|Birth: ||Mar., 1878|
|Death: ||Feb. 18, 1934|
San Mateo County
Modesto Bee [CA], Tues., 20 Feb 1934:
Former Merced Man is Called
MERCED, Feb. 19 - The body of Bela O. Baker, 52, formal [sic] local hardware man and owner of considerable Merced County property, was brought here to-day from San Carlos where he died Sunday after a short illness with heart trouble. Services will be held to-day at 10 A.M. in the Ivers and Alcorn Mission Chapel.
He was the husband of Effie Baker and the father of Donna Jean and Bela O. Baker, Jr.
Baker left here several years ago to accept a position with the Turner Hardware Company of Tracy. Some five months ago he left the management of that store and purchased a hardware store in San Carlos.
While residents of Merced, both Baker and his wife were prominent in church, civic and fraternal affairs.
1900 US Fed Census, Twp. 2, Merced, CA:
Bela Baker, b. Mar 1878 (MO), parents MO.
Daisy, wife, b. Feb 1875 (MO), married 1 yr, no children born, parents b. MO.
1910 US Fed Census, E. Merced, Merced, CA:
Bela O. Baker, age 32, grocery store salesman, b. MO, parents MO.
Daisy, wife, age 32, no children, b. MO, father KY, mother MO.
1930 US Fed Census, Tracy, San Joaquin, CA:
Bela O. Baker, age 52, married at age 20, hardware store manager, non-veteran, b. MO, parents USA.
Effie M., wife, age 32, married at age 23, b. OK, father MO, mother KY.
Donna J., dtr, age 8, b. CA.
Bela O. Jr., son, age 3 2/12, b. CA.
Daisy Ray Baker (1875 - 1918)*
Merced Cemetery District
Plot: Masonic Section, Baker Plot
Created by: Linda Applegate Brown
Record added: Apr 26, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26430653