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Julia Frances (Fanny) Baker Ames

June 14, 1840–August 21, 1931

Born at Canandaigua, Ontario County, New York; 1 daughter of Julia Canfield and Increase Baker. 2 Married Charles Gordon Ames; four children. 3 Nationally prominent advocate for social welfare and woman suffrage. Instrumental in organizing the Children’s Aid Society in Pennsylvania and organized various civic and church charitable organizations in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. 4 Died at Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts; buried at Minneapolis. 5 (See Document 4.27)


  1. [1] Edward T. James et al., eds., Notable American Women 1607–1950: A Biographical Dictionary (Cambridge, MA: Belknap, 1973), 39.
  2. [2] Ibid.
  3. [3] 1865 State Census, Albany, Albany Co., New York, p. 22, Julia A Baker; digital image, (, accessed Apr. 2015); from NARA microfilm publication. James, Notable American Women, 40. 1910 U.S. Census, Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, p. 127, Fanny B. Ames; digital image, (, accessed Apr. 2015); from NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 618.
  4. [4] James, Notable American Women, 39–40.
  5. [5] “Fannie Ames,” “Massachusetts, Death Index, 1916–1980,” vol. 3, p. 422; digital image, (, accessed Apr. 2015), Fannie Ames; citing Department of Public Health, Registry of Vital Records and Statistics, Massachusetts Vital Records Index to Deaths 1916–1970 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society). Find a Grave, database and images (, accessed Apr. 2015), memorial no. 49974553, Fanny Baker Ames. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (, accessed Dec. 30, 2015), Julia Francs Baker 9M54-WBL .