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Anna Eliza Telford Baker
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Birth: Aug. 5, 1856
Bountiful
Davis County
Utah, USA
Death: Mar. 25, 1899
Freedom
Lincoln County
Wyoming, USA

Anna Eliza Telford was born in Bountiful, Davis County, Utah, on 7 Aug 1856, the daughter of John Dodds Telford and Sarah Matilda Coltrin. She married Alonzo Baker on 29 Jan 1876. They first made their home in Richmond, Cache County, Utah, where they had six children: Harriet May, William Alonzo, Anna Eliza, Sarah Lavinia, Elcie Camelia, and John Lorenzo.

They moved to Star Valley, Wyoming, in the spring of 1888. Son George Tyler was born in May 1888 after they got to Star Valley. They spent the winter in a tent with a lean-to which was an overturned wagon box. In the spring of 1889, Alonzo Baker and other family members contracted to build a roadbed for the railroad south of Deer Lodge, Montana. The oldest boy William, who was 10 years old, went along to help.

Meanwhile, Anna Eliza, who has spent the harsh winter in the tent and wagon box, and vowed not to do it again, decided to build her own home. She and her oldest daughter May apparently went to Prater Canyon to get logs. This was the nearest place to get logs. She brought the logs out, trimmed them, and carved the notches so the logs would fit together snugly. Her father was a carpenter and she must have learned carpentry from watching him. The home she build was 16 by 30 and had two rooms. It was strong enough to last more than a century. Long after the family had abandoned the home, it stood while it was used for storage, for animal shelters and other uses. It was only when the last owner was about to tear it down for firewood that it was revealed as the sturdy pioneer home that it was. It was relocated to Etna where it now stands as the oldest home in Star Valley. It is identified as the Baker Cabin. It was built by a pioneer woman with the help of a 13 year old girl and several small children.

Her daughter May went to Logan in the fall of 1889 to go to school. She contracted diptheria and died at the age of 13.

Anna had 4 more children: Ruby Eleanor, Eather Cyral, Leroy, Mary Vella and James Telford. Anna died 2 days after the birth of her last child, James Telford.

Alonzo Baker remarried in 1902 and subsequently moved to California with his family.

Anna Eliza TELFORD is the daughter of John Dodds TELFORD and Sarah Matilda COLTRIN
Anna Eliza TELFORD married Alonzo BAKER 29 Jan 1876 in Richmond, Cache, UT 
 
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 Parents:
  John Dodds Telford (1832 - 1884)
  Sarah Matilda Coltrin Telford (1832 - 1907)
 
 Spouse:
  Alonzo Baker (1854 - 1917)*
 
 Children:
  Harriet May Baker (1877 - 1891)*
  William Alonzo Baker (1878 - 1958)*
  Anna Eliza Baker Anderson (1881 - 1970)*
  Sarah LaVinna (Vinnie) Baker Anderson (1883 - 1989)*
  Elcie Cameila Baker Talbot (1884 - 1983)*
  John Lorenzo Baker (1886 - 1979)*
  George Tyler Baker (1888 - 1891)*
  Ruby Eleanor Baker Rupp (1891 - 1933)*
  Eather Cryal Baker (1893 - 1968)*
  Leroy Baker (1895 - 1900)*
  Mary Vella Baker (1897 - 1898)*
  James Telford Baker (1899 - 1912)*
 
 Siblings:
  Lavinna Isador Telford (1853 - 1872)*
  Geneva Eleanor Telford Gee (1853 - 1909)*
  Jane Victoria Telford Brower (1854 - 1889)*
  Anna Eliza Telford Baker (1856 - 1899)
  John Robert Telford (1860 - 1935)*
  Elizabeth (Lizzie) Helen Telford Hyer (1862 - 1948)*
  William Henry Telford (1865 - 1950)*
  Brigham H Telford (1867 - 1905)*
  George Ether Telford (1869 - 1941)*
  Una Mae Telford Andrus (1871 - 1940)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Thayne Cemetery
Thayne
Lincoln County
Wyoming, USA
 
Created by: Carol STEVENS
Record added: Feb 02, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33496683
Anna Eliza <i>Telford</i> Baker
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Anna Eliza <i>Telford</i> Baker
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Anna Eliza <i>Telford</i> Baker
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