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My Baker Family:
     Isaac Thomas Baker m. Nettie Carpenter. 
     Their son, my Father Rev. Wiley Robert Baker m. Vergie A. J. Corbin/Wingrove, 
    daughter of Thomas Franklin Wingrove and Vernie Corbin , 
    at Williamstown, WV October 1925.
    Light refreshments were served at the Wingrove home following the ceremony.

Wiley Baker, remarried, to Rose COLLIER of South Webster, Ohio 
and is buried in Portsmouth, Ohio, by her wishes. It was a second marriage for both.

Three Generations: 

Isaac Thomas Baker,  Vergie Wingrove Baker, Nettie Irene Carpenter Baker. Diana Elaine Parks Voss, great grandaughter of Isaac T. and Nettie, granddaughter of Mom and Dad. Diana is daughter of Ruth Elaine BAKER and Howard Blaine PARKS. She and Rodger VOSS live in NY state. Rev. Wiley Robert BAKER, my Father, on left. 

Taken in front of Parsonage, Midway, Putnam County, WV 1954



I have a large quantity of genealogical data
that I will attempt to share on these pages. Principal Surnames are: BAKER; CORBIN; CARPENTER (aka Zimmerman in some gene pools); GOLDMAN; WINGROVE; MOOSE (MUSGNUG); MORRIS; FLOWERS; RAWSON

Some of the most recent data verified by living relatives. Other data from IGI; Census lists; DAR; GENWEB; etc. 

**Note on documentation: I have found errors in Census lists (my g gf listed as my gg gm's husband for instance) and questioned some of the IGI records. is a very good place to start. They do have a DISCLAIMER and suggest we do our own documentation, I believe.

 - Family groupings and list of names is the way I choose to go. 
    Remember, this is a work in progress!

Flowers Family 

       Courtesy Ray Howell, Weirton, WV and 
                        Michael Wingrove

Visit  WINGROVE World Wide  
for in depth study and resources for Wingrove surname. Michael Wingrove, Webmaster

 Minerva "Molly" Flowers m. Franklin Cornelius Wingrove 
 parents of my maternal Grandfather, Thomas Franklin Wingrove.

                John Lemuel Flowers 
taken prior to 1900. 


[More on D. A. R. Application]

Thomas Franklin Wingrove 
b. June 1892, Wood County WV. 
d February 1981.

 Franklin Cornelius Wingrove 
 m. Minerva Jane "Molly" Flowers 
b. 09 March1860 Wood County, VA (WV).
     d/o John Lemuel Flowers b. 23April1831 Wood County, VA. 
and Mary Jane Conkle b. 10 January1836, Marshall County, VA
Vernie Irene Corbin 26 December 1912, Wood County, WV. 
 She was born 06 May1891 Wood County, WV 

d/o Daniel Goldman Corbin and Eliza Jane Rawson.

       Dan Corbin
was born in 1832 the s/o David Corbin and Sophia _____(possibly Goldman). 
He was a farmer and also member of the Home Guard during the Civil War. 
    Daniel and Eliza Jane (Rawson) Corbin
   My mother Vergie Corbin Wingrove
in Daniel's arm.

   Daniel Corbin is my gt grandfather.

  'David Rawson - Ancestors and Descendants 
  1636 - 1974', by Sommerville and Mills 

Thomas Jefferson Flowers, 
18 year old, 

Son of John Lemuel Flowers. 

Brother of Minerva Flowers Wingrove.

Pleasants County, WV.

Marshall County, WV
Wood County, WV
Tyler County,WV
Lewis County,WV
Ritchie County,WV
Belmont County, Ohio
Monroe County, Ohio
Loudoun County, VA
Augusta County, VA 
Mother of 7(seven!) States


                      Daughters of Thomas Franklin Wingrove and Vernie CORBIN Wingrove

    In Honor of Mom- Mothers Day 2000

1. Vergie Alfreda Juditha Wingrove Baker 
    b. 11 March 1908 Waverly, Wood Co., WV

   d. 03 June 1965 Parkersburg, WV 
         at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital. 

Cause of death: Carcinoma of the breast with metastases , generalized. Diagnosis and radical mastectomy, followed with Chemo. and radiation treatments, 1962. She resided at South Webster, Ohio with her husband Rev. Wiley Robert Baker at the time.
Funeral Services at Doudna and McClure Funeral Home, Marietta, Ohio followed by a second service at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, Waverly, Bull Run, Wood Co., WV and burial in the Church Cemetery. Both services were attended by many, many friends and relatives. Her nephews and sons served as pall bearers. "Mom" was a lifelong member of this Church, as was her father Thomas Franklin Wingrove and mother Vernie Corbin Wingrove. As a Minister's wife, she had moved several times and was an unofficial "Counselor" to many. Besides being a Preacher's wife, Mother and Grandmother, she worked outside the home at various jobs: School Cook; Nurse Assistant; and factory worker. Her Religious belief sustained her and came first in her life. Mom also wrote poems and songs.

