|Birth: ||Dec. 28, 1864|
|Death: ||Mar. 4, 1945|
Andrew Sherman Baker, son of John K. and Elizabeth Baughman Baker was born in Mercer County, Missouri, December 28, 1864 and was 80 years, 2 months and 6 days old at the time of his death March 4, 1945 at his home in Central City, Nebraska.
At the age of thirteen he went to live with a sister at Red Oak, Iowa where he finished his education in the Red Oak High School and at the South Western Normal College, at Shenandoah, Iowa, after which he taught for six years.
On September 15, 1889 he was united in marriage to Rebecca Ellen Davis of Red Oak, Iowa.
The following spring they moved to Wayne County, Nebraska, having lived in Nebraska almost continuously since.
To this union nine children were born, Vernon J. of Central City; Mrs. Anna Holmes of Fullerton; Robert A. of Palmer; Othal S. of Baker, Oregon; Mrs. Enola McCray of Longview, Washington; Mrs. Myrtle white of Silver Creek; Mrs. Ione Pickerel of Genoa; Mrs. Ruth Schuldt of Clarks; and Harold V. of Kennard.
The mother passed away on April 22, 1908 leaving nine children ranging in ages from three weeks to seventeen years, in his care.
During those difficult and strenuous days Andrew Baker pressed on in the hope and faith that all things would work together for good. His ambition was to keep the family intact, to maintain the family circle. Others sought to discourage him. But by living sacrificially, in more ways than one, and with the assistance of the older children of the home, he succeeded in realizing this worthy desire.
On February 24, 1913 he was united in marriage to Mrs. Mary E. Kibbee.
To this union one daughter Geneva was born who with his 9 other children, seventeen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren survive.
In the spring of 1933 he united with the Presbyterian church of Central City and was a very faithful attendant as long as his health permitted. (Funeral details followed)
Mr. Baker and his family lived for many years across the river north of Palmer, before moving to Central City.
The Palmer Journal, March 8, 1945, page 1, transcribed by Linda Berney
Rebecca Ellen Davis Baker (1870 - 1908)
Vernon J. Baker (1891 - 1978)*
Anna Marie Baker Holmes (1893 - 1988)*
Robert A Baker (1895 - 1978)*
Othal S. Baker (1897 - 1977)*
Ione E. Baker Pickerel (1902 - 1992)*
Ruth Mildred Baker Schuldt (1904 - 2000)*
Harold V Baker (1908 - 1986)*
Rose Hill Cemetery
Created by: Linda Berney
Record added: Aug 26, 2010
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