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SCHERMERHORN Clara Maxine

SCHERMERHORN Clara Maxine

Female 1928 - 1998  (69 years)Deceased

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  • Name  SCHERMERHORN Clara Maxine  [1, 2, 3
    Born  6 Jun 1928  Lake George, Warren, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Gender  Female 
    1930 US Federal Census  5 Apr 1930  Caldwell (Lake George), Warren, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Dwelling 38, Family 47
      Smith St

      SCHERMERHORN, ORSON -- Head of household, rents home, pays $12/mo for rent, property is not a farm, white male, 34 years old, married, 24 at time of first marriage, can read and write English, born in NY as were both parents, truck driver, was employed day before census taken, not a veteran

      SCHERMERHORN, IZENA -- Wife to Orson, white female, 22 years old, married, 22 at age of marriage, can read and write English, born in NY as were both parents, works as a housekeeper in a ????? house, was employed day before census was taken

      SCHERMERHORN, MAXINE -- Daughter to Orson, white female, 2 years old, cannot read or write English, born in NY as were both parents
    1930 US Federal Census for Caldwell, Warren, NY - Page 2A
    1930 US Federal Census for Caldwell, Warren, NY - Page 2A
    1940 US Federal Census  10 Apr 1940  Lake George, Warren, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    1940 US Federal Census for Lake George, Warren, NY - Page 03A
    1940 US Federal Census for Lake George, Warren, NY - Page 03A
    Graduation  1946  Lake George, Warren, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 8, 9
    Lake George High School 
    Maxine Schermerhorn Starts Her Education at Lake George High School
    Maxine Schermerhorn Starts Her Education at Lake George High School
    The Warrensburg News, p. 8
    Graduation  1948  , Washington, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 8
    Western Union Telegraph School 
    Soc Sec Num  Bef 1951  , , New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    098-22-5152 
    • Her last residence is listed as Stony Creek, Warren, NY (zip code 12878). Her SSN was issued under the name Maxine S. Baker.
    Miscellaneous Notes  1 Apr 1979  Warrensburg, Warren, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    award and trophy 
    • The article reads:

      Mr. and Mrs. Guy Baker, 82 Library Ave., attended the annual awards banquet of Albany Saratoga Speedway at Michael's Banquet House in Latham on Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Baker received a plaque and trophy for her work in promoting stock car racing through news reporting. She has a column in this paper from April to November under the title of Around the Ovals by Pit Tattler and gives news on local cars and area track happenings. Mrs. Baker has also had feature stories published in stock car racing newspaper.

      The article was written by Mrs. Guy Baker herself.
    Award Ceremony for Maxine Schermerhorn Baker
    Award Ceremony for Maxine Schermerhorn Baker
    Warrensburg-Lake George News
    Died  9 May 1998  Stony Creek, Warren, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Family's Thank You for Clara Maxine Schermerhorn Baker
    Family's Thank You for Clara Maxine Schermerhorn Baker
    Farewell notice for Clara Maxine Schermerhorn Baker
    Farewell notice for Clara Maxine Schermerhorn Baker
    Obituary of Maxine Baker
    Obituary of Maxine Baker
    Obituary  11 May 1998  Glens Falls, Warren, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Post-Star Newspaper 
    Occupation  newspaper columnist 
    Reference Number  41189900 
    Religion  Baptist 
    Age  69 years 
    Buried  13 May 1998  Knowlhurst Cemetery, Stony Creek, Warren, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gravestone of Maxine S. Baker at Knowlhurst Cemetery in Stony Creek, NY
    Gravestone of Maxine S. Baker at Knowlhurst Cemetery in Stony Creek, NY
    The S. does not stand for Maxine's middle name; rather, it stands for her maiden name Schermerhorn.
    Gravestone of Maxine S. Baker at Knowlhurst Cemetery in Stony Creek, NY
    Gravestone of Maxine S. Baker at Knowlhurst Cemetery in Stony Creek, NY
    Person ID  I7990  One Big Family Tree
    Last Modified  9 Apr 2013 

    Father  SCHERMERHORN Orson Milton,   b. 24 Jun 1900, Lake George, Warren, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1979, Warrensburg, Warren, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  Age: 79 years 
    Mother  KENYON Izena Linda,   b. 4 Aug 1901, Stillwater, Saratoga, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1969, Westmount Infirmary, Queensbury, Warren, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  Age: 68 years 
    Married  4 Aug 1924  Lake George, Warren, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F158  Group Sheet

