died in the comfortable home that he had built thereon at a good old age, leaving behind him a golden record as one of our most useful pioneers. He was a Whig in politics and in religion was of the Methodist faith, a church member. He and his wife, Sarah Baker, reared three boys and three girls. The mother lived to be over a hundred and four years old, and was also a devoted Methodist.
The father of our subject had not attained his majority when he accompanied the family to the new home in the wilderness of this county. He was married a few years later, and in the course of time became a prosperous farmer, working hard to reclaim his homestead of one hundred and eighty acres and placing the most of it under cultivation. His farm was just over the line in Fayette County and there he died at the age of fifty-two years, in the midst of a busy career. He was a worthy member of the Christian Church, interesting himself earnestly in its welfare, and his new wife, who died at the age of fifty years, was likewise a member of that church, being quite strict in her religious views. He was a Democrat, sound and true, in politics. The following are the seven children reared by himself and his wife: Sarah, Mrs. Cutright; Elizabeth, Mrs. Nye; Mary, Mrs. Kemp; Jackson; Hester A., Mrs. Chatlin (deceased); Lucinda, Mrs. Chatlin; and J. Couuts. The maternal grandfather of our subject was Jesse Davis, a native of Ross County, where he developed a farm of about fifty acres, and there died at the age of seventy-five years, having been the father of five children.
The subject of this biographical record passed his early life as most other farmer boys, and was educated in the primitive log schoolhouse of pioneer days, which was heated by a rude fireplace. had a clapboard roof, held down by logs, and was furnished with slab benches, a board against the side of the room serving as a writing-desk for the scholars. He was young when his experience of farm work began, and at the age of twenty-one, he commenced to work out at twenty-five cents a day. He subsequently obtained possession of a piece of land, comprising sixty-five acres, lying partly in this county and partly in Fayette County, and after his marriage he took his residence thereon. A few years later, he sold it, and after renting land for a year in Fayette County, bought his present farm in Monroe Township in 1856. This consists of four hundred and seventeen acres of fine farming land, nearly all under cultivation and in a high state of improvement. The buildings are of good class, a large frame residence, built in 1878, and a barn, put up in 1868, adorning the place, beside other necessary outbuildings. Mr. Baker devotes his farm to mixed farming, raising grain and stock. He raises and fattens many cattle each year, but he has made much of his money by raising hogs. He has nearly abandoned that of late years, however on account of cholera. He derives a part of his income from loaning money, and is one of our most extensive capitalists. He rightly attributes his success to attention to business and to judicious management of his affairs. He has been School Director, but he never aspires to office, preferring the pleasures and comforts of his own cheerful fireside. He is a Democrat in his political views, and stands firmly by his party.
Mr. Baker was wedded in 1853 to Miss Elizabeth Fisher, who was born in Fayette County, September 15, 1835. She is a woman of great worth, and for over twenty-five years has been a contentious and upright member of the Methodist Church. Her marriage with our subject has been a true union and has been fruitful of eight children, of whom these five are living; Oren, Rosette (Mrs. McCafferty), John W., Lawson S. and Edward. The names of those deceased are Austin J., Charles G. and Alva.
There was a "farm hand" living with Jackson and Elizabeth at the time of the 1860 census. His name was Samuel Davis. Jackson had an uncle by the name of Samuel Davis, this may have been him.
More About JACKSON BAKER:
Occupation: Farmer and Money Lender
Notes for ELIZABETH LAVINA FISHER:
Pickway County Birth and Death Records, Volume #1, gives the information on the birth of their son Lawson, as Jackson Baker and Lavina Fisher as parents.
The 1880 census gives her father's place of birth as Virginia and her mother's as Maryland.
Children of JACKSON BAKER and ELIZABETH FISHER are:
i. AUSTIN J.4 BAKER, b. July 6, 1854, Most Likely Pickway County, Monroe Twsp., Ohio; d. February 12, 1881; m. HILL.
Notes for AUSTIN J. BAKER:
Died at the age of 26y, 7mo, 6da ... is buried in the same cemetery as Jacob is.
11. ii. OREN V. BAKER, b. Abt. 1857, Most Likely Pickway County, Monroe
iii. CHARLES G. BAKER, b. Abt. April 1860, Most Likely Pickway County, Monroe Twsp., Ohio; d. Bef. 1892.
Notes for CHARLES G. BAKER:
Charles was not listed among the children on the 1870 census.
iv. ALVA BAKER, b. Bef. 1866, Most Likely Pickway Co., Ohio; d.
v. ROSETTE BAKER, b. Abt. 1866, Most Likely Pickway County, Monroe Twsp., Ohio; m. MCCAFFERTY.
vi. JOHN W. BAKER, b. Abt. 1869, Most Likely Pickway County, Monroe Twsp., Ohio.
12. vii. LAWSON S. BAKER, b. July 15, 1871, Monroe Twsp., Pickway County, Ohio.
viii. EDWARD JACKSON BAKER, b. Abt. 1875, Most Likely Pickway County, Monroe Twsp., Ohio; d. September 16, 1915, Madison County, Mt. Sterling, Ohio.
More About EDWARD JACKSON BAKER:
Burial Info.: Buried in Plesant Cemetery, Madison County, Ohio
Cause of Death: Apoplexy
7. JAMES DAVIS3 BAKER (JACOB2, PERNEL HENRY1) was born November 26, 1834 in Perry Twsp., Pickway Co., Ohio, and died March 7, 1899 in Iowa. He married MARGARET HOSKINS January 7, 1858 in Pickway Co. Ohio, daughter of SETH HOSKINS and CATHERINE MITCHELL.
Notes for JAMES DAVIS BAKER:
To Piatt Co., Illinois .. November 12, 1864
To Washington Co., Iowa .. December 10, 1880
To Walnut Twsp., Adair Co., Iowa .. March 1883
Children of JAMES BAKER and MARGARET HOSKINS are:
13. i. ZURA4 BAKER, b. October 20, 1858, Pickway Co., Ohio; d. August 19, 1911, Cass Twsp., Guthrie Co., Iowa.
ii. ALLEN BAKER, b. April 1861, Pickway Co., Ohio.
iii. LOTON ALVIN BAKER, b. Bet. 1861 - 1863, Pickway Co., Ohio.
iv. WARREN BAKER, b. 1865, Pickway Co., Ohio.
v. ROSS BAKER, b. 1867, Willow Twsp., Piatt Co., Iowa.
vi. LAURA BAKER, b. 1869, Walnut Twsp., Piatt Co., Iowa.
vii. JAMES BAKER, b. 1874, Walnut Twsp., Piatt Co., Iowa.
viii. MYRTLE MAY BAKER, b. 1876, Walnut Twsp., Piatt Co., Iowa; m. JOHN W. SCHMIDT, February 2, 1897, CGuthrie Co., Iowa.
ix. DRUSCILLA BAKER, b. 1879, Walnut Twsp., Piatt Co., Iowa.
8. NELSON3 BAKER (JAMES2, PERNEL HENRY1) was born June 6, 1828 in Pickway County, New Holland, Ohio, and died June 20, 1900 in Madison County, London, Ohio. He married ELIZABETH LONG December 14, 1852 in Madison County, Mount Sterling, Ohio, daughter of HAMPTON LONG and MARGARET W.
Notes for NELSON BAKER:
Nelson was an assistant V.P. for the Central Lodge, No. 1342, Knights of Honor, in January 25, 1879, in Madison County.
On June 6, 1855, a number of citizens of Union Township, Madison County, presented a petition for the dividing line between Union and Paint Townships be changed. Nelson was appointed to survey the line.
Child of NELSON BAKER and ELIZABETH LONG is:
14. i. EDITH4 BAKER, b. February 28, 1857, Madison County, London, Ohio; d. January 4, 1938, Santa Clara, California.
9. SARAH E.3 BAKER (JAMES2, PERNEL HENRY1) was born April 12, 1846 in Madison County, Ohio, and died April 23, 1896 in Franklin County, Jackson Twsp, Grove City, Ohio. She married WESLEY R. MENCH March 10, 1864 in Franklin County, Ohio, son of WILLIAM MENCH and MARY LANE.
More About SARAH E. BAKER:
Burial Info.: Buried in Greenlawn Cemetery Interment #23279
Cause of Death: Exhaustion
Notes for WESLEY R. MENCH:
Wesley and Sarah E. were living in Jackson Township, Franklin County at the time of the 1880 census.
More About WESLEY R. MENCH:
Burial Info.: Buried in Greenlawn Cemetery Interment #40300
Cause of Death: Apoplexy
Children of SARAH BAKER and WESLEY MENCH are:
i. HATTIE4 MENCH, b. Abt. 1864, Madison or Franklin County, Ohio.
ii. L. B. MENCH, b. Abt. 1866, Madison or Franklin County, Ohio.
iii. GERTRUDE MENCH, b. Abt. 1868, Madison or Franklin County, Ohio.
iv. MILTON L. MENCH, b. Abt. 1875, Madison or Franklin County, Ohio.
10. GEORGE LEE3 BAKER (JAMES2, PERNEL HENRY1) was born May 13, 1860 in Franklin County, Ohio, and died February 16, 1934 in Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio. He married NANCY CHARLOTTE LANDES Bet. 1882 - 1883 in Ohio, daughter of JOHN LANDES and SARAH LEWIS.
