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 Martha Ann <I>Freeland</I> Baker

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Martha Ann Freeland Baker

  • Birth 3 Mar 1840 Bartholomew County, Indiana, USA
  • Death 1 Aug 1900 Kansas, USA
  • Burial Gretna, Phillips County, Kansas, USA
  • Memorial ID 79160100

Martha Ann Freeland was Caleb's 2nd wife, unknown if other children

"Mrs. Baker was born in Bartholomew county, Ind., March 3, 1840, her maiden name being Freeland. She was married to Caleb Baker October 31, 1859. She was the mother of ten children, six sons and two daughters surviving her."

Source: The Phillipsburg Herald, August 9, 1900, page 4, provided by Jocelyn (#47269901)

Phillipsburg Herald ~ August 9, 1900

BAKER, MARTHA

On the morning of August 1, 1900, the angel of death visited the home of C. Baker, of Arcade township, taking from the midst the beloved wife and mother, Martha Baker, in the 60th years of her age. She has been a great sufferer from asthma for many years, and during the last days of her life her sufferings were increased by that dread disease, dropsy. All her efflictions were borne with patience and christian fortitude, and when the end came she passed away as peacefully as if falling asleep. Safe in the Father's keeping,with all her sufferings ended, there was not one present at her death but could feel that for her it was well, though her absence from the home circle is so sorely mourned.
Mrs. Baker was born in Bartholomew county, Ind., March 3, 1840, her maiden name being Freeland. She was married to Caleb Baker October 31, 1859. She was the mother of ten children, six sons and two daughters surviving her.
In her early girlhood she became a christian and joined the Baptist church. With her husband she removed to eastern Kansas in 1868. While living there she united with the United Brethern church, but after moving to Phillips county she identified herself with the Christian church and remained a faithful member of that denomination until her death.
The funeral services were held from the family residence Aug. 2, Rev. Isaac Johnson having charge. After the services the remains were followed by a large number of friends to their last resting place in the Pleasant Valley cemetery north of Dana. All her children, her husband and a number of grandchildren were present at the funeral and the heartrending grief of her grown sons and daughters was a testimony of her goodness and tenderness as a mother.
The sympathy of the entire community go out to this bereaved family, though all realize how small a thing is human consolation at such a time as this. In this hour of trial may they find comfort in the promises of One who has said "I am with you, even unto the valley and shadow of death."


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  • Originally Created by: Betty Gower
  • Added: 23 Oct 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 79160100
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Martha Ann Freeland Baker (3 Mar 1840–1 Aug 1900), Find A Grave Memorial no. 79160100, citing Pleasant View Cemetery, Gretna, Phillips County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by t_town_ks (contributor 47429749) .