    Family 1  KEITH Henry Frederick,   b. 24 Mar 1928, Warrensburg, Warren, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1977, Warrensburg, Warren, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  Age: 49 years 
    Married  18 Feb 1950  First Baptist Church, Warrensburg, Warren, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 8, 11, 12
    Type: Widowed 
    Engagement Announcement of Henry Keith and Clara Schermerhorn
    Engagement Announcement of Henry Keith and Clara Schermerhorn
    The Warrensburg News, p. 8
    Marriage Announcement of Henry Keith and Maxine Schermerhorn
    Marriage Announcement of Henry Keith and Maxine Schermerhorn
    Marriage of Henry Keith and Maxine Schermerhorn
    Marriage of Henry Keith and Maxine Schermerhorn
    Henry and Maxine Keith on their Wedding Day
    Henry and Maxine Keith on their Wedding Day
    Henry and Maxine Keith on their Wedding Day
    Henry and Maxine Keith on their Wedding Day
    Henry and Maxine Keith on their Wedding Day
    Henry and Maxine Keith on their Wedding Day
    Henry and Maxine Keith on their Wedding Day
    Henry and Maxine Keith on their Wedding Day
    Henry Keith and Maxine Schermerhorn on their Wedding Day
    Henry Keith and Maxine Schermerhorn on their Wedding Day
    Henry Frederick Keith and Clara Maxine Schermerhorn Keith
    Henry Frederick Keith and Clara Maxine Schermerhorn Keith
    Clara Maxine Schermerhorn Keith and her husband, Henry Frederick Keith
    Clara Maxine Schermerhorn Keith and her husband, Henry Frederick Keith
    Henry Frederick Keith and Clara Maxine Schermerhorn Keith
    Henry Frederick Keith and Clara Maxine Schermerhorn Keith
    Clara Maxine Schermerhorn Keith and Henry Frederick Keith
    Clara Maxine Schermerhorn Keith and Henry Frederick Keith
    Children 
     1. KEITH Henry Bruce
     2. KEITH Kathy Ann,   b. 5 Dec 1952, Glens Falls Hospital, Glens Falls, Warren, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 2006, Aurora, Arapahoe, Colorado, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  Age: 53 years
     3. KEITH Lynn Marie,   b. 1 May 1954, Glens Falls, Warren, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1994, Warrensburg, Warren, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  Age: 40 years
     4. KEITH Brian Eugene
     5. HAYES Wayne T.
    Last Modified  25 Oct 2011 
    Family ID  F2905  Group Sheet

    Family 2  BAKER Guy William,   b. 5 Jan 1924, Glens Falls, Warren, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 2006, Warrensburg, Warren, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  Age: 82 years 
    Married  23 Apr 1978  [1, 3
    Clara Maxine Schermerhorn Keith Baker with her 2nd husband, Guy Baker
    Clara Maxine Schermerhorn Keith Baker with her 2nd husband, Guy Baker
    Last Modified  18 Aug 2011 
    Family ID  F113  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Jun 1928 - Lake George, Warren, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1930 US Federal Census - 5 Apr 1930 - Caldwell (Lake George), Warren, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1940 US Federal Census - 10 Apr 1940 - Lake George, Warren, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsGraduation - Lake George High School - 1946 - Lake George, Warren, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsGraduation - Western Union Telegraph School - 1948 - , Washington, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Type: Widowed - 18 Feb 1950 - First Baptist Church, Warrensburg, Warren, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsSoc Sec Num - 098-22-5152 - Bef 1951 - , , New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMiscellaneous Notes - award and trophy - 1 Apr 1979 - Warrensburg, Warren, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 May 1998 - Stony Creek, Warren, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - Post-Star Newspaper - 11 May 1998 - Glens Falls, Warren, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 13 May 1998 - Knowlhurst Cemetery, Stony Creek, Warren, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos

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    Maxine Schermerhorn Keith
    Maxine Schermerhorn Keith
    Maxine Schermerhorn
    Maxine Schermerhorn
    Maxine Keith Baker
    Maxine Keith Baker
    Memorial Day Parade
    Clara Maxine Schermerhorn
    Clara Maxine Schermerhorn
    Clara Maxine Schermerhorn on her Motorcycle
    Clara Maxine Schermerhorn on her Motorcycle
    Clara Maxine Schermerhorn Keith Baker
    Clara Maxine Schermerhorn Keith Baker
    Photo taken in Stony Creek, NY. She's paying a piano.
    Clara Maxine Schermerhorn Keith
    Clara Maxine Schermerhorn Keith
    Clara is in her wedding dress.
    Clara Maxine Schermerhorn Keith with her mother, Izena Linda Kenyon
    Clara Maxine Schermerhorn Keith with her mother, Izena Linda Kenyon
    Clara is on the left, Izena is on the right.

