|Birth: ||Apr. 18, 1841|
|Death: ||Nov. 30, 1923|
CARTHAGE EVENING PRESS OBITUARY
NOVEMBER 30, 1923
WILLIAM BAKER, 82 DIES
PIONEER FARMER LIVED ON ONE PLACE 52 YEARS
Father of Former Assistant Postmaster Succumbs Today A Veteran of Civil War
William Baker 82, a prominent pioneer farmer and resident of Jasper County 52 years, died at his home three miles west of Maple Grove at 11:30 o'clock this morning. Death was due to a general complication of ailments and breakdown which began last July.
Mr. Baker was a Civil War veteran and carried the scar of a serious bullet wound on his cheek. He served with the 32nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and was in that organization nine months when he received the wound which incapacitated him for service. The wound was received in an engagement near the field of the battle of Bull Run, the engagement being the first in which Mr. Baker participated.
Born in Auglaize, Ohio, Mr. Baker was reared and married there. Coming to Jasper County with his family, he settled on the farm which has since been his home and where he died. Mrs. Baker died in 1897.
Four children survive the father.
The children are;
Miss Cora Baker, who lived with her father
Clarence Baker of Okmulgee, Oklahoma - formerly assistant postmaster here.
Mrs. W. E. Wilson, residing in the Pleasant View neighborhood north of Carthage and
Roscoe Baker, residing south of Carthage.
All of the children were at the father's bedside, Clarence Baker and his son, Richard arriving Wednesday.
Five grandchildren survive, also two brothers and two sisters are living.
The brothers and sisters are;
John Baker of Clarkston, Washington
C. E. Baker and
Miss Maggie Baker, residing on a farm near the William Baker home and
Miss Jane Bird of Paulding, Ohio.
John Baker and Mrs. Bird were not here and it is not known as yet if either will come to attend the funeral.
2 sons; Elbert 'Bert' Baker and Joshua 'Josh' Baker preceded him in death. Josh was the heroic motorman in the 1903 tragic head on crash of two trolley cars of the Southwest Missouri Electric Railway west of Carthage. Because of his efforts of Being Faithful Unto Death, many were injured in the accident, but Josh was the only one that lost his life.
William was the son of Henry and Mary Baker of Auglaize, OH.
Died at age 82 years, probable cerebral hemorrhage. Had suffered a light stroke several months earlier.
He was buried under the direction of Knell Mortuary
The death certificate can be viewed online at Missouri Digital Archives/death certificates online website.
Sarah C. Keiffer Baker (1844 - 1897)*
Cora Baker (1868 - 1930)*
Joshua Baker (1869 - 1903)*
Elbert J. Baker (1871 - 1896)*
Clarence Baker (1873 - 1945)*
Linnie Baker Wilson (1876 - 1959)*
John Roscoe Baker (1880 - 1957)*
S. Roberta Baker (1899 - 1899)*
Plot: Traditional Section Bl 19 Lot 32 Space 6
Created by: NJBrewer
Record added: Aug 09, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56851542