Obit: Baker, Arthur (1883 - 1919)

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----Source: COLBY PHONOGRAPH (Colby, Wis.) 07/17/1919

Baker, Arthur (4 MAY 1883 - 12 JUL 1919)

Arthur Baker, for several years a resident of this city (Colby, Wis.), passed away at St. Joseph's Hosptial in Marshfield last Saturday of Addison's Disease.

Deceased was born May 4th, 1883 at Seymour, Wis. and when a young man went to Dawson, Minn., where in 1908 he was united in marriage to Miss Anna Johnson.

The fuenral was held from his home at Spencer, Wis. Tuesday morning, services in the catholic Church at Loyal, the Rev Joseph Stenz officiating. Burial was made in St. Anthony's Cemetery at Loyal. The funeral was in charge of the Eagles, of which organization Mr. Baker was a member.

Besides his wife, deceased is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Baker, Minneapolis, Minn., six sisters, Mrs. Ben McKeegan, Minneapolis, Mrs. Albert Davel, Loyal, Mrs. Amos Leatherdale, Loyal, Laura and Lula Baker of Minneapolis, four brothers: Charles of Gilman, David and John of Minneapolis and Frank of Whapeton, N.D. All were present at the funeral.

Mr. Baker, since leaving this city five years ago, has run a drink emporium in the village of Spencer and had a wide acquaintance there and the surrounding country. Being of a cheerful disposition and "one of the boys" whenever the occasion came up, he won for himself a large number of fast friends no matter where he happened to be.



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