Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Henry Harrison Baker


Henry Harrison Baker

PARENTS: Martin D. Baker and Sarah Jane Farnsworth

MARRIAGE-CONFLICT: Marriage dates of 7 Mar 1843 and 9 Mar 1843 have been listed.

CENSUS: 1860, in Monroe Co., OH, Center Twp., 393/393 (P.O. Woodsfield), page 54, Sheet 58-59, June 1860
    Henry Baker, 36, m. laborer, 260/100, OH
    Mary L., 1, f. OH [out of order, There is a 9 year old, Mary, also listed.
    Who is this person? REH]
    Emily J., 32, f. OH
    Vincent, 16, m. OH; Lucinda, 15, f. OH; Samuel, 13, m. OH
    Sarah E., 11, f. OH; Mary, 9, f. OH; David, 7, m. OH; William, 5, m. OH
    Martin, 2, m. OH
(Furnished by Richard E. Henthorn)

CENSUS: 1870, in Monroe Co., OH, Center Twp., 194-192
    Henry H. Baker, 48, OH, farmer; Emily J., 44, OH, keep house
    Samuel K., 22, OH, farm labor; Sarah E., 20, OH, help mother
    Mary M., 18, OH, help mother; David, 16, OH, farm laborer
    William, 14, OH, farm laborer; Jackson, 12, OH, farm laborer
    John Westly, 10, OH, farm laborer; Henry J., 7, OH, school
    Fanny E., 5, OH; Peter D., 2, OH
(Furnished by Richard E. Henthorn)

EMIGRATION: Monroe Co., OH to Tyler Co., WV, after the 1870 census and before the 1880 census.

OBITUARY:
Henry Baker an aged well known citizen of Alma, Tyler County, West Virginia died at his home of old age.  [28 Jul 1908, Alma, Tyler Co., WV]

He was born in Monroe Co., Ohio on 11 Oct 1822.

In May 1843, he married Miss H.J. Hall [Emily Jane Hall, date may have been Abt. 7 Mar 1843] and to this union twelve children were born:
    David Baker of Doddridge Co., West Virginia
    William Baker of Alma, West Virginia
    Jackson Baker of Sancho, West Virginia
    John Baker of Josephs Mills, West Virginia
    H.J. of Sistersville, West Virginia
    Mrs. Sarah Pasco of Alma, West Virginia
    Mrs. Mary Twyman of Ritchie Co., West Virginia
    Mrs. Fanny Clark of Latrobe, Pennsylvania
These 8 survive Henry.

The deceased was a member of the Christian Church.

Funeral services were held at his late home and conducted by Rev. Sutton. Interment in the Pierpoint Cemetery [Centerville, Tyler Co., WV].
(Source: Tyler County Journal, 6 Aug 1908 - furnished by Valerie Kramer)

Monday, February 8, 2016

Evaline (Baker) Richmond


Evaline (Baker) Richmond

AKA: Lena Baker; Evelyn Baker in her obituary.

MARRIAGE: John Russell Richmond, 2 Mar 1884 in Marshall Co., WV

OBITUARY: Evelyn Richmond, 86, Passes Away
Mrs. Evelyn (Baker) Richmond, 86, widow of the late J.R. Richmond, [John Russell Richmond] died at 11:58 pm, Tuesday [29 Dec 1953]in her home on Western avenue, Cameron [Marshall Co., WV] following a lengthy illness.

Friends are being received at Grisells, 805 Fifth street, Moundsville, where funeral services will be conducted at 2 pm Friday by Rev Von Allman of the Cameron Christian church. Interment will be in Greenlawn cemetery.

Mrs. Richmond was born on Games Ridge December 6, 1866, daughter of John and Mary Ann Minor Baker. She spent most of her life in and about Moundsville, and had resided in Cameron for 13 years.

Preceded in death by a son, Austin, in 1918 and by her husband in 1926, Mrs. Richmond is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Mayme Clouston of Cameron, Mrs. Letta McCardle of McMechen, Mrs. Lucille Howell of Akron, OH, Mrs. Ethel Plues of Glendale, Mrs Stella High of Weirton; a son, John, of Cambridge, OH; seven grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Betty Wellman of Sherrard and Mrs. Lulu Pettit of Moundsville; two brothers, Joseph Baker, Roberts Ridge, and John Baker of Belmont, OH.

