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BAKER, Sophia 1865-1924


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/12/2015 at 08:33:39

The funeral of Mrs. Joe Baker, who died Friday noon, was held at the Christian church Monday afternoon at 2 p.m. Rev. E. E. Lister, pastor at Sac City, officiated. She was buried in the Benson cemetery.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 12 June 1924, pg 4


Mrs. Joseph Baker

Sophia Elizabeth, daughter of Micheal and Caroline Jackey, was born Dec. 26, 1865, in Cayunga, Ontario, Canada, and died at her home near Whitten, Iowa, on June 6, 1924, at the age of 59 years, 5 months and 10 days.

She was united in marriage to Joseph Baker March 2nd, 1886. Two sons Harry and Thomas, died in infancy. She leaves to mourn her loss her husband and her daughter, Flossie, her granddaughter, Jean, and two brothers, G. M. Jackey of near Whitten and M. W. Jackey of Hay Springs, Neb. Sorrowing friends and relatives will miss the sunshine of her smile and thoughtful deeds of love.

She confessed her Lord in early life and each succeeding year found her extending her influence in the Kingdom work. From a close walk with her master she grew more like him in work and deed. She learned to conceal her own sorrows and let the world see only her Saviour's life in her smile which was her distinguished characteristic. Her work was not of a conspicuous kind but content to use her life where it would count most for the Lord's work. She taught and cared for the primary children in the Sunday school and now men and women can remember that it was under her instruction that they heard the story of the loving Father and gracious Savior.

She has left with her friends the greatest heritage that mortal can leave, the memory of faithful and sincere christian character. In her last moments when told that she must go she expressed no regret, no hint of disloyalty, but simply, "I am ready." Such a life with such a peaceful close admonishes all alike to prepare for the end that we may too lie down as one who wraps the draperies of his couch about him and lies down to pleasant dreams.

The funeral services were held on Monday at 2 p.m. at the Christian church. Rev. Lister, of Sac City, assisted by Rev. Curless, officiated. Interment at the Benson cemetery.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 19 June 1924, pg 4


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