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Laura Lee Squires Baker
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Birth: Sep. 14, 1854
Louisiana, USA
Death: Feb. 6, 1892
Gonzales County
Texas, USA

from the Gonzales Inquirer, February 11, 1892:

Died, at her home on Denton's creek on Saturday night, February 6, 1892, at about twelve o'clock p.m., Mrs. J. A. Baker. She was buried Monday morning at 11 o'clock in the Public cemetery, and leaves quite a family bereft of a mother.

from the Gonzales Inquirer, March 10, 1892:

To my Sister, Laura L. Baker

My sainted sister, thou above,
In bliss eternal and in love,
Thou art a one whom Christ didst bless,
For now thou hast enternal rest.

Ere thou to earth didst bid adieu
A living family was to view,
And now, a place which thou hast made,
an aching void which cannot fade.

Now tears have moistened tearless eyes
for one we love beyond the skies;
Though sickness preyed upon thy frame,
Yet blessed they trust in Jesus' name.

A husband loving thou hast left,
A mother and sisters, all bereft,
Who now, in sadness, mourn their lot;
Yet thou art gone, though not forgot.

And children seven are left behind,
By chains of life are yet confined,
Whose hearts are rent and bosoms sore--
Their mother's voice is heard no more.

Live on dear Sis, that rest is thine,
Enjoy that ransom, all divine.
For soon again we'll meet in Heaven
Where love, peace and rest is given.

S. E. Christian


Baker--Mrs. Laura L. Baker, a native of Mississippi, born September 14, 1854, died at her home, near the town of Gonzales, Texas, February 16, 1892. She had been for many years a resident of this county. Was joined in marriage with Jones A. Baker February 16, 1871. Under the ministry of Rev. W. T. Thornbery was converted and joined the M. E. Church, South, during 1875. Her husband and seven children survive her, the least being four years old. Sister Baker, in her quiet manner, was a beautiful examplication of daily Christian living. She has left the impress of her piety deep in the Christian home now bereaved, as also upon the entire community. No one doubts her readiness to depart and be with Christ. Surely her house was set in order. Lagrippe followed by pneumonia and other complications caused her unexpected death. John T. Graham

Note: The above obituary was taken from a newspaper clipping and there is an error in the place of birth, she was born in Texas -- she died on the 6th day oif February instead of the 16th -- her husband name was James A. Baker, not Jones A. Baker. The correct dates and names were verified by Court House records and the Baker family Bible.

Name of newspaper unknown -- clipping was found in the old Thorne family Bible owned by Sarah Ann Baker Thorne, now owned by Mrs. Richard M. McWhirter, Dallas, Texas.
Family links: 
  Ira Willis Squires (1827 - ____)
  Margaret Mann Squires (1830 - 1905)
  James Alexander Baker (1849 - 1922)*
  Zaidee Bell Baker Ford (1873 - 1976)*
  Elma Lee Baker Holbrook (1878 - 1967)*
  Otho Oscar Baker (1880 - 1956)*
  Leona Penola Baker Harrison (1882 - 1982)*
  Whitson Wade Baker (1885 - 1932)*
  Birdie Ola Baker Carr (1887 - 1964)*
  Infant Boy 2 Squires*
  Infant Boy 1 Squires*
  Laura Lee Squires Baker (1854 - 1892)
  Alice Ira Squires Baker Coor-Pender (1861 - 1951)*
*Calculated relationship
Gonzales City Cemetery
Gonzales County
Texas, USA
Plot: Lot 63 Space 9
Created by: DSmith
Record added: Sep 29, 2008
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