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Rebecca Ellen Davis Baker
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Birth: Sep. 28, 1870
Louisa County
Iowa, USA
Death: Apr. 22, 1908
Nance County
Nebraska, USA

From a 1908 Nance County Nebraska newspaper clipping file, transcribed by Linda Berney:

Mrs. Sherman Baker died early Wednesday morning at her home in the west end of the county of ptomaine poisoning, after an illness of but a few days. She was 37 years old and had lived in this county a number of years. One of the saddest features of the case is the family of nine children left without a mother's care. The funeral will be held tomorrow at Palmer.
On Wednesday morning April 22, 1908, the spirit of Rebecca Ellen Baker winged its way to a better world.

Rebecca Ellen Davis was born in Louisa county, Iowa, Sept. 28, 1870. When five years old she, with her parents, moved to Montgomery county, Iowa, where on Sept. 21st, 1889 she was married to Andrew S. Baker, moving in the spring of 1890 to Wayne county, Nebr., where they lived for thirteen years. From there they moved to Colgate, N. Dak., then back to Merrick county, Nebr., and at the time of her death was living in Cottonwood township, Nance county, Nebr.

Nine children survive the mother, the oldest a boy of 17 and the youngest a baby 3 weeks old.

At the age of 13 she united with the Welch-Calvinistic Methodist church and remained a faithful member and a consistent christian to the end. She possessed a sunny disposition that from her early childhood made her friends everywhere.

The funeral services were held in Palmer and were conducted by Rev. Cooper, of Fullerton. The remains were laid to rest in Palmer cemetery. 
Family links: 
  Vaughn W. Davis (1832 - 1910)
  Alice M. Owens Davis (1830 - 1896)
  Andrew Sherman Baker (1864 - 1945)*
  Vernon J. Baker (1891 - 1978)*
  Anna Marie Baker Holmes (1893 - 1988)*
  Robert A Baker (1895 - 1978)*
  Othal S. Baker (1897 - 1977)*
  Ione E. Baker Pickerel (1902 - 1992)*
  Ruth Mildred Baker Schuldt (1904 - 2000)*
  Harold V Baker (1908 - 1986)*
  Alice Davis Meyer (1864 - 1947)*
  Edward J Davis (1867 - 1938)*
  Rebecca Ellen Davis Baker (1870 - 1908)
  Enos O. Davis (1874 - 1951)*
*Calculated relationship
Rose Hill Cemetery
Merrick County
Nebraska, USA
Plot: 168
Created by: Linda Berney
Record added: Aug 26, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 57736745
Rebecca Ellen <i>Davis</i> Baker
Added by: Linda Berney
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