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James Robert "J.R." Baxter
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Birth: Apr. 26, 1889
Perry County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Feb. 19, 1942
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA

James R. Baxter, 52, 880 West Galena avenue, engineer on the Illinois Central railroad, veteran of the first World war and for the past 34 years a resident of Freeport, passed away yesterday in the Illinois Central hospital in Chicago where he had gone recently for an examination.

He was born at New Bloomfield, Pa., April 26, 1889, the son of James W. and Mary Baxter. On April 27, 1918, he was united in marriage in Freeport to Miss Grace Stevenson. He is survived by his widow, seven children, Robert Baxter, a petty officer in the United States navy and stationed at Jacksonville, Fla., Mrs. Leonard Bastion, Grace, Jack, William, Joan and Nancy, of Freeport, two sisters, of Harrisburg, Pa., and one brother residing in Detroit, Mich.

Mr. Baxter was a member of the English Lutheran church and of the Veterans of Foreign wars.

Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 10 o'clock at the Eichmeier & Becker funeral home. Rev. George J. Curran, pastor of English Lutheran church officiating. Burial will be in Oakland cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Freeport Journal Standard; 20 February 1942
 
 
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 Parents:
  James W. Baxter (1848 - 1927)
  Mary Jane Powell Baxter (1861 - 1936)
 
 Spouse:
  Grace Lucinda Stevenson Baxter (1893 - 1958)
 
 Children:
  Janet Baxter Bastian (1922 - 2011)*
  William L. Baxter (1926 - 2003)*
  Nancy Baxter Drye (1932 - 1989)*
 
 Siblings:
  Annie Elizabeth Baxter Owings (1879 - 1967)*
  John Samuel Baxter (1882 - 1935)*
  Theodore Filmore Baxter (1884 - 1947)*
  Nellie Catharine Baxter Lenney (1886 - 1969)*
  James Robert Baxter (1889 - 1942)
  Benjamin Franklin Baxter (1891 - 1953)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oakland Cemetery
Freeport
Stephenson County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Maimonides
Record added: Nov 04, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 79853897
James Robert J.R. Baxter
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James Robert J.R. Baxter
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 Added: Jan. 18, 2013
 
 
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