91st PA: Ambrose Baker

Ambrose Baker

Before the war

He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1829/30. [sources: date: 2 (33 in 1863). place: 14]

On 5 March 1849, he married Mary Ann Barger. She was born in Pennsylvania, in 1831/32. They were married by Reverend John Street. They had three children:

[sources: 3, 19, 22, 23, 26]

About 1851, he was probably a chairmaker, living at Orchard above Rawle Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 21]

About 1854-1855, he was probably a chairmaker, living at 82 Culvert Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 21]

About 1857, he was probably a chairmaker, living at Culvert Street below 5th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 21]

When he enlisted, he was a chairmaker. He was probably living at 6 American Place, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [sources: 2, 21]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 11-1/2 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, grey eyes, and dark hair. [sources: 2, 14]

During the war

He reenlisted within the month after discharge from three-months service. An Ambrose Baker served in company G of the 19th Pennsylvania Infantry. The company mustered in on 18 May 1861, at Philadelphia, and mustered out on 29 August 1861, at Philadelphia. [sources: 2, 10]

He enlisted and was mustered into service in company C, on 2 September 1861, as 4th Corporal. He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Starr. According to the 31 October 1861 company muster roll, he was a private. [sources: 1, 2 (company muster-in roll, 25 Sept 1861), 14, 27 (4" corpl)]

He was probably the sentry who shot Jesse B Wharton at the Old Capitol Prison, on 1 April 1862. He was arrested on 13 May 1862, and imprisoned in the Central Guard House, cell 20, by order of General Wadsworth, probably for that shooting. [source: 4]

He was promoted to 8th Corporal on 15 August 1862. [sources: 2, 12, 13]

Starting 10 February 1863, he was absent on furlough for ten days. He took with him a letter from Andrew Brown (C) to Brown's father and sister, which mentioned that they could send a penknife and small carpenter's axe to him with Baker, if they hadn't already sent them. He was reported absent without leave on 22 February 1863. He had returned on 26 February 1863. [sources: 5, 6, 7, 28]

In a letter dated 3 March 1863, Andrew Brown (C) told his father and sister that he had received what they sent with Baker. [source: 29]

On 16 May 1863, he was an Acting Sergeant, and was assigned as a guard at Division Headquarters. [source: 8]

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg. He was then a corporal. [source: 16]

On 28 July 1863, he was reported as having been dropped because he was missing in the campaign (probably after 11 June 1863). He had returned by 28 July 1863. [source: 9]

He reenlisted, for three years, as a veteran volunteer on 24 December 1863 at Bealton, Virginia. He was mustered in on 26 December 1863. His enlistment was credited to the fourth District, Philadelphia Pennsylvania. He was due a bounty of $60, had received $13 advance pay, and a $2 premium. [source: 2 (supplementary muster and descriptive roll of vet volunteers, 26 Dec 1863)]

On the January/February 1864 muster roll, he is listed as absent sick in Philadelphia; it also says he received a bounty of $60 and was due $50. He was still absent without leave in March/Apr 1864. He was present on the May/June and July/Aug 1864 rolls, and was due $100 of his bounty. [source: 2]

He was killed in action on 30 September 1864, near Squirrel Level Road. He was a corporal, in company C. He left no effects. On the company muster-out roll, he is listed as having received a bounty of $160, and due a bounty of $240; $25.78 advanced for clothing in kind or money. [sources: 2, 3, 11, 13, 14, 27]

He was originally buried on the Snyder Farm. He was later reburied at the Poplar Grove Cemetery, grave 3086. [sources: 11, 18 (Peeble's Farm)]

After the war

On 3 December 1864, Mary Ann Baker, his widow,applied successfully for a widow's pension. Her address then was No. 6, America Place, 4th St, below Vine Street, Philadelphia Pennsylvania. [sources: 3, 17, 20]

In 1866, Mary A Baker was still living in American Place. [source: 21]

In 1870, his widow was living in the 14th ward, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was living with John G Deal, and is named 'Mary A Deal'. She was also living with her children Rachel, Ambrose, Henry and Sarah. [source: 19]

However, ME Jenks, a special agent, who lived near her, investigated her apparent remarriage, taking several statements near the end of October 1878. [source: 3]

