Obit: Bakeman, Charles H. (1844 - 1911)

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----Source: HUMBIRD ENTERPRISE (Humbird, Clark County, Wis.) 03/01/1911

Bakeman, Charles H. (9 APR 1844 - 25 FEB 1911)

Charles H. Bakeman, old soldier and old resident, answered the final summons at 7:15 o'clock Tuesday morning, after a long illness. The most of the winter he has been confined to his home and the past few weeks was unable to leave his bed. The disease which caused his death was contracted during his service in the war of the rebellion. Mr. Bakeman enlisted when a mere boy in the 134th New York Vol. Inf. And served until the close of the conflict. He was one of a large family, and four brothers, besides himself, answered Lincoln's call for volunteers.

The deceased was a native of the state of New York, was born near Schenectady on April 9, 1844, being 66 years, 10 months and 19 days old at the time of his death. At the close of the war Mr. Bakeman came west, and in 1870 settled in this vicinity (Humbird, Clark County, Wis.), working in the woods winters for George W. King for several years. In the year 1872 Mr. Bakeman was united in marriage with Miss Susan Smith, who survives him. Their first home was on Mr. King's farm. He followed the occupation of farming and owned several farms, the last one being in the town of Cleveland, which was sold a year and a half ago, when he moved into the village and gave up work on account of failing health.

The funeral was held from the M. E. Church Thursday afternoon, Rev. A. A. Marcy preaching the sermon. Interment was in the Garden Valley Cemetery.

Mr. Bakeman was a good soldier, a good citizen, a good husband, a good neighbor and friend. There are left to mourn his death, his wife and two sisters, besides a number of other relatives and friends.



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