Notes for GEORGE LEE BAKER:
According to the 1900 Ohio Census, George L. Baker was a "car inspector", I presume that this meant that he was working for the railroad. He lived in the house at 111 South Grubb, Columbus, Ohio, Montgomery Twsp., at the time. This was also the home of my Grandparents, I didn't know that it had been his parents.
According to Indenturement papers I have, he did so to be a carpenter.
More About GEORGE LEE BAKER:
Burial Info.: Buried in Greenlawn Cemetery Interment # 72758
Cause of Death: Myocarditis
Notes for NANCY CHARLOTTE LANDES:
According to the 1900 Ohio Census, they were married for 18 years at the time of the survey, which was in January 1900. According to some family papers I have around, she was called Charlotte by her family, but according to the census, her name was Nancy C.
More About NANCY CHARLOTTE LANDES:
Burial Info.: Buried in Greenlawn Cemetery Interment # 46703
Cause of Death: Cirrhosis of Liver
Children of GEORGE BAKER and NANCY LANDES are:
i. CHILD OF GEORGE L.4 BAKER, b. June 16, 1883, Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio; d. July 26, 1883, Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio.
Notes for CHILD OF GEORGE L. BAKER:
I do not know the sex of this child. The cemetery records only state: "Baker, George L. (Child of ).
More About CHILD OF GEORGE L. BAKER:
Burial Info.: Buried in Greenlawn Cemetery Interment # 11337
Cause of Death: Liver & Kidney Complaint
15. ii. CLARK LANDES BAKER, b. September 15, 1885, Franklin County,
Grove City, Ohio; d. December 21, 1954, Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio.
iii. CHARLES EDWARD BAKER, b. November 11, 1887, Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio; d. January 21, 1910, International Waters off of Cuba.
Notes for CHARLES EDWARD BAKER:
Charles was in the Navy. He was a pretty good semi-pro boxer and he was participating in a match while his ship was in the port of Cuba. He got punched in his abdomen, and was carried back to his ship. Once out at sea, it was determined that his appendix had ruptured because of the blow, and he died shortly there after from peritonitis. He was buried at sea.
Although we have a letter from the Navy stating that he was buried at sea, there is a burial record, and the record states the cause of his death as "pneumonia".
More About CHARLES EDWARD BAKER:
Burial Info.: Buried in Greenlawn Cemetery Interment #40588
Cause of Death: Peritonitis from a ruptured appendix
Generation No. 4
11. OREN V.4 BAKER (JACKSON3, DANIEL2, PERNEL HENRY1) was born Abt. 1857 in Most Likely Pickway County, Monroe Twsp., Ohio. He married SARAH BEAUMAN February 5, 1879 in Pickaway County, Ohio.
Children of OREN BAKER and SARAH BEAUMAN are:
i. ESTELLA V.5 BAKER, b. June 15, 1880, Jackson Twsp. Five Points, Pickway County, Ohio.
ii. PERLEY E. BAKER, b. September 21, 1882, Monroe Twsp., Pickway County, Ohio.
iii. LULU E. BAKER, b. November 29, 1886, Monroe Twsp., Pickway County, Ohio.
iv. GOLDIE C. BAKER, b. August 26, 1889, Monroe Twsp., Pickway County, Ohio.
12. LAWSON S.4 BAKER (JACKSON3, DANIEL2, PERNEL HENRY1) was born July 15, 1871 in Monroe Twsp., Pickway County, Ohio. He married LINDA FUNK December 14, 1892 in Pickway County, Ohio.
Children of LAWSON BAKER and LINDA FUNK are:
i. HERSHEL FLOYD5 BAKER, b. March 28, 1894, Monroe Twsp., Pickway County, Ohio; d. April 1973, Fayette County, Ohio; m. RILLA Z..
More About HERSHEL FLOYD BAKER:
Burial Info.: Buried in Bloomingburg Cemetery, Fayette County, Paint Twsp., Ohio.
More About RILLA Z.:
Burial Info.: Buried in Bloomingburg Cemetery, Fayette County, Paint Twsp., Ohio.
ii. LENA EVA BAKER, b. October 14, 1906, Monroe Twsp., Pickway County, Ohio.
13. ZURA4 BAKER (JAMES DAVIS3, JACOB2, PERNEL HENRY1) was born October 20, 1858 in Pickway Co., Ohio, and died August 19, 1911 in Cass Twsp., Guthrie Co., Iowa. She married JONATHAN IRELAND, JR. January 11, 1877 in Macon, Decatur Co., Iowa, son of JONATHAN IRELAND and SUSAN KELLER.
Notes for ZURA BAKER:
According to the 1900 census, she had had 7 children, five living.
More About ZURA BAKER:
Burial: Yale Cemetery, Guthrie Co., Iowa
Children of ZURA BAKER and JONATHAN IRELAND are:
i. BLOOMER5 IRELAND, b. November 27, 1877, Illinois; d. March 23, 1908, Guthrie Co., Iowa.
More About BLOOMER IRELAND:
Cause of Death: Suicide
Medical Information: Epileptic
ii. ANNA IRELAND, b. December 22, 1879, Illinois; m. THOMAS HUGHES,
August 9, 1903, Guthrie Co., Iowa.
iii. JESSE IRELAND, b. Bet. 1880 - 1881.
iv. JAMES IRELAND, b. Bet. 1881 - 1884; d. 1884, Kansas.
16. v. NORA MAY IRELAND, b. March 31, 1886, Salina, Kansas; d. September 21, 1977, Perry, Dallas Co., Iowa.
17. vi. CHARLES PERL IRELAND, b. January 5, 1891, Guthrie Co., Iowa; d. March 19, 1962, Marshall, Minn..
vii. WILLARD F. IRELAND, b. July 15, 1899, Iowa; d. June 1963, California.
14. EDITH4 BAKER (NELSON3, JAMES2, PERNEL HENRY1) was born February 28, 1857 in Madison County, London, Ohio, and died January 4, 1938 in Santa Clara, California. She married EDGAR FURRY COLLINS, DR. June 15, 1882 in Madison County, London, Ohio.
Children of EDITH BAKER and EDGAR COLLINS are:
i. UNNAMED [COLLINS]5 BAKER, b. December 20, 1883, Madison County, New Port Twsp., Ohio; d. December 20, 1883, Madison County, New Port Twsp., Ohio.
Notes for UNNAMED [COLLINS] BAKER:
This child was listed in Death Records V #1 1867 -1895 of Madison County, as being illegitimate. I am finding that rather difficult to believe since I had found a marriage for the parents listed as prior to that date.
As I recall the information of their marriage was gotten from a publication of Families of Madison County, and most likely the information was passed down through the family as being the date of marriage that I have. The County Death Records definitely state that they were not married at the time of the death of the unnamed newborn child.
ii. INEZ COLLINS, b. March 15, 1887, Mount Sterling, Madison County,
iii. TODD COLLINS, b. July 2, 1891, Mount Sterling, Madison County, Ohio.
iv. EDITH MARGARET COLLINS, b. March 28, 1895, Madison County, Mount Sterling, Ohio; d. February 19, 1983, Hamilton County, Kenwood, Ohio; m. ELMER MILLARD HOAGLAND, December 25, 1919, Hamilton, Kenwood, Ohio.
15. CLARK LANDES4 BAKER (GEORGE LEE3, JAMES2, PERNEL HENRY1) was born September 15, 1885 in Franklin County, Grove City, Ohio, and died December 21, 1954 in Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio. He married ELIZA MARY EMRICH November 25, 1908 in Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio, daughter of PETER EMRICH and NELLIE GLASS.
Notes for CLARK LANDES BAKER:
According to the 1900 Ohio Census, he was a metal worker for bridges. I know that in his middle life he was a roofer also.
According to his application for a marriage license, #19832, his mother's maiden name was spelled with an "i", Landis instead of an "e", Landes. According to old family papers I have, it was Landes. His occupation was put down as "Tinner".
My memories of Grandpa, are all pleasant ones.
He had a beautiful? work shop out behind his house. It was filled
with all these strange wonderful tools and items. Usually while the
"grown ups", would be sitting either at the kitchen table or on the front
porch, I was allowed to have free roam in his shop. One day I found
the largest balloon that I had ever seen. I huffed and puffed until
I finally got it blown up, and then proudly took it out to the front porch
to "show it off". Once there, my grandmother's face turned beet red,
my mother and father started to laugh, and my grandfather just hung his
head down and shook it from side to side. All of a sudden, my grandmother
slapped me and called me a "nasty little girl". I ran to my father,
crying, not understanding what I had done wrong. He held me and told
me that everything would be alright. It was a long time later, a
long time, when I learned what a "rubber" was.
It was at his house that I learned just how "rich" we were. WE HAD INDOOR PLUMBING. Out houses are stinky and nasty in the summer, and COLD in the winter. I actually had to use the proverbial "catalog pages" to wipe. On the door, out side of the out house, my grand father had mounted the heads of numerous fish that he had caught. They were all open mouthed, multi teethed, and terrible looking. Boy oh boy, did they stink in the summer.
He loved to work in the yard, and he had the most beautiful roses that I can ever remember seeing, short of being grown in hot houses. He was a fisherman, and a very jovial man. I must admit that he wasn't perfect. I know now, that he was a womanizer, but the question is, did he become a womanizer because of my grandmother's demeanor or was her demeanor the result of his womanizing?
