|Birth: ||Sep. 30, 1916|
|Death: ||Jul. 27, 2006|
Francis was the son of Curtis C. and Martha Kukkuck Baker. He was born on September 30, 1916 in Brookfield, Missouri. Francis had one sister, Ethel M., born in about 1908. He also had two brothers, Virgil G., born in about 1909 and Delbert, born in about 1922. All of the Baker children were born in Linn County, Missouri.
Curtis, Francis's father, was a farmer, while his mother took care of the home and family. The 1900-1930 Census lists the family as always living in Brookfield, Linn County, Missouri.
On November 2, 1941, Francis married Irene Bessie Winterrowd. The wedding took place in Clinton County, Missouri.
Francis enlisted in the United States Army Air Force on January 11, 1941. During WWII he was stationed overseas for 37 months as an airplane mechanic. He reached the rank of Staff Sargeant. Francis returned home in about 1945.
While her husband served his country, Irene moved back to her parents' home in Mattoon, where she operated a beauty shop in her parents' front bedroom.
The couple had two children, Donald Francis, born in 1942 and Alice Louise, born in 1947. Both of the children were born in Mattoon, Illinois.
Arter leaving the service, Francis worked in Civil service at Rantoul Air Force Base, training airplane mechanics. In 1959, he got a job with Martin Marietta in Denver, Colorado. The family lived there until 1969, when Irene and Francis moved to Arlington, Texas for Francis's new job.
Francis retired in 1982. He was a member of the Westridge Baptist Church. He enjoyed studying the Bible and wirting about his interpretations of it.
On July 27, 2006, he passed away due to bone cancer. He was buried in Dallas-Ft. Worth National Cemetery.
Curtis Christopher Baker (1882 - 1978)
Martha Kukkuck Baker (1883 - 1975)
Irene Bessie Winterrowd Baker (1918 - 2006)*
Donald Francis Baker (1942 - 2000)*
Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery
Maintained by: Cecilia
Originally Created by: Bruce Bumbalough
Record added: Jul 29, 2006
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