Notes for Baber Family Members
Individual Notes from the database.
The notes are of no particular order or family relationship.

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Note 126: Mildred Molly Arthur

In E. O. Baber's research, Mildred is presumed to be the daughter of William Arthur since her oldest son was named William and another son named Barnabas Arthur. Research by Charles Duke confirms this assumption.  She is buried in the Northcutt Lot in the Marietta, Georgia Cemetery.  She married James Baber 1785.  Family legend has it that when the James Babers moved from Virginia to Rutherford Co., N. C., Thomas Jefferson gave Mrs. Baber a doe which she took to North Carolina.

Note 127:  James G. Baber

Late in 1779, at age 17, he enlisted in the Continental Army, Capt. James' Company.  Colonel Charles Lynch's Virginia Regiment (Veteran's Administration, Washington).  He guarded lead mines against the Tories and Indians.  James served at Petersburg and later guarded prison and magazines at Bedford, Va.  He married Mildred Arthur in 1785 and moved to Rutherford Co., N. C. "7 or 8 years after the war."  Some 9 grants of land were made to James Baber between 1796 and 1819 on Grassy Creek, Second Broad River, Sizemore Branch Branch (sic) and Shoal Branch in Rutherford Co..  Nine slaves were credited to him in the 1800 Census of Rutherford Co..  After "about 32 yrs" moved to Gwinnet Co., Ga. and later to the home of his daughter Mrs. Wm. Green in Cobb Co. Feb. 18 1827. died 17 July 1836 (Pension Records).  He is buried in Alabama near Heflin, per F. W. Baber.

Note 128:  Edward Baber - Born England, 1596.

Book: Miscellenea Genealogica et Heraldica (Ser Series), by Joesp jackson Howard, Vol. IV, p 58
"Edward baber of Lincoln's Inn, Esq., son and heir of Francis Baber of Chew in Com. Somerset, Esq. He married the daughter (Elizabeth) of Henry Pratt, sheriff and alderman of London, by whom he had issue: Henry and Ann, ob. 6 March 1652". ALSO: "Neare to ye lesser west dore, on a brass plate fastened to the marble: "ANNE BABER, widow of Francis Baber of Chew magna, Somerset, Esq. who was Daughter of Will Whitmore, of London, Alderman, ob. ult Dec. 1651. Impal - Ar'es of BABERS'"

Note 129:  Stanley Baber

The home of Stanley Baber stood on Four Mile Creek, off Bybee Road.  It was long known as the Doyle house having been purchased by Dennis Doyle in 1839. The Doyle family graveyard is located near the ruins of this old house.  The farm was sold to Doyle by Jonathan Baber who had acquired it after the death of his father, Stanley, in 1828.  The tract of 100 acres was deeded to Stanley Baber by William Orear in 1794.

Note 130:  John Babers

This is the person who added the "s" to Baber to make it Babers.  John Babers grew up an orphan.  After his fathers death he moved to Rutherford Co., NC.  There were many Baber relatives living here at the time.  To distinguish himself he added to "S" to the Baber name.  By his 21st year, he was living in Barnswell District, SC, married and raising a family.  In 1848, he and his family, and their families, with the exception of Daniel, left SC for points west under the guidance of General Pinckney.  John Babers, having received land in LA as part of his second wife's dowry, came to what is known today as Winn Parish LA.  This land was sold to Barney H. Bates on May 19, 1856.  The John Babers family is noted in many of the parish history books as being one of the pioneer families. They were some of the first settlers in Sparta, Pine Ridge, and Brown's Village.  After the death of his second wife, John was in Wilkinson Co. MS for an extended visit with his children who lived there and met his third wife Jane, a widow.  From the Bienville Messenger Vol. 1, No. 1 dated October 21, 1865 - Succession Sale at the late residence of John Babers deceased about 20 miles south of Sparta on Winnfield Road by Wm. Babers.  Biographical & Historical Memoirs of North West Louisiana, Southern Publishing Co. 1890 p 150: Township 14, Range 6 was first entered in 1838, when Jesse Mobley purchased Section 5, John Messers Prothro entered lands in Sections 20, 27 and 28 in 1839.  The Sprawls, Wests, Heads, Boylstons, Grays, Stewarts, Corbetts, Vansants, Johnsons, Hudsons, Womacks, Harts, Sullivans, BABERS and Murphys made their entries between 1848 and 1852.  From this period to the beginning of the war a number of buyers appear, so that the township may be said to have passed into the hands of private owners prior to 1860.  Page 153 the large slave owners in 1860 were amongst others, John Babers with 21.  John Babers was one of the early pioneers of Bienville Parish making his home in Sparta. T he town of Sparta was the first parish seat.  It was the cultural and political center of the parish until the late nineteenth century.  It was built on an incredibly sandy, eight-acre tract of federal land which was transferred to the parish.  Wagon roads led to Sparta from almost all the communities in the parish as early as the 1850's and perhaps sooner.  Despite its centralized location, Sparta proved to be a remote community.  Unfortunately, Sparta was located far away from any navigable watercourse. Merchants had to haul their goods from Lake Bistineau, 18 miles away, or from the Ouachita River.  But it was the coming of the railroad that doomed Sparta.  The railroad was constructed in the northern part of the parish thus cutting off the town of Sparta.  Arcadia and Gibsland, 20 miles north of Sparta, became boom towns and the economic focus of the parish began to shift. 