Once when I was around seven or eight, all of us, grandparents too, went for a picnic at the farm of some old family friends. Anyway, it had a running stream on it, that was at least 50 feet wide. I laid down in the very shallow water to rest; when I opened my eyes up, I was way out in the middle of this water. I saw my mother on the shore line trying to get a fire started, my grandmother was peeling some potatoes, Grandpa was getting his fishing tackle ready to fish, and Daddy was gathering up more fire wood. I saw Charles running towards mother. I went under. The next time I saw light, Mother was standing up and pointing at me, Grandma had dropped her pan of potatoes, Grandpa was attempting to get to me and Dad was already in the water. Down I went again. The next time I saw mother she was screaming and laughing, she was terrified. Grandma had her hands over her mouth and mumbling, Grandpa was up to his chin in the water and Father was next to me. Down again. I awoke to the warm sun shining down on me. Mother crying with relief, Grandpa was sitting on the shore, holding his side, Grandma was fussing over him, and Charles had picked up the fishing pole. I was told that the only thing that really saved my life, was that I kept my "mouth shut", and didn't swallow a lot of water. Although it was Father who pulled me out of the water, It was actually Charles that saved my life. He was the one who sounder the alarm. Grandpa was never the same after this. He had fallen into a deep hole in the stream, and almost drowned himself.
Grandpa was the one who would "sneak" me some of those wonderful little brown things called "Chocolates".
More About CLARK LANDES BAKER:
Burial Info.: Buried in Greenlawn Cemetery Interment # 96639
Cause of Death: Chronic Cardiac Asthma
Occupation: Roofer, Tinner, and Carpenter
Notes for ELIZA MARY EMRICH:
It has been very difficult for me to write anything in this area. I have such mixed emotions when it comes to my grandmother. Most of my memories aren't pleasant ones. On her behalf, she was a faithful wife, a very good cook, she loved her God very much, and I have to say that I believe that she believed that what ever she did, she wasn't intentionally trying to hurt anyone. She had to be a very unhappy woman. I don't know if she was never really able to show love because she had none to give, or if she couldn't show love, because it made her vulnerable. When I had asked her children about this, not one of them can ever remember her hugging them, or telling them that she loved them. She had to be a terribly lonely, unhappy and miserable woman. I pray that she has found happiness on the other side.
I think that her name, Eliza, is one of the most beautiful names I've ever heard.
More About ELIZA MARY EMRICH:
Burial Info.: Buried in Greenlawn Cemetery Interment #118320
Cause of Death: Heart Attack
Comment 3: SS# 277-62-0326
Children of CLARK BAKER and ELIZA EMRICH are:
18. i. JOHN LEROY5 BAKER, b. September 10, 1909, Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio; d. August 26, 1995, Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio.
19. ii. CHARLOTTE LOUISE BAKER, b. July 17, 1911, Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio; d. December 4, 1987, Delaware County, Delaware, Ohio.
iii. CATHERINE LOUISE BAKER, b. January 4, 1914, Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio; d. April 15, 1977, Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio; m. LESTER L. SLYH, Bef. 1940, Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio.
Notes for CATHERINE LOUISE BAKER:
Of all my aunts, I loved Aunt Pat the most. I can see now, because she never had any children, that when she did get to spent time with me, she SPOILED me. She wanted a child very much, in truth, she lost six pregnancies. After the last one, she had a nervous break down and was never really "normal" again. Her home was always very bright, and happy. She raised canary's and they sang their merry songs all day long. Her second floor was a sewing room, and we spent many long hours up there, just messing around. From tid- bits of information I was told, Aunt Pat was coerced into marrying Lester. She was almost "forced" in to it, because Lester was a "good catch". He was older than her, and by the standards of the day, very comfortable as far as money was concerned.
When my children were young, Lester, asked me not to bring them around her anymore, because they upset her so much. By this time she had been in her mental upset for quite some time, and she really loved to have my children around. As I look back, I realize that it was "him" that was upset, not Aunt Pat. I don't believe that he ever liked children, and was relieved when Pat lost each pregnancy. I'm afraid that I allowed Lester to boss me, and for the last ten years of her life, I never saw her. I didn't go where my children weren't welcome.
More About CATHERINE LOUISE BAKER:
Burial Info.: Buried in Greenlawn Cemetery Interment #125729
Cause of Death: Pneumonia
More About LESTER L. SLYH:
Burial Info.: Buried in Greenlawn Cemetery Interment #125788
Cause of Death: Heart Attack
20. iv. GEORGE PETER BAKER, b. Abt. February 1917, Franklin County,
21. v. CLARK WENDELL BAKER, b. December 22, 1919, Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio; d. May 5, 1994, Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio.
22. vi. ROBERT PERRY BAKER, b. May 29, 1923, Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio.
Generation No. 5
16. NORA MAY5 IRELAND (ZURA4 BAKER, JAMES DAVIS3, JACOB2, PERNEL HENRY1) was born March 31, 1886 in Salina, Kansas, and died September 21, 1977 in Perry, Dallas Co., Iowa. She married CURTIS CLEVELAND RANER December 24, 1901 in Guthrie Co., Iowa, son of MILLARD RANER and SUSIE COOPER.
Children of NORA IRELAND and CURTIS RANER are:
23. i. MARIE6 RANER, b. August 14, 1902, Guthrie Center, Guthrie Co., Iowa; d. April 22, 1969, Houston, Texas.
24. ii. CLIFFORD GLENN RANER, b. April 17, 1911, Guthrie Co., Iowa; d. May 1977, Jefferson, Greene Co., Iowa.
25. iii. PAULINE RANER, b. May 17, 1916, Guthrie Co., Iowa; d. June 10, 1989, Webster, Texas.
26. iv. NORMAN GALE RANER, b. November 7, 1917.
27. v. LAVAUN RANER, b. Guthrie Co., Iowa.
17. CHARLES PERL5 IRELAND (ZURA4 BAKER, JAMES DAVIS3, JACOB2, PERNEL HENRY1) was born January 5, 1891 in Guthrie Co., Iowa, and died March 19, 1962 in Marshall, Minn.. He married EVELYN MARIE FREDRICKSEN May 21, 1914 in Des Moines, Iowa.
Notes for EVELYN MARIE FREDRICKSEN:
1920 census, states that her father was born in Iowa and her mother in Denmark.
Child of CHARLES IRELAND and EVELYN FREDRICKSEN is:
i. DONALD6 IRELAND, b. March 28, 1915, Guthrie Center, Guthrie Co., Iowa; d. December 5, 1988, Marshall, Minn..
18. JOHN LEROY5 BAKER (CLARK LANDES4, GEORGE LEE3, JAMES2, PERNEL HENRY1) was born September 10, 1909 in Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio, and died August 26, 1995 in Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio. He married ALICE A. Bet. 1930 - 1940 in Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio.
Notes for JOHN LEROY BAKER:
It is very sad to say, but for some reason, we have never been really close with any of my father's family. I guess that the Uncle I knew most was Uncle Roy. He reminded me a great deal of my own father, but he had such a deep sense of organized religion that my father never had. Roy was a deacon in his church, and it was very seldom that I ever saw him with out a smile on his face. I can't really tell you what he did for a living in his later adult hood, but I know that at one time he was a truck driver for Monarch foods. He outlived two of his sons. One I believe was killed in a wreck and if I'm not mistaken the other I'm not sure of.
More About JOHN LEROY BAKER:
Cause of Death: Heart Attack
Notes for ALICE A.:
I believe these are the proper dates of birth and death for Alice. I have had no cooperation from any of their children in obtaining family information. I got these dates from the Social Security Rom, and the dates appear to be appropriate. She was a little younger than Uncle Roy, and I remember seeing her at a buffet when my parents and I took my very young granddaughters to it. It was the only one that fit both criteria.
Children of JOHN BAKER and ALICE are:
i. JOHN F.6 BAKER, b. Bef. 1940, Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio.
ii. DAVID C. BAKER, b. Bef. 1940, Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio.
iii. DALE W. BAKER, b. Bef. 1940, Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio; m. CAROLE.
iv. CRAIG A. BAKER, b. Abt. 1945, Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio; m. REBECCA.
19. CHARLOTTE LOUISE5 BAKER (CLARK LANDES4, GEORGE LEE3, JAMES2, PERNEL HENRY1) was born July 17, 1911 in Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio, and died December 4, 1987 in Delaware County, Delaware, Ohio. She married CLYDE FRANCIS CUNNINGHAM August 18, 1933 in Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio, son of EZEKIEL CUNNINGHAM and LILLIAN BATCHELOR.
Notes for CHARLOTTE LOUISE BAKER:
From talking with some of Charlotte's children, she was a lot like her mother. She had eight children, but was divorced from her husband shortly after the last one was born. She could make a pan of egg-potatoes that would make a gourmets mouth drool. She loved to play bingo and aside from these few facts, she was ambiguous. From the information that I found, she had two children before marrying him. The first one, wasn't his, but the second one was. According to the marriage license, she was living at 111 South Grubb, the family home, at the time of the application. Clyde was living at 33 North Skidmore Street. (Both of the addresses were in Montgomery Twsp, Columbus Ohio.)
