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Levi Baker
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Birth: Apr. 29, 1856
Green City
Sullivan County
Missouri, USA
Death: Jun. 13, 1947
West Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA

Published in Des Moines Register, Des Moines, Iowa (June 1947)

Funeral Monday For Levi Baker

Funeral services for Levi Baker, 91, Mingus Nursing home, 683 Eighteenth St., will be at 3 p.m. Monday at the Church of the Open Bible. Burial will be in Rest Haven cemetery.

Mr. Baker, who was born in Missouri and moved to the Des Moines vicinity seven years ago, died Friday of arterial sclerosis at the nursing home. He had farmed until going blind 14 years ago, and was a member of the Baptist church in Green City, Mo. His grandson, the Rev. Keith L. Hume, will conduct the services.

Surviving are his wife, Lelia and 10 of 14 children. They include five daughters, Mrs. Eva Price, Green City; Mrs. Lizzie Bailey, Brookville, Mo.; Mrs. J.E. Caldwell, West Des Moines; the Rev. Marie Hume, Des Moines, and Mrs. J.R. Burke, West Des Moines, and five sons, Floyd, Plevna, Mo.; Jesse, Seattle, Wash.; the Rev. Raymond, West Des Moines; Roy, Kansas City, Mo.; and Clarence, Utica, Mo. Also surviving are 32 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
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Levi was first married to Permelia A. Strode on September 26, 1875, in Sullivan Co, Missouri.

Their children were:
William C Baker (18771883)
Alva E Baker (18801883)
Cyntha Evaline "Eva" Baker Price (18831964)

Permelia and her sons are buried in Payne Cemetery in Milan, Missouri.

On October 25, 1885, he was united in marriage to Lelia Ever Wilson in Sullivan Co, Missouri.

Their children were:
Lizzie May Baker Bailey (18861973)
Minnie Baker (18881985)
Ollie Columbus Baker (18881925)
Walter Lee Baker (18931917)
Floyd Levi Baker (18961982)
Bertha L Baker (1898?)
Mary Marie Baker Hume (19022000)
Jesse Earl Baker (19031973)
Raymond D Baker (19061996)
Roy Clifford Baker (19071985)
Clarence Erwin Baker (19101977)
Reta Louise Baker Burke (19122001)

Note: The obit only refers to 14 children even though he had 15, 5 of which had died before him.
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Larkin Baker (1826 - 1905)
  Polegia Evaline Price Baker (1822 - 1860)
 
 Spouses:
  Permelia Baker (1858 - 1885)
  Lelia Ever Wilson Baker (1868 - 1955)*
 
 Children:
  William Baker (1877 - 1883)*
  Alva Baker (1880 - 1883)*
  Cyntha Evaline Baker Price (1883 - 1964)*
  Lizzie May Baker Bailey (1886 - 1973)*
  Ollie Columbus Baker (1888 - 1925)*
  Walter Lee Baker (1893 - 1917)*
  Floyd Levi Baker (1896 - 1982)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Ann Baker Waggoner (1844 - 1904)**
  Malinda Baker Foster Archer (1848 - 1920)*
  Milton Greene Baker (1850 - 1928)*
  Milton Green Baker (1850 - 1928)**
  Dulcena Baker Mendenhall (1855 - ____)*
  Daniel H Baker (1856 - 1880)**
  Levi Baker (1856 - 1947)
  Luella Baker Cheyney (1860 - 1944)*
  Leota Josephine Baker Davis (1865 - 1887)**
  Eliza J Baker (1867 - 1928)**
  Susan Baker Price (1869 - 1952)**
  Lillie M. Baker (1871 - 1874)**
  Ella Baker (1872 - 1872)**
  William A . Tondrow Baker (1874 - 1941)**
  Nancy A Baker (1876 - 1876)**
  Thomas Alonzo Baker (1876 - 1962)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Resthaven Cemetery
West Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: Shani Miller
Record added: Oct 25, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 99592941
Levi Baker
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Levi Baker
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The Martin Bailey Family
- Carolyn Bailey
 Added: Sep. 4, 2014

- Shani Miller
 Added: Oct. 25, 2012
 
 
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