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Note 132:  Obit of Joe Baber
Thursday, February 28, 2002 VALLEJO, CALIFORNIA -- 

Joseph William Baber Jr. was born to Joseph William and Emma Jean (Johns) Baber on Feb. 1, 1927 in McAllen, Texas. Following a brief illness, he died on Feb. 24, 2002.  As a young child, he traveled throughout the Southeast United States with his father, who was a baker. He worked at a very early age as a welder in the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Virginia during World War II.  Near the end of the war, he served in the United States Army. Afterward, he settled in San Diego and began a career selling cars. Later, he was recalled to serve as a firearms instructor at Fort Ord during the Korean War.  Joe, after a career managing automobile dealerships, moved to the Napa Valley area in the mid-'60s, where he opened two motorcycle dealerships, Yamaha in Vallejo and Honda in Napa.  In 1980, after selling the dealerships, he opened a disco, the Riverside Lounge, and, later, Design Showcase, a tile and cabinet business that he operated until he retired in 1992. Other business interests included real estate, construction and investing.   He was a 32nd Degree Mason.  During his retirement, he enjoyed many fishing trips to Mexico.

Joe was preceded in death by his son, James, who died in 1961.  Joe is survived by his wife, Tommie; his son Michael M. Baber, U.S. Army Ret., of Napa and wife Terri; son Joseph William Baber III and wife Eloise of Virginia Beach, Va.; daughter Anna C. Baber, U.S. Air Force Reserves Staff Sgt., Berkeley Police Department recruit, of Suisun; brother Charles W. Baber of Carlsbad; half brother David of Durham, N.C.; sister Phyllis Bayer of Norfolk, Va.; and half sisters Vickie Scearce and Jo-Ann Baber of Durham, N.C., and Donna Bivins of Cedar Grove, N.C.  He also has three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  A memorial service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Tulocay Cemetery Chapel, 411 Coombsville Rd., Napa.

Note 133:  Esther Mary Baber

Esther Mary Baber was born at Christchurch, New Zealand, on 21 March 1871, the daughter of English parents Jane Wood and her husband, Thomas Primrose Baber, a corn merchant. Esther and a younger sister grew up in a modest and orderly home free from strain. Their father shared his knowledge of architecture and his love of the countryside and their mother impressed them with her strong sense of duty. Esther was taught by tutors until near matriculation and then went to Christchurch Girls' High School to finish her schooling. She attended Canterbury College and graduated MA from the University of New Zealand in 1898. Her student acquaintances included S. Arnold Atkinson, Frank Milner, Apirana Ngata and Ernest Rutherford.

After relieving the French teacher for a year at her old school Esther Baber went to Wellington in 1897. She and Beatrice Richmond, who was on the staff of Mary Anne Swainson's Fitzherbert Terrace School, held coaching classes before taking charge of the day school. After Swainson's death in August 1897 the two women established their own school, the Pipitea Private School, which they ran from 1899 to 1906. Baber also took several boarders into her home.

Within 18 months in 1904--5 Esther Baber's parents and sister died. She gave up the school and in 1906 visited England and Europe. While she was away her lawyer friend Arnold Atkinson arranged for her to buy the Fitzherbert Terrace School from Mary Anne Swainson's daughter, Mary Jessy Swainson. So began, in 1907, with 30 day girls and 17 boarders, the school that would flourish under her hand for 25 years.

Victorian though Baber's sense of discipline and decorum were, in her understanding of education she was far ahead of her time. She favoured the ideals of the Froebel Society, encouraging her pupils to develop a sense of inner harmony in their lives by discovering the underlying unity of all things through creative activity. The school had a close association with the Anglican church but Baber welcomed children of all creeds. Well read herself, she established a library in 1907 and every year's study was focused on a central theme. Current events were discussed and social concerns acted upon. She was openly critical of the rigid curriculum imposed by the contemporary matriculation examinations, and firmly believed that a girl needed 'quiet development' and should not leave school before she was 18. To teach music and the arts her staff included Robert Parker and Dorothy Richmond.

As well as high ideals and integrity, Esther Baber had a good understanding of motives and behaviour. She did not resort to sarcasm and had a quick sense of humour. Although not tall she was a dignified and attractive figure with keen bright eyes, trim black hair and a fine voice. Her extraordinary vitality and quiet warmth were readily conveyed to her pupils and made her school a very friendly place. The extent of her influence was expressed by a pupil in 1911 in the statement, 'Miss Baber is the School'.

