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William Baker

  • Birth unknown
  • Death 20 Jul 1917
  • Burial Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, USA
  • Plot Sec. 15
  • Memorial ID 21146663

William Baker, Havelock Suicide, Buried Tuesday

William Baker, Havelock machinist, who died after drinking two ounces of carbolic acid last Saturday, was buried in the Havelock cemetery Tuesday afternoon. Funeral services were held at the house of William Hyatt, where Baker roomed at the time of his death.

Miss Katherine Baker of St. Louis, fiancee of the dead man, reached Lincoln in time to attend the funeral. She could assign no reason for the suicide, which came as a complete shock to her because she and Baker were planning to be married in September. She showed County Attorney Peterson letters written by both young people which demonstrated there had been no disagreement between them.

Baker had bought a considerable quantity of household furnature in preparation for his marriage, and also owned a lot in Havelock. He had, besides, more than $700 in the bank.

His personal property will be sold, and all of the surplus after the funeral paid into the county treasury to be held until the dead man's heirs can be found. He has a sister in Italy, whom he has been unable to locate for several years. County Attorney Peterson will try to locate her.

From The Lincoln Daily Star (Lincoln, Nebraska) - Tuesday 24 July 1917

NOTE: Article says he died Saturday, which would have been 21 July 1917. His grave marker shows 20 July 1917, which was a Friday. (The Seeker)


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  • Added: 25 Aug 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21146663
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Baker (unknown–20 Jul 1917), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21146663, citing Fairview Cemetery, Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by The Seeker (contributor 46855953) .