|Birth: ||Feb. 17, 1888|
|Death: ||Aug. 9, 1974|
Name: Charles Frederick Baccus
ALIA: Fred /Baccus/
Birth: 17 FEB 1888 in Lyon County, Kentucky
Death: 9 AUG 1974 in Princeton, Caldwell County, Kentucky
Burial: 11 AUG 1974 Rolling Hills Cemetery, Eddyville, Caldwell Co., Kentucky
Religion: Bethlehem Baptist Church, Princeton, Ky.
Military Service: NOV 1918 Blacksmith Artillery, Camp McClellan, Alabama
Known as Fred
Notes by Margaret Anne Baccus Chambers (his daughter):
W W I veteran-was a Blacksmith stationed at Camp Taylor in Louisville, Ky. He was assigned to #3714341 Blacksmith Artillery. He obtained a Certificate of Proficiency in Training School for Horseshoers at Camp McClellan, Alabama in November 2, 1918. He loved this trade and did a lot of this the many years he farmed. He received his orders to go to France, but the armistice was signed before he was assigned to go. He was drafted away from his widowed mother, Symphronia Jane (Blick) Baccus and his 12 year old sister, Hazel. He said that this mother and sister had a very hard time financially after he was drafted as he was the only source of income for the family of three.
Daddy worked at Center Furnace as a water boy when he was 10 years old. The furnace closed in 1912, three years before his father's death in 1915. Daddy went to Alton, Il. and worked in the steel mills some before he was inducted into the U.S. Army in 1916. He was the sole support of his mother and little sister. He was working at the Lacled Steel Mill in Alton, Il. when he and my mother, Margaret Alwilda Gray, married April 20,1920. They lived in Alton for a few years, bought a home, settled and the depression came. They returned to Kentucky about 1930, bought the Hopper place in Lyon County, Ky., Between the Rivers, located on the old River Road going to Eddyville Ferry. My brother, James Sylvester Baccus, was born in that home. My grandfather, James Lamont Gray (mama's father) died in 1931 and there was no one to work the farm as my mother's brother, Garrett Gray, had also gone to Alton to work.
So, Mama and Daddy sold the farm and went to the Woodson Chapel Community of Lyon County, Between the Rivers. Daddy farmed grandpa's farm and eventually built a home on the farm, section of land deeded to them by mama's brother, Garrett, Lamont and his sister, Sallie. This is where they remained until the Corp of Engineer's built Barkley Dam, thus forcing them to move. All the chidren were gone and Mama and Daddy bought a home in Princeton, Ky. That is where they were living when Daddy died in 1974. He was 86 years, 6 months and 11 days old.
Mama stayed there until about 1994, when she became unable to keep the large eleven room house. She moved to the City of Eddyville, Ky. in an apartment where she lived until about one year before her death in 1989. She was in the Hilltop Rest Home, Kuttawa, Ky. for one year before her death July 9, 1989. She was 89 years 5 months and 9 days old.
I have been told by many people and especially by my mother that Daddy was handsom. He was about 5'9-1/2" tall and weighed about 160/70, brown eyes, black hair, dark-complected and slender. He had large hands and his fingers were very large and thick. He was a Baptist and very much a Republican. He watched President Nixon give his resignation speech (my Dad really liked Nixon) and said to my mother, "I never thought I would live to see this happen." He went to bed and died peacefully in his sleep. He was a loving, good and gentle person...a wonderful father and so steadfast. He never spoke harshly of anyone and when he spoke, you knew he meant it. I loved him very, very much.
Margaret Anne Baccus
Charles Frederick Baccus, 86, died Friday morning, August 9, 1974 at his home, 422 S. Seminary St., Princeton, Ky., following a short illness. Mr. Baccus was a veteran of World War I, and a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. He formerly resided in the Land Between the Lakes (Between the Rivers).
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Alwilda Baccus of Princeton; three sons, Charles L. Baccus of Eddyville, James Baccus of Louisville,Ky., and Noble Lee Baccus of Mockelumne Hill, Calif.; three daughters, Mrs. Marchmont Murray of Lebanon Junction, Ky., Mrs. Margaret Chambers of Louisville, Ky., and Mrs. Della Oliver of Eddyville; one sister, Mrs. Hazel Kallus, Alameda, Calif.; 13 grandchildren and 3 great grand-children.
He was preceded in death by a son, David Gray Baccus; three sisters, and his parents Sylvester Trout Baccus and Symphronia Jane (Blick) Baccus.
Funer services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday August 11, 1974, at Dunn Funeral Home with burial in Rolling Hills Cemetery.
Father: Sylvester Trout Baccus b: 1851 in Buckhorn Furnace, Scioto County, Ohio
Mother: Symphronia Jane Blick b: 13 AUG 1861 in Lyon County, Kentucky
Marriage Margaret Alwilda Gray b: 26 FEB 1900 in Lyon County, Kentucky
Married: 20 APR 1920 in Lyon County Courthouse, Kentucky 2
Charles Frederick Baccus and Margaret Alwilda Gray were married by Judge Armstrong in the Lyon County Courthouse, Eddyville, Ky. on April 20, 1920. Their witness was "Wilda's" brother, Harvey Garrett Gray.
[Descendants of Sylvester Trout Baccus by Margaret Anne Baccus Chambers ]
Charles Lucian Baccus b: 24 NOV 1921 in Old Center Furnace, Between the Rivers, Trigg, Kentucky
Marchmont Virginia Baccus b: 17 APR 1923 in Lyon, Kentucky
David Gray Baccus b: 25 JAN 1925 in Eddyville, Between the Rivers, Lyon, Kentucky
Noble Lee Baccus b: 16 AUG 1926 in Alton, Madison, Illinois
James S. Baccus b: 10 FEB 1931 in Kentucky
Margaret Ann Baccus b: 02 DEC 1934 in Kentucky
Della Pearl Baccus b: 30 OCT 1940 Lyon, Kentucky
Margaret Alwildia Gray Baccus (1900 - 1989)*
Charles Lucian Baccus (1921 - 1995)*
Noble Phillip Baccus (1925 - 1925)*
David Gray Baccus (1925 - 1925)*
James Sylvester Baccus (1931 - 2007)*
Rolling Hills Cemetery
Created by: Clifton Baccus
Record added: Jul 13, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 93546062