Baber's own creative spirit was enriched by three further trips to Europe. Her recreation centred on her cottages at Hampden, Otago, and at York Bay near Wellington among the Richmond and Atkinson families. Picnics and the care of her garden and home were particular pleasures, often shared with senior girls, many of whom remained her friends for life. She founded the old girls' association in 1912. In the wider community she was on the committee of the Wellington Diocesan Church Schools Board, a life vice president of the St Mary's Guild and a member of the Women Students' Hostel Society of Victoria University College.

In 1920 Esther Baber sold her school to the diocese of Wellington. The diocese had been offered 10 acres in Karori by the Riddiford family on condition it bought the school. Baber continued as headmistress and the school was renamed the Samuel Marsden Collegiate School. In 1926 it shifted to Karori. A parents' association was formed in the same year. Baber regarded the founders' assembly hall, which opened at the new site in 1930, as the school's 'very heart and centre'. However, the move to Karori took its toll on Baber's health. She resigned as headmistress in 1931 but was a member of the school's board of governors from 1932 to 1956. After her retirement she built a house at Silverstream. She visited the school regularly and made friends with each year's new pupils. In 1951, on her 80th birthday, she was the guest of honour at a party put on by the old girls of the school.

Esther Baber died at the Kirkleigh nursing home in Karori on 19 November 1956 at the age of 85. Her funeral service was held at St Paul's Cathedral Church which she had attended for most of her years in Wellington. She had never married and left a legacy of over £6,000 for the Marsden school's chapel fund.

The original version of this biography was published in the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography Volume Three (1901-1920), 1996
© Crown Copyright 1996-2002. Published by the Ministry for Culture and Heritage, Wellington, New Zealand. All rights reserved.

Note 134:  JOHN L. BABER - Pocahontas, Virginia

John L. Baber, one of the pioneer merchants of the Flat Top coalfields, died at his home in Lynchburg last week.  His death was caused by pneumonia.  When the Pocahontas coalfield was first opened, Mr. Baber came from Lynchburg to Pocahontas, where he was a highly successful merchant.  A few years ago he retired from business and moved back to his old home at Lynchburg.  He was held in high esteem and widely known throughout this entire section. Mr. Baber had taken an active part in the civic life of Pocahontas. He was a loyal Democrat in politics, and at the time was mentioned as a candidate for Congress in the Ninth Virginia district.  He was married to Miss Alverta Dills, of Giles county, who was sister of Mrs. Sallie Litz, Bluefield, Va. and Mrs. W. H. Thomas, Pearisburg, Va. Besides his widow he is survived by eight children.  A number of years old.  Two brothers of the deceased met a tragic death when the old hotel at Pocahontas was destroyed by fire.  They were trapped by the fumes and burned to death.

Note 135:  Nancy & Mary Daniel Baber mentioned in the Will of their father Leonard Daniel.

31 DEC 1850 Rutherford Co., NC

This being my last will and testament in the name of God amen, being in good health and of sound mind and memory, I have thought proper to make a distribution of my property to my Children and relations at my death to the best and most advantageous manner.
1st. My wish and desire is that my Soul go to the God who gave it and that my body be decently buried at the expense of my estate.
2nd. In regard to my worldly substance I distribute it in the following manner (to wit) I doth give and bequeath unto my son William G. Daniel My negro Boy Jeff, also a certain tract or parcel of land whereon I now live, including my dwelling house together with all the out houses thereon, which said land is to be laid off as follows: Running an East course from the corner of Archibald Loller, James A. McClure and my own land, with the road by my Blacksmith's Shop, thence up the still house branch to McEntire's line, which all the said land lying on the north side of said line up to Wm. Hays' line, the said William G. Daniel is to have.
3rd. I doth give and bequeath to the bodily heirs of my daughter Nancy Baber the other part or parcel of land lying on the south side of said line, down to Archibald Loller's line, on which the said Nancy is to be supported so long as she lives but no part thereof or any money that might arise from any part of my estate, shall be applied to the payment of John Baber's debts, and that the said Baber is to have no power or access whatsoever to the same.
4th. I doth give and bequeath unto the bodily heirs of my daughter Mary Baber my negro girl Milly, together with all her increase but no part thereof or any money that might arise from any part of my estate, shall be applied to the payment of Robert Baber's debts and that the said Baber is to have no power or access whatever to the same.
5th. I doth give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth Black or heirs my negro girl Riller, together with all her future increase.
6th. I doth give and bequeath unto my daughter Martha McKinney or her heirs my negro girl Mariah, together with all her increase.
7th. I doth give and bequeath unto my granddaughter Whitsen Baber or her heirs, my negro boy Anderson, a child of Rilla's, age about 18 months, also my Sorrel Filly, bridle and saddle.
8th. I doth give and bequeath unto my brother W.K. Daniel my old deer gun.
9th. I doth give and bequeath unto my son Chisholm Daniel or his heirs on fourth part after the distribution as aforesaid, consisting of three negro fellows, Dick, Martin, and Sam, together with all stock of horses, Cattle, hogs, blacksmith and plantation tools, also household and kitchen furniture. then the remaining part of my property is to be divided equally between Elizabeth Black, Martha McKinney, W.G. Daniel, and the bodily heirs of both Mary and Nancy Baber.
10th. I do appoint John McKinney and Chisholm Daniel as Executors, to this my last will and testament. Signed sealed and acknowledged in the presence of we, who have attested the signature of Leonard Daniel on the 31st day of December AD one thousand eight hundred and fifty.

