Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center

 

Ralph Baker

 

LH–Misc. Mss

Introduction

Biographical Sketch

Scope & Content

Inventory

 

Introduction

 

This collection was donated to the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center in October of 2000 by Ms. Genny Paeth of Port Clinton, Ohio.

 

Biographical Sketch

 

Ralph Baker was born 14 December 1865 to Henry and Elizabeth (Hawk) Baker.  He resided in Green Creek Township, Sandusky County, Ohio, throughout his life.  He married Lavina Susan McKelvey in 1886, and the couple had two sons—one who preceded Ralph in death.  The Bakers’ other son was named Frank, and they had a daughter called Jennie as well.  Ralph worked as a farmer in Sandusky County and was a member of the Grace Lutheran church in Fremont.  His wife passed away before him, and Ralph was residing with his son in Fremont, Ohio, at the time of his death.  He expired on 21 June 1958 after an eight month bout with illness; he was 92 years old.

 

Scope & Content

 

This collection, spanning from 1857 to 1953, contains quit-claim deeds, insurance policies, cemetery deeds, mortgages, and other related documents for Ralph Baker and related family members.

 

 

Inventory

 

Ac. 5524

35 pieces

 

1. Mortgage deed – William Tillotson, 1857

2. Warranty deed – John B. Baker, 1860

3. Warranty deed – John B. Baker, 1860

4. Mortgage deed – Lydia Bell, 1863

5. Warranty deed – Rhoda Hunter, 1864

6. Warranty deed – Henry Baker, 1867

7. Warranty deed – Maria S. Hunter, 1871

8. Ohio Farmers Insurance Company policy – Henry Baker, 1871

9. Warranty deed – Henry Baker, 1872

10. Warranty deed – John B. Baker, 1872

11. Ohio Farmers Insurance Company policy – Henry Baker, 1876

12. Ohio Farmers Insurance Company policy – Henry Baker, 1881

13. Quit-claim deed – Henry Baker, 1881

14. Quit-claim deed – Henry Baker, 1882

15. Columbus Mutual Relief Association of Ohio certificate of membership – Henry Baker, 1882

16. Quit-claim deed – Henry Baker, 1891

17. Acknowledgement of receipt – M. Dudrow, 1891

18. Guardian’s letter – Henry Baker, 1895

19. Farmers’ Mutual Relief Association insurance policy – Ralph Baker, 1910

20. Farmers’ Mutual Relief Association of Sandusky County, Ohio insurance policy – Henry Baker, 1914

21. Farmers’ Mutual Relief Association of Sandusky County, Ohio insurance policy – Ralph Baker, 1914

22. Cemetery deed – Elizabeth Baker, 1916

23. Quit-claim deed – Ralph Baker, 1916

24. Quit-claim deed – Ralph Baker, 1917

25. Quit-claim deed – Ralph Baker, 1922

26. Warranty deed – Ralph Baker, 1924

27. Warranty deed – Ralph Baker, 1925

28. Mortgage deed – Ralph and Lovina Baker, 1925

29. Mortgage deed – Ralph and Lovina Baker to William Schrader, 1926

30. Receipt – Ralph and Lovina Baker, 1929

31. Cemetery deed – Ralph Baker, 1930

32. Ohio Fuel Gas Company right of way – Ralph Baker, 1952

33. Easement 45510 – Ralph Baker, Al Wright, Sr., Sylvia Wright, and C.R. Strohl, 1952

34. Affirmation of Easement deed – Florence E. Brown, 1953

35. Copy of Easement 45510 – Ralph Baker et al, 1952

36. Envelope with notations regarding collection