Richard Walter Baker
“For there was a time when every man was a part of his mother, and (earlier still) part of his father as well: and when they were part of his grandparents. If you could see the humanity spread out in time, as God sees it, it would not look like a lot of separate things dotted about. It would look like one single growing thing - rather like a very complete tree. Every individual would appear connected with every other. And not only that. Individuals are not really separate from God any more than from one another. Every man, woman, and child all over the world is feeling and breathing at this moment only because God, so to speak, is ‘keeping him going.”
Mere Christianity, C. S. Lewis
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Richard W. Baker
“We All Do Fade As A Leaf”
Majestic tree, thy beauty shines
In budding spring and summer green:
But autumn brings thy blushing smile,
Surpassing all before had been.
Cold blasts will strip thee of thy robe,
And bring thy beauty to the ground,
But fallen leaves enrich the earth
That yet a larger life be found.
Teach me the way that I should live,
Filling each day with duty done;
Let passing years my ripeness prove,
Tho’ life as yet is just begun.
Autumn of years, while vigor fails,
Brings fitness for the life to be;
Then welcome winter, frost and snow;
Beyond, another spring I see.
Written by my great grandfather
Rev. Owen A. Williams – Oct. 27, 1914
Born 1837 – Died 1915
Baker & Williams Ancestral Family
(Dave, Dick & Don Baker)
Pira & Bit-Abram Ancestral Family
(Ben, Sourmi, Lili, Tony & Lida Pira)
Williams Family Photographs
Nicholas Baker Family
History & Photographs
Nicholas Baker of Baltimore/Harford Co., MD
Nicholas Baker married Martha Wood,
Nicholas came to
I have found no evidence, and have no reason to believe, that Maurice Baker is the father of this Nicholas Baker. One should beware of genealogies declaring that Maurice Baker is the father of Nicholas Baker (husband of Martha Wood) who resided in Baltimore/Harford Co., MD in the mid 1700s.
Also in error are genealogies that state Nicholas Baker’s son, Nicholas Jr., married Mary Stevens. He married Agnes (surname unknown).
The Family of Nicholas Baker of Baltimore/Harford Co., MD
By Jon Harlan Livezey
“No proof of relationship of the Nicholas Baker family with the other Bakers outside of the Carsins Run- Aberdeen area has yet been unearthed.”
“Nicholas in 1737 was apparently living in the part of Spesutia Upper Hundred which became Susquehanna Hundred.
In 1768, he was described as a planter when he leased the 125 acre tract of ‘Halls Plaines,’ where he was living, from
William Horton for ten years. He died sometime before May 1774, when his estate was opened.”
“The register of
Joshua & Martha] as
Nicholas m. (2) Mary, apparently identical with Mary Gilbert, b.
(Hawkins) Gilbert, who m. (2) James Horner, by whom she had children. Nicholas and Mary had daughters,
Nicholas Baker II, John Wood Baker & George Baker – sons of Nicholas & Martha Wood Baker
This page includes a transcribed Last Will and Testament and short biography from the History of Washington Co., PA.
Last revised: Oct, 9, 2011