Logan County Colorado Pioneers

Edith (Hall) Baker, daughter Edith (Baker)(Travis) (Maxwell) Brophy, sons Leonard and Andrew Baker, 9 North 50 West

In 1870 Kankakee, Illinois, Edith is 14, born in England, with parents Edwin 43 and Elisabeth 34.
Mina is 12, Edwin 10, James 6, Teressa 5, Alfred 3, and Maud 1.

Edith proved up a quarter in 3, 9N 50W in 1920.
That land in the 1917 atlas was under the names of Leonard and Andrew Baker.

In 1880 Kansas City, Kansas, A. Baker is 44, a laborer born in Ohio, with Edith 24 in England. L (probably Leonard) is 5 and Rosa 3, both born in Dakota.
In 1900 Garfield County, Oklahoma, Andrew Baker is farming, born May 1866 in Missouri, married 8 years to Edith February 1870 in Kansas. Leonard was born April 1893 in Kansas, Edith born May 1895 in Kansas, and Andrew August 1898 in Oklahoma.

In 1910 Baca County, Colorado, Andrew Baker is 26 born in Kansas, farming, with mother Edith widowed born in England, immigrating in 1875. Brother Leonard 37 was bon iN South Dakota.
The census taker recorded that Edith was blind.
Maybe they were there because George A. Moore proved up a quarter in 9, 31S 44W in 1890.

Andrew Baker proved up a quarter in 5 and 6, 31S 44W in 1913, Back County.
He proved up another quarter there later in 1913.

Leonard G. Baker cash-claimed a quarter in 6, 31S 44W, Baca County, 1912.

Edith E. Baker cash-claimed a quarter in 4, 5, 8, and 9, 31S 44W in 1913.

Andrew Baker, Jr. born 1883 in Logan County, Kansas, died in Logan County, Colorado in 1959, buried in Thornton,, with spouse Violet (Swope) Baker 1905-1985.

Andrew registered for WWI with a Proctor, Colorado address, born Sept 25, 183, with Edith Baker as his nearest relative.

Violet "Swosps" married Andrew Baker July 21, 1930, recorded in Logan County.

In 1930 Logan County, Colorado, Andrew is 37, Violet 25 born in Colorado. Pearl E. is 8, Andrew 6, Bessie B. 4, Howard 2, and Esther 1 all born in Colorado. Next household is George W. "Swoop" 52 and Sarah E. 47.

In 1940 Logan County, Andrew is 56, Violet 35, Bessie 14, Howard 12, Esther 11, Hazel 9, Laverne 5, and Opal Mae 2.

Violet (Swope) Baker 1905-1985 is buried in Thornton, COlorado, dying in Gentry County, Missouri.


Edith Maxwell married Patrick Brophy in 1921, recorded in Sedgwick County.

Fern Marie Brophy was born January 12, 1925 in Red Lion, Logan County, to Patrick J. Brophy and Edith M. baker, dying March 6, 1995 as Fern Marie usede.
She married Pete S. Pusede of Colorado in Clark County, Nevada on June 7, 1979.

One family member says that Edith's father was Sgt. Andrew Bake, a Civil War paticipant, "ran off" with their eldest , Edith, when he was 38, she was 18. "Sgt. Baker married Edith Hall in 1874 in Sioux City, Woodbury County, IA. and they had 7 children:

1-Leonard (never married, buried next to his mother in Riverside Cemetery, Sterling,CO);
Leonard Grant Baker registered for WWI in Proctor, Colorado, born April 17 1875, farming, with Edyth Baker as his nearest relative.

2-Rosa Baker (Fell from the wagon and was buried out on the prairie somewhere around eastern Colorado. Family story says that they were traveling with cowboys, who picked wildflowers and arranged them in her hair before they buried her. They put rocks on the grave to mark it but many years later the rocks were not found).

