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The Carnegie Herald, Carnegie, Caddo Co., OK: Wed., Sept. 11, 1957
Lewis T. Baker Funeral Service Is Held Sunday
Funeral services for Lewis Taylor Baker, pioneer farmer of the community northwest of Carnegie, were held at 2:30 Sunday afternoon at the Missionary Baptist church. Rev. Jack McRee, pastor, conducted the services assisted by Rev. Jess Thornton. Burial was in the Alfalfa cemetery.
Baker, who had been in failing health for the past two years, died of a heart attack at his home Friday night. He had retired from farming and moved to Carnegie in 1946. He was born December 1, 1880, near Ottumwa, Iowa. He moved to Oklahoma in 1903 and lived on the farm northwest of town until retiring.
He was married to the former, Maggie Lee Pendergrass December 23, 1906. Three children were born to them. He was converted when a young man and joined the Missionary Baptist church and was later ordained a deacon. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Melvin and Fred Baker.
He is survived by his wife of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Lottie Passmore and Mrs. Ruth Rhodes, one son, Walter, all of Carnegie; nine grandchildren, Lee Roy Passmore of Bethany, Loran T. Passmore of Anadarko, Wilda Mae and Coy Dean, Carnegie, William, Bobby Kenneth, JoAnn and Darlene Baker, Carnegie; five great-grandchildren; two nieces; and one nephew.
Out-of-town relatives attending the services were Mr. and Mrs. Lee Roy Passamore and Judy, Bethany; Mr. and Mrs. Loran Passmore and family, Anadarko; Dr. and Mrs. J.H. Pendergrass, Nacoma Park, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Davis, Corn; Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Moss of Loyal; Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Southard and daughter, Moore; Mrs. Oma Tidwell, Cordell and John Passmore, Snowball, Ark.
The Carnegie Herald, Wed., Dec. 12, 1956
Bakers Will Celebrate Golden Wedding Sunday
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Baker will celebrate their Golden Wedding anniversary with an open house Sunday, December 23, in their home at 129 Fourth Street.
Mr. Baker came with his parents to Oklahoma from Iowa in 1903 while Mrs. Baker is a native of Mississippi. She grew to womanhood in Missouri and moved with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Pendergrass, to Oklahoma in 1901, settling on a farm northwest of Carnegie. She taught school at Fair View and Silver Moon in the early days.
Mrs. Baker remembers when Carnegie was located north of the river and consisted of two grocery stores owned and operated by Sprout brothers and Wilson and Son, a harness shop operated by Henry Campbell and Dr. Welch's office. She also remembers Silver Moon being the center of social activities for families northwest of Carnegie. Sunday school was held there and that is where the romance of the couple began.
They first met at a "Singing" held in the Charlie Steadman home. On a certain Sunday when they were the only young couple present at Sunday school, Mr. Baker asked to see her home and that's where the "Yankee and Rebel" courtship began.
They were united in marriage on December 23, 1906, in the home of the bride's parents with Rev. N.E. Mitchell, pastor of the Alfalfa Baptist church officiating. Mr. Baker had bought a farm and there they made their home and reared a family of two daughters, Mr. Lottie Passmore and Mrs. Ruth Rhodes, and one son, Walter. They have nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Forty-six years were spent on the farm. They sold the farm to the son and moved to Carnegie ten years ago. Farm life had become too rugged and lonely.
Sunday, December 23, 1956, will climax 50 years of married happiness. Among the guest present at the wedding who are still living are Charlie, Will and Leo Jones, Mrs. Pearl Jones Giles, Sherd James, Dr. John Pendergrass and part of the Buck Riley family. Mr. and Mrs. Baker plan to continue to make Carnegie their home.
William Johnson Baker (1848 - 1922)
Emegene Harris Baker (1852 - 1906)
Maggie Lee Pendergrass Baker (1877 - 1959)*
Lottie Mae Baker Passmore (1910 - 1978)*
Leora Ruth Baker Harris (1914 - 2006)*
Walter William Baker (1916 - 1976)*
Melvin H. Baker (1878 - 1953)*
Lewis Taylor Baker (1879 - 1957)
Fred W. Baker (1884 - 1952)*
Created by: Robin & Beverly Kellison
Record added: Feb 08, 2008
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