Rutherford County, NC
Test: Leonard Daniel (seal)
Issac D. McCluer
James A. McCluer (Jurat)

Note 136:  Dr. Ambrose Baber

Dated Tuesday, March 28, 1826

-A Duel with rifles.- We are informed that Dr. Baber and Thomas Mitchell, Esq. Of Milledgeville, (Geo.) fought a duel with short rifles at fifteen paces, at Campbell town (S.C.) on the 9 th inst. The latter was killed on the second fire. (This is most likely this Ambrose Baber.)

Note 137:  Earle William Baber - Obit

Earle W. Baber, 68, of Flagstaff, died Monday, Sept. 30, 2002. Mr. Baber was born on Sept. 17, 1934, in Fayetteville, N.C., and moved to Flagstaff with his wife and family in 1973. Mr. Baber served in the U.S. Navy and Air Force for 14 years and fought in the Korean and Vietnam wars. He enjoyed cooking his North Carolina-style barbecue for his friends and family, and loved watching NASCAR. Mr. Baber is survived by his wife of 43 years, Mary; son and daughter-in-law Gus and Carla of Flagstaff; daughters and sons-in-law Traci White and Greg Limback of Flagstaff, and Jenifer and Don Gropp of Phoenix; father Robert Harris of Chandler; and three grandchildren. A barbecue in Mr. Baber's memory will be held at noon Saturday, Oct. 19, at Mr. Baber's home, 2628 E. Elder, Flagstaff. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Northland Hospice, P.O. Box 997, Flagstaff, AZ 86002. Arrangements are being handled by Norvel Owens Mortuary.

Note 138:  Clarissa Lovejoy Baber

Clara Lovejoy Baber owned and operated the White Horse Inn located in McDermitt, Nevada in the early 1900's. Family folklore states that this establishment was both a saloon and brothel.  Family has visited it several times and there are rooms on the top floor complete with sinks and toilet facilities.  At one time there was a huge portrait of Clara hanging over the bar.  This is possibly the establishment that led to the listing of the occupation of Benjamin Franklin Baber in the 1880 Census in Humbolt Co. Nevada as "Hotel Keeper.  Clara was his sister-in-law and this Inn may have changed ownership within the family.

The Whitehorse Inn is next door to the town jail which was an stone structure, both the Inn and the jail were within 100ft of the Oregon border so it is said that whoever was about to be arrested from a night of wild drinking at the Whitehorse would take off running across the border in an attempt to get away.

Note 139:  Ann Baber's Burial (Unknown)

Hampshire, England - From the burial register 1683:

Ann BABER kinswoman of Cap. Farre was buried Feb 5 1683, and that very day the moone was new and the snow thawed and the frost broke which had lasted
from Nov 26 - the lands were frozen 2 feet and that little water which was, not sweet, the very grave wherein she was buryed was frozen almost 2 feet. We and our cattel were in a bad case and we feared worse and just in our extremity, God had pitty on us.

Note 140:  Dr. Charles Baber Family of Izard Co. Arkansas
Arkansas Democrat, byline Karr Shannon
(Not Dated)

Probably there are few families in Arkansas that can boast of five members as graduates of the University of Arkansas--all from the same department. But that is the case of the Dr. Charles Tyler Baber family which grew up in a remote section of Izard County.  There were eight children in the family--five boys and three girls. They all attended the university, with the five boys graduating from the College of Agriculture.  Q.M. and L.C. Baber finished the same year--1925. 

Lytle Clermont "L.C." Baber is now managing director of the South Central Chain Stores' Council, with headquarters in Little Rock, a position he has held for five years. For 15 years prior to that he was associated with the University Extension Service.

Quin Morton. Baber is now a teacher in vocational agriculture at Malvern, where he has been since 1931. Prior to that time he taught at Lamar, in Johnson county, and Morrilton, Conway county.

John Clement Baber was graduated in 1928 and taught vocational agriculture at Huntsville from 1928 to 1944. Since that time he has been teaching agriculture at Siloam Springs.

Erin Oswald Baber completed his work in the university in 1936, and for the last seven years he has been associated with the Chilean Nitrate Sales Corporation in charge of its Arkansas territory, except for three years of this time during which he was with the armed services overseas. He formerly was with the Farm Security Administration.

