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BAXTER, Hector 1833-1898


Posted By: Rick Baxter (email)
Date: 1/5/2016 at 23:54:44

Hector Baxter Sr.
Published by: Battle Creek Times December 22, 1898

Hector Baxter, one of the well known citizens of this county and a resident of Maple township for many years, was found dead in his bed Tuesday morning about seven o'clock. His death resulted from heart disease. He ate a good supper the night before and retired to bed in his usual good health. When word was brought to town there was a general expression of sorrow. He was in town last Friday visiting with his friends and seemed in better health than usual.

Hector Baxter was born in Kilmichael, Argyllshire, Scotland, June 16th, 1833. He was married to Margaret Stuart, June 16, 1859, and had seven children, all living, were the result of their union. They are Mrs. Dr. F.B. Warnock, John, James, William and Mary, Hector M. and Stuart. Besides these his wife remains to mourn his death. He has two sisters and one brother living in his old home in Scotland.

Mr. Baxter and family came to this country in 1877 and moved to Battle Creek in 1881 after living in Tama county four years. He has since lived in this vicinity and owns a number of farms west of town.

His funeral services will take place at 10 o'clock Thursday morning from his home, and he will be laid to rest in Mount Hope cemetery north of town. Rev. Haskell will be officiating clergyman.


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