Baker, Dr. Charles B. 1829-1896
Posted By: Linda Ziemann, volunteer (email)
Date: 11/10/2010 at 13:39:38
Wednesday, July 29, 1896
DEATH OF AN OLD RESIDENT
Dr. Charles B. Baker died at his residence on Eagle street at one o’clock on
Sunday morning. He has been lying in a precarious condition for some time,
his condition at times arousing the gravest fears, alternating with glimpses
of hope among his friends. On Saturday night internal hemorrhage set in and
he passed away shortly after midnight.
Charles B. Baker was a native of New York, having been born at Yorkshire in
that state in 1829. In 1853 he was married to Miss Harriet Pierce. Two
children survive, Wm. Baker of Monmouth, Mo., and Edna L. Baker, who has
always lived at their home in LeMars; a third child having died while young.
During the war, Dr. Baker was a member of the Twentieth Ohio Battery and was
detailed as veterinary surgeon and since the war has followed that
profession. He saw some hard service in the war, being in the battles of
Stone River, Chickamauga, Lookout Mountain and others.
At the close of the war, he resided one year in Cleveland, afterwards moving
west to Iowa, finally settling in Plymouth County at Remsen, where he
practiced his profession and also fulfilled the duties of the office of
justice of the peace. For more than ten years he has made his home in
LeMars, during which time he and his family have made many friends, who will
sincerely mourn his loss. He was a member of the Grand Army, the members
here of which have been unremitting in their attention and care during his
illness and since his demise. Mrs. Baker is a valued member of the Women’s
Relief Corps, who extend to her, sympathy and comfort during her trial of
Mr. William Baker, his son was telegraphed for, but no answer has been
received up till yesterday though he is expected to arrive in time for the
funeral which will occur this afternoon from the house at three o’clock.
Rev. Joel Smith, of the Methodist church, will conduct the services.
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