Maggie Connors” was born on 7
December 1880 in Manhattan, New York. She was left at the New York
Foundling Hospital by her mother, name unknown, on 28 December 1880 at
the age of 3 weeks old, given the Orphan number #11083. She was baptized
on 29 December 1880. Later taking the name Marguerite “Maggie”
Aloysius Connors. Maggie and her foster sister Fanny Astor/Astors
was taken to Dewitt, Iowa by Agent Robert Curran aboard the Orphan Train
in March of 1886 and were given to Mrs. Ann Kilty. Mr. & Mrs.
Martin Kilty of Dewitt, Iowa raised the girls. Maggie was married 25
December 1899 to Ransom Esdras Baker of College Twp., Cedar
Rapids, Linn County, Iowa. They were married by, The Rev. Father Patrick
Maher, pastor of St. Joseph Church in Dewitt, Clinton County, Iowa.
Maggie and Ransom had 10 children 2 of which died at birth. Joseph
(22 November 1900), Albina (1902), Infant (1904-1905),
Marie (10 March 1906), Infant (1907) Esdras Aloysius (18
January 1908), Genevieve Harriet (18 August 1909), Raymond
(18 May 1911), Fern (10 September 1914) and Violet Loretto
(7 August 1915). Maggie and Ransom moved their family from Cedar Rapids,
Iowa in 1911 to Two Harbors, Minnesota. Maggie searched her whole life
for her parents and died 27 April 1949 in Duluth, St. Louis County,
Minnesota never finding her parents.