Mary Ann Baker 44 years old, residence No. 9 Diligent [?] Ave, Philadelphia. In a statement given on 20 Oct 1878 she swore she had never remarried, but admitted she had "continuously cohabited" with John Deal for ten years, since about 1868, and had one child by him, 10 [?] years old. When other people addressed her as Mrs Deal, she responded, but she never openly acknowledged him as her husband, and never took his name. She probably would have been married to him long ago if she hadn't wanted to lose her pension. [source: 3]

Another statement was given by her daughter-in-law Isabella Baker, 25 years old, residence rear 923 Hamilton St Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Isabella married Ambrose Baker Jr on 19 August 1874. She believed Mary Ann Baker and John Deal were not married. She and her husband lived with them part of 1876, all of 1877, and part of 1878. Their relations with each other were the same as if they were married. They have one daughter, Sarah Deal, about 11 years old. Mary Ann Baker was addressed solely as Mrs Deal. [source: 3]

A third statement was given by Mary Johnson, 38 years old, residence 600 Loraine St Philadelphia. She swore that the statements in Isabella Baker's statement were true. [source: 3]

A few days later, on 24 October 1878, Anna Maria Meyers gave a statement. She was 57 years old, and lived at rear 918 Hamilton St Philadelphia. Mary Ann was known solely as Mrs Mary Deal, and she took for granted that they were married (but had never discussed it). All their acquaintances recognize them as husband and wife. She is not entitled to a pension. [source: 3]

John Deal also appeared on 24 October. He was 59 years old, and lived at No 9 Diligent Ave., Philadelphia Pennsylvania. He began living with Mary A Baker in 1865, has lived with her continuously since, and has one child who will be 12 next January. He never married her by any legal ceremony. Mary Ann is addressed as Mrs Deal but he has no knowledge she ever gave anyone permission to so address her. He had told friends that he wasn't married, but didn't talk much about it. He wanted to marry her, but she refused. [source: 3]

On 5 November 1878, the Commissioner of Pensions ordered her pension ended, and she was dropped from the pension rolls on 30 November 1878. (My understanding is that at common law, a marriage required stating, in present-tense words, a present intention to be married. The evidence clearly does not establish that. I do not know under what criterion Mary Ann Baker had married John Deal.) [source: 3]

In 1880, his widow seems to have been living at 9 Diligent Avenue (or rear 916 Buttonwood Street?). If so, she was living with her second husband [?] John Seederling [!], and children Harry B and Sally. [source: 24]

On 5 August 1881, Mary Ann Deal died, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, of dropsy. She was living in Diligent Place, ward 13, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was buried in Fernwood Cemetery, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. [source: 26]

On 30 August 1884, John C Deal, Mary's second husband (if they were married), died, of a dilated heart. He was a stone cutter. On 2 September 1884, he was buried, in Odd Fellows Cemetery. [source: 24]

Researcher

Joy Firtell is studying Ambrose Baker; contact her at joyfir@sbcglobal.net.

Sources

1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster)

2 compiled military service record (Ambrose Baker)

3 widow's pension certificate file, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 15, WC 46808 (Ambrose Baker)

4 Register of prisoners at the Central Guard House, National Archives, Record Group 393, part IV, entry 2086, volume 313, page 294

5 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 10 February 1863

6 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 22 February 1683

7 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 26 February 1683

8 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 16 May 1863 (Acting Sergt Baker)

9 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 28 July 1863 (Corpl Baker)

10 Bates (see #1), p.182 (19th PA) (Ambrose Baker)

11 Poplar Grove Cemetery records (thanks to Elizabeth Dinger-Glisan for the information!) (Ambrose Baker)

12 company C, List of non-commissioned officers, page 1, corporals (Ambrose Baker)

13 company C, List of non-commissioned officers, page 2, corporals (Ambrose Baker)

14 company C, descriptive roll, number 9 (Ambrose Baker)

15 company C, untitled list, probably of status at muster out, entry 80 (Ambrose Baker)

16 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Ambrose Baker)

17 pension index, by name (Ambrose Baker)

18 'Our illustrious dead', Philadelphia Inquirer 20 July 1865 page 2 (A Baker)

19 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 14th ward, microfilm series M593, film 1398, page 74 = 148 handwritten (Mary A Deal)

20 pension index, by regiment (Ambrose Baker)

21 various Philadelphia city directories, transcribed 22 January 2012, from Fold3

22 death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer 11 November 1917, page 15 (Ambrose Baker [Jr])