3. Charlotte Opal Jane Wingrove 
       b. 07 October 1918 
       d.  24 January 1993

    m. Watson Oliver (Uncle Bob) Bayles 
            b. 06 June1915  
            d. 24 December 1992
      Both are buried in the Corbin Cemetery, Waverly, Bull Run, WV


4. Mary Grace Wingrove  
         b. 03 March 1921  
         d. 2001

      m. James Yost(1)
               Noah Marshall(2). 

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Lyle Eugene, 
Linda Marlene, 
Vergie Alfreda Juditha 
(Corbin Wingrove), 
Rev. Wiley Robert Baker, 
Ruth Elaine (Parks), 
Robert Allen, 
and Norman Gale Baker

About 1951, Silverton, WV. 


Photo courtesy Scotty Dean Wilkinson
1. Norman Gale Baker -living WV.
   Signalman U.S. Navy WW2.
2. Lyle Eugene Baker
   U. S. Air Force, Korean War

    Gene was born May 14, 1929
     at Wood County, WV. 

  Died February 3, 2004
  at O'Bleness Hospital, Athens, Ohio. 

       "Gene" Baker (Lyle E. Baker)

The GOOD life in Florida Nov. 2000


3. Ruth Elaine Baker 
24 April 1931 -Oct. 28, 2003
       married Howard Parks

from Linda Mitchell

     Ruth Elaine Baker Parks

Ruth Elaine Baker was born April 24, 1931 at Waverly, Wood County, West Virginia and died October 28, 2003 at Mt. Carmel, East Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. She had resided in Columbus for many years. Retired from J. C. Penney where she worked in lingerie and as switchboard operator. She was a member of the Penney's Birthday Club and went out to lunch with the girls every Wednesday including the week before she entered the hospital. Ruth had a quick wit and an outgoing personality. She had a way of making each and everyone one she met feel special. It came from her heart. She had many friends and loved to help when she could.

She was the daughter of the late Wiley Robert Baker and Vergie Alfreda Juditha Wingrove Baker. She was married to Howard Blaine Parks who preceded her in death October 23, 1998 .

Surviving her are 4 children: Larry Blaine Parks, daughter in law, Leigh; Diana Elaine Parks and Rodger Voss; Rhonda Joyce Parks and Steve Bowen; Penny Alfreda Parks and and granddaughter Cierra Brodie; grandchildren Joe and Tammy Lesko, children of Rhonda Bowen. Three great grandchildren, Harmony, Cherelle and Mia. Three brothers, Norman Gale and Hazel Stanley Baker, Lyle Eugene and Sharon Baker, Robert Allen and Charlotte Thompson Baker and one sister, Linda Baker Mitchell.

Ruth was buried beside her mother at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, Waverley, WV. November 16, 2003 with graveside services arranged by her Uncle Luther Wingrove

Ruth E. Parks

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ruth E. Parks, 72, of Columbus passed away Oct. 28, 2003.
She is survived by children, Diana (Rodger) Voss of Albany, N.Y., Rhonda (Steve) Bowen and Larry (Lee) Parks, both of Little River, S.C., and Penny Parks of Reynoldsburg; grandchildren, Tammy and Joey Lesko and Ciera Broady; great-grandchildren, Harmony, Cherelle and Mia; brothers, Norman (Hazel), Lyle (Sharon) and Robert (Charlotte) Baker; sister, Linda (Mitch) Mitchell; and many other extended friends and dear family members.

Memorial service will be 7 p.m. Friday at Schoedinger East Chapel, 5360 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus, where family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until the time of service. The Rev. Dr. William Snider will officiate.

Those who wish may make contributions to the American Diabetes Association, 937 North High St., Worthington, OH 43085

4. Robert Allen Baker - living WV.
    USAF RET. Served in Korean War. Crew Chief. 
    Final six years spent at Andrews Air Force Base, MD. 
   Served on Air Force ONE.

5. Linda Marlene Baker Mitchell - living VA. 
   (the "Baby" sister)! Registered Nurse, 1957 WV; 1969 VA.

6. One baby a daughter, was stillborn. 
    She is buried in the Corbin Cemetery, Bull Run, Waverly, Wood County, WV. 
    on my great Grandfather's property.

L-R Back Row :Norman Gale Baker(my oldest brother), Pauline Stephens (Norm's girlfriend, at the time), Darrell Wilkinson, Betty Phillips.
Front: Scottie DEAN Wilkinson, Ruth Elaine Baker (My sister)

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'Nuff said!

Almost Heaven


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