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Cora Bertha Lane Baker
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Birth: Jul. 26, 1871
Pittsfield
Pike County
Illinois, USA
Death: Sep. 25, 1933
Clinton
Henry County
Missouri, USA

dau of Michael & Nellie BURKE LANE - m: Jul 26 1893, Clinton to Isaac Wesley BAKER - ch: Opal, Belmont - obit birth date disagrees with death certificate


Clinton MO - Mrs. Ike Baker At Rest - The curtains fell softly upon the last act of the life of Mrs. I. W. Baker, Monday morning at 11:30, when she went to sleep. Almost five weeks ago, she suffered a stroke of paralysis, and Wednesday morning of last week, the second one came. Since the last, she had lain in a stupor. Through those first days of her illness, when conscious, she was patient, and thoughtful of those who waited upon her. The little Irish maid, known as Cora Bertha, was the daughter of Michael and Nellie Lane, and was born March 26, 1871, Pittsfield, Ill. She came with her parents, when but a few months old, to a farm six miles southeast of Clinton. Here the years passed and when Cora was twelve years of age, the mother died, leaving Cora and her sister, Dora to take care of the home for their father. The elder daughter had grown into a winsome young woman, charming, with bright blue eyes, and the characteristic Irish humor. She met Isaac Wesley Baker and they were wed July 26, 1893, in Clinton, by the late Rev. Pierce. They lived a year in Deepwater, then came to Clinton, where Mr. Baker went into the barber business, which he has followed since, now operating the O.K. barber shop, east side square. Two children survive their union: the daughter, Opal, now Mrs. W. T. Kratzer, and Belmont, of the home, 402 East Jefferson street. Mrs. Baker had always "builded her best by hand and thought" and the beauty of her life was such that it will linger in the hearts of her loved ones, and neighbors and friends whom she came in contact. Hers was a loving heart, and she spread cheer and happiness wherever she went. When faces were long and shadows were cast, then she dispersed them with a merry joke. She loved to mingle with her neighbors, and have them in her home. Witty, she was, and exceedingly fond of poetry, being able to recite many poems, also liking anything that pertained to geography. Her presence was welcomed in every circle. Since early girlhood, she had belonged to the Presbyterian church, and the purity and goodness of its teaching had been made a part of her life. She faithfully attended the services and took part in them. Her family belonged to the Presbyterian church, and the home was one which breathed of its influence. Mrs. Baker delighted in making it attractive, sunny and happy, with flowers everywhere. She was devoted to the only grandson, Billy Tom, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Kratzer, and called him "the little boy", and the lively little fellow has inherited his grandmother's happy disposition. "Labor Wins Reward" was the motto which Mrs. Baker had suggested for the Ladies Aid of her church, and under which they had worked the past year. This motto applied to her own life - her reward is the love for a noble, sweet woman in the hearts of those she leaves. Beside the husband, children, and grandson, the deceased leaves but one sister, Mrs. Dora Lane Moyer, of Pendleton, Orel, whom she visited four years ago after 25 years had passed without seeing her. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at the Presbyterian church under the auspices of the Wilkinson Funeral service. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery.


 
 
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 Spouse:
  Isaac Wesley Baker (1866 - 1937)
 
 Children:
  Belmont G. Baker (1897 - 1943)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Englewood Cemetery
Clinton
Henry County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Blk108.5 L0235.75 G02
 
Created by: hcmo
Record added: Nov 19, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 100913445
Cora Bertha <i>Lane</i> Baker
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