Lakefield Township Early Pioneers of Saginaw County, Michigan
Lakefield Township Early Pioneers of Saginaw County, Michigan



photo from Melvin Witschi



William London Baker was born July 2, 1888 in Burt, Albee Township, Saginaw County, Michigan to William and Nellie Phillips Baker. He married Anna Kathleen Shebester on April 30, 1913 in Lakefield Township. Anna Kathleen was born November 19, 1894 in Lakefield Township to Joseph and Barbara Novak Shebester.  Williams London was named after his Great Grandparents Louisa London and William Baker.


William and Anna Kathleen's children were:


  1. Mary Ella Baker was born April 26, 1914 in Lakefield Township and was married to Fred Vernell Kelly. She died November 27, 1971 and both, Mary and Fred are buried in Lakefield Township Cemetery.

  2. LuLu May Baker was born December 15, 1916 and married Melvin Witschi.

  3. Albena Eliene was born March 9, 1918 in Lakefield Township and married John Murlick. She died February 19, 1980, and both John and Albena are buried in Oakwood Mausoleum, Saginaw, Michigan.

  4. William J. Baker was born June 8, 1926 in Saginaw County, Michigan and died on November 5, 1989 Volusia County, Florida.


William worked for Henry Betz in 1917. William, Anna and their family moved to Saginaw, Michigan in 1923.


William died on July 17, 1970 in Saginaw, Michigan and Anna died on April 9, 1956 in Saginaw, Michigan. They are both buried in Lakefield Township Cemetery.

SOURCES: 1920 United States Census, Lakefield Township Cemetery; Lakefield Township Records; William L. Baker's WWI draft registration; William and Anna Kathleen Shebester Baker's obituaries; Albena E. Baker Murlick and John Murlick obituaries; Mary Ella Baker Kelly obituary; and Della Miller McKay's obituary collection and photo from Melvin Witschi

Pioneers of Lakefield Township - Left to Right: Jacob Brown, Lawrence Dubay, Alva Hinterman, David Dubay, Mr. Harris, George Easlick, Calvin Harris;   Ray Rowell standing towards the top of photo and his daughters, Mildred, Dorothy, and Carrie Rowell,  sitting on the wood pile.    Carry Rowell later married Fred Honaman.     photo from John and Linda Honaman Johnson.



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