BERT BAKER'S SCRAPBOOK
|These photos were sent in by Bert Baker's son, Bert Baker Jr. Click on Bert Baker to see a photo of his father when he was young. The following is a little history of the families involvement with Aruba.|
Here are some scanned photos I’m pretty sure my grandmother, Florence Baker, took while in Aruba. These negatives were in a packet from the Aruba Trading Co., St. Nicolas-Oranjestad, Aruba N.A.
I had an uncle by the name of Howard Edward Baker. He took a job with Standard Oil Co. in 1934 (possibly accounting field). He worked for Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey in Aruba from 1934 to 1948. He had a wife by the name of Emma.
|My grandfather, Walter Lewis Baker (Howard's brother) was employed by Lago Oil & Transport Co., Aruba, N.W.I. from March 1946 until February 1961 (position unknown, possibly accounting/managerial.). His wife was Florence. My father, Bert Lewis Baker, was originally from Wellsboro, PA, went to Aruba in 1946 and graduated from high school in Aruba in 1952.|
|My uncle Howard graduated from Wellsboro High School, Wellsboro, PA, in 1918, went to Temple, graduated and worked in Philly for some time until he got a job with Standard Oil in 1934. After Aruba he and his wife Emma resided in Denville, New Jersey.|
THIS IS WHAT BERT JR. KNOWS ABOUT THE PHOTOS
IF ANY ONE CAN SUPPLY INFORMATION ABOUT PERSONS IN THE PHOTOS PLEASE LET ME KNOW. DAN
1) 2 back and 2 front: This is a mystery woman sitting next to the statue of Mary with inscription on reverse. I think her name is on the back but is hard to read.
2) 004, 005: Mystery woman with pet bird.
3) 006, 014, 021-023: My grandparent’s house in Aruba? I’m not sure but good chance.
4) 007: Two young mystery children. Neighbor kids?
5) 008-010: Mystery women; I’m curious as to who they are. Maybe neighbors? Maybe one is Emma Baker, my Uncle Howard’s wife.
6) 011-012, 018-020: Woman and child. Unknown. They do look like they are happy in Aruba, however.
7) 017: On the back of this photo was written “Walter leaving.” My grandfather leaving Aruba possibly.
8) Men at desk: Probably the best photo of my grandfather, Walter Baker, at right with unknown gentleman.