23 death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer 10 February 1913, page 6 (Henry Baker)

24 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 13, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 218, microfilm series T9, film 1173, page 269 = 21 A handwritten (Mary Ann Seederling)

25 death certificate, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, 30 August 1884 (John C Deal)

26 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 5 August 1881 (Mary Ann Deal)

27 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Ambrose Baker)

28 letter, Andrew Brown to his father and sister, 9 February 1862 [sic; sc. 1863], in his father's pension certificate file, WC 134,972 (Ambrose Baker)

29 letter, Andrew Brown to his father and sister, 3 March 1863, in his father's pension certificate file, WC 134,972 (Baker)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1850 US census
in the 1851 directory he seems to be at Orchard ab[ove] Rawle; I believe that address is here in the 1850 census, and the Baker's are not recorded:
1860 census 1861 Biddle's Philadelphia directory
pagedwellingfamilynameoccupation pagenameoccupationaddress
423r=63=845425544Saml Shullcordwainer[can't find]
""545Eliza Gilmore[blank] 154? Gilmore Elizabeth[none]3 Charles
"""John Gilmoremorocco dresser [can't find]
"426546Jacob Frantzcarpenter 142Frantz JacobcarpOrchard
"427547Archibald Bassettcarter [can't find]
"""Geo Bassettcarpenter [can't find]
"""Daniel Bassettwheelwright [can't find]
424v=64=846427547Wm Bassettbrass founder[can't find]
"428548Joseph Lambcordwainer 235Lamb JoscordwOrchard
"429549Peter FoxPlane maker [can't find]
""550Henry Elybookbinder [can't find]
"430551Mary Heidrick [?]  [can't find]
""552Ths Parkerbrick layer 328Parker Thos . W.bricklr.Orchard
"431553Joseph Hainesbrick maker [can't find]
"432554Henry Hambrickbrick layer [can't find]
"433555Peter Hillmanblk smith [can't find]
"434556Geo Juniorlaborer 217Junior GeolabOrchard ab Rawle
424r=65=847434556John Johnsonlaborer [no John Johnson on Orchard or Rawle]
"435557John G ManleffDo [sc. laborer]282?? Manluff JohnoystermanOrchard ab Rawle
""558Uriah Megaralaborer [can't find]
"436559Minas Rosslaborer 365Ross Myluslab.Rawle
""560Rachel Reatch [?][none] [can't find]
"437561Scippio Cornishdrayman 82Cornish SdraymanRawle
1860 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 25 Feb 12)
note that according to the 1861 Biddle's directory, he was a chairmaker, at 6 American pl
the 1861 Biddle's directory (on p.359) has 'Glenn James, hatter, 2 American pl' [cf. 1860 p.358: 'Glenn James, hatter, 2 American pl'; also on 1141 "American Pl. E. fr. 245 N. 4th."]
I did not find James Glenn in the 1860 census (FamilySearch index, accessed 25 Feb 12)
1890 US census, veterans' schedules
Ancestry index (accessed April 2007)
1900 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 25 Feb 12)
a Mary Deal born June 1832 is living at 5360 State Road, in Philadelphia, great aunt of Walter P Dungan (the head of household), but she is single (see ward 23, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 538, sheet 112 = 8 B handwritten
1910 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 25 Feb 12)
1920 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 25 Feb 12)
1930 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 25 Feb 12)
RootsWeb WorldConnect
searched (for Ambrose, Mary Baker/Deal, Ambrose Jr., Sarah Deal) 25 Feb 2012
Pennsylvania veterans' burial records
Ancestry index (accessed 4 April 2012)
records of headstones of deceased Union veterans 1879-1903
FamilySearch index (accessed 28 July 2012)
applications for headstones for military veterans, 1925-1941
FamilySearch index (accessed 28 July 2012)
US national cemetery interment control forms, 1928-1962
Ancestry index (accessed 28 July 2012)
the A Baker buried in section C grave 3086 in the Poplar Grove Cemetery served in C 83 Pa Inf

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Ambrose Baker in the 91st PA gedcom on RootsWeb WorldConnect

Ambrose Baker in the 91st PA database

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 14th ward, microfilm series M593, film 1398, page 74 = 148 handwritten]
[identification is confirmed by reference to the widow's pension certificate file]
line789101112
Dwelling-house number953     
Family number1172     
NameDeal, John G- Mary A- Rachel- Ambrose- Henry- Sarah
Age5038201783
SexMFFMMF
ColorWWWWWW
OccupationStone CutterKeeping Housewithout occupationworks at Paper Hanging  
Real estate value      
Personal estate value100     
BirthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
Father foreign born      
Mother foreign born      
Birth month if born within year      
Marriage month if married within year      
Attended school past year    1 
Can't write      
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.      
Male US citizen at least 21 years old1     
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...      