More About CHARLOTTE LOUISE BAKER:
Cause of Death: Stroke/Bowel Obstruction
Notes for CLYDE FRANCIS CUNNINGHAM:
The official "Record of Births", for Delaware County, gives the date of Clyde's birth as April 30, 1899. It was recorded on May 5, 1900. His marriage license #98480 gives his date of birth as March 18, 1901.
His marriage license application states that he had been married once before. I am still searching for any information about this prior marriage.
More About CLYDE FRANCIS CUNNINGHAM:
Cause of Death: Heart Attack
Children of CHARLOTTE BAKER and CLYDE CUNNINGHAM are:
i. MARY MARGARET6 CUNNINGHAM, b. August 10, 1930; m. GRANVILLE TALBERT.
ii. RICHARD EUGENE CUNNINGHAM, b. October 23, 1932, Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio; d. September 23, 1970, Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio; m. (1) IDA, Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio; m. (2) DAISY, Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio.
More About RICHARD EUGENE CUNNINGHAM:
Burial Info.: Buried in Greenlawn Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio Internment # 36753
Cause of Death: Heart Attack following Pneumonia
28. iii. LESTER LEROY CUNNINGHAM, b. May 22, 1934, Franklin County,
29. iv. CLYDE CUNNINGHAM, b. May 1, 1936, Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio.
30. v. CATHERINE LOUISE CUNNINGHAM, b. September 19, 1937, Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio.
31. vi. CLARK THOMAS CUNNINGHAM, b. November 21, 1941, Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio.
32. vii. NANCY ANN CUNNINGHAM, b. September 9, 1943, Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio.
33. viii. MILDRED KAREN CUNNINGHAM, b. May 29, 1947, Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio.
20. GEORGE PETER5 BAKER (CLARK LANDES4, GEORGE LEE3, JAMES2, PERNEL HENRY1) was born Abt. February 1917 in Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio. He married (1) MARY LUCILLE SALYARDS Abt. 1936 in Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio. He married (2) JOSEPHINE MILWAUKEE Aft. 1946. He married (3) JUANITA Aft. 1947.
Child of GEORGE BAKER and MARY SALYARDS is:
34. i. GEORGE EDWARD6 BAKER, b. November 11, 1937, Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio.
Child of GEORGE BAKER and JOSEPHINE MILWAUKEE is:
ii. ANN MARIE6 BAKER, b. Aft. 1937.
Children of GEORGE BAKER and JUANITA are:
iii. MICHEAL6 BAKER, b. Aft. 1947; d. Abt. 1975.
More About MICHEAL BAKER:
Cause of Death: car wreck
iv. THOMAS BAKER, b. Aft. 1948.
21. CLARK WENDELL5 BAKER (CLARK LANDES4, GEORGE LEE3, JAMES2, PERNEL HENRY1) was born December 22, 1919 in Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio, and died May 5, 1994 in Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio. He married EVELYN MAE SHALOSKY January 13, 1940 in Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio, daughter of WILLIAM SHALOSKY and MINNIE DECKER.
Notes for CLARK WENDELL BAKER:
My father was one of those people, that you either loved, or you couldn't understand how anyone could be around him. He was very opinionated, optimistic, loving, sharing and giving. One of those people who either should have been born 100 years ago, or else 100 years into the future.
Dad was the only child in his family to graduate from high school, and he was very proud of that fact. He was very big on education, but was also a believer that "higher education" wasn't necessary for every one.
When he got married, he was a driver for Monarch foods. Later on, he became a cab driver with an electronics business that he operated out of their home at 252 Goodale Street, Columbus, Ohio. The other half of the double that they rented was a grocery store, run by Louisanna Papsuri. I remember our front yard as being concrete steps, and the back yard being concrete steps and maybe one foot of grass behind them.
I'm not sure when he became a policeman, but by the time he and mother built the little house at 976 Eaton Avenue, Columbus, Ohio, that's what he was.
Somewhere along the line, father learned the seamy underworld of the police force. He was told that he was either "with us or against us". Being the man he was, he couldn't go along with the pay offs, and agreed to retire on a medical disability.
His next profession was working for the U. S. Post Office. During his years there, he progressed from being a letter sorted, to maintenance and then on to a supervisory position.
During his life time, he was a plumber, electrician, carpenter, roofer, certified locksmith, certified boiler maintenance, stamp collector and a firm believer in "you are what you eat".
I don't believe that he ever saw a doctor until very late in his life.
About April 29, 1994, I started gathering silk
flowers to make a "Happy Basket" . A friend asked me why I was going
all over town trying to get the "just right" flowers, and what was so important
about it. I told her I had to have something that when I looked at
it, it would make me happy. I finished the basket on Wednesday
evening, looked at it I told my husband, "it's ready". He asked me
"ready for what?", and I told him I didn't know, just that it was ready.
About this time I also started having strange dreams. I kept seeing
55. Road signs, the cost of items, on signs, even the face of clocks
had 55 on them instead of a 5. Also it seemed, in my dreams that
the radio was always on 906. In real life, I never listen to the
radio. Then my brother Charles came into town unexpectedly.
On Thursday morning, May 5, 1994, Dad had gone out to the kitchen to fix mother some breakfast, she heard a "thud", and then nothing. She had been mostly confined to bed because of back problems. It took her a while to get out of bed, make her way into the kitchen, where she found him on the floor. Mean while I had just left my house to bring my youngest granddaughter to my parents house so that they could watch her while I went to clean a clients house. By the time I got half way in town, I started singing old gospel songs, and crying.
When I got to their house, I couldn't open the door. The table was pushed in front of it and no one was answering my knock. I went to the front door, went in and saw that the furniture was all pushed away from the front door.
I heard a knock at the door, and a neighbor told me that an ambulance had taken father to the hospital. By the time I go there, he was declared 95% brain dead. They had given him so much adrenalin to jump start his heart that that was the only thing that was keeping him "alive"?.
We told the doctors to turn the machines off, and to let him go. That is what he wanted. My daughter and I sat with him until he crossed over, at 9:06 that night.
His wishes were to donate what could be used and to cremate the rest. No funeral, no fanfare, just a happy wake.
That night my brother flew in from California.
The number 55 was for May 5, the number 906 was the time he died, 9:06. Charles came in town. A little of Dad's ashes rest in a container in my "happy basket", and I have to smile when ever I look at it.
On the Sunday after Daddy passed over, we took
the container of ashes down to Jackson County, had a drink to father, and
put some of the ashes in a beer stein in brother Larry's garage, father
was so proud of that garage. Then we drove to Vinton County, to Dan's
home, and told the grandchildren that they were to spread the "Happy Dust"
over the ground. For some strange reason, it was still misty out,
even around 10:00 in the morning. When Amanda, Larry's oldest daughter,
and Downs Syndrome, took some of the dust in her hands and threw it up
in the air, the sun came out just at that moment right over where she was,
and the dust sparkled as it was carried to its final resting places.
The look she had on her face as she saw it sparkling was incredible.
Father now rests not only in our hearts, but some in Franklin County, Jackson County and in Vinton County. He always wanted to live down in Vinton County, now he does. When the time comes, the same will be done for mother. Larry has the bronze plaque that the military donates, in lieu of a funeral, under one of the tall trees at his house. The date on it of Dad's birth is wrong, but very close.
The following is a copy of a letter that Brother
Larry wrote for our Parents 50th anniversary.
"TIME STANDS STILL"
It has been said that the years we live cannot be measured by the days on a calendar, but by the hearts and lives that we touch.
If a man has lived and died as a master of finance, and achieved all Worldly goods, his birth and death would be but the tick of a clock, had he not shared his life with those around him. Love in itself, is but a shallow possession, until it is given or shared. Only then can it grow and flourish.
As we look back at our lives, we can see that we have lived an eternity, longer than most men ever will. Not because we are old, but because the days of our lives have been filled. A love has been shared with us by two people who have achieved infinite wealth through sharing.
Dad didn't teach us to play the stock market, and Mom didn't teach us how to raise a family of four on a hundred dollars a week. They taught us to care. They didn't read it from a book or put it on a chalk board ..... they lived it. Sharing, not just the good times, but also the bad and the indifferent.
You know something? The lesson isn't over, when our lives seem to be falling apart, when it seems that the world has turned it's back on us, and when it seems that there is no way out, a hug from them still fills us once again, and for a moment ....... TIME STANDS STILL.
More About CLARK WENDELL BAKER:
Burial Info.: His ashes were scattered on his son's properties.
Cause of Death: Massive Heart Attack
Notes for EVELYN MAE SHALOSKY:
This is a copy of a letter I wrote my parents for their 50th anniversary.
It's so hard to put into words what my parents mean to me. I suppose that is because it is because of them that I am what I am. The values I have, and the values that I have tried to instill in my children and grandchildren.
Father is the cornerstone of my existence, but Mom is the foundation. Daddy's love to me was going to parades, and sitting on his big strong shoulders, so that I could get a good view of what was going on. Jumping into the old sedan and chasing after a fire truck. Sunday car rides, and the long sought after ice cream cone at Allen's dairy. Taking a picnic lunch, and sitting in the car to watch the planes landing and taking off at the airport.
Daddy is the one I ran to in tears, when Mom said I couldn't get married. All he asked, was two questions. Was I sure, and did I love Larry? When I answered yes to both questions, he took me in his arms and said, "Don't worry, Bessie will sign, I promise you." I remember the cold winters when he took so many over time jobs, to make sure that Santa would be visiting our house that year. He even gave me the job of polishing his shoes, and PAYING me to do it. A nickle sure went a lot further back then.
