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Joseph Woodard "Woody" Baker
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Birth: Nov. 28, 1875
Davis City
Decatur County
Iowa, USA
Death: Sep. 27, 1912
Decatur County
Iowa, USA

Decatur County Journal
Leon, Iowa
Thursday September 26, 1912


Woody Baker, who resides on the Redman farm four and one-half miles northwest of Leon, was terribly injured Tuesday morning about ten o'clock while at work assisting William and James Baker with the threshing on the Ira B. Officer farm.

The injury received by Woody Baker in jumping from a straw stack upon the handle of a pitchfork last Tuesday morning proved fatal. He was taken to the Leon Hospital and given the best of care. But, on Friday evening death came to relieve his intense suffering.

Thursday, October 3, 1912

Joseph Woodard Baker was born at Davis City, Decatur County, Iowa on November 28, 1875 and died at Leon, Iowa on September 27, 1912 aged 36 years and 10 months.

He was married June 14, 1899 to Miss Melissa Ellen Honn of Davis City, Iowa. To them were born six children.

Mr Baker leaves a wife, six children, the youngest being six weeks old, an aged father and mother, three brothers, four sisters and a host of friends to mourn his departure.

The funeral services were held at Bethel Chapel near Davis City last Sunday afternoon. The long line of teams in the funeral procession left Leon at 11:00 o'clock reaching the Chapel about 1:30. Rev, Guy J. Fansher, pastor of the Leon Methodist Church conducted the services.

Parents: John Wesley Baker and Mary M. Gravatt Baker

Children: Myrta Ellen Baker, Tressia May Baker, Sarah Baker, Essie Baker McBroom, Madge Baker Umphress, Veta Baker Smith, John Baker and Lloyd Baker

Family links: 
  John Wesley Baker (1825 - 1913)
  Mary M. Gravatt Baker (1830 - 1897)
  Melissa Ellen Honn Baker (1873 - 1962)
  John Baker (____ - 1913)*
  Sarah Baker*
  Vernie Lloyd Baker (1901 - 1992)*
  Tressa May Baker (1903 - 1904)*
  Hazel Madge Baker Umphress (1905 - 1980)*
  Myrta Ellen Baker (1912 - 1917)*
  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: 3-3
Maintained by: Janet Jelsma
Originally Created by: Thelma Jane Dorsey
Record added: Jun 20, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6528808
Joseph Woodard Woody Baker
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Joseph Woodard Woody Baker
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