Anna B. Burroughs (George3, Rebecca2, John1) was born May 25, 1856, at Lafayette, Ind. She was educated in the schools of Lafayette. She was united in marriage on Oct. 18, 1877, with Samuel Brown Baker.
Samuel Brown Baker was born in Dover, England, Jan. 4, 1853. He was a son of Henry Baker, who was long connected with the Civil Service Department of the English Government.
Samuel Baker came to Lafayette, Ind., in 1869 and was associated with The Lafayette Journal fourteen years. In 1883 he removed with his family to Parkersburg, W. Va., where for eighteen years he was engaged with A. B. White in the publication of the State Journal. In 1901 he was appointed by Gov. A. B. White as Adjutant General of West Virginia. He was reappointed to that office in 1905 by Gov. M. O. Dawson. He removed with his family to Huntington, W. Va., in 1904, and became a partner in the Huntington Herald. He disposed of his interest in the Herald in 1906 and moved with his family to Clarksberg, W. Va., where he became business manager of the Clarksberg Telegram.
On April 27, 1907, he accompanied Gov. Dawson to the opening of the Jamestown Exposition. He then went with the governor to Charleston, W. Va., on the transaction of official business. He left Charleston on May 1st. to return home. Their train met with a terrible accident in which many people were killed or wounded. Regardless of the danger to himself from exposure to the cold, he removed both his coats to be used as pillows by ladies seriously injured. He contracted a serious cold which developed into pneumonia, of which he died on May 17, 1907. He was buried in Parkersburg, W. Va. His family now resides in that city.
Mrs. Anna B. Baker is a member of Trinity Episcopal Church.
Bertha Burroughs, b. Aug. 23, 1878.
Maude Mabelle, b. July 1, 1883.
Norma Burroughs, b. Nov. 28, 1885.
Anna Belle Burroughs, b. Dec. 18, 1887.
Marguerite Elizabeth, b. Oct. 3, 1889.
Amelia Brown, b. Sept. 6, 1891.
Samuel Brown, Jr., b. May 2, 1898.
Bertha Burroughs (Anna4, George3, Rebecca2, John1) was the oldest child of Anna B. and Samuel B. Baker. She was born Aug. 23, 1878, in Lafayette, Ind. When she was five years old her parents moved to Parkersburg, W. Va., where she has since resided. She was united in marriage with James Steele McCluer, October 21, 1902. He was born Nov. 15, 1877, at Parkersburg, and is the oldest son of Judge J. McCluer. James Steele McCluer is one of West Virginia's most promising young attorneys.
Anna Elizabeth, b. Aug. 3, 1905.
Helen Baker, b. Nov. 15, 1910.
Maude Mabelle, (Anna4, George3, Rebecca2, John1) second daughter of Anna B. and Samuel B. Baker, was born July 1, 1883, in Lafayette, Ind. A few months later her parents removed to Parkersburg, W. Va., and her life has been spent in that city.
Norma B. Baker (Anna4, George3, Rebecca2, John1) was born in Parkersburg, W. Va., Nov. 28, 1885. She was educated in the schools of Parkersburg. She is a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Parkersburg.
She was married to William Edward Nern, at Huntington, W. Va., on Feb. 15, 1905. William Edward Nern is a son of Henry Nern of Parkersburg, and was born Nov. 18, 1884. He is a newspaper man by occupation. Their home is in Parkersburg.
William Baker, b. April 7, 1909, at Morgantown, W. Va.
Anna Belle Burroughs (Anna4, George3, Rebecca2, John1) daughter of Anna B. and Samuel B. Baker was born Dec. 18, 1887, in Parkersburg, W. Va. Her home was in Parkerburg until 1904, when the family moved to Huntington, W. Va., and two years later to Clarksburg. On the death of her father the family returned to Parkersburg. Here, on Jan. 7, 1908, she was married to Frank J. Kennedy, who was born July 3, 1885, at Rixford, Can. He is the son of S. J. Kennedy, a wealthy oil producer of Marietta, Ohio, and is engaged with his father in the oil business. Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Kennedy now reside at Moose Jaw, Sask., Canada.
Amelia Brown (Anna4, George3, Rebecca2, John1) is the youngest daughter of Anna B. and Samuel B. Baker. She was born Sept. 6, 1891, at Parkersburg, W. Va. Two years, 1904-1905, were spent in Huntington, and two years, 1906-1907, in Clarksburg, W. Va. With the exception of these years her life has been spent in Parkersburg, and that city is still her home.
On October 9, 1912, she became the wife of Bryan Rittenhouse, oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. William Rittenhouse. He was born May 22, 1890, in Parkersburg, and educated in the schools of that city. He is a member of the M. E. Church and belongs to the Masonic fraternity. He is connected with the National Woolen Mills of Parkersburg.