Ronald Warren BAKER

Ronald Warren BAKER

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  • Name Ronald Warren BAKER 
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I8  Our Genealogy
    Last Modified 14 Aug 2017 

    Father Frank Edward BAKER,   b. 19 Dec 1920, Sacramento, Sacramento County, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 2011, Roseville, Placer, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Mother Jeanette Marie PATE,   b. 29 Dec 1930, Monterey, Monterey County, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 2002, Sacramento, Sacramento County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 11 Feb 1948  Las Vegas, Nevada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F478  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Shirley Jean OLIGNEY 
    Children 
     1. Douglas Warren BAKER  [Birth]
     2. Christianna Lucille BAKER  [Birth]
    Last Modified 14 Aug 2017 
    Family ID F3  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Ron BAKER
    Ron BAKER
    Ron BAKER about 2009
    Ron and Shirley OLIGNEY BAKER Family 1999
    Ron and Shirley OLIGNEY BAKER Family 1999
    Douglas, Shirley, Lucy, James and Ron
    Ron and Shirley OLIGNEY BAKER Hawaii 2007
    Ron and Shirley OLIGNEY BAKER Hawaii 2007
    Ron and Shirley OLIGNEY BAKER Hawaii 2007
    Ron and Shirley OLIGNEY BAKER Hawaii 2007
    Lovely trip with our son James and his family.
    BAKER Family Group Photo 1966
    BAKER Family Group Photo 1966
    Bottom: Elaine, Carole Valerie, Diane, Linda; Top: David, Bill and Ron
    BAKER Family Photo 2000
    BAKER Family Photo 2000
    Left to Right: Frank, Carole, Diane, Melinda, Elaine, Ron, David, Bill, Valerie and Richard
    Ron and Shirley OLIGNEY BAKER 1979
    Ron and Shirley OLIGNEY BAKER 1979
    Ron and Shirley OLIGNEY BAKER 2003
    Ron and Shirley OLIGNEY BAKER 2003
    Ron and Shirley OLIGNEY BAKER 2004
    Ron and Shirley OLIGNEY BAKER 2004
    BAKER Group Photo at Disneyland 2005
    BAKER Group Photo at Disneyland 2005
    Ron and Shirley at Disneyland 2005
    Ron and Shirley at Disneyland 2005
    Disneyland Screamin January 2005
    Disneyland Screamin January 2005
    Oktoberfest 2004
    Oktoberfest 2004
    Diane, Valerie, Ron, Sam, Melinda and Elaine
    Oktoberfest 2005 Baker Cousins
    Oktoberfest 2005 Baker Cousins
    Oktoberfest 2006
    Oktoberfest 2006
    Deirdre, Jon, Shirley Ron and Hannah
    Oktoberfest 2007
    Oktoberfest 2007
    Our Family Christmas 2005
    Our Family Christmas 2005
    Doug, Ron, Jimmy OLIGNEY, Shirley, Lucy, James with Hannah, and Deirdre with Jon
    Hawaiian Vacation 2007
    Hawaiian Vacation 2007
    Wonder time with James and Family in Hawaii
    Ron and Jon Easter 2006
    Ron and Jon Easter 2006
    Our grandson, Jon
    BAKER Boys 2000
    BAKER Boys 2000
    Ron, Bill, Richard and David
    Frank BAKER and Sons
    Frank BAKER and Sons
    Frank, Bill, David and Ron
    Ron BAKER
    Ron BAKER
    Swiss Alps 1986
    Ron BAKER and Shirley OLIGNEY BAKER
    Ron BAKER and Shirley OLIGNEY BAKER
    November 1979
    Ron BAKER
    Ron BAKER
    December 1980 Korea
    Ron and Douglas BAKER
    Ron and Douglas BAKER
    February 1981 Ron\'s first time to see Doug
    BAKER Doug, Jenna, Ron, Shirley and Tom 2017
    BAKER Doug, Jenna, Ron, Shirley and Tom 2017
    Ron BAKER Army Portrait October 1978
    Ron BAKER Army Portrait October 1978

