|Birth: ||Feb. 7, 1838|
|Death: ||Apr. 9, 1907|
Obit - The Journal has noted the demise of a number of prominent citizens of the county in recent years, but it has chronicled the death of no one with keener regret than it felt when it makes the annoucement of the death of George M. Baum. He lived here so long and well that he seemed a fixture, just as some great trees that stand out as spared monuments, are fixtures. He was a gentle man, yet he was a giant in integrity and loyalty, and all the splendid badges of ideal citizenship. He passed peacefully away at home Tuesday afternoon. He was a farmer boy and with the exception of the years he carried a musket in defense of his flag, he lived in the country and worked in the soil. He was as simple and genuine, and un-effected as the hills and valleys and running brooks and singing birds in the midst of which he lived and worked. He never recovered from the affects of his army service, yet he was always optimistic. If there was a bright side he found it, and when the procession moved along the line of improvement and progress, he was always found marching at the head of the column. He loved his country and had faith in its great destiny. He rejoiced that he was young and vigorous when defenderes were needed. He was a true and loyal party man, a Republican "without variableness or shadow of turning". And in the church, there always did devoted and effective work. For country, home and God - that was George Baum's life, and as long as good citizenship predominates in this community his name will be honored and reverenced. It has been but a few months since Mrs. Baum was laid away. She was his life companion. After she sent he longed to go, to be with her and rest in the long sleep. They were both kind and gentle and the memory their friends and neighbors cherish will be a benediction always.
Mr. Baum married Laura A. Newell, March 9, 1864, and to this union three children were born; Edward and Harry of this city and Jasper Baum of Wheeling, West Virginia, all of whom were at his bedside during the last hours of his illness. He was a member of Co. A, Ninth Indiana Infantry and Co. A, Second Indiana Calvary. His service covered a period of nearly four years and he was mustered out of the service with honor. Mr. Baum was a member of the county council and always stood for the people's interests. For over forty years he was a member of the Presbyterian church. The funeral will be held from the family residence this afternoon at two thirty o'clock, Rev. Edward Baech, pastor of the Presbyterian church will conduct the services, Interment in the cemetery near his home.
Delphi Journal - Thursday, April 11, 1907
David Baum (1804 - 1884)
Eliza Green Baum (1809 - 1881)
Laura Adalaide Newell Baum (1843 - 1906)
John Lee Baum (1830 - 1912)*
Darius Baum (1832 - 1859)*
Martha Baum Cochran (1835 - 1898)*
George W Baum (1838 - 1907)
Amanda Baum Martin (1841 - 1925)*
Jasper N. Baum (1843 - 1870)*
Delilah Ann Baum Conklin (1846 - 1884)*
Sgt Baum enlisted April 22, 1861. Co. H 9th IN Infantry. Discharged July 29, 1861. Re-enlisted Sept. 18, 1861 Co K 2 IND Cav Disharged Oct 4, 1864
Note: h/o Laura Newell Baum
Created by: Robin Farley Dixson
Record added: Aug 19, 2006
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