BAKER, Catherine 1811-1900
Posted By: S. Bell
Date: 1/27/2013 at 03:59:48
[Waterloo Semi-Weekly Courier, Tuesday, July 24, 1900]
The funeral of Mrs. Catherine Baker whose death occurred Saturday morning at the home of her son, Rev. J.E. Baker on Independence Avenue, was held from the home at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon. There was a large attendance of friends to pay their last tribute of love to the deceased and many floral tokens evidence of the high regard in which she was held. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. T.M. Evans of Grace M.E. church and the interment was in Fairview Cemetery.
Mrs. Baker's death was rather sudden and unexpected, although she had nearly reached the four score year and ten mile post of her existence. For some time she had been in feeble health, but during the last few weeks her health has seemingly improved and of late she had been able to sit up in her bed a portion of each day. Last May she fell and sustained a fracture of the hip and that added to age tended to lessen her chances of long life. Early Saturday morning her son was called to her room and found her in the throes of death, and before any relief could be brought she had expired.
Mrs. Baker was 89 years of age. She was born at Ancram, Columbiana County, New York, May 6, 1811. She was wedded to Richard Baker when quite young, and her husband died a few years after the union leaving her with two sons, Rev. J.E. Baker of this city and Milton Baker of Trenton, N.J.
Ninteen years ago Mrs. Baker came west to make her home with her son who had entered the Methodist ministry and settled in Waterloo. She had lived with him since, most of the years being passed in this city.
There survive the deceased descendants to the number of 34, consisting of two sons, twelve grand children and twenty great grand children. She had been since childhood a faithful member of the Methodist church.
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