  • Notes 
    • BIRTH-- Maxine was born in the home of her parents.

      CHILDHOOD-- Maxine's childhood games included bedding tents, coloring, and hide-n-seek. She spent seven of her ten childhood summers with her father on Mt. Prospect where her father was a fire warden. There she would stay with him from June until Labor Day. Maxine was also a member of the Youth Church Group and of the Girl Scouts.

      EDUCATION-- Maxine graduated from the Lake George Union Free School in 1946. During her four high school years, she was a member of the school band and chorus and the school prep club. She was secretary of her class all four years. Due to the shortage of boys during these war years, Maxine played on the Boys' Varsity Basketball team. Although she was not allowed to play at the away games, her team took Sectional Title in 1946.

      ENGAGEMENT-- Maxine was first engaged at the age of 17 to a pack boy named Guy Baker. This engagement failed that August. Guy then went overseas to fight in WWII. While he was gone, she met Henry Keith in a grocery store over a case of broken eggs. Henry had been called home from WWII when his father died. It was not long before Henry and Clara Maxine were married. Afrer Henry's death in 1977, she married the pack boy that she had met so many years earlier, Guy Baker.

      OCCUPATIONS-- During her school years, Maxine worked as a "soda jerk" at a local soda fountain. After graduating, she began working at a grocery store where she would meet her first husband over a carton of broken eggs. Later, she began working for Western Union Telegraph where she was schooled for 8 weeks. Then she spent 3 years travelling with the company. First, she was stationed in Washington, D.C. and later in the NY State offices. Her pay during these three years went from 57 1/2 cents to $1.00. Finally, Maxine went on to become a columnist for a local weekly paper and remained with this job for twenty years. She would continue to write occasional columns for the rest of her life.

  • Sources 
    1. [S521] Adirondack Journal, NY. Warren County., "Obituary for Lynn Keith Prespare," 19 Jul 1994, p. 14, col. 1-4. (Reliability: 3), 6 Aug 2011.

    2. [S43] Warrensburg News Newspaper, NY. Warrensburg., "Hymeneal for Keith-Schermerhorn Wedding," 23 Feb 1950, p. 7, col. 1. (Reliability: 3), 6 Aug 2011.

    3. [S522] Warrensburg-Lake George News Newspaper, NY. Warren County., "Obituary for Orson M. Schermerhorn," 12 Dec 1979, p. 14, col. 1. (Reliability: 3), 18 Aug 2011.

    4. [S461] Obituary for Clara Maxine Schermerhorn Keith Baker.

    5. [S100] Social Security Death Index, Social Security Administration, (\i Ancestry.com\i0  (www.ancestry.com : Apr 2010)), entry for Maxine S. Baker, 1998, SS no. 098-22-5152, accessed 23 Apr 2010 (Reliability: 4), 23 Apr 2010.

    6. [S6] 1930 US Federal Census for Warren Co., NY, NY, Warren County, (www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), T626, roll 1656, Caldwell, enumeration district (ED) 3, p. 2A, dwelling 38, family 47, Maxine Schermerhorn, accessed 13 May 2009 (Reliability: 4), 13 May 2009.

    7. [S597] 1940 US Federal Census for Warren Co., NY, NY, Warren County, (www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012), T627, roll 2797, Lake George, enumeration district (ED) 57-4, sheet 3A, p. 21A, household 63, Clara M. Schermerhorn, accessed 4 Jul 2012 (Reliability: 3), 4 Jul 2012.

    8. [S43] Warrensburg News Newspaper, NY. Warrensburg., "Announce Troth," 08 Dec 1949, p. 8, col. 4. (Reliability: 3), 7 Aug 2011.

    9. [S43] Warrensburg News Newspaper, NY. Warrensburg., "New Students in Local School," 28 Sep 1933, p. 6, col. 2. (Reliability: 3), 7 Aug 2011.

    10. [S522] Warrensburg-Lake George News Newspaper, NY. Warren County., "Mostly Personal," 04 Apr 1979, p. 2, col. 1. (Reliability: 3), 7 Aug 2011.

    11. [S522] Warrensburg-Lake George News Newspaper, NY. Warren County., "Obituary for Henry F. Keith," 15 Sep 1977, p. 1, col. 4-5. (Reliability: 3), 7 Aug 2011.

    12. [S522] Warrensburg-Lake George News Newspaper, NY. Warren County., "Mrs. Schermerhorn Dies at Infirmary," 25 Sep 1969, p. 2, col. 1-2. (Reliability: 3), 16 Aug 2011.