January 29, 2011

Marie Julia Ordway

My grandmother, Dorothy Doty Ordway
and Marie Ordway Baker
Marie Julia Ordway was the youngest daughter and last child of Lemuel and Elizabeth Ordway.  Her middle name was the same as one of her mother's older sisters, Julia Delph Spangler.  Marie was born on 24 June 1904 in Monroe Township, Henry County, Ohio.

The 1930 census found Marie at age 25, still living at home with her parents in Malinta and employed as an assistant cashier at a bank.  I can remember Aunt Marie once telling me that she was working at a bank when it was robbed!  I am still searching for the clipping I once found of that incident and will post when it is located.

The census taker in 1930 visited in April, and by August 28th of that year, Marie married Charles J. Baker.  She was a homemaker and mother of two children, living much of her life in Liberty Center, Ohio.  She was, at one time, the clerk for the Village of Liberty Center, and a member of the Order of Eastern Star.

"Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Baker, Liberty Center, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with their children at a dinner party held at the Holiday Inn, Napoleon.  An open house for the immediate family followed at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Baker.  The couple was married August 23, 1930, by the Reverend Stockmier, St. John's Reformed Church, Holgate.  They are the parents of Robert, Napoleon, and Sue, Nashville, Tenneseee.  There are six grandchildren."
(Another clipping from my mother, probably from the Northwest-Signal, undated)

Marie Ordway Baker died on 20 Dec 1997 at the age of 93, the last surviving child of Lem and Lizzie Ordway.  At the time of her death, she was at Country View Haven in Napoleon.  She is buried at Young's Cemetery, Liberty Center.

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