Harold Truman Baberwas a graduate in 1937. Since that time he has been engaged in vocational agriculture teaching and county extension work. He is serving now as county agent of Union county.

The three sisters are Mrs. Austin Ledbetter, Sheridan, and Misses May D. and Nancy, Fayetteville.

All the children were born and reared on the Baber farm, near Franklin, in one of the most rugged sections of north Arkansas. Dr. Baber graduated from the University of Tennessee, School of Medicine, in 1892. Up until his death a few years ago he spent his time visiting patients in an area of several square miles. He was one of the old-time practitioners who braved all kinds of weather day and night. He usually traveled on horse-back, charging 'by the mile' and collecting by the inch.
The boys knew the hardships of farm life from the beginning, each graduating from the plow-handles before going to high school, then to the university's College of Agriculture. Since no accredited high school was convenient in the vicinity, the boys had to go away to "boarding school, before entering university."

Note 141:  "Trampled to Death by a Steer -- Frankie Baber - July 1879

C. Ryan, of Camp McDermitt, informs us that Frankie, the seven-year-old child of Mr. and Mrs. B.F. Baber, was killed by a frightened and infuriated steer near that place last week. The boy, who was unusually bright and intelligent for one of his age, was in the corral, in which was a steer, which became frightened and maddened, and ran over him, trampling him to death. The bereaved parents, who have the sympathy of the whole community, are broken-hearted over the loss of their loved one."

Note 142: Obit of William O. Baber, Sr.

Friends Attend as W.O. Baber Buried Here Today

Humboldt State and the Silver State Newspaper Oct. 14, 1930

Dr. Meracle in Charge of Last Rite for Humboldt Pioneer Resident

Funeral services were held in Winnemucca today for W.O. Baber, pioneer resident of Humboldt county, who died at the Humboldt general hospital Sunday afternoon due to a prolonged illness.

Buried Here

Services were conducted from the Mrs. Edna T. Eddy and Son funeral parlors and were in charge of Dr. J.S. Meracle of the Methodist Episcopal church of Winnemucca.

Interment was made in the Winnemucca cemetery. The services started at 3:00 pm.

Pall bearers were C.P. Hoskins, C. E. Haviland, J.D. Minor, C.B. Brown, Tom Scott and F. J. Button, friends and acquaintances of the deceased.

Relatives Attend

Relatives who were in attendance at the rite of W.O.Baber were W.O. Baber of McDermitt, son, and Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Baber of Sparks. A large number of friends were in attendance at the services. Baber was well known here for having resided in the county since 1873.

W.O. Baber, 74 Dies, Crossed Plains in the Early Days

Humboldt Star Monday 10/13/1930

W.O. Baber Sr., 74 a resident of Humboldt county since 1873, died in this city yesterday following illness resulting from cancer of the liver. He had been ill for several months and was placed in the Humboldt general hospital August 18 where he died.

During the past week he lost strength rapidly.

Born in 1856

Deceased was born in Missouri February 4, 1856 and early in his life crossed the plains in a covered wagon with his parents, settling in Sonoma county, California.

In 1873 Baber assisted in herding a band of sheep from Sonoma county to Humboldt county where they were delivered to Hardin and Riley in the Quinn river valley.

For several years he worked as a vaquero on various northern Humboldt county ranches, finally purchasing a small ranch and a few head of cattle near McDermitt.

Bought Hotel

In 1890 he sold the ranch and moved to Santa Barbara, California, and lived there for four years returning to Humboldt county and McDermitt in 1894 and buying a hotel property in that city which he operated until 1819 as the Nevada Hotel.

In 1920 he retired from active business career and went to southern California where he visited with relatives and friends, later residing in southern Oregon. Last year he moved with his son to Sparks where he resided until coming back here in August.

Deceased was one of the last of the old pioneers from the McDermitt section.

Funeral Tomorrow

He is survived by Mrs. Clara Baber of McDermitt, a son, W.O. Baber Jr.,of McDermitt, a grandson and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Baber of Sparks, and a sister, Mrs. Luela Graves of Petaluma, California.

W. O. Baber Jr. is in Winnemucca today attending to funeral arrangements.

The services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 3:00pm from the Mrs. Edna T. Eddy and son funeral parlors with Dr. J.B. Meracle of Methodist Episcopal church in charge.

Word received from Mrs. Clara Baber, former wife of W. O. Baber this afternoon, was to the effect that she would be unable to attend the funeral due to her own ill health.

Note: The Baber Hotel, later the Nevada Hotel, was later named the OreNeva Hotel , and again the White Horse Inn after Clara Babers death, and still stands in McDermitt, Nevada.

Note 143:  Obit of Clarissa Lovejoy Baber

Mrs. Baber Dies in McDermitt

Humboldt Star Mar. 06, 1939

McDermitt - A pioneer resident of Northern Humboldt county, Mrs. Clara Baber, 79 owner and proprietor of the Orevada hotel here died Sunday afternoon at 1:30pm at her home in McDermitt.

