BAKER, RALPH

Local History Collections

Collection ID: LH-MSS
Location: LH-MSS

(Description ID: 595639)

Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums

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
36 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