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James Davidson Baker
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Birth: Nov. 7, 1835
Morgan County
Indiana, USA
Death: Sep. 1, 1894
Villisca
Montgomery County
Iowa, USA

OBITUARY
James Davidson Baker died at his home near this city, September 1, 1894. He was born in Morgan County, Indiana, November 7, 1835. His parents came to Missouri in 1840 and from there to Page County, Iowa, in 1851. In February 1854 they removed to Adams County and in July following to this county and improved the farm southeast of Villisca, now occupied by Polk Stennett. Mr. Baker enlisted in Co. 11, 4th Reg. Iowa Infantry, July 25, 1861. He was wounded in the left leg, November 24, 1863, at look Out Mountain, and this limb was amputated. Capt. Ankeny, of Corning commanded Co. H, and both he and Hou. F. M. Davis were present at the funeral of their old comrade and spoke in glowing terms of his faithfulness as a soldier and his many good qualities as a citizen. He was mustered out in '64, after having served his three years enlistment. He married Rachel Russell, January 22, 1854. To this union eleven children were born, and nine of them and their mother are now living. Mr. Baker was a good neighbor, a straight conscientious man who believed in living up to the golden rule every day of his life, he was always generous and sympathetic, and held the affection of all who knew him. The funeral was in charge of the G. A. R. Post and a very large attendance showed the regards of the community for the deceased. Elder McCullough gave an address at the house. Over a hundred wagons and carriages were in the procession to the cemetery where on Sunday afternoon, the remains were laid away in their final resting place to await in dreamless sleep the resurrection mourn.
Information found in The Villisca Review, Thursday, September 6, 1894.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Samuel L. Baker (1803 - 1875)
  Rachel Davidson Baker (1809 - 1874)
 
 Spouse:
  Rachel R. Russell Baker Hunter (1844 - 1925)*
 
 Children:
  Eva Baker (1867 - 1867)*
  Frankie Baker (1870 - ____)*
  Elizabeth Baker Davis (1872 - 1960)*
  Samuel Caldwell Baker (1874 - 1964)*
  Harry Andrew Baker (1876 - 1948)*
  Clara E Baker Durland (1878 - 1909)*
  James Arthur Baker (1882 - 1937)*
  Guy Russell Baker (1884 - 1980)*
  Issac Newton Baker (1889 - 1962)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Emily Baker Baker (1828 - 1866)*
  Frances Elizabeth Baker Poston (1832 - 1908)*
  Andrew Jackson Baker (1833 - 1912)*
  James Davidson Baker (1835 - 1894)
  Susannah Carline Baker Gourley (1836 - 1873)*
  Martha Jane Baker Dunn (1839 - 1927)*
  Missouri Baker Thayer (1841 - 1913)*
  Rachel E. Baker Thayer (1844 - 1872)*
  Margaret Ester Baker Russell (1847 - 1926)*
  Samuel William Baker (1848 - 1931)*
  Sarah Emily Catherine Baker Stanley (1853 - 1910)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Villisca Cemetery
Villisca
Montgomery County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: Marty & Harley
Record added: Oct 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59689873
James Davidson Baker
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James Davidson Baker
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Co H 4th Iowa Infantry. Remembering those who served.
- kweaver
 Added: Jan. 8, 2014
I found you too late. It wasn't even two years after your great-great grandson, my father, passed away. He lived 14 miles from where you rest in peace. He would have loved knowing about you. We lived in the area for seven years never knowing our ancestors...(Read more)
- BriLa
 Added: Dec. 14, 2013

- Kathy
 Added: Aug. 30, 2013
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