    Albums
    OUR FAMILY PHOTOS
    OUR FAMILY PHOTOS (25)
    Photos of our family, and fun photos such as Disneyland and Oktoberfest.
    BAKER FAMILY
    BAKER FAMILY (35)
    The Bakers came from Ramsey County, Minnesota, and prior to that, perhaps New York. 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 San Francisco 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 were living near each other in Ramsey County in the 1880 census. William married Hazel Margaret KATHER about 1919 after he was discharged from the Army at the end of WWI. They had 3 sons, Frank Edward, Andrew (later named Robert) Eugene, and Warren Lorain. My dad, Frank was the last to die, in 2011.
    FREASE Family
    FREASE Family (12)
    I was actually able to communicate with my great grandfather, Stephen Angelo FREASE, while he was alive through his then wife. Stephen was the son of Angelo FREASE, who was born in Mexico. They had several children besides Stephen. Stephen married Aurelia PENSOTTI somewhere in the Bay area around 1900. They had three children, Lydia (whom everyone called Winnie), Clifford, and Violet. There was some great problem in the home with Violet because she never spoke about her father. I asked her, and she declined. She got pregnant at 16 and left home. Stephen and Aurelia divorced. He is buried in small cemetery in Concord, California.
    KATHER Family
    KATHER Family (15)
    The Kathers are a pioneer family of Napa, arriving there, as close as I can determine, in the 1860s. The scion is Charles Edward, who is married to a HALLER. I believe that HALLER\'S mother’s family may be BEGELSPACHER? All these names are in the Tulocay Cemetery in the Kather plot in Napa, along with others like GUISTO and SAMPSON. In the famly plot there are headstones for people that I am not sure how they fit into my family. They are \"Our Brother, Henry A. Kather, 1862-1929\" and \"Florence May, died Jan. 8, 1880 Aged 4 mos. 6dys\". We think Florence May could be the daughter of Edward Charles and Katherine ROSSINI KATHER because her headstone is the same type of headstone as the other small children of Edward Charles and Katherine.

    Edward Charles, son of Frederick Gustav (Charles), is my great grandfather. His bride was Katherine ROSSINI. How they met and courted is a great mystery.

    Edward was the town butcher, and did well in this capacity. At his funeral, Hazel flew into a tirade about how she was mistreated and how her father favored Mary SAMPSON, her cousin. The memory still haunts my father.

    Some evidence indicates that the KATHERS came to California by way of Louisiana and Texas. Not only were the HALLERS from New Orleans, but one KATHER brother was naturalized an American citizen in Travis County, Texas in the 1860s. The fact that there was a naturalization that late indicates they emigrated, probably to New Orleans, around that time, and likely from Germany
    PATE Family
    PATE Family (8)
    The PATE family lived in Monterey, California. I believe they may have come from Indiana or Ohio, as shown in the 1830 and 1850 census. My great grandfather is John PATE. When, how and why they came to California are mysteries at this point. John married Maria VASQUEZ around 1900 and they had several children, Teaby (named for the family doctor), Stewart, John, and Henry, my grandfather. They lived on Abrego Street in Monterey. Around 1930, Henry met Violet FREASE, by all accounts, quite a willful girl. They had but one child, my mother. They divorced. Henry rests in the Golden Gate Veterans Cemetery in San Bruno, California.
    PENSOTTI Family
    PENSOTTI Family (6)
    I came to the knowledge that PENSOTTI is one of my family names just this year (2004). I know my mother spoke of them but it did not click with me. My great grandmother is Aurelia PENSOTTI FREASE. The 1910 Point Reyes, Marin County, CA Census shows Aurelia, 19, living with her parents Jacinto and Mary PENSOTTI and siblings, Emelio, John, daughter can\'t read name, Jacinta, Julia and Eva. The census is missing James (Jacinto). We wonder if the census was wrong in saying Jacinta was a daughter who was 14 instead of Jacinto a son who was 14?
    ROSSINI Family
    ROSSINI Family (1)
    The fascinating story of the ROSSINI family would make a great novel and a movie based on it. The strapping Italian romeo Carlo Rossini for some reason emigrated to Australia (New South Wales) where he met and married an Irish lass with flaming red hair, Mary Margaret Bohne. Perhaps around 1855? Likely they were servants of rich families and traveled in the same circles. They had 4 children while in Australia, and took the giant step of emigrating to California around 1866. Legend has it that my great grandmother, Katherine, was born as the ship made its way through the Golden Gate. The Rossinis lived in a number of places in California including San Francisco, Alameda County, and Santa Cruz County. I do not know where Carlo (Charles) is buried, but I know that Mary is buried in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Oakland.