Mrs. Richmond was a member of Moundsville First Christian church.
(Source: "Moundsville Daily Echo", 30 SEP 1953 - Furnished by T. Vernon Anderson)

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Andrew Jackson Baker


Andrew Jackson Baker

PARENTS: George W. Baker and Margaret Reager

OCCUPATION: Andrew Jackson Baker was admitted to the bar in 1855 and entered practice at Winterset, Madison County, Iowa.

BIOGRAPHY:  Andrew Jackson Baker was a veteran of the Civil War, Attorney General of both Missouri and Iowa and author of a book on Constitutional Law. Two of his daughters published books.  He wrote a five page letter to his children in the early 1900s telling of his family.  He tells of the immigrant John Baker and Elizabeth Sullivan and of his descent from them. His mother was Margaret Reager who was born about 1799 and died in 1873 in St. Louis at the home of Andrew Jackson Baker.
(Furnished by Anne Rast)

BIOGRAPHY:
"Recollections and sketches of notable lawyers and public men of early Iowa belonging to the first and second generations, with anecdotes and incidents illustrative of the times," by Edward Holcomb Stiles, 1836-, Published: Des Moines, Homestead Pub., 1916.

Andrew J. Baker was one of the early lawyers of Appanoose County, who became distinguished. He was born in Marshall County, Virginia, in 1832. The family subsequently, in 1883, removed to Butler County, Ohio, and in 1848, to Burlington, Iowa.

His early education was acquired in the common schools, and at Furman's Academy in Butler County, and after he came to Iowa in Howe's Academy, now the Wesleyan University at Mt. Pleasant. He was a member of the first class formed in that institution. He taught school for two or three years, and then commenced the study of law under and in the office of C.B. Darwin, a distinguished lawyer of Burlington, was admitted to the bar in 1855, and entered the practice at Winterset, Iowa. He there became the law partner of H. J. B. Cummings, afterward a member of Congress from that district, and continued the practice until the commencement of the Civil War.

[At the time of the Civil War] he organized a part of Company E, of the Seventeenth Iowa Infantry and became its First Lieutenant, serving and participating in its different battles until he was obliged to resign on account of disability in 1863. His record as a soldier is an excellent one, distinguished by exalted courage.

At the close of his military service, he removed to and entered upon the practice at Lancaster, Schuyler County, Mo. Prior to the war he was a Democrat in politics, but on the occurrence of that event, he joined the Republicans. In 1868 he was chosen as one of the Presidential electors on the Republican ticket, and in the same year was elected to the Legislature of Missouri, and was recognized as one of its ablest members. He took a leading part in submitting an amendment to the Constitution, repealing what was known as the "iron clad" oath. He was classed as a liberal Republican, and was opposed to the disfranchising amendment to the Constitution.

In 1869 he was elected Attorney-General of the State of Missouri on the ticket headed by B. Gratz Brown, the liberal Republican candidate for Governor. This gave him the title of General, which stuck to him throughout his life. He discharged the duties of that office to the end of the term with signal ability.

In 1875 he removed to Centerville, Iowa, and entered the practice, in partnership with Francis M. Drake, who subsequently became Governor of the State, under the firm name of Baker & Drake. In 1884 he was elected Attorney General of Iowa, and at the end of that term was re-elected. He performed the duties of that high office in a manner highly honorable to himself, and satisfactory to the people.

From the time of his election as Attorney General of the State, he became a resident of Des Moines, forming a partnership with Judge Charles A. Bishop and Alvin A. Haskins.

In 1892 he returned to and resumed the practice at Centerville, in partnership with his son, Clarence A. Baker, where he died in 1911.

He was not only a learned lawyer, but a legal writer of note. He was the author of the "Injunction and Abatement Laws in Iowa," and of "Bakers's Annotated Constitution of the United States."

I became acquainted with him soon after he came to Centerville, which was in my judicial district. His career was a successful one; as beneficial to the commonwealth, as it was honorable to himself. He was rather stout and not above the medium in height, as I recollect him. His integrity was unquestioned and his character without a blemish. He was a man of kindly ways and accommodation disposition.
(Furnished by Anne Rast)

RECOLLECTIONS: Andrew, in a letter he wrote, stated that his mother Margaret's brother, Leonard, married Mary Uhlen Baker, half sister of George Baker.

RESEARCHER: Anne Rast of Longview, TX, a great granddaughter of Andrew Jackson Baker was interested in genealogy and family history.  She shared her information about the Baker family with others.

