Luella was born on a farm near New Point, Indiana, the seventh child of Henry Swango and Alice (Tellas) Swango. Her mother died when she was only six years old and she was raised by her sister, Margaret (Swango) McDermott.
By 1930, she had moved from the farm to a little village known as Adams and was living with Margaret (Swango) McDermott. In 1933, she married Dale Baker during The Great Depression. There was no work and little food at that time so they went to live and work at the Decatur County Poor Farm which was located near Sandusky, Indiana. Luella worked in the kitchen, her specialty was pies. Her husband did farm work.
In 1935, she gave birth to their only child, a daughter, Alice Marie in Adams.
By 1940, she and her husband had moved to Greensburg.
Burial (20 mar 2002) South Park Cemetery, Greensburg, Decatur, Indiana, United States
"United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MF79-T4Q : accessed 11 October 2020), Luella Swangs in household of Henry Swangs, Saltcreek, Decatur, Indiana, United States; citing ED 62, sheet 2A, line 10, family 25, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 429; FHL microfilm 1,820,429.
"Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007," database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:8TQD-97N2 : 17 November 2020), Alice L Swango in entry for Cecil D Baker, 30 Dec 1933; citing Decatur, Indiana, United States, Marriage, Indiana Commission on Public Records, Indianapolis; FHL microfilm 007741051.
"United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J2P4-TM2 : 21 August 2020), Alice L Baker, 18 Mar 2002; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).
Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 29 September 2020), memorial page for Alice Luella Baker (24 Nov 1914–15 Mar 2002), Find a Grave Memorial no. 51728571, citing South Park Cemetery, Greensburg, Decatur County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Mike Porter (contributor 46953542).
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