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 13, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 218, microfilm series T9, film 1173, page 269 = 21 A handwritten]
[identification is speculative:]
[(a) John is pretty clearly in the 1881 Gopsill's directory as 'Deal John C., stonecutter, h 9 Diligent av'
[(b) consider the following correspondence on this census page, with the address 916 Buttonwood St (#1 is on the previous page):]
1880 census 1881 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory
family #nameoccupation pagenameoccupationaddress
1Clarke Robt Hporter 329Clark Robertporterh r 916 Buttonwood
2Collins Jascar driver [?] 347Collins Jamesdriverh 2 Diligent av
[blank]Beck Matthiasbartender 160Beck Matthiasbartenderh 4 Diligent av
4McIntyre Mark [?]labourer [not found]
6ODare [?] Patrickdrayman [not found, but note 'O'Dare Matthew, driver, h 5 Diligent av' on page 1256]
7Ford Geolivery stable 568Ford Georgedriverh 7 Diligent av
8Crowther Geocar driver [not found]
[not found] 1360Rehm Simonbrewerh 8 Diligent av
9Seederling [sic] Johnstone cutter [not found, but may be John Deal stonecutter h 9 Diligent av]
10Kogan Johnworks out [not found]
"Kogan Maryin store [not found]
"Kogan Johntin smith [not found]
[not found] 497Eckstein Nicholassegarmkrh 10 Diligent av
11Lecker Wmtailor 956Lecker Williamtailorh 11 Diligent av
12Snyder Emaat home [not found]
[(c) while not perfect, the correspondences suggest that this is actually Diligent street, though the census records it as 'Buttonwood' [?]]
[(d) searching for 'John Seederling' in FamilySearch (25 Feb 12) found only this entry; RootsWeb WorldConnect had no entries; HeritageQuest's census index had only this entry for 'Seederling']
[(e) the first names and ages match the entries in the 1870 census]
line18192021
street nameButtonwood St
house number[916]   
dwelling visit #[1]   
family visit #9   
nameSeederling [?] John- Mary Ann- Harry B- - Sally
['Seed-' and '-ling' are clear; the letter or letters between the 'd' and the 'l' aren't clear]
colorWWWW
sexMFMF
age60481813
month born if born in year    
relationship WifeSonDaughter
single  11
married11  
widowed/divorced    
married during year    
occupationStone CutterKeeping HouseStone CutterAt School
months unemployed    
currently ill?    
blind    
deaf/dumb    
idiotic    
insane    
disabled    
school this year   1
can't read    
can't write    
birthplacePennaPennaPennaPenna
father's birthplaceN.J.PennaPennaPenna
mother's birthplaceN.J.PennaPennaPenna

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 16 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Baker Ambrose
Co. C, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
4" Corpl | Corpl
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