Born a small farm three and one-half miles from Rockford, Illinois, on June 11, 1859, Mrs. Baber came to the McDermitt district in 1878, and resided on the McDonald ranch in Quinn River valley.

One Son

She was married to W. O. Baber in 1880. To this union, one child, a son, William Baber Jr. was born in 1881.

In 1899 Mrs. Baber moved to McDermitt and founded the Baber hotel, which is now known as the Orevada hotel.

The aged pioneer survived by her only son William Baber Jr., who resided in McDermitt; a brother Owen Lovejoy of McDermitt; one grandson; James Baber of Sparks; and a foster daughter, Mrs. Paul Thompson of the Getchell mine. She is also survived by distant relatives in Oregon.

Funeral Rites

Funeral services will be held tomorrow morning at 10:00 at the Orevada hall here. Miss Alice Wright, Episcopal missionary of Fort McDermitt will be in charge of the services.

Following the rites, the body will be taken to Winnemucca where burial will be held at 3:00pm Thursday afternoon.

Funeral Rites for Mrs. Baber are Held in Chapel

Humboldt Star March 7, 1939

Last rites for Mrs. Clara Baber, 79, well known McDermitt resident, who died at her home in McDermitt, Sunday afternoon were conducted at Mrs. Edna T. Eddy mortuary at 3:00 o'clock this afternoon.

Episcopal services were read by Mrs. Mary Myers of McDermitt, Pallbearers were J.D.Minor, C.P. Hopkins, Joe Bankofiev, Claude Reeves, Joe Ugarriza, and Savio Capulio.

Interment in City

Interment was in the city cemetery in the family plot. Services which were to be conducted this morning at 10:00 at the Orevada hotel at McDermitt were cancelled.

A host of relatives accompanied the body to Winnemucca for the burial.

Note: The Baber Hotel, renamed to Nevada Hotel, was later named the OreVada Hotel , and again the White Horse Inn after Clara Babers death, it still stands in McDermitt, Nevada.

Note 144: Obit of Annie Larson Baber

McDermitt Pays Tribute To Lady

The Silver State Newspaper Jan. 17, 1923

MCDERMITT, Jan. 17. - Mrs. Annie Baber, who passed away at St. Luke's hospital, San Francisco, on Saturday, December 30, was born in Washoe county, Jan. 20, 1881, the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Larson.

She passed her early life and received a high school education at Empire, near Virginia City. Taking up teaching as her vocation, she taught in several schools of the state. After her term at Rebel Cree, Humboldt county, was completed, she was married to Will O. Baber Jr. at the home of her parents, June 19, 1904.

The young couple made their home in McDermitt, where Mr. Baber was engaged in the mercantile business, and the deceased was soon appointed postmaster, which office she executed efficiently until her resignation in 1920, when Mr. Baber engaged in cattle raising. Her knowledge of nursing, coupled with her ready fund of sympathy for the distressed, afforded her many opportunity to prove herself veritable angel of mercy in homes visted by sickness, and there is hardly a home in the entire valley which cannot bear grateful testimony to her ministration. Especially during the flu did the deceased perform heroic labors in attending the stricken ones day and night whenever she was needed.

Her failing health for the last year or more finally decided her to seek medical assistance in San Francisco, besides establishing a home for her son James while attending a business college. Since the last of November, Mr. Baber had been with her in San Francisco. As a last resort, the surgical operation was decided upon, but the deceased seemed unable to rally and passed away on the second day after the operation.

Left to mourn the deceased are the husband, and son James, aged 16 years; Mr. and Mrs. James Larson of Empire, parents, and Mrs. Irene Giacometto of McDermitt, and Mamie Dodson of Appleton, Washington.

By request of the deceased the remains were taken to Carson, near her girlhood home, and interment occured there. Attending from McDermitt were Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Hewitt and daughter, Mrs. Clara Baber and Mrs. Terese Kelsey. Amid the profusion of floral offerings may be mentioned that sent by the citizens of McDermitt, a loving tribute to those splendid womanly qualities which had one for the deceased such a high place in the hearts of those who knew her best.

Note: 145  Ex-state tax worker faces charges in assault on wife

The Oklahoman 2002-12-18

By Nolan Clay

A former Oklahoma Tax Commission employee, Billy Bruce Baber, has been charged for the fourth time this year.
Baber is accused in the latest charge -- a misdemeanor -- of assaulting his wife Nov. 29.

He has admitted he kicked his wife out of bed, then dragged her by the ankles out of their Oklahoma City home. He said he acted in self-defense.

Baber, 34, also is charged with three felonies -- filing a false insurance claim, conspiring against the state and threatening a witness.

He is accused in the first case of burying a tractor and hay baler and reporting them stolen for the insurance. He is accused in the conspiracy case of taking bribes from trucking agents while at the Tax Commission.

