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M. Ella "Ellen" Baker
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Birth: Dec. 29, 1850
Louisville
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Jul. 16, 1899
Louisville
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA

Mary Ella, also known as Ella and Ellen, was the 4th of 8 children born to Samuel Hodgdon and Mary Ann (Howell) Baker in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, on Dec 29th, 1850. She was living in her parents' home when the 1860, 1870 and 1880 censuses were taken. In 1860, she was a school girl of 9 yrs. of age and in 1870 and 1880, it was only said that she was "at home". It was common for unmarried daughters to remain in the family home until they did marry, and the War Between the States had taken place from 1861-65 with residual problems lasting into the 20th Century, so it was understandable that she would be living at home as an adult. Many women chose not to marry at all, and this may have been her choice, as well. All I know for certain is that she had been living with her parents in their house in Louisville when she died on July 16, 1899 at the age of 48 years. It is a terrible thing to have to bury a child, no matter what their age, and dear Ella was one of two children they would bury before they passed. [The other was their eldest son, William Thomas Baker, my great grandfather. They also had to bury a daughter-in-law and her newborn baby, their grandchild, in 1898.] She is buried with other family members at Cave Hill Cemetery in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky. 
 
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 Parents:
  Samuel Hodgdon Baker (1817 - 1901)
  Mary Ann Howell Baker (1822 - 1906)
 
 Siblings:
  William Thomas Baker (1844 - 1900)*
  James E. Baker (1848 - 1906)*
  M. Ella Baker (1850 - 1899)
  Laura Caspari Baker Embry (1858 - 1942)*
  Addie C. Baker (1859 - 1943)*
  Herbert C. Baker (1862 - 1934)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
" M. Ella
Beloved Daughter of
S.H.&M.A.Baker"

 
Burial:
Cave Hill Cemetery
Louisville
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA
Plot: Section P, Lot 97
 
Maintained by: Kathie L. Webb Blair
Originally Created by: babs
Record added: Jan 20, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64459988
M. Ella Ellen Baker
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M. Ella Ellen Baker
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Added by: Rich H.
 
 
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Rest Peacefully with your parents in Heaven. Join the Angels in singing Our Lord's praises and know that there is no pain or illness in Paradise. With Affection from Oregon,
- Kathie L. Webb Blair
 Added: Mar. 14, 2014
 
 
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