Our Christmas's weren't the normal ones. He had to get up so early to get on the beat, that we got up in the wee hours of the morning, so that he could see us, when we opened our presents. To this day, I know that my Christmas tree is a tribute to both of my parents. Santa would always come after we were asleep and put it up on Christmas eve. Every strand of icicle had to be put on in such a manner as to hang freely. The decorations had to be placed so that every one could be seen and so many of them had memories attached to them. I suppose that is a little part of why I love to have OLD decorations on my tree. I sometimes sit and try to think of the children who have sat in front of their tree and looked up at it in awl and wonderment.
Daddy not only gave me life, he was the one who saved my life when I was drowning in the pond of some family friend. He swam out and once again those big strong shoulders lifted me to safety.
I don't ever remember Daddy ever touching me in anger. All he had to do was to call me by name, Barbara Jean, and my world was crushed. Oh God, I made my father angry. God how I hated those little pieces of paper they called "stamps". He went into their bedroom and sat in front of the mahogany drop front desk, and became "untouchable". I wanted him to come out and "play" with me, with us.
Our nights of pick-up-sticks, puzzle making, cards with beans, match sticks, or macaroni as betting instruments, parchessi, or just sitting and listening to his beautiful deep voice, while he told us of the "old days". I remember running to get the matches for him, so that he wouldn't have to ever stop, just because his pipe had gone out.
He was always such a quiet man, but his strength could be felt by everyone. You may not have always agreed with him, but you could always count on him. Both physically and mentally. That part hasn't changed. He's there when ever I need him.
Mother was the foundation that my life had
been built on. In every thing that I do, there is some part of her
and her teachings.
We grew up never knowing just poor we really were. Poor as far as material things went that is. Never poor in the care, attention and Love that is so vital a part of a healthy childhood.
Mother could make so many meatless meals that until I grew up, I never really realized that the only days we ever had meat was on Sundays. We had either chicken or a chuck roast. I do remember that I couldn't wait to get home from church, because she always had dinner waiting for us, or else it wouldn't be too long before it would be sitting on the table. No one was ever turned away from our house wanting food. What ever we had, it could be stretched to accommodate the situation. She is still trying to feed the world.
Mother taught me to sew at a very early age. I always liked it as a way to pass time, but Horrors to Betsy, she wanted me to wear home made clothes to school. Because money was never discussed, I never knew that that was the only way that she could afford to dress me. I think the words I hated most were, "It's just like the one you saw". I KNEW it wasn't, but she tried so hard to make me look like the other girls. In all honesty, I probably looked as good, maybe better. We never had to wear tattered or dirty clothes. She was proud of us, and wanted us to be proud of ourselves.
Mother taught me some very important facts of life. Everyone wants to win, and that some one has to loose. But, just because you lost, it doesn't make you a LOOSER.
Damn, that was a hard lesson to learn. She instilled in me a sense of my own self worth. That as long as I liked myself, and I didn't hurt anyone else, that I was worth everything that I thought that I was worth. She taught me to Love with out expectations, and to let go. If it's Love, it won't go away. It may stray for awhile, but it will always be there to depend on. You have to respect yourself if you expect anyone else to do so. She taught me to laugh at myself, so that the laughs of others doesn't hurt as much.
She's shown me that a mother can also be a friend. Someone to share ideas, hopes and dreams with. Friends don't always agree with each other, but they allow the other person to express them selves and to have their differences, without it effecting their friendship. She is and has always been My Friend.
Mother and Father have taught me what all the aspects of Love are. Caring, Sharing, Unquestioning, Forgiving, Dependable, Comfortable, Warm, even Argumentive. Even that has it's positive aspects.
These are my parents, two people that have cried, laughed, struggled, achieved, failed, (but never really failed), endured and grown together. I'd never trade them, even if I had my choice of all the other people who have ever lived. It is because of what they were and are, that I am what I am. I kinda like myself.
Thank You for a job well done.
We had to place mother in a nursing facility in March of 1998. In the years since father's death, she has had two back surgeries and a total knee replacement. She is starting Alzheimer, and is into the second stage of Demetria. At the writing of this, October 1998, she seems to have adjusted to life as it is now. She is getting the care that she needs, and is on medication to control her Demetria. Part of the need to put her in the nursing home was the fact that she falls often, and we were having to call 911 to help us pick her up. She is well thought of there, and is participating in the activities.
Children of CLARK BAKER and EVELYN SHALOSKY are:
35. i. CHARLES WILSON6 BAKER, b. February 23, 1941, Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio.
36. ii. BARBARA [BARBRA] JEAN BAKER, b. August 6, 1943, Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio.
37. iii. DANNY JAMES BAKER, b. June 30, 1957, Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio.
38. iv. LARRY THOMAS BAKER, b. May 31, 1959, Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio.
22. ROBERT PERRY5 BAKER (CLARK LANDES4, GEORGE LEE3, JAMES2, PERNEL HENRY1) was born May 29, 1923 in Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio. He married EDITH MARIE KONTER Abt. 1950 in Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio, daughter of CHARLES KONTER and MILDRED AUFLICH.
Children of ROBERT BAKER and EDITH KONTER are:
i. MIKE6 ROBISON, b. December 1944, Nelsonville, Ohio; Stepchild.
39. ii. PAULINE ROBISON, b. June 20, 1950, Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio; Stepchild.
40. iii. SUSAN BAKER, b. August 19, 1951, Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio.
Generation No. 6
23. MARIE6 RANER (NORA MAY5 IRELAND, ZURA4 BAKER, JAMES DAVIS3, JACOB2, PERNEL HENRY1) was born August 14, 1902 in Guthrie Center, Guthrie Co., Iowa, and died April 22, 1969 in Houston, Texas. She married (1) ORVILLE NEAL Bet. 1922 - 1929. She married (2) ORVILLE WARD 1954.
More About MARIE RANER:
Burial: Dodge Twsp. Cemetery, Guthrie Co., Iowa
Children of MARIE RANER and ORVILLE NEAL are:
i. HOWARD CURTIS7 NEAL.
ii. ROBERT EUGENE NEAL, b. 1931; d. March 19, 1937, California.
iii. GERALD DEAN NEAL, b. 1933; d. March 1937, California.
Notes for GERALD DEAN NEAL:
According to Shannon Moore:
The Neal boys died o the same day. Terrible. They played with matches and the furnace blew up or something to that effect. Anyway, my aunt was torn with trying to save them both or trying to save one. Somehow they ended up separated from each other. This was before I was born and in California so I don't really know all the details. Needless to say she didn't save either one.
41. iv. JOYCE KAY NEAL.
24. CLIFFORD GLENN6 RANER (NORA MAY5 IRELAND, ZURA4 BAKER, JAMES DAVIS3, JACOB2, PERNEL HENRY1) was born April 17, 1911 in Guthrie Co., Iowa, and died May 1977 in Jefferson, Greene Co., Iowa. He married WILMA KIRKENDALL January 10, 1934 in Guthrie Center, Guthrie Co., Iowa.
Children of CLIFFORD RANER and WILMA KIRKENDALL are:
i. MARLENE7 RANER.
42. ii. KAREN KAY RANER.
25. PAULINE6 RANER (NORA MAY5 IRELAND, ZURA4 BAKER, JAMES DAVIS3, JACOB2, PERNEL HENRY1) was born May 17, 1916 in Guthrie Co., Iowa, and died June 10, 1989 in Webster, Texas. She married CARL LYNGE Bet. 1932 - 1933.
More About PAULINE RANER:
Burial: Forest Part E. Cemetery, Texas
Children of PAULINE RANER and CARL LYNGE are:
i. PHYLLIS ANN7 LYNGE.
ii. CARL CURTIS LYNGE.
26. NORMAN GALE6 RANER (NORA MAY5 IRELAND, ZURA4 BAKER, JAMES DAVIS3, JACOB2, PERNEL HENRY1) was born November 7, 1917. He married JANE ARLENE PRYOR July 12, 1945 in Guthrie Center, Guthrie Co., Iowa, daughter of CHARLES PRYOR and HAZEL MORRIS.
Children of NORMAN RANER and JANE PRYOR are:
43. i. SHANNON LEE7 RANER.
ii. PHIL MARK RANER, b. Perry, Dallas Co., Iowa; m. (1) LOIS ROSE, Bagley, Guthrie Co., Iowa; m. (2) PATRICIA SOLOMONSON, August 17, 1990, Minneapolis, Minn..
27. LAVAUN6 RANER (NORA MAY5 IRELAND, ZURA4 BAKER, JAMES DAVIS3, JACOB2, PERNEL HENRY1) was born in Guthrie Co., Iowa. She married JOHN HILL November 23, 1938 in Guthrie Co., Iowa.
Children of LAVAUN RANER and JOHN HILL are:
i. LARRY LEE7 HILL, b. February 3, 1940, Guthrie Co., Iowa; d. July 10, 1944, Guthrie Co., Iowa.
ii. JANELLE DAWN HILL, b. Iowa.
28. LESTER LEROY6 CUNNINGHAM (CHARLOTTE LOUISE5 BAKER, CLARK LANDES4, GEORGE LEE3, JAMES2, PERNEL HENRY1) was born May 22, 1934 in Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio. He married BONNIE LOU BENJAMIN May 10, 1958 in Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio, daughter of JOHN BENJAMIN and LULA GORLEY.