He is accused in the threat case of telling a trucking agent, "I'll kill you."

Baber was ordered back to jail Tuesday because of the newest charge. Bail was denied.

"I'm appalled," Oklahoma County District Judge Ray C. Elliott said.

The judge in June ruled Baber was too violent to be free while awaiting trial. However, the judge later allowed Baber to be released on bail under special conditions.

The judge ruled Tuesday that Baber violated those conditions.

"I just can't imagine why you would do this, unless you thought I was bluffing, wasn't serious or was lying to you," Elliott said.

At the judge's suggestion, Baber took a polygraph test. An examiner for the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation reported Baber was deceptive in his account of the fight.

His wife, Darla Baber, filed for divorce Tuesday. The two have been married since Dec. 31.

The misdemeanor domestic abuse case was filed Dec. 9 in Cleveland County District Court.

Note 146:  Henry Dennis Babers

HENRY DENNIS BABERS was born on February 17, 1944 and joined the Armed Forces while in Gainesville, Florida

He served as a 0302 in the Marine Corps.  In 1 year of service, he attained the rank of 1LT/O2.

On September 18, 1967, at the age of 23, HENRY DENNIS BABERS perished in the service of our country in South Vietnam, Quang Tri.

You can find HENRY DENNIS BABERS honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Panel 26E, Row 87.


Note 147:  Mrs. Randle Baber Died Last Friday
The Soper Democrat January 24, 1929 – transcribed by Ron Henson

    This community was saddened last Friday morning when the news spread that Mrs. Randle Baber was dead. Death came to her about 9 o’clock. Funeral services were held at the Methodist church Saturday afternoon at 2:30, conducted by Rev. J.W. Browers, Methodist pastor of Hugo. Burial was had in the Soper cemetery under the auspices of the Order Eastern Star, of which the deceased had long been a member.
    Chas. R. Baber, her husband, was taken in charge and lodged in the county jail to await the outcome on an investigation which was conducted by county authorities. He was taken today to an institution for the insane, having been ordered there following a hearing held at Hugo yesterday.
    The first information given out concerning the death was when one of Mr. Baber’s sons went to the school and told Mr. Holt, teacher in the school, that his father wanted him to come to his home, which was just across the street from the school. Upon arriving at the home Mr. Baber is said to have stated to Mr. Holt that he had killed his wife, saying, "Oh, why did I do it?"
    Mrs. Baber’s body was laying across the bed when parties arrived. Officers took Mr. Baber in charge and lodged him in the county jail. A coronor’s jury was summoned and their verdict was that Mrs. Baber came to her death from strangulation at the hands of her husband.
    During the World War Mr. Baber suffered a severe body wound and his condition was getting worse the past few months, and he seemed to worry a great deal over it. For some time it has been noticable [sic] to friends close to him that he was brooding over his condition. This has become more acute since the death of his sister, Mrs. W.L. Ellis, about 10 days ago.
    Mrs. Baber was about 33 years of age, and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.J. Johnson, of Soper. She was born at Slate Shoals, and moved with her parents to Soper where she spent the most of her life. Besides her parents she is survived by three sisters, Mrs. J.A. Benham, of Ardmore, Mrs. C.F. Stubbs, of Brownwood, Texas, and Miss Emma Johnson, of Hugo. She is survived by two sons, Charles, 8 and Joseph, aged 6.
    She was married to Mr. Baber on August 31st, 1917. Immediately after the marriage Mr. Baber left for the training camps and later was sent to France where he was in some of the great battles in which he was seriously wounded. Following his discharge he completed his studies in pharmacy. He located in Hugo where he was associated with B.D. Jordan in the drug business until the store was destroyed by fire December 25, 1927. They later moved to Soper where they have since resided.

The tragedy has caused a decided shock to the community where all parties have been known for many years. Mr. Baber bore an excellent reputation.

Her son Charles Baber Passes Away
The Soper Democrat March 8, 1934 – transcribed by Ron Henson

    Charles Baber, aged 13 years, died at the St. Joseph infirmary at Paris last night, following an emergency operation for appendicitis. The little fellow had been sick only a few days and yesterday morning it was decided to operate in an effort to save his life. He failed to rally, death relieving him of his suffering at 8 o’clock.
    Funeral services will be held at the Soper Methodist Church tomorrow afternoon at 3 o’clock, conducted by Rev. H.M. Cosby, local pastor, assisted by Rev. Alva Hutchinson, pastor of the Hugo Methodist church. Interment will be in the Soper Cemetary [sic].
    Pallbearers will be: Walter Carlson, R.L. Jones, R.E. Crosset, R.K. Jenner, L.R. Blakely and Mr. Brittain.
    Charles Robert Baber was born at Soper on October 1st, 1920, and has lived here most of his life. For a time he lived with his parents in Hugo. He was a student of Soper High School and was a model scholar. His classmates will attend the funeral in a body.
    Besides his father he is survived by a brother, Joe, his grandmother, Mrs. C.J. Johnson, and numerous aunts and uncles.
    Charles was one of the best boys the writer ever knew, and his passing is sad. The bereaved relatives have the heartfelt sympathy of all in their great sorrow.