    Katherine ROSSINI met and married Edward KATHER some time around 1890 and had 3 children, Mervyn, Sterling and Hazel. Katherine was said to be a concert pianist. My father remembers going to her home and fooling with her grand piano, and her being very stern with him about that. She inherited red hair from her mother. I have but one picture of her but it is very very blurry. She divorced Edward KATHER and later married Adolph WOLHERS. Katherine and Adolph had 2 children, Dorothy and Lester. Katherine is buried with her mother and at least one sister at St. Mary’s. No stone is on the grave, but I hope to have one done soon.
    STRATHERN Family
    STRATHERN Family (10)
    This summer (2005) Shirley and I went to Wisconsin and Minnesota. While she was able to make some progress with her OLIGNEY family in Wisconsin (between frequent visits to Culver’s, a great place to eat), I made some great discoveries of my BAKER and STRATHERN lines in Minnesota.

    I was able to find out a lot about the STRATHERNS, who were pioneers in the Rich Valley area of Dakota County, just south and east of Saint Paul. Indeed, I was able to find the resting place of my great grandmother, Margaret Brown STRATHERN BAKER, her father, William STRATHERN, and his father, William Sr, all three of whom are buried in the Pine Bend Cemetery in Dakota County, just across the highway from an oil refinery. The Masonic heritage of my family was present in the Strathern line as well.

    The caretaker of the cemetery was kind enough to provide the name of perhaps the only living Strathern in the area, that being Norma STRATHERN SELL. Norma is descended from Walter STRATHERN (her great grandfather). Walther is brother to my younger William, all of whom are also at Pine Bend. I talked with her and her kind husband Elroy at length, a conversation made more poignant by the fact that my sister, Melinda, died about an hour prior to my conversation. It is ironic but comforting that Linda learned of the Stratherns, and indeed likely met many other departed ancestors prior to my discussion with Norma and Elroy.

    The STRATHERNS were a wealthy family of farmers and were well known in the area. Norma and Elroy still live on a few remaining acres of the farm in Rich Valley. Because Wyman BAKER was seated on the first Grand Jury in Ramsey County MN, it’s likely that these two families traveled in some of the same circles. Small wonder that Wyman’s handsome son Francis met and wooed Bill STRATHERN\'S daughter Margaret. Oh, those cold Minnesota winters!

    We were able to find some very interesting documents including some photos of some of the STRATHERNS and, most precious, the obituary of my great grandmother Margaret Brown STRATHERN BAKER. While family tradition had it that she died on a train on her way back to Minnesota, the facts were a bit different. She left California after having been widowed when her husband Francis died. She spent several months staying with children in Montana, Minnesota, and Iowa, finally succumbing in Lauren, Iowa at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Grace Carpenter. No doubt there are more cousins there.
    VASQUEZ Family
    VASQUEZ Family (6)
    The VASQUEZ family are long-time residents of Monterey, going back to every census I can find. I believe that they are descended from a soldier from one of the Spanish conquests. I hope to substantiate that. Perhaps the most widely known VASQUEZ is the infamous California bandido, Tiburcio VASQUEZ, for whom the Vasquez Rocks in Southern California are named, home of many hundreds of movie westerns and TV shows to include Star Trek. But I digress. Tiburcio is not in my direct line, but he may be a relative somewhere down the line.

    My great grandfather is Esperidion VASQUEZ, a horseman who loved the ranches and the golden hills of the Gabilan mountains between Salinas and Monterey. He married the widow of Joseph ANDRIETTA, Maria Josefa del Refugio ARTELLAN, who was the daughter of Frenchman Pierre ARTELLAN and Maria Antonia Dominga GARCIA. “Chavate”, as Esperidion was called, and Josefa had 9 children, of which Maria Rafaella was my great grandmother. It was she who married John PATE.