The 1880 Census shows "A." and Edith Baker living in Kansas City (Wyandotte County),KS.
3-Edith Mae (b.22-July-1881 in KS, d.6-Jun-1921)
4-Andrew Baker II (b.25-Sep-1893, d.7-Mar-1959)
5,6 and 7: Myrtle Evelyn; Grace; and Maude (order unk - the 3 younger children died and were buried on the prairie, location unknown.)

Orville A. Travis 1901-1956 is buried in Thornton, Colorado # 45151582, father Harrison Edward Travis 1873-1950 buried in Pueblo Colorado.

Edith Maxwell was in Clay County, South Dakota in 1910, 28, widowed, born in Kansas, with children Orval 8, Ruth M. 6, Ruby M. 6, Edwin and Ellis both 2, all kids born in Oklahoma. They're living with her uncle Will Hall 35 and their father Edwin 83 born in England.
Edith's daughter Ruby is in Logan County in 1920, 16, married to Otto Kalbunde 26 born in Nebraska, a hired man for the Edith Sheridan family. Ruby and Otto are in Papillon Nebraska, in 1930, and in 1940 she's in Denver, widowed, 36, with Donald 19, Evaline 17, and Charles 15.

In 1930 Logan County, Edith and Patrick Brophy are living with her brother Leonard Baker 55, and mother Edith 74.
Edith is 48, Patrick 40, Harold 8 born in Colorado, and Fern 5 born in Colorado.

In 1940 Logan County, Patrick is 52, born in Ireland, Edith 52 in Kansas, Harold 18 and Fern 15 were born in Colorado. Mother-in-law Edith Baker 84 was born in England, 84, widowed, and brother-in-law Leonard Baker 64 in South Dakota.
Edith Mae Brophy 1881-1956 is buried in Thornton, Colorado # 45151127.

Her mother Edith (Hall) Baker 1856-1940 is buried in Sterling # 55236425.
Her brother Leonard Baker 1875-1944 is buried in Sterling # 57252077.

Alice Avery is in Logan County in 1930, 18, born in Oklahoma. She's with parents Pricie 44 and Gertrude 42, farming. Pricie was born in Illinois, Gertrude Oklahoma. Paul is 12, Dorothy A. 11, Robert 8 born in Oklahoma, James 6, Wanda 4 adn Barbara L. 2 born in Colorado.

Ellis E. Maxwell married Alice Avery on July 14, 1935, recorded in Grand County, Colorado.
Son Ellis Maxwell is in Baker County, Oregon in 1940, 32, born in Oklahoma, with Alice 18 born in Oklahoma. He was in Denve in 1935, she was in Sterling, Colorado in 1935. Nephew Frank T. Costigan 18 was born in Colorado.
Ruth Travis and Bethram Costigan had Frank Thomas Costigan on March 7, 1921 in Denver. Frank died December 2, 1997.

Daughter Ruth M. Costigan is in Denver in 1930, 27, married to "Benshan" - probably Bertram - 31. They have Frank J. 8, and Eugene four months.

Vern C. Jones married Ruth Moore on July 3, 1936, recorded in Logan County.

Eugene Melvin Costigan was born in Rawlins, Wyoming in 1929, died 2003 in Red Cloud Nebraska # 42757985 - "Brother Ernie of Astonia Oregon and Vern onf Halsey Oregon.

James Richard Jones was born October 28, 1938 at Sterling to Vern C. Jones and Ruth M. Travis, dying November 13, 2001.
James is buried in Linn County, Oregon # 44883450 "Son of Vern and Ruth Travis Jones. He married Edith Logan in Denver on March 27, 1956.
Obituary in The Register-Guard, Eugene, Oregon on November 16, 2001. "

Ruth is in Logan County, in 1940, now married to Vern C. Jones 30 born in Kansas. Eugene is 10, born in Wyoming, and Ernest Moore 7 born in Colorado. - her son. Togerher Vern and Ruth ahve James and John, both 1.

In 1959 Denver, Ruth M. (wid Vern C. ) lives at 4008 Morrison Road.

Ruth M. Jones, born June 25, 1903, died May 25, 1997.

Vern died in Oregon
He's buried in Sweet Home # 26703005.


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