RESIDENCES: St. Louis, MO in 1873

OBITUARY: In Memoriam Andrew Jackson Baker
Companion Lieut. Andrew J. Baker was born on a farm near the town of Bakersville, [Marshall Co.,] then the State of Virginia, now West Virginia, on June 6th, 1832, and died at Centerville, [Appanoose Co.,] Iowa, on April 23rd, 1911. He was the son of George and Margaret Reager Baker, who, in 1848 migrated to Burlington by wagon, the subject of this article being at that time about sixteen years of age.

Mr. Baker studied law and in 1856 was admitted to the bar at Chariton.

At the outbreak of the Civil War he enlisted at Mt. Pleasant in Company "E" of the 17th Iowa Infantry and was mustered into the United States service on the 5th of April, 1862, at Keokuk, Iowa, as First Lieutenant of the company. He served in that regiment in its many campaigns, participated in the hard fought Battle of Luka, but in January 1863 he was forced to resign on account of ill health.

He settled at Lancaster, Mo., after the war and was elected Representative from Schuyler county to the Missouri Legislature, and in 1868 was a Grant elector. In 1869 he was elected Attorney General of Missouri and served in that office
for two years.

In 1875, Mr. Baker and his family came to Centerville, Iowa. From January 1883 to January 1889 he served as Attorney General of the State and after the termination of his services as Attorney General, he formed a partnership with Col. E.C. Haynes in the law business and in recent years he has been in partnership with his son, Clarence A. Baker, under the firm name of Baker & Baker.

Mr. Baker is survived by his wife [Sophia Jane Parker, whom he married, 19 Aug 1858 at Winterset, Madison Co., IA] and eight children.

Companion Baker in private life was a faithful and honorable citizen as he had been a sterling soldier. He was industrious, intelligent and capable. He was an unobtrusive man. He had warm personal friends and no enemies. He was a man of exemplary habits and good morals. Companion Baker's memory will ever be respected and his passing away is a great loss to his fellow citizens of southern Iowa and his own city of Centerville where he had lived so many years.

S. H. Harper
Sam'l Mahon
C. W. Vermillion
(Source: Papers of his daughter Ethel Louise Baker - furnished by Anne Rast)
7 February 2016

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Joseph Francis Goddard


Joseph Francis Goddard

PARENTS: David Goddard and Elizabeth Ellender Boughner

BIRTH: 8 Oct 1890, near Proctor, WV
(Source: Ohio Valley Richmonds - Their Kith and Kin, Ethel L. Briggs, 1976, p. 139)

MARRIAGE-DIVORCE: Joseph F. Goddard and Phoebe Pearl Burton were married on 7 Feb 1909 at New Martinsville, WV.  The marriage ended in divorce.
(Source: Ohio Valley Richmonds - Their Kith and Kin, Ethel L. Briggs, 1976, p. 139)

OBITUARY:
Joseph Francis Goddard, 65, of Youngstown, OH died January 3, 1956 in Glen Dale, [WV].  He was born in [Proctor] Wetzel County, October 8, 1890, the son of David and Elizabeth Bonar Goddard.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth Elizabeth Goddard, four sons, Floyd of Canfield, OH, Okey and Dale of Youngstown and Beryl of Cleveland, four daughters, Mrs. Ora Straley and Mrs. Wilma Payne of Youngstown, Mrs. Opal Wormley of Cleveland and Mrs. Erma Randall of Poland, OH, two sisters, Mrs. Leulla [sic] Huggins and Mrs. Levina Huggins of Moundsville, 16 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
(Source: Wetzel County, WV Obituaries, Volume V, 1996, p. 24, published by Wetzel County Genealogical Society - furnished by Darlene Bacon)

COMMENT: Not found on the SSDI

Friday, February 5, 2016

Friend William Goddard


Friend William Goddard

PARENTS: John Will Goddard and Amanda Belle Cozart

Census: 1910, in Wetzel Co., WV, Proctor Dist., #198-201
    Frances Goddard, 22, m1, 2 years, WV WV WV, farm laborer
    Lizzie, 19, m1, 1/0, WV WV WV
    Friend Goddard, brother, 25, m1, 1 year, WV WV WV, farm laborer
    Celia, sil, 25, m1, 1/1, WV WV WV
    Clyde, nephew, 8/12, WV WV WV

QUESTION: The 1910 census shows Friend Goddard married to Celia.  Others have listed his wife as Harriet Ann Hafer.  Was he married twice?

