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Maude Curry Baker 1885-1960

BAKER, CURRY, SMITH, WEST, MITCHELL

Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 9/22/2013 at 21:45:44

Mrs. Baker of Armstrong Dies at 74
Armstrong A longtime Armstrong resident, Mrs. E.L. Baker, 74, died about 5 p.m. yesterday at the home of Miss Cora Smith at Armstrong. Death was attributed to leukemia.

Mrs. Baker had been a semi-invalid for many years and had been living with Miss Smith for the past 12 years. She had returned from University hospitals at Iowa City about 4 p.m. yesterday, only an hour before her death, where she had been undergoing treatment since Feb. 18.

Mrs. Baker, the former Maud Curry, was born Dec. 18, 1885 at Madison, Kan. To William and Emma Curry. The family later moved to the Fenton area.

In 1910 she was married to Elva L. Baker at Algona. The couple farmed in the Dolliver area for a number of years before moving to Armstrong.

Survivors include her husband, three daughters, Mrs. Everett (Florence) Smith of Armstrong; Mrs. Kenneth (Edna) West, Estherville, and Mrs. J.S. (Bertha) Mitchell, Fort Calhoun, Neb.

Also surviving are two brothers, Frank Curry of Maywood, Ill., and Charles Curry, Willow Springs, Mo., and three grandchildren. Her parents and one daughter, Ella Jean, preceded her in death.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at First Methodist Church at Armstrong, the Rev. R.D. Tappmeyer officiating. Burial will be at Dolliver. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, March 16, 1960)


 

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