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 Reason Baker

Reason Baker

Shelby County, Missouri, USA
Death 25 May 1923 (aged 70)
Shelbyville, Shelby County, Missouri, USA
Burial Shelbyville, Shelby County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 79579445 · View Source
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Son of George William Baker and Rebecca Jane Moore. Husband of Margaret "Maggie" Hanley, married 4 APR 1882 in Shelby County, Missouri.

Occupation: Retired

MO d/c 17887


Retirement announce from the paper dated Wednesday February 17, 1915

"Good Tax Collections By Retiring Officer Baker

Collector Reason Baker and his deputies collected $4000 state and county taxes during the month of January just passed. During the month of December their collections totaled $88,000 the largest amount collected for that month in any year of - - - Baker's eight years in office and doubtless a larger amount than any ever collect by former collectors.

Mr. Baker will retire from office in about 2 weeks. On Monday, March 1, he will turn over the keys of his office to Mac Blair collector-elect after eight years of splendid service. His retirement to private life will be accompanied by the kindliest good wishes of all our people.

As yet, Mr. Baker has not made public any of his plans for the future, but we hope that he and his splendid family will remain in Shelbyville."


"The Hanlys of Shelbina", Hunter Hanly, obituary of Reason Baker, Shelby County Herald, 5/30/1923.

Reason BAKER was born on 28 Oct 1852. He died on 25 May 1923 in Shelbyville, MO. Reason Baker and his family lived in Shelbina and Shelbyville, MO during different periods. He was a store clerk, a live stock dealer, and County Collector of Taxes of Shelby County for 12 years.

From Funeral Card



Born October 28, 1852
Died May 25, 1923


Funeral services will be held at the Christian church in Shelbyville, Mo., Sunday, May 27, at 2:30 p.m., conducted by Rev. F. M. Branic.

Interment in I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

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