|Birth: ||Jan. 31, 1865|
|Death: ||Nov. 2, 1919|
Morris Daily Herald, Morris Illinois, November 3, 1919
Wife Soon Follows Husband in Death
Mrs. Frank Baker died last night at 9 o'clock at her home on East Benton Street, after an illness beginning July 2, when her husband died in the same house. She was 54 years old.
Although the news of her death came not unexpectedly, nevertheless it brought the sad realization that the light of a life loved by all has at last gone out, and came as a shock to her many friends.
The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 from her late home, 424 East Benton, Rev. Ira P. Berry of the M. E. church officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen cemetery. The home has been under quarantine for scarlet fever, a grandson who was visiting there contracting the disease. Because of this, the funeral services will be private.
Born in Lisbon
Mrs. Baker's maiden name was Hattie Hall. She was born in Lisbon township January 31, 1865, the daughter of William and Sarah Hall. When a young woman she united with the Congregational church at Lisbon but later joined the Aux Sable M. E. church of which she was still a member.
November 12, 1885, the deceased was united in marriage with Frank A. Baker of Lisbon, who preceded her in death July 1st, just four months ago. To this union were born two sons, Harry D. living on the home farm in Wauponsee township, and Blanchard D. living near Havelock, Iowa. Besides the sons, two grandsons, three sisters, Mrs. Ida Hills of Morris; Mrs. Mae Welsh, of Plymouth, Ind.; Mrs. Lida Odell, of Minooka; and three brothers, George of Aux Sable; William of Lisbon; and Frank of Morris, a host of relatives and friends are left to cherish her memory.
Five years ago she and her husband retired from active farm life and built the home in Morris in which they had since lived.
About 10 weeks ago she was confined to her bed. All was done that loving hands and tender care could do to relieve her suffering until life gave up the struggle.
Frank A. Baker (1859 - 1919)
Harry D Baker (1888 - 1943)*
Blanchard D. Baker (1889 - 1964)*
Created by: Pamela Byers Wrenn
Record added: Sep 04, 2011
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