widow's pension certificate file

[widow's pension certificate file, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 15, WC 46808]
[abstracted from 31 pages on Fold3]
5 Mar 1849
Ambrose Baker married Mary Ann Barger, by John Street (pp.4, 5)
three children: Rachael (b. 13 Jan 1851), Ambrose (b. 12 Mar 1853), Henry (b. 8 July 1861) (pp.5, 6)
26 Dec 1863
enrolled and mustered in as corporal at Bealton VA (p.7)
30 Sep 1864
killed in action before Petersburg, near Squirrel Level Road (pp.5, 7, 8)
1 Nov 1864
at Camp near Petersburg, John L Graham (commanding co C) certified that Ambrose Baker was a corporal, and was killed in action near Squirrel Level Road, on 30 September 1864 (known from personal knowledge) (p.8)
3 Dec 1864
Mary Ann Baker applied for a pension (application 74,382) under that act of 14 July 1862 (p.5)
32 years old, resident of Philadelphia, post office address 6 America Place, 4th St below Vine St., Philadelphia Pennsylvania (pp.5, 6)
dated 26 Oct 1864
attorney W N Ashman, Philadelphia (p.5)
witnesses Colin Coats, Mary Jane Graham (pp.5-6)
accepted 8 May 1865, $8 per month, retroactive to 30 September 1864. certificate 46,808 dated 11 May 1865 (p.13)
13 Feb 1865
Adjutant General's office sent the above-summarized information to the Pension Office (p.7)
20 Oct 1878
Mary A Baker (44, living at 9 Diligent Ave Philadelphia), testified to M E Jenks that she did receive a pension under certificate 46,808, that she had not remarried, that she has lived and cohabited with John Deal for 10 years and had one living child by him aged about 10 years, that she never took her name, that people address her as Mrs Deal but that she is not responsible for their thinking she is married, that she probably would have married John Deal if she hadn't wanted to continue her pension (pp.22-23)
Isabella Baker (25, living at Rear 923 Hamilton Street, Philadelphia), daughter of Mary A Baker, husband of Ambrose Baker Jr (a son of Mary Baker) on 19 August 1874, that she knows that Mary lived and cohabited with John Deal continuously since then, that she believes their are not married, that she never heard them acknowledge (or deny) the marriage, that she and her husband lived with them from 1876 through 1878, that they have a child Sarah Deal about 11 years old who addressed John Deal as 'father' (pp.23-24)
Mary Johnson (38 years old, living at 600 Loraine St Philadelphia) testified that Isabella Baker's statement is true (p.24)
24 Oct 1878
Mary Tweedy (40, 913 Hamilton St, Philadelphia) testified to M E Jenks that she knew Mary and John Deal had 'lived as husband and wife continuously' since 1874, that Mary was never addressed as anything other than 'Mrs Deal', they had several children, and that their marriage was never questioned [pages 16-17]
Mary Schindel and Emma Loeble (53 and 26 years old respectively, living at Haywood Place, Philadelphia) testified to ME Jenks that they knew Mary and John Deal 'have lived continuously as husband and wife' for six years, that she is known as 'Mrs Deal', and have several children [page 18-19]
John Deal (59, living at 9 Diligent Ave, Philadelphia) testified to M E Jenks that he started to live with Mary A Baker in 1865, after the war ended, and continuously lived and cohabited with her until now, that he had one living child, who would be 12 years old next January, that he was never married to Mary A Baker by any legal ceremony, that he knows people call her 'Mrs Deal' but does not know that she ever 'of herself assumed his name', that he wanted to marry her years ago but she has refused (pp.20-21)
Maria Meyers (57, address rear 918 Hamilton St Philadelphia) testified to ME Jenks that she knows that Mary and John Deal have lived as husband and wife for 8 years, that she is known only as Mrs Mary Deal, that she can't remember their marriage ever discussed, they are recognized as husband and wife by all their acquaintances [pp.25-26]
27 [?] Oct 1878
ME Jenks submitted his report, claiming that their neighbors thought they were married, and John Deal wanted to marry the pensioner (p.15)
4 November 78
'R + A SA Pensioner notified' (sc. referred to special agent?) (p.14)
5 Nov 78
pension agency to drop her because of remarriage (p.14)
30 Nov 1878
Mary A Baker was dropped from the pension rolls under order of the Commissioner of Pensions dated 5 November 1878 (p.10)
21 Nov 1910
Mrs Emma K Keckerly, 2210 N 16th St, Philadelphia, asked if Mary Baker wife of Ambrose Baker ever drew a pension (p.29)
Emma Keckerly's letter indicates that Ambrose Baker was shot at Andersonville Prison trying to escape (p.29)
26 Nov 1910
the Finance Division did something (perhaps drew from the records?) with the pension file (p.27)
1 Dec 1910
the Pension Agency informed Emma K Keckerly [?] about the rate and date to which the pension was last paid (p.14)