Children of LESTER CUNNINGHAM and BONNIE BENJAMIN are:
44. i. RUSSELL DAVID7 BENJAMIN, b. May 30, 1951, Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio; Stepchild.
45. ii. ROBERT LEE VANSICKLE, JR., b. June 11, 1953, Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio; Stepchild.
46. iii. LARRY EUGENE CUNNINGHAM, b. July 11, 1959, Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio.
iv. CHARLES LESTER CUNNINGHAM, b. November 28, 1960, Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio.
v. CHRISTINA LYNN CUNNINGHAM, b. January 11, 1971, Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio.
29. CLYDE6 CUNNINGHAM (CHARLOTTE LOUISE5 BAKER, CLARK LANDES4, GEORGE LEE3, JAMES2, PERNEL HENRY1) was born May 1, 1936 in Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio. He married (1) SUSIE Abt. 1958. He married (2) CATHERINE KUNKLE Abt. 1962.
Child of CLYDE CUNNINGHAM and SUSIE is:
i. ANTHONY7 CUNNINGHAM.
Children of CLYDE CUNNINGHAM and CATHERINE KUNKLE are:
ii. CLYDE7 CUNNINGHAM, JR., b. Ohio.
iii. MICHEAL CUNNINGHAM.
iv. TAMMY LYNN CUNNINGHAM.
v. SCOTT CUNNINGHAM, b. May 20, 1969, Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio; d. April 4, 1993, Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio.
30. CATHERINE LOUISE6 CUNNINGHAM (CHARLOTTE LOUISE5 BAKER, CLARK LANDES4, GEORGE LEE3, JAMES2, PERNEL HENRY1) was born September 19, 1937 in Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio. She married (1) RALPH WILLIAM WHITTAKER, JR. 1953 in Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio, son of RALPH WHITTAKER and ROMA STEP. She married (2) ROBERT JACKSON SHORT 1957 in Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio. She married (3) THOMAS DAVID BYERS September 5, 1969 in Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio, son of ELSWORTH BYERS and GOLDIE LENIGAR.
More About THOMAS DAVID BYERS:
Cause of Death: Injuries due to car wreck
Child of CATHERINE CUNNINGHAM and RALPH WHITTAKER is:
47. i. MARY MARGARET WHITTAKER7 BYERS, b. July 27, 1954, Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio.
Child of CATHERINE CUNNINGHAM and ROBERT SHORT is:
48. ii. ROBERT JACKSON SHORT7 BYERS, b. December 18, 1957, Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio.
Child of CATHERINE CUNNINGHAM and THOMAS BYERS is:
49. iii. CHARLOTTE LOUISE7 BYERS, b. July 28, 1972, Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio.
31. CLARK THOMAS6 CUNNINGHAM (CHARLOTTE LOUISE5 BAKER, CLARK LANDES4, GEORGE LEE3, JAMES2, PERNEL HENRY1) was born November 21, 1941 in Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio. He married PENNY L. WILSON 1966.
Child of CLARK CUNNINGHAM and PENNY WILSON is:
i. SEAN7 CUNNINGHAM, Adopted child.
32. NANCY ANN6 CUNNINGHAM (CHARLOTTE LOUISE5 BAKER, CLARK LANDES4, GEORGE LEE3, JAMES2, PERNEL HENRY1) was born September 9, 1943 in Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio. She married (1) RONALD KENNETH RICE July 21, 1961 in Joplin, Missiouri. She married (2) JAMES STATEN August 8, 1982 in Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio. She married (3) CURTIS CARL KELSO March 24, 1991 in Greenup County, Greenup, Kentucky.
More About JAMES STATEN:
Cause of Death: Died in House Fire
Children of NANCY CUNNINGHAM and RONALD RICE are:
i. RONALD HAROLD7 RICE, b. May 8, 1966, Honolulu, Hawaii; d. July 6, 1979, Pickway County, Darbyville, Ohio; Adopted child.
More About RONALD HAROLD RICE:
Cause of Death: Falling under the wheels of a farm tractor
50. ii. THOMAS WILLIAM RICE, b. January 13, 1967, Franklin County, Columbus,
iii. DONALD ARTHUR RICE, b. April 26, 1977, York County, Kittry, Maine.
33. MILDRED KAREN6 CUNNINGHAM (CHARLOTTE LOUISE5 BAKER, CLARK LANDES4, GEORGE LEE3, JAMES2, PERNEL HENRY1) was born May 29, 1947 in Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio. She married JAMES ANDREW SMITH May 3, 1965 in La Puente, California, son of GRAFTON SMITH and BEUELA LONG.
Children of MILDRED CUNNINGHAM and JAMES SMITH are:
i. LISA KAY7 SMITH, b. March 11, 1978, Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio; m. JASON P. GRIFFITH, January 17, 1998, Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio.
ii. JAMIE LYNN SMITH, b. August 4, 1983, Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio.
34. GEORGE EDWARD6 BAKER (GEORGE PETER5, CLARK LANDES4, GEORGE LEE3, JAMES2, PERNEL HENRY1) was born November 11, 1937 in Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio. He married PATRICA ANN BOYLES DENNISON November 18, 1968 in Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio.
Children of GEORGE BAKER and PATRICA DENNISON are:
i. CHARLES WILLIAM7 DENNISON, b. October 4, 1955; d. March 27, 1991, Byesville, Ohio; Stepchild.
More About CHARLES WILLIAM DENNISON:
Cause of Death: Car Wreck
ii. ESTHER ANN DENNISON, b. September 1, 1959; Stepchild.
iii. ANGEL RAYMOND DENNISON, b. August 20, 1960; Stepchild.
iv. PATRICA DENNISON, b. August 1, 1961; Stepchild.
v. SANDRA KAY DENNISON, b. March 31, 1965; Stepchild.
35. CHARLES WILSON6 BAKER (CLARK WENDELL5, CLARK LANDES4, GEORGE LEE3, JAMES2, PERNEL HENRY1) was born February 23, 1941 in Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio. He married (1) NAJA MUNK HANSEN July 13, 1963 in Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio, daughter of KNUD HANSEN and HILGA. He married (2) GLENDA SUE STONE August 12, 1967 in St. Charles County, St. Louis, Missiiouri, daughter of GLEN STONE and LELA CLAYTON. He married (3) VERONICA VALERIE VICTORIA WORTH November 23, 1986 in Norfolk County, Boston, Massachusetts, daughter of CONSTANTINE WORTH and VERONICA OBOLIANINOFF.
Notes for CHARLES WILSON BAKER:
Charles is a graduate of Missouri University, and has worked primarily as a production manager. His job usually entails getting a failing company back on it's feet, and once back up, he is out of a job.
He has hopes of opening a book store of his own some day, and hopefully he will be able to achieve this dream.
My dream is for him to move away from California before "the big one" strikes.
He loves the "theatre" very much, and has been a director as well as an actor in many productions.
Notes for VERONICA VALERIE VICTORIA WORTH:
Veronica is a "fund raiser" for organizations and from what I understand, she is very good at what she does. She does act as an interpreter for trips to Russia.
Child of CHARLES BAKER and GLENDA STONE is:
i. MELISSA KIRSTEN7 BAKER, b. May 5, 1969, St. Charles County, St. Louis, Missiouri; m. SEAN MICHAEL MCCULLOUGH, August 4, 1997.
Child of CHARLES BAKER and VERONICA WORTH is:
ii. CLARK ALEXANDER7 BAKER, b. January 8, 1991, Suffolk County, Boston, Massachusetts.
36. BARBARA [BARBRA] JEAN6 BAKER (CLARK WENDELL5, CLARK LANDES4, GEORGE LEE3, JAMES2, PERNEL HENRY1) was born August 6, 1943 in Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio. She married RAYMOND LARRY HATHCOCK October 16, 1959 in Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio, son of WILLIAM HATHCOCK and LILLIAN TALLEY.
Notes for BARBARA [BARBRA] JEAN BAKER:
I've been a wife, mother, grandmother, care giver and housekeeper for almost all my life.
Having worked as a meat packer, gift wrapper, air photo painter, bookkeeper, accountant, secretary, private secretary, and house cleaner. No one profession, just what ever there was to do.
I love to do crafts, but am very picky about what I want to display or to give. I have been sewing since I was a very young girl. My love of antiques is very deep, and complex. Trying to figure out who once owned them, and the emotions that were felt at the time is important to me.
Bickering is extremely negative to my emotional well being. I need serenity and peace.
Notes for RAYMOND LARRY HATHCOCK:
Raymond is a very complex man. On the surface he is the most logical infuriating person that I have ever met. The surface is very deep, but underneath is a tender soul.
I was only 14 at the time I met him. My friend Donna and I were helping her mother repair their front porch. My hair was in curlers, no makeup on, I was wearing an old shirt that I had swiped from another girl friend's brother, a nasty pair of my older brother's blue jeans, and I was bare footed. We heard a car stop, and out stepped at least three young Air Force men. I'm not sure of the amount, because once I saw Larry (Raymond), I failed to notice much of anything else. He was the most beautiful man I had ever seen. He looked like a Greek God to me. Dark, almost black hair, high cheek bones, square jaw, and the deepest brown eyes I had ever seen.
