Dorothy Bristol 9 BIGELOW

East Avon Cemetery; East Avon, Livingston County, NY

16315.B451       Dorothy Bristol 9 BIGELOW, dau of  Merritt Harmon 8 ( Harvey 7 , Epaphroditus 6 , Daniel 5 , David 4, Lt. John 3, Joshua 2, John 1) and Mary Gertrude (BRISTOL) BIGELOW, was born 08 September 1901 at Malone, Franklin co, NY. The family moved to Utica, NY, and then in 1908 to Atlantic City, NJ, where Dorothy received her schooling. She graduated from Russel Sage College in Troy, NY in 1923 and was appointcd Executive Secretary in the Highway Department by Gov. A. E. Smith. Dorothy married Thaddeus Ely Baer of Peoria IL on 09 April 1926.
Thadeus Ely 10 Baer, was born 12 Aug 1896, the son of John Valentine Baer and Louise 9 (Ely) Baer (Louise 8 (Frisby) Ely, Ellen 7 (Bigelow) Frisby, Lewis 6 Bigelow, Daniel 5 , Daniel 4, Daniel 3, Joshua 2, John 1). He was also a Bigelow descendant, so their children have double Bigelow lineage. Thadeus died 10 February 1937. Dorothy then moved with her son and daughter to Fresno, CA, where her sister Marion E. Bigelow was teaching at Fresno State College.
     Dorothy was active at First Presbyterian Church and many civic organizations including Community Chest, PTA, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and the Parlor Lecture Club. She enjoyed working with young people, and with her sister, Marion, entertained many groups. She had travelled widely and gave many travelogues.
     Dorothy (Bigelow) Baer died suddenly on 19 April 1999 at the age of 97, in Fresno, CA. See Memorial from Forge.

She contributed photograph and details for article in "Forge", April 1998, Vol. 27, No.2, page 26, about Bigelow Street, Peoria, IL, named for Lewis 6 Bigelow (16911.2), son of Daniel and Anna (Johnson) Bigelow ( Daniel 4, Daniel 3, Joshua 2, John 1)

Children of Thaddeus Ely and Dorothy Bristol (Bigelow) Baer:

16315.B4511     John Bigelow Baer, b 31 July 1930 Albany, Albany co., NY; d 14 Apr 2012 (see below); m 28 Aug 1960 Barbara Jean Holly.

16315.B4512     Mary Louise Baer, b 26 May 1936 Albany, Albany co., NY; m 23 May 1964 Richard Lloyd Peters (he was born in Berkeley CA and they lived in Oakland CA after they were married.).

Bigelow Society,The Bigelow Family Genealogy Vol II, pg 504-505;
Forge: The Bigelow Society Quarterly; Vol 27, no 2, p 26; Apr 1998...
Forge: The Bigelow Society Quarterly; Vol 16, no 4, p 70; Oct 1987...
Forge; The Bigelow Society Quarterly; Vol 17, no 1; pg 5; January 1988 Part II, conclusion;
Howe, Bigelow Family of America;
and Headstone inscriptions.
2013 Note:
From: Dick & Mel < >
Subject: Death of a Bigelow descendent
Date: Thursday, January 31, 2013, 5:27 PM
    Perhaps you will be able to give this information to the proper person to be added to the genealogical records of the Bigelow Society.
My brother, John Bigelow Baer, passed away on April 14, 2012, at the age of 81.  He was born July 31, 1930  in Albany, New York and was the son of Thaddeus Ely Baer and Dorothy Bristol Bigelow Baer.
Do you need/want any other information?  Hopefully, I can be helpful.  If you would like to get in touch with me, my personal information is:
        Mary-Louise (Baer) Peters
        34855 Wintergreen Loop
        North Fork, CA  93643

Sisters Dorothy on Left; Marion on Right

Modified - 12/04/2021
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