city directories

[various Philadelphia city directories, transcribed 22 January 2012, from Fold3]
1849 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, page 14
Baker Ambrose C. H., tailor, Wood bel Sch 7th
1850 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, page 15
Baker Ambroce C. H., tailor, Tyler ab Poplar
1851 [Biddle's] Philadelphia directory, page 15
Baker Ambrose, chairmr., Orchard ab Rawle
1852 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, page 16
[no Ambrose Baker]
1853 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, page 15
Baker Ambrose, police, Richmond bel Ann
1854 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, page 18
Baker Ambrose, chairmr, 82 Culvert
1855 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, page 20
Baker Ambrose, chairmr. 82 Culvert
1856 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, page 21
[no Ambrose Baker]
1857 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, page 23
Baker Ambrose, tailor, Cherry ab 21st
Baker Ambrose, chairmr., Culvert bel 5th
1858 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, page 23
Baker Ambrose, tailor, 2107 Cherry [only Ambrose]
1859 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, page 25
Baker Ambrose, tailor, 2107 Cherry [only Ambrose]
1860 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, page 90
Baker Ambrose C., segars, 201 N Perry
[no other Ambrose Baker]
[p.230] Devonshire Robert E., shoemr., 6 American pl
[p.358 Biddle's] Glenn James, hatter, 2 American pl
1861 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, page 32
Baker Ambrose, chairmaker, 6 American pl
Baker Ambrose C H., tobc. & segars, 1321 Race
[see Ambrose H Baker, tobacconist, eastern district, 10th ward, microfilm series M653, film 1160, page 663 = 329 handwritten]
1866 McElroy's directory page 56
Baker Mary A., gentlewoman, American pl
1879 Philadelphia directory, page 418
Deal John C., stonecutter, h 9 Diligent av
1880 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 442
Deal John, stonecutter, h 9 Diligent av
1881 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 422
Deal John C., stonecutter, h 9 Diligent av
1882 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 404
[no John C Deal, no John Deal on Diligent, no John Deal stonecutter]
1883 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 413
Deal John P., stonecutter, h 439 Somerset
[no John C, no John on Diligent, no other John stonecutter]
1886 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory page 431
[no John C, no John stonecutter, no JOhn on Diligent]
Deal Mary A., h 1237 Spruce
[no other Mary's who could be this Mary Ann]
1891 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 448
[no John C, no John stonecutter]
" [sc. Deal] Mary A., nurse, h 128 Beck pl
[no other Mary who could conceivably be Mary A]

death notice, Ambrose Jr

[death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer 11 November 1917, page 15, Ambrose Baker]
[transcribed 25 February 2012, from GenealogyBank]

BAKER.--Nov. 7, AMBROSE, husband of Isabella Baker (nee Shields) and son of late Ambrose Baker and Mary Deal. Relatives and friends invited to funeral services, Mon., 2 P.M., 607 Winton st. (6th and Jackson sts.). Int. Fernwood Cem. Remains may be viewed Sun. ave.

death notice, Henry Baker

[death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer 10 February 1913, page 6, Henry Baker]
[transcribed 25 February 2012, from GenealogyBank]

BAKER.--Suddenly, 8th inst., HARRY, husband of Henrietta Baker (nee Lewis), and son of late Ambrose Baker and Mary Deal. Relatives and friends, also New Philadelphia Lodge, No 1008, IOOF; West Philadelphia Division, No 162, ORC [?], and P and R Relief Association, invited to services, Wed. 2 PM, residence 506 N Perth st. Interment Fernwood. Remains may be viewed Tues eve.

death certificate, John Deal

[death certificate, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, 30 August 1884, John C Deal]
[transcribed 25 Feb 2012, from FamilySearch]

RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, John C. Deal
2. Color, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age 65 years
5. Married
6. Date of Death, Aug. 30th 1884
7. Cause of Death, Dilated Heart
Jno. A Buffington M.D.
Residence, 1020 Sansom St Phila.
UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, Stone Cutter
9. Place of Birth, Philadelphia
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, 12th
12. Street and Number, 357 Peters Street
13. Date of Burial, Sep. 2nd 1884.
14. Place of Burial, Odd Fellows Cemetery
Saml M. Kehr Undertaker.
Residence 1010 North 5th Street

death certificate, Mary Ann Deal

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 5 August 1881, Mary Ann Deal]
[transcribed 3 March 2012, from FamilySearch]

RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
CORONER'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, Mary Ann Deal
2. Color, White
3. Sex, Female
4. Age, 49 years.
5. Married
6. Date of Death, Aug 5th 1881
7. Cause of Death, Dropsy
Thos. J. Powell Dep Coroner.
per Ashbridge
UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, [blank]
9. Place of Birth, Phila.
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, 13
12. Street and Number, Diligent Place
13. Date of Burial, Aug. 8th 1881
14. Place of Burial, Fernwood Cemetery
John Van Aken Undertaker.
Residence, 1211 Palethorp St.

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