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Louisa "Lou" Baker Durham
Birth: 1847
Missouri, USA
Death: Nov. 6, 1891
Butte County
California, USA

Other married name: Louisa BROWN

*Chico Daily Enterprise, Saturday evening, November 7, 1891: "Died: Brown -- In Chico, November 6, 1891, Mrs. Louisa Brown, aged 44 years. [The funeral will take place from the residence of Mrs. Wertsbaugher, corner of Wall and Fourth streets, at 10 o'clock A.M. Sunday, November 8th. Interment in the Durham cemetery]"

*Samuel Neal, California Pioneer, And a Brief History of the Durham Family, by Edna Reynolds Durham, ca. 1952: [abstracted, Ed.] (pg 65); "Widow of George W., later married a man by the name of Mr. Brown. Was an invalid in her later years, and taken care of by Mrs. Holland during her last illness ... She died at the age of 44 years. She did not wish to be buried under the earth so a pretentious tomb was built for her above ground. It does not bear the name of Brown, but stands beside the grave of George and bears the inscription ..." [as noted].

*Butte County, California, Abstracts from Early Probate Records, Guardianships, Wills. Compiled by Paradise Genealogical Society, 1992. (pg 31): Estate of George W. Durham, File No 134, Date of Death: 18 Oct 1880. Listing heirs " ...Louisa Durham, wife, age 31 years; living in Durham, Butte County, CA ... "

*From Other Sources: Born in Missouri, aged 44 years at time of death. Listed as white, married; buried under the name Louise B. Durham, although married to Mr. Brown.

*Editor's Note: The mausoleum surrounding the grave of Louisa Durham is dated 1901, the marble front seal 1893(*) even though she died earlier, 6 Nov 1891. The formerly gated southwest corner was permanently blocked when the mausoleum was constructed. The west side of the cast iron fencing was removed to provide access to the gravesite. The picture below shows the original gate and inscription, which has since disappeared.

SOURCE: Durham Cemetery (c) 1994, by Adriana Farley and Marilyn Corley.

SOURCE Information: Marie Villa Oakes December 23, 2008. "Louisa Baker Durham is my 2nd Great Grand Aunt
Daughter of Louis Baker born in Virgina and Ann Davis born in Virgina. Her siblings were Edwin Baker, Joseph Baker and Emma Baker VanNess. Lou's mother Ann came to Butte County with her children after the death of Louis Baker. 
Family links: 
  Lewis Baker (1809 - ____)
  Ann Davis Baker (1816 - 1890)
  Louisa Baker Durham (1847 - 1891)
  Edwin Baker (1848 - 1924)*
  Joseph Baker (1850 - 1883)*
*Calculated relationship
LOUISA B. Beloved wife of G.W. DURHAM
"Asleep in Jesus".
Rough gray granite mausoleum
5'8" tall on a 3' base;
9' long, dated 1901;
sealed on west side with
gray marble marker
10' x 11' 6" cast iron
fencing encloses two graves;
formerly gated on s.w. corner
plot shared with George W. Durham.
Durham Cemetery
Butte County
California, USA
Plot: B-214, 8 Nov 1891*
Maintained by: Adriana
Originally Created by: Laural N. D.
Record added: Apr 14, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26013439
Louisa Lou <i>Baker</i> Durham
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Louisa Lou <i>Baker</i> Durham
Added by: Laural N. D.
Louisa Lou <i>Baker</i> Durham
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