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George W Baker
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Birth: Jan. 8, 1868
Decatur
Macon County
Illinois, USA
Death: Apr., 1926
Decatur
Macon County
Illinois, USA

DECATUR REVIEW 4/16/1926

GEORGE W. BAKER OF THE FIRM OF BAKER BROS, GENERAL CONTRACTORS DIED SUDDENLY AT 630 O'CLOCK SATURDAY MORNING A THE FAMILY RESIDENCE, 1026 W. MACON STREET. HE WAS FIFTY EIGHT YEARS OLD LAST JANUARY. MR. BAKER HAD BEEN IN POOR HEALTH FOR A LONG TIME SUFFERING FROM A COMPLICATION OF DISEASES BUT THE IMMEDIATE CAUSE OF HIS DEATH WAS HEART TROUBLE. HE HAD GOTTEN UP FOR BREAKFAST AND SUDDENLY COLLAPSED. HE WAS ASSISTED TO A COUCH BUT DIED ALMOST IMMEDIATELY.
GEORGE W. BAKER WAS BORN IN DECATUR, JAN. 8, 1868 AND THIS HAS ALWAYS BEEN HIS HOME. HE WAS A SON OF HARRISON BAKER, WHO IN HIS DAY WAS ONE OF DECATUR'S BEST KNOWN CONTRACTORS. GEORGE AND HIS BROTHER, LOUIS S. BAKER LEARNED THE CARPENTER TRADE UNDER THEIR FATHER AND WERE ASSOCIATED WITH HIM UNTIL HIS DEATH. AFTER THE DEATH OF THE FATHER THEY ESTABLISHED THE FIRM OF BAKER BROS, GENERAL CONTRACTORS AND GAINED A REPUTATION ALL OVER THE CENTRAL PART OF THE STATE. THEY BUILT THE MOREHOUSE & WELLS BUILDING, THE DECATUR AND MACON COUNTY HOSPITAL AND MANY OTHER LARGE CONTRACTS. AMONG THE MORE RECENT LARGE CONTRACTS WERE THE STORE HOUSE OF THE ILLINOIS POWER AND LIGHT COMPANY AND THE RESIDENTS OF DR. R. L. MORRIS AND DR. J. HUSTON SPYKER.
MR. BAKER WAS A MEMBER OF DECATUR LODGE NO, 402, B. P. O. ELKS, AND CELESTIAL LODGE NO 186, I. O. O. F.
HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE AND TWO CHILDREN, DONALD AND MYRA BAKER BOTH OF DECATUR. HE ALSO LEAVES A BROTHER AND SISTER, L. S. BAKER OF DECATUR AND MRS. IRENE MANNING OF CHICAGO.
THE BODY WAS REMOVED TO THE MONSON UNDERTAKING ESTABLISHMENT AND PREPARED FOR BURIAL. THE FUNERAL WILL PROBABLY BE HELD AT THE RESIDENCE MONDAY AFTERNOON.

OBITUARY FURNISHED BY JANET DONNER
 
 
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 Parents:
  Harrison Baker (1844 - 1902)
  Sarah J. Danforth Baker (1847 - 1923)
 
 Spouse:
  Dora J Baker (1865 - 1932)
 
 Sibling:
  Irene Baker Manning (____ - 1945)*
  George W Baker (1868 - 1926)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fairlawn Cemetery
Decatur
Macon County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: kpet
Record added: Nov 28, 2010
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George W Baker
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George W Baker
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George W Baker
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