OBITUARY:
Friend William Goddard, of Proctor, was born April 8, 1884 [in West Virginia] and departed this life, December 4, 1942, at the age of 58 years, 7 months, and 29 days.  He had been in poor health for several years.

He became a member of the Christian Church, sixteen years ago.

He was united in marriage to Cecelia Hafer on June 13, 1909 and to their union four children were born:  Clarence Melvin Goddard, of Mingo Junction, Ohio; Lawrence Bernard Goddard, of Proctor; one daughter, Golda Mae Cecil, of Proctor.  One son preceded him in death.  Also surviving are four brothers: Clarence Goddard, of Jacksonburg; Francis Goddard, of American Ridge; Russel Goddard of Proctor; Johnnie Goddard, of Martins Ferry, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. John Smith of Clarington, O.; Mrs. Homer Kocher, of Bridgeport, O.; nine grandchildren, one foster daughter, Bernice Kirk, and a host of more distant relatives and many friends.

He was laid to rest in the Goddard Cemetery.
[Hand dated, Dec 1942]
(Source: Wetzel County, WV Obituaries, Volume IV, 1994, p. 30, published by Wetzel County Genealogical Society - furnished by Darlene Bacon)
5 February 2016

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Sarah Margaret (Byers) Highman


Sarah Margaret (Byers) Highman

PARENTS: Abner Byers and Clarissa Collins

OBITUARY:
Sarah M. Highman, daughter of Abner and Clarissa Collins Byers, was born July 27, 1847 [Ohio] and departed this life March 8, 1935, being at the time of her death 87 years, 7 months and 12 days of age.

She united in marriage to Duncan Highman on April 27, 1865 and immediately went to housekeeping on Conner Ridge [Monroe Co., OH] and lived with her husband and children all her life on the same farm.

To this union were born nine children, eight boys and one girl, whose names are as follows:  Abner, Clarissa, Oliver, David, William, James, Clarence, Hamilton, and Oscar, all of Woodsfield, Route 2.

Two sons, David and William, preceded her in death many years ago.  Her husband also died on May 28, 1907.  Since that time she has still remained at the old home with her two sons James and Clarence who have since taken care of her.

She united with the M.E. Church at Conner Ridge early in life and remained faithful until the end and was always at church when ever her health would permit.

She leaves to mourn her death, seven children; twenty-one grandchildren; thirty-five great grandchildren; one brother, U.S. Byers; two sisters, Deborah Lucas and Isadora Christy besides a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday morning, March 10, by her pastor, Rev. W.A. Weddle assisted by Dwight Christy, in the presence of a large concourse of friends.  Her body was laid to rest in the church cemetery to await the Resurrection Morn.
(Source: Obituaries of Monroe Co., Ohio, Volume 2, compiled by Ruth Dougherty Hogue, p. 11)
4 February 2016

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Julia Ann (Byers) Sloan


Julia Ann Byers

PARENTS: Abner Byers and Mary Ann Jeffers

OBITUARY: Mrs. Julia A. Sloan
This community was shocked by the news of the death of Mrs. Julia Ann Sloan which occurred in a hospital in Wheeling, where she had been taken for treatment.  She had been an invalid for several years and her sufferings were severe at times but she bore them patiently.

The subject of this sketch was the wife of Andrew J. Sloan and the daughter of Abner and Mary A. Jeffers Byers.  She was born Sept. 10, 1867, near Graysville [Monroe Co., OH] and died in a hospital in Wheeling August 6, 1903, being 35 years, 10 months and 26 days of age.

She was united in marriage with Andrew Jackson Sloan, December 20, 1888, to which union were born four children who are left without a mother's care.  She was converted in the year 1887 and united with the M.E. Church at Conners, in which faith she lived until called from sufferings to the "Haven of Rest."

The remains were brought from Wheeling to her late home on the 7th and on the 9th of August at 10:00 o'clock a.m. quite a number of friends and relatives congregated at the home of the deceased to weep with those that weep and pay the last rites of respect to one they loved and honored.

Services were conducted by James Cline at the Conner Church, after which the remains were tenderly borne to the cemetery nearby and there interred to await the resurrection of the just.
(Source: Obituaries of Monroe Co., Ohio, Volume 2, compiled by Ruth Dougherty Hogue, p. 6)
3 February 2016