After making a hasty excuse, I ran home, pulled on some decent clothes, ran a comb through my hair, put on a pair of shoes, and returned to my "Apollo". That evening I told Donna that I was going to marry him some day. We were married about 17 months later. The Air Force was sending him to Tripoli North Africa, and he wanted us to get married before he left.
We have had our ups and downs during the 39 years that we've been married, but the one sustaining factor that has always been there, is respect. I don't always agree with him, but he has never forced his opinion on me. He has helped me to learn that I MUST see both sides of an issue. I may not want to see the other side, but I have to know what it is in order to understand why the opponent is acting like they are.
I don't know of anyone that he has ever intentionally tried to hurt. He loves my family as his own. My brothers are HIS brothers. My parents were/are His parents. His family, (including the extended one), except for his love for his God, is the most important thing in his life. The emotions that he has, are kept in line. This doesn't mean that he doesn't have them, just that he doesn't allow them to rule his life. He has a very dry sense of humor, and people don't always understand him. On the other hand, It is very hard for him to understand US.
He has taken care of me, to the best of his ability, from day one. I've always been allowed the same freedom that he expects me to give him. Admittedly, there are times that I am lonely, from all that freedom, but I know that it is necessary for him. He has made mistakes, but he has learned from them. After all, that is the LOGICAL thing to do, and he has never made the same mistake twice. He doesn't jump into anything, until he has studied it from every angle.
In this man there is: Love, Logic, Compassion, Tenderness, Respect, Giving, Faithfulness, Understanding, Caring, Hard Work Ethics, and a great need of the same, from the people that he has chosen to be allowed into the circle of his life. That is only LOGICAL after all.
Children of BARBARA BAKER and RAYMOND HATHCOCK are:
51. i. VALENCIA RHEA7 HATHCOCK, b. July 15, 1965, Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio.
ii. JASON THANE HATHCOCK, b. July 9, 1966, Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio; m. DEBORAH SUE KNAUL, November 28, 1987, Delaware County, Delaware, Ohio.
Notes for JASON THANE HATHCOCK:
Jason is a photographer, and has recently opened his own studio in Cincinnati. He had previously worked for two studios in Cincinnati, but was ready to open one of their own. Their studio is called, "A Shot In The Dark".
They live in a small town about 25 miles from Cincinnati, Ohio. Having purchased a house in need of attention, they now have a beautiful home.
He and his wife have purchased thirty some acres in Monroe County, Ohio, and are planning on building a straw house there. They will be completely self sufficient in their home. Well water, solar heating and generator back-up for electricity. They are both of the primitive life style; loving to camp, hike, ski, bike riding, Building with wood, refinishing furniture, antique hunting, gardening, landscaping and animals.
Jason attended Antonelli Institute of Photography in Cincinnati, after joining the Army Reserves in 1985.
Jason is sensitive, caring, loving and has always been a joy to my life.
He doesn't knowingly embrace a Higher Entity, but I know that he can't be the beautiful soul that he is, and NOT be a child of God's.
Notes for DEBORAH SUE KNAUL:
Debbie is a wonderful wife for my son. She loves him beyond all words, but she still has a personality and opinions of her own. She is Jason's first Love and the marriage is a good one. I am so very pleased that she is a part of our family.
Crafting is a hobby that she is very good at, and both she and my son are semi-skilled at antique refinishing. She is about the hardest working female that I have ever known. She works along side Jason, in every endeavor that he wants to tackle.
37. DANNY JAMES6 BAKER (CLARK WENDELL5, CLARK LANDES4, GEORGE LEE3, JAMES2, PERNEL HENRY1) was born June 30, 1957 in Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio. He married (1) DIANE LYNN ANDERSON November 17, 1977 in Franklin County, Central College, Ohio. He married (2) MARIBETH O'RYAN September 16, 1983 in Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio, daughter of MICHEAL O'RYAN and CAROL.
Notes for DANNY JAMES BAKER:
Danny is a master of most trades just like his father was. He worked for an air conditioning/heating company for ten years and then went out on his own. He also is in the home maintenance business with Kiwi Services.
He bought thirty-eight acres in Vinton County, Ray, Ohio, and built his own house.
Danny is a very complicated soul.
Child of DANNY BAKER and MARIBETH O'RYAN is:
i. JOSEPH CLARK7 BAKER, b. June 24, 1985, Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio.
38. LARRY THOMAS6 BAKER (CLARK WENDELL5, CLARK LANDES4, GEORGE LEE3, JAMES2, PERNEL HENRY1) was born May 31, 1959 in Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio. He married CHERYL ANN MCKNIGHT July 10, 1979 in Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio, daughter of EARL MCKNIGHT and MARY ADAMSON.
Notes for LARRY THOMAS BAKER:
Larry was in the Army for 12 years, attaining the rank of Sargent. He was discharged and bought property in Jackson County, Wellston, Ohio, and opened an auto repair shop.
He is a tall man, well over six foot and very lean. He loves to fish, camp and is very content in a small community.
Children of LARRY BAKER and CHERYL MCKNIGHT are:
i. AMANDA ROSEANN7 BAKER, b. April 3, 1983, Hidelberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
More About AMANDA ROSEANN BAKER:
Medical Information: Amanda was born with Down's Syndrome.
ii. JESSICA CHRISTINE BAKER, b. December 11, 1987, Jefferson County, Watertown, New York.
39. PAULINE6 ROBISON (ROBERT PERRY5 BAKER, CLARK LANDES4, GEORGE LEE3, JAMES2, PERNEL HENRY1) was born June 20, 1950 in Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio. She married ROHNALD VON MORRIS Abt. 1980 in Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio.
Child of PAULINE ROBISON and ROHNALD VON MORRIS is:
i. CHARLES ROBERT7 MORRIS, b. March 22, 1982, Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio.
40. SUSAN6 BAKER (ROBERT PERRY5, CLARK LANDES4, GEORGE LEE3, JAMES2, PERNEL HENRY1) was born August 19, 1951 in Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio. She married CARMEL ODELL MUNCY February 1969 in Covington, Kentucky.
Child of SUSAN BAKER and CARMEL MUNCY is:
i. ROBERT EDWARD7 MUNCY, b. May 20, 1969, Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio.
Generation No. 7
41. JOYCE KAY7 NEAL (MARIE6 RANER, NORA MAY5 IRELAND, ZURA4 BAKER, JAMES DAVIS3, JACOB2, PERNEL HENRY1). She married JACK KLIEN.
Children of JOYCE NEAL and JACK KLIEN are:
i. MARK KLEIN8 KLIEN.
ii. DEBRA KLIEN.
42. KAREN KAY7 RANER (CLIFFORD GLENN6, NORA MAY5 IRELAND, ZURA4 BAKER, JAMES DAVIS3, JACOB2, PERNEL HENRY1). She married VANPELT.
Child of KAREN RANER and VANPELT is:
i. KEVIN8 VANPELT, b. June 14, 1960, Ames, Dtory Co., Iowa; d. June 8, 1981, Tustin, California.
43. SHANNON LEE7 RANER (NORMAN GALE6, NORA MAY5 IRELAND, ZURA4 BAKER, JAMES DAVIS3, JACOB2, PERNEL HENRY1). She married ROY ALDEN MOORE, son of EARL MOORE and IVA LIVENGOOD.
Children of SHANNON RANER and ROY MOORE are:
i. MICHAEL JONATHAN8 MOORE.
ii. ERIC BRANDON MOORE.
44. RUSSELL DAVID7 BENJAMIN (LESTER LEROY6 CUNNINGHAM, CHARLOTTE LOUISE5 BAKER, CLARK LANDES4, GEORGE LEE3, JAMES2, PERNEL HENRY1) was born May 30, 1951 in Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio. He met NANCY KAY THOMAS Bef. 1973 in Common Law.
Children of RUSSELL BENJAMIN and NANCY THOMAS are:
i. CRYSTAL ANN8 LEPPERT, b. May 22, 1973, Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio; Stepchild.
ii. CARRI LEANN LEPPERT, b. July 4, 1975, Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio; Stepchild.
iii. RUSSELL DAVID BENJAMIN II, b. March 23, 1980, Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio.
iv. JENNIFER KAY BENJAMIN, b. December 16, 1985, Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio.
45. ROBERT LEE7 VANSICKLE, JR. (LESTER LEROY6 CUNNINGHAM, CHARLOTTE LOUISE5 BAKER, CLARK LANDES4, GEORGE LEE3, JAMES2, PERNEL HENRY1) was born June 11, 1953 in Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio. He married IRENE BRITTON.
Children of ROBERT VANSICKLE and IRENE BRITTON are:
i. ROBERT LEE8 VANSICKLE III, b. October 7, 1975, Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio; d. July 8, 1976, Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio.
ii. CHAD RYAN VANSICKLE, b. August 23, 1978, Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio.
iii. ADAM JEFFERY RICHARD VANSICKLE, b. April 6, 1981, Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio.
46. LARRY EUGENE7 CUNNINGHAM (LESTER LEROY6, CHARLOTTE LOUISE5 BAKER, CLARK LANDES4, GEORGE LEE3, JAMES2, PERNEL HENRY1) was born July 11, 1959 in Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio. He married PAMELA HOPE HORZEL.
Children of LARRY CUNNINGHAM and PAMELA HORZEL are:
i. LARRY EUGENE8 CUNNINGHAM, JR., b. June 24, 1979, Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio.
ii. CHARLES ROSS CUNNINGHAM, b. July 8, 1986, Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio.
iii. LESLIE HOPE CUNNINGHAM, b. November 7, 1989, Ashland County, Ohio.
