This is a wonderful image of Minerva Walton Baker. You would think with a great name like Minerva it would not be too difficult to find her in genealogy websites, but the fact is, in Pennsylvania, there were both Minerva Bakers and Minerva Waltons. I can find several female children named Minerva Baker, and several married women named Minerva Walton, but not a married woman named Minerva Walton Baker. I had hoped to find the descendants to return the photo, but it is now upon them to find this site.
UPDATE – thanks to site readers mouselyk and Tabitha we found out this is Minerva Walton Baker, 1836-1894. See her Find-a-grave page here. She was married to Daniel Baker in 1857. Based on the Finda-a-grave page, she had three children: James, Lydia (Bigler) and Ola (Ross). According to Ancestry dot com, she had 8 children, some of whom did not survive childhood or early adulthood.
Flora 1858-1885 (27 years)
Preston 1860-1862 (2 years)
Ida May 1860-1892 (32 years)
Caroline Viola “Carrie” 1865-1945 (70 years)
Lydia 1867-1898 (31 years)
James 1870-1943 (73 years)
Birdie 1877-1885 (18 years)
Amos 1877-1885 (18 years)
I found some of these dates interesting – did she have two sets of twins? Preston & Ida May both born in 1860, and Birdie & Amos both born in 1877.