Betty Jane Baker (1924-2006)

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Betty Jane Baker Kent Watson
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Born: 31 Dec 1924 Batavia, New York
Died: 13 Jul 2006 Lyndonville, New York
Father: Clarence James Baker
Mother: Hazel Maude Hunn
Siblings: Dorothy May Lightfoot
LeRoy Baker
Geraldine N. Baker
Betty Jane Baker
Elnora Baker
Clarence D. Baker
Leonard E. Baker
Franklin Donald Baker
Shirley Marie Baker
June Marline Baker
Gloria Ann Baker
Patricia Baker
Spouse: Mr. Kent
Children: Thomas Kent
Spouse: James L. Watson
Children: Edward Watson
Roy Watson
Terry Watson
Sharon Ridall


The Daily News, (Batavia, NY) Saturday, July 15, 2006:

BATAVIA AND LYNDONVILLE -- Mrs. Betty J. Baker Watson, 81, of Lyndonville, formerly of Batavia, died Thursday (July 13, 2006) at her home in Lyndonville following a short illness.

Mrs. Watson was born Dec. 31, 1924, in Batavia, a daughter of the late Clarence and Hazel Hunn Baker. She worked for General Motors in Rochester for 17 years and enjoyed spending time with her family and her two dogs Buddy and Cassie. She also enjoyed doing word search books, playing cards and watching TV. A special thank you to her grandchildren, Stacy Donahue, Brian, Bruce and Joshua Watson for all you did for her.

Her husband, James J. Watson, died Jan. 15, 1995.

Survivors include five children, Terry (Pam) Watson of Lyndonville, Edward (Shirley) Watson of Georgia, Thomas (Betty) Kent of Batavia, Sharon (Thomas) Ridall of Warsaw and Roy (Robin) Watson of Batavia; three sisters, Patricia (Gerald) Birge of Byron, Marline Gross of Rochester and Shirley (Chet) Kettle of Florida; a sister-in-law, Norma Baker of Perry; 11 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews.

She is the sister of the late, Dorothy Pestline, Geraldine MacDonald, Clarence D. Baker, Lenard Baker, Franklin "Donald" Baker, Elonor Baker, Leroy Baker and Gloria Murphy.

Private services were at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Orleans County and the American Cancer Society. Arrangements were completed by H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main St., Batavia.

Condolences may be made at


  • 1925 State Census, Elba, Genesee, New York:
Name: Betty Baker
Birth Date: abt 1925
Birth Place: United States
Age: 0
Gender: Female
Residence Place: Elba, Genesee
Head of House: Clarence Baker
Relationship: Daughter
Color or Race: White
Assembly District: 01
Line Number: 25
Page Number: 6
  • Death: U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, database,
Name: Betty Jane Baker
[Betty Jane Kent]
[Betty Watson]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 31 Dec 1922
Birth Place: Batavia Gene, New York
[Batavia Gen, New York]
Death Date: 13 Jul 2006
Father: Clarenc J Baker
Mother: Hazel M Hunn
SSN: 094-18-0620
Notes: Jul 1941: Name listed as BETTY JANE BAKER;
Mar 1945: Name listed as BETTY JANE KENT;
Aug 1961: Name listed as BETTY JANE WATSON;
21 Jul 2006: Name listed as BETTY J WATSON
  • Death: United States Social Security Death Index, database, FamilySearch:
Betty J Watson
Age: 82
Given Name: Betty
Middle Name: J
Surname: Watson
Birth Date: 31 Dec 1924
State: New york
Last Place of Residence: Lyndonville, Orleans, New york
Previous Residence Postal Code: 14098
Event Date: 13 Jul 2006
  • Burial: Find A Grave Index, database, FamilySearch:
Name: Betty J. Watson
Event Type: Burial
Event Place: Alexander, Genesee, New York, United States of America
Photograph Included: Y
Affiliate Record Identifier: 149312100
Cemetery: Mount Pleasant Cemetery