Yuma County, Colorado
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Ruth and Anna Baker
Action on the Plains has a nice section on the Wages School "For the terms 1910-1911 Miss Ruth Baker from Bartley, Nebraska, took a homestead. She taught one term, and kept her little brother John with her. She was succeeded by her sister who later married Stanley Yates." I bet Ruth didn't come until 1913, when John would have been old enough for school, and she would have 5 years for her 1918 homestead.
In 1915 Ruth Baker of Yuma County attended a Fort Morgan Teachers Institute.
In 1917 she was one of two teachers in District 34, with a Holyoke address - Cecil D. Goddard with a Wray address was the other.
In 1920 a Ruth Baker is back with her parents in Red Willow, teaching at a public school.
She might be the Ruth L Thomas married to Cyrus W. in Red Willow County, with Malcom E. 6 and Nancy E 4.Nancy Ellen Mortimore, 85, of Cambridge, died June 24, 2011, at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital.
Herbert Mayo was buried in Bartley - maybe a connection ....
Stanley S. Yates proved up on two quarters about three miles east in 1918. Simeon Yates had two homesteads north of Ruth's - both in 1919.
Ruth Baker proved up on a half-section in 19, 5N 45W in 1918. This would be about two miles southeast of the school.
She still owns it in 1920, per the atlas.
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