47. MARY MARGARET WHITTAKER7 BYERS (CATHERINE LOUISE6 CUNNINGHAM, CHARLOTTE LOUISE5 BAKER, CLARK LANDES4, GEORGE LEE3, JAMES2, PERNEL HENRY1) was born July 27, 1954 in Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio. She married ROBERT LEE MOE, JR. Abt. 1973 in Ohio, son of ROBERT MOE and NANCY.
Children of MARY BYERS and ROBERT MOE are:
i. ROBERT LEE8 MOE III, b. August 29, 1974, Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio.
ii. THOMAS DAVID MOE, b. May 25, 1977, Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio.
iii. KACY LYNN MOE, b. February 7, 1979, Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio.
48. ROBERT JACKSON SHORT7 BYERS (CATHERINE LOUISE6 CUNNINGHAM, CHARLOTTE LOUISE5 BAKER, CLARK LANDES4, GEORGE LEE3, JAMES2, PERNEL HENRY1) was born December 18, 1957 in Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio. He married CYNTHIA GAIL HENSLEY March 21, 1980 in Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio, daughter of ARTHUR HENSLEY and LORENE PLEMONS.
Children of ROBERT BYERS and CYNTHIA HENSLEY are:
i. CYNTHIA DEANN8 BYERS, b. November 7, 1986, Knox County, Knoxville, Tennessee.
ii. DEREK JACKSON BYERS, b. July 30, 1988, Knox County, Knoxville, Tennessee.
49. CHARLOTTE LOUISE7 BYERS (CATHERINE LOUISE6 CUNNINGHAM, CHARLOTTE LOUISE5 BAKER, CLARK LANDES4, GEORGE LEE3, JAMES2, PERNEL HENRY1) was born July 28, 1972 in Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio.
Child of CHARLOTTE LOUISE BYERS is:
i. AMBER KAY8 BYERS, b. November 13, 1992, Tennessee.
50. THOMAS WILLIAM7 RICE (NANCY ANN6 CUNNINGHAM, CHARLOTTE LOUISE5 BAKER, CLARK LANDES4, GEORGE LEE3, JAMES2, PERNEL HENRY1) was born January 13, 1967 in Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio. He married SHEREE BAIR.
Child of THOMAS RICE and SHEREE BAIR is:
i. KAITLIN ANN8 BAIR, b. October 4, 1996, Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio.
51. VALENCIA RHEA7 HATHCOCK (BARBARA [BARBRA] JEAN6 BAKER, CLARK WENDELL5, CLARK LANDES4, GEORGE LEE3, JAMES2, PERNEL HENRY1) was born July 15, 1965 in Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio. She married (1) DANIEL LEE KISE June 29, 1986 in Delaware County, Delaware, Ohio, son of ULYSSES KISE and RUTH ACKER. She married (2) KEVIN JOSEPH CUNNINGHAM February 24, 1995 in Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio, son of JOSEPH CUNNINGHAM and CECELIA.
Notes for VALENCIA RHEA HATHCOCK:
Valencia is accomplished in the arts field. She worked as a decorator for a number of years, then went on to being the assistant to a painter/wall paperer.
After her marriage to Kevin, the two of them opened their own company, Kiwi Services, to do commercial/residential painting and home maintenance. She has her own line of Faux Finishes, and is unbelievably talented in this endeavor.
They purchased an older home on the county line in Westerville, Ohio, and it has gone from antiquated to almost a show case. She has such a flair with making a house into a home.
Her greatest achievement has been her two lovely daughters. She has become a great mother. I am very proud of her.
Notes for KEVIN JOSEPH CUNNINGHAM:
Kevin has been a blessing to our family. I don't think I could have asked for a better husband for my daughter or a father for my granddaughters.
He left home, New Zealand, as a young adult and toured the world for a number of years, working at numerous jobs as a way to pay his way. He is a hard worker and good provider.
Children of VALENCIA HATHCOCK and DANIEL KISE are:
i. VICTORIA RHEA8 KISE, b. October 10, 1986, Franklin County, Westerville, Ohio.
Notes for VICTORIA RHEA KISE:
One June 19th, 1998, Vikki broke both bones in her fore arm of her left arm. The final cast was removed on July 31, 1998.
July 21, 1998, P.M.S. day. Welcome darling grand daughter to a world that every woman both anticipates and dreads at the same time.
Victoria is a tall, trim and very loving young lady. She has hazel eyes and blonde hair. She loves to read, play volley ball, does arts and crafts, does very well in school and has a very gregarious personality. She is sensitive and caring. She is also her mother's daughter; so much like her that it is uncanny.
ii. ANASTASIA EVELYN KISE, b. November 5, 1988, Franklin County, Westerville, Ohio.
Notes for ANASTASIA EVELYN KISE:
June 9, 1998: This is a Red Letter Day. Victoria just called me and told me that she got Anna to not only agree to buy, but to actually wear a pair of "actual pants". Anna is nine years old now, and as thin as a rail. She has medium brown hair and hazel eyes. From the time she was a little baby, if anyone tried to put anything with buttons on her, she would pull at them, and start screaming, until they were removed. All her clothing has been of the pull on kind. She has always been our "chicky leg" girl. She never did drink milk as either an infant or a baby. By the time she was 13 months old, you had to have three infant feeders in front of her. She was "drinking" 15 to 18 bottles of baby food a day. Because of the lack of milk products in her diet, she never developed fat cells, and will most likely be "thin" all her life.
August 6, 1998 ....... Anna was involved in
an accident today. She and her best friend Sarah Criner were playing.
Sarah riding a bicycle and Anna being towed by a rope, was on a pair of
roller blades. Sarah failed to stop as she was exiting a little street,
onto the larger street going towards the park, and a car hit the rear tire
of the bike. Sarah was flung over the hood of the car, landing in
a yard. Anna was sling shot into the rear right side of the car and
sustained a fractured skull, concussion, and numerous cuts, abrasions,
and contusions. Sarah was basically without injury, Thank God.
August 10, 1998 ..... Anna after having been in PICU for three days, was sent to a room yesterday. All tubes and hoses except for the IV were removed from her. We do not know the extent of her injuries yet. She is trying very hard to follow instructions, open eyes, smile, squeeze my hand , and that sort of thing, but her reactions to them are a bit slow, She is basically awake, but in a very very groggy state. She still hasn't spoken a word, but that hopefully is due to the "Trauma" to her brain. We should know more by the end of the week, just how far we can expect her to "come back". What ever that may be, she is and always will be "Our Anna". God has been with her all the way. Just half of a second either way, and one of those two beautiful girls would have been dead. Half a second faster, Sarah, half a second slower, Anna. The car hit at such a time, that neither girl was killed, one only slightly injured, and Anna was chosen to sustain the greater of injuries. Only God knows why she was chosen. Maybe to teach us all a lesson. To see the "Beautiful Little Soul", that is behind that independent exterior.
The driver of the car, Patrica Zahara has been so worried about her. We hold absolutely no hard feeling towards her. It wasn't her fault.
August 11, ..... Anna said her first words today, "Thank You". Sarah had brought her a stuffed frog, and when it was handed to Anna in the presentation bag, Anna thanked her. She also ate her first meal today after five days. Hamburger, french fries, apple sauce, green beans, and pudding. Along with one and a half containers of chocolate milk. She started her therapy classes today.
August 12, ..... the IV was removed today. I took her down stairs for an outing, so that I could have a cigarette. It was at this time that I asked her who I was, and she very softly said my name. While out side, she asked me if she could borrow 80 cents, so that she could get a sandwich. I wheeled her right inside to the vending machines and told her to get anything she wanted. She had consumed an Italian sub and container of chocolate milk before we got to the elevator. I was later to learn that this was part of her "compulsive behavior". An affliction of her type of brain trauma. It is supposed to lessen with time, and should most likely go away totally. She told me today that the "angels" had been talking to her.
August 13, ..... She is reading, writing, playing nintendo, and attending therapy classes. Her improvement is daily. Her script is not as clear as it once was, but this may be due to the fact the every thing she does, she has to do as fast as she can. All part of the compulsive behavior.
August 14, ..... A little unsteady on her feet at times, but her speech seems to be the main problem right now. It is very slow and slurred. She can't always get out what she wants to say. It is the temple region of the brain that controls speech, and this is where her fractured skull is. She tires easily, but otherwise is very quick with her mind, and can beat me at Connect Four.
August 19, .... Anna had an MRI today to determine what was causing the high blood pressure and the flat face. A huge blood clot was found in the frontal lobe. An operation is scheduled for tomorrow morning.
August 20, .... The operation was a complete success. While wheeling her back to her room from recovery, I could see that Anna had expressions on her face. She has a five inch incision from the top of her head to the top of her right ear. Under it is an additional three holes to suck the blood clot out.
August 25, ..... Anna came home today. Her recovery was nothing short of an absolute miracle. God has blessed us all. She still has a little problem with short term memory, some deficit in her attention span, and a little bit more "hyper" than her usual self, but these all should go away by six months to a year. She gets tired more easily, and we must protect her head because of the four holes that have been drilled in it, but she is basically back to her old self.
More About ANASTASIA EVELYN KISE:
Medical Information: August 6, 1998, fractured skull and concusion due to an accident. Started school again in less than a month.
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