|Birth: ||Nov. 21, 1889|
|Death: ||Feb. 21, 1946|
News Article [Pueblo Chieftain, Friday, February 22, 1946]
FALL ON FLOOR OF OFFICE FATAL FOR DR. W. H. BAKER
Funeral services for Dr. William H. Baker, local dentist, who died Thursday morning from injuries received in a fall at his office, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Davis Mortuary chapel with Rev. George Lowe officiating.
The office floors had been waxed Wednesday and Dr. Baker's X-ray machine had not been moved back in its proper place. When he entered his office to move the machine, he slipped and fell, hitting his head. After he was given medical aid, he retired and his accident was not termed serious.
Death occured while the doctor slept.
Dr. Baker, who was 56 years old, was born in Pueblo and attended Centennial high school. He was graduated fro the University of Denver dental college in 1912 and opened offices in the Swift block in Pueblo and practiced until fire destroyed the building.
He entered the army July 13, 1917 and served in World war I as a first lieutenant in the Rainbow 42nd division and participated in the Marne, Chateau Thierry and Meuse Argonne campaigns during his 18 months overseas. He was discharged from the army June 17, 1917 and reopened dental offices in Pueblo in 1939 at the present location. He was actively engaged in dentistry work until his death.
He was a member of the Baptist church, Minnequa post No. 3641, Veterans of Foreign Wars, life member of San Isabel chapter, Disabled American Veterans, and a member of the Pueblo Chamber of Commerce.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary S. Baker; a son, Bayard Ted Baker, Pueblo; one granddaughter, Carolee Baker, Pueblo and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Loomis, Pueblo.
Military services will be conducted at Roselawn cemetery where interment will be made, under the direction of the DAV chapter.
Pall bearers from the VFW post 3641 will be Chris Jensen, William G. Zarn, Martin Pruss, John Ehl, Leo Blele and H. Elwyn Davis.
PLEASE NOTE: this is transcribed exactly from the paper, dates of his military service are inconsistent and should be verified for accuracy.
Andrew J. Baker (1860 - 1904)
Elizabeth E Phillips Baker Loomis (1867 - 1950)
Mary S. Clark Baker (1896 - 1980)
Bayard Ted Baker (1917 - 1987)*
Plot: Block 13, Lot 614, Grave 6
Maintained by: Linda Evans
Originally Created by: Terry Dorough Fogleson
Record added: Sep 24, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59138184