Loruhama Baker

Loruhama Baker

Female 1842 - 1894  (51 years)

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  • Name Loruhama Baker  [1, 2, 3
    Born 28 Apr 1842  New Market, Highland Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Gender Female 
    Also Known As Ruhanna 
    Alternate Name Laurahama /Baker/ 
    Alternate Name Ruhama /Baker/  [7, 8
    Died 27 Apr 1894  Hillsboro, Highland Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Buried 29 Apr 1894  Hillsboro Cemetery, Highland Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Person ID I732  Bishir Family
    Last Modified 13 Jun 2011 

    Father Joseph Baker,   b. 3 Jul 1812, Georgetown, Brown Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1891, Harwood (near Pricetown), Highland Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Ann Christine Donohoe,   b. 4 Sep 1809, Highland Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1852, Harwood (near Pricetown), Highland Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Married Dec 1833  [6
    Family ID F413  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lewis Bishir,   b. 30 Mar 1832, Hillsboro, Highland Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1902, Hillsboro, Highland Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Alternate Marriage Date 12 Jan 1864  [4
    Married 12 Jan 1865  Highland Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 9, 10
    Children 
     1. James Edwin Bishir,   b. 11 Jun 1865, Pricetown, Highland Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1908, Columbus Hospital, Columbus, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
    +2. Jacob D. Bishir,   b. 15 Dec 1866, Pricetown, Highland Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1943, Wilmington, Clinton Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +3. Mary Anna Bishir,   b. 9 Apr 1869, Pricetown, Highland Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1957, Bremerton, Kitsap, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     4. Ella Bishir,   b. 10 May 1874, Dodsonville, Dodson Twp., Highland Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1899, Hillsboro, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
    +5. Emma Jerome Bishir,   b. 28 Feb 1880, Washington Twp., Highland Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1948, Hillsboro, Highland Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    Last Modified 23 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F412  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    BISHIR, Lewis & Loruhama (Baker) and family about 1889
    BISHIR, Lewis & Loruhama (Baker) and family about 1889
    Contributed by Mary Lou Wells Jensen and Julie Monson
    Back row, LtoR: Emma Bishir, Ella Bishir, Mary Anna Bishir, "Aunt Cad" (sister of Lewis acc. to Mary Lou Wells Jensen.)
    Front row, LtoR: Lewis Bishir, Lourahama Baker Bishir, Jacob Bishir
    BISHIR, Lorahama (Baker)
    BISHIR, Lorahama (Baker)
    Courtesy of Mary Lou Wells Jensen and Julie Monson
    BISHIR, Loruhama (Baker)
    BISHIR, Loruhama (Baker)
    Contributed by Barb Kime
    BISHIR, Lewis and Lourahama Wedding Portrait
    BISHIR, Lewis and Lourahama Wedding Portrait
    Contributed by Julie Monson, courtesy of Mary Lou Wells Jensen

  • Notes 
    • What's her correct first name?

      Her son, Jacob's, death certificate lists her name as "Loruhama" and she appears as "Rhuhama" in the 1880 census and "Lorahamma" in the 1870 census. Their marriage record says "Ruhanna". The Mary Anna Bishir note lists her name as "Laurahama". On the death certificate for Emma Jerome Bisher Murphy, daughter of Laurahanna (sp?) and Lewis Bishir, her son, Herschel was the informant and spelled his grandmother's name "Laurahanna".

      According to Julie Monson, Loruhama’s grand-daughter, Mary Lou Jensen, had interviewed her grandmother many years ago and she said that her mother spelled her name every possible way: Lourahama, Lorahama, Ruhama. Mary Lou suggests it should be as it is in the Bible (Hosea 1:6,8) which is Loruhama. Loruhama had belonged to the Christian church known as the Complite (Complete) Church but she [Mary Anna] didn't
      believe in it herself. [3]

  • Sources 
    1. [S249] Census 1880 Lewis Bishir Washington Twp Highland Co OH.

    2. [S134] Death certificate for Jacob Bishir.

    3. [S1173] .

    4. [S861] Correspondence with Karron Miller.

    5. [S405] Pedigree chart from Mary Ann Garman.

    6. [S1429] Letter and family group sheet from Mary Anna Garman to J. Benson Bishir.

    7. [S514] 1880 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005).

    8. [S576] 1900 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004).

    9. [S356] Ohio Marriages 1803-1900, Lewis Bisher & Ruhanna Baker.

    10. [S686] Marriage Records of Highland County, Ohio, McBride, David & Jane, (The Southern Ohio Genealogical Society).