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John Wesley Baker
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Birth: Sep. 2, 1825
Lawrence County
Indiana, USA
Death: Sep. 23, 1913
Decatur County
Iowa, USA

Decatur County Journal
Leon, Iowa
Thursday, October 2, 1913

John Wesley Baker was born in Lawrence County, Indiana, September 2, 1825 and departed this life September 23, 1913 being 88 years and 21 days of age.

He was reared to manhood in Lawrence County, Indiana. At the age of twenty-three years he was united in marriage to Miss Mary M. Gravatt. To this union eleven children were born. His wife and four children have preceded him to that better world. Seven of the children are still living, all of whom were at the bedside during his last illness and death.

Mr Baker was again united in marriage to Mrs. Emily Chevier, Gardner, Peters on July, 1898.

He leaves seven children, his aged wife, and three step children. Mrs. Charles Gable, Russell Sherman Peters, and Grant Peters of Des Moines, Iowa, a number of grandchildren and many friends to mourn their loss.

Mr. Baker united with the Baptist Church forty two years ago and has lived a consistent Christian life until death called him out of this world to be judged according to the deeds done in the body. His funeral was held at the Bethel Church at 11:00 o'clock September 24, 1913 the sermon was preached by Rev. Buchanan to a house full of friends.

Parents: William and Elizabeth Bishop Baker

Children: records list: Joseph Woodard, Arthur, Lawrence, James, Stephen Emory, William, Minerva Baker Bennett and Margaret Rebecca Baker Leeper

Cause of death: Cancer

Family links: 
  Mary M. Gravatt Baker (1830 - 1897)
  Emily Cheiver Gardner Peters Baker (1836 - 1914)*
  William Baker*
  Minerva Baker Bennett (1850 - 1934)*
  Margaret Rebecca Baker Leeper (1859 - 1945)*
  Stephen Emory Baker (1862 - 1912)*
  James Moses Baker (1864 - 1936)*
  Jasper McClellan Baker (1865 - 1948)*
  Thomas Riley Baker (1867 - 1932)*
  Joseph Woodard Baker (1875 - 1912)*
*Calculated relationship
Bethel Cemetery
Eden Township
Decatur County
Iowa, USA
Plot: 3-8
Maintained by: Janet Jelsma
Originally Created by: Thelma Jane Dorsey
Record added: Jun 20, 2002
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