MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 400
submitted by Kevan & Mary Chown, November 25, 2007
DEATH OF MRS. HARVEY BAKER
April 5, 1894
Another Old Settler of Muscatine County
Called Beyond the Dark River
Word comes to us from Pleasant Prairie, that Mrs. Harvey Baker died at her home, in Fulton township, near Pleasant Prairie, yesterday, at 3 o’clock, of pleurisy. Her death was quite sudden and unexpected to her family and friends. The deceased had been in failing health all winter, but with the return of spring hopes were entertained that her health would be restored again. But alas for human hopes; about two weeks ago she took a severe cold, which developed a slight attack of pneumonia, but pleurisy set in and the enfeebled body gave up the struggle and succumbed to the inevitable. Thus the Master’s sheaves of ripened grain are harvested one by one.
Harriet Freeman Baker was born in June, 1823, and was, consequently, about 71 years of age. In 1843 she was united in marriage to Mr. Harvey Baker, who survives her.
Mrs. Baker came to Muscatine county, Iowa, in an early day, being among the oldest settlers in the county.
She is survived by her husband and five children: George and Cyrus, of Muscatine county, Frank and Mrs. Mallicoat, of Jasper county, and Mrs. Gatton, of Milburn, Iowa. The funeral will be held to-morrow at 10 o’clock from the family residence in Fulton township.
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