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A. Humes Baker
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Birth: 1840
Lake County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jan. 15, 1906
Jasper County
Missouri, USA



Had Been Ill Just a Week and Condition Not Serious Until Saturday -- Funeral Will Be Held Tomorrow Afternoon

After only a week's illness A.H. Baker, a well known resident of this city living on Olive Street died this morning between 1 and 2 o'clock.
A week ago last night Mr. Baker complained of a severe cold. He kept his bed the next day and a doctor pronounced his illness pneumonia but not a serious case.
Saturday Mr. Baker's condition took a decided turn for the worse and that night relatives were summoned. Yesterday he was in a sinking condition all day and the watchers at his bedside knew that the end was near. Death came at 1:45 o'clock.
Reports throught the week from Mr. Baker's bedside were most favorable and his many friends expected to see him out shortly, consequently the news of his death will come as a shock.
Seven days ago he was well and hearty.
The deceased was 66 years old when he came to Carthage to become superintendent of the Carthage Woolen Mills. He had interests in Illinois and once after moving here returned there to reside for a time but Carthage impressed him and his family so favorably that after retiring from active business with the close of the woolen mills they continued to make this their home.
Mr. Baker accumulated considerable money and property and leaves a small fortune. At the time of his death he was associated with L.N. Manley, his son-in-law, in the real estate business.

Besides a wife Mr. Baker leaves 2 children:
Mrs. L.N. Manley and
George C. Baker, both of this city.
Mrs. Baker's brother, W.G. Carothers arrived here from Fairfield, Illinois this morning, summoned yesterday by a telegram announcing the serious turn in the sick man's condition. A brother J.G. Baker is expected tonight.

The deceased was a member of the 40th Illinois volunteers in the war of the rebellion and most of the time during the war he was in the paymaster's department.

An interesting incident in his life is that once during the time of his enlistment he became almost totally blind and remained so for a year. Treatment in Cincinnatti hospital restored his sight. His recovery was considered wonderful at the time.

The funeral of Mr. Baker will occur tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock with services at the home on Olive Street conducted by Dr. T.W. Jeffrey of the First Methodist Episcopal.
Interrment will be made in Park Cemetery.

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  Mary Elizabeth Carothers Baker (1839 - 1914)
  Katherine Baker Manley (1874 - 1970)*
*Calculated relationship
Park Cemetery
Jasper County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Bl 27 Lot 4 Sp 7
Created by: NJBrewer
Record added: Feb 19, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 48328700
A. Humes Baker
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A. Humes Baker
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Allen Humes Baker served with Captain Samuel Hooper's Co. D, 40th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment with the rank of Sergeant.
- Russell Kasper
 Added: Oct. 14, 2013

- Pamela
 Added: Apr. 15, 2011

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