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    1. [MIIONIA] BAKER Family Photograph
    2. Shelley Cardiel
    3. I've "rescued" an old photograph which was taken somewhere in Ohio and mailed by "Edith" (no surname) to a cousin - Mrs. Clayton BAKER in Smyrna, MI. The photograph was on the back of a postcard which was mailed from Ohio (community name cannot be made out) to Mrs. BAKER on 17 May 1910. The photograph is taken of a large home with two women and three children on the porch and in the front yard. The two in the yard appear to be boys from about 4-11 years old, there is a toddler on the porch with two women appearing to be in their 20's or 30's. There is also a buggy in front of a barn behind the home. The message on the back of the photograph reads "Dear Cousin - I thought would answer your card, was glad to hear from. Would like to see you it was been about sixteen years since I seen you. This is myself and children, sister-in-law and nephew. Answer, signed Edith" Based on limited research I was able to gather the following information regarding this family: Clayton Charles BAKER was b. 28 Apr 1876 in Nirvana, MI to parents John BAKER (1830-1913) and Susan Anna "Annie" CONDON (b. 1850). Clayton married Florence A. SLOAN (1886-1929) and they had two daughters, Helen Vivian BAKER (1918-2009) and Bertha Louise BAKER (1925-2018). His wife was Florence Arvilla "Flossie" or "Lassa" SLOAN b. 30 Jun 1886 in Montcalm Co. MI to parents Dennis H. SLOAN (1852-1923) and Susanne or Susanna A. HAMLIN (1850-1939). Florence was one of 5 children born to this couple including, Elmer; James; Florence; Claud L.; and John W. SLOAN all born between 1872 and 1894. Flossie's mother was married previously and had another daughter, Blanche M. LYON (b. 1869). Flossie died 12 Oct 1929 in Smyrna, MI and is buried in the Smyrna Cemetery in Smyrna, MI. Clayton BAKER died 16 Jan 1959 in Smyrna, MI. We believe that Edith was a cousin to Florence SLOAN BAKER but it is also possible that Edith was a cousin to Clayton. I'm hoping to locate someone from Edith's family and would appreciate you contacting me if you are a member of this family, or you know someone who might be. Thanks, Shelley

    02/06/2020 05:04:05
    1. [MIIONIA] Re: BAKER Family Photograph
    2. Dear Shelley, Not my folk - but GREAT JOB ON YOUR DETECTIVE WORK!!! --Al Al Dawson, Iowa City, Iowa - MA, Victorian History, UNC-Chapel Hill, 1973 Visit my ancestral website at:  https://aldawson56.tribalpages.com/ -----Original Message----- From: Shelley Cardiel <[email protected]> To: MIIONIA <[email protected]> Sent: Thu, Feb 6, 2020 6:06 pm Subject: [MIIONIA] BAKER Family Photograph I've "rescued" an old photograph which was taken somewhere in Ohio and mailed by "Edith" (no surname) to a cousin - Mrs. Clayton BAKER in Smyrna, MI.  The photograph was on the back of a postcard which was mailed from Ohio (community name cannot be made out) to Mrs. BAKER on 17 May 1910.  The photograph is taken of a large home with two women and three children on the porch and in the front yard.  The two in the yard appear to be boys from about 4-11 years old, there is a toddler on the porch with two women appearing to be in their 20's or 30's.  There is also a buggy in front of a barn behind the home.  The message on the back of the photograph reads "Dear Cousin - I thought would answer your card, was glad to hear from. Would like to see you it was been about sixteen years since I seen you. This is myself and children, sister-in-law and nephew. Answer, signed Edith" Based on limited research I was able to gather the following information regarding this family: Clayton Charles BAKER was b. 28 Apr 1876 in Nirvana, MI to parents John BAKER (1830-1913) and Susan Anna "Annie" CONDON (b. 1850).  Clayton married Florence A. SLOAN (1886-1929) and they had two daughters, Helen Vivian BAKER (1918-2009) and Bertha Louise BAKER (1925-2018).  His wife was Florence Arvilla "Flossie" or "Lassa" SLOAN b. 30 Jun 1886 in Montcalm Co. MI to parents Dennis H. SLOAN (1852-1923) and Susanne or Susanna A. HAMLIN (1850-1939).  Florence was one of 5 children born to this couple including, Elmer; James; Florence; Claud L.; and John W. SLOAN all born between 1872 and 1894. Flossie's mother was married previously and had another daughter, Blanche M. LYON (b. 1869). Flossie died 12 Oct 1929 in Smyrna, MI and is buried in the Smyrna Cemetery in Smyrna, MI.  Clayton BAKER died 16 Jan 1959 in Smyrna, MI. We believe that Edith was a cousin to Florence SLOAN BAKER but it is also possible that Edith was a cousin to Clayton.  I'm hoping to locate someone from Edith's family and would appreciate you contacting me if you are a member of this family, or you know someone who might be. Thanks, Shelley _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/[email protected] Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blog RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community

    02/06/2020 07:25:01