|Birth: ||Nov. 10, 1866|
C. A. BAKER IS TAKEN BY DEATH
Well Known Attorney Died Suddenly at
6 P.M. Following Heart Attack
Clarence A. Baker, 67 (?-illegible), widely known and long time attorney of this city, died suddenly at his home at 415 East State Street at 6 p.m. yesterday as the result of heart failure.
Death came with little warning, although Mr. Baker had been in failing health for some time, and is a shock to the large number of people here who knew the attorney. Mr. Baker was a son of the late A. J. Baker (his obituary or photo and headstone) who had the distinction of being attorney general both in Iowa and later in Missouri.
During his early career here Mr. Baker was associated with his father in law parthership and after the parental death he had conducted an office alone for a number of years. Later he united with D. Fulton Rice in a law partnership that lasted until Mr. Rice's death a few years ago. Since that time he had again conducted an office alone on the south side of the square until his death.
Mr. Baker had served during the Spanish-American war with a company of Third Volunteer Regiment of engineers in Cuba.
In death he is survived by his wife and seven children as follows: Margaret Baker, now teaching at LaPorte City, Mrs. Francis Buckley, of Montreal, Quebec, Ned of Ames, Earnest of Buffalo, N. Y., Raymond of Tucson, Arizona, Richard of this city, and Emmett also at home.
He was the only boy in a family of eight and six sisters survive him as follows: Mrs. Frank Mason, of London; Mrs. Edith Thompson, of Tacoma, Washington; Mrs. Ethel Lehnhart, of Norman, Oklahoma; Margaret Baker, now teaching in the Chicago schools, and Mrs. L. B. Miller of Tacoma, Grace Baker, also of Tacoma.
Mr. Baker was born Nov. 10, 1866 and on February 13, 1895 united in marriage with Ernestine Fromentall, Feb. 13, 1895.
He was a kind father and friend and there are many to whom his death will come as a deep grief and sorrow. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias Lodge of this city of which he had at one time served as Chancellor Commander.
Funeral arrangements pend the arrival of relatives and will be announced later.
His mother was Miss Sophia Parker
Created by: Burt
Record added: May 12, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26781663
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