The Bakers came from Appleton, Minnesota in Swift County. Wyman BAKER, my gg grandfather is the earliest BAKER ancestor I can identify. He is buried in Appleton. His son, Frank, my great grandfather, came west to California at some point with his wife Margaret STRATHERN and son, William Edwin, my grandfather.
They lived in the Bay area and, perhaps, Napa. Frank, for whom my father is named, is buried in the Masonic Cemetery in Rio Vista, California. The BAKERS and STRATHERNS are living near each other in Appleton in the 1880 census. William married Hazel Margaret KATHER about 1919 after a 4-year courtship that was interrupted by WWI.
They had 3 sons, Frank Edward, Robert Eugene, and Warren Lorain. Only Dad survives.
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Updated 18 April 2008