|Birth: ||Sep., 1846|
|Death: ||Jan. 28, 1901|
CSA: Enlisted Oct. 11, 1862 at Winchester Va. in Company A, 39th Virginia Cavalry. Transferred to Company F, 6th Virginia Cavalry, March 1, 1865. Paroled April 20, 1865 at New Market, Va, as member of Company I, 6th Virginia Cavalry. Aged 55 years.
Son of Jacob and Elizabeth Baker. John married Susan A. Miller the daughter of George and Rachel Miller both of Shenandoah County. John and Susan were wed on December 28, 1870 in Shenandoah County, Virginia.
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The Winchester Evening Star
28 January 1901
DEATH RESULTS FROM AN ACCIDENT
John R. Baker, a Prominent Ex-Confederate Passes Away at Welltown
Mr. John R. Baker, a well known farmer and an ex Confederate, died at 6:30 o'clock this morning at his home from injuries received in Winchester nearly two years ago. Death was caused by gangrene and heart failure. At the time of his accident Mr. Baker was visiting in Winchester for the day and in attempting to get in his buggy on north Market street, fell and broke his leg.
The fractured member apparently healed in due time but some weeks ago, his leg began to give him trouble. Finally gangrene developed and resulted in his death this morning.
Mr. Baker was born in Shenandoah County, Va, 58 years ago and moved to Welltown about 23 years ago. He has been engaged in farming all his life.
During the Civil War he served in the Confederate Army in the Eleventh Virginia Cavalry and was a member of Turner Ashby Camp, Confederate Veterans, of this city. He was always a faithful attendant at the Camp's meetings and his death was heard today with a regret by his former old comrades-in-arms.
The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 1 o'clock at the Presbyterian Church on South Main Street. Rev. Dr. J.P. Hyde, chaplain of Turner Ashby Camp, will officiate and he will be assisted by Rev. Julian S. Sibley, pastor of the church and Chaplain of the Sons of Veterns. Turner Ashby Camp will attend the funeral. The interment will be in Mount Hebron Cemetery. It was Mr. Baker's dying request that Dr. Hyde should officiate at his funeral.
Mr. Baker is survived by a widow and nine children. The children are Messrs. Albert, Charles, Luther, William, Harry and Walter Baker and Misses Delia, Lula and Pearl Baker.
Charles Dudley Baker (1874 - 1960)*
Stonewall Confederate Cemetery
Plot: Virginia, 413
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Record added: May 05, 2007
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