Note 148: Obit of James Alfred Baber

Lynchburg: The News Saturday Morning November 25, 1899

This week's issue of the Scottsville Courier mentions the death of Mr. J. A. Baber which occurred at his home at Bremo Bluff, Fluvana county, last Sunday.  Mr. Baber, who had been in failing health for several years prior to his death was well known in this city and throughout the State.  For some years he traveled for a Lynchburg firm, but more recently and up to three years ago, when he began the general merchandise business at Bremo Bluff, he was on the road for a Richmond dry goods house.  He was extremely popular with all with whom he came in contact.  He leaves a widow, formerly Miss Seay, of Fluvanna county.

Note 149:  Baber land on Ballinger Creek.

In 1768 John Strange sold 100 ac. in Albemarle to John Martin. This land had been sold to John Strange in 1764 by Elizabeth Higason and was 100 ac. on Ballinger Creek, part of the land where she and Thomas Baber lived.  (This land was cut off into Fluvanna County.)  On 13 April 1790, John Martin of Fayette Co., Va. (Fayette Co., Ky.), sold to Samuel Smithson of Fluvanna Co., Va., for 150 lbs., 390 acres of land in Fluvanna Co. on both sides of Ballinger Creek, adj. John Kent, decd., John Pace, Sandley Baber, Thomas Baber, Win. Vannerson, Jos. King, where John Martin formerly lived. Wit: G. Thompson, Jos. Thompson, John Basket.

Note 150:  Son of William Whiles Baber

Greene County, Indiana, April l9, l856  ".....a sad accident which occurred...a child of Mr. William Baber's, aged some six years, was killed on the first inst. by falling from a log on a knife held in his hand.  Death was produced almost instantly.  We sincerely sympathise with the bereaved parents in their un-timely loss."

Note 151:  Wiley Clinton Baber Obit

Clinton Wiley Baber 
Col. Clinton Wiley Baber, 93, died April 2, 2003 at Westminster Canterbury, Richmond.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Lucille Anderson Baber.  Born on September 12, 1909 in Fluvanna County, Va., he received his B.S. degree in 1935 from Virginia Tech, where he was the first student to be elected to five honorary fraternities.  He served in the U.S. Army during WWII, retiring with the rank of Colonel.  He worked for many years in the tobacco industry in Richmond, Venezuela and in the Philippines.  For 20 years he worked in commercial real estate at Harrison & Bates. Col. Baber served as Chairman of the Virginia Section of The American Chemical Society and on the General Staff of The Military Order of the World Wars.  He was a member of The Country Club of Virginia and a past member of the Bull and Bear Club, the Engineers Club, the Downtown Club and the Officers Club. Col. Baber was a member of Sharon Baptist Church in Buckingham County.  He is survived by his sisters, Evelyn Baber Agee of Hanover County, Stanley Baber Andrews of Venice, Fla.; and seven nieces and nephews, Maryetta Agee Rosemond, James Barclay Agee Jr., Timothy Baber, Linda Johnson, Steven Chamberlain, Carol Jenson and Lyle Eckler Jr. The family will receive friends 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at the Central Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, 3215 Cutshaw Avenue.  A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 8 at Grace Baptist Church, 4200 Dover Road. Graveside services will be held 3 p.m. Thursday, April 17 at Arlington National Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Westminster Canterbury Foundation, 1600 Westbrook Ave., Richmond, Va. 23227; or to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 6359, Glen Allen, Va. 23058.
Published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch from 4/4/2003 - 4/5/2003.

Note 152:  Frances Ann Woosley Baber

According to the book, "Estill County, Kentucky Condensed Abstracts of Obituaries, Feuds, and Local News, Vol. 2":

"3 September 1937 - Mrs. Ann Baber, 87, at home of her son Frank Baber of N. Irvine; she was injured as a passenger in an auto collision with a truck driven by Crate Bush; she lived 6 days after the accident but never gained consciousness; husband: John Baber died several years ago; 4 sons: Frank Baber of Irvine, Stanley Baber of Vaughns' Mill, George Baber of Winchester, and John Baber of Union Hall; 2 daughters: Mrs. Dan Henry of Winchester and Mrs. Ed Bush of Vaughns' Mill; grandson: Mr. Asa Baber of Winchester; brother: James Woosley of Dayton, OH; 4 sisters: Mrs. Beel Pasley of Kidville, Mrs. Beckie Tipton of Mt. Sterling, Mrs. Ellen McIntosh of Dayton, OH and Mrs. Mildred Puckett of WIS; buried/Family cemetery."

Note 153:  Roy W. Baber

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