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Monday, April 2, 2012

My Grandpa's Birthday

From l to r:  C.H. Dunn, John Jackson Barham, Herman Paddock and Harold J. Baker
Source:  My California cousin

Today my grandpa (the preacher) Harold Jeff Baker would have been 94.  He was born on this day in 1918 in Loco, Oklahoma.  He called it "Loooooco".  His mother was a Friels and there were a lot of Friels in Loco.  Anyway, he died on April 20, 1998, which means my grandma has been in a very bad mood for 14 years now.

I was going to show you how he appeared on the 1940 census but Oklahoma is not available yet. 
This is how he appeared on the 1930 census:
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Name:
Harold Baker
Gender:
Male
Birth Year:
abt 1919
Birthplace:
Oklahoma
Race:
White
Home in 1930:
Loco, Stephens, Oklahoma

Marital Status:
Single
Relation to Head of House:
Son
Father's Name:
Jeff Baker
Father's Birthplace:
Texas
Mother's Name:
Ida Baker
Mother's Birthplace:
Oklahoma
Household Members:
Name
Age
Jeff Baker36
Ida Baker36
Harold Baker11
Harshel Baker10
Retha Baker4
[4 10/12]
Dimples Baker2
[2 4/12]
Florence Friel66

A few more children showed up after 1930.  Until all of the 1940 census records are uploaded you can check out this map on Ancestry.com with photos from the era.
Also here is a link to my other posts about Baker/Friels birthdays and family.  It is only interesting if you are related to me or just like old photos.
Have a great day and happy birthday, Bake.
Love,
Territory Mom

1 comment:

Oklahoma Granny said...

Your grandpa was born the same year as my dad.